My goodness, you have to hand it to our government!
According to a press announcement, the recent earthquake didn’t affect the Greenland Dump one bit. We know this because the Nation Newspaper says that the government had observers stationed at the dump prior to the earthquake. These pre-positioned observers noted every fissure that existed prior to the earthquake (and there were many at Greenland prior to the earthquake) and saw that no new fissures were created during the event. (Such lies by the government and the Nation News!)
The government says that there were enough of these anonymous, nameless observers pre-positioned to watch all the hills throughout the earthquake. Unlike the rest of us throughout the rest of the island, none of these supermen felt like running or throwing up dizzy during the quake. They kept their balance and their eyes steadily focused on their respective assigned observation zones.
This is fabulous!
Apparently the Barbados government anticipated the earthquake and pre-positioned observers at Greenland.
Thank God we have Owen Arthur as Prime Minister and not someone who lacks the mental telepathic predictive powers that were necessary for all this to happen.
Gosh… we may end up voting BLP if only for their ability to predict earthquakes and pre-position observers! (Editor’s note: If you don’t know what sarcasm is, look it up!)
Hmmm… this does contradict the information of our source who saw new fissures, but the government would never lie to citizens about something like this, would they? (See BFP’s article Barbados Earthquake Damages Greenland Dump Site – Cracks In Leachate Liner)
The Nation News: What A Pathetic Excuse For A Newspaper
After reading our story that the Greenland dump was showing new fissures, you’d think that a real newspaper would have sent a reporter and a photographer at first light to check out the damage. You’d think that the true status of such a controversial and expensive over-budget project after an earthquake might be newsworthy.
A real journalist would be wondering about unstable soil under the dump that previously caused 20 million dollars of work to be thrown out the window.
A real newspaper would have asked to interview the engineers and workers who were on site. A real reporter would want to print the engineers’ names and tour the facility with cameras clicking. Someone with the public interest in mind would have been at the gate of the Greenland dump at sun-up the very next morning so their couldn’t be any monkey business with the contractor filling in the fissures.
That would be a real newspaper run by real journalists.
Instead, we have The Nation News helping out with Government damage control three days after the earthquake. This rag of a paper simply printed the government’s press release without a single follow-up question.
The pathetic government lapdogs at The Nation News and the CBC should be ashamed of themselves.
from the Nation News…
Greenland intact after quake
THE GREENLAND LANDFILL has not been affected by the recent heavy rains or the tremors from the earthquake.
That’s the word from management of the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA).
In a statement issued yesterday, management said that personnel observed the slopes of the landfill during the tremor and again two hours later and “no fissures were created as a result of the 7.3 Richter-scale event. The slopes of the landfill . . . remain stable”.
The statement went on to say that further checks were made on Friday “and the leachate liner’s integrity remains intact as well as all roads and other works at the entire site”.
The SSA added: “Pizometers, which measure any form of movement at Greenland, recorded the tremor data and this was sent to Canada and although it recorded the quake, the landfill remains safe and in order – the earthquake had no effect on the landfill.”
… read the original article at The Nation News (link here)