Cover-Up In Barbados: Inquest Into Deaths Of Hugh Springer & I’Akobi Maloney – But No Inquest Into Codrington Family Deaths


Too Many Big Names Involved So No Inquest Called: Family Died When Home Collapsed Into Known Cave

An inquest, however unsatisfactory, was held into the death of I’Akobi Maloney while in police custody. An inquest has been announced into the death of Hugh Springer – an innocent passerby shot in the back of the head by a police officer.

But no inquest has been called into the death of an entire family who died because of actions taken or not taken by corrupt and/or incompetent government officials, engineers, developers and greedy landowners.

Why call inquests into suspicious, unusual or controversial deaths like Hugh Springer or I’Akobi Maloney and not into the deaths of an entire family where evidence of wrong-doing has already come to light at BFP and in the Barbados Advocate?

Stupid question. Too many big names involved in the Codrington family deaths. This is Barbados and we only do inquests or other public enquiries when it is safe and convenient. Rule of law be damned.

There are many villains who must bear responsibility for the deaths of an entire Barbados family whose members died after their house fell into a collapsing cave at Arch Cot. Horrifically, we know that members of the Codrington family did not die all at the same time. As he was trapped in the rubble, Donavere (the father) talked to people at the scene after the initial event. Some of the children could be heard screaming for a time.

Although we have been denied a public inquest by two successive governments, Bajans now know some of what happened thanks to the efforts of Hans Machel, Richard Goddard and a handful of others who, unlike Barbados politicians, still care about the truth and the public good. No thanks to the professional Barbados news media who are (or were, in the case of the Barbados Advocate) part of the cover-up to protect the members of the Bajan nobility who murdered the Codringtons…

… from the Barbados Free Press article Expert: Arch Cot Cave-In Victims May Have Been Killed By Wrong Decisions, Actions and Inaction By Barbados Emergency Officials


Filed under Barbados, Building Collapse, Corruption, Disaster, Ethics, Freedom Of Information, Human Rights, Political Corruption, Politics, Politics & Corruption

3 responses to “Cover-Up In Barbados: Inquest Into Deaths Of Hugh Springer & I’Akobi Maloney – But No Inquest Into Codrington Family Deaths

  1. I am urging people, especially women, to wear green bracelets in solidarity with our Iran sisters and brothers – will you do it ? And tell others?

  2. solidarity


    its a great idea when you have illegitimate regimes which flaunt democratic principles to show solidarity and fully support them.

    Now what about at home when a regime has lost its way, failed to meet promises and fallen to the dark side of no transparency, no Rule of Law and complete gluttony?

    Iran’s issues are much more critical and life threatening at the moment but both situations are very serious.

    Should we wear green bracelets on both wrists?

  3. yeah it is the same thing here — i don’t usually solicit people to read my blog but go there and read the Summer Solstice piece to the people of Iran. I said it all there – what they do to us – what they do to them – it is the same face behind the curtain and the business of our life to recognize the difference between what power works for freedom and what power works for oppression. To recognize the difference and act.

    Now you are saying the same thing US feminists said during the WAR. How does solidarity with the women there in Afghanistan and Iraq, help me.

    When there are huge waves crashing down on sexist fascism we must be with them because oppressed people are all connected. Crush the oppressors in Iran and your eventual liberation will be more secure. Our liberation is connected. Now is the time to be with the people who are trying, dying, in united Resistance to bring down the theocrats.