BLP has lost its soul, laments Arthur

Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur has commented on an inflammatory photograph making the rounds on social media and featuring two Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) representatives, amid active campaigning for the 2018 general elections.

“I have seen it and regard it as further evidence of a party that has lost its way and has lost its soul,” said Arthur, who had uttered pretty much the same words when he quit the Mia Mottley-led BLP back in July, 2014.

In roundly condemning the image as “sick”, the former BLP leader, who served as prime minister from 1994 to 2008, told Barbados TODAY he was particularly concerned about the slur made against women.

The development comes against the backdrop of promises by the island’s political leaders that they intend keep the 2018 general election campaign clean and that they will be taking the moral high ground in the lead up to the poll, which is constitutionally due by June.

However, the controversial photograph features Opposition Member of Parliament for St Michael South East Santia Bradshaw and Opposition candidate for Christ Church East Wilfred Abrahams posing at a recent BLP political meeting with Greg and Steven Williams – the sons of former BLP Senator and ex-Cabinet minister John Williams – who are both wearing T-shirts with a clear message to the electorate to vote out the incumbent Democratic Labour Party, who were described as “liars, thieves and whores”.

The T-shirt also carries an image of a bull on a toilet seat in support of the message to “vote dem out”.

 

193 Responses to BLP has lost its soul, laments Arthur

  1. Ryan Bayne
    Ryan Bayne January 20, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    King Arthur, I have to sympathize with you but let me remind you, you are going to be in for a rude awakening because Queen Mia will be leading this country with flying colours.

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    • Anfaani Henry
      Anfaani Henry January 20, 2018 at 2:02 pm

      All hail!

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    • Ziggy Blessed
      Ziggy Blessed January 20, 2018 at 2:21 pm

      though you are right…one must admit that she did display poor judgement with this photo…..can we agree to that ??

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    • Ryan Bayne
      Ryan Bayne January 20, 2018 at 2:34 pm

      Ziggy, from what I read based on previous comments, those shirts have nothing to do with the Bees.

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    • Michelle Griffith
      Michelle Griffith January 20, 2018 at 2:59 pm

      Ziggy you ain’t going to get an honest answer out of Ryan, he is play for the dodgers.

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    • Ryan Bayne
      Ryan Bayne January 20, 2018 at 3:02 pm

      And you are playing for the Mets. Right, Michelle?

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    • Michelle Griffith
      Michelle Griffith January 20, 2018 at 3:14 pm

      Ryan I all over the place, I am an independent player, lol

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    • Ronald R Thompson
      Ronald R Thompson January 20, 2018 at 9:41 pm

      I got your back bro and the DLP even make it easier for her to win and too bring a big clown like Todd to run long side mia lol

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  2. milli watt January 20, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    hehehehehehehehehehehe…………… lawd have mercy.

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  3. Barker Antony
    Barker Antony January 20, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    education and common sense is wasted

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    • Barker Antony
      Barker Antony January 20, 2018 at 1:31 pm

      In full agreement here but people like smut

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    • Jennifer January 20, 2018 at 1:45 pm

      Ok.
      Now one can see why this people are in education SABOTAGE and IDENTITY theft.

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    • Barker Antony
      Barker Antony January 20, 2018 at 1:50 pm

      and you insulting women

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  4. Michelle Griffith
    Michelle Griffith January 20, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    I agree with Mr Arthur completely, this is what the BLP has come to.
    Perfect example they are setting for those 11-16 year olds that they have just inducted into the party.

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    • Jennifer January 20, 2018 at 1:46 pm

      yep – pure regression.

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    • Nico HL Beckles
      Nico HL Beckles January 20, 2018 at 1:53 pm

      You know anyone can get shirts designed and made cheap right?? Or you just believing that BLP hand them out like a sheep?

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    • Michelle Griffith
      Michelle Griffith January 20, 2018 at 1:55 pm

      Nico you know people with sense would not have associated themselves with these two, if they were running for political office.
      So come again.

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    • Mickell Als
      Mickell Als January 20, 2018 at 2:13 pm

      I find it quite funny. Everyone is entitled to their own form of expression.

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    • Peter Lowe
      Peter Lowe January 20, 2018 at 4:39 pm

      Mechelle you know very well that it’s a personnel thing between Mia and Owen. It has nothing to do with the BLP. I bet if someone else was leading the BLP you won’t hear nothing from Owen.

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    • hcalndre January 20, 2018 at 4:48 pm

      @Michelle Griffith; what did the speaker said to Mia when he told her that if she wants recognition, what she can do, if you missed it, ask some one.

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    • Gillian Skeete
      Gillian Skeete January 21, 2018 at 12:53 pm

      Mickell Als apparently not though all this distracting fuss over tshirts

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    • Gillian Skeete
      Gillian Skeete January 21, 2018 at 12:56 pm

      The blp did not make these shirts !!!!

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    • Michelle Griffith
      Michelle Griffith January 21, 2018 at 2:23 pm

      Gillian Skeete, you song like a record, that’s stuck.

