Barbados Free Press Welcomes Silicon Investor Forum

With over 600,000 registered members, 23 million posts, and 100 MILLION page views per month, the Silicon Investor Forum is one of the oldest and most respected techno-savvy investment boards in the United States.

None of us here at BFP are members, but some members at Silicon Investor have obviously linked with our blog because we are taking hundreds of hits today – approaching a thousand – from Silicon Investor.

The article they seem to be coming to is…

Attention Barbados Offshore Investors and Transparency International – Corruption Stories Being Hidden By Barbados Media & Government

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14 responses to “Barbados Free Press Welcomes Silicon Investor Forum

  1. Silikons..

    Wunnuh coming fuh de cricket, or whuh?

  2. BK

    lookah trouble!

  3. J. Payne

    LOL. Allyuh gon; chase off de investors now?

  4. J. Payne

    Wont be long until they start to reprint some of what they see on here for investors thinking about chosing Barbados.

  5. Not all investors would be scared away. They are those who thrive in societies where the government can be bought, the draw back is that international Bajans can identify such companies. We must be the Lords work here on Earth.

  6. cs33ca

    Things are falling into place according to the plan.

    Barbados…Welcome to socialism class 101.

    1. Take control of the media.
    2. Remain calm.
    3. Pretend business as usual.
    4. Delay elections…until the 12th hour (2008).
    5. Ban adult sufferage.

  7. reality check

    Silicon’s readers might want to think twice about doing business in Barbados particularly anything to do with government or buying land.

    The lawyers, government and judiciary have got a lot of house cleaning to do before anyone in their right mind would consider investing in Barbados.

  8. Pogo

    This cannot be good news.

    Way I see it the big money international investors are prowling and watching for opportunities where the currency is sure to devalue the way ours is going to if Barbados don’t change. They bet it that way and soon profit when it happens.

    They make big $ and our savings, pensions and salaries lose their purchasing power. Already happening doncha know- now it gonna get worse.

    BIM cronies? No fear for them since they parked their money offshore in pounds, U.S. dollars, and Euros. They love it cause that means they can buy devalued Bds dollars to pay back their debts here.

  9. Warrior

    I agree with Adrian, they are just some people who thrive on other people’s misfortune. It seems we are ripe for the picking.

  10. Bizniss in B'dos.

    One big prob. re. doing business here is local LABOUR (if u can call it that)…
    and the Barbados Workers Union still in 1964 mode!
    – so bring your own workforce when you come,
    and apply for work permits
    (slide $$$ under counter = get work permit) – no prob.

  11. J. Payne

    There could be a way out….. *smirk* Canada has been looking for a Tropical province you know? lol

    That certainly would drum up some winter tourism…. A nation of 32-33 million with Barbados being the only tropical destination within the union. Plus all the boos— in Canada about Canadians parking their money in Barbados would go away.

    Article: The Canadian Caribbean: An idea that just won’t quit
    Monday, March 15, 2004
    http://www.caribbeannetnews.com/2004/03/15/idea.htm

    [snip]
    CALGARY, Canada: After failed attempts in the 1970s and 1980s to breathe life into the idea of a union between Canada and the Turks and Caicos Islands(U.K.) in the Caribbean, the proposal is back, and this time it’s supported by determined politicians and business people in both countries, according to the Calgary Sun.[/snip]
    —–

    It has been serious… Several motions have been passed in the Canadian parliament asking for an exploratory committee and so on… See one below.

    Order Paper and Notice Paper (No. 160A)
    http://www2.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&Parl=38&Pub=noticeorder&Ses=1&File=8

    M-207 — January 27, 2005 — Mr. Goldring (Edmonton East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should commence exploratory discussions to determine whether there is a social and economic will for a union of the country of the Turks and Caicos Islands with Canada, as Canada’s eleventh province.


    Article: Province of Nova Scotia votes to invite Turks and Caicos to join it
    Last Updated: Thursday, April 22, 2004 | 2:16 PM ET
    http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2004/04/22/turkscaicos_040422.html

    Nova Scotia’s three political parties voted unanimously Wednesday to invite Turks and Caicos to join the province, if the Caribbean islands ever become part of Canada.

    Tory backbencher Bill Langille has never been to the 40-island chain, but he thinks the union is a natural, given historical trade connections and a sea-going culture.

    He introduced the non-binding resolution in hopes of spurring talks at the federal level.[/snip]


    Article: Turks & Caicos could become Canada’s 11th province
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    by CAROL J. WILLIAMS
    http://www.cdnn.info/travel/t041126/t041126.html

    PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos (26 Nov 2004) — This 40-island archipelago is surrounded by the aqua-blue waters of the Caribbean, but some leaders here and in Canada see a brighter future as part of the Great White North.[ . . .]

    Article: Canada could soon have tropical weather, sunny beaches and palm trees.
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,114376,00.html

    Peter Goldring, a Conservative member of Parliament, is resurrecting an old idea — that the Turks and Caicos Islands join the land of the Mountie, ice hockey and Bob and Doug McKenzie.

    “I’d like it to be the 11th province,” Goldring told the Canadian Press wire service. “It would be a Canadian province at the gateway to the Caribbean.” [ . . . ]

  12. spinner

    can send the Quebeckers from Canada, they don’t want to be here…

  13. reality check

    in order for this to fly, Barbados would need to be unpopulated

  14. Tummuch PRIDE

    Bajan National Ego would not allow this.
    Canada would be well advised to try elsewhere – maybe St.Lucia? not Barbados(too many ‘issues’)