Barbados As A Single Party State – Adrian Loveridge Asks, Prime Minister Arthur Answers

First, a letter from Adrian Loveridge published today at Caribbean Net News…

Is Barbados in danger of becoming a single party state?

Dear Sir:

During at meeting at Alexandra School at his nomination, candidate for St Peter and current Prime Minister of Barbados stated, “I’m motivated in a special way by the determination never to see the DLP (opposition party) hold the reigns of office in this country.”

Owen Arthur added his “Government’s hard work over three terms including the lifting of foreign reserves to over BDS$2 billion.”

He said, “Such success should not be left in the hands of a party that was now more deeply divided than ever.”

Whether the average Barbadian voter is ready for a single party state is another issue and with just over two weeks before the general election is due to be held we shall all know the answer very shortly.

Adrian Loveridge

(Original online at Caribbean Net News Link Here)

And now the Prime Minister’s reply to such criticism (now that the BLP have taken down the video of Owen Arthur’s comments)

What was that old saying about “Walks like a duck…” ?

I’m No Tyrant Says Arthur

PRIME MINISTER Owen Arthur yesterday declared he was not a dictator or a tyrant.

“I am not now going to be at my age and station what I’ve never been and I know who I am and I have certain principles and values. The only thing I don’t want ever to be is a tyrant or a dictator,” Arthur said.

He told reporters after his nomination at Roland Edwards Primary School, Battaleys, St Peter yesterday, that “some people are interpreting statements” he “might have made” at his nomination meeting at Alexandra School, St Peter, on December 16, “to what they assume are dictatorial tendencies”.

Saying this General Election was a “very serious” one, the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) candidate noted that during the campaign the BLP would treat people with respect.

“We are going to be asking for another term of office not only on the strength of performance but on the calibre of the vision that we will be expressing for the country’s future and for the manner in which we represent to the country the challenges that the country faces and the response that we propose to put in place,” Arthur added.

“This new version of the Democratic Labour Party is not Errol Barrow, it is Hartley Henry and the Barbados political agenda regrettably is being now filled not with serious discourse or substantive issues nor willingness on the part of Opposition to want to take the Barbados public and ask for political support on the basis of the seriousness of their vision,” Arthur added.

“When I spoke, I spoke perhaps with a sense of disgust and disappointment that this is what our politics is being brought to and I had no intention whatsoever to destroy the Democratic Labour Party as an institution but to call the whole country to a higher purpose.

… read the article online at the Nation News (link here)

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53 responses to “Barbados As A Single Party State – Adrian Loveridge Asks, Prime Minister Arthur Answers

  1. iisnoone

    Quote: “PRIME MINISTER Owen Arthur yesterday declared he was not a dictator or a tyrant.”

    Does Mr. Arthur ALWAYS tell the truth? I think that his buddy, Fidel Castro, made similar statements during Fidel’s rise to power.

  2. Certainly telling the truth is not a virtue of his as this whole controversy of what he said would show. First he said it for all to see and hear, thought they had destroyed the evidence and proceed to lie about ever saying it, when the evidence was produce to the contrary, he is now attempting to say that he did not meant what he actually said. What other parts of his nomination speech am i to believe? and what other parts am i to view in the manner he suggest we should for his dictator comments?

  3. Is Barbados in danger of becoming a single party state?

    ================================

    In the people’s mind yes, in law? no.

    24 to 3 then 26 -2 and even when there was no recognizable LOO in the 1999 to 2003 parliament farce of our mixed government continued uninterupted. The LOO enshrined in the Constitution gives legal appearance only to what does not exist in reality, for a zero opposition parliamentary group as oppose to an opposition group which one less than the governing group will have the same null effect on what laws, resolustion etc are pass in the parliament. Our system of government is designed to give effect to centralize power, all of it, to the party that has the most seats, there by effecting a one party state.

  4. John

    “White man speak with forked tongue”

  5. iisnoone

    Adrian,

    Yes. The Constitution can be changed. Laws can be changed. The politicians have the power to change both of these.

    All that is needed for a dictatorship is a change in the Constitution, aided by a few changes in the laws.