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  5. Peter Lowe
    Peter Lowe January 20, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    It’s a shame that He’s all ways attacking a party that He was once part of and was the leader just because He and a certain person can’t get along

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  6. Luther Legends
    Luther Legends January 20, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    santia step away from that picture and deal with the issues that plaguing barbados

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    • Nico HL Beckles
      Nico HL Beckles January 20, 2018 at 1:52 pm

      And how can she do that right now? All the issues can only be fixed by the government so if you want them fixed vote out the demons that cause all

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  7. Sonia Brathwaite
    Sonia Brathwaite January 20, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    Really, they have lost it cause you not leading it anymore? What would you then say of the DLP, you are no better than DEM, you are a vindictive, spiteful old man.

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  8. Jonathan Nurse January 20, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    This is going to be fantastic! The Barbados Labour Party will soon have to win this general election in Barbados in a matter of weeks.

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  9. Michelle Griffith
    Michelle Griffith January 20, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    Peter, he calling a spade a spade, you want the man to sit ideally by, see these things going on and not say a word, it is wrong.
    Who are these people representing, surely not people with morals, but then again the behavior of the supporters of this party is atrocious.

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    • Ali Graham
      Ali Graham January 20, 2018 at 1:45 pm

      Im going to hope u see how this country is being run and also realize your statement says something about the supporters of this government we now have .

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    • Michelle Griffith
      Michelle Griffith January 20, 2018 at 1:47 pm

      Good afternoon Ali Graham, I ain’t voting for a boy, but I ain’t condoning this type of behavior either, let them continue with this behavior, see how far it is going to get them.

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    • Ali Graham
      Ali Graham January 20, 2018 at 2:07 pm

      I love the picture so i made it my dp. Cause it aint lie yet. U can’t blame a party for what angry people put on their shirts. This government has the country angry and in potholes of sewage….. see what i did there lol

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    • Michelle Griffith
      Michelle Griffith January 20, 2018 at 2:08 pm

      Ali Graham the shirt relate to people on both sides, and you are proving my point.

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    • Hazel Roach
      Hazel Roach January 20, 2018 at 2:22 pm

      Stupse

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    • Ali Graham
      Ali Graham January 20, 2018 at 3:35 pm

      Michelle Griffith if it relates to both sides what’s the real problem with it?

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    • hcalndre January 20, 2018 at 4:55 pm

      @Michelle Griffith; you and the DLP are big on morals, can you give me an example of what you call morals in barbados or better yet where are the morals in politics.

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    • Peter Lowe
      Peter Lowe January 20, 2018 at 5:07 pm

      Mechelle the behaviour of the Government has force the people to behave in this way. A lot of people that supported the Government last election has now turn against them

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  10. Sonia Brathwaite
    Sonia Brathwaite January 20, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    To the BLP though, you can do better than those shirts. Change them.

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    • Seth St John
      Seth St John January 20, 2018 at 1:45 pm

      They. Are. Not. B. L. P. Shirts.

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    • Crystal Haynes
      Crystal Haynes January 20, 2018 at 1:45 pm

      They are not BLP merchandise. The views expressed were never expressed by members of the opposition.

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    • Betty Culpepper
      Betty Culpepper January 20, 2018 at 3:30 pm

      Are You sure they were given permission by the blp?

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    • John Nicholls
      John Nicholls January 20, 2018 at 6:34 pm

      They are not B L P shirts. Get yuh facts straight.

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  11. Devon Sealy Zico
    Devon Sealy Zico January 20, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    Hi everyone, let me tell you, Forget about that Shirt. That is not from BLP it made it from themselves. Don’t Blame your own party Owen.
    I love my Country of Barbados, We are the BEST Island and Nice Bajan too. Since DLP in Govenment in 2008, They are Getting Worse and Worse, We have alot of Potholes all over the Barbados, Downgraded, and all alot of Issues in Barbados. This is my Message to all Young people, all bajan Woman MUST Come out and VOTE Mia Mottely and her TEAM BLP 2018 Don’t Mind that Jokers DEMS They are Liars all this time. I don’t Care What other People Said COME OUT AND VOTE!

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    • Rowena Small
      Rowena Small January 20, 2018 at 2:07 pm

      Yes .

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    • Leroy January 21, 2018 at 5:18 am

      Lets worry about more serious issues..
      Economic management which without ya cant pat h de potholes.

      We need laws to reform how gov handles our $ and laws to limit political power and sway power into the populace hands..i.e we the ppl should hv the right of recall of any member of parliament. More power given to elecgoral board by way of GG to set a fixed date for elections..
      GG needs to sigb the integrity bill into law and this new gov needs to ammend it as first bill to be passed in house followed by economic bills..repealing nsrl and reducing vat..decision on if to go imf….next in line are sewage..roads..transport ect

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  12. Crystal Haynes
    Crystal Haynes January 20, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    Attendees at a political meeting wore T-shirts not endorsed or being sold by the opposition. The Ts were not worn by the pictured senators. The views expressed on the Ts were never expressed by the opposition. That BT would approach a former PM to ask his view on Joe Public’s T-shirt seems like good old fashioned stirring the pot.

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    • Seth St John
      Seth St John January 20, 2018 at 1:45 pm

      One must wonder the game that Barbados today is playing.

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    • Santini More
      Santini More January 20, 2018 at 2:18 pm

      True.

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    • Kathyann Best
      Kathyann Best January 20, 2018 at 5:00 pm

      I saw this pic before but did not notice what was on the shirts……til this article.

