Government Says Barbados Free Press and Barbados Underground Blogs Are Set Up By Thompson’s DLP!

“(The DLP) have even set up two blogs, the Barbados Free Press and the Barbados Underground and yet they continue to fail in their attempt to impress the electorate…”…From the government BLP’s column in the Barbados Advocate and the BLP Blog.

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Does BFP Really LOOK Like A DLP Blog? Give Your Head A Shake! 

“BFP, Were you really created by the DLP as alleged in the BLP column today?”

Above comment left by BFP reader Velzo – asking about the government column in the Barbados Advocate.

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Wrong Again, Mr. Prime Minister! Barbados Free Press Thinks That Thompson’s DLP Is As Corrupt As The Government!

The ONLY way the BLP believe they can neutralize the Bajan blogs is to declare us as partisan, to say that BFP is created and run by the opposition party, the DLP. So now the official BLP government line is that the blogs are set up by the DLP to discredit Prime Minister Owen Arthur and his government.

The one thing the government just can’t have is the public accepting that Barbados Free Press is merely a bunch of non-partisan citizens who are fed up with both corrupt parties… which is exactly what we are.

We have been calling the DLP “piggies in waiting” for our entire existence – almost 2 years, and saying that it is the system that needs changing otherwise a DLP government will be as corrupt as a BLP government. We have called Thompson corrupt for not instituting integrity rules for his party. We have said that Thompson, like Arthur, has skeletons in his closet that are making him ineffective.

But the BLP must ignore all that. They have to. They just can’t have it known that the Barbados Free Press is citizen run by independent folks who are tired of the corruption and believe that both the DLP and BLP are piggies at the trough.

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27 responses to “Government Says Barbados Free Press and Barbados Underground Blogs Are Set Up By Thompson’s DLP!

  1. Hants

    What a compliment to the DLP. If the DLP set up these blogs then they are truly amazing.

    Think about this. The blogs are free to everyone including BLP Ministers and Operatives and the only comments usually not printed are the vile threats and nasty language from BLP operatives.

    This would mean that the DLP truly believes in democracy and have created a forum for all citizens to speak their “mind”.

    The problem for the BLP is they just don’t understand the power of the average citizen.
    Vote them OUT and teach them where the real political power lies.

    BFP…. for the record, I believe “the trough” will be almost empty before the next election if Oil prices keep going up and the US dollar (and the Barbados dollar) continue to decline against other currencies.

  2. more

    Well, they are actually writing your name in public for all to see, a great achievement.

    Somebody hoped you would go away, tried to ignore you and shut you down.
    It has not worked.

    Pity they have not got it right yet but hopefully they will understand that we want them to clean up their act. BLP/DLP – Six of one, half dozen of the next.

    Keep up the good work BFP.

  3. Straight talk

    BFP:

    Have all other of this morning’s submissions been binned, or are you still moderating some?

  4. John

    … thought we had gone through all this with William Duguid early last year. Maybe the people who write the BLP column should talk with him.

    It is however great that “mainstream” political parties and journalists actually mention BFP and BU by name which was taboo until recently.

    Ezra probably opened the floodgates.

    Guess with elections approaching they are just blindly lashing out and will grasp at any straw …. DLP included.

    The more I watch this blog the less I feel it is related to any of the political parties in Barbados.

    .. the best I can figure is it is very much the voices of individuals who are fed up with the rubbish which passes for politics, policies and general ethics in Barbados.

    Maybe if the BLP tried examining its corrupt politicians, policies and general rubbish ethics with a view to fixing them BFP and BU might disappear!!

    I suspect that the DLP, if it forms the next GOB will get the same from BFP and BU. They must realise that BFP and BU are giving them stick now and it will only get worse as time progresses.

    Maybe if the two parties jointly tried to fix the mess they created and work together for the betterment of Barbados then BFP’s and BU’s claim of being non-partisan could be tested.

    Since this isn’t going to happen, I can only hope BFP and BU will be around for a long time to come.

    …. a breath of fresh air!!

  5. reality check

    its a sad commentary about our political parties but their respective blogs have the depth and intelligence of pre schoolers—with apologies to all pre schoolers.

    Is it any wonder that the average Barbadian has litttle respect for our leaders and their attempt to throw mud, engage in personal attacks and obfuscate without dealing with serious issues?

