Comment by BFP Editor:
The following letter was faxed today from Adrian Loveridge to Police Commissioner Dottin and is the second letter on the subject that we know of. Adrian also wrote to Prime Minister Arthur on December 29, 2007 and that letter can be viewed at BFP’s Barbados Death Threats: Copy Of Letter From Adrian Loveridge To Prime Minister Owen Arthur.
As well as Barbados Free Press and Barbados Underground, we have also seen similar threats against Adrian Loveridge and his wife and business at Keltruth Blog. The editors at Keltruth Blog might be in more of a position to assist the police with IP numbers and such than BFP and BU are – for obvious reasons.
Take it away, Adrian…
Personal attention of the Commissioner of Police
Mr, Darwin Dottin
A few days ago the brother of the Chief Justice, Mr. Peter Simmons, telephoned me at our hotel to voice concern about any possible linkages between himself or brother, and what can only be described as almost daily death threats against myself and wife.
Most of these death threats and similar vows to burn down our hotel have been placed on two very popular blogs: Barbados Free Press and Barbados Underground.
Barbados Free Press recently advised that they have identified at least one of the death threats to IP: 220.127.116.11 timed at 10.39pm (GMT) on 28th December 2007.
I understand that Cable and Wireless are willing to investigate this matter and it is possible to trace the sender (s) of these deeply offensive threats which are often linked to pornographic websites and contain explicit vile comments.
I promise you my full co-operation to track down this person (s).
During the nearly 20 years of residence on Barbados, my wife and I have tried to make a useful contribution to our field of endeavour, tourism.
Of the 106 hotels on Barbados rated by the worlds most visited website, TripAdvisor, Peach and Quiet, is currently ranked #2, which are entirely based on actual guests comments.
I thank you for considering this matter and wish you and your family a healthy and happy 2008.
2nd January 2008
faxed to: 429 8755 (Administration Office of the Commissioner of Police) at 06.15hrs