Daily Archives: February 17, 2011

Barbados Film Censorship Board bans Black Swan

UPDATED: February 23, 2011

Censors decide adult Bajans mature enough to see Lesbian Love scene.

Ahhhh… but if the scene involved two men… what then?

The old folks at the Film Censorship Board are so predictable.

Details at Barbados Today: Green Light for Black Swan

BFP’s original article…

We don’t know if the ballet horror film Black Swan was banned for violence, sex or a combination of the two. Ho hum. It will be out on satellite or DVD before you know it.

Sure, we have to have standards over what is shown in public, but when adults pay their money and walk into the Olympus Theatre to see a film that they know might offend some, that’s hardly the place for normal government intervention or regulation. Continue reading

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Economy Minister quotes blogs as she chides Bermuda Industrial Union over sacked bus driver

Kim Wilson is part of Paula Cox’s mousy government and part of the problem

by Bermuda Jim

When the Paula Cox government backed down from an illegal strike over the firing of a bus driver who deserved to be fired, I said,

“Chris Furbert, Bermuda Industrial Union president, just taught the government of Bermuda who’s boss – and it isn’t the elected representatives of the people of Bermuda. Government used to be the largest employer in Bermuda, but now that title resides with Chris Furbert.

This is big, my friends. The repercussions of this will haunt the government of Premier Paula Cox until forever.”

… from the BFP article Bermudian Transport Minister a weak, timid mouse. Surrenders credibility to Bermuda Industrial Union

Other blogs reflected a similar general mood, and it looks like that feeling registered at least with Economy Minister Kim Wilson (photo above). Wilson is quoted in the Royal Gazette…

“Madam President, I read the blogs and from what I have gathered, Bermuda was appalled by the actions of the Department of Public Transportation worker who called in sick for an extended period and so lacked respect for his employer that he was brazen enough to show up at his place of employment to do a hustle for a colleague for several consecutive days. What’s more, the same worker forged the name of the colleague that he was filling in for.”

Bermuda’s Economy Minister quoted in Royal Gazette’s Minister calls for better work ethic

Paula Cox government showed leadership in the wrong direction Continue reading

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