Daily Archives: September 23, 2014

Another ‘driver lost control’ Barbados bus accident

Barbados bus accident

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Another top-heavy Transport Bus overturns as the driver loses control.

We could write the same article over and over again, but instead we’ll direct you to the newspaper account of today’s accident, and to an article BFP published last June 19 2014 about the ongoing problem.

Nation News: Transport Bus Overturns
Barbados Today: Bus overturns in St. Philip  (Thanks to Barbados Today for the use of the photo)

“Perhaps the newspapers should reserve a space on the front page of the Saturday edition each week to feature a photo of the latest bus on its side while emergency personnel lift casualties from the wreck.”

… from the June 19, 2014 article below:

Barbados Free Press

Previous accident: Drivers should be careful not to apply de brakes too hard as the wheels are only semi-attached to the bus! Previous accident: Drivers should be careful not to apply de brakes too hard as de wheels are only semi-attached to the bus!

Overloaded, top-heavy, too fast, poorly maintained

It is becoming a weekly news story: “Bus driver loses control, (insert number) Injured.” This week’s accident is reported in Barbados Today as 13 injured in bus accident in St. George. Oh… wait… that was last week’s accident at Taitts Road with Cenetta Bennett driving. The driver in this week’s accident at Rowans Road is ‘R. Headley’: 13 hurt in bus accident.

Perhaps the newspapers should reserve a space on the front page of the Saturday edition each week to feature a photo of the latest bus on its side while emergency personnel lift casualties from the wreck. Even the tourists write with horror about taking the bus. The latest TripAdvisor story on Barbados buses asks What drugs are the…

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When should you beat your wife? There’s an iPhone App for that!

There has been a whole lot of talk on our article “Muslim-only housing development in Barbados” with people giving this opinion and that opinion about what Islam is, says and does. So we thought we’d re-publish a few articles that let the Koran speak for itself. Here’s one on when and how men should beat their wives.

“Thanks to the Apple iPhone though, I now have a guide to when it is permissible and advisable to discipline and even beat my wife. This is not something I’m taking lightly, so I did my research and I’ve found an iPhone App that deals with this important question: When should you beat your wife?”

Barbados Free Press

by ‘Thomas the plumber’

The Apple iPhone is an amazing piece of technology. Anything you want to know, you’ve got it in your hand with just a few queries. Last month in the middle of installing a sink I found that the new (EU) standard connector wouldn’t marry up with the 70 year old pipes I was dealing with. (I hate renovations. Give me new construction anytime!) What to do? Easy! Within a couple of minutes I was off to the store for the exact parts I needed for the transition… thanks to iPhone and Google.

Google is one thing, but iPhone apps take being a plumber to a whole new level. With Plumber Pro, I manage all my jobs, my clients, issue hourly and parts invoices, send estimates and process credit cards for smaller jobs. All from my iPhone. At the end of the week I send the…

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