  6. Bush tea

    Interesting that the BLP BLOG knws who set up BU and BFP and can’t say who sent up the Flyover costs or even who set up the whole scheme?
    What does BFP cost the taxpayers?

    when they can tell us about the things that Bajans want info on we will take them seriously..
    things like..
    GEMS (reports and audits)
    The ABC free flow of funds
    The Hardwood comedy
    How is the George Washington Project going?
    What is the Business Plan for the Cave?
    What really going on at Greenland?
    Can we have a full report on the Oil Terminal project?
    How does the Government tenders process work?
    …’bout the $750,000.00?
    Why the PM suddenly looking so old?
    Where Glyne Clarke?
    the Cat got Mia mout?
    When eleckshuns going call?
    etc

  7. Bajan

    I HEARD THIS BLOG IS OPERATED BY PETER ALLARD OF GRAEME HALL SWAMP

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    BFP Comments…

    Take a number, Bajan. We’ve heard DLP, a BLP splinter faction that wants to get rid of Owen Arthur, Mia Mottley, “whites”, “academic radicals” and “business people”. Now we’ll add the folks at Graeme Hall swamp. Anyone else we might be? And is this only BFP, or the other blogs as well?

    It is much easier for the government types to blame the blogs on “groups” with “agendas” than to answer the corruption charges or (horrors!!!) have to admit that we are only citizens who have had enough!

  8. Sargeant

    Elections are coming and the propaganda machine is out in force. Note the attempt to link the blogs to the DLP. In the same article the BLP claims that the “audited Financial statements for GEMS have been laid before the House for some time”, yet a contributor to BU claims that they are for the year 2001!!!!!!!

    In the words of the popular song ” You ain’t seen nothing yet”

  9. Jolly

    A message for BU and BFP. Don’t ever stir the two parties with the same spoon! They are different. It is the practice of democracy that has the DLP where it is today. Compare it with the blatant corrupt ideology of the BLP. A dictatorship is being practiced in this country under this present administration. Persons are being are being victimized, jobs are being lost, ministers are suddenly being millionaires, projects are having massive overuns with no questions asked. This will all change, however, when Mr. Dictator decides to call elections. What is he afraid off if the DLP is so bad? Please call the elections!

  10. Yardbroom

    On a careful reading of the text, the subliminal message seems to be, that we – the BLP – have made a few mistakes, an acknowledgment is refreshing, but the sincerity is undermined. Why? because an effort has been made to be-little the magnitude of what has happened, by an analogy with a teacher and erring school children, small incidents – clever – but I don’t buy it.

    The voters will judge if the magnitude of the allegations, and the mistakes now acknowledged, are minuscule, as we are being directed to believe they are.

    I doubt it, but the reincarnation has begun, a strategic decision has been made, heads have been put together, and a new strategy is in the making.

    With regard to BFP and Barbados Underground, full acknowledgement that they do exist, and have had, and are having an impact is good news indeed. We cannot, and should not expect praise of BFP and The Barbados Underground from the BLP, in the real world those things don’t happen.

    Who is behind BFP and Barbados Underground, I have no idea, and will make no further comment on that. However the popular consensus is, that two of the major newspapers in Barbados support the BLP. Even if two internet blogs support the DLP, so what – but the evidence does not prove it.

    A government who after over a decade in power, has to trot out such lame excuses for gross mismanagement, and a lack of satisfactory governance, is making lame excuses.

  11. Black Bajan

    I HEARD THIS BLOG IS OPERATED BY ADRIAN LOVERIDGE the whiiite idiot.

    But Allardiot could also be involved.

    BFP is obviously run by someone who is WHITE and non-Bajan.

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    BFP Comments

    The above is posted by the friendly folks who have been issuing death and arson threats to Loveridge. The same people who spam us with vile filth when we leave moderation off.

    How about it folks, anyone else we think could be behind BFP?

  12. John

    Will there be a “Piggies at the Trough” award again this year?

    Maybe the general consensus will be that nobody can oust the current holder!!

  13. pogo

    Wha about the word that the folks that run Sandy Lane are behind this blog. Some of retaliation for certain BLP people not delivering on certain promises?

    At Sandy Lane you see some politicians being treated like royalty and others not even allowed to be invited. Ask the staff at Sandy Lane and they will confirm this but none want their names used or be fired. This would explain why the blogs are top secret and government don’t find them since some don’t want to. All the equipment for this is safe behind Sandy Lane walls.

    Seems to us what is behind popularity of the blogs is people who love Barbados too much to see it sink under the corrupt ones who run it.

  14. more

    SANTA CLAUS is definitely behind BFP and BU. He has looked at the Christmas wish lists of Barbadians who care about Barbados and decided to try to give us what we have asked for this Christmas.

  15. Anonymous X

    pogo,
    If you really know the staff at Sandy Lane, they will also tell you that the big ups at the same hotel publicy brag about the fact that they pay for and can get anything they want in Barbados.

    Perhaps you can check again behind those walls to see if they are not rooms used by international and local bug ups to gamble.

