The author of this hit piece calls himself “Dave U. Random” and he’s obviously a DLP supporter. The style is vaguely familiar but the tactics are undoubtedly inspired by DLP backroom manipulator Hartley Henry.
That’s okay. We’ll further the discussion by printing one sided pieces from the BLP too!
But we haven’t forgotten, and we want Bajans to remember, that there’s not a lick ‘o difference between the two large political parties in Barbados. Not a lick ‘o difference in philosophy or practice – only a different bunch of piggies fighting over the public trough.
As Member of Parliament Dr. Duguid said, there’s no way any Barbados politician will vote for Integrity Legislation.
So relax, sit back and enjoy the show as the DLP and BLP try to convince Bajans that THIS TIME it’s gonna be different. Honest, Honey, I’ll never hurt you again. Trust me. I promise…
Corruption and corrupt people now rule the BLP
by Dave U. Random
The Barbados Labour Party is becoming a war zone with the ‘gang of five’ now trying desperate measures to destroy “the decent four.” They cannot get Mia Mottley or William Duguid because they have pedigree so the soft targets in that mix are Rawle Eastman and Cynthia Forde. We have already told you that Clyde Mascoll will be the BLP’s candidate in St. Thomas, while Douglas Skeete (George Payne’s cousin) will replace Rawle Eastman in St. James North., hence a scheme had to be hatched and carefully executed, to discredit Forde and Eastman. Continue reading
One mocking YouTube video goes viral in the Arab world
Musician Noy Alooshe took a clip of Colonel Qaddafi’s latest rant to hunt down protesters “inch by inch, house by house, home by home, alleyway by alleyway,” – and did a few edits. Then came some tweeking of Qaddafi’s voice and all of a sudden the world has a Qaddafi hit song with a bikini wearing blond dancing along.
Nothing more insulting to Gaddafi – that was until the Libyans discovered the clip is put together by a Jew, and the dancing girl is a Jew too. Now, that’s really mocking and insulting!
All I could think of was Owen Arthur
The ability to mock is probably one of the most powerful tools for political change. That’s why today’s Communists and Islamic Supremacists (and in the past the Nazis and British) and all totalitarian authorities, ruthlessly hunt down drawers of cartoons and singers of songs.
The power of mocking is also why the cartoons and songs keep coming around the world. Here at BFP we may have published a few cartoons ourselves, but oh if we only had the talent to take one of Owen Arthur’s speeches and give it the Zenga Zenga treatment!
So far the best we can offer are our favourite five cartoons – featuring Owen Arthur, Mia Mottley, Chief Justice SIR David Simmons (virgin, puppet or both?) and former Prime Minister David Thompson (God bless him) with his CLICO house-of-cards friend whatshisname? Oh ya, Leroy Parris. (click for large…)
“I must also thank all the bloggers and websites that supported me during what turned out to be a dangerous journey. I never expected the hatred, personal verbal attacks and hacks that came my way.”
“I have survived again but only just – I mean the tcipost. I have lost a considerable amount of data but I have not lost hope. The message should by now be embedded in the minds of Turks and Caicos Islanders. Freedom and democracy should never be suspended because of a corruption investigation. Britain is about to change our constitution to make all Turks and Caicos Islanders ceremonial citizens in their own land. The constitution will take powers away from the local population and put it in the hands of unelected British officials…”
John of TCIpost.com explains what happened to the blog and to him.
(Editor’s note to John: You link to the wrong website. We haven’t had anything to do with barbadosfreepress.com in years and years.)
TCIpost finds new home at Barbados Free Press
The controversial blog TCIpost.com disappeared without warning and we at Barbados Free Press suspect that the UK Government or SIR David Simmons or a combination of powers have something to do with that. Of course, the fact that Turks and Caicos citizens are burning copies of the “new” Constitution imposed by the UK (photo above) might have something to do with the UK’s trying to kill all talk of the TCI independence movement.
We’ve asked our readers to send us any TCIpost stories that they copied to add to those we have some ourselves.
We’re going to republish them all here because it’s all about freedom of the press. Hey… we’re happy to be of assistance!
Here is the first story. We haven’t a clue about when it was first published at TCIpost and if someone could let us know we’ll include a dateline.
