Daily Archives: July 11, 2008

Why So Many Black Fatherless Babies? Jesse Jackson: Government Is Responsible – vs – Barack Obama: Fathers Need To Be Responsible

Updated: March 10, 2010

In light of Dan Rather’s recent and unbelievable “watermelon” comments about President Obama, for a few days BFP will repost this July 11, 2008  article about Jessie Jackson’s Obama comments – and the differences between Jackson and Obama on the subject of individual responsibility…

Original article…

Barbados Could Learn A Lesson From The “Cut Off Obama’s Nuts” Fight

A few days ago, Jesse Jackson was caught on an open microphone saying that Presidential Candidate Barack Obama “talked down to black people”. Jackson said “I want to cut his nuts off”. (BFP article here)

Now we know the reason for Jackson’s rage…

It seems that Mr. Obama told a group of his fellow citizens that fathers should be more than one night stands. That men should be more responsible for their own actions and if they did this we wouldn’t have so many unwed black mothers. If black men would be responsible for their children, we wouldn’t have a situation where over 50% of black children grow up without a father.

Mr. Obama also said “Children who grow up without a father are five times more likely to live in poverty and commit crime; nine times more likely to drop out of schools, and 20 times more likely to end up in prison.”

Jackson Explains Himself – Outrageous!

In apologising for his outburst, Jesse Jackson stated how his position on black fatherless families differed from Obama’s…

It is the government’s fault! Continue reading

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The Cheques That SSA’s Stanton Alleyne Refuses To Explain

UPDATED: September 15, 2011 (Pinned at top. Scroll down for newer content)

Stanton Alleyne given raw deal… or lucky he wasn’t charged for taking a kickback?

This from the Nation online Sept 15, 2011 issue:

STANTON ALLEYNE has been given a raw deal and to have him act as general manager of the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) for seven years is unreasonable and unfair…says National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) general secretary Dennis Clarke…

“If an individual is not worthy of his hire, why string him along? There are no adverse reports being held against Mr Alleyne.

“His performance over the past seven years cannot be in doubt, given the fact that he has not been reverted to his substantive post and no charge has been laid against his performance.”

BFP’s original story first published July 11, 2008…

Exhibit #1

Exhibit #2

Why Did Stanton Alleyne Take Money From A Government Contractor?

It is very simple folks. Really simple.

Back on March 12, 1999, Stanton Alleyne as the acting manager of the Barbados Sanitation Service Authority wrote an official SSA letter to the Manager of the Caribbean Commercial Bank informing the bank that “Andrew’s Builders” had been contracted to refurbish the SSA’s recreational facilities for the sum of $130,000.

That letter appears below.

Then one week later on March 19, 1999, Stanton Alleyne cashed a $500 cheque made out to him by Andrew Builders and signed by none other than Andrew Thomas – the same government contractor hired for the $130,000 renovation at the SSA.

Once more on April 8, 1999, Stanton Alleyne cashed another $500 cheque again made out to him personally by Andrew Builders/Andrew Thomas.

There was a reason for the cheques. When the SSA Board recently became aware of the cheques, they asked Mr. Stanton Alleyne about that reason, and he refused to explain why a government contractor gave him the thousand dollars.

Mr. Thomas says that the reason he gave the money to Alleyne was clear. It was as a corrupt “compensation” for his being awarded the government contract at the Barbados SSA. Mr. Thomas even swore to that in writing in front of a Justice of the Peace.

In other words, the money was a kickback from a government contractor to a government official. A big “Thank you for the government contract.”

The cheques are at the top of this article. Both letters appear below. Continue reading

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