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TO DO WITH SELF INDULGENCE - Part Four BRIGHT PEOPLE

posted May 13, 2009, 5:11 PM by Caribusiness Admin

Where are the names of people with original ideas? There were several well-known probing intellectuals, who seemed to be absorbing more education than they were given, who had ideas and knew what it was to be properly education. 

Where is no rhetoric?  Citizens have not been taught to be skeptical - if Sparrow says so it is so - the white man say it so, so it is so.  

People, who were considered with a lot of great hope like Peter Simmons.  He has turned out shallow because it suited him better to join the establishment.  He became a high commission and has a column just because he is BLP.   

When these fellows went up to London their idea was to pass and come back home and “we going show Grantley what we think!”   

David Simmons there was so much hope for a lot more from him.  He was bright and in London talked real progressive things and ideas, passed his exams LLB and LLM, and the idea was not to go back home to fuss with a degree or a profession but sadly he come back and he went after the glory.  He inherited Tom’s seat in St. Thomas.    

There was no politics in his syllabus.  Barrow went to the right place and found the right people at the London School of Economics probably young Manley got a lot of things rubbed off at a time when there had progressives, who would buck the system, who said  when things were wrong.  John Connell went and came back and his black power was too rough and ready.  

To read Al Gilkes’ columns in the Advocate during 1962, when the High Altitude Research Project came makes one wonder if he just took what HAPR personnel wrote and put his name on it.  To have known what he wrote about at that time would have meant that he would have been able to follow the course of history as it unfolded in Europe, Africa and Asia Minor. 

The End

TO DO WITH SELF INDULGENCE - Part Three The Church

posted May 13, 2009, 4:38 PM by Caribusiness Admin

The Church failed from the started.   

Meanwhile there are more Anglican church building, more than anybody else in any denomination, they are not fully used and are there doing nothing.  One of the worst areas is how these religious people take away what little brain is left -  they have got a grip on too many people.  A whole class of them calling themselves, Pentecostal, the new brand name gear.  It starts with the priest, where it is a profession not a calling.   

Go or be sent to a college in America and come back and get a Church and the best way to get a following is to come up with something new, rent a space and use women to entice.  Join them and get money, then tell funny things about God but they get the following.  The aim is branches and not about moral structure.    

The Scientologist come down with their boat.   They have a whole of lot of people with money who pledge them their money.  They have a lot of books cheaper especially for those that can get on the boat and get to sail around the world and get free food.  The main thing is the head of the religion is the maximum guru and his style is everybody style.   

Reverent Coleman had to open a rum shop because he was black. That is the sort of thing that obtained in  the Anglican Church.  They were born out of Henry VIII.  Henry was a scholar, he was bright not like so many other kings.   He was an educated man, could quote books, was a lawyer and was young - eighteen or nineteen, when he became king. He was also a horrible lecher.  

The Roman Catholic Church had bound to a certain behaviour and his behaviour was frowned upon by them.  He wanted to legitimise his philandering so he said:  “I am the head of the England and we done with Rome.”  He cut of two women heads.  He did not execute Catherine because she was an ugly woman.  Anne Bolyne was a pretty woman and a whore.  He saw her in Regency park and he fell in love with her.   She did not have a son so Henry found a law to cut off her head. 

Every day on the call-in programmes people call in to say they read something in a book so it has to be true.  If a teacher stand up in front of a class of unspoilt minds and says one and one is two it is accepted because otherwise the chidren cannot count the change in their pocket.  So when he tell then that Jesus come down and he had four legs and two were cut off it is nonsense.  This is what is happening, what is read in a book is not analyse.  The bible is not looked in to see, who is telling the story.  They were real people that wrote the bible. 

Very day, now it is prophesy.  John is the only disciple that died a natural death.  He was Jesus’ brother and may have been feared.  He had a vision and wrote a lot of things but it is allegorical interpreted and it cannot be interpreted unless someone also had a  revelation. 

The early Christian used to eat the mescaline mushroom and become very high.   

