Barbados Sesame Street – Both Of These Things Are Like The Other…

I was updating our Cartoons! section this evening when I came across this October 2007 cartoon and was reminded that both leaders promised integrity legislation during the recent election.

Remember? Back in October of 2007, election fever was heating up and the Democratic Labour Party assured us that integrity legislation was just around the corner if we would only vote DLP.

What a joke!

Have a look at what the DLP were saying in October and then make up you own mind as to what happened between then and now…

Here is how our October 29, 2007 article started…

Promises By Thompson And Arthur Are Worth Nothing – Bajans Demand Real Actions

We don’t believe that either Prime Minister Owen Arthur or Opposition Leader David Thompson are serious about introducing integrity legislation….”

Read the whole article here.

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20 responses to “Barbados Sesame Street – Both Of These Things Are Like The Other…

  1. The Devil

    The fraternity of progressive forces are gathering strength. There is often great pain at the birth of new life.

  2. You maybe wearing a little thin around the edges on your repeated harkings on this one BFP, is it an indication that we are running out of topics of real substance to air on the site.

    They are more coming forward you know you just need to ask the right questions to get the right answers, like has DANOS 3 S being FIRED and sent packing for NON PERFORMANCE ???

    I think you may find this more appealing and real that what you have been trying to fuel without getting a blaze really going on your other rantings.

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    BFP says,

    Interesting how our calls for Integrity, Transparency and Accountability Legislation (ITAL) were supported wholeheartedly by you in the 2 years prior to the election, but now that you and your DLP have achieved power and betrayed the trust of Bajans by failing to adopt a Ministerial Code as promised… our calling for ITAL is “harking” and “ranting”.

    Same old, same old.

  3. Happy Fathers day to you at BFP and to all the family of BFP.

  4. Only because you are making a mountain out of a mould hill, it will be brought into effect but not because you hark on it, it will be presented and addressed when at the earliest time it is ready to be done.

    The gov’t is very busy correcting the wrongs and locating and stopping the theft of taxpayers funds.

    So too they are busy delivering on its promise of homes for those in need of them.

    It is very busy trying to maintain balance and fairness in the retail sector and addressing the cost of living issues that are affecting all of us.

    They are busy enough trying to track where the mutil millions that Owing and HALLAM NICHOLLS raped us for in the Prison and Oil Storage Facility have ended up.

    Peace be unto you.

  5. BFP

    When can we expect charges and a recovery of monies, WIV?

  6. When the FBI conclude their investigations into the connection to the Barbados Gov’t and the VECO work I assume.

    Other charges are coming to hand much sooner than many would expect I am told.

    Happy Fathers day to you at BFP and to all the family of BFP.

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    BFP says,

    This “waiting for the FBI” is the BIGGEST LIE that WIV has told in the past week. The government of Barbados has not been in touch with the FBI about VECO. Never mind how we know. That is the truth and it was confirmed again as recently as last week.

    You think Bajans are stupid WIV?

    There is no joint FBI – Barbados investigation into VECO and its relationship with the previous Barbados government.

  7. BFP

    BFP says,

    This “waiting for the FBI” is the BIGGEST LIE that WIV has told in the past week. The government of Barbados has not been in touch with the FBI about VECO. Never mind how we know. That is the truth and it was confirmed again as recently as last week.

    You think Bajans are stupid WIV?

    There is no joint FBI – Barbados investigation into VECO and its relationship with the previous Barbados government.

  8. Hants

    BFP the FBI will not change their Investigation to focus on the “Barbados” connection to VECO.

    What will happen is that if wrong doing is uncovered during the primary Investigation they will notify the Barbados Police.

    Barbados is a “friend ” of the USA so don’t expect Barbados to be treated like Iran.

    I noticed that the mainstream media is reporting the Auditor General’s findings of “wrong doings on various projects” but you are not.

    Wha happen?

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    BFP say

    Hi Hants,

    Just time or lack of re the Auditor General’s reports… but we are preparing an article that will show the AG went only so far and no further for the usual reasons.

  9. Hants

    Renovations to the roof of the Oistins fish market last year cost government 1.6 million dollars.

    Auditor General Leigh Trotman says this was double the original projected cost of 883 thousand dollars.

