First post of 2014 with Video

January 7, 2014

So I’ve finally installed WordPress on my iPhone, over a year after having it. That means I’ll be more likely to post pics, videos and stories. I just hope I don’t post my “personal photos” accidentally! 馃槣

Check out the video here!

The purpose of this revised blog is to be more open with readers about what makes me tick, how things in the world work and to help everyone better understand what’s going on in the world around them in a way they can appreciate.

I’ll also be uploading to YouTube so check out my channel – guess what it’s called.

Watch this space to find out more of what’s happening in the life of the Superlative1.


Consultancy Services

February 24, 2009

Consultancy Services & Fees:

1. Full-Time Consultant
Services will include:
路 Linguistic monitoring (spelling, grammar, syntax etc.) to ensure the highest quality and professional presentation of information, while maintaining its accessibility to the average user of the site.
路 Research and Information verification- this would encompass fact verification, validity checks on information received and intended for publication, finding and presenting educational resource information that is most current and applicable to the local dynamic.
路 Networking with professionals and other persons in the varying fields addressed in the site to allow for group counseling sessions as well as one-on-one sessions within and outside of a religious based setting based on the personal beliefs of the individual seeking council.
路 On-site* scheduling and event management/planning to ease with excessive demands for time in the event of scheduling conflicts overlapping deadlines.
路 7 days a week availability** for general advice or to double check information as well as ventures in which either the organization as a whole or any of its members may be getting involved
Fee: $2600- $3500 per month ($650- $875 per week)***

2. Part-Time Consultant
Services will include:
路 Linguistic monitoring (spelling, grammar, syntax etc.) to ensure the highest quality and professional presentation of information, while maintaining its accessibility to the average user of the site.
路 Research and Information verification- this would encompass fact verification, validity checks on information received and intended for publication, finding and presenting educational resource information that is most current and applicable to the local dynamic.
路 3 days a week availability** for general advice and to double check information as well as ventures in which either the organization as a whole or any of its members may be getting involved
Fee: $1500- $2500 per month ($375- $625 per week)***

*On-site service refers to time spent in the Bahamas working on projects. Travel (within the Bahamas) and entertainment allowances etc., will be included in the Full-Time fee accounting for the salary schedule. Plane fare and such incidentals will be incurred at the expense of the company.

**Availability will include e-mail, instant messaging, text messaging as well as voice calls, and may be done at any time of the day preferably after 4 hours notice has been given and the time agreed upon however, last minute urgent communication will not be discouraged.

*** Given the current exchange rate of the Bahamas Dollar to the U.S. Dollar being 1 to 1, fees will be paid in either currency, or that which is higher at the time of payment finalization. Fees are negotiable only until contract finalization. Any adjustment thereafter must be agreed upon by BOTH parties within reason. (May not be applied to incidental expenses incurred during the performance of duties.)


Superlative1’s 10 Rules of Engagement.

January 15, 2009

Rules of Engagement.

Rule #1: Always exercise diplomacy even when irate. Example, “Please fuck off.”

Rule #2: When facing an opponent of lesser intellect, don’t try to compete on their level, they’ll always win.

Rule #3: Always be direct in what you’re seeking. Example “Ou est les ho’s?”

Rule #4: When in a situation where “Please fuck off.” is not allowed, adopt less direct tactics. Example: social isolation.

Rule #5: Know your boundaries and let those around you be aware (beware) of them also.

Rule #6: Learn your opponent’s weakness(es) and use them to your advantage.

Rule #7: Know your own weakness(es) and master the art of concealing them from your adversary

Rule #8: Conflict Resolution should always be your first option; the how is totally up to you.

Rule #9: Admit your shortcomings in the face of opposition. Only you can judge you.

Rule #10: I… Always… Win.


Shontelle: Battle Cry for Obama ’08

October 10, 2008

Shontelle lends her vocals to the Barack Obama Voices of a Grassroots Movement CD. Featured is the song Battle Cry also off of her debut album Shontelligence.


Recommendation for Republican VP Candidate

October 9, 2008

I present to you my recommendation to the Republicans as a replacement vice presidential candidate for Sarah Palin. Yes, a bag of marbles.

Twice as bright and three times as useful.


Sarah Mania!

