Over to you, Mia!

Talk show host issues challenge to BLP leader

Controversial talk show host Maureen Holder today called on Opposition Leader Mia Mottley to present her legal qualifications to quiet the doubters and naysayers.

Holder made the call while presenting her own academic certificates in response to accusations made on social media that she was “a liar and a fraud”.

“I stand up for a united Barbados and stand up against those who threaten the rights of women and others who do not share the same favourable opinion about Ms Mottley,” said Holder, while also calling on the Leader of the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) to join with her in condemning “those who commit such acts of terror in her name”.

“Ms Mottley if you do not condemn this video . . . done in your name, I will take it that you are no more committed to looking after the rights of women in this country or protecting them from such abuses than you are committed to repealing the NSRL [National Social Responsibility Levy],” said Holder, while making reference to damning video which has been circulating on Facebook in which the poster leveled a number of scurrilous allegations against the talk show host.

Addressing reporters during a press conference at the Almond Bay hotel in Hastings, Christ Church Holder also held aloft her academic certificates, while stressing that Mottley, whose legal qualifications have been the source of a divisive national debate, could bring an end to the controversy by doing the same.

Talk show host Maureen Holder holding up her academic qualifications today, while calling on Opposition Leader Mia Mottley (right) to produce hers.

“If a nobody like me can present my qualifications, then I ask the question how then should Ms Mottley, who is far more regarded than me, not feel inclined to present hers as well, so as to bring closure to the matter of her LEC [Legal Education Certificate] and to erase the shadow of doubts occupying the minds of those through whom she seeks to be elected to the highest office of the land,” she added.

With general elections due to be held here by the middle of next year, the talk show host, who is employed at the state-owned Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), said she believed she had been maliciously targeted by blogs, but was confused as to why.

“I am not a politician, nor am I running for elected office, so I find it difficult to comprehend why a grown man would sink to such low levels, to behave in a way that not even a man, who has lost his mind would dare behave. For me it exemplifies a social issue in our society which we need to deal with,” she said, while suggesting that her gender may be the issue.

“I think it’s because I’m a woman that I was targeted and because I may be regarded as a strong female,” she said.

However, the CBC radio moderator, whose positions in support of the policies of the Freundel Stuart administration have made her a target of Opposition critics, said she had grown accustomed to personal attacks and was now ‘“abuse proof”.

“I’m unafraid. I know many people in Barbados are afraid to speak out against the ills and wrongs of this society, mainly because of the ‘bandwagoning’ and the abuse and cursing against them [but] I have had so much of it that I’m abuse proof,” she said while calling on Barbadians to stand up for principle.

“If you are going to judge me, judge me for working hard to better myself, especially coming from a humble background with no Uncle Tom, no Uncle Errol, or no Uncle Elliott or Auntie Lizzy. Judge

me because without a silver spoon or a golden shovel I determined by the Grace of God that I was going to be a somebody,” she said, while serving notice that she would be going to UN Women and other organizations to share her story.

“Through UN Women I’m going to connect to other women’s organizations in the Caribbean and I’m also going to go to the BBC to tell the story and bring greater awareness of women being impacted and abused in public and political lives by males and other women as well,” she said, adding that she had also made an official complaint to local police.

142 Responses to Over to you, Mia!

  1. Ryan Bayne
    Ryan Bayne November 16, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    Stand firm, Mia, and don’t you feed no worms.

  2. Ryan Bayne
    Ryan Bayne November 16, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    Stand firm, Mia, and don’t you feed no worms.

  3. Matthew Willoughby
    Matthew Willoughby November 16, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    Show the certificates when they show where the foreign reserves went

    • Sandy Perkins
      Sandy Perkins November 17, 2017 at 4:45 am

      wooooooooooooooooooooooo I agree,DEM no it over for DEM

    • Natalia Reid
      Natalia Reid November 17, 2017 at 5:37 am

      Correct is right

    • Ali Baba
      Ali Baba November 17, 2017 at 6:00 am

      billions of it

    • Ras Small
      Ras Small November 17, 2017 at 10:16 am

      In offshore account$ wid a BB seal. Waiting fah rite time to get back in and further fuel the illusion.

    • Petee Cumberbatch
      Petee Cumberbatch November 17, 2017 at 12:17 pm

      which means everybody got something to hide…but the BLP got yeas of missing money to show we where it went QEH, the prison, mangrove and we cant see it yet so i guest from both sides we will be waiting in vain

    • Sonia Romain
      Sonia Romain November 17, 2017 at 5:23 pm

      @ Petee Cumberbatch….atleast people couldve still make ends meet

  4. Desmond Edwards
    Desmond Edwards November 17, 2017 at 12:02 am

    Who is Maureen Holder again ????..WTF…..

    • Ken R. Smith
      Ken R. Smith November 17, 2017 at 5:27 am

      I would like to know….

    • hcalndre November 17, 2017 at 6:59 am

      CBC (Barbados Fox news) addresses Maureen as their political analyst and for as long as I have been listening to political analyst that can relate to past and present situations of countries, leaders, presidents even before they were born and Maureen have not even being able to speak about Barbados political history. First the callers she have is a bunch of her sympathizers with calls like, “Moreeeen, doan mind dem, god is on ya side, doan let dem raise ya pressure.” Now Maureen and the DLP is going to bring so much law suits against people that courts will have to work 24/7. If the defendants can get good lawyers to make them bring proof that what was said is false, not because he/she say so.