The People of Turks and Caicos Ask Caricom to Condemn the New British Constitution
As Caricom leaders gear up this week to discuss the new constitution being imposed by the British on the Turks and Caicos citizens, the people are overwhelmingly vehement that they wish to preserve their rights under their own constitution. This week Caricom will be meeting to discuss how they should collectively respond to the UK in regard to this new constitution.
When the British began their occupation of the Turks and Caicos Islands, starting about 2 years ago, the British disbanded or “suspended” the existing Turks and Caicos constitution citing local government corruption. The British corruption investigation has been ongoing for two years and is targeted at a handful of local government officials for profiting from crown land sales. Though no arrests or indictments have been made yet after two years, the British demand that the people of Turks and Caicos continue to live without the right of democracy or self determination during this process. Continue reading
TCI Post criticized United Kingdom government, Sir David Simmons
A hard hitting blog calling for Turks and Caicos independence disappeared overnight without notice. Visitors to TCIpost.com are now met with an administrative page for Trendy Site Builder.
We can’t say that this comes a surprise to Barbados Free Press. We couldn’t believe TCIpost.com lasted as long as it did because the bloggers foolishly registered a domain and rented a server instead of locating at a free service like WordPress.com, Blogger or similar. Sure, the name TCIpost.com was registered through a proxy domain service, but a lawyer’s letter or a couple of dollars in the right pocket would take care of that, wouldn’t it? Continue reading
Police demanded victim change his official statement to match another witness statement!
Why this visitor will not be returning to Barbados
by Fred Kraxberger, US Citizen
Dear Barbados Free Press,
On 02/09/2011 while fishing at Archers Bay, St. Lucy, Barbados around 7 to 7:15 PM my Bajan friend and I (a US citizen) were the victims of a robbery, and our lives threatened by a Bajan man with a machete. He also told us he would shoot us if we did not do what he said. We did as he said. He got a cell phone and cash. This is not the first time this man has robbed someone, he knew what he was doing.
When the Crab Hill Police arrived they did a short interview with us. When I was told that I could go and retrieve our belongings, I went back to the scene of the robbery. One officer was there when I got there. He did not have a flashlight on. I ask him if it was ok to pickup my things because he had not been down there that long. He said it was ok. I picked up my fishing light so that I could find our belongings. I noticed something that was not there before the robbery. I pointed it out to the officer and told him that it must have come from the robber. He ignored me. Continue reading
CPC Central Committee issues Glorious Statement concerning Comrade Chen Fengxiang
-- Chen Fengxiang -- 陈凤翔
At the invitation of the Democratic Labour Party, Comrade Chen Fengxiang 陈凤翔 Deputy Director of the International Liaison Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, left Beijing Friday to visit Barbados. His tour of Barbados and two other friendly nations will be from February 25 to March 12.
Deputy Director Chen Fengxiang 陈凤翔 will meet and consult with officials from the Barbados Democratic Labour Party to review the plans for the new Barbados National Monument to the Victims of the Tiananmen Square Massacre. Deputy Director Chen Fengxiang 陈凤翔 will offer his opinion that Barbados should forget about this monument and human rights in China, and instead continue to accept cash and trade concessions from the People’s Republic of China.*
* Okay, okay – so BFP changed the CPC Central Committee’s press release a little bit. If they can’t take a joke they shouldn’t ‘a sent us the “glorious” release. (They really have to work on the translation a little more.) I guess we’ll be off the Central Committee’s list of official Barbados news organisations next time! 🙂
“Last year one of the principals of St. Peter’s Bay told a visiting Canadian journalist that people who opposed the groynes were “ignorant.” Well, Mr. Big Developer, who’s ignorant now?”
Three weeks ago the above photo of a portion of the beach between the groynes at St. Peter’s Bay, Road View, St. Peter was posted on Facebook along with this question: “If the groynes are so effective in combating beach erosion then why is this fence being unearthed and toppled?” Well, it looks like we just got the answer from St. Peter’s Bay. A visit to the same area yesterday found a work crew hastily shifting the fence inland several feet from where it was originally located. One could not wish for a clearer admission of the failure of the groynes at St. Peter’s Bay than to witness this ignominious exercise.