  6. frankology

    If the out-going ruling party was interested in changing the constitution. Don’t you feel with a massive majority, that motion could have be passed and then allow the country and opposition to bring a real no-confidence motion? Come on people stop the politricks and think constructively, instituting any changes would have been political suicide.

  7. Observing

    “misinterpreting statements that he might have made”

    well well well.

  8. frankology

    I am not defending or criticising the so-called statement made by Mr. Arthur.

    In any fair game, the captain always make such statements like
    “Your team will never win this cup”
    “We will ensure that my team win all the matches”
    “Your team cannot win ‘over my dead body’

    I can go on and on, but do such statements represent dictatorship, insurgence, manipulation, violence or even corruption? Absolutely not, this is just a statement of opportunism that the person would like happen based on transparency, but he do not have control on the results. Ask Brian Lara and Chris Gayle.

  9. iisnoone
    January 1, 2008 at 5:02 pm
    Adrian,

    Yes. The Constitution can be changed. Laws can be changed. The politicians have the power to change both of these.

    All that is needed for a dictatorship is a change in the Constitution, aided by a few changes in the laws.
    ==================================

    ….and how is the constitution change?
    You need control of the reigns of government.

    How do you get control of the reigns of government?

    you must win by a majority of the votes cast in a constituency, and as a party or group have the majority of parliamentary members agree to be group and line up behind one of their own to be PM.

    This is why BFP 10 point solution will never work. Targeting individual politicians to attempt what has never happened in the past (independent members of parliament) is not the way.

    One: the difficulty in getting an independent elected.

    two: once elected to parliament, One or two independents will have the same null effect as an opposition of 6 or 7 or 14.

    All power to do as you please is award by one vote (first past the post) at the constituency level and then by the number of members who forms the largest group in parliament. That group (largest) get to exercise all the power. So that if the Dees or the bees win 16 seats thereby having to contend with a opposition of 14 the winner gets to enjoy the same level of power as the governing party in the 1999 parliament who had a 26 to 2 majority.

    Folks we need to better understand our system of government, elections and governance before we make pronouncements as to the best approach to bring accountable government to the people.

  10. Undertaker
    January 1, 2008 at 5:33 pm
    http://www.nationnews.com/story/290657716539410.php
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    Undertaker do you have an opinion on this incident? what is it?

    My opinion is rooted in my approach to playing any sport. Those who now me will tell you that I play my sports to win, that i am all business, when at task. I and never a friend to the opponent until at the very end. I am also a stickler for the rules of engagement and if the particular activity, as part of it’s rules does not require me to shake the hands of or engage in expression of niceties and pleasantries with the opponent at the start of the exercise, none will be forthcoming. So as far as i am aware there is no such requirement in law, rules, or establish tradition that Patricia Inniss must shake Mia Mottley’s hands therefore this is a none issue that got undeserved prime print media real estate when none was deserved.

  11. Sargeant

    Subsequent to the speech at his nomination meeting the PM also made a statement regarding the quick passage of a number of bills during the absence of the opposition and said that they can accomplish a great deal if they are allowed to “dominate” the House. If the first statement was due to the excitement of the election season what about the second?

    His attempt to explain all away reminded me of this verse.

    The Moving Finger writes, and, having writ,

    Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit

    Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,

    Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it .

    The Rubayait…. Omar Khayyam

  12. Sargeant you wear your rank well. NCO’s have always been the backbone of the real army. 😀

    You are right that comment and one before it where he says “we have brought this country to far,to far to turn it over to a man……..

    This video clip of mine attempts to capture these comments. I will be upgrading it to include pictures of Owen hugging Fidel Castro. I would love to include the video of the famous statement. WIV can you email me a copy of that vedeo clip?

    Here is the video clip

  13. Does it not amaze any of you, that Richie Haynes could be branded as a communist for simply as some say for wanting to be the Prime Minister? that he was power Hungry? …and here we have a man who has been reward the highest medal of honour from Communist Cuba (Jose Marti) is seen in more than a casual embrace with Fidel Castro and on more than one occasion, to have made the statements, ” to be motivated never to see the DLP hold the reigns of government ever again, to angrily retort that the BLP has brought Barbados too far to simply turn it over to the DLP, that the BLP dominating parliament is the best thing for Barbados, can escape the label of being a communist, or being power hungry, that was casually and liberally applied to Richie Haynes? Why is this?

