Prime Minister Stephen Harper also visited Barbados last year, with Canadian media in tow. As one Bajan, “Auntie Moses,” said at the time on the Barbados Free Press website: “Keep smiling and get them cold tourists down here!”
… from the CanWest News – Ottawa Citizen syndicated newspaper story: Barbados: Take in an authentic Caribbean experience
Story Appears In Major Cities Across Canada
The travel sections of the Saturday newspapers in major Canadian cities like Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Windsor, Regina, Toronto and Montreal feature a quote from our own Auntie Moses and mention Barbados Free Press.
And, most surprisingly, the quote by Auntie Moses comes from a July 2007 Barbados Free Press story about whether we should tell the Canadian Prime Minister about corruption in the Barbados government.
The internet has truly empowered ordinary Bajans – who no longer have to rely upon the local Barbados news media who are still fearful and under the thumb of government. We can communicate with the rest of the world very effectively without the local gatekeepers, thank you very much.
Where the BFP quote was taken from: Canadian Prime Minister Visits Barbados July 18, 19 – With The Canadian News Media… What News Stories Do We Want To Tell Canadians?