Does Bizzy Williams Know How To Party? For Sure!

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80 responses to “Does Bizzy Williams Know How To Party? For Sure!

  1. True Native

    Who cares what Bizzy Williams does?

  2. paul sealy

    that pic has me lost for words……thanks for the laugh BFP….

  3. Anonymous

    assholes what bissy does is his freaking business

  4. Anonymous

    bizzy**

  5. Anonymous

    The picture confirms that…..Bizzy has heavy BALLS….lol !

  6. Wishing in vain

    It soon done anyhow, the fun and novelity gone out of it!!!

  7. Bajanboy

    That would make a good caption competition.

  8. yatinkinkiteasy

    proof that “white men can`t dance!”

    *****************

    BFP george comment…

    Bizzy can’t dance, but he has a pretty girl to hold him up so that be OK!

  9. John

    Anonymous
    May 7th, 2007 at 11:36 am
    The picture confirms that…..Bizzy has heavy BALLS….lol !
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    …. and here I was thinking it was his rugged good looks that swept the young lady off her feet.

  10. Sick and fed up Sylvan

    Bizzy Williams, who gives a damn! The picture is really one of pity because it suggests that as an old man he is trying to live the life of a youth which he should have lived already. What Bizzy should be doing is proving to the world that he is a top businessman who does not need the protected market of Barbados to succeed. If he can do so, and prove how competitive and innovative he is, then Barbadians like me will have respect for his success as a businessman.

  11. IMFBOSS

    I guess that young girl is one of the “special blacks” he refers to on your island,lucky her,is she a millionaire by association?

  12. Pogo

    He was still partying at 8 in the morning?

    I’ll have what he was drinking, thank you.

  13. No-name

    That same young lady i.e the one he is engaged to, said he was more energetic than guys half his age. Guess she was going a quick comparative analysis of Bizzy vis a vis the performance of young men she knew.
    Apparently she really bowled him over. I hope she did not sign a Prenuptial agreement and that she gets lots of children! Maybe she should ensure that he saves his energy for more viable nocturnal activities.

  14. cat eyes

    Sick Sylvan seems to be jealous! Sylvan& IMF, ever heard of live and let live????

    Go’head Bizzy. There’s a saying the darker the sweeter. He goes everywhere with her (which seems to be a big deal for some jealous and repressed white women and understandably jealous men) and they obviously love each other’s company. Enjoy yourself folks. Life short.

  15. John

    cat eyes

    You are right.

    We are being wutless and it is none of our business!!

    But we would not be Bajans if we let something like this pass without a few words!!

  16. No-name

    yatinkinkiteasy
    You can’t be serious..Bizzy is not a white man…phenotypically nor genetically. Have you ever noticed how kinky the man hair is. He may think he white but I am sure the man is under some delution…

  17. John

    … delution, delusion or dilution!!

    Just having a chuckle at the choice of words!!

    One letter makes a terrific difference.

    No offence meant No-name!!

    I make typos all the time!!

  18. Wishing in Vain

    the shine gone off the ball now, soon dun wid dhat

  19. No-name

    John ,
    Yah right …..but I hope every body know I meant delusion……

    One way or the other …he ain’t white.

  20. light

    was bizzy with her when he said all blacks looking for handouts? my respect for bizzy is zero.his statements are racist. what he can or cannot do in his bedroom is his business. blue pills selling like crazy.

  21. Wishing in Vain

    She ain’t getting one red cent of his money that done sort out already wife and children got all the shares tied up.

  22. No-name

    WIV,
    Then call off the wedding! There is nothing to party for!

  23. Chase

    WIV:She already has some …..Sherry aint no fool.

  24. Rumplestilskin

    Live and let live. Life too short.

    Shame not a lot in Buhbayduss realise that. Black , white, whatever.

    And yes, dem here in BIM got both black AND white racists. Is fact.

    May the enlightened lead the way.

  25. Patrick Bentley

    “we need a bit more of this … points to skin …. in government.”

    The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. – Author unknown.

  26. 2nd.Spring!

    God speed, Bizzy. Do de ting, boy.
    – you got ONE life to live and this is not the dress rehearsal!
    You like all the rest of us who (jealous as shiRte) are already halfway thru your/our life
    so go for it, fella.
    Do De Dog, den! Nuff respeck.
    I envy you, daaz all dat happen!

