CNN.com Links To Keltruth ‘VECO Barbados Jail Fraud’ Story – Big Step For Little Barbados Blog

CNN Links To Keltruth Blog For The Fourth Time!

Every day millions of blogs all over the world link to major news sites like BBC, Fox, CNN, NY Times, Sky and others as the bloggers write their own takes on the day’s happenings. Huge news organisations like CNN sometimes have hundreds or even thousands of blogs linking to a major story – so it is a big deal when CNN links back and features two or three quality blogs that are discussing the same topic.

Although CNN contacted us last August for an interview about the hurricane, I can’t recall them ever linking back to one of our BFP stories…

Corrupt VECO Corporation Bribed Politicians As Standard Operational Policy

Keltruth’s story What is Organized Crime Costing You? talks about the cost of the new Barbados Prison built by the corrupt VECO Corporation and how taxes are impacted by the outrageous cost overruns that are so typical in Barbados government projects. Also typical is the the reluctance of both the new DLP and old BLP governments to make any inquiries concerning the stink of corruption that surrounds the VECO new jail project.

The Keltruth article also talks about how the Government of Barbados in 2002 formally classified fraud as “a victimless crime”  !!!!

Obviously, CNN finds that little tidbit of Barbados Government policy to be as fascinating as we do.

Congratulations to Keltruth Blog. We’d love to know what your secret CNN formula is. If you feel like sharing, please email us!

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4 responses to “CNN.com Links To Keltruth ‘VECO Barbados Jail Fraud’ Story – Big Step For Little Barbados Blog

  1. Stringer

    I’m curious about why CNN has linked to Keltruth FOUR TIMES and not to BFP. BFP is a more popular blog that has been around much longer.

    Why Keltruth out of all the blogs? Any thoughts BFP or Keltruth?

  2. Red Lake Lassie

    BFP is anoynimous maybe that is the reason?

  3. itsjustme

    While meaning no discredit to the Keltruth Corp, I feel it should be pointed out that this is an automated service powered by SPHERE and company that provides contextual services, among them the CNN contextual widget.
    When I just went to that story, the box led me to a place to request a DVD from an Arizona library.

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    BFP says,

    Looking at Keltruth’s results, we wonder if there is not a mixed automated & human process.

    Google is “automated” according to the rules set by Google, yet companies spend millions trying to figure out the rules and beat or comply with them for higher rankings. Keltruth seems to have mastered the CNN criteria for being featured. Thousands of bloggers have not been able to appear even once… let alone four times in short succession.

    It makes us think that someone is overriding or assisting whatever automated process CNN has in place.

  4. L-word?

    You don’t want to know how organised crime is expensing you!
    It’s expensing you to the tune of a whole fleet of Coast Guard boats nowadays,and the running expenses thereof(to combat illegal importations).
    and that’s just one small example

    Organised Crime is expensing you in indirect ways you haven’t even considered.
    The blp-intertwined organised crime is just one facet of the whole picture.

    The whole Caribbean is now firmly in the grip of organised crime
    -every single little island of us-
    in fact, the smaller the better for organised crime!