Monthly Archives: March 2008

Barbados DLP Government Insider: Chinese Provided Container-Load Of Free Shoes For People Of Barbados, But Corrupt BLP Insiders Sold Them!

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Shoe Incident Is “Tip Of The Iceberg”

We have heard rumblings that the new DLP Government under David Thompson is uncovering unbelievable incidents of corruption by the past BLP Government. Like everyone on this island, we’ve been hearing and seeing the evidence of BLP corruption ourselves for about a decade, so these revelations are hardly surprising.

What will be surprising is if the DLP Government actually follows up with charges and recovery of our stolen funds from BLP members’ offshore bank accounts.

BFP reader “Wishing In Vain” is a DLP Government insider who has proven his credentials many times on this blog by delivering insider information.

The following conversation took place today between Barbados Free Press and DLP Government insider “Wishing In Vain”…

Wishing in Vain
March 31, 2008 at 3:07 pm

The reality of the situation is that even on the 31 st of March 2008 the NATION NEWSPAPER has not yet woken up to the fact that there was and election held on the 15 th of January 2008 and the ruling party of the day were evicted from power and control of this great island we call home.

Since the election the paper has shown a clear bias towards positive coverage for the blp, not sure how they manage to spin it that way as they are totally out of sync with the citizens who charged the blp with arrogance and corruption and gross misconduct in office, but their effort to make the blp look good is ongoing, what a job they have on their hands made even harder with the reports being filed on things such as HARDWOOD HOUSING, Urban Development, National Sports Council, explain how Booza King could charge the organisation he is part of and involved in $48,000 for catering for less that 120 persons at an event held by the N S C or where did the container of donated shoes from the gov’t of China to the people Barbados get sold by these same bastards, this is only the tip of the iceberg these are some among others.

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BFP says,

Please provide the details about the shoes, WIV. Names, dates, where etc.

Wishing in Vain
March 31, 2008 at 3:16 pm

Stay tuned to this station, trust me as real as it comes.
The reality of the extent of the reach of this corruption is unreal.

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BFP says,

We know how bad it was, WIV.

What we don’t know is whether people will go to jail for it or not. We don’t know if the Government will launch wide-ranging international lawsuits in attempts to recover the offshore funds… or if it will hesitate because that knife cuts both ways.

We are also extremely disappointed with the lack of transparency and accountability shown by the PM over the bizjet issue, and his broken promise to immediately adopt the Ministerial Code as he said he would.

You can read the entire exchange here.

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Barbados Labour Party Blog Removes Link To Website Threatening Murder Of Adrian Loveridge

“Now that the next election is approaching in 2012/2013, some folks from the BLP have asked us to remove or modify our past stories of the threats.

To that request, BFP replies: NOT A CHANCE!”

UPDATED: March 15, 2012

For seven long months in 2007/2008 the official WordPress blog of the Barbados Labour Party linked to the BFPE blog (Barbados Free Press Exposed) that published threats against many people, including threats to murder Adrian Loveridge, to burn down his business, and to rape his wife. At the time in 2007/2008 the Barbados Labour Party was asked to remove the links from their blog to BFPE but did not do so for seven months until BFP and Keltruth blog focused on the story and wouldn’t let go.

The Barbados Labour Party blog was started by Dr. William Duguid, who was an MP and high party official but we don’t know who was in charge of the official BLP blog at the time that the editor decided to link to the threats at BFPE. It is a fact though that the Barbados Labour Party knew of the threats to murder Adrian Loveridge and was content that their official BLP blog should publicize and link to the blog where the threats were posted. The Royal Barbados Police Force shamefully refused to investigate the threats, and especially after information surfaced linking some of the threats to a computer in the Member’s Lounge of the Barbados Parliament!

Now that the next election is approaching in 2012/2013, some folks from the BLP have asked us to remove or modify our past stories of the threats.

To that request, BFP replies: NOT A CHANCE!

The threats, the history of the threats, the refusal of the police to do anything about them and the shameful promotion of the threats by the BLP official blog will remain on Barbados Free Press.

As a reminder of what happened, read the following story originally published by BFP on March 31, 2008…

Takedown Follows Keltruth Blog Story Linking BLP To Threats of Violence

Who says that blogs don’t have the power to force change in Barbados?