  14. reality check

    “Owen Arthur yesterday declared he was not a dictator or a tyrant.”

    This mans actions speak loud and clear to the contrary.

    just another man and party that have been in power for at least 5 years too many.

    get off your pratts, organize and sweep them out!

  15. Undertaker

    Adrian Hinds:
    Undertaker do you have an opinion on this incident? what is it?

    #############

    You are totally correct that their in no requirement the hands be shock before battle – for this election is indeed a battle. (men/woman will be made and broken by this election, regardless of the outcome, anyone who doubts this is probabaly dreaming) But I do see a sense of “fairplay” a sense of “lets not take it to the gutter” with the shake after all a candidate will need at some time to ask a favour of the other when the elections are done, especially if they intend to represent at the next elections for we can only have one winner, like the calypsonian sung “all politicians are friends”

    Plus, anyway we know at the end of the day thatw Ms Mottley can sling in the mud like the rest of them, so either way I don’t think a shake is that important to her either way, it just sounds the sounding of the bell so to speak.

  16. Undertaker says:
    But I do see a sense of “fairplay” a sense of “lets not take it to the gutter” with the shake after all a candidate will need at some time to ask a favour of the other when the elections are done, especially if they intend to represent at the next elections for we can only have one winner, like the calypsonian sung “all politicians are friends”
    ================================

    ha ha ha I have seen people shake others hands while saying to them “I can’t stand you” and with a smile to boot.

    Maybe i am too long remove from at home Barbadian culture to understand what someone can mean when they say to me “Do your job” handshake not withstanding.

    ….I am of the opinion that to tell someone “to do their Job” is to suggest that they have not been doing it. So an attempted handshak does not to my mind change an attempted “put-down”. She right, I would want to touch Mia Mottley not even with a ten foot pole.

  17. Hants

    Prehaps Ms.Inniss was just sending a message to Ms.Mottley that she is in for a fight.

    Nuh sweet talk and niceties.

  18. frankology

    She right, I would want to touch Mia Mottley not even with a ten foot pole.
    …………………………………………………………………………………
    Adrian, make up your mind. Do you or don’t you want to touch Mia?

  19. what do you think? unfortunately one canNOT make edits to their post after you submit.

    I have notice for sometime a familiar ring between

    Frankology and Frank Mottley.

  20. I am very curious – somass-freedom.org was banned from BFP until it formed its own Blog, but Adrian Loveridge has never started his own Blog, yet he has more than enough material to do so! What gives?

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

    BFP Replies

    Hello Ian

    Some Ass Freedom did not submit articles as Loveridge and many others do. They were invited to submit articles but did not. What they did do was to write a thousand words and then post it on any article no matter what the topic of discussion. They were asked many times to submit the lengthy pieces as articles but they continued to slap down a 1000 word off-topic comment when and where they felt like it. After numerous warnings they were banned.

    FYI Wishing In Vain was recently asked to curb certain behaviour and he has done so… but he came up to the line of being banned and one more time that week would have done it.

    To put all this in perspective, we have received 371,324 spam comments since we started this blog – that’s over 500 per day on average. Every comment has to be looked at and the workload is enormous. When folks won’t comply with our standards and written requests we give them a couple of chances and then we pull the plug.

    In the end, we just didn’t have the patience or time for someass freedom. If they want to try again they are most welcome. All they have to do is send us an article and we will publish it.

  21. Anonymous

    Owen Arthur added his “Government’s hard work over three terms including the lifting of foreign reserves to over BDS$2 billion.”

    ________________________________-

    How much of that 2 bil includes currency from loans?

    THEY CAN’T FOOL ALL THE PEOPLE!

  22. Anonymous

    I agree with Ms Inniss. Mia has no good intentions….

    Any woman as attractive as Ms Inniss should stay very very far away from Mia

  23. Maat

    Adrian wrote;

    This is why BFP 10 point solution will never work. Targeting individual politicians to attempt what has never happened in the past (independent members of parliament) is not the way.