    • Arri Mayers November 17, 2017 at 10:38 pm

      The daughter of a St John Plantation overseer.

  5. Pauline Lowe
    Pauline Lowe November 17, 2017 at 12:07 am

    She needs a real job

  6. Jeffrey Quimby
    Jeffrey Quimby November 17, 2017 at 12:10 am

    D L P

    • Ryan Bayne
      Ryan Bayne November 17, 2017 at 8:27 am

      That alone stands for:
      De Lusional Partisan

  7. Sandra Madea
    Sandra Madea November 17, 2017 at 1:05 am

    Maureen holder

  8. Ibukunoluwa Ayanfe Ozioma
    Ibukunoluwa Ayanfe Ozioma November 17, 2017 at 1:18 am

    Why should Mia indulge political illiterates, no matter how qualified and intellectual they are, in their low-down attempt to undermine her brilliant political and opposition leadership?

    • Ibukunoluwa Ayanfe Ozioma
      Ibukunoluwa Ayanfe Ozioma November 17, 2017 at 1:43 am

      Just in case people read this and thinks the word literate or illiterate relates to being able/unable to read or write, understand that the word has a broader context when it has a qualifier.

    • Regina Fertur Lux Worrell
      Regina Fertur Lux Worrell November 17, 2017 at 5:31 pm

      Because she is asking us political illiterates to give her our vote. Why should we?

      What is she running on?

      She is not running on her record of achievement. After 26+ years in public life, all she has is a dismal list of failure, taint of corruption, and questions about her legitimacy.

      If she is not running on integrity and qualifications.. then why exactly should anyone support her?

      Because she is from the correct social class?

  9. Almar H Cave
    Almar H Cave November 17, 2017 at 1:21 am

    Again who is this woman?? Another distraction. Why doesn’t she ask for some resolutions to the questions the auditor general has? Mercy and grace them real desperate now.

  10. Ryan Bayne
    Ryan Bayne November 17, 2017 at 1:40 am

    Okay. First it was me who got myself in trouble for supporting Mia. Now it is Mo’s turn. What goes around must come around.

  11. Mark Adamson November 17, 2017 at 2:12 am

    Maureen Holder is right to defend herself in the way she has done.

    She has produced her academic qualifications.

    Now, where is Mottley’s legal qualifications?? Where??

    • hcalndre November 17, 2017 at 5:44 am

      @Mark Adamson; Maureen produced her qualifications, said she is not a politician but she is a the mouth piece for the DEMS., let Dem defend her, people say things about the Queen right there in London, what is the BBC to do about it? Maureen says she tough, fear no one but the heat is getting to her and she is looking for help from Mia. Its known that Mia don`t have that piece of paper and the Lawyers that have it today are no way in the same league of the lawyers of yesterday, they is plenty stuff the people would like the DEMS to produce.

    • The Truth November 17, 2017 at 8:18 pm

      Mark you slow? Mia does not have the LEC. It wasnt a prerequisite at her time of admission. Why we still on this non issue? The woman is a lawyer, a QC at that. If anyone wants to challenge it, then take it to court and stop asking foolish questions. Stupse

  12. Sheldine Dyall
    Sheldine Dyall November 17, 2017 at 2:52 am

    Mia don’t have to produce no legal qualifications to prove anything .
    I believe Ms Holder you cpuld stop with this issued it have been explained by her father and a member of your own party.
    Why not address the wasteful 7 million from last year Independence. The existing sewage problems with the pumps down for over three years, the High TAXATION, High UTILITY BILL, Th-e High Cost Of LIVING, HIGH UN-EMPLOYMENT, ALL THE POT HOLES, SCHOOL REPAIRS, NO RAISED OF PAY and the list continues.
    These are issues if more concerned that Mia qualifications.
    Last but not least for a person that you all claim don’t have the qualifications her name gone down in History page, she did a better job than some who gain it and if she had to start back practice she would have a lage clientele.

  13. Arlita Strose
    Arlita Strose November 17, 2017 at 3:15 am

    People try to destroy you when they know you are THREAT that’s all.

  14. Arlita Strose
    Arlita Strose November 17, 2017 at 3:17 am

    We all need to help her campaign…I concur 3000000000000000000%.Rigjt now the best person for the position

  15. Tony Webster November 17, 2017 at 3:24 am

    “Resident”: Now in de Pine, formerly, and very briefly, scotching by de River.
    “Political”: most definitely.
    ” Analyst”: hmm…well mebbe. Dese nowadays gine for ” all a penny”.

    Hmmm…considering how de wind blowing..might be appropriate to insert ” worried” …before ” resident”

  16. Prince Trémaine
    Prince Trémaine November 17, 2017 at 4:22 am

    So question what is a Maureen Holder? Sounds like a nobody trying to make a name for herself.

