Veteran Bajan journalist Roy Morris is in court tomorrow on a rape charge. Morris was the Nation News Associate Managing Editor in July when the alleged rape occurred. He was arrested and charged by police on August 14th after Barbados blogs refused to let the story die.
The story was broken by the Barbados Free Press after the Nation News ignored the police investigation of their employee. Some sources even indicated that the Nation News conspired with Morris to hide him from the police.
Whether or not Morris is found guilty, the story was a watershed for many Barbadians who discovered that the blogs not only break the news, but that the largest newspaper in the country habitually withholds news from the public.
For a summary of the case against Mr. Morris, start here…