Just a few hours ago the Barbados Labour Party – BLP – came one step closer to ending a shameful incident in the history of the party and Bajan politics.

The official BLP Blog has just now stopped promoting and linking to a website that published threats to murder political opponent and hotel owner Adrian Loveridge and his wife.

It took seven long months for the Barbados Labour Party to decide to disassociate itself from people who call for the murder and rape of BLP political opponents!

The offending website is the Barbados Free Press EXPOSED (BFPE) blog that has been active since August of 2007. The operator(s) of BFPE threatened to murder Adrian Loveridge and his wife on several occasions by posting articles and comments on BFPE and by posting comments on other Barbados blogs. They also posted comments threatening to rape Mrs. Loveridge and to burn down the family hotel. Continue reading

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Barbados Director Of Public Prosecutions Fails To Attend Debt Collection Lecture

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photo: Charles Leacock – Corrupt Director Of Public Prosecutions For Barbados

Somewhat tongue-in-cheek, we report that the Barbados Director of Public Prosecutions, Charles Leacock, did not attend the Effective Debt Collection and Fraud Awareness seminar hosted last week by the Barbados Community College’s Industry Services unit at Savannah Hotel, Hastings, Christ Church.

Had he taken advantage of this opportunity, Mr. Leacock would have heard retired banker Basil Graham saying “The responsibility of the collector is to motivate the debtor to pay . . . You have to let them understand that you are not adversaries and your intentions should not be to fight, bully, nor to antagonise,”

DPP Leacock Misused The Barbados Police & Criminal Justice System To Collect A Private Debt

Our Director of Public Prosecutions had a little problem with collecting some back rent from one of his tenants two Christmases ago, so he had a corrupt police officer named Paul Vaughan drag his female tenant from her screaming child in the middle of the night.

Sergeant Vaughan took the tenant Ronja Juman to the police station where she was strip-searched – presumably looking for back rent. After having a female police officer look in Ms. Juman’s vagina, Sergeant Vaughan told her she had better pay her debt to the Director of Public Prosecutions or she would be charged. She was then released without charges because, after all, the intent in dragging her from her home in the middle of the night and humiliating her with a vaginal search was not to lay charges, but to get her to pay up.

Juman had given some jewellery to the Director of Public Prosecutions earlier on, but you know how it is with extortionists… once you start to pay you have to keep on paying.

When Juman couldn’t come up with more money, the Director of Public Prosecutions had her charged with a criminal offense over the back rent! What happened to those charges is anybody’s guess because the Barbados news media is too frightened to cover the story.

So we say that it is a shame that Director of Public Prosecutions Charles Leacock didn’t attend the Effective Debt Collection seminar – but it is understandable. Thugs generally don’t take seminars about customer relations.

When you are one of the most powerful men on the island and you can have your corrupt police friends descend upon your debtors in the middle of the night – who needs seminars?

Further Reading

BFP: We Publish All The Documents: Barbados Director Of Public Prosecutions, Police Sgt Paul Vaughan And The Blank Search Warrant Scandal

Nation News: Motivate debtors to pay, don’t bully

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Bermuda Government Puts Pressure On Royal Gazette Newspaper – Advertising Revenues As A Weapon To Control The Press

Bermuda Government Kills Advertising Contract With A Newspaper That Won’t Keep Quiet

The Bermuda Government has axed subscriptions and advertising contracts with The Royal Gazette – a newspaper that describes itself in this way…

“The Royal Gazette aims to cover the whole community fairly and accurately ands to act as an independent voice. It is not affiliated with any political party.”

Apparently Premier Ewart Brown and his crones consider The Royal Gazette to have been acting a little too independently and they are now seeking through financial extortion of the island’s only daily newspaper – to control the news that citizens read.

We on Barbados can sympathize with the Bermudians as our news media was under the same extortion for years of BLP government. Whether things will change significantly with the new David Thompson DLP government remains to be seen.