  17. Susan Maynard
    Susan Maynard November 17, 2017 at 4:42 am

    Mia do not has to bring no QUALIFICATIONS because maureen say that,Mia is a smart woman she will bring them we she is ready to do so at the right time, maureen need to stop this.Talk about what going on in this country like were all the ppl taxes fare money gone ,no buses on the road , pothole all over this country let talk about this,

    • Ras November 17, 2017 at 9:26 am

      Mama Mia can’t bring wuh she ain’t got
      Uncle Errol Barrow write a letter fuh she
      I wan’t thee woman that get bite out bring charges

  18. Sandy Perkins
    Sandy Perkins November 17, 2017 at 4:53 am

    I know the good LORD will give Mia favour,GOD knows this DLP government are not fair to her,Remember people when you go to the polls GOD willing next year to think about the last 9 years of smelling hell and give the BLP a chance,they will correct the wrongs.It’s going to take some time but with GOD on their side he will turn it around,he don’t like ugly.

    • Randolph November 17, 2017 at 7:57 am

      Sandy,I like your comment very much.God will deliver us.

  19. Sheldine Dyall
    Sheldine Dyall November 17, 2017 at 5:20 am

    People don’t be distracted by this assault on our Opposition leader , let stay focus on our sinking country, Mia isn’t the cause the economy is in bad state. This situation the Dems created and cannot get solved, from the time they won the election it was a blame game and the blame game still continuing to this day after nine years of governing.
    This shows they cannot run the country. It was Owen now it’s Mia but she doesn’t need qualifications for her to preform her task as Prime Minister.
    The young voter behind her. We Voting With The Honey Bees. MIA and TEAM.

  20. Leroy November 17, 2017 at 5:24 am

    Stupse..lotta hogwash..Mia wont even respond to this foolishness.

    Moving on….

  21. Ken R. Smith
    Ken R. Smith November 17, 2017 at 5:27 am

    Stupseeeee another imbecile seeking recognition.

  22. Carolyn Robertson
    Carolyn Robertson November 17, 2017 at 5:39 am

    Show her for what the PM have his and that don’t make him no strong leader he have not done anything to jump up and down about so what the point

    • Ali Baba
      Ali Baba November 17, 2017 at 6:05 am

      carolyn according to fumble..he is the productivity champion…..but he mean the champion on sleep

    • Ryan Bayne
      Ryan Bayne November 17, 2017 at 6:41 am


    • Randolph November 17, 2017 at 8:02 am

      This country has the poorest most ineffective leader ever in the history of B’dos.Maureen the people want a strong leader and Mia is the person.Ring the bell.

  23. Ricardo Bascombe
    Ricardo Bascombe November 17, 2017 at 5:40 am

    Tells us about the millions that missing from BRA authority for noone can account for ,

  24. Daphne Griffith
    Daphne Griffith November 17, 2017 at 5:47 am

    Mia all the way, with or without certificate

  25. Sonia Lynch
    Sonia Lynch November 17, 2017 at 5:56 am

    Tell her report on clico money and y nobody ain’t get lock up for it … where is my income tax feim 2014 ?fraud and thieves

  26. hcalndre November 17, 2017 at 5:57 am

    @Saga Boy; its time you go away, you put your trust in the Dems and you have believed everything they said about the economy, so what is your problem? if you had wings, what would you do?

  27. Deangelo Dixie Mayers
    Deangelo Dixie Mayers November 17, 2017 at 5:59 am

    I was wondering when this would pop back up,now you Maureen nobody just asked Mia to condemn the video and to protect women’s rights, then on the other hand you attacking Mia saying smartly your were not born with no silver spoon or no uncles, Joe,Elliott or Auntie liz,is that not attacking Mia’s rights as a woman. Look the bottom line is we voting bees, an I don’t care if you get up at cbc from now till the middle of next year cussing Mia about a LEC.

  28. Deangelo Dixie Mayers
    Deangelo Dixie Mayers November 17, 2017 at 6:04 am

    After reading this article it’s sad for me to say this I agree with the PM comments at his joint meeting last Sunday, and this don’t happen at all eh. Maureen when he spoke I figured he meant you,the more some ppl are educated (note I said some)the stupider they become.

  29. Judith Linton
    Judith Linton November 17, 2017 at 6:09 am

    I am amazed at the level of hypocrisy that is being spewed. Shoe on de other foot and wunna would be singing a different tune. Amazing how this country works. I want to know all, I don’t care who you are I as a bajan who votes need to know. Too many lies across the political community.

  30. Victoria Lily
    Victoria Lily November 17, 2017 at 6:13 am

    Mia has no point to prove to nay sayers… Maureen’s stance in this matter is itself an indirect attack on Mia.

  31. Sonia Brathwaite
    Sonia Brathwaite November 17, 2017 at 6:16 am

    Go to BBC and police fool. Want her to be first person gone from CBC, bare political dotard.

  32. eddy Murray November 17, 2017 at 6:18 am

    is the certificate stop this country from defaulting coming next month

  33. Everick Holder
    Everick Holder November 17, 2017 at 6:23 am

    Bloody dotard. (thanks Kim J UN)

  34. Valerie Knight
    Valerie Knight November 17, 2017 at 6:23 am

    Mia doesn’t have to show her certificates to anyone.

  35. Sonia Romain
    Sonia Romain November 17, 2017 at 6:30 am

    Leave my next future Prime Minister alone…..#Miaforthewin

  36. Sherla Gilkes
    Sherla Gilkes November 17, 2017 at 6:44 am

    What is the next distraction with thisBlame party.I dont know what else they are looking for or to do now haven’t they done enought yet.