In the 18th century there was a mathematician, who ran afoul of authorities in France and was condemned to die.  He spent the last thirty days of his life writing out a lot of mathematical equation.  He did not have enough time to write solutions to those equations and it was only in the 1930s and 40s that these formulae were accepted and found to be true but there was no way of solving them without modern technology. 

A primitive society would have had no scientific language so all sorts of unscientific explanations crop up like Babel - that diversification has to be accounted for so Babylon began to speak one language, trying to get to heaven by building a tower. It is a layman’s translation, like today the weather changed because of satellites but neither are true explanations.   

The bible was forbidden to be read until Henry VIII’s time.  It was written in Latin, not read in English so that most people could not read it.  This is not to try to stop belief in God but to say work things out.  A God of love does not and never killed off people or kill babies like they say about David and Batsheba’s baby.  Accept nothing short of a loving God. 

The standard study of the Bible is the King James Version and most of it was done by thirty scholars under James I of England’s patronage and the translation was compromised.  The best translation was put out that was politically correct; a version that did not disabuse anybody; especially the King, who hated women and was a terrible pederast, homosexual.  He could not keep himself to himself and generally only appointed another queen.  He was most arrogant and said that Jesus had his John and he had his David and believed that he was appointed by God.    

The translation for the old testament had to be translated from Hebrew into English, not only that, the old scriptures did not have one particular manuscript there were different books found all over the place in scrolls and what not.  What these people are calling modern Israel is not the Hebrews.  The Jews had to learn Hebrew, when they formed the state of Israel.   They are speaking Hebrew -  a new language.   

Hebrews of the Bible is difficult; it has no vowels and depending on the vowel it could be could mean different things.  These writing were put into Hebrew then into Greek, the Greeks were more educated, and then the Romans came and put them into Latin.   

Eventually some one stumbles on the facts.  We know that because this is the 20th century but that was the 15th and 16th century.  So what to do it is too late they cannot be sent to school after all.   That is what we should be doing here. 

If English cannot be understood how can such an obscure language as Ancient Egyptian be, when the Egyptians, nowadays, themselves cannot do it.  The closest to that language is Ethiopian that is what Jesus spoke.  Written Eastern languages would have been Amharic and the Coptic languages, Ethiopia, Abyssinia those languages - some have remained pure but the people, who how inhabited Israel were scattered and very often the Bible had to be read for them.   

There were so many languages but most would have spoken Egyptian but would have understand one another but they did not necessary speak the same.  Jesus was not a straight nose longhaired white fellow.   

So many religious ones cannot think. The Iman, had to learn Arabic and had to learn the Koran by heart and here him speak he is a real Bajan and a business man.   

Mein Kamp may one day turn up as somebody’s bible.   

The thing is that they are blind people in the land of the one-eyed but they cannot see because how can I be dumb when I know the bible by heart.  Get enough money and afford to be good.   

All of this has nothing to do with a better way of living.  I would hope that all of this would change before I die.  

TO DO WITH SELF INDULGENCE - Part Two The Economy

posted May 13, 2009, 4:35 PM by Caribusiness Admin

Like a certain mother frog. 

There once was a little frog, whose mother told him that there was no animal bigger than  her and one day the little frog saw a cow.

“I saw a big, big animal mother.”

“Calm down how do you mean big. Bigger than me?”

“Yes mummy.”

“Impossible!”  The mother began to swell herself. “As big as this.”

“Far bigger mummy.”

She swelled again.  “As big as this.”

“No mommy bigger.”

And she blew herself up until she burst. 

That is how the economy is.  Just like the frog in the story the economy is going to burst before the end of this year.  Money laundering going be cut back and Cuba going be opened before the end of this year and all those cruise liners will be calling at Cuba. 

