Voice Of Barbados Radio Paid $65,000 To Politician From Slush Fund – Source

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Which government politician extorted the money this time? Was in Gline Clarke, Noel Lynch or some other thief? So many candidates!

For the full story on this disgusting practice by the yellow-bellied cowardly crawling Barbados media, head on over to Barbados Underground (link here)

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55 responses to “Voice Of Barbados Radio Paid $65,000 To Politician From Slush Fund – Source

  1. Anonymous

    I would like to hear the Market vendor on this one. Know it all David Ellis is strangely silent.

  2. Hey

    Can I have some too?

  3. Sinn Fein

    bomb the stupid BFP dog

  4. ninemikemike

    The quality of the posts against BFP are truly infantile. Grow up, and scurry back into your holes.

  5. Rumplestilskin

    It’s about chasing people from the site, the election is nearing. Not long now.

  6. Anonymous

    Rumplestilskin,

    F*O*U*R

    L*O*V*E

    I*N

    W*U*N*N*A

    R*A*S*S*H*O*L*E*!*!*!*!

  7. ninemikemike

    ninemikemike,

    F*u*c*k

    y*o*u

    ….

    and yuh muddah too!!!!

  8. ninemikemike

    KILL THESE BFP SWINE!!!!

    KILL LOVERIDGE FIRST!!!!

    KILL ALL OF THEM!!!!

  9. Rumplestilskin

    Cut off Loveridge fckking head!

  10. Rumplestilskin

    Only someone of a certain caliber (or lack therein) lowers oneself to such drivel.

    The rest of us strive to be like Mandela et al, those who stand tall against adversity and work to do what is right, in spite of circumstances and the greedy and violent.

    We shall overcome, with peace and with strength.

  11. Rumplestilskin

    As if I would write such drivel as above.

    I predict a HUGE voter turnout. And you know why?

    Barbadians, the time of reckoning beckons.

    Shortly, we citizens shall be called to turn the tide.

    We shall be called to put our X as a mark of respect to our forebears, who struggled to build this Nation into something good, something worthy something to be proud of, the Nation of Barbados.

    Our forebears deserve our attention and our time. Our children and theirs too, deserve our effort in creating an opportunity for their future.

    Only by putting our X can we be assured of having that tide change the status quo, into a step in the right direction, into a new tomorrow.

    Fellow Barbadians, destiny calls you from your homes when the election is called, destiny calls you to place your X in the spot.

    Believe that we can, believe that you are part of a new beginning. A beginning that we can be proud of, a chance for hope, a chance for respect, a chance for survival and economic fairness.

    Barbadians, be the change.

  12. Pat

    I am now convinced that some BLP supporters are just slugs. Hopefully the sun will come out tomorrow and they will crawl back under their rocks!

  13. Pico

    ….and right-minded Barbadians watch and wait, most silently, for election day to demonstrate to would-be thugs who the quiet unassuming boss really is.

  14. Pico

    I wonder how the BLP feels about that fact that no matter what happens now…they can come and bring the nastiest scandals around…at this point it simply does not matter. Your time is up. And come hell or high water we the keepers of our home will vote you out. This is going to be like Christmas, I tell you.

  15. Roger Rabbitt

    When we read the rubbish that spews forth from these vermin who support the BLP we should not be surprised that BFP has to moderate all and sundry.
    These are the same ppl who would push for freedom of speech so that they can continue to belch out toxins. We need to get rid of these bastards.
    And Owen has the nerve to ask for 15 more years. Never heard such foolishness for the year. Why, Owen? So that only you and your piggy friends can continue to be the only ones feeding at the trough?
    Well we have news for you and your kind.
    When the election results are announced, I do hope that all of you have your flights booked because who remain will surely be spending some quality time at a quality prison up there in St. Farlip. 15 years is a good figure to start with. You asked for 15? Your wish shall be granted.

  16. Thistle

    Wait! Hang on a minute, Roger Rabbitt. You really meant to ask Owen if he and his piggy friends can continue to be the ONLY ONES feeding at the trough? You want someone else to feed at the trough, then? There should be NO ONE feeding at the trough. Not this lot, nor the next lot to come. Full stop.

  17. Anonymous

    ‘And Owen has the nerve to ask for 15 more years.’