  10. Barbados the beautiful

    Something fishy going on at Oistins.

    Why so long and so expensive?

    Was supposed to be all done by World Cup and half the price.

  11. I am extremely happy to learn that you at BFP are intimately involved with the inner workings of the US Gov’t, I am not prepared to discuss the matter with you other than to state THE THE VECO FBI INVESTIGATION IS ON GOING, and please try not top be as arrogant and cocky as you appear to be, you are ignorant to what is happening around you, but it does not serve your purpose to believe that there are laws to address these matters and that they will be used fully to get positive results.

    It is not the first time that you have reacted to something that I posted and later then foun out that there was indeed good basis for my comments nor will it be the last time either

    Tell me more about the story about TAXI permits being issued in the dying days of the BLP and that Glyne Clarke and one of his TAXI DRIVERS were questioned by police this past week, with the TAXI DRIVER being taken for more questioning???

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    BFP says,

    We have no information from inside the US Government. Our information comes from Barbados.

    The FBI Veco investigation is ongoing. True. That much is in the US news media.

    The Government of Barbados has not requested any of the results of the FBI investigation or asked to examine any of the evidence as it relates to Barbados. Neither has the Government of Barbados launched its own investigation of VECO’s relationships in Barbados.

    That is because VECO made “campaign donations” to the DLP as well as the BLP. VECO was run by crooks, but they weren’t stupid, you know.

    If your information inside the Barbados law enforcement community is different than ours, please say so… but our information is that no Barbados investigations are in progress in relation to VECO.

  12. You are misleading the public in your assumption that VECO made donations to the DLP THIS IS A TOTAL UNTRUTH.

    THE DLP NEVER RECEIVED ONE RED CENT FROM VECO OR ANY AGENT OF VECO, this I can say beyond any shadow of a doubt, much of the campaign funding came from everyday citizens who chipped in what they had available and that were willing to help make a change of Gov’t happen and to them we are all grateful and thank each and everyone of them for helping eradicate the bastards that were the former Gov’t.

    I am not sure who or what are your sources but I know who my sources are and I continue to trust mine as they have been proven and tested and have been found to be very reliable to date.

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    BFP says,

    Really? Neither the DLP nor any candidate ever received any donation or consideration from VECO? No DLP MP had any interest in any company that worked on a VECO project?

    That’s great!

    Of course, we’ll just have to take your anonymous word for it because neither the DLP nor the BLP have any transparency at all about where they get their millions.

    None.

  13. Let me see if I can make the point any clearer for you.

    You are misleading the public in your assumption that VECO made donations to the DLP THIS IS A TOTAL UNTRUTH.

    THE DLP NEVER RECEIVED ONE RED CENT FROM VECO OR ANY AGENT OF VECO, this I can say beyond any shadow of a doubt.

    You are misleading the public in your assumption that VECO made donations to the DLP THIS IS A TOTAL UNTRUTH.

    THE DLP NEVER RECEIVED ONE RED CENT FROM VECO OR ANY AGENT OF VECO, this I can say beyond any shadow of a doubt.

    Did that work or do I have to try one more time ?

    You are misleading the public in your assumption that VECO made donations to the DLP THIS IS A TOTAL UNTRUTH.

    THE DLP NEVER RECEIVED ONE RED CENT FROM VECO OR ANY AGENT OF VECO, this I can say beyond any shadow of a doubt

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    BFP says,

    Weasel words still, WIV?

    Did any CANDIDATE or MP ever receive any consideration from VECO? How do you know? Did any MP have an interest in any company, supplier or subcontractor that did business on a VECO project anywhere?

    With no requirement for reporting or transparency, how could you possibly know for sure? You can’t.

    Also, you have totally avoided the issue that there is no Barbados-based investigation of VECO’s relationships with Barbados government officials.

    Yes, we all know that the FBI is investigating VECO in Alaska, but that is not what we are stating. We are saying that there is no investigation being performed into VECO by Barbados law enforcement or officials.

  14. I have some questions to ask about Mottley and one of her close female companions this I will do tomorrow.

    But it is very disconcerting and worrying why mottley would act in this manner and it is not related to her sexuality towards women, is that not funny when the incident involves CAROL ROBERTS.