Nature does not allow ugly and it could not happen to a more deserving people; all the affluence and prosperity from, which all of these things in the above article stems.  The people are lost in pure depravity: homosexuality, trunking, lesbianism, raucous behaviour, anal intercourse, skin-out, wuk-up, sexual molestation and assault.  It is the madness of Ancient Rome,  

Barbados is what it always was: a showpiece for and the centre of slavery.  And when Castro dies all those who wait in Barbados will be back in Cuba their Shangra-La  and we can then say goodbye to our riches.  I have been writing that for the last twelve years.   

Barbadians should go down on our knees and suck Castro’s toes and say thank you to him from the bottom of their hearts.  Down to the 1950s we and Jamaica, Haiti, Bermuda, the Bahamas were sugar, sugar, sugar, molasses and rum and when Castro took over in 1959/60 and decided that he is a communist our tourism took over - and then the deep water harbour 1960-61. 

Conversely  the day that Cuba established a rapport  with the US for all intense and purposes Barbados’ tourism is dead,  Carnival Cruises going to Cuba.  The flood has started.  Cuban Americans are flocking back to Cuba. There is no limit now on how  much time  they can spend or when they can travel and thousands of them are converging on Cuba.   Cuba is way ahead of us with interpersonal relations and the most  important one is that, unlike what happens in Barbados, when a woman meets another woman in Cuba there is an automatic bond a friendship but in  Barbados when a woman meets another woman  it is a sizing up situation because they are fighting for scarce resources in a  resource scarce economy.  

The Chicken Case – The Same Old Same Old 

We have not built on the knowledge of our bright people.  We have not look at the 80s or 90s and see what our bright ones did.  In fact we do not know who our bright ones are.  

We eating so much chicken because the fish is so expense.  Geography says the Atlantic has more edible fish than any other sea so why do we not have a fishing industry like the Japanese who trawl these waters but that would take brains and Eric St. John.   Instead of taping in on his knowledge gained from his grandfather the Nation newspaper prefers to feature his pre-teen grandchildren as great agriculturalist. 

We have only yesterday the minister calling for the price of chicken to drop.  We had the chicken issue in Antigua and Barbuda in 1987.  And the two opponents were: on one side was Tim Hector, a soviet sympathizer, editor and only head ever of the Antigua Caribbean Liberation Movement and pubisher of a weekly six page newspaper the Outlet and the Prime Minister.  

Tim argued stop the importation of inexpensive American chicken because the more expensive locally produced chickens meant jobs.  An important economic policy of the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda was that his people must be able to eat for EC$5.00 a day.  In Barbados you can eat at $50.00 a day.   So if businesses want to set up a chicken farms then they will have to produce inexpensive chicken.   

What the economist should work out is whether at the price of our chicken how many cannot eat chicken as compared to how many are employed and how many of those can afford to buy the expensive chicken and how much.   

People in this country have basic problems and this recession is going to show up that they do not eat proper food.  Food has no show value so by the fancy clothes and stick to slave food disguised as cheap macaroni and chow mien - from the stadium to the agriculture exhibition to the home party macaroni pie. Those living on a house spot in a development with not a lime or pawpaw tree around only ornamentals will be supermarket slaves.   

When we talk about housing and talk of building multi-story accommodation that is one of the most vicious and anti-social that happens in a society.  It is a sociology time bomb the people living on the first two floors are pretty safe because they have access to the streets but those on the fourth floor that have to go down four floors with these large population vandalism will take place in this island, where they take out the toilet fitting. 

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Jane Deane Knox Goddard had been running around for more than a year saying that CLICO had got permission to develop all that land around Staple Grove etc.  In the days of my grandmother’s youth Staple Grove was about 500 acres then there was Kent next to it and then Upton with the windmill house, that went all the way to the corner by BET all was owned by one owner.  There now cutting up very fertile land and if sugar cane is not paying it should be planted in food. 

Now an announcement about this development is made and in the biggest piece of whoring by the Nation newspaper has not disclosed the name of the developer. 

The situation is funny and not funny like ha! ha! neither.  Our citizens behave as if Barbados is on the cusp of economic boom.  In nine months this country is going to be reeling; already the Central Bank has advised to settle debts and do not owe money.  After August there are going to be cuts back in everything.  Seven years of famine the bible said seven years of famine. 

