Daily Archives: August 18, 2010

President Obama, the Ground Zero Mosque and a grasshopper named Dennis

Our old friend Dennis Jones (Living in Barbados blog) moved back to the USA at the end of July and is living somewhere near Maryland and the Potomac River.

We are delighted to report that Dennis has started a new blog and he’s still writing about Barbados and other subjects dear to our hearts. Agree or disagree with Dennis – he’ll always make you think.

A few days ago he wrote about President Obama weighing in on the on the Ground Zero mosque controversy. Yup, Dennis still makes us think!

“Do the views of those who will not be convinced matter more than those who may be swayed?”

… from the Grasshopper Eyes The Potomac story Going to ground over his words?

(We see that Dennis switched to WordPress.com for his new blog. Good choice! Much better than Blogger for about a dozen reasons.)

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No ambulance for Barbados accident victim – waits 2 hours on road

No ambulances, but we have some beautiful cricket pitches!

It has been three and a half years since UK tourist Olga Stewart died in the back of a Barbados taxi as she was being transported from Grantley Adams International Airport to the hospital. The ambulance didn’t come to the airport so she died as her desperate family and a passing taxi driver tried to save her.

At the time our government vowed that things would change, but like so many government statements this was only a PR response to an embarrassing moment. For our leaders it’s all about managing the fallout, not about really protecting citizens and visitors. Continue reading

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