Daily Archives: October 21, 2008

Press Release: King of the Ashanti To Visit “Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur” (Hey… What’s That White Powder On Your Upper Lip, Your Kingliness?)

Asantehene to receive Honorary LLD in Barbados

Kumasi, Oct. 16, 2008

GNA – Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene will visit Barbados from October 22 to 25, this year, to receive an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) from the University of West Indies, Cave Hill Campus.

A statement signed by Mr. G. B. Osei-Antwi, Media Relations Manager at the Manhyia Palace, said the Asantehene would unveil a cornerstone plaque at the site of the University’s new administration building and also plant a tree there.

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene

It said the Asantehene would also pay a courtesy call on the Prime Minister of Barbados, Mr Owen Seymour Arthur. Otumfuo Osei Tutu will be accompanied on the visit by Chiefs, the Vice-Chancellor and the Registrar of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, the Acting Chief of Staff at Manhyia Palace, Mr. Kofi Owusu Boateng and other Officials.

(The above – including the incorrect information about the current Barbados PM – is a press release put out by a representative of the Asantehene)

Barbados Free Press Welcomes the Asantehene!

Our welcome to the Asantehene. BFP readers can easily obtain more background by visiting Wikipedia (link here) and also by looking over the considerable number of comments at Ghana Web.com (link here).

For your convenience, BFP will now reproduce a few of the comments about the visit from the Ghana Web story…

Author: KWAKU ASRIFI
Date: 2008-10-17 02:25:49

This is a cheap prestige. Can he ever learn to achieve this degree?
Look at where they have diverted the course to. Shame asantehene!!

HE IS A BIG DISGRACE. Let him come out to answer the questions on that missing cocaine.
The public will never stop ridicule him till we hear his confession on that case where that alhaji and kofi boakye are involved. That man who looks like a beaten up thief. I am glad he is not my king.

Author: Kingsley
Date: 2008-10-17 03:36:07

Is good that no more of tax payers’ money given to the Asantehene to waste. No more public funds for the criminal to waste to fool us that he used the money ‘wisely’ while he cannot account for it. We need the audited account of the 35 million dollars the World Bank gave him for improvement of education in Ashanti while classes are still being held under trees and also the 5 million Cedis the Ghana Supply Company gave him. NO MORE JUNGLE RULE BY THE KING OF THE JUNGLE

Author: Agbeli Kumodzi
Date: 2008-10-16 23:58:25

The (AHAABAA)LEAVES use for wraping Yorkor gari worth much more than Barbados University Degree.

Author: TERRIBLY SPECIFIC
Date: 2008-10-16 17:10:49

YAKA GBEMEI. BEGGING FOR AWARDS BEFORE THEY RUN LIKE HARES WHEN THEY LOSE DEC. 7. WHAT HAVE THESE THIEVES ACHIEVED THAN TO STEAL AND GET ‘HIGH’ ON COKE? CAN THIS MAN TELL US WHERE THE 77BAGS OF COKE ARE AND WHY ASP BOAKYE WAS FREED? YAKA GBEMEI.

Author: Guy Mmoasem
Date: 2008-10-17 20:53:45

What prompted UWI Board of Directors to invite a cocaine king for doctoral honor? With all the African scholars and personalities, Kwaku Duah ,the crook , is being honored? How many gold nuggets is he smuggling out of Ghana? How much is donating to university?
I am really ashamed of Cave Hill
and Mona board of governors!!

Author: PASTOR BEND OVER
Date: 2008-10-16 17:22:28

DR. PROF. SIR. COCAINE ASHANTIHENE.
ANIMAL TREE GOAT, woni twe se Kwaku Dua twe.
AMEN

Author: Vedua
Date: 2008-10-17 01:12:25

Another COCAINE entourage. God bless Barbados. Please bring the sniffer dogs to the airport to check all their luggages.

Author: 10%
Date: 2008-10-17 12:15:31

Don’t be fooled. This is just a disguise to bring home the “goods”. The leopard cannot shed its spots, be he a king or and IPS dropout. Kufour and Georgina Woode refused to question this man because of whom he is and in return, she had a sister-thank-you job as the Chief Justice.

1st it was Kufour travelling to Trinidad (ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/artikel.php?ID=147502)

Then there was a Georgina Woode travelling to Brazil (ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/artikel.php?ID=143579)

Now it is the turn of the chief Narcotic Peddler, whose palling with drug dealers was exposed in the infamous Kofi Boakye meeting with drug dealer (atokd.com/blogContent.aspx?blogID=21)

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Backin’ Barbados Needs Your Ideas!

Can the Barbados Free Press family help please?

Each year the Barbados Tourism Authority hosts a group of the most active British Tour Operators that produce business for us under the banner of Backin Barbados.

This year it has been suggested that the group funds and participates in the painting of a suitable school.
Possibly one of the smaller primary schools!

As time is very limited we are trying to identify a suitable school, and where we could obtain all necessary permission from the Principal and Education authorities in the shortest period.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Many Thanks

Adrian Loveridge

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