  27. cHeRyL

    Is this what Barbados Free is about while the government squanders taxpayers money and the opposition remains impotent. Shame on you all.

  28. Chase

    Bfp is just like the nation ……how long have we been waiting for this expose on money laundering?
    Only gives credit to people like ?? and Marcus 2.

    I dont even want to hear the paltry excuses…you promised but never delivered!!
    FACT

  29. Yardbroom

    We have come to a very sorry nadir when a black person in Barbados tries to “put down” someone who believes he is white by implying he has black blood, has the writer thought his logic through.

    The other peripheral issues are minuscule in comparison to this substantive point.

  30. Anon

    Well put cHeRyL

  31. dearme

    I would have thought that by now this whole thing would have died a natural death. we are extremely happy together. please tell Light stop spending all of his money on blue pills. for those who realize that they are alot more important things to discuss within our country other than Bizz and I. I agree with you. Let us live our lives. This is a man that all anyone has to do is ask and he has and continues to help, unlike the others( why pull down the one that has black directors on his board, and is not affraid to associate with blk people) do you see any of the rest do it?. Millionaire by association? i much prefer Entrepreneur by association. thank you. I much prefer that some one teaches me how to fish than give me fish, because when they are no longer able to fish then i shall strave.
    last but not least, thank you to rest that realize that pulling each other down only makes this saying true” man is free and everywhere in chain”
    God bless
    s.d

  32. Time to clear the air. Shelly is a very capable entrepreneur who was her own boss when I met her and she still is. Her personality is magnetic and she can socalize with every strata of society and be comfortable anywhere. I enjoy her company immencly. We are going to be married and there will be no prenup. And to answer the question about my business oitside Barbados check the records and you will see that Williams Industries companies have won Exporter of the Year awards more often that any other group I know of. We have also been involved in projects that have been the biggest foreign exchange earners for Barbados and have repatriated many millions in foreign exchange from our businesses outside of Barbados.
    Having said that let us focus on the harm that is being done to the nation of Barbados by those who are so filled with hate and jealousy that they use this forum to publish lies about our leaders to people worldwide. I appeal to these people to stop this because your mischief will smear the good immage that our beloved country has worldwide and this will harm every Bajan.
    Have a great life
    Bizzy

  33. Jerome Hinds

    Bizzy

    Welcome to the BFP site although you may have been a contributor before.

    I am intrigued by your stand against lies and smearing of the good image of Barbadians and the reflection of this in the Global community.

    For a refresher who was it that stated recently….Bajans only want Hand – Outs ?

    I recall this smearing of Barbadians was in the Global community for all to see !

    Do you recall who said so ?

    Did that person apologise ?

    I look forward to your response !

  34. True Native

    Well, well, well. We sure have hit an all-time low here in Barbados, when a woman has to come on a public forum and defend her boyfriend, and the boyfriend in turn comes along to defend her. You just can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. The higher monkey climb … etc.

  35. Yardbroom

    Bizzy
    May I be the first to congratulate you, if that has not been done before, as far I am concerned your personal life is your own affair and I wish you well in that regard.

    On the future of Barbados that is a different matter and from where you are sitting you have a different perspective on Barbados to the majority of ordinary Barbadians. In due course an election will be held and the people will hopefully vote in a government that will have their interest at heart, a government which will conduct itself in a way that will make us proud to be Barbadians, every citizen however ordinary will have his/her say, that is the beauty of democracy.

  36. Rumplestilskin

    Bizzy,

    If it is indeed Bizzy (I do not believe carte blanche everything I read on the net, unlike some, which is a pre-condition for reading any material).

    People have to discern lies, damn lies and statistics for themselves, no?

    Much media publishes half-truths, omissions, innuendo and deceit daily but is not criticised, maybe because the agenda suits many.

    As for this site, true there are some who come here to verbally assault.

    However, there are some who come here to ask legitimate questions that are not only so, but actually pertinent to the just and effective running of any country.

    Such as, the publication of recent and complete information on projected expenditures of public projects, which the taxpayers are paying.

    Is that a question that is based on hate and lies against our leaders, or a legitimate question that a leader of any country should not only understand, but himself or herself demand of its Ministers?