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    • Kevin Weekes
      Kevin Weekes January 20, 2018 at 10:22 pm

      While that may be true, imo thete are 2 many real issues and problems to stoop to this level. It, to me shows that they condone/endorse the message.
      I find that disappointing to be honest.

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    • Barker Antony
      Barker Antony January 21, 2018 at 6:49 am

      Them insulting

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    • Barker Antony
      Barker Antony January 21, 2018 at 6:49 am

      of course they are some who are in perfect agreement with what they did

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  13. Ziggy Blessed
    Ziggy Blessed January 20, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    disgrace indeed…..i dont like “gutteratism” or “commonickyrism” …….to think she intends to be representing we ……poor judgement call….

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    • Shanika Roberts Odle
      Shanika Roberts Odle January 20, 2018 at 1:50 pm

      Is she wesring the shirt….no Did she make the shirts…No. Someone asked you to take a photo with them and she did…..Be sensible

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    • Barker Antony
      Barker Antony January 20, 2018 at 1:53 pm

      always pay attention what is around you

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    • Ziggy Blessed
      Ziggy Blessed January 20, 2018 at 1:54 pm

      you are forgiven…..

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    • Ziggy Blessed
      Ziggy Blessed January 20, 2018 at 2:06 pm

      i am glad santia realised her mistake …..unfortunate you did not!!!

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    • Michelle Griffith
      Michelle Griffith January 20, 2018 at 2:21 pm

      Ziggy Blessed, that is because she got more sense, than the people she representing, she as a lawyer knows it is in very bad taste, so she came out to apologize, so now the sheep got egg on their face, lol

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    • Ziggy Blessed
      Ziggy Blessed January 20, 2018 at 2:28 pm

      yes i appreciate that fah sure….some would not have had the sense to see the error

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    • Barker Antony
      Barker Antony January 20, 2018 at 2:36 pm

      education is wasted

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    • Ryan Bayne
      Ryan Bayne January 20, 2018 at 2:46 pm

      Ziggy, the woman apologized.

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    • Harewood Ahtnosal
      Harewood Ahtnosal January 20, 2018 at 2:49 pm

      This shirt was worn n designed by a normal citizen has nothing to do wid the blp just a citizen sharing his feelings

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    • Ziggy Blessed
      Ziggy Blessed January 20, 2018 at 2:50 pm

      thats the point we are making ryan…..read and understand first…..michelle and i are saying that she should be applauded for it…..scriceeeee

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  14. Resse Brathwaite
    Resse Brathwaite January 20, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    It is in poor taste. But I’m not really surprised. This is exactly why I’m not impressed with any of the political parties.

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    • Dark Choco
      Dark Choco January 20, 2018 at 1:56 pm

      Agreed

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    • Mervin Stevenson
      Mervin Stevenson January 20, 2018 at 2:01 pm

      did Santia design and make the shirts.or was this private . or in his mind does it matter

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    • Gillian Skeete
      Gillian Skeete January 21, 2018 at 12:55 pm

      The shirts were not made by blp omg!!!

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    • Gillian Skeete
      Gillian Skeete January 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm

      Mervin Stevenson people jump on the bandwagon and don’t seem to care that these shirts are not BLP they were made privately so obviously dlp are not doing their job if shirts like these are being made. Dlp taking advantage of this to distract everyone!!

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  15. Nico HL Beckles
    Nico HL Beckles January 20, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    But do the shirts lie??

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    • Dave D. Thompson
      Dave D. Thompson January 20, 2018 at 3:33 pm

      Hell no

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    • Gillian Skeete
      Gillian Skeete January 21, 2018 at 1:09 pm

      Nope even though they are not blp made shirts it’s how a lot of people feel don’t be distracted

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  16. Francis January 20, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    A lot of the comments here missed the mark.
    This is SMUT by the BLP. This is common plain and simple. The leader of the BLP should reign in these common and vulgar individuals in her party.
    Even If you support the B or D or p or Q this is common and vulgar.

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  17. Frank Taylor
    Frank Taylor January 20, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    Poor tastes in shirts/messaging. Terrible ‘Kodak moment’ for Ms. Bradshaw .

    However, I would invite Mr. Arthur to review the speech he made at The Esplanade the night before the 2013 election in which he invited his wife and young daughter on stage with him.

    The innuendo did not escape me there. It may have with others — and these shirts pale in comparison to what he was stating, and implying.

    Ms. Bradshaw however, needs to formally distance herself from these expressed sentiments. And the Williamses need to burn those shirts.

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  18. Devon Sealy Zico
    Devon Sealy Zico January 20, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Here is My message we Cannot Take it No More VOTE DEMS OUT!!

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  19. Michelle Griffith
    Michelle Griffith January 20, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    Devon Sealy Zico you need to go check your message again, correct the error and come again.

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  20. Michelle Griffith
    Michelle Griffith January 20, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Okay people Ms Bradshaw have disassociated herself from the post, so go sit down.

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  21. Santini More
    Santini More January 20, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    Owen you need to go depose Lynette and take over at the UPP as that is the ‘bitter & twisted’ party. It would suit you just fine.