  16. OMG

    I saw the following email address on a certain desk in a central banking location and immediately thought the person was behind or associated with BFP.

    forever_moses@yahoo.com (because of auntie moses!!!)

    Did I guess right BFP?

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    BFP Comments

    Oh darn! Now the whole thing is blown. We’re not DLP, we’re not a BLP splinter group, we’re not rabid environmentalists, we’re not whites with a plan for bring back slavery…

    You caught us. We’re the Central Bank.

    Darn… I knew auntie moses should have erased that email!

    🙂

  17. OMG

    Very funny.

    No need to be sarcastic BFP.

    On the same desk was a recording of a phone conversation.

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    BFP Comments

    Hi OMG

    No insult was intended. We’ve been having a little fun this week with everybody, including the government, speculating as to who BU and BFP are. The simple truth seems to be too difficult for the government to handle… we’re only little people who have never before had a voice. We’re looking forward to hearing about the phone recording. Any chance you could email us some details now? Or, at least when it happens please let us know when and where the story is breaking.

    thanks

  18. Wishing in Vain

    An excellent job well done to BFP and BU you know that the gov’t is hurting when outside of an election date being set you and the DLP have them taking out full page ads in the newspapers this is an admission of pressure and maybe even defeat as well.
    I am happy to see that the DLP have not chose to have their meeting last Sunday and sit back but rather they have chosen to continue to carry the fight to the BLP and are holding three meetings today to keep the pressure on the bastards.
    Funny how the BLP state that Mr Thompson makes empty statements but he hitys them with a ton their lies and deceit and produces the hard evidence and he still gets lied on what a bunch these BLP Bastards and liars are.
    It is not for them to determine their future but the private citizens on this island will do so in no uncertain terms when elections are eventually called.
    One thing is for certain no longer are Barbadians living under the guise that Owing and the blp are nice honest guys doing a job, that myth went thru the window with 3 S, DANOS, VECO, THE BATHS, HARDWOOD HOLDINGS,THE $ 750,000.00 CHEQUE.

  19. BFP

    BFP Comments

    Hi OMG

    No insult was intended. We’ve been having a little fun this week with everybody, including the government, speculating as to who BU and BFP are. The simple truth seems to be too difficult for the government to handle… we’re only little people who have never before had a voice. We’re looking forward to hearing about the phone recording. Any chance you could email us some details now? Or, at least when it happens please let us know when and where the story is breaking.

    thanks

  20. DFX

    BFP Comments

    Oh darn! Now the whole thing is blown. We’re not DLP, we’re not a BLP splinter group, we’re not rabid environmentalists, we’re not whites with a plan for bring back slavery…

    You caught us. We’re the Central Bank.

    Darn… I knew auntie moses should have erased that email!

    🙂

    And all time I was thinking you were green Muslims from MARS 😦 Oh Well shows how much I know lol

  21. Hants

    BFP….. it is very difficult for some of the “older generation” to grasp the fact that Computing and the Internet has put a huge amount of power in the hands of the average citizen.

    The BLP claim that the DLP created this blog is just politricks.
    I would even suggest that it is the BLP who created BFP in order to find out what the DLP supporters have to say so they can plan a counter attack.

  22. Anonymous X

    BFP,
    Tell me the truth…is Auntie Moses the Governor of the Central Bank? The only Moses I know of are of Indian origin!

  23. 2 Cents

    God works in mysterious. Thank you God for being behind BFP!

  24. John

    I went to the Central Bank recently and can now understand why David Brooks got so upset when Security wanted to hold his gun.

    I have never seen security like that.

    The revolving door seems to be armoured and is not one you push. It is driven by a motor set at dead slow.

    Heaven help the person who gets stuck in the door if the power goes off. I seems to be like an airlock.

    I did not even go past the guy at the front desk. Had I done so there was an X-ray scanner and metal detection that would put any airport to shame.

    I cannot imagine what the Central Bank has inside that requires such security.

    Was all this equipment part of the security package for World Cup?

    Maybe BFP is serious when it claims to be the Central Bank.

    That is the only way I could imagine the cost of that security could be justified …… keep prying eyes outside.

  25. OMG

    I was out. Will check desk again on my next visit. Must keep low profile.

  26. Jerome Hinds

    A $ 3,000.00 full page advertisement ” trying ” to discredit David Thompson for seeking answers to valid questions !

    So if Barbadians really WARM to savvy , bravado and roguish Owen Arthur……how come % who wish for his government to voted out of office moved from 42 % to 45 %……..?

    So if Owen Arthur and the BLP are better for Barbados…….how come they are in a statistical dead heat with the DLP at this stage of the election race……?

  27. Who Is Barbados Free Press and Barbados Underground?

    Over two years and nobody can say who is BFP and BU. How is that possible?