October 9, 2008

I have kept silent about the race to the White House because I need to get my US Visa renewed lol. At any rate, watch this collection of Sarah Palin’s brightest moments.


Paris Hilton for President!

August 5, 2008

After John McCain’s used Paris Hilton in a smear campaign ad against Barack Obama, Paris Hilton queen of fame whoring and we all secretly love her for it, has taken the opportunity to throw her hat into the ring. Even going so far as to name her vice President, Rihanna!

Click Here to watch the ad.


Supermarket Time!!! *Repost*

June 12, 2008

WOO! So the wonderful Government of Barbados is yet again coddling its citizens. What a double edged sword. They’re working at reducing the cost of certain goods on the shelves of the supermarkets across the island. Funny enough I was having a two day discussion about the price increases and I felt I needed to share this with my well informed reading public.

The problem is, people fail to realise that the Government NOR the big bad food chains are responsible for increasing food prices per se. Another overlooked consideration is that with the Americanisation of the world as we know it since the advent of a million channels on the idiot box, everyone MUST have what they see, be it Olay Daily Facials庐 or Tostino’s Pizza Rolls.
The complication comes when you have to import these things as you all know there is no Oil of Olay factory in Barbados. We have a LARGE import bill because we are a tiny country and we don’t produce half of the things we need/want. How do people think they get here? Taking it away from the more luxurious items and bringing it down to grass roots level, let’s look at Sardines- a popular choice would be the brand Brunswick. Show of hands, how many of you out there have gone to the beach and felt the sweet caress of a sardine against your leg? For good reason, we don’t HAVE sardines in our waters. What then must we do to have our homes reek bright and early in the morning? Import!

Now, how does one get a tin of sardines from Canada to Barbados…? OH! I know, the wholesaler can make a paper plane and hurl it in the direction of Barbados. Now true I never made it to CXC with Physics but something tells me that won’t quite work for a variety of reasons. The fact is, we have to ship things to Barbados but Barbadians don’t seem to realise this. At any rate, I shall end it here and leave you with this to chew on.

Ef yuh wan to stan up in de people supamarket and spin roun looking at a hundred different boxes of Corn Flakes, yuh gun gotta pay for de luxury of superfluous choice.

Educate yourselves. Peace.


Who Striking Wednesday?

February 18, 2008

Why is it that every time a company has to dismiss staff for wrong doing that company is vilified and the Union chooses to step in, only encouraging people in a lot of foolishness?

1)Royal Shop staff member is told/asked to work in the Port. She refuses. She is dismissed. Clearly she didn’t want her job, fine. Then her co-workers decided they liked her so they went on a wildcat strike without the Union’s sanction. They too were dismissed as is the nature of how things are done in such a situation. What’s the big deal? The big deal is the Union has filled people with a sense of entitlement that any degree of wrong is lauded and they should NEVER be subject to reprimand.

2) Sandy Lane guest alleges 17,000 in Euros聽 went missing from their room. The police were called in, a staff member was simply asked by police to go down to the station for questioning, he went, was questioned, then went home. Staff went on a wildcat strike, were dismissed. He still has his job, was never arrested and now his name is all over the media because of his overzealous co-workers. Again, the Union is intervening to reinstate the rule-breakers.

My issues are these:

  • Wildcat Strikers are subject to dismissal.
  • In the Royal Shop case the girl at the center was wrong and in the Sandy Lane case, no great social injustice was committed against anyone.
  • There have been times when the Union COULD and SHOULD have intervened for a worthy cause and did NOTHING.
  • Often the Union only steps in when they KNOW media coverage will be at its highest. Fame whoring.
  • 聽Why now is all of corporate Barbados being held hostage by its workers? That is pure nonsense. I am in support of workers’ rights but the union comes in to muck up operations and grind companies to a halt over lawlessness. Then they turn around and wonder why companies don’t want staff unionized. It has nothing to do with wanting to unfair people it has to do with the Union’s track record of dealing with situations.

If it were my company, I would shut it down first.


After the Dust has Settled

January 29, 2008

Late in coming, as all my posts have been of recent but I had to do this after the heads stopped spinning and the first set of dust has settled.