    One: the difficulty in getting an independent elected.

    two: once elected to parliament, One or two independents will have the same null effect as an opposition of 6 or 7 or 14.

    ————————————————————-

    We elect candidates to represent our needs within our communities. This should be irrespective of which party has a majority in Parliament.

    A set of independent representatives does not have to be seen as opposition, as all the politicians are being paid to do the same job; represent their community.

    All the two party system does is to negate this simple job description. If Parliament was set up without opposing groups then the members of parliament would have to behave more grown up and come to a mature consensus on what the national priorities should be. These can then be undertaken without rancor or party favouritism.

    What generally happens now is that a ruling party supporter will get the first bite of the fattest cherry and the supporters of the opposing group will get whats left, if their lucky (or swap sides).

    After 300 years odd of parliamentary democracy, we need to grow up and ensure that our elected officials do the job they are being paid to do without all the games and theatrics which we currently pay for.

    What we now have is 2 groups of sheep in parliament. What we need is 30 people with excellent communication and negotiating skills along with a grasp of group dynamics and accountability.

    Independent representatives in parliament can be given a mandate to check up on their parliamentary peers, to report corruption to the judiciary (which therefore cannot be aligned to any parliamentary group; as there would be none).

    We need not be afraid of a one party state, however we could aim higher and have a “No party” state. We already have the House of Parliament and all the people elected should form the government. Simple as that.

    Peace

  24. Jerome Hinds

    He told reporters after his nomination at Roland Edwards Primary School, Battaleys, St Peter yesterday, that “some people are interpreting statements” he “might have made” at his nomination meeting at Alexandra School, St Peter, on December 16

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

    How could the Nation news editors report…..“some people are interpreting statements” he “might have made” ?

    Owen Arthur said the WORDS…..unfortunately BLP TV have REMOVED them !

  25. Lady Anon

    Frankology…your comparison does not work. Using the cricket or sporting analogy, captains or coaches will not say “I will make sure that that team never wins another match at this ground as long as I am here”.

    Because they know that at any time, a game could be won or lost. To suggest that they WILL MAKE SURE suggests that ALL will be done and it does not matter whether that ALL is legal or not, moral or not.

    The comment made by the PM smacks of arrogance and not humilty. And it just reflects the perception of some people of the PM and by extension the BLP within the last ten years. Growing arrogance and don’t-carishness towards the people of Barbados. The people who voted them into office.

    The same people who can vote them out.

  26. Observing

    In any fair game, the captain always make such statements like
    “Your team will never win this cup”
    “We will ensure that my team win all the matches”
    “Your team cannot win ‘over my dead body’
    ———————————————-

    I disagree with this comparison Frankology. One cannont compare a 30 member Parliamentary democracy to a two person or two team match or game. Games and matches are decided on the individual’s (or team’s) skills and ability. Elections are decided based on the votes of some possible 233,000 persons in 30 different constituencies.

    That comment coming from a Prime Minister was out of place, arrogant and reckless, and as such deserves the condemnation of the electorate. Even if it is desired (all 30 seats), it should not be said because then there would be no true democracy in Parliament.

  27. We must see that comment for what it really was meant to do , it was meant to show his power and his belief that this island is his to as he likes with it, it is an arrogant, cocky, bombastic, reckless statement made by a callous arrogant person and it needs to be seen and taken for what it is a statement to kill off our FREEDOM OF CHOICE OUR FREEDOM OF SPEECH TO KILL OFF OUR DEMOCRACY and people need to realise this statement for what it is ARROGANT and SLEF SERVING.

    So too the nonsense expelled by the empty one mottley, when in her need and her greed for power she can tell the BARBADIAN PUBLIC that we are going to vote on if we are to become a republic or not at the same time that we vote to elect a Gov’t this was pure immuture hogwash, she as always opens her mouth and not know what will come out of it, share stupidity on her behalf.

    Why threaten Barbadians with her nonsense knowing full well that it cannot happen?

    Was she set up once again by Arthur to make her look like an idiot once again?