This whole credit thing has been caused by about a half dozen white people, who were crooked.  They sat on the sidelines and waited for certain things to arrive on the scene.  It seems that crooks have taken over.   

The consumers of Barbados have allowed heavy duties to be placed by successive governments. 100 percent and over duty on cars serves no purpose only to fill somebody’s pocket.  The disabled cannot bring in a bus without duty because the authorities make no exceptions. 

When the Prime Minister talks about properties does he mean buying them cash or property that is owed on.  Years ago, a plantation, after it was bought; it was closed and there were all sorts of vines in the cane that brings down sugar production.  Liabilities are needed to be known not only assets for liabilities overall might be more than the assets.    

There again with the ownership of some things, what is really needed is a look into where the money came from and what was the association with companies and with directors. 

People, who have sat on the board say:   “I do not believe or trust not one word that comes out of their mouths.”   

They remind of one company in the 1990s when taken over from another.  There was a shop and the company used to take all the money out of that one company.  Credit was taken – to be more accurate $10 million dollars and all over due – when there was only a $3 million line of credit with the bank. 

Money was not actually taken out of the shop but goods, which is the same difference. Goods were ordered for the shop and were sold and what was done with the money is not known.  Stock went down and after two or three shipments were owed for from suppliers the supplier cut them off, goods could not be ordered again, serious financial problems occurred.  That is what ran the shop into the ground.  That was the first and many years ago.   

Normal business people saw this so how is it that these things could happen and why could not our Prime Ministers, politicians and businessmen predict these things? 

A lot of things stand in the way - some very vicious things - threats on family and life to those, who would not cooperate.  A board was told about receiving threatening  telephone calls and they asked what to do and were told nothing that the situation was being handle by a  paid tap on the telephone from the telephone company and from that there was never another threatening telephone call.  So the reader can deduct for themselves. 

If a company is not in trouble why give.  Read the papers everyday there is trouble in every country.  Many years ago those who worked for these companies went around and said that they would not let their dog deal with them. 

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The Prime Minister and his band of happy men have not realized that the best way to gets voters is to do good works. Oistin fish market renamed Baby Dookes fish market. It is election rigging appealing for votes but on the other hand the voting public is so ignorant that it does not vote on altruism.    

Politicians are credited with brains.  It is beginning to dawn slowly that the DLP Ministers are not the brightest, they lack experience and are not prepared to go, where experience is.   

There is so much in society that is mostly ignorant.   The Prime Minister visits a company and needs thirty people and press.  That is angering and styling but style cost money.   The Prime Minister is sharing the money. 

The country cannot afford that waste.   The situation is not happy, when ministers and civil servants turn governance into social exercises for people, who do not care.  Under the guise of do-gooders, schemes are thought up to speak and get appearance fee, not for five dollars but maybe a couple of hundred dollars, and those, who got control, rubber stamp these work-outs that are held in great halls and hotels and the Grand Salle and the Barrow Center and the Sir Lloyd and they in their fancy dresses with fancy speeches and they give hors d’oeuvres that all seem to come from the same caterer.  

The same old, same old.  All the time there are things that one lot criticize and when they get in they do the same.  Our P.M. is all over the place:-  he was in London; he was in Jamaica.  He is not doing like his former party’s prime minister: trust people and allow them to take on responsibility and when the time the former P.M was ready to clean up his act and get rid of most of them but he left this life.   

Democracy can be defined in all sorts of ways:  demo is the people, Kratos cracy is rule.  So everybody has democracy.  Democracy should be people having real control of their own destiny and that has not happened.  There are people with financial control with  habits of puritan England.  They rule and dictate how people should be and have and every black girl, when they were twelve was easy prey and these same people sat up front in the Anglican Church.  We still have that tradition for else why prevent people from flying kites on Good Friday and going to Easter picnics.  

