Daily Archives: February 17, 2010

Kammie challenges Barbadians: “Speak out!”

The more I think the more I realise why Corruption is hidden and why Transparency an Accountability in Barbados is elusive. Everybody is Everybody Friend or Somebody is Somebody Child`s Godfather.The Fifth Estate is complicit and encourages this bad behaviour. I have written some articles on some Non Partisan issues such as the Need for Disclosure of Political contributions. The newspapers aint publish it, and its not shit!

People our Democracy is for sale to the Political Party which has the most spend at elections. I have never yet considered not voting until recently. It makes me sick to the stomach at the level of dumbness and ignorance displayed by persons who benefit from free Education to the tune US$250 Million yearly. What a waste of money.

Yardfowls of the DLP and BLP saying I criticising them. Deceitfulness and untruths was never part of my genetic makeup. Our leaders need honest and sincere feedback/criticism. I will never betray the character of the late agricultural worker Beryl Malonely who toiled at Cliff Plantation to pay for my education.

Haiti did not get the way it is overnight. The poor and the society at large always pays for shady procurement deals and cost overruns.

I challenged more Barbadians to speak out regardless of their political affiliations. Our Country will be made worse by your silence.

(The above was apparently sent to BFP by Kammie Holder who asked us to publish it. Kammie, if it wasn’t you – we’re sure you’ll let us know!

George.)

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Curtis Joel Foster to be sentenced today in murder of Canadian tourist Terry Schwarzfeld

Murdered Canadian tourist Terry Schwarzfeld

Canada, England, Belgium and Germany watching Foster sentencing

Curtis Joel Foster will be sentenced today, February 17, 2010, for the “manslaughter” of Canadian tourist Terry Schwarzfeld who was walking at Long Beach at the south coast on February 28, 2009 with her daughter-in-law when Foster attacked and robbed them in broad daylight. When the women resisted, Foster used a piece of wood to club them. Mrs. Schwarzfeld never recovered from her head injuries and died in Canada after she was flown back in a coma.

Most people see the event as a murder, but the lawyers and Public Prosecutor let Foster plead to a lesser charge of “manslaughter”. The Canadian news media reported that the victim’s family weren’t even notified of the plea deal or the plea. They heard the news on the radio – so said the Canadian news media back in January.

On March 26, 2009, Foster received only a two year sentence for a string of five tourist robberies that occurred at Long Beach in the year prior to the Schwarzfeld attack. These events involved visitors from the UK and Belgium. He is also charged with the rape of a German tourist at the same location in July of 2008 but we don’t know if he pleaded in that case.

Barbados Police have acknowledged that they failed to note the long series of violent offences at Long Beach in the year prior to Schwarzfeld’s death and failed to alert the public or take pro-active measures to prevent further attacks or arrest the attacker.

So today we’ll see what sentence Foster receives.

Here’s hoping he rots in jail until he draws his final breath. Then toss his body out for the crabs at Long Beach or Mount Stinkeroo. He’s not worth the trouble of a grave.

If you think that’s too harsh, maybe you should ask the Schwarzfeld family or the German rape victim how they feel about it.

Further Reading

BFP, January 21, 2010: Guilty plea in killing of Canadian tourist Terry Schwarzfeld raises official hopes that the story will now go away

BFP, August 30, 2009: Murdered Canadian Tourist Terry Schwarzfeld Called “White Trash” – Senior Advisor to Barbados Prime Minister Publishes Articles on Same Racist Website!

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