    When last did your company present financial statements to its shareholders?

    When last has Government presented financial statements on a multitude of projects to its own shareholders, i.e. its citizens?

    There are many posters who come here not only to chastise, as is their right in a democratic country, but to identify areas of concern out of a love of country.

    Freedom of ideas is essential to any democracy and there should be no reason to fear open and unabridged exposure of matters that may be perceived as social and economic wrongs.

    Unless you disagree and believe that a government in principle may rule according to its own volition without ever coming back to the people until the next election.

    If that is so, then we should agree to disagree for I could never follow such a principle.

    For difficult times to flourish all it takes is for good men to sit idle, yes a borrowed and amended quote but valid to this issue.

    I am a-political, if you believe that or not is of no concern to me.

    However, Barbados is my land of birth and I grasp the right to view my thoughts and beliefs with both hands.

    We only have one life and we must live as we see just and fair.

    I can sleep at night with a good conscience for I hold no malice, I say what I think. If it offends, so be it, but what is right is right.

  37. Biscuits & Honey

    Shelly & Bizzy …….. Continue To Be happy .

    You only live once and you are both beautiful people.

    TRUST………you know who your true friends are and who loves you .

  38. Straight talk

    Bizzy,
    Welcome to this forum.
    I, for one, am a great admirer of your down to earth, no nonsense style, which coupled with your obviously well grounded and researched knowledge of engineering, economics and understanding of how to get things done in Barbados has delivered the success for which you have worked so hard.
    However, what are these “lies about our leaders”
    we are propogating.
    We, at ground level, see an administration mired in corruption, manipulation and secrecy.
    We do not have your contacts or financial clout to have our serious concerns addressed.
    We, the Bajan public are treated as the proverbial mushrooms, forced to read sanitised newspapers or reading between the lines of listening to heavily censored call in radio programmes, when in our day to day lives we experience what is actually going on.
    We are not a malicious , spiteful rabble, but true Bajans appalled at what is being done in our name.

  39. Rumplestilskin

    Just an addendum.

    You may have noticed that a group of retired US Generals are standing against the US Government on the war in Iraq.

    These are highly trained, respected individuals standing up for what they see as wrong.

    In your mind, does this negatively impact on all the US, or just show the world that some of its citizens belive that the US Govenrment has taken a wrong path?

    Should these generals be encouraged for standing up to what they see as wrong, or chastised for ‘harm that is being done to the nation ‘ and being hate filled and jealous?

    Hmmm. I personally think these men are standing for what they see as just and should be applauded.

    Likewise for all of those people who have stood against wrongs down the centuries.

    Am I comparing the action of numerous posters here with that.

    Yes. For those who believe that what they post highlights wrongs that need to be corrected.

  40. Hants

    BFP you should be pleased that you have been able to draw politicians and leaders of Industry into this “ling”.(those who pitched marbles know what a ling is.)

    Why Bizzy feels he has to defend himself I will never understand.

    That is your woman and anybody who don’t like it can go fly a kite. The point of being rich and successful is that you don’t have to answer to the public about your life.

    As far as attacks on our leaders are concerned I can’t agree with you because a lot of what is said in this forum is true.

    The leaders are bringing these attacks on themselves.
    For example, has Clyde Mascoll been honest with the people of Barbados? Which are the lies? Now he is a BLP or when he was a DLP.

    Also Bizzy, people overseas tune in to VOB,CBC and read the Nation and Advocate so the $750,000 cheque to Owen Arthur was not created by BFP bloggers.
    All the public needed to hear was the date the cheque was received and the date the money was transfered to the BLP. plain and simple.

    Jerome can add to the list.

  41. Justasking

    Hants, we also need to know made the donation.

  42. Wishing in vain

    Bizzy awake from your slumber I am sure that you are aware of most of Owing’s, Nicholls’s and Bannister’s under hand deals that allows money to pass to your friend Owing and his friends you remember Nicholls’s regarding his cut on the jail?? remember this same clown on his share on the west coast sewage project?? and you stand guilty of being partners with him on many fronts what has he done for you thru Owing with regard to Port St.Charles and Apes hill projects, you have contributed in no small way to his corruption and their dishonesty as you have paid them to acheive your goals!!

