Canadian Judge On Peter Simmons’ Testimony: “This Court Does Not Accept These Self-Serving Explanations” About Threats Of Violence!

“Peter Simmons also says that the words “watch your back” is innocuous and “means to be careful.” This court does not accept these self-serving explanations. In the Heaslet-Simmons August 10, 2007 “walk good” was certainly not used in the context of a “sending off phrase.” Likewise the words “watch your back” in the context of the conversation is not innocuous.”

… A Canadian Judge comments on the credibility of Peter Simmons’ denial of making threats against a Canadian lawyer involved in the Kingsland Estates trial.

Former Barbados Diplomat Politely Called A Liar By A Canadian Court

Canadian Judge Also Documents Unethical Actions By Sir David Simmons – Chief Justice Of Barbados

Folks, we at Barbados Free Press have been following the Kingsland Estates trial with great curiosity (or trials – were not sure how many people have how many lawsuits happening). When Keltruth Blog posts court documents we have a good look because they contain stuff the likes of which you just don’t read in the Barbados newspapers… not to mention tape-recordings and transcripts of big-ups talking!

Who would have thought that the Chief Justice of Barbados would threaten political action to kill a National Park for the people of Barbados unless a personal lawsuit against him was dropped!

Who would have thought that a former Barbados diplomat would make a threatening phone call saying that a Canadian lawyer should “watch his back” if he came to Barbados for a trial?

Who would have thought that the Chief Justice of Barbados and his brother would threaten that a witness would lose his job as a University of the West Indies professor if he testified at a trial!

All this and more is currently detailed in court documents published at Barbados Underground blog. (link here)

Why The Kingsland Estates Case Is Probably The Most Important Barbados Legal Happening In The Last 20 Years

Barbados Free Press has followed the Kingsland Estates matter because it goes right to the heart of what is wrong with our country: the news media, the courts, the legislature and business are controlled by a small group of elites who are not afraid to corruptly misuse their powers to gain wealth and retain control.

The legal disputes over a billion US dollars of Kingsland Estates’ land have been going on for over a decade but until blogs came along, we the citizens of Barbados never heard about how many big-ups have a personal interest in that billion dollars.

We were NEVER be allowed to know that the man in charge of our courts – the highest judge in our nation – felt so threatened by court testimony that he demanded a private meeting where he threatened to use political connections to get what he wanted. THAT, my friends, is exactly what happens when a Prime Minister stacks the courts with political crones including his own former Attorney General.

Barbados citizens are NEVER allowed to know the details of any “contentious” court case where big-ups might be embarrassed. Our broadcast and print news media regularly censor stories so as not to offend the political elites. And that is not just us at BFP talking… the news media says so themselves. (See here and here)

Now that the Keltruth Blog is publishing unedited evidence, tape-recordings and legal documents about a case that the Barbados media has refused to cover, the elites must be going crazy at their inability to control the flow of information to the Bajan public!

Nothing like this has happened before in Barbados… The elites have lost the ability to use their control of the news media to censor information from the public!

“Black Woman Who Reads” Publishes Article At Barbados Underground Blog

A reader who uses the handle “Black Woman Who Reads” (BWWR) has been leaving comments at Barbados Free Press concerning the Kingsland Estates matter. We believe that this person is involved closely with a defendant in the court case or is a defendant themselves, but as is our policy, we are happy to see them posting at Barbados Free Press. With the exception of a few “conspiracy theories” surrounding 9/11 etc., there is very little that is off-limits here.

We see today that “Black Woman Who Reads” has published an article at Barbados Underground called The Other Side Of The Kingsland Estates Court Matter.

The writer claims that BFP refused to publish this article, but the truth is that we were never sent the article for publication. IF we had received the article, we surely would have published it because some of the statements by the Canadian Judge that are quoted in the article are of tremendous interest to anyone who is interested in the Barbados justice system – as we at BFP are.

Hey… the Canadian Judge politely calls Peter Simmons a liar. You think we wouldn’t have jumped at that headline?

Anyway, it looks like both sides (or some of the many sides) in the Kingsland Estates court case are now publishing court documents online for all Bajans to see.