  37. MARIA Holder November 17, 2017 at 6:47 am

    Let them take you to court MAM. Ignore and remain focused – desperate times usually call for desperate measures

  38. MARIA Holder November 17, 2017 at 6:49 am

    All the hot air has Maureen bloated. She fighting to maintain some relevance. Without CBC, nobody will really hear or see her since she has such little in the area of substance to offer.

    Maureen, get a lawyer and take Mia to court.

  39. Stanton Peace
    Stanton Peace November 17, 2017 at 6:57 am

    This foolish DLP lackie if she serious can go into the registry and get that information,not even the DLP lawyers would pay her any attention because they all know that miss Mottley is a lawyer and lawyers don’t disgrace one of their own. Even the Attorney General would not lift a finger to help this clown because he knows they don’t have a case. Tell she to go and ask Fumble Stuart and and Chris to show us their qualifications on running an economy. Why should I have to present papers to show that i am a lawyer when my papers are lodged in the registry for public access,so stupid.

  40. Ziggy Blessed
    Ziggy Blessed November 17, 2017 at 6:58 am

    gutter rattism……if ninja man put his name in the race and is voted in would he have to present qualifications to?? MS/MRS/ which ever Holder ……lets discuss failing poilcies and the reluctance to implement intergrity legislation !!!!!

  41. Marcus Stephen November 17, 2017 at 7:13 am

    Don’t start a war that wunna can’t end.We the people of St.Michael North East not going to stand idly by and watch these wannabes dis our Representative.We are prepared to stand by her side and fight .If Maureen Holder need Qualifications here are just a few.Shadow Minister.of Culture and Community Development 1991-94,Minister of Education,Youth Affairs and Sports.1994-96,Attorney General 2001-03.Minister of Home Affairs 2001-03,Deputy Primie Minister 2003-08,Minister of Economic Affairs and Development,2006-08.Opposition Leader of Barbados.QC,MP,QC,MP,QC,MP,Let me repeat QC,MP.Parliamentary Representative,ST.Michael North East and a.good one at that.Maureen Holder please cease and Settle.If Maureen or any other Mia Mottley haters need info seek me out.

  42. Greengiant November 17, 2017 at 7:14 am

    How can you lot support anyone who holds or is aspiring to hold such high office, but refuses to, or neglects to produce their qualifications for public scrutiny?

    To hold public office is to place yourself up for public scrutiny generally. I don’t support the B L P or D L P. Nothing they have, or bring to the public domain interest me in this century, as I think we have outgrown their policies.

    However, this issue of Miss. Mottley not being qualified to practise law is an issue of national interest. I’m sure some of you would be chomping at the bit to expose your neighbor, your work mates, or other ordinary citizens. So Ms. Holder was accused, she’s produced her qualifications for public scrutiny, and she’s called on Mia to do likewise. If Mia had produced hers there would have been no need for her father, Liz, Henry or noone else to speak on her behalf. They have all spoken, but talk is cheep, evidence is everything.

    This has nothing to do with whether she has leadership qualities or not, whether she is capable of leading the B L P or not. This has all to do with whether she was brought into the legal profession through the back door by an association of B L P and
    D L P associates. This issue has the potential to see these two parties for what they always have been and still is. ‘An association of elitist, who shares the spoils between them at the expense of the masses’. So let Mia produce the documents publicly to discredit the current D L P administration, or fail to produce them and prove that the elitist of both parties controlled, and still wish to control this country, promoting whom they will, and distraction the professional progress of those they will.

    You lot who think she don’t have to produce anything, should be ashamed of the stance you’re taking. This should not be political for us the masses. This should be revealing, and should make us call even more for corruption legislation. If a group of QC’s could present a person as a fit candidate to serve at the bar, knowing they’ve not qualified, this is corruption of the highest order.

  43. Sheron Inniss November 17, 2017 at 7:18 am

    I am not a Mia fan but the woman legal. Ms H and all the rest want notice.

  44. Saga Boy November 17, 2017 at 7:18 am

    Maureen I support your call. Do not be distracted by these BLP hypocrites. Be strong and keep this issue alive. Mia is very worried and George Payne and Kerry are smiling.

    • hcalndre November 17, 2017 at 4:32 pm

      @Saga Boy; Maureen needs all the help she can get, so you and the trini are a good start and anymore yard fowls. Maureen told the trini she is going to bring her up date on the law suit. Is the law courts open to the public in Barbados? all cases should be tried in public, I hope the defendant knows this and have a good attorney that will get her on the stand.

  45. Randolph November 17, 2017 at 7:21 am

    Maureen Holder don’t you see that your political leaders have backed away? Why are you still carrying that red herring?Obviously you and Mia are no company and the game is over only waiting for the bell.

  46. Rubertha Blackman
    Rubertha Blackman November 17, 2017 at 7:25 am

    It’s coming of as desperation, just saying.

  47. Michelle Griffith
    Michelle Griffith November 17, 2017 at 7:25 am

    Firstly I am not saying there are not bigger issues to deal with in this country, but if the woman have the certification, why can’t she show it to prove people wrong, it is either she have it or she don’t.

    • roger headley November 17, 2017 at 8:07 am

      Why does she have to prove people wrong? If people say I am not a man, should I expose myself to prove that I am? Michelle, would you justify yourself about everything someone says about you at every turn.

      He who accuses MUST prove. Let the Accusers prove

    • Randolph November 17, 2017 at 8:11 am

      Idiot,it was not required at the time.The DLP lawyers are in the back rooms laughing at Maureen Holder.