Further Reading at The Royal Gazette

March 26, 2008 – Government Axes Its Royal Gazette Deals

March 27, 2008 – Government will use electronic media after axing Royal Gazette deals

March 28, 2008 – Premier: “Learn To Live With That”

March 29, 2008 – Free Media Is Important

Further Reading At BFP

Barbados Government Mouthpiece Newspaper “Nation News” – Refuses To Publish Column By Adrian Loveridge

Attention Barbados Offshore Investors and Transparency International – Corruption Stories Being Hidden By Barbados Media & Government

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Barbados To Allow Convicted Gun-Toting Rapist Foreigner To Work On Island

Barbados Says “No Problem” With The Double Standard

There is a double standard that exists with artistes and celebrities. We allow them to break all kinds of rules because… well, they are special. Hollywood is most famous for this, excusing and even continuing to fete celebrities who take sexual advantage of children. (Woody Allen, Roman Polanski, Michael Jackson)

We’re no different on this island – and maybe even more willing to tolerate the excesses of the rich and famous because they bring big dollars and prestige to Barbados.

Under ordinary circumstances, Bajans would be horrified that their government issued a work permit to a foreigner man who was convicted of rape, robbery and gun possession and has recently been granted parole after 8 years in prison. Citizens would be calling for answers as to why the government would let such a man on our island when he is not a citizen.

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Don’t Worry Folks… He’s A Musician On Parole

When I get to the heart of the story and say that I’m talking about Jah Cure in Barbados to perform at the upcoming Reggae On The Hill at Farley Hill, the same folks who were upset about our headline will now wonder what the fuss is all about.

Just remember friends, we don’t want convicted gun-toting rapist-robbers on our island home. Unless, of course, we can make some money by letting them visit.

Just some thoughts on a Sunday afternoon.

The rape victim, Suzanne Ferguson, who waived her anonymity to speak out after she heard Cure was due for release, told the Jamaican press last year: ‘Every time there is a lot of publicity about Jah Cure, I have even more flashbacks.

‘Sometimes I am so afraid to leave my house. It seems to me that entertainers are more valued than everybody else in Jamaica and, as a woman, I feel seriously undervalued.’ She has claimed she was offered money by Cure’s supporters to retract her claims.

… from The Guardian Rape row as ‘new Marley’ comes to UK

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Why Should Anyone Trust Ricardo Marshall Of The Solid Waste Project Unit?

Ricardo Marshall, project manager in the Solid Waste Project Unit, is one of the idiots most responsible for the disaster that is the Greenland Dump. As described by Professor Hans G. Machel…

Ricardo Marshall, as I have pointed out before, is ignorant and incompetent in the position he presently holds. He has proven this numerous times, both in the printed media and in his appearances at my public presentation and on Brass Tacks in February 2006. As an example, I refer to my lengthy article “Nothing good about Greenland”, which appeared in the Sunday Sun on February 27 2005. In this article I show, point by point, that Marshall does not understand the issue(s) at hand. Marshall needs to be replaced.

… from BFP’s Greenland Fiasco Dooms Barbados – Professor Hans Machel Names The Liars, Thieves & Incompetents

In the latest piece of deception about the Greenland Dump as published in the Nation News, Ricardo Marshall claims that the only waste going into the site in the future would be “residue” after all organic materials, plastics, chemical and construction waste was removed from the garbage.

Uh-huh. Sure.

Why should anyone trust Ricardo Marshall at this stage of the Greenland Project?

He has forged ahead in the face of a wall of technical advice against the site. The site has had to be rebuilt twice due to the instability of the ground and they still can’t get an engineer to certify it and structures yet to be built – like the leachate treatment station.

Ricardo Marshall and his co-conspirators have bet everything on making Greenland Dump operational – even without leachate treatment. They have totally ignored modern incineration/vaporization technologies because they have had tunnel vision for the last 15+ years.

Marshall can’t even tell us how much has been spent for this useless and dangerous project.

But the one thing he knows is that his career and personal credibility are tied to the Greenland Dump becoming operational… so he presses ahead despite all technical evidence against the location.

Further Reading

Nation News: Trash Talk: Waste of Money

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The Link Between Barbados Labour Party BLP And Threats To Murder

Keltruth Blog traces the links and, as far as we’re concerned, proves the headline.

Keltruth Blog: Yes, there is a link between the BLP and Threats of Violence

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