    Notice he dint axe for 5 he talkin bout 15
    maybe he changed the term of office ting from 5 to 15 behind we back by secret order of council and wunnuh en even know. careful as u go

  18. Roger Rabbitt

    Thistle
    When this lot demit office there won’t be anymore trough. They would have taken everything. Including the kitchen sink.
    But you are correct. NO MORE FEEDING AT THE TROUGH PERIOD!!!
    No more freebies for anyone.
    BTW, the next government will know that the eyes of the ppl will be on them. No more foolishness. After this crowd is gone, the next ministers will have to walk the straight and narrow.

  19. Anonymous X

    Thistle et al
    Do not be distracted by idiots like Rumplestilskin
    and Anthony Gunn
    Ignore them ….let BFP deal with them the appropriate way ….. ban them….they are behaving just like Owen behaves…cussing people in the most foul language …….

  20. Anonymous

    Well, Well, Well!

    “”Useless idiots.

    F*O*U*R

    L*O*V*E

    I*N

    W*U*N*N*A

    B*A*C*K*S*I*D*E*!*!*!*!””

    You are such the idiot your self every time you make a post/comment like the one you have above this, that if you will only debate what BFP and the other commenter’s are saying about your PARTY the BLP and stop posting a bunch of foolish words and you and your party BLP counterattack then you will start to gain some respect don’t you think.

    So take my foolish advise and lets start to debate the discussions at had being lodge against your BLP PARTY (GOB) IDIOT(S).

  21. BajanNewYorker

    Well, Well, Well!

    “”Useless idiots.

    F*O*U*R

    L*O*V*E

    I*N

    W*U*N*N*A

    B*A*C*K*S*I*D*E*!*!*!*!””

    You are such the idiot your self every time you make a post/comment like the one you have above this, that if you will only debate what BFP and the other commenter’s are saying about your PARTY the BLP and stop posting a bunch of foolish words and you and your party BLP counterattack then you will start to gain some respect don’t you think.

    So take my foolish advise and lets start to debate the discussions at had being lodge against your BLP PARTY (GOB) IDIOT(S).

  22. Kathy

    Some BLP supporters will do anything to divert attention away from serious matters.

  23. Anthony Gunn

    Poor Mr. Loveridge.

    What an unfortunate accident.

    We at BFP (and E) would also like to express our condolences to his family.

    I hope that they will bury his filthy carcass in the UK… it should not be left to rot and decay in Barbados.

  24. Rumplestilskin

    To use the name of a deceased man to post nonsense is sick and twisted, pretty obvious where your mind is.

  25. Rumplestilskin

    Anonymous X, you really think that was me posting??

    Either you do not read much here or you are pretty simple.

  26. Adrian Loveridge

    Its strange isn’t it?

    Almost on a daily basis, the threats of killing me or my wife or burning down our hotel keep pouring in.

    Yet we know this (and other bloggs) are read on a daily basis by members of the ruling Government, the Opposition, even journalists, talk show hosts and Police Officers.

    Yet! has my local Parliamentary representative picked-up the phone to talk to me, or his political opponent, or even a senior Police Officer?

    I think you know the answer and doesn’t it trouble you, all of you?

  27. Inkwell

    Is no one else even the least bit suspicious that these persistent attacks may not be coming from BLP supporters?

    Even the most crass must know they would be doing immense harm to their cause.

    Maybe that’s the posters’ strategy.

  28. Anonymous

    “Adrian Loveridge; have you asked the Commissioner of Police to give a reason for not undertaking an investigation into the threats made against you?”

    Good point.

    Mr.Loveridge,sir,
    if I were you, I’d make that above suggestion a matter of record, both at your local regional police sta. and at commissioner level.
    Phone and make an appointment with the man.

    If I were you,sir, I’d be in “The natives grow restless” mode.
    Frankly, I’d be more than a little bit worried about my personal safety.

  29. Anonymous

    I’d also speak to the local British High Commission
    (I assume you are a citizen of the UK?)

  30. Troy

    It is being eroneously reported that the funeral for the late Donavere Alberto Codrington my brother and the late Yashiro Iori Codrington, my nephew will take place at the Sons of God Spirtual Baptist Church in Ealing Grove. This is not correct. The cortege leaves Lyndhurst Funerl Home for the Chapel at Coral Ridge,, where Archbishop Granville Williams will officiate. Then a procession to the Cassia Lawns at Coral Ridge for interment in the family Plot.

    Please advise friends, family and relatives who may have read the wrong news in the paper accordingly

  31. Anonymous X

    Rumplestilskin,
    My apologies. Perhaps BFP needs to explore the possibility of utilising the services of trusted bloggers to moderate on a part time basis. Moderation can be done remotely without bloggers knowing the identity of BFP Operatives.