Certain people should dress a certain way or do a certain thing not because it is the law but because it offends certain people.  The Church says wear a hat in church and although St. Paul said about having the head covered that is blindly following.  Dare say certain things and God going strike somebody dead.  Things like this governs behaviour and are not move by the time.

TO DO WITH SELF INDULGENCE - Part One PEOPLE

posted May 13, 2009, 4:31 PM by Caribusiness Admin

Hey! Diddle! Diddle! The cat and the fiddle the cow jumped over the moon!

The little boy laughed to see such fun and the dish ran away with the spoon! 

This is a lesson about ambition overriding the possibility of achievement.  

Little Jack Horner sat in a corner eating a Xmas pie;

He put in his thumb and pulled out a plumb

And said what a good boy am I!

A lesson to show that what Jack did was not an achievement the plumb was already in the pudding.  The sarcasm of these rhymes is not understood. 

The shortest distance between two points is a straight line.  That is not the right definition; the shortest distance between two points on a plain surface is a straight line.  A black man, Hannibal, knew that a long time ago when he crossed the Alps and took a straight direction but not a straight line.  

We are in difficult waters and so many have an idea that they are great and have bestowed the laurel leaves on themselves as they feed off and devour knowledge from the bright and intelligent, whom they despised and when the time is right regurgitate it in a form that is more palatable to the public taste.   

Last week on his programme, Andrew Pilgrim played it like Mac Fingall.  They play the idiot!  Wa Dax! What is its meaning.   It is a class thing - a quasi class - that behaves as if everything is a joke.  La! De! Da!  Let us make fun of this for nothing is important we are alive, we are pretty and we treat everything on that trivial level - trivialize everything. That is Pilgrim, which should contrast very seriously with his performance as a lawyer.   

Laughter accompanies deep ironic situations - unless something can get a laugh in a play it is not understand -  they have even found a way to laugh in Julius Caesar - when Cleopatra put the asp to her breast they laugh and say that is only a play. 

What comes through Andrew is that he is a cynical person and he is laughing at people all the time but do not mind how idiotic they getting on out there they not going bring that kind of nonsense to middle class people.  Why do they do it?  May be it is an arty-farty thing for Andrew’s father was one of the few and only boys that drove himself to school and his uncle, Paul, was a founding member of the Barbados Rally Club, which  was in the 50s, when only the cream of the coloured society, like Dobbie Douglas, were members  

If I were his mother I would think that he might be getting back at me for it is certain that he would not have seen that behaviour or mores while under his family’s middle class roof. 

Elton Mottley will play that he agrees with the “um dat” kind of thing but he is not with that.  Jeanette Layne Clarke in her column, Bobby Clarke, they do the split personality thing.  Tom Adams used one voice for the lower classes and one for the better offs but none of them doing that in their own real lives.  Edward “Kamau” Brathwaite talks about nation language and he wears locks; he understands that there is some affinity with metaphors but he expresses himself in impeccable English.   

Slapstick is like Jim Carrey, where falling down is to make people laugh but these are no Jim Carrey or Jimmy Edwards, who always got a laugh, was bright and he was a mathematics masters.  Tony Hancock was a better comedian, he made a lot of money and he killed himself eventually.  Our Fingalls and Pilgrims feel that they are celebrities but it is not so they do not act like professionals, do not rehearse, there is no editing and no disciplines.  Daphne Hackett gone and Cynthia Wilson, Peta Alleyne and such people try with the likes of Belly Laugh and are happy with such.  The only one that would not compromise to descend to that level is probably Alfred Pragnell.   

It is self indulgence. Jewel and her cackling Bajan Women, which cannot be watched more than once and not to its conclusion.  “I want people to see me on a motor cycle: let me be seen doing this, interviewing the American Ambassador,”- and all that at the expense of the audience.  They figure that they are too big for their boots.  “We are big so we can do anything,” - and speaking like the queen in the third person.  “Pilly went to Africa” -  “Hamilton Lashley is not going to do that.” 

