International Press Institute reports how Barbados politicians lied about Integrity Legislation, Freedom of Information, Defamation law changes

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and his DLP promised Integrity Legislation. They lied. That was a slimy thing to do!

UPDATED: January 22, 2013 (pinned to top. scroll down for newer)

Have another read of this folks and remember that the promised Integrity Legislation will not become law before the next election.

Time to vote for ANY INDEPENDENT!

Here’s our original story first published October 15, 2012….

Lying corrupt DLP, BLP politicians will not pass Integrity Legislation

The just-released International Press Institute report on Barbados tells the sad history of how the DLP – Democratic Labour Party lied about Integrity Legislation just to get elected. The report is dated last June, 2012 and now that we are well into the political campaign for the next election we know the truth: there will be no Integrity Legislation put forward by the governing DLP. It was all a sham to get elected in 2008.

“The government and the population know that Barbados’ Defamation Act is a relic of the colonial past and that it hinders freedom of expression. IPI believes that when the country’s politicians are aware of the situation and have already attempted to change it, half of the work is done. We are optimistic that there is still enough time before the January 2013 elections to implement the new legislation.

While several news outlets now say that the people in Barbados were misled and that the Freedom of Information, Defamation and Integrity Legislation is an outstanding debt, IPI believes that public opinion can be changed. Barbados’ leaders have the opportunity not only to change these reports, but also to make history, as those who make this decision will have ushered in a more free, transparent, and democratic country.”

… the last two paragraphs of the Report on the IPI Advocacy Mission to End Criminal Defamation in Barbados (PDF here)

Former BLP Attorney General confirms no plans for Integrity Legislation

Barbadian voters remember former BLP Attorney General Dale Marshall as the one who hilariously gave a clean bill of health to VECO’s operations in Barbados after a 25 minute conversation with representatives of the company. This was after a series of scandals showed that Alaska-based VECO used bribery of politicians as a standard operating procedure to obtain government contracts.

The Owen Arthur led BLP government awarded VECO the contract for the new Dodds Prison even though the company had never built a prison before. Everything was done in secret and that’s the way Dale Marshall, Owen Arthur, Mia Mottley and the BLP like it.

Bajan voters also remember Dale Marshall as the famous idiot who built the new Dodds Prison and then found it couldn’t be used because he completely forgot he had to pass legislation making it a prison. What an idiot!

Will the BLP introduce Integrity Legislation if they form the next government? Ha! You make sport!

Here’s what our corrupt former AG told the International Press Institute…

“IPI also met with Deputy Opposition Leader Dale Marshall of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP), who told IPI he saw no reason to craft a new defamation act in Barbados. Marshall told IPI that the only potential change would be the removal of Section 34; but he said that if legislators had not removed Section 34 in the course of the revision of the Act in 1997, it indicated they felt that criminal provisions for defamation were necessary.

Marshall commented that it would be difficult to find enthusiasm for using legislative energy to change a law that has not been applied in recent memory. He also added that just because the country’s criminal defamation law isn’t currently being used “doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t be used.”

The deputy opposition leader did not fully embrace the idea that public figures should be subject to closer scrutiny. He explained, for example, that people in Barbados are very cautious about disclosing their assets and indicated that such an expectation on public figures to do so would deter citizens from pursuing politics.”

Stop the cycle of corruption: Vote Independent

By now it should  be obvious to all thinking Bajans that the DLP and the BLP are the same. There is no real difference between these two political groups – we’re just talking turf wars by two different brothers who belong to the same corrupt family.

The only way to break the cycle of corruption is to vote independent.

So tell the DLP or the BLP that you’ll vote for them – but then on election day cast your vote for the best independent in your area. Let’s give the political elites the surprise they deserve, let’s de-legitimize them.

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17 responses to “International Press Institute reports how Barbados politicians lied about Integrity Legislation, Freedom of Information, Defamation law changes

  1. judyjudy

    ALL POLITICIANS LIE SO WHAT’S NEW

  2. well if both DLP AND BLP have been getting away with corruption for decades shielded under defamation laws and lack of freedom of information acts, what makes anyone think they will want to change things now. most bajans are unaware of these matters. lawyers and doctors use them to full advantage to continue breaking the law, while the citizens wearily sit back and accept the viciousness without exposing it. these clowns are well aware they untouchable. we may want to ask the police commissioner.