    • Suezette Boyce-Griffith
      Suezette Boyce-Griffith November 17, 2017 at 12:47 pm

      show for what let the others bring theirs also she has no point to prove to none of us

    • Michelle Griffith
      Michelle Griffith November 17, 2017 at 4:26 pm

      Suezette Boyce-Griffith it does not bother me if she show it or not, it’s the least among my worries.
      I got bigger things to worry about, like sending my daughter to school, so it is neither here nor there with me.

    • Suezette Boyce-Griffith
      Suezette Boyce-Griffith November 17, 2017 at 4:34 pm

      so true let us not worry about them money is all them gain

    • hcalndre November 17, 2017 at 4:48 pm

      @ Michelle Griffith; have you heard that she does not have the piece of paper that you all believe makes you a good lawyer. After doing her Legal studies in England, why go to Trinidad for piece of paper to practice in Barbados. That should be for who do their`s at Cave Hill. Did the CJ went to Trinidad for the right to be the CJ of Barbados? just asking. Many years ago you would hear of good Caribbean lawyers from Jamaica, Trinidad and Barbados, how many names have you heard mention in the last 20 years since they come out in the 50s at a time from Cave Hill.

  48. Sinda King
    Sinda King November 17, 2017 at 7:26 am

    listen…to be a politician or d prime minister of bdos you do not hve to be a certified lawyer…so it dosnt mattr if she has d certificate or not that is not one of d qualifications of becomin prime minister…d woman does not hve to show nothin or prove nothin to anybody in regards to if she is legally a lawyer or not..stuuppsee

  49. Marlin Greaves
    Marlin Greaves November 17, 2017 at 7:41 am

    Not one of them have intelligent are brains so Mia Law Degree is a Bomb in the Dumpster

  50. Randolph November 17, 2017 at 7:45 am

    Saga boy,who admitted her to the bar?Who recommended her?You should have a problem with them too.

  51. archy perch November 17, 2017 at 7:50 am

    I am amazed at the comments I have read so far denouncing the challenge by Ms. Holder to the opposition leader.
    I am amazed at the attitude of WOMEN on this blog, who have not come down on the side of Ms. Holder in her defense of self, in this broadside attack on her and her character by a madman named P a trick King.
    Ms. Holder has a very very good case for defamation of character against this scum, who aspires to be a lawyer mind you.
    I hope she takes him to the cleaners and back again.
    Listening to him on Facebook was sickening. He is totally out of control.

    • roger headley November 17, 2017 at 1:09 pm

      Why should the women? Persons like you are very subjective. Patrick’s behaviour is the same behaviour as always – even when he appeared to be a supporter of the DLP. For persons like you and Maureen whatever he said then, would have been acceptable because for you all anyone and anything DLP is good.

      When you assume the attitude and behaviour that Maureen has, you must be able to defend yourself.

    • hcalndre November 17, 2017 at 5:02 pm

      @archy perch; this is what happens in small places like Barbados, only in Barbados a court would waste the tax payers money hearing these law suits that Maureen and the politicians are planning to bring. Have you ever heard the things that were said about President Obama and his wife, did you ever heard of them filing a law suits against any one, probably the judge would throw the piece of paper in the garbage.

  52. Carolyn Wickham
    Carolyn Wickham November 17, 2017 at 7:55 am

    Jennifer Phillips u too mild… LoL

  53. archy perch November 17, 2017 at 8:02 am

    Michelle Griffith you are so correct. I do not know your situation in life, but let’s say you are a teacher. Once upon a time you could enter the teaching service with between one and three certificates, today you need a Bachelors Degree and have to go to Erdiston. Without those papers you cannot practice or even enter the profession. They are fellas sitting in jail who have studied law while behind bars. We call them jailhouse lawyers, and they are good. Given our overlooking the dynamics of this thing with Mia, these guys should be able to come our here and make a living as lawyers in Barbados with or without the necessary papers. Caswell Franklin should be able to call himself a lawyer too. He i understand worked in a law firm and picked up certain things in his head and that is how be became knowledgeable of some things.

    • roger headley November 17, 2017 at 8:09 am

      Once as a teacher you could not have a child out of wedlock, neither could you wear red nail polish or lipstick.

    • Randolph November 17, 2017 at 8:15 am

      Archly Perch your ignorance is overwhelming.

    • hcalndre November 17, 2017 at 7:15 pm

      @archy perch; with all the qualification that you say is needed today the children coming out of school not able to fill out a job application and the jail house lawyers, once the jail house boss give them their JHD Jail House Degree you can have them represent you and Marcelle.

  54. Elridge Dixon
    Elridge Dixon November 17, 2017 at 8:07 am

    ” If a nobody like me……” A cat may not look at a king ( queen ).

  55. Elridge Dixon
    Elridge Dixon November 17, 2017 at 8:11 am

    This issue reminds me of an experience I had when discussing a matter with a friend. I said to him ” But it is a dead horse.” To which he replied ” But it is a horse.”

  56. El Yahuwa Kemet
    El Yahuwa Kemet November 17, 2017 at 8:27 am

    Just distractions from dealing with actual issues this Nation is faced with in going forward.

