Daily Archives: January 4, 2007

Louis Lynch School Pollution Report Remains Government Secret

Government Hiding Report For Six Months – We Ask, “Why?”

From the Nation News…

Time To Tell!

PRESIDENT OF THE Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT), Karen Best, wants Government to add one thing to its list of New Year’s resolutions.

She wants disclosure of the results of the epidemiology study and any other studies done at Louis Lynch Secondary School on students, staff and the environment – as promised.

Best told the DAILY NATION in a telephone interview that it was high time the union and other stakeholders found out what was in those reports that were in the hands of officials from the Ministry of Education since August.

… read the rest of the article at The Nation News (link here).

Without Anti-Pollution & Freedom Of Information Laws, Government & Business Can Do What They Want

Folks, the pollution debacle and hidden government report surrounding Louis Lynch School is important, but that is not the real story. There are dozens of similar pollution situations on this island that do not involve a school and therefore do not receive media attention.

Until the government of Barbados cares enough about this country to institute civilized laws concerning pollution and freedom of information – we will forever lack the tools to hold accountable those corporations and individuals who value money over lives and our children’s futures.

That is the real story being played out at Louis Lynch School.

Previous BFP Story

A Battle Lost: Barbados Shuts Down Louis Lynch School Due To Pollution

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Barbados Worries About Forged Guyanese Passports – Guyana Says “Not Our Problem”

Several Guyana Immigration Officers Arrested For Passport Scam

Guyana’s Minister of Home Affairs Clement Rohee is concerned that Guyanese aren’t being given a fair shake when they arrive at Barbados Immigration. Perhaps if Guyana did something about how easy it is to forge their passports, Barbados wouldn’t be so concerned.

Story at Hardbeat News (link here).

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Black History Month Celebrated At Brooklyn Center For The Performing Arts

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Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Celebrates Black History Month 2007

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College celebrates Black History with a month’s worth of exciting offerings – two fiery African dance companies, a Broadway star, two Motown legends, and much more!

February 3 Les Ballets Africains (That’s my girl! – ed)
February 11 On Broadway with Melba Moore
February 17 Mary Wilson of the Supremes and The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards
February 18 Batoto Yetu

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Crooked Lawyer With Barbados Relatives Gets Up To 10 Years Prison – Money Still Missing In Barbados

Campbell Holder Preyed On Elderly Bajans In New York

New York (AP) — A lawyer who pleaded guilty to charges of stealing more than $1.6 million dollars from his clients was sentenced today to up to 10 years in prison because he failed to pay any of the money back.

Fifty-eight-year-old Campbell Holder, of Brooklyn, who pleaded guilty in November to seven counts of grand larceny, had faced up to 15 years in prison on each count. Several of his victims who were in court applauded loudly after the judge imposed the 3 and one-third to 10 year sentence.

Prosecutors said Holder had attracted clients because of their connections to his native Barbados, and had stolen their funds from escrow accounts.

Some of Mr. Holders relatives in Barbados are doing OK – because according to the earlier report, the stolen money was sent to Barbados.

See BFP’s earlier article: Who In Barbados Received The Stolen Money?

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