Daily Archives: November 19, 2011

Harlecon.net averaging 4,500 visitors per day – 1.6 million annually

The Streisand Effect kicks in

My goodness! In only one week the controversial website Harlecon.net has gone from 1,000 visitors a day to over 4,500!

That is 1.6 million visitors a year on an annualized basis.

These numbers go up and down as we at BFP well know. Our best day ever was 44,087 visitors. Annualized that works out to 16 million visitors a year. HA! We wish!

The Streisand effect is a primarily online phenomenon in which an attempt to hide or remove a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely. It is named after American entertainer Barbra Streisand, whose attempt in 2003 to suppress photographs of her residence inadvertently generated further publicity.

… Wikipedia

Good for Harlecon.net

But let’s remember some reality: the website had a good week because BFP, Caribbean360.com and others linked to it after Harlequin Hotels and Resorts decided to emulate Barbara Streisand on South Park.

Is that really Harlequin’s own David Ames running amok with Barbara Streisand? The Streisand effect:

Memories, like the corners of my mind
Misty water-colored memories
Of the way we were…

As an aside, we notice that the Harlequin Property entry at Wikipedia seems woefully incomplete and out of date and does not reflect any of the controversy raging in Barbados and elsewhere. Interesting… we wonder how long until someone updates it.


Filed under Barbados

“Wheatfield Bajan” Saturday afternoon in Saskatchewan Canada

“I want to come home.”

Dear BFP,

This was taken Saturday afternoon south of Regina, Saskatchewan. I want to come home.


Wheatfield Bajan
Saskatchewan, Canada

BFP says: Had enough, Wheatfield Bajan? Come home. The weather has been a little wet lately but the sunshine will return. We’ll take a little rain any day to living in Canada during the winter, thanks!

And from another Canadian reader, we received this:

Dominican Republic sees surge in Canadian Tourists & Flights

What? Bim not good enough anymore?

80 percent of the arrivals to the North Coast during the high season comes from Canada, and attributed it to the effort focused on that market…”

“…Musa predicted Puerto Plata’s best high season in eight years, with the arrival of around 60,000 additional Canadian tourists on 32 weekly flights

Dominican Today: More Canada tourists help Puerto Plata’s quick recovery

Hey… Why dem Canuck tourists going to Dominican Republic anyway? Oh! I see…

The women’s movement Modemu, which groups more than 6,000 sexual workers, Friday demanded more respect from officials business and military leaders, and reiterated its rebuke to the creation of a red light district for them, as the bill pending in Congress stipulates.

Dominican Today: Prostitution leader rejects zoning, threatens to expose Dominican officials, military


Filed under Barbados, Barbados Tourism, Canada

Your Saturday night smile: Hawaii vs Trinidad

Different strokes for different folks!

Give thanks to an old friend.


Filed under Trinidad and Tobago