  32. Anonymous

    Moderation should continue, if and when deemed necessary by the original BFP crew
    and only by the original BFP crew.

    There is no such thing as your “trusted bloggers”
    get real.

    this is serious stuff, not fifth form pranks

  33. The Democratic Labour Party abhors the type of comments, which have been posted on this blog relative to members of the public. Mr. Adrian Loveridge a citizen of Barbados along with persons such as Irene Sandiford Garner have been threatened in the most violent manner.

    Indeed the incidents at Irene’s home speak to the diabolical minds at work. Citizens like Adrian have to take these crass individuals seriously. There are persons out there who feel circumscribed by free speech and will do anything to protect their masters, even without the masters instigation. We cannot point fingers, since the net is such a wide open space, but they are footprints, which if carefully applied can lead a discerning police force to apprehend those who are threatening harm.

    Our citizens must be protected from the wicked and overzealous. The next election must be protected from those who will like to drag us down a violent confrontational path.

    We wish Adrian and his wife the best regards and urge them to be cautious at this time. We also wish Irene, Patricia and all of our candidates the best as they go about their daily business of seeking to represent people.

  34. Wishing in Vain

    An Extract from the DLP site!!!
    ARTHUR COMPLICIT BY HIS SILENCE
    The Democratic Labour Party has struck a raw nerve with the tabling of some probing questions revolving around the Hard wood Housing Factory Inc. A company promoted as a technology solution to housing and one the Minister of Housing seems to have distanced himself from despite the glory painted by ‘Gems’ Minister Clyde Mascoll.

    David Thompson alerted the taxpayers the said company was “not on our record belonging to a Barbadian” yet benefiting from “royal handshakes from various government agencies including direct cash investments” in less than two years. The real question posed by the party leader was “WHO IS THE REAL BRAINS” behind the factory “AND WHAT QUALIFIES IT ABOVE ALL OTHERS TO BENEFIT IN THIS WAY FROM GOVERNMENT LARGESSE?”

    What is even more discerning is the lack of interest shown by Arthur, Mascoll’s current political role model, to the machinations at the St Philip plant. It is clear that he has lost all control.

    Arthur has led an unapologetic administration at every turn of accountability. He promised transparency and accountability from his team yet all the public gets are spin doctors trying to account for the wastage of taxpayer’s monies.

    How can Arthur speak of a developed Barbados? When the only development that seems to be taking place can be seem among the cronies of his administration. This country is now experiencing a level of corrupt practices unlike any other Caribbean county. It cannot be right for taxpayers to be sitting every night watching Minister after Minister bundle their way through half truths regarding the wastage of our taxpayers’ dollars. We have seen the Golden shower, Airport expansion over runs, the NHC Warrens building, the Prison cost , the highway cost tripling and now the Hardwood project, all poorly managed at the expense of our taxpayers.

    The Barbadian taxpaying public is demanding answers from the mighty Arthur who can do no wrong .His recruitment strategy of politics of inclusion and his doubled edged tongue have all been answered by the daily cries of hurt and suffering of our taxpayers.

    Arthur’s call for fifteen more years must not be taken lightly as a request. The Democratic Labor Party is seeing it as threat to a future stable Barbados. The more the BLP realizes its fortunes are dwindling the more damage will be done to our already fragile existence. The recent announcement about works at the National Stadium, lights at the Oval, construction of schools, police stations, Municipals centers and daycare facilities all form part of the election carrot that this BLP is hoping to dangle in front of the voting public.

    But the Barbadian public has been awoken. David Thompson and his team have been uncovering the “GEMS” and the “JAWS” of the BLP’s corrupt political pot. David Thompson at every turn has being warning tax payers of this county about the wastage and corrupt practices of this BLP administration. Arthur and his bunch have asked for proof and the public has been presented with the truth. David Thompson has gone on record as vowing to unearth the political dirt wherever it settles and they is a big pile in Roebuck street.

    There is no way that Arthur can wriggle his way out of a response to corruption charges against his administration. The last budget wrap up indicted that something was fishy from the top and the scent goes right down to the bottom. David Thompson smelt a rat and he found an even bigger rat at Hardwood Housing Factory Inc. The question that all taxpayers must be asking is when will the rot stop and where is the sensitivity to the needs of the public?

