Daily Archives: December 17, 2010

Barbados Queen Elizabeth Hospital – nightshift happenings!

Did you get the email?

Did the QEH Administration get the email?

In the last few hours we’re received many copies of an email that is making the rounds – obviously on a widespread basis. (Wink, wink, nudge, nudge. Know what I mean? Say no more! Say no more!)

The email concerns certain staff activities on night shift at Queen Elizabeth Hospital and leaves little room for doubt. (Leaves little to the imagination, too!) One staff member is identified by name, while another is not. Continue reading

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Barbados employees ask “Where is the manager’s work permit?”

Where is his work permit?

We the employees of an Insurance Company situated (removed by BFP) which has a slogan (removed by BFP), were made to understand that our newly appointed Manager who have been here since June, 2010, does not have a valid work permit and he is writing and signing letters hiring and firing people.  Continue reading

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UK trucker “Barbados Bob” Tuck impressed with our container operations

Lorry driver holidays in Barbados: Takes photos of… what else!

We’d love to hear more about Barbados Bob’s vacation – what he liked about Barbados, what could be better. How about it Bob… let us know because we’re always happy to get some feedback (good or bad) about the main engine of our economy: Tourism.

“Greetings Brian—just back from a couple of weeks in the sunshine. We couldn’t have picked a better time to take a break seeing that the UK had such a rough two weeks weather wise (well the North East did I’m told). I tried my best to see what was out and about and of interest to the BLB army but had to wait until the final day to see this action in Barbados.”

… from More “Barbados Bob” holiday snaps at Big Lorry Blog

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Warning, Graphic: Another untidy road death

“We are not an enforcement society”

Those words spoken by the late Prime Minister David Thompson one night on the CBC were nothing but the truth. Folks were aghast that he said the words – but at the same time seemed unconcerned about the truth of his statement. How like us that is: we’re concerned about the image, not with the reality of our society’s faults.

We are NOT an enforcement society. It shows in the trash on the streets, in the number of people and businesses that fail to pay taxes for years (sometimes decades) without penalties and when people steal millions from the public purse and never a charge is laid.

And it shows in the number of fatal accidents on our roads. Tourists from the UK have a 240% greater chance of dying in a road accident in Barbados than back at home. We lose more people to road deaths than to murder, but we don’t have effective laws against drinking and driving. Our Royal Barbados Police Force is 100 officers under strength because we pay Constables less than we pay our garbage workers.

And so another young man died on Thursday morning.

Tito Michael Anderson Bradshaw of Wilkinson Road, Richmond Gap, St. Michael, died at about 8:40am at 1st Avenue Weekes Land near Goodland, St. Michael. He lost control of his motorcycle and his head hit a pole.

A crowd gathered. His mum was brought to the scene and the poor woman lost it right there and it’s no wonder. But in a short while the body was removed and the blood and brains on the road were hosed down. After the sun dried everything up, it was like nothing had ever happened. No tourists would be alarmed. No locals would be concerned when passing by the site.

“The guy was riding a scrambler at top speed. Remember only a couple of weeks ago we were talking about these scramblers and the danger that they pose.”

BFP reader ‘What will they think of next?’

Whether it’s crime or road accidents, our police are excellent at cleaning up – just not so good at prevention. And who can blame them when the politicians stage cricket parties and celebratory evenings but won’t pass the laws that the police need to protect us all.

The photos are grim, gruesome even – but we’re going to show them here in full because they might save another young man’s life. Our thanks to BFP reader ‘What will they think of next’.

Here are the graphic photos… Continue reading

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