Barbados Free Press Welcomes: Transparency International, UK Investment Property Forum, Global Voices – Harvard Law School

The hit-meter is going wild today with international visitors to Barbados Free Press – with most of the new visitors arriving from three websites…

– Transparency International

– Global Voices (Harvard Law School)

– UK Investment Property Forum

Global Voices Online and Transparency International have linked to several of our current and past stories, but the UK Investment Property Forum is an upscale “members only” site, so we are not really sure what they are saying about BFP or Barbados. (Any members care to let us know?)

Here is a bit about each organization from their websites:

Global Voices Online

Global Voices Online is a non-profit global citizens’ media project, sponsored by and launched from the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at the Harvard Law School.

A growing number of bloggers around the world are emerging as “bridge bloggers:” people who are talking about their country or region to a global audience. Global Voices is your guide to the most interesting conversations, information, and ideas appearing around the world on various forms of participatory media such as blogs, podcasts, photo sharing sites, and videoblogs.

Transparency International

Transparency International (TI) is the leading international non-governmental organisation devoted to combating corruption. Through its International Secretariat in Berlin and its 99 independent National Chapters around the world, TI works at both the international and national level to curb the supply and demand of corrupt practices.

Transparency International’s “Barbados Free Press” story here.

UK Investment Property Forum

Set up in 1988, the Investment Property Forum (IPF) is now recognised as one of the leading specialist property industry bodies in the UK. It comprises an influential network of senior professionals all active in the property investment market. Individuals join because the Forum remains focused, proactive and makes a difference.

The strength of the organisation lies in its diversity of members of over 1500, which includes investment agents, fund managers, bankers, lawyers, researchers, academics, actuaries and other related professionals. It operates in London, Scotland, the Midlands and the North West.

The IPF’s mission is to improve the awareness, understanding and efficiency of property as an investment for members and others in the wider business community by:

Undertaking research and special projects;

Providing education; and

Encouraging discussion and debate.

A warm Bajan welcome to all!


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  2. Rumplestilskin

    This is very appropriate and good news. With the political and investment markets becoming even more ‘globally interactive’ if that has been possible, so too must citizen groups and monitoring organisations increase their assessment base internationally.

    After all, the major actions on ‘oppressive’ or unfair regimes in some instances, for example Zimbabwe, must as a last resort come from international pressure.

    While the ‘normal’ action against such regimes should be by national opposition, the obvious reality is that at the ‘end game’, significant developments such as have taken place in Zimbabwe for example can only be dealt with by using the assistance of interntional groups.

    To a lesser extent, and one might take scenarios of concern as working in degrees of corruption or oppression, we all need to be vigilant and work together to bring rational and fair actions to Governments internationally.

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