Daily Archives: December 17, 2008

Barbados Government Minister Patrick Todd – Outright Lie And No Reporter Had The Courage To Call Him On It

Patrick Todd - Dishonest Barbados Government Minister

Patrick Todd - Dishonest Barbados Government Minister

“We’ve declared assets.”

…Patrick Todd, Minister of State in Education and Human Resources Development lies to Barbados and the world.

Barbados News Media Repeats Sickening Lie From a DLP Government Minister With Not Even A Blink

No, Mr. Todd, DLP Members of Parliament and Ministers in the David Thompson Barbados Government have NOT “declared assets” – as you well know.

You are a damned liar.

As is your Prime Minister and the rest of your DLP crew who promised over a year ago to “declare assets” as a matter of transparency and accountability. And not only did you lie to us about that – it is still legal for government officials like yourself to award juicy government contracts to companies owned or controlled by you or your family members.

Prime Minister Thompson could have changed that with a simple policy order but he has not done so. The reason Thompson won’t change the policy is that the DLP piggies are rolling in the trough and Thompson isn’t going to do anything to make the feast an illegal act.

Well Mr Todd, the Nation News may have a policy of assisting the government to deceive citizens about the total lack of any Integrity, Transparency or Accountability Legislation or policies adopted by the Thompson government, but we at Barbados Free Press assure you that we cannot be bought off by government advertising revenues.

You and your do-nothing “can’t even pass one piece of legislation in a year” government sicken us with your damned lies.

So we’re calling you on this one.



Filed under Barbados, Corruption, Crime & Law, Ethics, Freedom Of Information, Freedom Of The Press, Government, News Media, Political Corruption, Politics, Politics & Corruption

Was Corrupt Barbados Police Sargeant Paul Vaughan Extorting Bribes From Codrington Family’s DVD Store?

Sergeant Paul Vaughan (left) & Charles Leacock - Barbados Director Of Public Prosecutions

Unholy Alliance: Sergeant Paul Vaughan (left) & Charles Leacock - Barbados Director Of Public Prosecutions

Way back in August of 2007, Barbados lost an entire family as their apartment collapsed into a giant cave. Once a response got moving (which took some five hours) rescuers tried their best, but five bodies were eventually pulled from the hole. Dead were Cassandra Codrington 27 years old, Donavera 30 years old (husband), Shaquonda 7 years old, Shaquila 3 years old and Yashero 1 years old. One family member survived: Donica 3 months old was staying with relatives at the time of the collapse.

There was much discussion on the blogs about issues that the lapdog Barbados news media would never address. For instance, one of our articles revealed that months after the deaths, the government was not investigating the extent of the caves at Arch Cot where the Codrington family died! (See BFP’s Retired Barbados Chief Geologist Accidentally Reveals: No Cave Studies Being Done At Arch Cot Collapse!)

After reading that article, a reader called OMG commented and asked some very pointed questions – one of which was about a corrupt Barbados police sergeant who had been receiving “side cash” from the Codrington family’s DVD store. Here is the comment…

November 13, 2007 at 12:01 am
Cant believe I miss this.

Thanks BFP. This will be passed on to the appropriate solicitor.

Can anyone out there provide answers to the following questions?

1. Which government minister was building a Day Care centre at the back of the collapsed apartment?

2. Who allowed construction to begin again after it was stopped for one week prior to the Cave In.

3.Who knows the name of the owner of the apartment block.

4. Will the powers that be write off the date (August 28th) on the death certificates as an error?

5. When will the inquest be held?

6. Who will a famous Sgt. get his side cash from now that the Codringtons have closed the DVD store.

7. What is the media really doing with the telethon money? Trust me, they aint give a boy a cent.

Flash Forward To September 2008: Police Sergeant Paul Vaughan Charged With Corruption Over DVD Store Bribes!

Last September, Royal Barbados Police Force Sergeant Paul Vaughan was charged with taking $56,500 in bribes over a two and a half year period from a DVD store owner who was selling counterfeit movies. At the time that Sergeant Vaughan was taking the DVD store bribes, he was a member of the Barbados Police Copyright Infringement Unit.

Nice touch, don’t you think?

We reported the charges in our story Corrupt Director Of Public Prosecutions Must Now Prosecute His Corrupt Police Friend For Accepting Bribes!!!

THEN YESTERDAY… I stumbled upon the original comment by OMG made in November of 2007 where it is said that a corrupt Police Sergeant took “side cash” from the Codrington family’s DVD store!

So we wonder: was Paul Vaughan the corrupt police officer spoken about by OMG, or is there more than one police officer taking bribes to protect DVD shop owners who sell counterfeit DVDs?

Tell the world what you know folks… it is all anonymous here at BFP, and if you want to add another layer of protection for your self you can always post a comment here through www.anonymouse.org.

Let’s out any other corrupt police officers here and now!


Filed under Barbados, Building Collapse, Corruption, Crime & Law, Disaster, Police, Political Corruption, Politics, Politics & Corruption

Rihanna To Perform In Washington On Obama’s Inauguration Night – Washington Post

Something About Rihanna's Dress Says "Hands Off" !

Something About Rihanna's Dress Says "Hands Off" !

Barbados Umbrella Girl May Headline RIAA Inaugural Charity Ball

Well, ok, I wasn’t invited but seeing as how tickets start in the $2,500 dollar range, maybe I’ll pass.

The Washington Post has the details: Rihanna to Perform on Obama’s Inauguration Night?


Filed under Barbados, Rihanna