  57. Joy November 17, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Article 6(1)(b) of the Treaty establishing the Council of Legal Education makes it clear that anybody who would have met the criteria outlined by 1st January 1985 would not need a Legal Education Certificate from a Caribbean Law School. People please read for yourself. Google it.

  58. Lilian Lloyd
    Lilian Lloyd November 17, 2017 at 8:35 am
  59. Olutoye Walrond
    Olutoye Walrond November 17, 2017 at 8:35 am

    ” LIGHTS,CAMERA, ACTION!” The actors hold up their certificates and recite their lines. The movie is called “SHOW YOUR PAPERS”.
    If this is the level of intellectual substance among members and supporters of the ruling tribe, then we are in a worst state than I had imagined.

    I thought this issue had been put to rest. Show what papers, Ms. Holder? what would you do if someone asked you to show your certificate in electrical engineering to establish your status as a political scientist.

    It has already been established that the certificate was not required of Ms. Mottley to practise law. She had already qualified as a barrister and introduced to the Bar in England by none other than the late E.W Barrow.
    The certificate is not and LLB, Ms. Holder.

    • Jennifer November 17, 2017 at 10:14 am

      But the issue cannot be put to rest, or will even be considered to be put to rest mainly for the purpose it is serving. If it was intended to go somewhere it would have every since. This nonsense has now become a confusing tool for the people and a whipping boy for the ignorant. All this foolishness is meant to go no where, or even amount to anything, just to set confusion and play cat among the pigeons tactics. This is for mere distraction and electorate drama only. When election done this gibberish will finish too. Hahahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaa

    • Gillian Skeete
      Gillian Skeete November 17, 2017 at 4:06 pm

      Thank you

  60. Kaiser Sose
    Kaiser Sose November 17, 2017 at 8:37 am

    Why should she, who are you hmmm another DLP shill, where is your papers tl be a broadcaster do you have a communications or journalism degree and from what university did you earn it from.
    Present your papers forth with.
    Other wise shut up stuupes.

  61. Ralph W Talma November 17, 2017 at 8:37 am

    1. Based on her article, I believe Ms Holder is a frightened lady who has seen the writing on the wall as to the outcome of the next election. I do not believe she will get very far with her BBC proposal.
    2. Keep the faith Ms M, it will not be long before your star is shining brightly. Good luck and God bless.

  62. luther thorne November 17, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Somebody call the Mental Van. Talking about losing it ? Really off the Rockers.

  63. luther thorne November 17, 2017 at 8:48 am

    It is quite obvious that thete is vacant seat in St.John nect election with Mara pulling out. I think that there is gping to be considerable jostling for attention among DLP hopefuls. Any advantage to be had will be taken. Former Moderators are noe Senators , Ministers and Ambassadors.

  64. Gabriel Abed
    Gabriel Abed November 17, 2017 at 8:59 am

    If she really cared about succeeding she would back the winner player. I guess she doesn’t care for job security as Chief Operating Shill

  65. Breadfruit. November 17, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Mia show show the woman her papers!

    A couple rolls fuh she to wipe she mout.

  66. Janette Reifer
    Janette Reifer November 17, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Mia don’t answer to her at all.

  67. Nikita Davidson
    Nikita Davidson November 17, 2017 at 9:19 am

    The old ppl do smh

  68. Topcat November 17, 2017 at 9:22 am

    According to the Legal records in the UK a Ma Amor Mottley is registered as an unregistered barrister. The fact that she was called to the bar in the UK does not mean that she is a qualify Barrister because students are called to the bar in the UK after they have completed the first year of legal training. However, they are not allowed to perform any of the duties assigned to lawyers. They are not even allowed to wear the gown or wig. Only registered barristers can perform legal duties.

    An unregistered barrister in the UK is equivalent to a par-legal here in Barbados. So you all could judge for yourself. It is all about who you are in this land. Forget the foolish politics and deal with the facts. Remember the days when they used to occupy the top schools. You all think that this is the only thing that the so call privilege has circumvent. Get real and wake up and smell the coffee!! They are all frauds!!!

    • Robert Goren November 17, 2017 at 9:39 am

      Top Cat

      It is easy to say “According” some source, which is often “hear say,”………… and is a strategy frauds use in an attempt to convince people they know of what they speak. But when challenged to bring the source, they become abusive…… meaning they were bluffing from the beginning.

      Since you seem to have quoted from these “Legal records in the UK,” why not post them to this forum for our perusal, so we can likewise form an opinion.

      A former DLP candidate, Vera Brathwaite, said she qualified to practice law under circumstances similar to that of Mottley and went on to give an explanation as how she qualified.

      So, are you suggesting Brathwiaite is a liar as well?

    • Ann Thomas November 17, 2017 at 11:13 am

      Topcat, just remember you are using today’s rules to comment on a situation 30 years ago. Apparently you missed that part of the explanation.

    • ebaje November 17, 2017 at 6:22 pm

      No one is called to the Bar in England after their first year. You are talking rubbish!! A person is called to the Bar after attending all the qualifying events of the Inn and passing the Bar Professional Training Course or BPTC (previously known as Bar Vocational Course, or BVC). What you meant to say is that you are allowed to join the Inns of Court after your first year. You clearly do not know what is a Barrister, the difference between the BAR and the INNS OF COURT, or the difference between UNREGISTERED and UNQUALIFIED. All in all-a RH dunce.