    The solution lies in the election of David Thompson and his team. He has promised Integrity Legislation and a look into the “change in scope of works” as authored by Arthur and his team. He has the political will to deliver while his opponent sharpens his tongue and remove his gloves to sink into his element.

    David Thompson’s focus is not on a sharpened tongue or removing gloves, it is in securing an improved quality of life for all Barbadians. This is possible by electing the Democratic Labour Party.

  35. Frankology

    I am getting a bit confuse with the various political signals emanating from the language of various commenters. I am not a member of the BLP, DLP, PEP or YPP (Yardfowl Political Party; I am not an employee of Government, 3S Barbados SRL, Rayside Construction or C.O Williams Construction….but, I am a critic of wrongs against humanity, get my drift. I deal with the many issues that threatened people or my country, I am against the critics who are trying to destroy people who are speak of the ills of society, people like Adrian Loveridge who has the guts to speak about the wrongs pertaining to GEMS or questionable companies working on major Government projects. Is he a DEM, I can freely say NO, do he has political aspirations, again I say NO.

    We can all use these forums to deal with issues that confront this small developing country and discuss what the ‘fourth estate’ fails to discuss. BFP and BU start many important blobs of the many wrongs that affect this country, which we as intellectual advanced brains can respond by further enlightening our brothers and sisters in order for them to make that important decision to either fire or maintain this administration. We do not have to be political vagabonds in persuading people, we don’t have to be abusive, we don’t have to apply character assassination or use threatening statements to person you can not see eye to eye.

    Remember, Barbadians do forget quickly, but the outside world does not. In fact, they use our behaviour to rate and state how our area of governance is unstable. Now if the Democratic Labour Party wins the Government, instead of them carrying on the mantle of running the country, it will have to focus on damage control because of the behaviour of certain commenters.

    Now lets deal with an issue that worries the country, Why all the attention on Hardwood Housing Factory Inc? One minute I am hearing of outside ownership, another is Government funding of the project and the other is the house is a matchbox house. Can you remember Steve’s Building Works Ltd displaying starter houses and again critics jump out of the woodworks. Can you remember the expensive ugly wall starter houses in Husbands built by connections associated with the leading fast food company? A starter house cannot represent a house with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, massive front and back porch, a garage with a swimming pool located in the heights or terraces. It is a starter or beginner’s house; it is for the lower income earners, someone that barely meets bank payment, but is happy to have a roof over their head. Maybe, he might be able to make it a mansion later down the road.

    Therefore, I ask, why is all the talk of bringing in Bob Lindquist to investigate a housing project? Why the opposition leader and Hartley Henry do not talk of bringing him in for The Flyovers, or The Prison Complex, where millions of our taxpayer’s money will be distributed, or maybe, extended connections with certain companies associated with these projects could be uncomfortable and may not be digestible because of Rayside Construction connections .

    Everyone is concerned about the millions of dollars being spent, this is where we can employ Bob Linguist to investigate.

  36. Hants

    Frankology, it appears to me that the issue with Hardwood may be more serious than the Prison or Flyover contracts.

    There is a difference between “cost over runs” and
    what is implied by the Opposition Leader’s focus on the Hardwood Housing Factory.

    The truth will out.

  37. Frankology

    I must agree with Adrian Loveridge, for weeks you received threats and no one, I mean no official from the political domain, protector of people, the church, the fourth estate or your representative come out to defend you. The oppossiton only came out because one of their candidates is mentioned and tI must agree with Adrian Loveridge, he was receiving threats and no one, I mean no official from the political domain, protector of people, the church, the “fourth estate” or even the parliamentary representative come out to defend him. The opposition only responded because one of their candidates mentioned. We hope that people with political agendas do not deliberately cut themselves to get attention. Remember the story of the person who cried wolf.

  38. Frankology

    I am still waiting on answers. Why Government still intended of building flyovers when there is no Impact or Environmental Studies? Four months and no light at the end tunnel for the area by Life of Barbados and The Bermuda Triangle. It is a disaster. The main contractor stated that lights would be installed in dark sections, especially in densely populated areas. Why are no lights by the Garfield roundabout? Are you waiting for a fatality?

  39. Bush Tea

    Frankology
    ” Why Government still intended of building flyovers …’?

    For the same identical reason that George Bush can’t get America out of Iraq although the rag has been pulled from under his tail…

    Caught between the Devil and the deep brown sh3*

    When you sell your soul to the Devil, it appears an attractive deal at first (millions of free dollars for the boys)
    Unfortunately, the TRUTH eventually escapes (especially in these days of BLOGS)- but then what do you do?

    you either stick to your guns and try to bluff your way through with “troop surges” or by by sending Mascoll to VOB…
    or..
    admit that you were working in the interest of Halliburton and Blackwater all along…
    In the local case ‘Wishing in Vain’ could give you the list of names whose interest are being served…..