My friends: there has never been a better development for freedom and democracy in Barbados than the internet – because even if we disagree, nobody can stop us from talking about anything publicly.

Massa day is truly done!

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20 responses to “Canadian Judge On Peter Simmons’ Testimony: “This Court Does Not Accept These Self-Serving Explanations” About Threats Of Violence!

  1. Happy To Say

    Keep up the good work BFP… OVEREXPOSE these bastards AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN!!! There is NO WHERE TO HIDE and I am sure that many a person visiting these pages are having a good laugh at the fact that these SCUM BAGS never bargained for the MIGHT OF THE INTERNET. I have been told that the best is yet to come.

  2. Observer

    Please read BU and you will see that BFP has, with its usual bias towards Keltruth and the plaintiff in the Canadian action, latched on to the only part of the judges Reasons that makes the plaintiff look better.

    BFP makes no comments about a Canadian lawyer and a Bajan “professor” who try to denigrate Barbados to the detriment of its people’s welfare and tourism industry.

    Worse, BFP goes after Peter Simmons saying that he threatened the safety of this Canadian lawyer, while not stating clearly that the Canadian judge determined that there was no threat.

    BFP does not comment on the attempts to entrap a Barbadian citizen and it falsely misinterprets the fact that Peter Simmons had as a guest at his home a work colleague at the same time that he is entertaining his brother, the Chief Justice. It seems strange that an invitation to meet a colleague’s family can be so twisted. Also, we have only the testimony of the work colleague, Stuart Heaslet, whose affidavit and testimony the Canadian courts found unconvincing. So, was it the CJ who initiated the conversation at his brother’s house, or was it Mr. “Let’s-Go-Fishing” Heaslet?

    Worst of all is that BFP knows that Keltruth has had a copy of the Canadian Reasons since February this year, and Keltruth failed to publish these, despite repeated requests for them to do so.

    Instead, BFP, in an attempt to distract us all, focuses on what Keltruth DID publish. Ten year old documents already considered by the courts, including the Privy Council. Not current at all.

    The truth is BFP got scooped and that happened due to the refusal by it and Keltruth to publish what BU published today. Reasons and NEWS from the Canadian case that both BFP and Keltruth had and have had for MONTHS.

    What I want to know is who is BFP’s paymaster? As clearly any objective news commentator cannot but deplore the lamentable “spin” that BFP has now tried to put on to the Canadian court’s Reasons. I mean, is it pathetic or what.

  3. Justice

    BFP, I don’t know which judgment you read but the one on BU is scarcely heartening to the Keltruth assertions. And did you read the forensic psycholinguistics report? I note too that in the sentence immediately after the passage you quoted, the judge states that the words are not necessarily threats.

  4. Justice

    Which “bastards” is HTR referring to?

  5. Barbados the Beautiful

    Peter Simmons being run by his brother Sir Chief Justice David Simmons who has used all of these nasty tricks himself. Never thought they would get caught on tape though. Now the truth comes out it is ugly.

    Take a poll and find out how many people been told what is what by David Simmons who uses a special anger/bullying/power technique on ph0ne or in person to intimidate people. He tell people if they don’t do what they told they going t0o find out that something bad going to happen to them. No surprise that one of the Simmons brothers finally got caught for what they been doing all along.

  6. Ien Deene

    No I am not the one who been doing a lot of mouthing on the Deane case.

    But I can tell you that him that is so full of information has not told the whole story so maybe here he can let us know just why all the people in his uncle colin’s estate with him being the executor and such and those people who were supposed to get bequests from that estate haven’t after all these years?

  7. Tell me Why

    BFP. When this case comes to a closed in favour of the many defendants. Would BFP along with Keltruths be man/woman enough to say “we were wrong (WWW)? Over a decade and you expect the court to do 100 degree somersault?

  8. Green Monkey

    With the exception of a few “conspiracy theories” surrounding 9/11 etc., there is very little that is off-limits here.

    Well since you brought it up BFP, I hope you don’t consider this one of the conspiracy theories that are off-limits, since it has been confirmed by scientific experts.