  69. Loraine Bovell Warner
    Loraine Bovell Warner November 17, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Please call elections quickly so we who have the power can decide and get to the real issues to be dealt with….thank you

  70. Princess M R Charles
    Princess M R Charles November 17, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Well if you have something to prove prove it but no one should be forced to do something if they don’t choose to if it was me I wasn’t showing you all nothing unless asked by the law

  71. Deva-Alexandra DeBeauvois
    Deva-Alexandra DeBeauvois November 17, 2017 at 9:50 am

    She was always petty…not to mention biased,can’t help it.

  72. gsmiley November 17, 2017 at 10:09 am

    look Maureen holder is no political analyst. she hasn’t a clue and just bluffs her way along.

    I am no political man but I can say with confidence that
    peter wickham knows more regarding the political realm of this country than ms holder ever will.

    she gets dates wrong. she misleads with wrong information etc, stupse.

    daft woman

  73. archy perch November 17, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Gabriel your father Taam is an opportunistic turn coat or should I say…a grass hopper. The DLP was the party that helped the Abeds get off the ground and in their resistance against the Indians in Bridgetown over the years. You all are an ungrateful bunch Gabe

  74. Levi Mayers
    Levi Mayers November 17, 2017 at 10:25 am

    oh it is that time again when she tries to be relevant lol lol lol i understand though the stench from the overflowing sewage down that side, which seems to have taken up new residence in her mouth, has her a bit crazy. dem aint going to be lucky like trump trying yet again to use us political strategies to win an election that has not yet been called.worthless allegations brought down hillary but i am sure bajans are not that retarded. anyway my former attorney general will keep pressing on and continue to ignore the rustling of Dem mice and continue to do the peoples work. #allaboard

  75. Carlisle Norville November 17, 2017 at 10:45 am

    I have some GOOD advice for Moreen Holder, apparently, she has forgotten, that like the natural law there is also a spiritual law( & it states whatsoever a man or woman soweth he or she will reap,)in the appointed time, as the saying goes what goes around comes around.I have family that she did a great favor for, the individual she helps fell in a situation when she found out what happened to him, she lambasted him, cuss him,& bad talk him to his wife, she accused him of being a jailbird.drug addict & drag his name in the gutter to some associates of hers, of course, it was alright for her to do this, but now her turn comes around, she believes it is owed to her, that she gets satisfaction from the circulating vedio ( what you sow you shall reap moreen holder.)

  76. Cràseta Williams
    Cràseta Williams November 17, 2017 at 10:49 am

    Thank you

  77. Alicia Holder
    Alicia Holder November 17, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Stand fast Mia.

  78. Ann Thomas November 17, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Oh dear, the shoe really hurts when it is on the other foot. Now you see how it feels when you continue to go after Mia on a matter that has been settled. Your relentless pursuit of Ms. Mottley is abuse too.

    Mia has taken all that has been thrown at her with grace and dignity and there is a lesson in that.

    But please tell us exactly what you intend to tell UN Women and the BBC? That it is only abuse when a male is involved?

    Barbadians fail to comprehend how you could be talking about the rights of women and the abuse of women, ignoring all those women who are unemployed, who can’t feed their families, send their children to school, who are literally sucking salt, while hurting your head about a qualification or lack thereof! Come on!

    Barbadians will not be distracted by this nonsense. We know what the real issues are.

  79. Frank Taylor
    Frank Taylor November 17, 2017 at 11:34 am

    I thought Liz Thompson made this a settled matter — apparently not.

    So, here’s a challenge to Ms. Holder:

    Step into your General Manager’s office and ask him/her to produce proof that he/she is or was, more qualified than any other applicant to meet the advertised job requirements stipulated for the holding of his/her current position.

    Told y’all that some chickens will lose their feathers if you continue with this nonsense.

  80. just observing November 17, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Maureen Holder, I am sure there is no other media place in this world where callers are ridiculed, laughed at , shouted at etc. Like is done on your programme. I have ceased listeng to CBC because of your attitude. It is disgusting. A visiting relative once questioned how could a person be allowed to carry on in that way on a radio station. That programme stinks and I wonder if there is a change in government if you would wait until asked for your letter of resignation because b surely you would have to go if the CBC listernership is to improve. You have turned off lots of people from that station.
    Are you all prepared to allow Mia to finance her campaign via law suits against you. I believe that judges , lawyers etc would have done the relevant research before making the rulings on both media houses. You mean to tell me they are so daft ?
    The longer Mia takes to show papers , the more money she rakes in from you all. Can’t you see the strategy?
    Ms Holder, CBC needs a clean up and it needs to start with you and your attitude to certain callers.

  81. Ms. Fed Up November 17, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    I think she wants the St. John seat and is trying to make herself known. She can give up though Barbadians going with the BLP and that’s is a fact. She knows her time is drawing nigh and the job will soon be gone. Bye bye Maureen. Can’t wait for the day of not having to hear your biased opinions on CBC. PS. I switch the station when you are on lololol

    • Arri Mayers November 17, 2017 at 10:50 pm

      The Sin John Seat, the constituency, or Eric’s ? Man the people up there would unmeck she. They have her DNA and the field name .

  82. Angela Thompson Branch
    Angela Thompson Branch November 17, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    Female Dennis

  83. Ras November 17, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Ohh dear all thee Sodomites out in full force
    Rainbow flag flying high
    Jezebel and Baal on the front line Delilah fly back in get more work for Sampson WOW !!!!!!!

