Vote results: Readers Choice Top Stories of 2010

What mattered to Bajans

The death of Prime Minister David Thompson was chosen by our readers as the #1 news story for 2010 with 24.29% of the votes. Understandably the deaths of six women in the Campus Trendz robbery and arson came in a strong #2 with a 19.64% share.

Those two were well ahead of the rest of the list, but the next three choices formed a strong second level group comprised of the CL Financial/Clico collapse, the BLP leadership fight and the Environment including the watershed and the Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary.

The remainder of the 14 choices on the survey gathered less than 5% of the votes each with “Still no breathalyser laws” last on the list showing a pitiful 1.81% of the votes. Let’s face it: Bajans love to drink and a drunk behind the wheel is still viewed with more humour than horror. (Except if the dead body on the road is your son or wife, of course.)

Each of the almost 500 readers participating was able to vote for up to 3 choices out of a selection of 14 stories on the list. You can view the full results here…

Top stories of 2010 as chosen by BFP’s readers

24.29%    Death of PM Thompson

19.64%    Campus Trendz fire – 6 dead

9.04%    CL Financial / Clico collapse & bailout

7.49%    BLP leadership fight: Mia vs Owen

6.2%      Environment, Watershed, Scotland District, Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary

4.91%    Broken Hospital & Health system

4.91%    Political Corruption

4.13%    Still no Integrity Legislation & FOI

3.88%    Crime

3.88%    Economic & tourism crash

3.62%    Parliament gun incident

3.36%    Over Development

2.84%    Broken court system

1.81%    Still no breathalyser laws

Our original poll and comments can be found here.


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