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  22. Jennifer Cozier
    Jennifer Cozier January 20, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    Poor taste, and they want my vote

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    • Gillian Skeete
      Gillian Skeete January 21, 2018 at 1:06 pm

      They did not make the shirts wake up it’s a set up don’t be distracted

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  23. Cynthia Tyrell
    Cynthia Tyrell January 20, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    I like you but I just wish you will shut upppppppppppp please

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  24. luther thorne January 20, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    Francis
    You are way off base
    How is it SMUT by the BLP.?
    I understand that TEE shirts are being sold by a man on Facebook.
    Nothing to do with the BLP

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  25. Lorenzo January 20, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    Michelle Griffith you think zering on this is going to help the DLp ?Does this take away from the economic mess the country is in with 24 downgrades?Does it fix the Sewerage problem on the South Coast which the PM or Ministers Estwick and Lowe have yet to address?Does this increase the Buses or Garbage trucks on the road,or the conditions of the roads or Health Carein Barbados,Michelle Griffith,?If the answer is no then spare me the drama of this non issue.

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  26. Lilian Lloyd
    Lilian Lloyd January 20, 2018 at 2:43 pm
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  27. Mariam Makeba
    Mariam Makeba January 20, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    ANY DIFFERENCE CALLING A WOMAN ” A BALL POOCH CAT” AND WHAT IS ON THE TEE SHIRTS? JUST ASKING?

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    • Jewelle Wickham
      Jewelle Wickham January 20, 2018 at 3:26 pm

      When you have a reply please share it with me

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    • Peter Lowe
      Peter Lowe January 20, 2018 at 4:08 pm

      Yes..the man who those T shirts are concern is not a Government minister or a politician

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    • Jeremy Jones
      Jeremy Jones January 20, 2018 at 5:15 pm

      In this instance its two random men and not a government minister.

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    • Gillian Skeete
      Gillian Skeete January 21, 2018 at 1:05 pm

      Yes big difference huge difference

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  28. luther thorne January 20, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    CALL THE FRIGGIN ELECTIONS
    THE PEOPLE ARE TIRED OF THE GOVT
    HIGH TAXES
    BENEFITS CUT
    NOT one Bus bought in 10 years
    Not one Sanitation Truck
    No proper Roads
    After Taxing awày disposable income aall we get is a poor quality of life with Sewage for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Gastro
    Downgrades
    Travel Advisories

    Disgusting but not surprising
    The DLP destroyed Barbados between 1971and 1976
    Between 1986- 91. Also in 1992, 93, 94- 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 15, 16, 17 AND SHOULD BE DUMPED in 2018

    Scared to call Elections
    Vampire ?
    Sleeps and Sleeps, waking up only to Suck the blood out of the Hopes and Dreams of the population.

    People have lost HOPE in the DLP
    DEMS NOW; DEMS NEVER EVER AGAIN

    PICK any of the above for your TEE Shirts

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  29. Janette Reifer
    Janette Reifer January 20, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Is its soul you? God forbid! You angry one

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  30. straight talk January 20, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Forget thee damn shirts and focus on what is happening in Barbados with the economy chris sinkler now talking bout a recovering plan after 10 years in office bringing tax after tax and reducing everything nothing and still failing. Now at the eleventh hour he is talking about a recovery plan to do what ? It don’t even make since to strike anymore cause nothing happens but the unions have tried. shirts what stuuuuuups

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  31. Heath Hazell
    Heath Hazell January 20, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    The only people who have lost their souls are the members of the DLP and you Owen.

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    • Kirt Jordan
      Kirt Jordan January 20, 2018 at 5:20 pm

      Do they have souls?

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    • Bigs White
      Bigs White January 21, 2018 at 7:57 am

      Nun the 2 have any people really forget what happen behind closed doors both parties r friends at the end of.the day r u didn’t know that on tv there not

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  32. Janette Reifer
    Janette Reifer January 20, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    The old people had a saying ” yah went to pee and pup” That is you. Never try to destroy a person for your own gain. That’s you. It always back fires. Agard and Lynette do not know if they are on solid or shaky ground. Evil will never triumph.
    It is better to sit and enjoy your pension and the few years left that the Lord lendeth thee.

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  33. Dennis Connell
    Dennis Connell January 20, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    Uh wunda wuh he lost?

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  34. Crystalene Alexander
    Crystalene Alexander January 20, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    Bunch of dam ignorant hypocrites half y’all is….half y’all was in favor of d RH littering signs that was spread all over BARBADOS….find all type of stupid wording to justify RH as if ppl stupid…that wasn’t in poor taste…but this is?????

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  35. Heath Hazell
    Heath Hazell January 20, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    So many here talk about the shirts are of bad taste yet we all deep down agree 100% with what they say and who say I lie in denial.

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  36. Jonathan Gonsalves
    Jonathan Gonsalves January 20, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    Johnny

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  37. Velma Langdon
    Velma Langdon January 20, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    I really did like Mr. Authur
    But as someone said he is a vindictive,spiteful person.
    I have lost all respect for him.
    I had admired him all of my young life and always taught he was the best priminster in the Caribbean a.
    But he is so vindictive he is willing to hurt the party at all cost.
    I would say this he cost us the opportunity to win the Last election .
    Owen we are going to come out victorus.
    Miss Mottley is going to be the first
    Female priminster of Barbados.