    In a way, we are all at fault for tolerating such behaviours on a smaller scale, for so many years. We turned blind eyes when we all know these things happened between family connections, Lodges brothers, insurance and NIS fraudsters and various other ‘connections’.

    The current lot has just taken the ‘customary behaviours’ to ridiculous limits.

    In some cases it even appears that they are looking for praise for their ‘achievements’…In the end we ALL will suffer the consequences.

  40. Wishing in Vain

    Seems to me that BFP is on the ball in their reporting of the facts.

    Minister Lynch awarded $60 000
    Published on: 10/7/07.

    MINISTER OF TOURISM Noel Lynch is today $60 000 richer following his libel settlement with Starcom Network Inc.

    The suit stemmed from the content of an email read by the moderator of Voice of Barbados’ Brass Tacks on a Sunday programme last March. The email raised questions about Lynch’s alleged current life status.

    Lynch objected to the question and walked out of the live broadcast.

    On Friday, Starcom’s chief executive officer Vic Fernandes confirmed the settlement.

    Fernandes revealed the minister was paid $60 000 while his attorney’s costs were $10 000.

    The CEO said the station settled the matter as it was advised it had no strong defence. (RG)

  41. Oh my gwad

    An article in todays Sunday Sun Oct.7th, 2007 confirms that $60 000 was paid to Noel Lynch and $10 000 to his lawyers.

  42. Bush tea

    It is such a pity that we did not have these BLOGS ten years ago. Things could have been so different.

    What do you want to bet that the lawyers involved in this ‘advice’ to VOB are either party lackies, Lodge brothers or just plain looking to make an easy $10,000.

    The whole concept of truth and justice seem to escape us as a country…
    I think that we have passed the point of no return…. there is no hope.
    Societies always get EXACTLY what they deserve

  43. Now we know why the slush/hush-money of 65-k was paid, to offset the settlement of Barney Lynch, re: the Ellis entanglement – with only an extra 5-thousand to be paid for attorneys.

    I realise you guys are slow to print items, I suspect you operate outside of Bim and are only in the loop with online items!

    Anyhow, Starcom is to pay Mary 60-k and her lawyers another ten. How much longer does David Ellis have to work at Starcom now?

  44. Bush tea

    The lack of REAL men is the most striking sign of hopelessness in any society.
    I was tempted to speculate that we seem to have no guts, but looking around Barbados it is clear that the missing components must be slightly lower and much smaller.

    The Prime Minister don’t have the (ok let’s say guts) to come and explain the $750,000 deposited to his account… or the many other questions Bajans have for him.

    Noel Lynch can’t stand up like a man and say how he got so rich so quick or that he was sorry about the cruise ship thing, or why the thousands of world cup visitors stayed away.

    Glyne Clarke don’t seem able to talk at all, only slinking around in his Mercedes like a wanted man or going overseas for a medical checkup.

    David Ellis don’t have the strength of conviction to stand up- or resign- for his perfectly reasonable question to Noel Lynch

    Vic Fernandes has lots of guts, so his shortcomings must be different. His lame excuse about some lawyer advising to pay up sounds like material for the market vendor

    Our priests who are duty bound to stand up for truth and honesty are silent – what happen to Harcourt, Crichlow and the Bishop? No voice? or no (let us say ‘guts’)?

    You already know my position on Beckles and his gang down at Cave Hill. They have mostly females down there anyhow, so not that much testosterone to be expected there.

    I could go on… but there are a few REAL men around which only serves to show up the rest of us saps….
    Adrian L has to be a real man – like him or not.

    My man ‘Lowdown’ is a top man (great article last week – if only our people could read and understand)

    The BAPE has to have some Men in there. In the face of ministerial abuse, they have consistently and openly called for openness, honesty and professionalism in national issues.

    These BLOGS are good in that they empower those of us cowards who can now hide in the background and shout our fears and concerns. They DO NOT solve the problem of having REAL men in the society.

    This is a problem that needs to be addressed so that many of the other issues can be dealt with.

  45. Anonymous X

    Bush tea,
    I was really surprised when I read lowdown’s article. I am eagerly awaiting a response from Ezra Alleyne.