  84. Robbie-John Creole
    Robbie-John Creole November 17, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Has this issue not been finally put to bed a week or more ago?

    • Gillian Skeete
      Gillian Skeete November 17, 2017 at 4:14 pm

      Most who endured the trini call on bt thought so but next day she and m holder were at it again. Sickening behaviour by both women one full of venim the other dumb as a stump! Both should be banned from airways

  85. Shirnel Yarde
    Shirnel Yarde November 17, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    Stupse silly season really begin oh my

  86. Philippa Joseph
    Philippa Joseph November 17, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Call elections and we will show Maureen and the DLP who got LEC cos all of us on Board we voting BLP

  87. Roverp November 17, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    We as humans like to think that we are so important…..WISDOM says GOD FIRST…..

  88. luther thorne November 17, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    Mia declared her assets.
    Freundel aint declare none. DLP not serious
    I say that DLP hopefuls are setting sights on that St.John seat. An early start to the jostling , the DJs call it early juggling , is not beyond these hopefuls. Look out for more antics from the hopefuls. They are going to eat one another just now.

  89. Big man November 17, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    De Anti man running thing, morals gone through de back door
    God is definitely not a bajan again
    De Demons teking over
    Sodom and Gomorrah fuh real
    Maureen careful girl de anti man and de Sodomites got eyes for you

  90. Debbie Harrison
    Debbie Harrison November 17, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    More DISTRACTIONS and Bajans falling for the crap. I don’t need to see any papers. I DO want to see some gov. contracts, and a few police reports!!

  91. Cheryl Maynard
    Cheryl Maynard November 17, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Why does she have to show anything to anyone

  92. O. Walrond November 17, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Perhaps Ms. Holder should show her qualifications for fair, balanced and objective analysis of political issues. The bias in her analyses is almost tangible.

  93. Neval Greenidge
    Neval Greenidge November 17, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Loves attention

  94. Gillian Skeete
    Gillian Skeete November 17, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    She and that idiot trini woman are both a disgrace to all women everywhere both talking nonsense and should be sued! Some kind of verbal harassment

  95. Julian Lovell Summers
    Julian Lovell Summers November 17, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    Bare dlp cocksucker

  96. Alex Jordan
    Alex Jordan November 17, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Maureen holder will be on the wrong side of history. What a disgrace.

  97. Lorenzo November 17, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Maureen Holder ,why you and the hyprocrite Trini Dem do not take this matter to the law court ,where I am sure Mr Mottley and the other BLp Qc,s will be waiting for you.I know you ain,t going this route since you have no evidence.The PM nor the AG have commented on this issue why not?You are an Arrogant ,know all who can only impress the usual Dems on Talk ya Talk like the Trini Dem ,Ms Undecided,Rawle,the returning NationalCommissioner and the like and their praise seems to have gone to your head,as your behavior and that of Mr Lovell to persons criticizing this Government is atrocious and in my view both of you should be removed from CBC forthwith.Ms Holder you are no match for Ms Mottley,so it is best you find another issue,like the transport issues ,garbage issueor cost of living issues,but of course you would have to criticize your DLP,which I know you are not going to do since you are their mouthpiece.

  98. marva November 18, 2017 at 1:29 am

    “Ms Mottley if you do not condemn this video . . . I will take it that you are no more committed to looking after the rights of women in this country or protecting them from such abuses than you are committed to repealing the NSRL

    This reminds of another situation where a straw boss challenged a real someone to do something to show His worth. What I am saying is as true as Luke 4:3 & 4.

    Why show your qualifications to the public are we saying the public has no faith in the Barbados Bar Association? Why is the Prime Minister, who is a lawyer, not commenting on this? Obviously, he knows this is a deflection from the real issues.

    So what is the aim? To get us to talk about this instead of the rotten bus service, piling garbage, … if Maureen had to wait at the bus stop for three hours before getting transport she would have something to talk bout.

    Women in Barbados suffer abuse including violence, incest and Maureen thinks her upper-middle-class problems outweighs theirs to such an extent that not to deal with her means non-supportive for higher priority ones. stupse.

  99. marva November 18, 2017 at 2:03 am

    Maureen, is continuing this debate against Mottley also not also an attack because she is a strong woman. After all, she is not the only person who followed this route to the bar.

  100. Sylvan Greenidge November 18, 2017 at 8:05 am

    I am still trying to find out. When will the Registry unseal the files that contains the documents presented by Ms. Mottley on that infamous day she was admitted to the Bar? Will Barbadians ever get the chance to see what documents were presented to the court the day they rendered her fit and proper to practice law in Barbados?

  101. Carson C Cadogan November 18, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    Maureen Holder

    The Registar will have to produce the call documents for her.

    Read the perjury act in relation to oaths.

  102. Arizzi November 19, 2017 at 2:27 am

    Mia you have no business proving nothing to holder or no one you are a true daughter of the soil you know who you are and your linage if these fools where deligent looking at the country affairs we wouldn’t be headed for devaluation all this qualification matter is just a distraction to discredit Mia but I want to say to the people of barbados stop listening to idle foolish gossip which is reverse psychology to blind the people to the facts people be wise I say to Mia call on your ancestors to fight your battle for you


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