Sungoddess Says “Let The Traditional Media Die… No Longer Serves The Interests Of The Common Man…”

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“I say let traditional media die. I think they were mandated to be the public watchdog, but in fact serve corporate and political interests with far more alacrity than they do the interests of the common man.

I think blogs and blogging and other online mediums can and should take the place of traditional media, if only because it saves trees… but also because having been a journalist, and in fact a member of this Caribbean Collective, I do not think that traditional journalism is doing the job anymore and it’s up to those of us who have the will and creativity to write, to speak out.

Where is the Ocean Park story? Where is the story about the boy missing in Farley Hill? Where is the coverage of the Roy Morris Rape case? Where is the coverage of anything other that uber-right arch conservative overly-Xtian BLP propaganda in the Barbadian press? Just isn’t there…”

… from The Death Of The Caribbean Media House by Caribbean blogger Sun Goddess.

Our friend Sun Goddess is a big Second Life fan. I don’t know where she finds the time to SL, let alone time to blog, be a mommy and “real” work. But we are thankful that she does take the time to blog because it is always a worthwhile visit.

Oh… the little one?

He’s Dayo and he rates about a 15 out of 10 on the “cute baby” scale. Sungoddess caught him discovering the sunrise. Look at that smile and enthusiasm for a new day.

If you could bottle that, you’d make a fortune.

Keep smiling Dayo and the future is yours!

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5 responses to “Sungoddess Says “Let The Traditional Media Die… No Longer Serves The Interests Of The Common Man…”

  1. Wow… ain’t I chuffed.

  2. Head N.Brain!

    I couldn’t agree with dah girl more!

    I been saying for YEARS that newspapers are dated information, what dey want you t0o know an think.
    and still wunnuh CONTINUE to buy the stupid useless things ouka sheer bad habit!

    As for Govt owned and controlled TV
    yuh gotta be carefull what yuh accepts, and what yuh disposes of!

    get up yuh red-flag BS-warning-system…
    eff yuh got a Brain, an it en all just Head.

  3. Anonymous

    Sungoddess,
    see how important this theme of yours is?
    This is only the third post on the subject.
    You think Bajans want change?

    They LIKE being fed stuff by the status quo who operate ‘The Machine’ ! they respect the machine. They were brought up to respect the machine.
    The brainwashing is complete.
    So complete they are powerless to un-brainwash themselves.
    WE LIKE IT SO.

    That stupid White British COLONIAL habit of buying daily newspapers will never die in Barbados.
    Ink on paper is TANGIBLE proof that it is truth,
    regardless of what is printed.
    ANYthing printed is truth: that’s just the way it is,girl, and there ain’t no changing them.

  4. Wishing in Vain

    Let us look at the number of articles written on the subject of the Louis Lynch Scholl fiasco, in this clipping it ends on the 26th Jan 2006 and on the 24th Dec 2007 we are still awaiting a decision on the future of this school this is really a disgraceful shame.

    Louis Lynch again

    Thursday, 26 January 2006
    Another chapter in the Louis Lynch Secondary School drama.

    Teachers are threatening to stay away from classes.

    The Barbados Union of Teachers, which represents these workers, has written the Ministry of Education saying that it will call out its members if they continue to experience health problems at the White Park institution.

    The BUT says the situation has reached the point where it is asking the ministry to provide the teachers with a safe environment.

    The union claims that several of its members are getting ill in what it has described as a hostile environment.

    The BUT says this is not a dispute but it will be taking measures to protect the lives of its members in light of the illnesses which the teachers have been experiencing.

    The union is claiming that some teachers have been on uncertified leave while six others have been advised to seek employment elsewhere.

    Officials of the ministry met representatives of the BUT today and these talks are expected to continue tomorrow.

    Chief Education Officer, Wendy Griffith Watson says the ministry has not received any medical certificates from students indicating that they have been ill because of conditions at Louis Lynch Secondary.

    See also:

    Sick at Louis Lynch
    (BARBADOS NEWS / Local News)
    A third of the teaching staff at Louis Lynch Secondary School called in sick today. …
    Wed, Jan 18 2006

    Louis Lynch threat says CTUSAB
    (BARBADOS NEWS / Local News)
    The Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations says the situation at the Louis Lynch Secondary School has not been resolved and the health of the students and teachers is still under threat. …
    Fri, Jan 06 2006

    Teachers still upset over Louis Lynch
    (BARBADOS NEWS / Local News)
    The Barbados Union of Teachers is still not happy that all is well environmentally; at the Louis Lynch Secondary School, which opened for the first time today after many months of tests and cleaning. …
    Wed, Jan 04 2006

    Classes delayed at three schools
    (BARBADOS NEWS / Local News)
    Now that the Christmas holidays have ended, life returned to normal today for most students at the island’s primary and secondary schools, but for some pupils at three schools the new term was delayed …
    Tue, Jan 03 2006

    Back to Louis Lynch for the new term
    (BARBADOS NEWS / Local News)
    It is official. The Barbados Ministry of Education has announced that classes at the Louis Lynch Secondary will start next Wednesday. …
    Fri, Dec 30 2005

    Ministry says Louis Lynch is safe
    (BARBADOS NEWS / Local News)
    The Ministry of Education is insisting that the Louis Lynch Secondary School is environmentally safe. …
    Thu, Dec 29 2005