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    • Ryan Bayne
      Ryan Bayne January 20, 2018 at 3:26 pm

      When Mia is at the helm.
      Trust me, Velma. We’re going to make it.

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    • Santini More
      Santini More January 20, 2018 at 4:21 pm

      I can relate to almost everything you have written here. It would have been best if Owen had bowed out gracefully. Instead he will be remembered as a politician who over stayed his time and tarnished his own reputation by turning a personal grievance against Mia into an all out assault on the party he once headed. Truly sad!

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    • Pauline Trotman
      Pauline Trotman January 20, 2018 at 4:53 pm

      I agree he is sad and hurt

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    • Irma Corbin
      Irma Corbin January 20, 2018 at 6:15 pm

      You could not have said it better, you are so true.

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    • Wayne Dread
      Wayne Dread January 21, 2018 at 2:37 pm

      The party is hurting itself, taking the low road …. it’s demonstrates and illustrates stupidity

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  38. Jeffrey Quimby
    Jeffrey Quimby January 20, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    Keep up the good work BLP make Barbados great again

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  39. Michele Richards
    Michele Richards January 20, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    These guys need to grow up. Totally uncalled for. Smh. #GutterLevelPolitricksHaveBegun

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  40. Cecilia Patricia Sanders
    Cecilia Patricia Sanders January 20, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    Arthur please go and sit down some where you are talking so stupid ,you are criticizing and pointing fingers,get your facts straight before you open your mouth, these shirts are from some one else and they have a right to print them and put whatever wording they want to use this is a free society and people have a right to express their rights fool

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  41. Dave D. Thompson
    Dave D. Thompson January 20, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    People that support this gov all of a sudden got buff morals but don’t realize bad morals include lies , stealing, bad governance , mis leading the island and making bad decisions

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  42. Juanita Blanco
    Juanita Blanco January 20, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Bajans memories are too short for my taste. Their selective morals and outrage are also very frustrating!

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  43. Jescil January 20, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    Stop looking at a shirts more important things to worry about

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  44. Kristal Hctabrebmuc Kirton
    Kristal Hctabrebmuc Kirton January 20, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    well Owen we actually recently received another downgrade just in case you didnt know…. truth hurts.

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  45. Jescil January 20, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    It’s was in bad taste but to each his own

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  46. Ralph White
    Ralph White January 20, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    He really making himself look and sound stupid now!

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  47. luther thorne January 20, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    The DLP lost us and cost us quite a bit
    They lost us away in Sewage, Advisories and Downgrades (SAD)

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  48. Boyce Jr Angus
    Boyce Jr Angus January 20, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    Stupess….the shirts might be a poor judgement call …..however they state the truth…….anyway…why you Owen don’t stop looking fa tings ta criticise the blp fa thought….stupess …….personally I woulda use the words “garrison workers”instead of w hi ores but its what thwy are …that is what’s calling a spade a spade thougi

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  49. Roger Nicholls
    Roger Nicholls January 20, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    my question is dis these idiots with de tee shirts hatch?
    cause dem pardon de pun could easily mean both dem mothers & sisters too
    foolishness not only bad judgement

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  50. Maria Roach
    Maria Roach January 20, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    HELLO Those are not from the BLP

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  51. Anne Gilkes
    Anne Gilkes January 20, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    The t shirts are in poor taste

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    • Gabriel Abed
      Gabriel Abed January 21, 2018 at 3:49 am

      The government is in poor taste.

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    • Gillian Skeete
      Gillian Skeete January 21, 2018 at 1:12 pm

      Not really they tell the truth but blp did not make them

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  52. JP Sayers
    JP Sayers January 20, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    “News” or… ?

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  53. MARIA Holder January 20, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    The t-shirts should be banned. Poor taste and persons of dignity should not been seen wearing or standing with persons wearing them. BUT REMEMBER, it is the DLP and specifically Derek Alleyne that said they (the DLP) will be going into the gutter with this election.

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  54. Tracy Brown
    Tracy Brown January 20, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    I was just talking about you Mr Author smh yuh too nuff!!!!

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  55. Hugh J Ferguson
    Hugh J Ferguson January 20, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    Defeated TWICE & now NUTSO….

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  56. Mhizzeyejoyful Reece
    Mhizzeyejoyful Reece January 20, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    These shirts have nothing to do with the BLP ,I saw these said shirts being advertise on social media

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  57. Sherene MaughanSta
    Sherene MaughanSta January 20, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    Thank you…. and the sewage!!!!!!

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  58. Michael Walcott
    Michael Walcott January 20, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    May be if he did not run away, he could have been able guide them. He is criticizing his own legacy.

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  59. Patsy Yearwood
    Patsy Yearwood January 20, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    And what you lost owen ? all you doing is trying to hurt the party,

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  60. Patsy Yearwood
    Patsy Yearwood January 20, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    Agree Heath Hazell

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  61. Sherlene Phillips
    Sherlene Phillips January 20, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    Pic shows moral deterioration and poor judgement….but still got to vote the D’s out

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    • Gillian Skeete
      Gillian Skeete January 21, 2018 at 1:10 pm

      True you do know blp did not make the shirts right?

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  62. Patricia Toppin
    Patricia Toppin January 20, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    All political parties lie when it suits their purpose.

