DLP Propaganda: “Meetings are the level of accountability the Barbadian public agreed to last election”

Commending therefore the Government’s decision to have the constituency reports to outline what the Members of Parliament had done within their respective areas, he said this showed the public a certain degree of accountability.

“The level of accountability is what the Barbadian public has agreed to when they handed the Democratic Labour Party a landslide victory in 2008!”

… Joseph King, Chairman of the Christ Church South Democratic Labour Party branch, re-writes election history in the Barbados Advocate article DLP supporting accountability

Memo to the DLP: Public Relations Meetings are not accountability!

“Listen Ah went to the meeting but left before it started. Choir, Performances, Opening Remarks, Prayers, PM Address, Featured Address by Chris Sinckler and Constituency Report John Boyce and Question & Answer was too much for me an EAGER BEAVER. Ah left when I realise it was a Constituency Conference and the Agenda format.”

… BFP reader Anasa comments on the Dog & Pony Show the DLP calls “accountability” (read Anasa’s full comment here)

DLP Re-writes Election History – Barbados News Media asks no questions

Truly you have to give credit to the Democratic Labour Party for their ability to re-write history and have the Barbados news media remain silent while the lies flow. Who else could get elected two years ago on a platform of the immediate implementation of Freedom of Information and Integrity laws – then break every promise – and now have the Barbados Advocate write an article praising the Thompson government for being accountable?

Then again – the BLP did the same thing and the media whores published their lies too, without so much as a question.

Hmmmmm… perhaps our problem is the media whores of Barbados who trade their silence for government advertising revenues?

Need some proof?

Okay, here we go…

Fact #1: 2007 DLP Election Manifesto “Pathways to Progress”

Hey… see the nice lady giving David Thompson a hug? She believed his promises in the DLP’s “Pathways to Progress” election manifesto. Nice lady, but a sucker like the rest of us.

Fact #2: Email from DLP Communications Director Reudon Eversley

“Hello BFP folks

Apologies for not getting back to you much sooner.

DLP leader David Thompson hosted a press conference today where he distributed the attached documents dealing with a proposed legal framework to promote accountability, transparency and accountability in public life and fight corruption.

The Ministerial Code takes effect immediately after a DLP government is elected. The Freedom of Information Act and Integrity legislation will be dealt with in the first 100 days in office.

Any questions, give me a call. If you were part of the traditional media, you would have been invited to the news conference where you could have asked whatever you wanted.

Best regards
Reudon Eversley
Communications Director
DLP General Election Campaign 2008”

… from BFP’s article David Thompson Reveals DLP’s Integrity and Freedom Of Information Plans – Much Cut and Pasted From The Internet Only A Few Days Ago

Fact #3 – No Ministerial Code Declared “immediately”

Oh… that’s right. Didn’t happen. Thompson lied.

Fact #4 – No Freedom of Information Legislation Introduced after 100 days

Yup, Thompson lied.

Fact #5 – No Integrity Legislation introduced after 100 days

Oh, that’s right. Thompy lied.

PM Thompson promised Freedom of Information laws within 100 days of election. He lied.

In Opposition, David Thompson promised "immediate" conflicts of interest rules for Ministers. He lied.

Folks, we wish we had the staff at Barbados Free Press to publish an article in response for every unquestioned lie published that government lapdog, the Barbados Advocate. Sadly, it sure looks like the DLP government buys the newspaper’s loyalty and unquestioning silence with government advertising revenues.

We want you to think back to January 2008. Think about how you felt when the corrupt government of Owen Arthur fell. Think of the pride you had in January 2008 that Barbados was finally going to have transparency and accountability laws for elected and appointed government officials.

We, the People of Barbados, thought that WE won the election.

We were wrong. Now we know – the people of Barbados didn’t win the election.

Thompson and the DLP did.

“Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss”


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10 responses to “DLP Propaganda: “Meetings are the level of accountability the Barbadian public agreed to last election”

  1. Love


    Here you go again with your usual hmmm sound bites.

    We the DEMS know for sure that you on a scale of 1-10 would give the DEMS 8 for their response to the issue of ITAL.

    After all it is you, BFP, who dropped the ball after promising to publish a Money Laundering story on 13th March 2007 !

    We in the DLP have at least produced a draft ITAL and FOI document for public discussion since our promised intention to do so.

    The constituency conferences at least demonstrate that you can challenge/question your MP for all Barbadians to hear. ( tune to 100.7 FM during these conferences)

    Follow the crowds to Bayleys Primary School on Sunday 31st January 2010 for the 3rd in the series of these conferences.

    Democracy and Accountability are alive and well in BIM under the DEMS .

    keep it up…..BFP would remain proud of you !

  2. the hood

    @ Love
    January 27, 2010 at 4:48 pm
    I really thought that all the clowns and liars that we had in Barbados were to be found in this DLP government BUT I am wrong, you seem to be yet another one!!

  3. 56

    the hood
    January 28, 2010 at 12:54 am @ Love
    January 27, 2010 at 4:48 pm
    I really thought that all the clowns and liars that we had in Barbados were to be found in this DLP government BUT I am wrong, you seem to be yet another one!!

    Stay right where you are HOOD….under the hood of SKULDUGGERY and THUGGERY….that remains the hallmark of the BLP.

    To LOVE….keep jamming them with the TRUTH…the BLP crooks cannot take it.

  4. WHAT

    WHAT utter nonsense from LOVE and 56
    Come with that crap and you will have me to deal with on this blog.

  5. “EXTRACT: BiggestFoot in Mouth Moments? Ronald Jones was winning this hands down, for his brilliant interview in September 2008, when speaking about one of the schools not being ready to open for the new term, and asking the pupils and their parents to clean and set out the furniture “Don’t blame me” I am sorry but if the Minister Responsible for Education is not the person to blame, who is? The word responsible should give him some clue! However just before Christmas last Mr Jones was beaten hands down, when Michael Lashley described Al Barack asFrivolous and vexatiousI honestly could not see him remaining in his job for the rest of the day, let alone over a month now.


  6. WHAT

    WHAT ! you mean the hardest working minister in government who is carrying the flag for the DLP. He is also the hardest working housing minister ever in the history of BARBADOS. Fire him ? I dont think so !

  7. Kammie

    I will be blogging from the St Philip North Constituency Meeting this evening.

    I will ask Michael Lashley if he know that 31 acres of Agricultural land at Sunbury St Philip will changed to Quarrying.

    Question {2} Mr Lashley what representation was made by you on behalf of your constituents bearing in mind this quarry is less than half mile from Hampton Pumping Station.

    What will his legacy be? Every Minister should leave a Legacy. We need more that Ghettos. Where are the recreational areas in theses Ghettos. Somebody should get the Housing Minister to read the Brixton Riot Report to see the dangers of building like he does.
    So any yardfowl who knows Mr Lashley please inform him we need answers.

  8. dismanhey

    ok ,so i turn up at a community meeting on the discussion of the immigration proposals. Despite what your opinion is on the proposals, i can’t accept a PUBLIC SERVANT, in the form a senior immigration officer, telling Barbadians that “it is nonsense” for them to be asking a question that they feel is relevant to a proposal. Don’t they get it ? who pays their salary ? who are they to serve ? this speaks volume for these meetings.

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