Like a certain
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?”
“Impossible!” The mother began to swell herself. “As big as this.”
“Far bigger mummy.”
She swelled again. “As big as this.”
“No mommy bigger.”
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
have sat on the board say: “I do not believe or trust
not one word that comes out of their mouths.”
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.
people saw this so how is it that these things could happen and why
could not our Prime Ministers, politicians and businessmen predict these
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.