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FLYING FISH & COU COU: A wedding, but not his


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FLYING FISH & COU COU: A wedding, but not his

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A PHOTOGRAPH ON Facebook of a well-known public figure in a suit with a similarly dressed friend, and with the friend’s hand on his shoulder, prompted suggestions that the two had married.

These ideas seemed to be fuelled by the well-known individual’s statement in a public forum on Tuesday that he would be away for four weeks.

So when the picture surfaced on Thursday morning, some people suggested that he had married and was on his honeymoon. They pointed out that he was on Facebook celebrating.

However, when Cou Cou investigated, this was not the real story. The articulate analyst was on his page pictured with his friend as stated, but he clearly explained that he had attended a wedding, and that accounted for their attire. In fact, he told a friend who asked him if he had tied the knot, that he had not done so.

Despite the gossip on the streets, though, the picture of the man and his friend drew positive comments from all those who saw the tread. Comments from female friends were particularly heartening.

One said, “beautiful boys”; another stated, “nice guys”, and a third wrote: “Happiness cahn done . . . look at you two . . . the epitome of happy.”

Another female friend was pointed: “Well you had the dress rehearsal, now let us see the real part.”

A male friend chimed in: “Come on . . . , as Beyonce sings, put a ring on it. You guys look so good together.”

This prompted the public figure to respond, “All these interesting ideas swirling. You guys have me thinking.”

So will we see this man marry soon, and if he does, will it be this particular male friend with whom he is pictured? Only time will tell.

Mottley’s fierce critic

THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST Opposition Leader Mia Mottley becoming Prime Minister of Barbados is heating up. But the person openly denouncing her as unsuitable for the role is not from the ruling Democratic Labour Party, but the small, and to date politically insignificant People’s Democratic Congress led by Mark Adamson.

For the last several months he has been involved in “a national flyer campaign” opposed to Mottley’s leadership, and claims to have distributed thousands of leaflets, many to like-minded Barbadians.

The crux of his charge against Mottley is that while a member of the Owen Arthur regime between 1994 and 2008, she did not lift a finger to stop a number of misguided projects and “to protect the broad masses and middle classes of this country”.

However, one of those reading Adamson’s consistent condemnation of the Barbados Labour Party leader has suggested it sounds like a DLP-inspired rant. To this accusation, the PDC leader suggested that both parties are the same thing.

Having reviewed much of Adamson’s rhetoric, Cou Cou also finds it passing strange that his focus of criticism is only of Mottley. We, too, want to know if the DLP political directorate are equally unacceptable to him, why does he not condemn them by name, and with similar vigour as he does Mottley?

But at least Adamson has given his reasons on why Mottley is wrong for Barbados. The country is still waiting to hear from former Prime Minister Owen Arthur on why he has taken a negative viewpoint on Mottley. Hopefully, Arthur will tell soon, or may wait to do that during the general election campaign due within 18 months. All Barbados awaits his revelation.

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