Daily Archives: February 26, 2011

The People of Turks and Caicos Ask Caricom to Condemn the New British Constitution

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.

TCIpost.com lives!

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

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Controversial Turks and Caicos blog disappears. Did the UK government get to TCI Post?

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

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US Tourist robbed, says Barbados police conduct “shocking”

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

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