  43. Get In The Action

    His private life is his business. He’s happy and good for him.

    According to Bizzy, “they use this forum to publish lies about our leaders to people worldwide. I appeal to these people to stop this because your mischief will smear the good image that our beloved country has worldwide and this will harm every Bajan.”

    That Bizzy is our business. We have a right to shout about the wrongs being done in this society. We have a right to hold the politicians feet to the fire when we see nonsense going on. It is our money being thrown behind white elephant projects. It is our money that has to pay for massive cost overruns. It is our children’s future being mortgaged by this new found love for BOLT projects, some of which you are involved in. It is our money and we cannot get basic financial statements on GEMS, CBC etc.

    Bajan eyes have always been open to what they see going on behind the scenes and now with this site they have a voice as well.

  44. Peltdown Man

    Bizzy’s call of “Don’t rock the boat” is pregnant with self-interest. Don’t forget all the projects that he is involved with that depend on selling Barbados to foreigners – sales from which very few privileged persons will net substantial fortunes. Sales of lots at Apes Hill, for example, will exceed US$40,000,000 for the first phase alone. Nice work. His comments remind me of the Bush Administration’s threat that a people who do not support their policies are traitors, and “give comfort to our enemies”. BULL! Last time I checked, we were living in a democracy with an open economy, from which Bizzy and pals have done very well. Good for them, but don’t let them try and muzzle legitimate dissent. Speak out, fellow Bajans, and hold these people’s feet to the fire.

  45. OK enough licks. I clearly misjudged the debth of feelings out there about the conduct of our countries affairs. Probably because I am very focused on the business of Williams Industries Inc. and tend to shut out all else except when I go out with Shelly. Then I block out Williams Industries and enjoy myself.
    I agree every Bajan has the right to ask questions about the conduct of the affairs of our nation and answers should be provided by our elected representatives who know the facts. I would however suggest that statements that present damaging information about our leaders should be avoided unless there is proof and then demands should be made on the police to prosecute. Questions should be asked but statements should not be presented as fact unless there is proof.
    I am a firm believer in transparency myself and I practice it every day in my life. That is why our accounts are published on our website and why I hold myself accountable to every community in which we do business and why I am here on this site to answer for my conduct. Posters have suggested that I harmed Barbados by statements I made on Tell it like it is that were reported in the Nation. I disagree completely. The Nation choose to sensationalise my comments by printing only selected bits but at least they were honest enough to print the word SOME when I spoke about SOME people expecting banks and government departments to treat them special because they are black. This is as true as John 3;16 and most Bajans know it but some choose to overlook the word SOME in their haste to lable me as a racist. Nothing could be further from the truth.
    On the question of Owen Arthurs decisions relative to Port St. Charles the records show that this 100% Bajan conceived and built project was and continues to be a temendous employer, foreign exchange earner and tax payer for Barbados and not one cent did Owen Arthur get for his role in doing the right thing for his country. It is not fair to him or the award winning project to suggest otherwise.
    Have a great weekend

  46. Peltdownman, suppose you are right about the sale of the first phase of Apes Hill bringing in US$40M. What would you have prefered the site to be used for? Should it have been left as it was? I am definately not calling for the status quo to be maintained if there is wrongdoing that needs to be corrected but fair is fair. Sure my brother wants to make money with the project but the Prime Minister is more interested in the foreign exchange that it will bring to Barbados and the taxes that the treasury of successive future governments will collect and the employment the project will generate. I have read Hoad calling for a ban on the sale of land to foreigners and for Bajans to go back to the donkey cart days and live like we did 50 years ago. Is that what you want peltdownman? If it is not, we have to find ways to generate the foreign exchange to pay for the imports that we want to have and Apes Hill which was earning very little will now become a major earner.
    I am the first to recognize that the price of land in Barbados for Barbadians has become rediculous but it is not the foreigners that are to blame. about 40% of the cost is due to delays in development approvals, delays in issuing certificates of completion and various taxes together with greed. One way to bring down prices is to improve the efficiency of the development process from start to finish and only give approval if the developer agrees to an open book policy so that his accounts can be scrutinized and only reasonable markups applied. There should be no limit on the markup when selling to foreigners but a percentage of the profit should be used to subsidise the development cost of land for Bajans.