It is a particular bend – for a particular effect or effete.  “Oh! I discovered Africa!”   They believe that they are at the same level of the Hollywood stars and that is what afflicts Barbadians.  They believe the spin, which is put out there:  Barbados is the best in the world.  Everything about Barbados is fantastic, we are stars!   

It is all to do with behavioural science but our society is not governed by science and so a lot of analyzing is needed - like, when old people tied a fowl or a turkey by the foot, fed them - sometimes the birds were force fed and when the string was removed, the birds did not wander out of the radius of the circle of the thread because the birds had that territory and did not know they could go further.   

They do not know that they are free. 

An old chief messenger wore khaki suit and top hat and every body above a janitor he called:  “Yes Sir!” and when he retired, on mornings he dressed the same way and went and stood outside the public buildings.  

There is so much of that and it is tied up in what we call - tradition - meaning:   

“It does happen, there is no explanation for it,” and even the politician are not bright enough to know it is done.  The Prime Minister is still Deus ex machine - God in the machine.  Owen did the same and all the rest did it.  He is God by virtue of his office and sitting at the top of the pinnacle, so do not confront him.    

Brought up to think manners means do not cuss the white man translated means - the boss cannot be told when he is wrong.   In the army it is yes sir! Salute and have the courage to do what needs to be done in the way it should.     

There are definitions, “connective dissonance” – e.g. a person joins a group and finds that the group’s behaviour is not what was expected but some want is fulfilled so the person reconciles the difference, adapts, explains away, resorts to defensive mechanisms, and defends the conduct.   

What can be recognized as plain ordinary common, manipulation, denial and refusal to face reality.  That is observable with more and more people.  See but blot out, hear but not listen, pay no attention let the bright ones talk, what they want to talk, do not be disrespectful, ask questions that bare no reality to the topic and appear intelligent. 

It is an idiot’s stance.  Jewel Forde in a recent interview with the American Ambassador wanted to show her intelligent so she catered to the Ambassador, smiled when she did not have to do and did not let the woman talk.  When she looked at a painting she said: “I got one of them home.”  This behavior is the way to get through and the line of least resistance.  Every morning on “Morning Barbados” subjects come prepared to say certain things, do not give proper answers and hope that a question is asked for what they have to say.   Barrow called it appearance. 

Speakers do not know about what they speak and concentrate on style - catch phrases and translate one another words because it sounds good.   “um, did, dat, wunnah” not recognizable as language.  There is a new word impact, impact is an intransitive verb and must carry a preposition.  Transitive and intransitive - I eat bread - there has to be subject and an object.   

A fellow came in court charged with stealing jewelry and he wore a big medallion.  The magistrate said: “officer bring that thing let me see it,” he drop it on the desk and he did not hear a tingle because it was not gold.   

The Herald published by Clennell Wickham is in the Archives and in it there was a regular column called Lizzy and Joe, written in Bajan and rhyme, and very amusing.  The innuendo of these two people’s conversation was brilliant and should be required reading so that some can see how language is used. 

Before there was a body of West Indian literate Charles Dickens was read. In Dickens’ books there was standard English and Cockney.  Cockney connects a similar word and make it rhyme, and it is spoken by those people born and living in a district within the sound of the bells of Bow Church in Bow Street, where there was a police court, police court because all the prostitutes and petty thieves use to go before the magistrate there.   

There is pure French Castilian and the spelling has to be this way and the grammar and that is the only authorize one.  Spanish is the same.  There is an academy that controls and the Spanish popular press cannot do things like how the American do like spelling “nite” for night.  There is some accommodation of dialect among the people but it is not authorized or even looked favorable upon by the authority. 

In South America and Puerto Rico Spanish there are many things that the native Spaniard would understand in as short space of time like our wunna, the English would understand in time. 

People in England did not go to school until 1844 after their first education law.  A revised Education Act came in the middle of the war, when Churchill realized that lack of education was why people were caught so unaware and he made education compulsory.   Before that the education system was based on elitism. Barbados never relied on the local expert we accepted everything that was done in other places and did not have an Education Act until the 1900s.   