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  63. bk January 20, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    lol according to some people, the BLP gine win this election hands down. Yet they still resort to gutter politics to get across their message.What are they afraid of, if the people want them they will vote for them, simple.

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  64. John Nicholls
    John Nicholls January 20, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    What foolishness is he talking? Are these shirts associated with the blp? So candidates must now take responsibility for whatever attire people chose to wear? Suppose they had on ManUnited shirts or Barca shirts or 49ers shirts? Man reel and come again and stop looking for any and everything to criticise for criticising sake. Looks stupid.

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  65. Sheldine Dyall
    Sheldine Dyall January 20, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    Owen are you the soul of the B.L.P, you and the former governor of the bank could dialogue about retirement.

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  66. Kenneth King January 20, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    Regardless how one feels about a political party, I think this is gross disrespect and unbecoming of anyone wanting to serve in our House of Government. We’ve come a long way way and to use those derogatory remarks are just a callous and vicious attack on anyone serving in our country. This is not Trump land, this is our land and we respect our women and don’t use such terms. You have a sister or a mother then you should not harvest such thoughts because it’s low to the core of ignorance.

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  67. Roverp January 20, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    Seriously Owen deal with the current government!

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  68. Eldorne Armstrong
    Eldorne Armstrong January 20, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    SMDH…Wasted money that could be given to charity to help the needy…SIGH. No to BUD!

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  69. Mark Adamson January 20, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    These portraying of such filth, smut and vulgarity on political T-shirts and its association with some persons connected with the BLP does show that the BLP has truly lost its way and its soul.

    Imagine a party that once boasted of leaders like Tom Adams, Bernard St. John, Henry Forde, falling from such fair heights to such abject levels of degeneracy and lunacy – under the present leader.

    There is a popular saying that goes like this: “garbage in, garbage out”, and it is applicable to those who have been taking over the BLP

    What else can be thought of when national elections are weeks away, and up to now there has been no vision, not a single blueprint, not a cosmology for the further growth and development of this country articulated by the BLP or its leader.

    Yet, what is seen surfacing within BLP affairs is such egregious effrontery and buffoonery that is so crude and nauseating that such could really make one sick at a coming upon it.

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  70. Mark Adamson January 20, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    The first word should read “This”.

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  71. harry turnover January 20, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    Owen and wunna people got issues WITH A TEE SHIRT ? what is wrong with Santia posing with two jokers that wearing them ? is that worst than the Ministers of Government associating themselves with Stuart ?
    DEM are on record as saying that they will go down in the GUTTER if they have to ..

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  72. harry turnover January 20, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    Posing with people wearing T shirts is worst than TEEFING FROM THE PUBLIC PURSE ? posing with people wearing T shirts is worst than 2 % here,5 % there and 10 % everywhere ?
    Posing with two attention seekers is worst than FRIGGIN UP the WHOLE OF BARBADOS to get back at WHOEVER WINS THE NEXT GOVERNMENT ?
    Get REAL people…we are living in a REAL WORLD …not a PERFECT World.
    As my father would say…wunna could talk flannel and fuzz….NOBODY IS GOING TO STOP THE BEES.

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  73. Patty January 20, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    I think no party should stoop so low as to deigrate one anitger ..whether it be D or B. What examples are we srtting for the young? Then when they do foolishness we want to know how they get so. And supporters of political parties are we so blinded by our biases that we condone wrong? Come on all of us have sisters or mothers or female friends those t shirts are unbecomi g and disgusting. And if it were the other wat around i would say tge same thing. Look what politics have turned us into. Are we becoming like savages thirsting for blood?? I am extremely disappointed in all who salivate at tge thought of insulting those we may want out? What legacy are we passing on? Mark my foolish words we will reap a bitter harvest

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    • Patty January 20, 2018 at 9:36 pm

      Forgive the errors but please dont let us go down the same road as other countries. Let the vote do the talking one way or the other

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  74. sticks and stones January 20, 2018 at 9:50 pm

    even a blind man on a trotting horse could have seen what is written on those FOOLS shirts , not only that! these two fools was mingling with other members who should have brought it to Santia attention before she head first into the sewer pit of disgusting political theatrics! Truly the Blp circus has come to town

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  75. Anderson Holder
    Anderson Holder January 20, 2018 at 11:03 pm

    Man she was taking a pic wid ppl she know ,stupessss

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  76. Durval Clinton
    Durval Clinton January 21, 2018 at 12:50 am

    Bajans real foolish doh

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  77. Sherlock Holmes. January 21, 2018 at 4:07 am

    Intersting.

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  78. Dennis Taitt
    Dennis Taitt January 21, 2018 at 5:32 am

    Distasteful. Hope this is not an indication of yhe type of people that want to lead us. Behaving like the boy that lit the girl hair. Wise up. You people stooping too low. Burn those shirts.

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    • Gillian Skeete
      Gillian Skeete January 21, 2018 at 1:08 pm

      They are not blp shirts they were privately made but they are not lying

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    • Dennis Taitt
      Dennis Taitt January 21, 2018 at 1:45 pm

      Who are the whores Gillian Skeete

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    • Dennis Taitt
      Dennis Taitt January 21, 2018 at 4:55 pm

      Any son or daughter of the soil of this island that can side because of their political choice and say that the writing on those shirts were not seen those people and as I guess they knew that those prints are not in line with the pride and industry we as a people suppose to up hold. You guys ,sorry. You have lost your way. If this is integrity. I am asking the Govenor general to free all of the prisoners from Dodds prison. Barbadians that love this smut can poison themselves. Who are the whores guys? Destroying the very decent life basket of our (the women) nation. Shame on you. No apology is good enough . Think before you act. Once exposed there is no sorry enough that can wipe away those insults.