  3. PLANTATION DEEDS FROM 1926-2012 AND SEE MASSIVE FRAUD ,LAND TAX BILLS AND NO DEEDS

    This is what they are hiding . History of the True Ownership of the Plantation. If you remove the business of selling land that ,most lawyers and law firms will go out of business
    It all about the land UNDERSTAND THAT.
    Ask the tough Question. Who , what , where ,when ,
    Barbados Books 6 ring binder A to Z 432 pages removed from the Barbados Archives removed.These records were compiled by Mr.Ronald Hughes and Mr Cecil Queree . The Index of names was compiled from deeds,maps,census,newspapers,surveyors,and correspondence.
    Sir Richard L Cheltenham and C.O Williams have a hand is this .
    This is why no FOI is to be passed. Henry Beckles need to say where is what and Sleepy Smith .All the other heads of the government .

    With this hidden the courts are back up with false claims and people filing for land for they cant find the owners. The new lawyers dont push on what they dont know and find it hard to understand what they never heard before .The apply rule of law but cant see or to smart for self that the big crook lawyers fooled them with good title rule they made up.
    Land is the key and why so many cant be paid , They will have to pay all or none and they Chuse to pay none.This way they keep the money for self and sell most to overseas people with out question and just CASH.

    Before you VOTE ask them any of them where are the deeds of Plantation Owners and who is Beatrice Henry 1892 to 1985 ?Who is Violet Beckles 1918 to 2010 ?
    Why she were robbed by

    Sir Richard L Cheltenham and C.O Williams and the police look the other way .200 to 300 plantation deeds belong to these ladies of Barbados
    As of now we count 341 Plantations many lands claim to be sold and none of the money came to either ,
    CLICO packed their BOOKS with deeds to boost the company bottom line
    CAN YOU SEE THE MASSIVE FRAUD and COVER UP YET?
    Ask any Minister if they dont answer you then that also is a lie

    VOTE BOTH SIDES OUT BLP AND DLP. CALL IT WHAT IT IS AND CALL THEM OUT
    RUN FROM THE QUESTION , NHC,UDC.MANY LAND TAKEN BY THE CROWN IS A LIE, TAKEN BY PARTIES AND LAWYER IN FRIENDS NAMES.FOR THE KICK BACKS..
    ANY QUESTION? ANY ONE

  4. John

    Queree Papers have been digitised … may be on the net.

    Copies have been circulated!!

    What plantation do you want?

  5. PLANTATION DEEDS FROM 1926-2012 AND SEE MASSIVE FRAUD ,LAND TAX BILLS AND NO DEEDS

    Mr Williams at the Archives did not and would not show nor say where they were.He ran to his office and just said , Well i have my deed.
    If you seen the books look for C O Williams and see if his name is there for a buyer of land as the most of the Barbados knows him as owner and seller of Plantations with CLICO.
    We have the 2 owners that comes after with none sold .Most reported deeds on line ended in 1914 1924 and 1947.
    Beatrice Henry bought the Plantations and other lands from 1926 to 1978 .
    Overseas investor with a real lawyer will do title search and some may back out if they dont see a clear title , Mark Cummings at TOWN AND country says they only approve plans on paper they dont give permission to build THE LAND , That the owner of the land need to give permission to build on the land. ALSO what is built on the land will be the owner of the land. Government building with out buying on many land for profit for self.
    So you lie for 20 year and sell as good title but not clear title.FRAUD,that now goes with the land tax base and not land rent which is less , Being over taxed.

  6. we know the blatant thievery perpetrated by lawyers their clients and equally thieving colleagues when it comes to land. years ago there was a scandal involving herbert the female lawyer who got an employee to forge a dead clients will so as to steal many acres of land. talk about evil, macabre, ghoulish, greedy, heartless and diisgusting and they all GUILTY. no wonder some of them suffer to die.

  7. Son Of Spam

    JUNE 2012

    Egypt: spoiled ballots send clear message to the authorities

    While Egyptian voters elected their President on Saturday and Sunday, many citizens were not convinced by either of the two candidates: military figure Ahmed Chafik and the Islamist, Mohamed Morsi. While some of those on the electoral register simply abstained, others decided to express their refusal to choose one of the two men on their ballot papers. The web has been relaying this original way of disputing the vote’s legitimacy.

    http://www.france24.com/en/20120619-2012-06-19-2049-wb-en-webnews?page=151

    FEBRUARY 2012

    “According to the national statistics agency Statistics Finland and the website of the Ministry of Justice, there was a record number of spoiled votes in this year’s presidential election. More than 34,000 ballots were declared invalid between the two rounds, around 10,000 more than in previous presidential campaigns. This was 0.9 per cent of all votes cast.