So the DLP won the elections 20-10 (maybe 19-11 if Rommel Marshall wins his court case… which we doubt he will so let’s stick with 20-10) and the BLP Head is now Mia “Nibbles” Mottley after Owen “See-more women” Arthur former Prime Minister handed the reins over to her contrary to public expectation that Clyde “Whoops!” Mascoll was named as Co-Leader. David “Giddy as a School-Girl” Thompson and his CAREFULLY selected group now have control of the government, all excluding the Wrong Dishonorable Dennis “Narcissus” Kellman was snubbed, to no one’s surprise. What a way to begin a political year. Ah… I hope to God, Allah, Jehova, what have you, I get my company off the ground before the BDS dollar gets devalued to something slightly above a buck fifty Guyanese.

Oh and to answer everyone out there asking, “Whose side is he on?” I say to you this “The same side you should be on, my own.”


DLP’s Plan of Action Part 1- Capital Account Liberalization

January 18, 2008

What are the definitions of ‘Money Laundering’,聽 and ‘Tax Haven’ because they seem to come to mind given section b) and c) of the Account Liberalization initiative the ruling Democratic Labour Party has in its manifesto.

b) Residents and Non-Residents will be able to hold bank accounts in US Dollars, Euros, Canadian dollars and Sterling in unrestricted amounts provided these are not funded from Barbados dollar sources. The holding of different currencies will eventually help to diversity the financial services industry.

c) A 5% rate of income tax will be applied to interest earned on these balance in order to encourage their repatriation from foreign banks where they remain undeclared. These deposits will be subject to existing foreign currency reserve requirements.

We have in place a declaration policy governing local transactions which state all deposits of and exceeding $10,000 BARBADOS dollars the source of which must be declared. However this is saying undeclared money in non Barbados dollars will be subjected to a 5% income tax on the INTEREST not the money.

So if i were a drug lord and wanted to hide 30million Sterling for example i could send it down here and only be taxed on the interest the money earns. Don’t forget the term in b) “in unrestricted amounts”.

At any rate, I MAY be wrong but we’ll see when the World Bank and the IMF get wind of this.


Vacancies

January 16, 2008

Ah, the breeze of change is still a-blowing it seems. Word crossing my desk is that over FIFTY persons from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital have resigned today January 16th, a day after election results showed the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) made a crushing and slightly embarrassing defeat over the Barbados Labour Party (BLP- who had 3 consecutive wins over the DLP).

Also of note is apparently, the Barbados Investment Development Corporation (BIDC) has been vacant since last week. Though I am still researching these two matters I think it’s pretty safe to say it’s true.

Given the fact that the QEH as well as the BIDC are both corporations, at the changing of Government, members of these bodies have to resign. Which is unfortunate for the QEH people in particular given the fact that it has been roughly a year since it was transfered to corporation style governance. That would of course only affect Administrative not Medical Staff. Not that these people shall walk away with their long arms swinging, no no no! Rest assured they have some change to tide them over for a while.

Ah well… when wind blows dust is stirred, all that’s important will come when the dust eventually settles.

Updating r茅sum茅.


Election Day- Barbados

January 15, 2008

The big day is here and after 2 and a half hours sleep, yours truly is ready to get my democracy on. Despite initial ambivalence I have made the decision to vote for fear of sitting idly by and watching my country be ruled by whom I may not be in support of.

I intend to be there by 5:45am (no I am not opening the place nor am I working there.) I just have things to do and places to go and can’t afford to be caught in the “Let me get there at 6 bo” crowd. That means freezing cold water, struggling to find clothes and most likely skipping breakfast. YAY! Mind you I have an 8am class I rue going to this morning so I won’t be able to go home and catch up on my five and half hours remaining sleep. *Sigh* Oh well all in the name of democracy right?

Tomorrow’s a day off anyway. 40 hour work week my eye.

Vote Barbados!


4 Political Parties *Updated*

January 14, 2008

We have 4 Political Parties in Barbados? Call me foolish but when I was listening to the news this evening it was said there were 4 Parties contesting the elections! BLP, DLP, PEP and PDC?<—somebody fill me in on that one please.

It’s actually the People’s Democratic Congress made up of whom I don’t know, contesting how many constituencies I don’t know, headed by whom, I don’t know. Sure fire winners.


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