… Mullins Bay Blog: St. Peter’s Bay Admits Failure of Groynes
As we just pointed out in an article*, Barbados just took a $30 Million Dollar loan for “Coastal Management” and the same people who brought you the disaster of the groynes will be the ones to spend those millions on what THEY think is best. Lord help us!
* See BFP’s Barbados don’t need no stinkin’ Environmental Legislation because we got another loan!
UPDATE: Latest photo* from Vogue Italy, but no information on the subject of the documentary. Ooooooh… I think the camera is worth more than all our homes put together!
What is the documentary about?
The celebrity news sites are all abuzz with photos of Gwyneth Paltrow on the beach in Barbados where, according to Popeater.com, she is filming a documentary.
Marvelous! But after a searching on the net for a half hour I’m still no closer to knowing what the documentary is about or where on the island it is being filmed.
Can BFP’s readers offer any information?
* Thanks to an old friend for tipping us to the photo and Vogue article
Fractured skull, knife wounds for World Religions teacher in East London Girls’ School
The violent Jihad by the world’s most dangerous totalitarian, political and religious ideology continues. After these four adherents to the religion of peace get out of jail the UK might not be able to send them back to where they came from. You see, although it is not stated one way or the other in the newspaper, there is every chance that they were born in the United Kingdom. Our own “Homegrown Terrorists” as they say.
Time to stop immigration from Muslim countries NOW.
Four men launched a horrific attack on a teacher in which they slashed his face and left him with a fractured skull because they did not approve of him teaching religion to Muslim girls.
Akmol Hussein, 26, Sheikh Rashid, 27, Azad Hussain, 25, and Simon Alam, 19, attacked Gary Smith with a Stanley knife, an iron rod and a block of cement.
“The evidence from what was said on the probe points overwhelmingly to a religious motive for this attack.”
Submitted by MUF Manchester United Fan
Heavy Response to the First Annual Student Essay Contest
Winners of Cash Prizes to be Notified in March
Look at the photograph above. My little brother took that photo not so long ago and it say everything about why I cry for Barbados.
The Canada-Barbados essay contest is a way of alerting Bajans to what is really happening. You don’t have time for considering everything about what is happening wid the environment, but it really really matters.
You get up every morning and go to work and come home and make some food and watch TV and go to bed and get up the next morning and go to work and come home and make some food…
We have to start looking around at our home. We spend so much government money on worthless projects. this is our home. I thank the students who sent essays in to the contest. Win or not, you are the future of Barbados and I thank you and encourage you to keep on caring for our country.
So many student essays have been submitted to the 2011 Canada-Barbados Environmental Youth Awards Programme (CBEYA) Essay Contest, and evaluations by the judges is underway.
The CBEYA and Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary staff wish to thank the many parents, teachers and students who responded with thoughtful essays that addressed the question: Why is the environment important to Barbados?
Cash prizes totaling $4,000 will be awarded to winners in each of two levels of competition: Students ages 9-13, and students ages 14-18. There will be first, second and third place prizes awarded in each level, plus Honorable Mention prizes.
Cheat on a Barbadian woman? You’ve got trouble!
Sex, lies and chemical/biological weapons…
On the heals of a story involving BLP Member of Parliament Rawle Eastmond’s spurned mistress who went crazy, we woke up to find that another spurned Bajan woman went a little crazy too. The problem is that Betty Bond is a microbiologist and she decided to use her knowledge of chemical and biological weaponry to murder her rival – who used to be her best friend!
Hey boys… thinking of cheating on your Barbadian wife? Time to have a Banks beer and think about what you got. Bajan women tired of all the lies.
Carol Anne Laletta Bond, (known to her family as “Betty”) a native of Barbados, lived outside Philadelphia and worked as a microbiologist. As a federal appeals court succinctly summarized the relevant facts in the case: “Bond was excited when her closest friend, Myrlinda Haynes, announced she was pregnant. Bond’s excitement turned to rage when she learned that her husband, Clifford Bond, was the child’s father. She vowed revenge.”
… continue reading this story at CNN: High court to hear case of woman convicted of chemical weapon crimes
“Cause when you’re out with your women, your wife will be at home: Cooking your food, doing your dirt, buddy what you trying to do?”