  47. Straight talk

    Bizzy
    I am pleased you replied to some harsh criticism in the manner you did, and that you now sense the frustration of the many bloggers in this forum.
    I would prefer to present factual proof of any misconduct, but without any published figures, what does this leave us with?
    A toothless Auditor General, who is told what he can and what he can’t investigate, and the virtually impotent Public Accounts Committee.
    When statutory statements are not delivered, in GEMS case for seven years, and all we, the public are treated to are the ludicrous contradictory lies of our Minister of Tourism, would you invest in such a company?
    I doubt it.
    And neither would we, if given the chance to opt out!
    We may be raging against the wind, but unless transparency in all government affairs is enacted,
    no Barbados government will ever again regain the confidence of its people, squandered so carelessly these past fourteen years.

  48. partying

    what bizzy does with his private life and who he associates himself with is his own business and i don’t see why people make such a big issue of it.

    what is our business is how the government is conducting barbados’ affairs and so i disagree with bizzy on this. it is our right to question from every angle and in every way what the government and leaders do.

  49. Old Timer

    Bizzy, I old, poor, peaceful and polite, and so long as I can get a l’il flying fish and cou cou when the day comes, I ‘en care ef de cabin brek down. But Lowdown right though, the donkey cart days were the best. Bizzy, I don’t know you personally, but I have to say that I admire you and Cow because you speak out for the white Bajans that too frighten to open their mouths (look what happened to Richard Goddard). I also admire you for what you’ve done, not just for yourselves but for Barbados, but ka-dear, Bizzy, the land issue is just one issue (a BIG one), but I beg you to read the long list of issues that Jerome Hinds brings on this blog day after day, and tell me if you can keep your mouth (a busy one!) shut about how this corrupt government has raped Barbados. Good God, man, you blind, or what? (Or are you in cahoots with them?) The same way you can speak up to defend your companies and their activities (never mind the girlfriend), you should have the guts to tell your friend Owen “enough is enough”. Or you frighten of him too?

  50. Bif

    “On the question of Owen Arthurs decisions relative to Port St. Charles the records show that this 100% Bajan conceived and built project was and continues to be a temendous employer, foreign exchange earner and tax payer for Barbados and not one cent did Owen Arthur get for his role in doing the right thing for his country.”

    So the talk that Owen has a condo at Port St.Charles as a pay off was just a wicked lie. Right?

  51. Alibaba

    Bif, let us ask the question a little diffrently without any accusation of wrongdoing implied.

    Bizzy, does Mr. Owen Arthur own a condo or have joint ownership of a condo at Port St. Charles? Or perhaps have shares in a company that owns a condo?

    We know that Mr. Arthur has considerable personal funds at his disposal as according to the BBC news report on April 17, 2007 “Prime Minister Owen Arthur, an ardent cricket fan, has personally donated US$150,000, an amount that has been matched by local hoteliers.” This was a donation to Cricket Legends of Barbados. One would have thought that this was a newsworthy story but as far as I know not one word in the local media except BFP. Perhaps the amount was US$1.500.00 or US$15,000.00 but why no report in local media or a correction if the report was incorrect. Maybe the reporter was misinformed and it really was a government donation and not really pesonal?

    This is the link:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/cricket/other_international/west_indies/6561977.stm

  52. Jerome Hinds

    Bizzy, says,

    May 11th, 2007 at 8:43 pm

    ” I am a firm believer in transparency myself and I practice it every day in my life. That is why our accounts are published on our website and why I hold myself accountable to every community in which we do business and why I am here on this site to answer for my conduct. ”
    **************************************************
    Bizzy,

    You joined the debate on this page chiding most contributors for tarnishing Barbadians names including that of your good friend, Owen Arthur….!

    You also from your words above CLAIM that you embrace the notions of accountabilty & transparency !

    Read the news link below and help us on this BFP site to understand some things in this country when it comes to Owen Arthur’s BLP Government.

    http://www.nationnews.com/story/288805809232237.php

    Now a government takes up millions of taxpayers money and spend on CWC 2007 citizens rightly demand transparency & accountability now that the event is over.

    Chris Decaires says he is not sure about that !

    Bizzy,

    Where is your call for the denounciation by Owen Arthur, Noel Lynch & others in the BLP about such a position taken by Mr. DeCaires ?