    I am also surprised that the Nation allowed the article to be published.

  46. Anonymous

    For all those who have been feeling so sorry for David Ellis,and defending the position he is now taking on the call-in shows, they should really pay attention to what he is doing now on Mondays.

    It is indeed passing strange that Ellis suddenly decides to change the monday format to ‘business Monday – s0 that discussions is tied down and restricted to only one area.

    Listening to today’s programme – it is one big yawn with a boring discussion by some panellists,and Elsworth Younf boringly droning on and on with Patrick Hoyos. –

    One would have thought that with all the current issues re Hardwood Housing,Flyover over-runs,allegations of price goughing – a media house interested in having the people’feely discuss their topics of interest- would not be going in the direction VOB decided to go now.

    Let’s see how long this format last,I hope callers not call in as a form of protest.

    Ellis heavily criticised CBC for restricting their call- in programmes to specific topics which he earlier had said would stifle debate on open topics – so one now must ask:what gives David Ellis?

    Who is calling the shots down by the river?

    Sad day for democracy and journalism in our country.

  47. Anonymous

    Did anyone hear Today’s Down To Brasstacks where David Ellis and Patrick Hoyos were discussing the role the blogs are playing here in Barbadian society?

    Surprised that Patrick Hoyos seemed to think that sometimes the blogs go too far.

    Or did I misunderstand his point of view?

  48. Hants

    Barbados is a democratic country.

    Until such time as there is a law in Barbados governing the content of blogs, bloggers can go as far as wordpress and BFP allows.

    If Patrick thinks blogs go too far that is his personal belief. I disagree.

    If blogs did not “push the envelope” most of us would probably read the mainstream media daily and accept the “status quo”.

    Most bloggers on BFP and BU do not adhere to the wishes of the ruling BLP party whose politics of inclusion has made the Nation and Advocate their allies.

    Democracy and freedom of speech is important to our existence. Blogs offer us a little more freedom than the “letters to the Nation or Advocate.”

  49. Roy Boy

    Will starcom sue Lynch now that he has no protection and get back the $65K and expose the BLP lie?

  50. Roy Boy

    Roy Boy
    January 16, 2008 at 4:48 pm
    Will starcom sue Lynch now that he has no protection and get back the $65K and expose the BLP lie?
    ………………………………………………………………………………
    calling David Ellis;
    its ok to speak! Starcom wants a TV license, wellit should first clean house and do the RIGHT thing!!!!!

  51. Nonny Clarke

    Roy Boy
    January 17, 2008 at 1:36 pm
    Roy Boy
    January 16, 2008 at 4:48 pm
    Will starcom sue Lynch now that he has no protection and get back the $65K and expose the BLP lie?
    ………………………………………………………………………………
    calling David Ellis;
    Its ok to speak!
    Starcom wants a TV license.
    Well it should first clean house and do the RIGHT thing!!!!!
    ……………………………………………………………………………………..
    Calling Vic Fernandes alias Market Vendor alias President MVP alias CEO of Starcom.
    Silence is golden but this is ridiculous. Wake up and deal with this issue of media credibility otherwise you may have a TV license but no viewers.

  52. Wishing in Vain

    I am not certain that Vic Fernandes and the Starcom group are worthy of a TV license, certainly not on recent performance.
    They are other players with offerings that may be better suited to filling this void.

  53. Roy Boy

    I fully agree with you WIV but big business will do all in its power to “win”.
    Keep these matters before the public. Allow the tax payers to participate in the decision making process and therefore the politicians can always pass the buck back to the populace as opposed to the other way around (as is currently the case).
    I know that some will argue that this will slow government response but in the case of a Radio or TV license – what is the hurry?

  54. crystaljones

    Barbados needs to have at least three other TV stations. Have you seen the offerings from CBC recently? A small group of people decide what everyone else watches. Everyone cannot afford the near $200.00 a month MCTV bill, so their only alternative is Channel 8. Look at the recent election coverage alone, apart from the clearly biased content the technical elements were crappy at best.

    A little competition will not hurt. There is nothing on CBC TV8 that is reflecting my pride, in touch with my community or would want me to call it MY TV.

    WE NEED other television stations that are properly managed and offer quality programming.

  55. Barbados is in a Recession

    I can’t beleive what Loveridge and sandiford garner have entailed. And if Pat Hoyos thinks the blogs go to far it’s only he has to constantly defend the corruption of members os his family that he himself has benifitted from dipping into the cookie jar heself…Seeing how they operate in full action.