  28. Sentinel

    As said on other blogs, I do not belong to any party, but as one having to guide and advise young people each day, I seek an answers on their behalf.
    1. “If Mr. Mascoll is being hailed as Mr. Arthur’s Co-Leader if the party wins a fourth term, what is this saying about the work done by Ms. Mottley the present Dep. P.M.?”
    2. “Is it fair, that after holding such a position, that Ms. Mottley should now hear such a statement made in public?”
    To us, this statement seems unjust and very unfair!

  29. theNickster

    Nice idea Maat, it’s just, there is no pleasant way to remove a parasite. “First past the post” is a flawed system to begin with, coupled with this silly party loyalty mentality, no change soon coming to this circus.

  30. Hants

    “If Mr. Mascoll is being hailed as Mr. Arthur’s Co-Leader ”

    Who said Mascoll is Arthur’s co-leader.

    Facts please.

  31. Rumplestilskin

    Arthur himself declared Mascoll his co-leader.

    What this appears to be is recognition that Mascoll’s seat is in jeopardy.

    Thus, BLP strategists hope for two things:

    1) That this will give Mascoll some credibility in the eyes of voters in his constituency, thus hoping that they will support him due to the supposed ‘confidence’ that Arthur places on him and

    2) That this ‘shows’ the general voting public that there is no quarrel in the BLP camp as to the leadership hierarchy, that they are confident in presting this publicly particularly as MIA is not publicly objecting.

    In fact, a thoughtful voter will se through this tactic, particularly that MIA herself may keep quiet before elections, but should they win, there will be no one who will take precedence to MIA in the hierarchy, barring Arthur himself.

    It is electioneering at its best, that is all.

  32. Hants

    Mascoll will lose his seat.

    Hopefully the next time the BLP wins the Government prehaps in 2016, a New leader will emerge who is a true Bee and not a wannaBee like Mascoll.

    This co-leader nonsense proves one of the points some of us have been making.

    Politics of “Inclusion” is being used as a Political tool.

  33. Bimbro

    Mr Loveridge, I can assure you, and ANYBODY ELSE, that Barbados will NEVER be ‘ready for a Single Party State’, IRRESPECTIVE OF THE RESULT OF THIS OR ANY OTHER, ELECTION!!!!

    Don’t know where u could have got such a preposterous, notion!!!!

  34. Adrian Loveridge

    Bimbro…

    It must have been something the Prime Minister said!

  35. Adrian Loveridge

    Bimbro..

    It appears I am not the only person.

    Read Pat Hoyos ‘The leadership question’
    Barbados Business Authority
    7th January 2008 (but out today).

    ‘I hope it works because our democracy is not, to my mind, being served by any campaign which says essentially that there is really no contest because of poor leadership on the other side. Then why have an election, I wonder?
    Let’s just declare a one-party state right away and be done with it’.

  36. Bimbro

    Come on, Adrian, as a Brit, like me, albeit a black one, I’m certain that neither of us would like to see a one party state in Bim. Tomfoolery, is one thing, but, on the eve of an election?!!!!

    Come on, Adrian!!!!

    Thanks for the ref: to Hoyos but I’m in the UK & he does n’t appear to be online!!!!

  37. Adrian Loveridge

    Bimbro…

    Just go into Nation archives and type ‘The leadership queston’ and sort by date.

    I am not sure what you are saying!

    The Prime Minister said it, but didn’t mean it?

    ‘I’m motivated in a special way by the determination never to see the DLP hold the reins of office in this country’.

    Its a clear and precise mission statement and it should worry us all, regardless of where we live and what colour we are.
    Can you imagine Gordon Brown or George Bush making this same vow in a public forum?

    Maybe Hugo Chavez!

  38. Bimbro

    I understand, precisely, what you’re saying, A. As a Brit/Bajan I can tell u that Bajans have a very, idiosyncratic way of speaking, which if one is n’t careful, can cause all kinds of confusion making it difficult if not impossible, to be certain, just how serious the person was being, yet they’re forever going-on about grammar. I’ve got to laugh, myself, sometimes. Even I, get confused by their Bajan way of speaking. However, don’t be under any illusion, I fully, agree with u and find the statement, extremely, unsatisfactory. I think the premier himself, must have too, because did n’t they remove it, shortly afterwards!!!!

