“Years from now, Friday September 7, 2007 will be remembered as the day that the news media of Barbados formally announced surrender to Bajan strongman Owen Arthur. Barbados citizens cannot trust their news media.”
Barbados News Media Again Proves It Cannot Be Trusted
On Tuesday, September 4, 2007, two local blogs – Barbados Underground and Barbados Free Press – published news stories about how Jonathan Lazlo Danos, President of Barbados flyover contractor 3S Structural Steel Solutions, is being sued for fraud and secret kickbacks on another government highway bridge project in Jamaica.
This story is no mere rumour or speculation – the court documents are available online for all to see and both blogs have been pointing to these documents since September 4th. (Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London, WC2A 2LL, May 11, 2007, Case No: HC 06 C04511 – LINK HERE)
This Is A Huge And Important Story That Should Have Been Covered Immediately By The Barbados News Media
The fact that the President of the company that is building Barbados’ controversial highway and flyover bridges should be sued for fraud and secret kickbacks in relation to a similar bridge project for another Caribbean government is a HUGE news story. The Barbados highway and flyover bridge project is worth hundreds of millions of dollars and was awarded by the Barbados government behind closed doors under circumstances that have even the most jaded government supporters shaking their heads.
Today is the fourth day that the print, broadcast and electronic mainstream Barbados news media has ignored this story.
CBC Televsion – Nothing
Voice of Barbados Radio – Nothing
The Nation Newspaper Print Edition – Nothing
The Nation Newspaper Online Edition – Nothing
The Advocate Newspaper Print Edition – Nothing
The Advocate Newspaper Online Edition – Nothing
Tell Your Friends, Family and Co-Workers!
This joint refusal of ALL the Barbados news media to cover a story of national importance about allegations of fraud and secret kickbacks by a man who is in charge of our national highway and bridge project is unforgivable.
At best, it shows that there is no freedom of the press in Barbados. At worst, it shows a conspiracy by all the major Barbados news media to hush up what should be a crisis of credibility for the Barbados Government.
The Barbados news media today formally announced their surrender to the Government of Barbados and strongman Owen Arthur. Barbados citizens cannot trust their news media.
Phone A Friend Right Now, Tell A Co-Worker Right Now, Talk To A Neighbour Right Now
Tell them everything that the Barbados news media is hiding.