… Eric Clapton’s “Outside Woman Blues”
Adultery carries its own price – No Bail for Rawle Eastmond’s outside woman gone crazy
Please don’t misunderstand what I am writing to you now. No one has a right to assault anyone or threaten their wife or family even if that someone is a woman who was used and discarded by a married politician. I wanted to say that the sin of adultery carries its own cost in ruined lives. I thank my husband Marcus that he is always true to me and our children. And I want to say to my husband about him being true to me… YOU BETTER BE! Your loving wife, Shona
P.S. To the woman I say, “Rawle Eastmond isn’t worth it.” Get on with your life and never think of that two timing adultering bastard again. Don’t steal from other women. Get yourself a good man who is honest. You think if you did steal him away from Mrs. Eastmond he wouldn’t cheat on you too? Once a thief always a thief. Same for lowly pieces of trash who cheat on their childrens because that is what they do. They destroy everything.
“Well, you can’t watch your wife and your outside women, too You know you can’t watch your wife and your outside womens, too ‘Cause when you’re out with your women, your wife will be at home Cooking your food, doing your dirt, buddy what you trying to do?”
Eric Clapton, “Outside Woman Blues”
For when the Nation removes their article to change history we’re going to repeat it here… Continue reading
“I didn’t think anyone would want to marry me, but she said she did.”
Shander Herian had been blind since an accident at the age of 10, but that didn’t matter to his wife to be. It was an arranged marriage for the Brit of Indian heritage and the Gurjeet said “yes”.
The couple worked hard. Together they assembled computers and sold them. She drove him to the customers and he used a braille keyboard to set up the software. Two daughters and ten years later they were millionaires.
Then he could see again.
An uplifting story of love and miracles that’s just what I needed on Monday morning.
You read a story like this, you feel good and you realize that compared to some people you have no problems at all!
The Economics of Happiness
Our thanks to Green Monkey for suggesting the following article. It’s a good read and well worth your time.
“Our global economy is effective at many things—moving huge quantities of goods across great distances, for example, or turning mortgages into profits. What it’s not so good at is determining whether these activities are worthwhile when it comes to improving the lives of the people who live and work within the economy (not to mention preserving the natural systems on which the whole shebang depends). In many cases, economic policies that increase trade or production actually decrease well-being for millions, even billions, of people.
That’s the reality that’s leading more people (and, increasingly, governments, from Bhutan and Bolivia to Britain and France) to ask a very simple question: What’s the economy for, anyway? Do the rules and policies we create to govern the flow of money and goods exist to create ever more money and goods, or to improve our lives?
And if we decide we’d like to prioritize the latter, how do we rewrite the rules to do that?”
…Read the entire article at Yes! Magazine: Localization is the Economics of Happiness
Photo by Camille Sheppard Dohrn
“To International Investors and retirees considering purchasing land in Barbados: Good luck suckers. Welcome to the Third World.” *
“Do foreign investors and retirees realize they can never obtain titles to lands and homes in Barbados?”
One Canadian’s Title Deed missing for 37 years!
Prime Minster Stuart and former Chief Justice SIR David Simmons are currently engaged in a public war of words over who is the most incompetent. We’ll reprint two newspaper articles at the end of our post, but for now you can sum up the little boys fighting as this:
Prime Minister Stuart: “Did so!“
Chief Justice Simmons: “Did not!“
The land titles system in Barbados has been in chaos for decades. Incompetence, corruption and a laziness by elected and appointed government officials combined to get us where we are now: No land titles have been issued for years, and those previously issued are ALL SUSPECT. Continue reading
“Dear Barbados Free Press,
A month ago you publish an article about Bajan farm workers in Canada not receiving their holdback money after returning home. I’m still waiting can you please mention this?”
Editor’s Note: Done!
UPDATE: February 23, 2011 Meeting about Canadian Farm labour Programme
We see that the Minister of Labour, Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, will deliver an address at a February 23, 2011 review meeting of the Canadian Farm labour Programme at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre.
Tongue firmly in cheek, we think that anyone who hasn’t received their “home savings” should be at the meeting and ask the Minister to write a personal cheque to cover it.