    Louis Lynch still in question
    (BARBADOS NEWS / Local News)
    With the beginning of new school term just days away, more controversy is brewing at the Louis Lynch Secondary School. …
    Wed, Dec 28 2005

    Louis Lynch problems continue
    (BARBADOS NEWS / Local News)
    There’s more controversy surrounding the Louis Lynch Secondary School. …
    Tue, Dec 27 2005

    CTUSAB to discuss Louis Lynch situation
    (BARBADOS NEWS / Local News)
    The Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations has stepped into the ongoing controversy surrounding the Louis Lynch Secondary School. …
    Tue, Dec 20 2005

    Ministry working to solve problems at Louis Lynch
    (BARBADOS NEWS / Local News)
    Students of Louis Lynch Secondary School could be back in their White Park Road class rooms by next term. …
    Tue, Dec 06 2005

    First day at Louis Lynch
    (BARBADOS NEWS / Local News)
    Students of the Louis Lynch Secondary were back in class this morning at the start of a new school year. …
    Mon, Sep 12 2005

    Louis Lynch students to be located at two Churches
    (BARBADOS NEWS / Local News)
    The Barbados government has set up a task force to look at the environmental problems at the Louis Lynch Secondary School. …
    Thu, Sep 08 2005

    Louis Lynch to remain closed
    (BARBADOS NEWS / Local News)
    Pupils of the Louis Lynch Secondary School will not be returning to that White Park Institution when the new term begins on September 12. …
    Fri, Sep 02 2005

    Louis Lynch parents meet
    (BARBADOS NEWS / Local News)
    Parents of pupils at the Louis Lynch Secondary School will decide what action they will take as they seek a resolution to the health problems at the White Park Road institution. …
    Tue, Aug 30 2005

    Louis Lynch premises still in doubt
    (BARBADOS NEWS / Local News)
    After a meeting involving stakeholders, there’s still no word on whether or not the doors of Louis Lynch Secondary School will be opened come September 12. …
    Mon, Aug 22 2005

    Laundry says they are not the problem
    (BARBADOS NEWS / Local News)
    The management of Tropical Laundries says it has scientific proof that operations at it’s Country Road facility are not affecting the Louis Lynch Secondary School. …
    Fri, Aug 19 2005

    Where will classes be held
    (BARBADOS NEWS / Local News)
    Where will Louis Lynch Secondary School classes be held next term? …
    Sun, Aug 14 2005

    Twist in Louis Lynch investigation
    (BARBADOS NEWS / Local News)
    One of the companies being looked at in the investigation of health complaints by teachers and students of Louis Lynch Secondary is the same that commissioned the private probe that found toxic chemic …
    Tue, Jun 28 2005

    Scientists closer to solving Louis Lynch mystery
    (BARBADOS NEWS / Local News)
    Scientists in Barbados have identified a number of suspected sources of illness and discomfort experienced by staff and students of the Louis Lynch Secondary School. …
    Wed, Jun 01 2005

    Concerns about temporary home for Louis Lynch students
    (BARBADOS NEWS / Local News)
    Parents of Louis Lynch Secondary School students met at the Barbados Community College today to find out if adequate provisions had been made to accommodate their children at the facility. …
    Wed, May 18 2005

    Scientists find something seriously wrong at Louis Lynch Secondary
    (BARBADOS NEWS / Local News)
    For the next two weeks Louis Lynch Secondary School will be closed. …
    Sat, May 14 2005

    Inside Tropical Laundries
    (BARBADOS NEWS / Local News)
    As University scientists investigate what’s causing health problems at the Louis Lynch Secondary school, a nearby laundry singled out by those affected as the source of the problem, is giving its side …
    Fri, May 13 2005

    Teachers at Louis Lynch still falling ill
    (BARBADOS NEWS / Local News)
    Teachers at the Louis Lynch Secondary School say they are not happy with the treatment they are getting from some education officials. …
    Thu, May 12 2005

    Classes still disrupted at Louis Lynch
    (BARBADOS NEWS / Local News)
    Classes at the Louis Lynch Secondary School were still in a state of flux today, even after Minister of Education Reginald Farley had announced last Friday, a series of measures, designed to allow stu …
    Mon, May 09 2005

    UWI team to investigate problems at Louis Lynch
    (BARBADOS NEWS / Local News)
    The Minister of Education has contracted a team from the University of the West Indies to investigate what is the environmental hazard causing Louis Lynch Secondary School staff and students to become …
    Fri, May 06 2005

    Problems continue at Louis Lynch
    (BARBADOS NEWS / Local News)
    In the latest development concerning the situation at the Louis Lynch Secondary School classes continue to be seriously affected there as several teachers are now on certified sick leave. …
    Thu, May 05 2005

    Only a quarter of Louis Lynch teachers at school
    (BARBADOS NEWS / Local News)
    The Barbados Union of Teachers has consulted the umbrella trade union body as it moves to support Louis Lynch Secondary School teachers who continue to stay away from work. …
    Wed, May 04 2005

    Half of Louis Lynch teachers still out
    (BARBADOS NEWS / Local News)
    The students of Louis Lynch Secondary School are back in the classroom but its still not classes as usual at the St. Michael institution. Teachers are apparently staying away in their numbers. …
    Tue, May 03 2005

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