Barbados Underground Seems To Be Another “Problem Blog” For Barbados Political Elites

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Welcome to Barbados Underground Blog or the abbreviated version BU. We intend to focus on the news which does not usually make it through to the traditional Press because of the very old slander laws which currently exist in Barbados. Given the recent assault on the Barbados media it behooves each and every Barbadian to “speak-out”.

Many of the articles posted will be the opinions of my wife and I which have been influenced by our experiences derived from observation of our society and interaction with many people both past and current. We seek to stimulate discussion and at times we expect that discussions may become robust but that is fine because Barbadians are not known for speaking-out. We will be seeking to join others who have resorted to the Internet to join the fight to protect our democracy which we hold so dear…

… from the welcome message at Barbados Underground Blog

Oh Dear… More Trouble For Both The Bees and The Dems!

Our new friends David and his wife over at Barbados Underground have been writing up a storm lately, and after that little misunderstanding with the garden slugs (you had to be there) we said we’d check back – and are we ever happy we did. Lots of good things happening, starting with their new design and expanded tags and posts.

It looks like Barbados Underground is the kind of blog we like – actively protecting our freedom of speech and democracy.

Barbados strongman Owen Arthur and his gang should carefully make note of WHY the Barbados Underground came into being. David says he and his wife started BU because of the government’s recent assault on David Ellis and the Barbados media.

You can’t silence all of us, Owen!

AND ABOUT THAT OWEN ARTHUR…

It seems that the Barbados Underground has picked up a little information about that “campaign donation” cheque that the Prime Minister deposited into his personal account. BU has written about it and you’ll love the title of their article, because sometimes it feels so good to just say it like you want to…

David Thompson Has Owen Arthur By The “Balls”. When Will He Squeeze?

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One response to “Barbados Underground Seems To Be Another “Problem Blog” For Barbados Political Elites

  1. Hi Everyone:

    I was hoping that someone else would have interjected on these supposed “old slander laws” that are constantly being referred to. We do not have any old slander laws in Barbados.

    The Defamation Act was proclaimed in 1996 and it provides what appear to be adequate defences against accusations of slander or defamation. It is also a relatively easy read.

    The problem may be that too many publishers are advised to settle out of court rather than use the defence provisions of the act.

    I am not disputing other consequences of speaking “freely”; but let us stop blaming “old slander laws”.

    Regards,
    Researching
    http://researching.wordpress.com/