Barbados' Government barely lift Covid-19 travel restrictions July 12, and we had rap recording artist Drake come thru¹ to bring Government's tourist arrival protocols - or lack thereof - sharply into focus. If you didn't pay attention before, Barbados Government's strategy re visitors & coronavirus should now be clear to you - Tourism is a … Continue reading COVID-19 Rethinks: 4 suggestions How to Tweak Barbados’ Government’s “We Got This” Slogan to suit the pandemic
I don’t type these words lightly, but it’s time. In 2 short years (June 2018-June 2020) the political landscape of Barbados has changed. Wholly and completely. Yet even the so-called intelligentsia of the country barely seems to notice. In 2 short years Barbados went from being a 2 party state - which was limiting enough … Continue reading Barbados’ Broken Relationship with its Prime Minister
2019 - Looking at my party like... Dems Ever Again ? Even though there are those Barbadians who read the words "Democratic" and "Labour" and "Party" together and immediately feel like bathing Even though there are those who - when asked about the future of the DLP - reason "Dum could go long and … Continue reading When did the DLP stop DLPing ??? 6 deep dive questions for the Post-2018 Election Democratic Labour Party
Barbados elections have not featured a nationally televised debate - between party leaders or otherwise - for the country's last several elections. This piece imagines what a 2018 Leader debate would look like, told from the perspective of the show's producer:- Showtime is 2000 hours The guest list reads: Leader of the DLP - The … Continue reading #PopDownElections – Froons vs Mia vs…If Barbados had a National Debate
Politics in Barbados is a fete. Politicians, their parties & bases are the performers. And you - the voting public - are the fete patrons. You know, from going fetes in Barbados, that the quickest way for a performer to get “the crowd in he hand” is to start playing “chi chi man” tunes, or … Continue reading #PopDownElections – Why Politics and Religion Don’t Fcuking Mix
I try writing a blog post convincing people to vote no matter how they feel bout the system, but cun even manage to convince myself, fam. This is it, THEE most pop down parta Barbados’ 2018 #PopDownElections - the multitude of people not planning to vote on May 24 - and I, political analyst, can’t say … Continue reading #PopDownElections – People Who Don’t Vote – Why I Get It & Why I Don’t
(STEVE HARVEY & FREUNDEL BOTH MAKE YOU WAIT 90 DAYS BEFORE YOU DO YOUR THING) One thing you can’t fault Freundel Stuart for: The man make SURE you learn the ins and outs of the constitution of Barbados before he call a election date. By time Freundel done with you – that is, you, ya sista, … Continue reading #PopDown Elections – Freundel Stuart – The Mind of the Man who made you WAIT (before GIVING IT UP)
BAJANS FEELING PROUD OR INDUSTRIOUS AT PRESENT ? Only the Good Lord™ and Freundel Stuart knew when the next general elections would be in Barbados. (Source: Nation News/One Caribbean Media Corp) Now that Freundel has been fuct to rouse himself from whaever realm he resides in, here are several burning questions you could and should be … Continue reading Your 2018 #PopDownElections Primer – Should You Vote? What to Watch? Who Will Win?