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! 😜
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.
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.
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® 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.
May 4, 2008
I am so shame… Despite many people calling me racist, I continue to point out the subtle difference between being African American and being Black.
Whereas black people such as Chris Williams sing songs like “Love Is Gone” for David Guetta’s smash dance album Pop Life meanwhile African Americans sing what is featured below and think that it passes for an uplifting and endearing ballad.
What would possess anyone to write that song, sing it, produce it and decide THIS is the best I could do with my song writing and rapping ability! It is vile, grotesque and at the very least inappropriate. I am waiting for the remix featuring Trina.
*Shakes head from side to side disapprovingly*
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 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.
- 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.
January 18, 2008
What are the definitions of ‘Money Laundering’, 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.
January 18, 2008
Below is a copy of the irate email I sent to C&W Thursday, January 17th, 2008.
“This email is to air my frustration anger and annoyance with the Staff and Service of Cable and Wireless bMobile. On Tuesday January 15th I purchased the handset which appears in the subject of this email at minutes to 9 in the evening at the Sheraton Center location. Despite having to deal with an unprofessional and surly CSR by the name of <Name Removed> (I assume from the scratchy handwriting at the bottom of the receipt) I STILL purchased that handset. I take it home and charge it as instructed and put in the memory card which came with the phone only for the phone to not access the memory card.
On Wednesday January 16th I take the phone to <Company Name> (the company I remember as being the licensed distributor and repair company for the phones that bMobile carries. I was specifically instructed to return the phone because the card reader was corrupt. PLEASE NOTE I bought this phone the Tuesday night, less than 18 hours before I took it to be looked at.It is at this point I am seeking redress because I am TIRED dealing with the rude and undertrained staff of Cable and Wireless in general and I am TIRED of being sold faulty phones as the last time I obtained a phone from C&W it ALSO had a manufacturer’s defect that phone was valued at <Figure Removed> The treatment I received when I went to take that phone for repair was deplorable at best and I am not in the frame of mind to deal with that again.
In other words, I intend to return this phone to bMobile where upon my arrival there is another handset waiting for me to simply insert my SIM and Memory Card into and leave the store. After the horror of the last transaction of this nature I do NOT want the phone to be repaired because I won’t be accepting that defective merchandise back. ALSO given the fact that the telephone CSR person put the phone down in my ears this evening after I asked her if there were any managers I could speak with to which she responded by giving me a 292-5050 number (which landed me BACK at the customer care center) then to see “Call Ended” come up on my screen I REALLY am not about to be appeased by guarantees of repair since it wasn’t even a DAY that I had the phone.
Feel free to respond to this email ASAP or to contact me directly at <Number Removed>”
However, I went there tonight and got it solved, and I met the NICEST CSR ever, she needs a promotion. She found out the problem on her own, rectified it FOR ME TO SEE and it turns out it was the memory card itself and she replaced it and doubled my memory at no additional cost:). I am to write an email lauding her efforts. I made sure to find out her name and have it on the back of the receipt. She really improved my night.