    But if we have not heard you voice any displeasure over non – disclosure of information over GEMS ? CBC ? New Prison ? Fly – Overs ? etc ?

    How do you wish us to take you seriously about your belief in Transparency & Accountabilty ?

    This is precisely why the Global Community need to be aware of the SHENNIGANS we have going on in this country……Aided & Abbetted by INFLUENTIAL business ELITES !

    Over to you…..Bizzy !

  53. Formula One

    Bizzy and his kind shameless and full of arrogance. The blacks want handouts is not his only racist statement. Bizzy has never said anything positive about blacks. Check his record. He talks a lot because he like COW and their kind believe money makes them powerful. He said workers in Barbados are unproductive or words to that effect. Workers= black. Bizzy calls for respect for his friends Arthur, Lynch and so on but showed absolute disrespect to late Dr. Carl Clarke when latter was a minister of Government. Deny that Bizzy. Some of us have got long long memories all the way back to slavery.Bizzy’ words are empty. Bizzy and Cow became rich on the back of black taxpayers. Bizzy has to apologise publicly for all the nasty things he said about blacks or stay condemned for those racial remarks. Whites continue their dominance of our economy with their interlocking directorships, monopolies, government contracts and protection and non support of black businesses. Bizzy you focussed on Williams Industries numerous and lucrative companies is no big thing. Any decent black entrepeneur could do same if there was a level playing field. You are hoodwinking no one Bizzy. Transparency my a**.

  54. True Native

    Formula One: “Bizzy has never said anything positive about blacks.” ….. “Bizzy calls for respect for his friends Arthur, Lynch and so on … ”

    Pardon me, F.O., but what colour are Arthur and Lynch? You racists make me sick.

  55. Bif

    Formula One
    you are missing the point. The corruption in Barbados or anywhere in the world is not a black and white issue. It is about greed for money. The colour skin of the people involved is irrelevant, the main aim is to steal from and oppress people. Skin colour does not matter to the thieves.

  56. Get In The Action

    Formula One. Don’t let your bias colour your judgement. I’m the last one to defend Bizzy, but from what I see in his public actions, the last thing he is is racist.

    It’s admirable what he does each year issuing shares in his companies to his workers. His comments about the productivity of the Barbadian worker has nothing to do with colour. He was refering to Bajans – black, white, green and yellow. And it is true. We are like France where unionism has encouraged us to work less and demand more, pricing our labour out of the competitive range.

  57. No-name

    Bizzy,
    Since Owen don’t talk to we on this blog…can you confirm whether or or not to the best of your knowledge….did Owen Arthur purchase the condo cash….a loan….does he own the said condo?

  58. John

    Bizzy
    May 11th, 2007 at 9:20 pm
    Peltdownman, suppose you are right about the sale of the first phase of Apes Hill bringing in US$40M. What would you have prefered the site to be used for? Should it have been left as it was? I am definately not calling for the status quo to be maintained if there is wrongdoing that needs to be corrected but fair is fair. Sure my brother wants to make money with the project but the Prime Minister is more interested in the foreign exchange that it will bring to Barbados and the taxes that the treasury of successive future governments will collect and the employment the project will generate. I have read Hoad calling for a ban on the sale of land to foreigners and for Bajans to go back to the donkey cart days and live like we did 50 years ago. Is that what you want peltdownman? If it is not, we have to find ways to generate the foreign exchange to pay for the imports that we want to have and Apes Hill which was earning very little will now become a major earner.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Here are some words from an open letter Dr. Colin Hudson wrote which appeared in the press in 1992. At that time, the Deputy PM, Philip Greaves and member ofthe opposition BLP, and the current Veco man, Gline Bannister were looking to sell off 2400 acres of arable land for among other things, 5 golf courses.

    His letter was on behalf of himself and the many individuals, and organisations who opposed it and had expressed such opinions to him.

    “We believe that every square metre of land, every metre of beach, every litre of water, every plant, every animal evry person, has a role to play in not only in supporting our economy but in refereshing our souls.

    One of the significant contributions to both the economy and the appearance of the country is arable agriculture.

    Since arable crops can only be grown on arable land, it makes sense to preserve it so long as there is other land on which houses, parks, golf courses and so on can be grown.

