Unfair things happening ’bout here
WID ALL the lot o’ stress, inconsistencies, drama and surprises dat this new Government come in tuh power and find and still finding all like now so, duh like duh cahn dream tuh start pon nothing dat duh promised in the manifesto and it ain’t even look like it gine happen anytime soon neither. If ya stop and take a good look at it, every other week it is something else tuh deal wid, something else tuh unravel, something else tuh solve and something else tuh clean up.
I ain’t envy non o’ dem at all
’cause even though the Bajan people know dat it wasn’t dem doing, no matter how hard duh try tuh get the problems solved, duh got some people who gine still cut their tails.
Of course some o’ the young ministers making a few blunders and some o’ dem even falling down pon the job at times but duh got tuh remember dat nuhbody ain’t ring dem hands behind duh backs nor put dem in a necktie and make dem run fuh nuh public office; it is their choice. Like my mother would say, howevah ya make up ya bed, ya gotta lie down in it.
One o’ the things dat does really bother me and dat I hope this Government make haste and get sorted out is the water problem. What I mean is the amount o’ people duh discovering recently who have been getting and using water free of cost fuh years, evah single day religiously, wid-out any kinda conscience.
You could imagine dat? Dem is unfair things.
This country got all kinds o’ problems finding money tuh pay duh debts and people still tiefing from it. A article I read there in the papers the other day say dat the Barbados Water Authority collected more than three million dollars from businesses, including hotels, restaurants as well as major residential developments pon both the South and West
Coast. The article say dat corporate Barbados was and remains the largest debtor.
It say dat the BWA thank the ones who got disconnected and went and paid. Then others who found duh chequebooks when the BWA teams went tuh disconnect. You could imagine dah? The more I read the article, the more vex I was getting, especially when I read a part o’ the article which say dat the BWA teams was busy at a hotel which was disconnected fuh non-payment of close tuh $500 000 and was still getting water.
Now you see wha’ I meaning when I talk ’bout unravelling things ’bout here? These things cahn be fair tuh the country, tuh honest, law-abiding, hard-working citizens nor tuh poor pensioners like me who does be struggling tuh make ends meet, which includes paying we water bill before the truck pull up ’longside we house and cut off the water wid-out mercy. These is bigshot people wid big businesses, big expensive cars and, according tuh the late Jeannette Layne-clarke, living large up in the heights and terraces, who should be gine before the law courts.
Dat is why ya does always hear me say dat I like some o’ the things bout the American system. Dem does investigate evahbody, bring evahthing out in public and anybody could go tuh jail once duh find dem guilty.
Dat is why I know dat Barbados could pay off most o’ the money it owe way. The Government only gotta start investigating people and businesses and start tuh haul in the millions o’ dollars duh owe the country.