Photo: Shell Rep Praying That Barbados Media Will Ask No “Difficult” Questions – He Need Not Have Worried
Shell has introduced a new formulation of gasoline to Barbados!
This is BIG NEWS!
It must be… because the Barbados Advocate published a major story on the announcement – complete with the above photo of the Shell representative from “Sol”.
The title of the Barbados Advocate piece is “Sol Bringing A Solution To Barbados Fuel Woes”
And what is “the solution” to all our fuel woes? Why, it is new improved Shell Gasoline, of course!
No Questions About Shell Fuel Spills Were Asked At Press Conference
Take a look at the article in the Barbados Advocate (link here) and then flip through the paper for the next few week or two and see if you see any Shell gasoline ads.
Then try to recall the last time you saw a quality in-depth piece at either The Barbados Advocate, The Nation News or on the tely about the ten year battle to get Shell to clean up the mess their leaking pipeline made along the south coast. (See all of BFP’s Shell articles link here)
After you have looked at the Barbados Advocate article about Shell bringing a “solution to Barbados fuel woes”… think about all the issues on this island, and ask yourself if the citizens of Barbados are being properly served by their news media.
In Other Shell News
A Barbados Free Press reader from Ireland writes…
“I would like to express my support for those in Barbados who are seeking redress from Shell Oil with regard to the pollution of your beautiful homeland, and the subsequent loss of earnings suffered by your farmers. Currently on my own Island of Ireland, Shell are attempting to build an onshore gas operation despite the objections of the local population. Friday morning 10.11.06, peaceful protestors were subjected to horrific police brutality for trying to protect their homes.
London–10 November 1995–The blood of Ken Saro-Wiwa will permanently stain the name of Shell, Greenpeace said today in response to the news that Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other Ogoni were, according to widespread rumours, hanged this morning in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
“Ken Saro-Wiwa was hanged today for speaking out against the environmental damage to the Niger Delta caused by Shell Oil through its 37 years of drilling in the region. Ken Saro Wiwa was campaigning for what Greenpeace considers the most basic of human rights: the right for clean air, land and water. His only crime was his success in bringing his cause to international attention,” said Thilo Bode, Executive Director of Greenpeace International.
…read the entire article (link here)