    Even if an acre of land under housing could be shown long-term to yield more foreign exchange than growing crops, it is better to first use up all the land which is bringing in no foreign exchange, before using the land which is at least bringing in some.”

    He goes on to make the point, “If successive governments have shown themselves incapable of using our own resources with our own people to generate the foreign exchange necessary to sustain our own economy, then we only have one thing left to sell to bring it in Barbados itself.”

    He concludes ” After all, we may one day have leadership which knows once again how to skilfully utilise these resources, as they were once used kilfully in the bad old days”.

  59. Bif

    Get In The Action said
    “It’s admirable what he does each year issuing shares in his companies to his workers. ”

    I agree.
    Bizzy showed us a better way and he put his money where his mouth was in doing so.

  60. Straight talk

    Bizzy
    Are you there?
    or is the limelight too bright?
    R U one them or a true Bajan?
    Regards
    Straight talk

  61. John

    John
    May 14th, 2007 at 11:11 pm

    I wrote this under the sugar ship thread but it fits here.

    Mr. Karl-Friedrich Falkenberg of the EU is saying on CBC that in order for the Caribbean to benefit from the export of sugar it has to export more!!

    He feels that 40 years on the ACP countries still export the same basic commodities and have not used the Lome agreement to upgrade themselves.

    Dame Billie says that the Lome agreement is only a piece of paper and that what we need is technical assistance to improve our ability to make new products.

    Things getting interesting in sugar, pity we gone and sell of all of our land to build houses and golf courses for the rich.

    We never figured out that we need to make and export … something, so we still haven’t figured out what that something is.

  62. Rumplestilskin

    The joke is that we listen to the foreign countries and ‘experts’ who tell us not to produce something, then find that the ‘something’ then becomes more profitable.

    Can you say…..’being taken for a ride’….

    Like listening to the wolf telling you to follow a particular path through the forest…

    oh, great idea, wolfie….

  63. John

    This guy may be a wolf but he sure sounds like a convincing one!!

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  65. Entrepreneur

    Some questions for my friend Bizzy:
    Recently there have been some disturbing and persistent rumours circulating amongst the business community that you and/or certain companies in the Williams group of companies are not paying some of their debts.
    I am not talking about failure to make timely payments, I am referring to the complete refusal to settle uncontested debts for no stated reason(s) whatsoever.
    So therefore Bizzy, since posing questions such as these in the daily newspapers will be editorially ignored, will you for the information of the BFP community say whether there is any truth to these rumours?

  66. Qrios

    Entrepreneur, you like you taking Bizz down a different path altogether. I don’t know much bout big bizzness, but how you expect big ups to make nuff money and pay all they debts too?
    I know that Bizzy like transparency so he sure to come out and say what is what. I also sure that anything Bizzy companies involved in above board so why they should have debts outstanding? Anyhow I don’t believe a man like Bizzy would owe people money, you don’t think he would be shame?

  67. Anonymous

    Just heard Julian Hunte, Bizzy’s cousin say on the call in program that his great grandfather was a black man…..This may explain Bizzy’s kinky hair…I wonder whether Bizzy and COW knows this. Maybe they will start treating us like real brothers!

  68. Wishing in Vain

    not one cent did Owen Arthur get for his role in doing the right thing for his country. It is not fair to him or the award winning project to suggest otherwise.
    Bizzy you may be honest when you say Owing did not get anything from you for this project but what did Nicholls or his clan benefit or get from you ?? of course Owing would not collect on his own behalf but that is why he operates with ones like Nicholls and Bannister and Storey.

  69. Anonymous

    WIV,
    Owen might not have received money physically. …but what if he was given a condo and what if he received money from the condo?

  70. John

    Bajans may be mad ….. but they are not stupid!!

  71. Silver Hill

    I dont believe anything Bizzy says.
    I dont trust him at all.

  72. Warrior

    Anonymous
    June 8th, 2007 at 4:00 pm

    Maybe they will start treating us like real brothers!
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Would you really want them to though??