They had very few local inspectors of school and he came down and did a silly thing.  A man called  Hayden was the first director of education.    He introduced age grouping and one morning a child was in 1st form at 10 years-old and the next morning in 3rd form in that age grouping.   

Thirty elected members of parliament and there is no brain test to get in the House.  A political leader must be educated to the broader world issues and at this time too many that govern are backward. They have no idea of social history.    

“That is rhetoric” - meaning style but rhetoric is the opposite of style.  Rhetoric is much too fundament to ignore, it is not a surface thing and it needs deep study. 

The politicians are the same thing, from where do they come?  Let us face it from the beginning Grantley Adams had bright men around him that could shine but he did not promote them for the moon gets its light from the sun and he did not want them to get too close.   I remember even en Grantley Adams he would pass he was very careful not to be seeing mixing with certain people that was Grantley.   Grantley was another Grantley man. 

Horace Barker had a rum shop, where there is the statue of Clement Paynes now.  He ran that it for about fifty years.  Young civil servants went there and Adams use to go.  He usually bought a half bottle of J.R. coloured rum.  He came in sat d at a table and Horace brought his bottle out.  Grantley acknowledges the boys, sent drinks over there for them, but he did not go over because, some said, he felt that they would drink his rum.  He never paid Horace. 

Grantley was not a scamp because he saw that certain thing needed to be done and got them done but he did not want any company and that had and affect on that generation - fellows like Sleepy Smith and Cupid Williams, who went to St. Lucia.   The fellows could join the Labour Party but they could not get a position.  Hugh Springer was line up for to be president, when Grantley got him the job, which was a launching pad for Frank Walcott.   

All the politicians did that. It is just perverse characters and then the sideline politicians themselves were not educated.  Grantley got rid of Hugh Springer.  Sir Mencea Cox had a wife and N.E. Wilson used to horn him all the time, she ended up with a white fellow.  Cox was a taxi driver, owner of a taxi.  He was self-educated and  was kept around maybe because regardless of how well educated he became he could not be a threat. 

Aubrey Bryan was one of Adams men he had a bar and restaurant but Adams would not put him on the executive committee.  There was Edwy Talma; he was bright but he did not want the absolute position.  Wynter Crawford got rid of himself and Theodore Brancker and all of them left.  Grantley kept Ronald Mapp - he was a teacher - and all those that worshipped him. 

Hilton Vaughn was born in Haiti that is why he never was knighted. He was not enfranchised because a Barbadian knight must be born here.  He lived just above Top Rock on the left hand side.  He was bright and was not allowed although Grantley sent him to the UN on behalf of Barbados.  Grantley sent him as high as Grantley wanted him to go.  Vaughn, like most great men, one of his passions was writing - he wrote a lot but never published and he played the ukulele.  Grantley kept Husband, Smith, Walcott and Miller – although Miller was different he had initiative.   

Freddie Miller played the saxophone and he kept it in the trunk of his car, M22.   He and the boys started to drink in Baxter’s Road by old Arthur Cave and when Arthur Cave was ready for home they retired to a mulatto fellow from Tichbourne or by Enid in Nelson Street or Rudy’s Inn on Bay Street above the Police Boys’ Club on the Esplanade side.  Ernie Small used to play the organ there and drinking was until the cows came home, when the crowd got small Freddie went to the back of his car, returned inside and played his saxophone. 

When enough was had the drinkers traipsed off to Roger Blackman, who lived in Maxwell Road. Freddie lived in Brighton and Arthur Gay in Lower Westbury Road so Freddie gave Arthur a ride home.  Freddie never drove more than 10 miles and hour. “Freddie I could get out and walk.”

“Sit down.”   

There was his younger sister, Dorothy, she was like one of the boys; she went to Queen’s College, lived in Canada and became a nurse, one of the first black ones, although she was one of the red Millers, very fair.  There was jetty at Brighton by a rum refinery and she laid and sunned herself.  She went night clubbing with the boys and drove a car.

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