Daily Archives: April 10, 2007

Gillian Taylforth’s Violent Lover Held In Assault On Barbados Hotel Clerk

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Abused Actress Cannot Escape Violent Relationship

Last November, Geoff Knights smashed TV actress Gillian Taylforth in the head so hard that she needed stitches. It appears that Taylforth is trapped in an abusive relationship with a violent man because Knights and Taylforth were vacationing in Barbados when Knights again showed his violence a day ago.

It is alleged that he threw a telephone and hit a 20 year old female clerk at the Tamarind Cove Hotel.

Why he did it doesn’t matter one bit.

IF Knights is found guilty and sentenced to be a guest of Barbados for a few months, no doubt he will meet some chaps who will be only too pleased to give him a little advice on manners with the ladies.

Story Link: Gill’s Man Held

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Filed under Barbados, Celebrities, Crime & Law

Barbados Government Refuses To Tell Citizens Details Of Carnival Destiny Charter, So…

Barbados tourism pundit Adrian Loveridge wrote this letter way back on January 28, 2007 and has not yet received an answer.

We hope that Adrian is not holding his breath while he waits for a reply…

Personal attention of

Jo Kling
President

Landry and Kling Inc.

re: Charter of Carnival Destiny for ICC World Cup Cricket 2007-01-28

I write on tourism matters and there is increasing speculation concerning Barbadian tax paper’s monies (almost US$15 million) being used to charter the Carnival Destiny and who will ultimately will pay for this?

As your organisation has been named in the media as the brokerage company that negotiated the deal, could you please outline the duration of charter, which ports it will visit, for how long and what was the commission or arrangement fee paid or agreed.

I would like to objectively comment on this matter and would greatly appreciate your co-operation.

Best Regards
Adrian Loveridge

28 January 2007
re-discover@caribsurf.com

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Filed under Barbados, Barbados Tourism, Cricket, Politics & Corruption

The Failure of Rayside Construction Limited, Barbados – A Tale Of Sex, Money and Politics

Our anonymous blogging friends at Barbados Underground have apparently decided that they are not in the nature film business anymore. The post on garden slug romance has been moved to the very bottom so as not to offend, but in it’s place they have posted a story that is guaranteed to offend quite a few folks from the Prime Minister on down.

We’ve all heard the rumours about the failure of Rayside Construction, but Barbados Underground has a new twist that involves a host of folks – including the Prime Minister’s ex-wife, Beverley Arthur. Is it true? Is it rumour? Head on over and decide for yourself…

Barbados Underground: Rayside Construction Company: Why Did This Respected Black Owned Business Fail? 

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Filed under Barbados, Business, Politics & Corruption

Honey, Let’s Order The New Sofa In That “Nigger Brown” Colour…

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Some Folks Still Don’t Get It

From one of our readers in the cold cold north comes this tale of furniture manufactured in Guangzhou, Communist China – and the racially charged name that the Chinese manufacturer chose to describe “dark brown”

Racial Slur On Sofa Label Stuns Family

Toronto Star – Canada

When the new chocolate-coloured sofa set was delivered to her Brampton home, Doris Moore was stunned to see packing labels describing the shade as “Nigger-brown.”

She and husband Douglas purchased a sofa, loveseat and chair in dark brown leather last week from Vanaik Furniture and Mattress store on Dundas St. E.

Moore, 30, who describes herself as an African-American born and raised in New York, said it was her 7-year-old daughter who pointed out the label just after delivery men from the Mississauga furniture store left.

“She’s very curious and she started reading the labels,” Moore explained. “She said, `Mommy, what is nig … ger brown?’ I went over and just couldn’t believe my eyes.”

… continue reading this article at the Toronto Star Canada (link here)

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Filed under Culture & Race Issues