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  79. Adhim Muhammad
    Adhim Muhammad January 21, 2018 at 6:42 am

    I like most bajans am fed up with the policies of this present administration and can’t waite to see them booted out of office by way of the vote but on tbe other hand , i can’t comprehend how any right thinking citizen of this land could endorse what is printed on those T shirts.

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  80. Truth&Rights January 21, 2018 at 6:47 am

    Lot of people on here saying that the shirts have nothing to do with the blp, but aren’t those two gentlemen wearing the shirts supporters of the party? Then, they are connected to the blp as is every other supporter and thus should represent the party they support without insulting the other party as that is low grade behaviour. Right now I don’t know which to vote for cause I seeing bad on both sides and not just as a result of these t-shirts. Not hearing any policy talk. Also Mr. Arthur, as a citizen of this country, is entitled to his opinion – as is Barbados Today entitled to print it. God help us….

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  81. Nathaniel Samuels January 21, 2018 at 7:51 am

    I saw the tee shirt and thought it funny. Yes, it displayed poor judgement by the two candidates and it will probably cost them some votes.
    However, whores are not only women and this administration has done things that people can easily equate to what is considered as done by whores.

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  82. Bigs White
    Bigs White January 21, 2018 at 7:55 am

    I feel all party need more class

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  83. Marvin Harding
    Marvin Harding January 21, 2018 at 8:41 am

    I agree with u Velma Langdon I felt the same as u

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  84. Marvin Harding
    Marvin Harding January 21, 2018 at 8:47 am

    Heath hazell there’s a time and place for everything if u reveal how u feel to everyone I will always got enemies the psamist say there’s a time to speak and a time to keep quiet I think I should obey the latter

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  85. Prince Trémaine
    Prince Trémaine January 21, 2018 at 9:11 am

    Minus the whores part, where can I get one of these shirts?

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  86. Linda Freeman
    Linda Freeman January 21, 2018 at 9:45 am

    I disagree with Mr. Arthur stance on this..these shirts are not worn by the Mp’s or Mia…. these are two private citizens who decided to wear what they feel like….sadly an MP took a picture with them…she has since apologise….how can you then lump what someone wears to a party’s views….i am so over these politicians, and their theatrics….everybody jumping on a bandwagon

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  87. Sam Clarke January 21, 2018 at 9:51 am

    Folks, this photo is why when consulting candidates always make sure there is vetting. This unfortunate photo is an aberration, but is good to see that the Ms. Bradshaw who is a great person clearly was not aware of the message on those T shirts.
    She showed her responsibility as a leader and have apologize for the photo was in poor taste.
    SO NO MORE DETRACT IONS PLEASE BARBADOS. LET US FOCUS ON HOW WE ARE GOING TO FIX BARBADOS, AND STOP ALL THE GUTTER POLITICS OF DESTRUCTION.

    These are serious times, and call for serious and well thought out solutions for Barbados.
    No amount of gotcha politics is going to solve our economic problems. So the sooner we focus on policies, and not personalities, the better for Barbados.

    Oh, how i long for the times of great intellectual debate ON THE ISSUES, at political events. What has happened to the adults in the room? Are there any?
    The mindless cannibalism that we see today, that is spewed from the mouth of some politicians and they yard fowls surrogate, has no place in this political discourse.
    This is serious business that needs to be discussed by the politicians, who are seeking our votes.
    IT IS TIME FOR THE LEADERSHIP OF ALL THE POLITICAL PARTIES, TO SPEAK OUT LOUD AND CLEAR THAT, THEY WILL NOT ACCEPT THIS TYPE OF BEHAVIOUR.
    THAT THESE POLITICAL YARD FOWLS AND SO CALL SURROGATES, DO NOT SPEAK FOR THE PARTIES.

    STOP IT NOW, AND IT IS TIME TO HEAR IT FROM THE ADULTS OF THE POLITICAL PARTIES.

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  88. Pullhead Davis
    Pullhead Davis January 21, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Let dems reply to him Blp supporters busy trying to win an election if a man like he loosing it

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  89. Pauline Taitt
    Pauline Taitt January 21, 2018 at 10:41 am

    Disgusting, and very disturbing is how the outside looking in will view Barbadians who behave in a way that place those identified wearing these shirts as below the soil individuals lacking in basic intelligence. Shame on the men and woman in the picture who exposes themselves as lowlife, backward individuals.

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    • Gillian Skeete
      Gillian Skeete January 21, 2018 at 1:04 pm

      It was way worse when Obama was running the first time way worse. This is a silly tshirt expressing the truth what is wrong with that? Why they so threatened by a tshirt? Distractions all bs

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    • Pauline Taitt
      Pauline Taitt January 21, 2018 at 1:09 pm

      Gillian Skeete, it is persons like yourself who with their sick mind of hatred leads to the sickness we are experiencing throughout the world.

