Daily Archives: March 5, 2011

No surprise as Gas, Diesel up Sunday night

The following Barbados Government press release is “embargoed until 7pm Sunday, March 6”

Barbadians will be paying slightly more for petroleum products in the next few days. Effective midnight, Sunday, March 6, the retail price of gasoline will increase from $2.95 to $2.96 per litre.  The price of diesel will increase by nine cents from $2.53 per litre to $2.62 per litre, while the retail price of kerosene will be $1.74 per litre – an increase of 11 cents. (AR/BGIS)

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Victoria, Canada: Times Colonist quotes BFP’s own Auntie Moses

The line between “real” news organisations and folks like us publishing blogs from our bedrooms and kitchen tables continues to blur as an increasingly understaffed “real” news media once again quotes from Barbados Free Press in a desperate attempt to make deadline. We’re not complaining or bragging – it’s just an observation…

Prime Minister Stephen Harper also visited the island last year, with Canadian media in tow.

As one Bajan, “Auntie Moses,” said at the time on the Barbados Free Press website: “Keep smiling and get them cold tourists down here!”

…from the Victoria & Vancouver Island Times Colonist article Barbados: Take in an authentic Caribbean experience

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Barbados Chefette Restaurants, KFC: Proudly serving only Halal meat, sacrificed to Allah?

UPDATED: March 6, 2011

Hello folks, I took a look at the story as originally submitted by BA88/98 and put up by Cliverton and Robert. We talked and wrote to BA88/98 after reading the comments and we’ve changed the story to include KFC to better reflect what BA88/98 says was his main thrust after reading the Daily Mail article: the secret imposition of Sharia law upon Western society and the food processing and distribution industries. BA88/98 says it wasn’t his intent to target Chefette only so we’ve added “and KFC” wherever Chefette was originally by itself. That’s the only change, plus the question at the end of story.

Oh… we couldn’t find a photo of KFC’s Colonel Sanders so we came up with the best we could at the time.

🙂

Marcus

Chefette, KFC: Halal or not?

submitted by BA88/98

What’s the answer?

Don’t Bajans have a right to know? Not in Barbados, you don’t – but you can ask. The answer will be “Yes”, “No” or a silence that means “Yes, but we’re not going to tell you.”

“There are many forms of Jihad, and Secret Halal is one way of making the society conform to Islam”

Shouldn’t you have a right to know? Whether you care or not, you should have the right to know whether or not your Chefette or KFC meal is prepared to any religious tradition. Wouldn’t some Christians be concerned about violating their religious beliefs about not eating food “sacrificed to idols” ??? Shouldn’t it be MY DECISION as to whether or not I eat meat prepared to a religious tradition?

Imagine the fuss if Muslims in the UK found that KFC was serving Jewish Kosher chicken without telling anyone.

There would be riots in the streets, murders and burning. Yes, that’s what would happen.

And what about the cruelty aspect of Halal slaughtering? People get all upset to eat eggs not from free range chickens, but nary a mention of the cruelty of Halal slaughtering practices is mentioned in the news.

Freedom of Religion includes the freedom to not participate in any religion, but Islam’s Sharia laws prohibit freedom of religion and mandate all people (not just Muslims) eat Halal meat sacrificed to Allah.

Hey, we’re just asking…

Do Chefette, KFC or other restaurants in Barbados serve all Halal meat sacrificed to Allah and not tell anyone?

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