    The largest proportion of spoiled votes in the second round was in the Lapland voting district, where 1,3 per cent of votes were rejected. The smallest proportion, 0.7, was in the southern region Uusimaa.”

    http://www.helsinkitimes.fi/news/index.php/finland/finland-news/domestic/1250-record-number-of-spoiled-votes

  8. Son Of Spam

    Please release my data on a new form of Protest? There are two URL’s to verify in it, thanks!

  9. Kentucky bone cracka

    Is Freundel a worm or snake? Just askin

  10. 194

    Wonder if the International Press Institute will have an opinion on the BBC management and staff covering up for 40 years the shenanigans of one horny old goat and pedophile, the recently deceased but much celebrated BBC personality and hobnobber with British royalty Sir Jimmy Savile (Google “Jimmy Savile Royal family”) . Allegedly some other lesser lights from the BBC also participated in Sir Jimmy’s off stage antics and infelicity with minors.

    .How Top Of The Pops crew ‘plucked girls from audience to abuse at parties’ – as Jeremy Vine labels Savile one of the ‘worst predatory paedophiles in criminal history’

    Charity asks police to investigate complaints against BBC ‘inner circle’
    Managers say they have received 25 new calls about Savile in two weeks
    Jeremy Vine says Savile was ‘one of the most serious predatory paedophiles in criminal history’
    Savile ran ‘lasses only’ discos at Broadmoor psychiatric Hospital in Berkshire and used the events to prey on young girls
    Former Jim’ll Fix It producer said he did know that Savile had a ‘predilection for younger females’

    Four crew members who worked with Jimmy Savile on Top of the Pops were child abusers and plucked girls out of the audience to molest, it has been alleged.

    Described as Savile’s ‘inner circle’, the men, including one cameraman, sexually abused young girls while they worked for the hit BBC show, it has been claimed.

    It comes as BBC Radio Two presenter Jeremy Vine has said he believes Savile will become known as ‘one of the most serious predatory paedophiles in criminal history.’

    Read more:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2218454/Top-Of-The-Pops-cameraman-crew-members-plucked-girls-audience-abused-parties.html

  11. PLANTATION DEEDS FROM 1926-2012 AND SEE MASSIVE FRAUD ,LAND TAX BILLS AND NO DEEDS

    Kentucky bone cracka
    October 17, 2012 at 12:49 am

    Is Freundel a worm or snake? Just askin

    All of the above and more ,

  12. where do u think the disgusting old and young perverts, pedophiles ane predators here copied all that nastines from.lots of them studied abroad, they only practice the negatives from these countries on their own vulnerable people, totally ignoring the positives, aided by defamation laws on the island. alot of them will also die without going to jail, until the people get the courage to say ENOUGH. singapore would be great to send them.

  13. gotta tell u that photo having bims prime minister looking like a worm/snake, is how should i say? help me somebody, rare as it is, am truly lost for words.

  14. Green Monkey

    Wonder if the IPI will get around to investigating how the BBC covered up for a high society child molester for 40 years.

    Jimmy Savile – Pedophile, Friend of Royalty – and the Cover-up to Pervert Justice

    At the time of Savile’s funeral, the UK Press from the leftwing Guardian to the rightwing Telegraph had eulogised Savile as “a lovely man”, “a national institution”, an “adornment to British public life”, “a friend of royalty and prime ministers” and that “he acted as an unofficial advisor to Prince Charles for several years”. Indeed it was reported that Prince Charles had “lead the tributes to this TV legend”.

    As Savile had had written on his tombstone – It was good while it lasted. But it couldn’t last for ever.

    Allegations of Pedophilia

    A month ago the media’s story had to change as a flood of allegations accused Savile of being a serial pedophile.

    BBC Presenter Jeremy Vine has described former BBC Presenter Sir Jimmy Savile as “one of the most serious predatory paedophiles in criminal history”. The BBC Director General has made a “heartfelt apology” to the victims, and a senior police officer has described Savile as a “predatory sex offender”.

    On Oct 7 2012, the Daily Mirror wrote – “for four decades Savile reportedly molested and raped children as young as nine” because no one stopped him. His high level contacts had made him untouchable.