    Even experts at the U.S. bioweapons facility at Fort Detrick think that the anthrax which was used in the 2001 attacks came from their facility:

    SNIP

    This new information verifies that the anthrax came from the Fort Detrick military base (confirmed here).

    Some people are pretending that someone unconnected with the army bioweapons facility at Fort Detrick stole the anthrax. However, as the above-quoted article states:

    “Fort Detrick is run by the United States Army. It’s the most secure biological warfare research center in the United States,” a bioterrorism expert told FOX News.”

    It is not very likely that someone could steal anthrax from the most secure facility in the U.S., run by the Army.

    More here:
    http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2008/05/new-development-in-anthrax.html

    Don’t you find it just a little bit curious that the targets of these anthrax laced letters purporting to come from Muslim terrorists were only media types and a couple of Democratic senators (Daschle and Leahy) just as the senate was considering the passage of the Patriot Act.

  9. don't blame just the messenger

    While the good Ambassador should have known better, blood is thicker than water. Blame the “defendents ” who leaned on him to deliver the message.

  10. Equilibrium

    this blog on the land case is becoming like the HIV AIDS advertisement, yah know yah see it on tv but the message slowly fades away after a while, i thought this BFP was a government critic last year, now all of a sudden it is apparently a post-oppositon basher, the mandate of the website is CLEAR.

    *******************

    BFP says… what the heck is a “post-oppositon basher” ????????

    It is waaaaayyyy too early for you to be inhaling whatever it is you are smoking!

  11. Sargeant

    BFP

    Black Woman Who Reads said on BU that “she” has been banned from BFP because her version of the case differs from yours and Keltruth’s. Please say it isn’t so, I enjoyed reading all the twists and turns of the story and we all know that there are three sides to a story…. Yours,mine and the truth.

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    BFP says,

    Hi Sargeant,

    Nope… we didn’t ban her, and as a matter of fact we offer to publish “her” (or his) writing anytime. When BU published the article we linked right to it and despite what “she” says, we were never sent the article for publication. BWWR has posted hundreds and hundreds of words on our blog – but we have never censored “her”.

    Oh well… it makes her case look stronger when she says BFP banned her and I guess that is why she falsely claimed that we did so. Maybe she felt she needed that hook to get Barbados Underground to publish the article?

  12. Pat

    BFP,

    Could you check your spam filter. My reading was that her submission had gone into the “held for moderation”, and never appeared. Tell me it aint so.

  13. BFP

    Hi Pat,

    Nope… not there. Not in the “held for moderation” or in the “spam basket” either.

    Don’t forget folks… this is the internet and sometimes those electrons do their own thing with emails, comments and the like. Which is why you should always keep a copy of any important email or comment to us or anyone else. Just because you send something doesn’t mean it was received.

    We publish all sorts of comments that disagree with us. It makes us and everybody think outside of our individual perspectives. Heck… look at what Observer said two days ago in the above comments.

    (starts out… Observer
    June 14, 2008 at 10:09 pm · Edit

    Please read BU and you will see that BFP has, with its usual bias towards Keltruth and the plaintiff in the Canadian action, latched on to the only part of the judges Reasons that makes the plaintiff look better. …)

    So, once again, no… we didn’t censor or refuse to publish BWWR. Either it was sent and was not received … or it was never sent in the first place.

    R.

  14. Pat

    BFP, thanks. It is probably the cyberspace gremlins. So sorry about her posts.

  15. Technician

    But BFP….does your saying so make it so?? How do we know you are not lying??

    The reason I am so skeptical about BFP is because a while ago, you accused me of making threats to Mr.Loveridge. This was a blatant lie as I have never done any such thing.
    BFP was adamant and posted it for all to see.

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  17. .41

    You think peter simmons is all that honourable?

    Well just start asking in the right places about the big contract he got to provide consultancy services for CBC.

    Imagine close to $20,000. a month paid to peter simmons and the man never set foot in the CBC office to even lift a pen.

    This is a former ambassador mind you,and a brother of no less a person than the chief justice.

    You think this consultancy thing is a joke?

    Well think again.

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