Woof Woof – Yes Massa Thompson!
The 100 day deadline for the Thompson Barbados Government’s election promises is fast approaching and the lapdog Nation News has already begun to soften the public’s expectations. Yup… there’s nothing so welcome by a group of politicians as a newspaper that is willing to help manage fallout from broken promises!
It didn’t take the owners and editors of the Nation News very long to switch their allegiance from the defeated BLP to the newly elected DLP. (Sigh… if they could only remember that their allegiance is supposed to be to their profession and the people of Barbados.)
You should read the entire disgusting editorial yourself (link here), but here is a sample of the tone and intent…
“But the reality is, even if Government does not have much to report, the fact that it has stuck its necks out to address issues with some degree of urgency is commendable.
What Barbadians must realise is that there is a big difference between talking about what you will do when you win Government, and being able to achieve those goals when you actually have power. This is the reality with which the DLP is battling.”
… from a disgusting Nation News editorial softening up public expectations for the Thompson Government. (link here)
Not a word about ITAL – Integrity, Transparency, Accountability Legislation
Not a word about David Thompson’s broken promise to adopt a Ministerial Code “immediately” upon forming a government. (see BFP’s Barbados Government Ministers Free To Accept “Gifts” From Persons Wanting Government Approvals Or Contracts)
Not a word about the lack of transparency and the ethics concerning Thompson’s use of a business jet owned by an entity doing business with the Barbados government.
Not a word about the recent land approvals given in contravention of Thompson’s promise that a 2/3 majority of the House would be necessary to switch land permissions from agricultural use.
Not a word demanding answers about wrong-doing by the previous BLP government. What about the GEMS Hotels audit? What about the jail contract with the corrupt builder VECO?