    In any event, I don’t consider that ANY Bajan would take him seriously, if he made it clear that that was what he was seriously, proposing, let alone, agree to it!!!!

    Anyhow, clearly, you’ll be hoping that he loses the election and that it’ll be that!!!:)

  39. Adrian Loveridge

    Bimbro..

    Not quite right.
    I want good governance, accountabilty and transparency, honesty and integrity, and I want the 43% of the popuation that were eligible to vote in the last election, but chose not to, come out this time and VOTE!

  40. Adrian Loveridge

    ‘and Taiwan, a rogue state’
    Nation – 7th January 2008

    Universal sufferage 20 years
    97.5% literacy
    Life expectancy 77.46 years
    9 years compulsory education
    Unemployment – 3.9%
    Per Capita GDP – US$16,596
    Multi-party democracy

    Ah! thats it…….

    MULTI-PARTY DEMOCRACY

    Thats why the PM doesn’t like Taiwan.

    Now, lets hear the ‘stats’ for mainland China!

  41. Anonymous

    We need to find out what Owen agreed to when he went to China

  42. frankology

    Remove thou clothing all commenters with agendas for partisan politics. This is the SILLY season.

    When I join the blogging arena, I did it for the sake of discussion, reasoning and clean debates without knowing who the writers might be.

    I stated from my first posting that I will be neutral in my writing, I made a promise that I will chastise the Bees, the Dees, the None de plumes and individuals that make statements without facts and logic. I wrote on the Highway which I see is a waste of money bringing flyovers to this country. I wrote on motor sports, conglomerate take-overs, financial matters, legal matters and politics. I try to keep on an even keel, although agenda writers mistake me for Mascoll, Simmons and any political comes to mind.

    I was monitoring the slant of writers and even the moderators and I realise a constant partisan view. I respect the submissions of Adrian Loveridge on radio, the press and the blogs and I thought at first his statements was geared at Tourism, especially the Gems Project, I listen and read every article from his deep feelings of being a Barbadian and being able to contribute to the ongoing problems within the country. But alas! We are now seeing the true role of this writer with every article lined with partisan politics. Tell me, who can we trust for unbias commentary about things Barbadian?

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

    BFP Comments,

    Frankly, Frankology… you are so blatantly partisan in favour of the corrupt BLP government that no one pays attention to you anymore. YOUR JOB FOR THE BLP is to try and introduce FUD – fear, uncertainty and doubt – about what voters are reading on the blogs.

    You have NOTHING to say when obvious partisanship occurs in the Nation News (ie: the sticker story and false Taiwan issue), but everything to say about partisanship on the blogs WHICH IS AT LEAST IN THE OPEN.

    Your “cover” is blown. Everybody can see what your assignment is.

    *********

    A few words were removed from Cliverton’s response to frankology.

    Clive… let’s not lower ourselves to the level of the government spinmasters.

    Marcus

  43. Bimbro

    Adrian Loveridge
    January 8, 2008 at 9:56 am
    Bimbro..

    Not quite right.
    I want good governance, accountabilty and transparency, honesty and integrity, and I want the 43% of the popuation that were eligible to vote in the last election, but chose not to, come out this time and VOTE!

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

    Of course, A. And we ALL want all of these things for Bim. We wish her well, at this trying and crucial, time!!!!

    BTW, r u politically, ambitious, yourself?!!!!

  44. Jerome Hinds

    FRANKOLOGY,

    I pity you !

    Now that you get some warm licks the other night……you now running to BFP for SOLACE !

    Why did MIA MOTTLEY speak about the $ 1 BILLION sweet – heart deal with CHINA ?

    Follow the links below :

    https://barbadosfreepress.wordpress.com/?s=china&searchsubmit=Find+%C2%BB

    https://barbadosfreepress.wordpress.com/2007/09/21/mia-mottley-returns-from-china-with-promises-of-money-in-exchange-for-continued-silence-on-laogai-slave-labour-camps/#comments

  45. Adrian Loveridge

    Frank,

    You are way off target, Ask Mr Thompson.

