Daily Archives: June 4, 2011

Geoffrey Philp: Clear Marcus Garvey’s name

Petition to President Obama: Issue full pardon, clear Garvey’s name

Our friend Geoffrey Philp is one of the good people leading the charge to clear the name of Marcus Garvey: a hero, leader and visionary who was persecuted for daring to believe and teach that blacks could empower themselves by standing together economically.

We encourage all to read Geoffrey’s article about Garvey, and to sign the petition to President Obama.

“Our union must know no clime, boundary, or nationality‚Ķ let us hold together under all climes and in every country‚Ķ”

Marcus Garvey

“Unfortunately, however, he [Garvey] has not as yet violated any federal law whereby he could be proceeded against on the grounds of being an undesirable alien, from the point of view of deportation.”

J. Edgar Hoover writing to (BOI-FBI) Special Agent Ridgely October 11, 1919

“The first man of color to lead and develop a mass movement. He was the first man on a mass scale and level to give millions of Negroes a sense of dignity and destiny. And make the Negro feel he was somebody.”

Martin Luther King, June 20 1965 while laying a wreath at Garvey’s shrine in Jamaica.


Filed under Barbados, Culture & Race Issues, FBI, History, Human Rights, Jamaica

Water main gushes for five days – Barbados Water Authority does nothing

There is a break in the water mains on the road Durants Fairways, in Christ Church. This is just below the Golf Club. Water has been gushing from this break for the past five days. This is a great loss of water. It is also flooding out the area downstream.

I tried for days to get in touch by phone with the Water Authority. It seems they have taken all the phones off the hook, as they just ring busy: even the manager’s phone. I contacted the water resources department, Mr Small on Wednesday June 1st, and explained that no one was at the Probyn St location, due to Industrial Cleaning of the building. He promised to pass the message about the burst pipe along.

Nothing has been done.

This is incredible. The BWA is responsible for fixing these burst pipes, but you can`t even communicate with them!

So, are the people doing any work, or is this just another paid vacation for them?

Is anyone in charge over there?

sign me Totally Disgusted.

(photo for illustrative purposes only)


Filed under Barbados, Consumer Issues, Environment