Thanks to our tens of thousands of new visitors over the last 24 hours – a new world’s record at BFP with well over 40,000 new visitors in the last 24 hour period. (We’re not sure, but as we write this it looks as if we might touch 59,000 or more in the next 24 hours if the trend holds. As of yesterday evening, Barbados Free Press was the #3 WordPress blog worldwide.)
We have closed the comments on the Rihanna assault thread as requested by many of our readers.
Rihanna is always newsworthy, but she is always and will always be our girl and one of us in Barbados – an island that can seem very small at times. She has done well for herself and her country, but she probably needs a little break for the next while at home. Like the vast majority of Bajans will do, when we see her we shall do our utmost to let her walk around without being bothered.
So many of you coming for our Rihanna articles are then staying to have a look around Barbados Free Press.
Now that you are here, we hope that you will tell your friends about the ongoing battle by Bajans to strengthen our democracy and to free our country from the systemic corruption and oppression that has been a quiet truth in Barbados for so many years.
We love our country and many of us are working hard to forge a better life for our children and the coming generations. To do that, we must start paying attention to political and individual freedoms – and especially the rule of law that is so carelessly disregarded by the political and business elites who have run Barbados for so many generations. We must also regain freedom of the press and do our part to keep our island home from becoming nothing but concrete and pavement.
Please read some of our articles and talk with your friends around the world about the struggle for rights and freedoms in Rihanna’s home island of Barbados.
Marcus, Shona, George, Cliverton, Robert & Auntie Moses
Barbados Free Press
Further Reading About Things That Matter To Bajans
We’re going to let this story stay at the top for a few days. We’ll have some new stories for you at the end of the week!