Daily Archives: November 25, 2008

Former Barbados Tourism Minister Noel “Instant Millionaire” Lynch Hired As Consultant By St. Vincent and the Grenadines Government

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When Noel Lynch was Barbados Tourism Minister he ran out from a live radio show when a listener asked him to explain how he became a millionaire in a few short years on a government salary. Lynch subsequently sued the radio station, whose cowardly managers paid him off rather than fight for their journalistic freedom.

Such is the character of Noel Lynch that he does not believe he should be accountable to the voters to explain his “instant millionaire” status.

And then there was the disaster of the Cricket World Cup and the outright lies Lynch told us about the event even when it was plainly apparent to all that he was lying. Lynch settles upon a fiction in his mind and that becomes reality. Cricket World Cup was his baby and it was a frankenstein that will take us a generation to pay off. (The last game played at night without lights was the crowning touch!)

So pity the poor taxpayers of St. Vincent and the Grenadines whose government has just hired Noel Lynch as a tourism consultant. Wahloss!

Good luck to the hotels on St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Just remember to watch your wallets! Any man who acted as Noel Lynch did when asked a reasonable question about the origins of his unexplained recently acquired wealth cannot be trusted.

To listen to Lynch yourself, click on the photo at the top of the story.

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Save The Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary Facebook Group Goes International!

Click Photo For Barbados Advocate Article About How Mangrove Swamps Fight Global Warming

Click Photo For Barbados Advocate Article About How Mangrove Swamps Fight Global Warming

Group Membership: 4,500+ Worldwide

I’ve never really been into FaceBook or other social networking sites like Shona has, but now that I see what is happening with the Graeme Hall cause I am excited about the future of citizen activism in Bajan environmental, political and social issues. We see some new tools to complement the blog during the next election and we’re learning to use them!

The FaceBook group Save The Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary is only two weeks old but already has 4,500+ members worldwide.

It is the worldwide reach that I find so impressive. While the Barbados-based membership remains in the majority, the number of international members is very impressive as is the variety of countries they represent. I spent a few minutes browsing the membership list yesterday and saw members from Barbados, Bolivia, Florida, Canada, California, Scotland, North Carolina, Malaysia, Trinidad & Tobago, London England, Nigeria, Ohio, Switzerland, Manchester, Italy, Bahamas, New York, Israel, Texas, Netherlands and… Bangladesh! (whew!)

International Bankers For Graeme Hall National Park! (Come again?!)

Graeme Hall Flamingos Networking on FaceBook! ;-)

Graeme Hall Flamingos Networking on FaceBook! 😉

Also impressive is how Facebook can bring some influential people and groups to assist a cause. For instance, I see many many members who proclaim their school, church or profession and have brought with them an already establish network of trusted friends and colleagues. The financial community is for some reason quite well represented on the Graeme Hall Facebook group with members from Credit Suisse, Ernst & Young, CIBC Bank, Royal Bank and many others. There are also some big names in the group who everyone know. Big names as in influence and money.

All these diverse folks are coming together for one common cause: to establish a National Park to save the Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary – which is the last significant mangrove forest in the Western Hemisphere.

We’re going to pay more attention to the Save The Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary group and the entire social networking world. Perhaps we might see a Barbados Free Press Facebook page run by Cliverton. Barack Obama’s election team was big into FaceBook and you can bet that Facebook will be a big part of the election effort in Barbados next time around.

In the meantime, why not drop over to the Graeme Hall group and see how many of your friends are there? Sign up and receive notifications of all the events and news surrounding the Graeme Hall National Park efforts. You owe it to yourself, Barbados and a better future for all Bajans.

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