First in the New BFP Series: Preparing for a new political party
When Barbados Free Press burst upon the Bajan political scene back in January of 2006, Democratic Labour Party (DLP) supporters embraced our call for Integrity, Transparency and Accountability (ITAL) in government and legislation to force compliance by the political elites. When we highlighted specific acts of corruption by the then BLP Arthur/Mottley government our DLP friends joined in the call for accountability, criminal charges and generally for heads to roll and effective laws to be implemented.
Domain name “www.barbadosfreepress.com” secured for the DLP!
Many hardcore DLP supporters, including our old (but now estranged) friend Jerome Hinds, were convinced that Barbados Free Press was an arm of their beloved DLP.
I think it was Jerome Hinds himself who advised us during a little tête–à-tête in 2006 that the domain name “barbadosfreepress.com” had been secured for the DLP so that the BFP team could “go public” after the DLP won the next election.
That was then… when Jerome & the DLP thought BFP’s staff members were DLP first and Bajans second.
But as Jerome and the other DLP diehards soon found out after the January 2008 DLP election victory, Barbados Free Press is the real thing: non-aligned citizens calling for ITAL and a dethroning of the political elites who for too long have treated our country like their own little bank account.
What the DLP & their supporters said before they were elected
Barbados Free Press and its readers continue to attack Prime Minister Thompson’s DLP government for lack of integrity, transparency and accountability. We want answers as to what became of the billions of our tax dollars that disappeared during the BLP government’s 14 years in office. We want answers about VECO’s corrupt activities in Barbados. We want to know who received VECO money when the oil terminal and prison were built. We want answers about GEMS, Hardwood Housing, highway construction, the FBI files, illegal payments to politicians and so much more.
Jerome Hinds and his fellow hardcore DLP friends used to want the same.
What happened to change your mind, Jerome? The DLP winning the election and achieving power?
Ya, that’s what we thought…
From Jerome Hinds’ October 5, 2007 comment on BFP’s article Government Says: Barbados Free Press, Barbados Underground Are Unpatriotic…
October 5, 2007 at 7:15 pm
It is amazing how these BLP scoundrels are behaving !
You gave the people education……..but by the same token they must not ask you the government to account for your shady deals !
** Where is the promised audited accounts for GEMS ?
** Where did the proceeds from the sale of Silver Rock & Eastry House go ?
** Now Mr. Prime Minister, about that $750,000 “campaign donation cheque” that you deposited into your personal bank account … ?
** Now Mr. Prime Minister, where is the FBI file you told Barbadians was on your desk ?
Doan mind doh…….the BLOGS gine stay pun yuh case ?
Yuh check how Keith Mitchell in Grenada bawling……bout the POWER of the PRESS…..?
Freedom to BFP & BU……!
Death to the cruel deeds of Owen Arthur’s Administration !