    SNIP

    Sir Jimmy Savile, Pedophile – Protected by UK Power Elites

    With these cosy friendships with top politicians and royalty, no wonder Sir Jimmy Savile felt himself to be above the law in England – and the truth is that he was above the law.

    It’s not just the allegations of Pedophilia against Sir Jimmy Savile that are so shocking, but the fact that these crimes appear to have occurred over a 40 year period that makes them even more appalling.

    The sad fact is that in the UK and Canada the secret Intelligence/Security Apparatus are known to see part of their role as operating outside the law to illegally protect establishment elites from justice when they do wrong.

    BBC Presenters are always vetted by the secret intelligence/security services, and friends of royalty and top politicians are also known to be vetted on a regular basis – Savile was both. So it is inconceivable that MI5/6 were unaware of his pedophilia since it had been going on for so long – theirs was the role that hid the truth and protected Savile from justice.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/17/1146091/-Jimmy-Savile-Pedophile-Friend-of-Royalty-and-the-Cover-up-to-Pervert-Justice

  15. WSD

    Does anyone else notice how the Barbados press has let the subject of Freedom of Information and Integrity Legislation drop out of sight? The politicians aren’t talking about it and that I can understand but why is the press letting the broken promises slide? What’s in it for the press? I’m stumped.

  16. Green Monkey

    This is interesting, the US author and investigative reporter Leah McGrath Goodman found she touched a raw nerve with the island of Jersey police and UK immigration authorities when she started investigating child abuse and suspicious body parts showing up at the Haut de la Garenne childrens home in Jersey. This is the same children’s home that has been alleged to be one source of victims for Sir. Jimmy Savile OBE friend to the royal family, and BBC celebrity recently revealed to the wider public to be a serial pedophile.

    Maybe she should ask the IPI to investigate and report on her own 1 year unexplained banishment from the UK by the immigration authorities..

    Anarchy In The UK?

    snip

    Evidence found at Haut de la Garenne – including bones that were “fresh and fleshed” before being burned and dozens of children’s teeth with the roots still on them in the furnace area – was turned over to a new police chief who downplayed its significance but also admitted to throwing some of it out. As an investigative journalist, I found it hard to understand how this could possibly inspire confidence. It seemed the situation needed to be looked at by someone without an axe to grind or an ass to save.

    After I passed in my first book, which also focused on cultures of corruption (The Asylum: The Renegades Who Hijacked The World’s Oil Market, HarperCollins 2011) I began to travel to the UK on a regular basis to conduct interviews with the victims, senators and law-enforcement officials.

    This is where my own troubles began…A couple years into my research, my trips to the UK were becoming frequent enough to justify my renting a flat for overnight stays and an office for my paperwork. Jersey has strict rules about outsiders renting property, so I arranged to meet with Jersey’s Customs and Immigration officials in July 2011 to make sure my accommodations passed muster. I was told they did. The first officer I met with, Jim Griffiths, told me not to worry and that as long as I did not intend to live in Jersey or take a job there – and my trips did not exceed the six-month time limit for visitors – I could proceed with my work. When he asked what I was researching, I was completely honest. He quickly excused himself and then returned with his superior. The two men proceeded to shout at me. I was told that I needed to get a long-term entry visa to conduct my work on the island. I asked if they had changed their minds due to the nature of my research. The two men would not answer the question and immediately escorted me out.

    A week later, I went home to the States to do other work and did not return to the UK until early September. I was on my way to speak at a bank conference in Salzburg, but had meetings in London and Jersey with other journalists. This time, the border check at Heathrow Airport asked me if I would go to a waiting area to answer additional questions about my stay. This had never happened to me before, but I was not very concerned and agreed. No one asked me any questions, though. Instead, a second border official took me to an empty room beneath the airport and simply locked the door behind me. I did not at any time consent to being imprisoned. My luggage, wallet, phone, bank cards and my identification were taken from me. If I’d been turned out on the street at that moment, I would have been utterly helpless to feed myself or prove who I was. There is no way to explain what this feels like until it happens to you, but until then I never realized the razor-thin line between feeling secure and feeling endangered.

    http://leahmcgrathgoodman.com/2012/06/29/anarchy-in-the-uk/

  17. PLANTATION DEEDS FROM 1926-2013 AND SEE MASSIVE FRAUD ,LAND TAX BILLS AND NO DEEDS

    John
    October 16, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Queree Papers have been digitised … may be on the net.

    Copies have been circulated!!

    What plantation do you want?@@@@

    All of the Deeds John All

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