Daily Archives: May 11, 2011

France Honours fallen Barbados pilot George Inniss

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Dear Barbados Free Press

Thanks for your assistance with publicizing our search for the Barbadian Pilot of AD750 for the commemoration in France. (see BFP’s France to honour fallen Barbados RAF pilot George Inniss in May 2011 – Looking for relatives, photos)

Only a month ago we received pictures of George Inniss , which can be seen here.

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The commemoration was this weekend just passed. I expect lots of pictures from the attendees, but this was the first one I received (top) which I thought’ you’d like.

Best wishes
Jonathan Ives

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Filed under Aviation, Barbados, History, Military

Cocaine shipped in timber, produce from Guyana to… Barbados?

Guyana: Drugs in agricultural exports “destroying the national interest and livelihood”

Narcotics concealed in agricultural and wood products shipments from Guyana are so prevalent that the country’s Agriculture Minister recently called the problem a “living nightmare.”

Barbados imports hundreds of tonnes of Guyanese products each year, and the recent series of articles in the Guyanese news media has us thinking about what else is arriving on our shores in addition to plantains and lumber. The above photo is of cocaine discovered in Jamaica that was concealed in a shipment of lumber from Guyana. In that case authorities believe that Customs or shipping officials were working with the drug gangs.

It’s not impossible to smuggle large quantities of drugs without the cooperation of crooked officials, but something tells me that as in the Jamaican cocaine shipment, no criminal organisation smuggles half a million dollars worth of narcotics by leaving things to chance.

You want to stop large drug shipments into Barbados?

Look at the homes, vehicles and other assets of Customs and other officials and see if they are reasonable for the level of salary and length of employment.

If a certain Port of Barbados official drives a BMW, is that reasonable?

Hey… we’re just asking!

Further Reading

Demerara Waves: Drugs in agri-exports a “living nightmare” – Minister Persaud


Filed under Barbados, Corruption, Crime & Law, Guyana