Barbadian Senator fields queries from aggressive young Guyanese journalists

When the late David Thompson, the 2nd PM of Barbados to die in Office, once declared “Ever so welcome, wait for a call,” in reference to removing a large contingent of Guyanese in Barbados (which would include Rihanna’s mother if he thought it through, yet he sees fit to bestow a Diplomatic Passport to RiRi since Robyn Fenty attended Combermere, BIG FREAKIN’ DEAL) – many saw the nasty snipe as a death knell for relations between the two Caricom members.

These young turks were not the placid Bajan sort of media who had no questions, they took up my original line of questioning and added to it apart from rephrasing my original question... It felt good o be in a team, and not solo for a change!

These young turks were not the placid Bajan sort of media who had no questions, they took up my original line of questioning and added to it apart from rephrasing my original query… It felt good to be in a team, and not batting solo for a change!

Now Barbados has had to suck salt & learn the hard way that we need Caricom traffic via people and exports, to survive and even thrive! So it was no surprise when Bridgetown goes to Georgetown, cap in hand and a-begging… Since Guyana is now developing how Barbados once did, and, possibly to enjoy watching Barbados grind, they have been magnanimous and devised a twinning process between the two countries.

There was a recent Press Conference where Senator Maxine McLean (extreme left) met with her GY Counterpart, Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett (centre) and she shared how it appears the allegedly acerbic relations between Georgetown & Barbados was exaggerated - she cited in 2008 there were 31,276 arrivals and 27, 158 departures while only 610 refused entry; 269 refused entry in 2009 and 365 in 2011.

There was a recent Press Conference where Senator Maxine McLean (extreme left) met with her GY Counterpart, Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett (centre) and she shared how it appears the allegedly acerbic relations between Georgetown & Barbados was exaggerated – she cited in 2008 there were 31,276 arrivals and 27, 158 departures while only 610 refused entry; 269 refused entry in 2009 and 365 in 2011.

False Passports, Repeat Offenders for Overstaying visits were some of the reasons given which were confirmed by Min. Rodrigues-Birkett who added the cases were not even contested yet the Guyanese media decided to pursue matters further – this video is a synopsis of that encounter…

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