  15. Equilibrium

    Wishing in Vain, will it be a situation where your finger will always be pointed towards the past, will it eb a situation when 5 years down the road u will be telling us about Atrhur’s election promises, even though he’s no longer in the ruling government, can your eyes not be cast in the other direction for once, for the sake of equality, play a different song for once.

  16. Wishing in Vain

    It appears to me that since the last elections were held and the blp were so disliked and thrown out of office that the BLP are in total disarray so much so they held a meeting last evening to remove Mr Hammy Lashley from his post more on that later.

    Now let us discuss their removal from office and their new trend in seeking visibility where ever and however it can be attained, even if thru the back door so to speak.

    We are now hearing that Mottley is going out of her way to seek a position for her close friend and mate CAROL ROBERTS at THE CITY OF BRIDGETOWN CREDIT UNION she is trying displace LYNETTE HOLDER from her post of MARKETING MANAGER at this organisation.

    Please tell me please what has CAROL ROBERTS done for anyone to want to employ her in any role?

    She and many others of Mottley’s ilk were given jobs not based on their ability but their political leanings and their closeness to Mottley she loaded all the various Ministries under her control with ones of her liking we saw it at Culture at CBC at Ministry of Education where ever she went she always found jobs for those that were close to her like TC, MOE, HUGHES, LEACOCK, ROBERTS, ARMSTRONG and the list is a long one, now that she is out of office she trying to do the same thing only thing this time it is not a political appointment but she is seeking the help of friends in doing her deeds.

    This is nothing more that an attempt for Mottley to position herself and her friend in a high profile role to get political mileage out of CAROL ROBERTS but let me suggest to you that neither CAROL ROBERTS NOR MIA MOTTLEY ARE SALEABLE POLITICAL ITEMS they have no buyers waiting for them, they are useless pieces of old dead stock awaiting the garbage heap.

    That is exactly what Hammy was saying to Mottley and Owing when he went out and supported the position of the DLP on more than one recent bill.

  17. I have further learnt today that LYNETTE HOLDER is actually the person that Mottley is VERY close to and she is the said one that Mottley is trying to squeeze to get her lady friend CAROL ROBERTS the post of MARKETING MANAGER at THE CITY OF BRIDGETOWN CREDIT UNION, this must create some friction among this loving group as to who has piority over who to get in with Mottley first????

  18. It appears to me that since the last elections were held and the blp were so disliked and thrown out of office that the BLP are in total disarray so much so they held a meeting last evening to remove Mr Hammy Lashley from his post more on that later.

    Now let us discuss their removal from office and their new trend in seeking visibility where ever and however it can be attained, even if thru the back door so to speak.

    I have further learnt today that LYNETTE HOLDER is actually the person that Mottley is VERY close to and she is the said one that Mottley is trying to squeeze to get her lady friend CAROL ROBERTS the post of MARKETING MANAGER at THE CITY OF BRIDGETOWN CREDIT UNION, this must create some friction among this loving group as to who has piority over who to get in with Mottley first????

    Please tell me please what has CAROL ROBERTS done for anyone to want to employ her in any role?

    She and many others of Mottley’s ilk were given jobs not based on their ability but their political leanings and their closeness to Mottley she loaded all the various Ministries under her control with ones of her liking we saw it at Culture at CBC at Ministry of Education where ever she went she always found jobs for those that were close to her like TC, MOE, HUGHES, LEACOCK, ROBERTS, ARMSTRONG and the list is a long one, now that she is out of office she trying to do the same thing only thing this time it is not a political appointment but she is seeking the help of friends in doing her deeds.

    This is nothing more that an attempt for Mottley to position herself and her friend in a high profile role to get political mileage out of CAROL ROBERTS but let me suggest to you that neither CAROL ROBERTS NOR MIA MOTTLEY ARE SALEABLE POLITICAL ITEMS they have no buyers waiting for them, they are useless pieces of old dead stock awaiting the garbage heap.

    That is exactly what Hammy was saying to Mottley and Owing when he went out and supported the position of the DLP on more than one recent bill.

  19. The Donald

    So very shallow!

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