“Now that the next election is approaching in 2012/2013, some folks from the BLP have asked us to remove or modify our past stories of the threats.
To that request, BFP replies: NOT A CHANCE!”
UPDATED: March 15, 2012
For seven long months in 2007/2008 the official WordPress blog of the Barbados Labour Party linked to the BFPE blog (Barbados Free Press Exposed) that published threats against many people, including threats to murder Adrian Loveridge, to burn down his business, and to rape his wife. At the time in 2007/2008 the Barbados Labour Party was asked to remove the links from their blog to BFPE but did not do so for seven months until BFP and Keltruth blog focused on the story and wouldn’t let go.
The Barbados Labour Party blog was started by Dr. William Duguid, who was an MP and high party official but we don’t know who was in charge of the official BLP blog at the time that the editor decided to link to the threats at BFPE. It is a fact though that the Barbados Labour Party knew of the threats to murder Adrian Loveridge and was content that their official BLP blog should publicize and link to the blog where the threats were posted. The Royal Barbados Police Force shamefully refused to investigate the threats, and especially after information surfaced linking some of the threats to a computer in the Member’s Lounge of the Barbados Parliament!
Now that the next election is approaching in 2012/2013, some folks from the BLP have asked us to remove or modify our past stories of the threats.
To that request, BFP replies: NOT A CHANCE!
The threats, the history of the threats, the refusal of the police to do anything about them and the shameful promotion of the threats by the BLP official blog will remain on Barbados Free Press.
As a reminder of what happened, read the following story originally published by BFP on March 31, 2008…
Takedown Follows Keltruth Blog Story Linking BLP To Threats of Violence
Who says that blogs don’t have the power to force change in Barbados?
Just a few hours ago the Barbados Labour Party – BLP – came one step closer to ending a shameful incident in the history of the party and Bajan politics.
The official BLP Blog has just now stopped promoting and linking to a website that published threats to murder political opponent and hotel owner Adrian Loveridge and his wife.
It took seven long months for the Barbados Labour Party to decide to disassociate itself from people who call for the murder and rape of BLP political opponents!
The offending website is the Barbados Free Press EXPOSED (BFPE) blog that has been active since August of 2007. The operator(s) of BFPE threatened to murder Adrian Loveridge and his wife on several occasions by posting articles and comments on BFPE and by posting comments on other Barbados blogs. They also posted comments threatening to rape Mrs. Loveridge and to burn down the family hotel.
Any threats are always of serious concern, but these threats followed June 2007 incidents of arson, a break-in and a ladder placed against the Loveridges’ bedroom window at their home.
Knowing all this but not caring, the official BLP Blog in August 2007 linked to and promoted BFPE anyway – even printing an article by the same author. Even after a second arson at the Loveridge hotel, the official BLP Blog continued to promote the BFPE website and its threats of violence and arson against the Loveridges.
For seven months, Barbados Free Press, Barbados Underground and others have been questioning this shameful and unholy alliance between the Barbados Labour Party and the people who write BFPE and their other five associated websites. How could a legitimate Barbados political party in the year of our Lord 2008 continue to support people who called for the murder and rape of BLP political opponents?
Then on Friday, March 28, 2008, Keltruth Blog (link here) posted a dynamite article that clearly laid out and publicized the BLP’s shameful actions.
The hard-hitting article Yes, there is a link between the BLP and Threats of Violence obviously shamed the co-leader of the Barbados Labour Party, Mia Mottley, into ordering the party’s blog to cease and desist.
The BLP gave no explanation, notice or apology – but the takedown is proof that even the most evil plans shrivel away when the light of truth is focused upon those responsible.
And in this case, that light of truth came from a Barbados blog…