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    • Pauline Taitt
      Pauline Taitt January 21, 2018 at 1:10 pm

      Gillian Skeete, I hope you find some peace in you disturbed life.

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    • Dennis Taitt
      Dennis Taitt January 21, 2018 at 1:50 pm

      Gillian Skeete you need a mental health check. I will be voting for no people that viewing people like that. With that i am saying no to a government and its followers that advocating this

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  90. Pauline Taitt
    Pauline Taitt January 21, 2018 at 10:45 am

    Son, being educated has nothing to do with being intelligent or having self respect. I throw the comments on the shirts they are wearing, straight back at them. It is a picture describing the persons they are. Brain dead!

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  91. ebaje January 21, 2018 at 10:53 am

    Women should be more concerned by the fact that Owen thinks men aren’t and can’t be referred to as whores only women. tsk, tsk, task

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  92. Cee Greaves-Gibson
    Cee Greaves-Gibson January 21, 2018 at 10:56 am

    Owen find a horse and sunset….bye

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  93. Richelle Nurse
    Richelle Nurse January 21, 2018 at 11:10 am

    ….. Yes we are sick of the current government but what does this say about the alternative,,, while she is not wearing the shirt nor did she design it, we all know she can read…….. 2018 elections leff me out!!!!! …”.De young people in trouble some barely mekkin it thru so push it oba””

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  94. Sherlock Holmes. January 21, 2018 at 11:40 am

    Politics the proverbial game of thrones some of you will will be surprised when it is all over. A day in politics is never even counted as a day.

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  95. Ida Blackman Babb Holder
    Ida Blackman Babb Holder January 21, 2018 at 11:49 am

    I don’t see how. I also see no lies on the shirts

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  96. Annoyed Citizen January 21, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    Evidently all the money spent on our free education has gone to waste since most commenting here in no way shape or form seem to understand that private citizens chose to wear the shirts in question and the Opposition party did not order nor distribute them.

    And for the record, there are also MALE WHORES. Many agree with the sentiments on those shirts and it has nothing to do with party. Those who sat with closed mouths while the sitting Speaker got dragged before the court not once but TWICE for clients money, money disappeared from the BRA and a host of other nonsense should not now speak on what is in essence a matter that pales on the grand scale of things.

    Ms. Bradshaw recognised the nature of what is printed on said shirts could be offensive to some and apologised. A sitting minister of government told an Opposition MP during a debate about his WIFE and he never apologised nor did “Fumble” and DLP supporters condemn him!

    ENOUGH WITH THE RED HERRINGS NOW! BT STOP BAITING OWEN’S STUPIDITY AND GET ON WITH REAL REPORTING!!!
    STEEEEEEUUUUUUPSE!

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  97. Ann Worrell January 21, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    After reading the abundance of comments in NY, picture this-what if it were two white tourists or other non nationals, or a group of such folks wearing the same T- shirts – would the grumpy, restless soul be so concerned? Answer me.

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  98. Shelly Ross
    Shelly Ross January 21, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    Just the thought of doing such a Tee shirt is sick, then to pose with it and to support it is totally disgusting.

    This is when I ask, what do you expect from children, when the adults who want to call themselves leaders associate with and display this kind of behaviour.

    Any woman who has respect for self and other women would never associate with this.

    Obnoxious to say the least!

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    • David Brathwaite January 24, 2018 at 3:18 pm

      What about the “Not Wanted” ads from 2013 with pictures of Owen and bullet holes that were published in the Nation?

      One sounds like mockery, the other sounds like a threat.

      But we all get to choose what we want to find obnoxious.

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  99. Tiny Coolz
    Tiny Coolz January 21, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    The shirts easyyyy them sweet off vote dem out . Dont mind the side tracts bigger serious issues are out there to be address Blp Blp Blp you have my X

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  100. sticks and stones January 21, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    Sometimes repetition is good for the soul .. Keep telling them Owen maybe one day your words would make a difference to the blp party and its supporters

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  101. Nick Gill
    Nick Gill January 21, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    Much to do about nothing. These shirts were not being made and distributed by the BLP. And odds are, the minister probably didn’t even read the shirt.
    Considering everything else that’s going on in this country, THIS is what people are outraged about?
    People need to give their heads a shake!

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  102. harry turnover January 22, 2018 at 7:43 am

    Wow !! here we have DEM yard fowls and paling cocks talking bout MORALITY…. lord have mercy ! wunna picking and choosing what is MORALLY right and what is MORALLY wrong.
    To the above YARD FOWLS and PALING COCKS……SEX OUTSIDE OF MARRIAGE IS MORALLY WRONG. too.to name just ONE EXAMPLE….so wunna could judge wunna selves…hope wunna don’t tell wunna selves lies .

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  103. Solutions Barbados January 23, 2018 at 9:39 am

    There is no difference between the B. L. P. and the D. L. P. Just the colour of their shirts and the size of their horns. One borrows and borrows money until we are bankrupt, and the other taxes and taxes until we are bankrupt. Barbados now has other choices for the first time in many years. How can a people be so blind, and have such short memories. These sound like the women that bounce back and forth between 2 boyfriends who both beat them, hoping each time they go back to the other one, things will change. Wake up Bajans. Nothing will change until we change them.

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