    Bimbro…

    Honestly, in a perfect world I would love to be an INDEPENDENT Senator. I feel that I can still contribute towards tourism and that honour would allow me to do it from a national point of view.

    There you go. My cards are all on the table.

    I expect the thought will be ridiculed.

    I treasure my 20 years on Barbados and only mean it well and that is why I am passionate about my beliefs.
    It is so easy to stay silent.

  46. frankology

    Cliverton of BFP. I can tell every time a response come from BFP about this writer when you are moderating. You are quick to defend a cause and label someone if it differ from your stand. I am proud to say, I am man enough to defend any statement that I might make. I do not have to deal with repercussion from any party. How about you.

    Marcus moderating is neutral to your agenda based moderating.
    xxxxx

    YOUR JOB FOR THE BLP is to try and introduce FUD – fear, uncertainty and doubt – about what voters are reading on the blogs.
    ………………………………………………………………………………
    I am not under any “cover’ and I am not operating under the BLP. I am realistic and I deal with issues.

    How on earth can I introduce FUD. This is more caused by an Opposition party writers, not someone who is neutral.

  47. You lost you NEUTRAL STATUS SOMEWHILE AGO you are SO TAINTED WITH BLPISM IT IS SICKENING.

  48. IT IS NOT BIAS WHEN WE DISCUSS YOUR PARTIES OBVIOUS CORRUPTION IT IS CLEAR FOR ALL TO SEE frankology.
    REMEMBER THE VECO PRISON THE 3S DANOS ROAD WORKS.

  49. Anonymous

    And if WIV tell you so it has to be so since he is terrribly partisan for the other side. Frankology, we have seen right through you. Insisting that you are like water or wind but buzzing like a bee.

  50. Bimbro

    Adrian Loveridge
    January 8, 2008 at 5:58 pm
    Frank,

    You are way off target, Ask Mr Thompson.

    Bimbro…

    Honestly, in a perfect world I would love to be an INDEPENDENT Senator. I feel that I can still contribute towards tourism and that honour would allow me to do it from a national point of view.

    There you go. My cards are all on the table.

    I expect the thought will be ridiculed.

    I treasure my 20 years on Barbados and only mean it well and that is why I am passionate about my beliefs.
    It is so easy to stay silent.

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

    Thanks for replying, A. And now we all know, and many of us consider that would be a very, deserving and worthwhile position for you to occupy in Bim and would give you our support.

    Let’s hope that it becomes reality. We could do with an injection of ‘foreign’, honesty and decency in Bajan politics. I, frankly, don’t care who does it as long as the job is done the correct, honest and decent way, i.e. Bajan politics!!!!

    I don’t suppose you’d make much headway with Arthur but if Thompson gets in, that could be your opportunity!

    Good luck! I’m sure many here, would support you!

  51. Martsie

    A very exciting page full of comments on pre-election issues. I am satisfied that the BFP family is very wathful, searching and forthright. The DLP could do with the support now, more than ever and I must commend the contributors to the debate, leading up to the General Election 2008. So far we have not heard all the filth exuding from the halls of the public sector, ’cause if we did, all BLP staff except two (2) (H. Lashley and I. Roett) would be jailed. The four corners of the law will be explored….. then a transfer for Comptroller to Acting P.S. Ministry defence and Security…. Alas the Commissioner of Police not very much said about him but he is a cheeky fellow, operates like Owen Arthur….I wish the DEEs well in the General Elections of 2008.
    Bravo David

  52. Anonymous

    For A ll BFP Readers

    At the DLP prayer/praise and political meeting last night in Independence Square, all the DLP members gave some very troubling information about ID cards ready to give to guyanese (illegal) to vote in our election,and information reaching them of goverment’s attempt to tamper with the election process.

    I hope you noted that Norman Faria sent out a message yesterday to the guyanese to go and vote.

    The only foreign consular person that did so.

    We were told the voters list was also ammended as late as yesterday by BLP senator tyronne Barker to put his 2 daughters name on the list.

    I always suspected that 15,000 new voters that we are hearing about since we were told our population is declining, and also why the BLP refused to tell us the numbers of guyanese here in our country.

    Go early to the polls.