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?
How has Barbados Free Press lasted so long?
THEY THEM have being trying to take Barbados Free Press down for over five years. Yes, we changed the face of political discussion in Barbados and started people talking words never heard before in the Barbados media – like “accountability”, “conflicts of interest”, “integrity legislation”, “Freedom of Information”, but it has been nerve wracking.
Thank G*d we have WordPress.com and all the rest of our little tricks so we can post anonymously. THEY THEM give it a serious go about twice a year to find us through every tactic they can think of and probably a couple that we haven’t noticed. Every few months we sit around drinking Banks beer or Mount Gay rum, look at each other and wonder ‘what if?’
Of course, after a few more drinks we look at each other and say “Bollocks to THEM” an we feel just fine. Liquid courage is better than none at all says Robert. 🙂
How has Barbados Free Press lasted so long? I’ll tell you. From the start we said we are bloggers in China or Saudi Arabia – and we’ll do what they do.
Whatever bloggers have to do to stay alive in China or Saudi Arabia, we do and so far, so far, we’re okay. So far.
Our good wishes for TCIpost
We hope everything is okay with the bloggers and that TCIpost will reappear soon in a more secure environment. BFP’s Cliverton says he has some of their articles copied so we’ll have a look at our next meeting. We could republish the TCIpost articles here in their entirety. If any of our readers copied any of their posts, send them to us and we might republish the whole lot.
Here are the BFP stories that talk about and link to the TCIpost stories. They will give you a flavour of why the UK Government or Sir David Simmons probably had something to do with the demise of the TCIpost…
January 19, 2011 Trouble on Sir David Simmons’ Turks and Caicos Integrity Commission?
January 30, 2001 Turks and Caicos Islanders getting restless as Brits recolonise
February 4, 2011 Britain in the Turks and Caicos: Is it about oil?