  73. Peltdown Man

    Bizzy

    Peltdownman, suppose you are right about the sale of the first phase of Apes Hill bringing in US$40M. What would you have prefered the site to be used for?
    __________________________________

    After being away from this thread for a while, I’ve only just picked-up your remarks. Ever heard of ethanol? Do you have any idea what ethanol is going to be worth in the coming years? I understand that ethanol produced from sugar is about 7 times more potent than that produced from corn. Barbados has a very high oil import bill when it comes to energy. Sugar is a renewable resource, and growing it maintains the attractiveness of the countryside, which is important to visiting tourists – certainly more important than exclusive golf courses. I admire you Bizzy, I really do, and I know how smart you are, but I can’t reconcile that with greed. The destruction of good arable land for real estate development is a one-shot deal. Bought and paid for, the only lasting benefit is in land taxes, and low-paid jobs as maids, gardeners and greenkeepers. I play golf quite often at the Sandy Lane Old Nine, which is surrounded by grand houses – houses that are empty for nearly the whole year. The same will happen on all grand golf course developments that are sold off to foreigners. The Green Monkey course is a disgrace, a huge amount of land taken out of agriculture to be the private golf course of a foreign billionaire. This is not and never will be any part of the country’s tourism product, because nobody but the owners are even allowed to walk there. Apes Hill is a beautiful location, but it would be more beautiful producing ethanol and SAVING foreign exchange. Your brother could still make a killing. So let’s get away from the hoary old excuse about foreign exchange earnings and taxes, can we? Instead, let entrepreneurs like you and C.O.W. help to put back idle lands like Vaucluse back into sugar, and ethanol!

  74. Straight talk

    Man it pelt down today:
    Hope your ethanol predictions come to fruition, but check out the what’s happening in the real world.

    Our oil price is rising because of our tie to the devaluing US dollar.

    Oil in the Euro zone is stable.
    Venezuela, Iran etc. will eventually put pressure on OPEC to maximise their revenues and use the Eurodollar for their petro-exchange as opposed to the rapidly devaluing US$.
    The true reason for US invasion of Iraq was not the phantom WMD ,but that they discontinued the petrodollars of a bankrupt country and made money by trading their oil in euros.

  75. Peltdown Man

    Straight talk

    check out the what’s happening in the real world.
    ___________________________________

    Okay, let’s check out what’s happening in the real world. Food prices are rising, especially those foods containing cereals, because corn is now being grown to make ethanol. Brazil is levelling the rain forest at breakneck speed to put more land under sugar to make ethanol. The very problems that you have outlined are the reasons why the world is looking for alternatives. The invasion of Iraq was a dismal failure, and the Russians are using oil and gas as a political weapon. (Watch out for them Trinis when a gas pipeline is installed). There may still be plenty of oil, but it is getting harder and more expensive to find. I don’t know how much foreign exchange Barbados spends EACH YEAR on imported energy, but I suggest that even if 10%-20% of it is substituted by ethanol, the savings will exceed the foreign exchange that is brought in by “one shot” real estate sales.

  76. lynn

    i love shelly and bizzy… i think they are a great couple…some people are just jealous of their relationship.. shame on them.. it is none of their business…they shoul be so happy

  77. mom

    she loves shelly too…

  78. Question to all bloggers. Should Barbados pursue wind generation of electricity? If so would the high ground to the East of the new recycling center at Vaucluse be the right place for the wind turbines to be erected or should Government grant BL&P permission to build a wind farm at Lamberts? Or should both sites be used?

  79. A Respectful Blogger

    Bizzy:

    Sounds like a deal is almost done. Does the IDB team currently working on the next round of financing for sustainable energy programming in Barbados know that there are other options for location of wind energy?

    Barbados shouldn’t install wind generators on terra firma. You don’t have enough land and they will eventually dominate your lovely landscape. In the US alone look at what happened to the lands at Mohave and coastal California or New Mexico or the ridges along the Columbia River. Even those who love renewable energy shudder when they see so many.

    Your precious island needs natural energy sources, but if you go with wind put them offshore and mostly out of sight. Build the floating supports somewhere cheap then tow them to Barbados waters. Maybe you could become a net exporter of energy or create a Caricom energy consortium to share the farm.

    Sure I know it is cheaper and faster to build right there on land, and it’s an easy setup for Williams Enterprises. But if you go with the offshore idea you will become better friends with the international finance crowd and Barbados would be grateful and remain beautiful.