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Rowland Whitehead’s Barbados Blog


Christian Guy Blogs Barbados

“All in all, a remarkable occasion with much potential for good, although we are in a nation which still retains much outward religious activity which can inoculate people against catching the real thing!

Let us pray that the vows publicly made today in God’s presence will be honoured and this Government really will seek the guidance of God in these globally troubled times.”

… Rowland Whitehead talks about the Public Swearing In Of The New Barbados Government

We hadn’t seen much of Rowland Whitehead’s writing, but after reading his latest we think we’ll be stopping by more frequently. Auntie Moses says we need to read more blogs like Rowland’s especially after our little falling out with her on the weekend.

“See he left hand on de photo? Be holdin tea or water an nothin like foul rum. You watch out!”

Yes, Auntie…

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Barbados Government Operatives Step Up Attack Against Barbados Free Press – Now Posting Comments Alleging BFP’s Cliverton Raped Own Brother etc etc etc

You have to admire their tenacity if nothing else… I Guess Desperation Breeds Tenacity

What’s Next? Shona As A Closet Nazi?  🙂

The same Barbados Government operative or operatives who have been attempting to monopolize the “recent comments” section with dozens of foul comments a day are still at it. They have been switching IP addresses and computers as fast as we can ban their IP and delete their rants.

Some of their comments are bound to leak through our filters, so we’d like to apologize in advance and also ask our readers to…

Please Ignore The Idiots

The comments are coming primarily from IPs that are within the Barbados Government network, although some are coming from elsewhere.

Here is the latest disruptive comment that was just blocked by our filter. We’re going to publish it to let our readers know what to expect – and also to illustrate how desperate the Government of Barbados is to shut down free speech.

I guess this fellow doesn’t realise that “Cliverton” is only a pseudo-name adopted by one of our bloggers – or that our readers might ask “If the commenter is Cliverton’s brother, why doesn’t he post Cliverton’s real name?”

Once again, this is a comment posted by a Barbados Government operative with the intent of disrupting Barbados Free Press…

Posted by “Cliverton’s Victim”

IP: (edited out .24)

August 22, 2007 12:30PM GMT

Thank God I finally got the chance to expose this man, this hypocrite, Cliverton for what he did to me so many years ago. For 9 long years, from the age of 7, I lived in fear and suffered in silence.

It started when our mother would go to town and leave us alone at home. He was 12 then. For as long as I could remember he always used hit me whenever our mother was not around, then turn around and tell lies about it, and she would always believe him. But one Saturday he came into the bathroom while I was bathing and forced me up against the wall, using his towel to gag me. That was the day it started… That was the first day my own brother Cliverton raped me.

Years have passed and I have a lot of scars. I have lived in shame and silence, too ashamed of what would happen to me if I spoke out. Until today I have never told anyone except for one person who has shunned me ever since. It hurt me a lot when she did that, but now that I have gained a bit more courage to control my own life now, and thanks to a chance discovery that he is involved with this Barbados Free Press website, I can finally tell the world about this snake called Cliverton.

I only found out about this website recently. I was amazed to see how he has polished his skills of wickedness and deception in such a professional manner, attacking good people in Barbados and presenting himself as some sort of saint while keeping his own stinking secrets hidden. He is worse than what some of you people here have said about Roy Morris.

I don’t know how Cliverton found out that I had visited this website. But he sent some email threatening me to keep off Barbados Free Press and said that he would delete anything I posted here. He warned that if I posted anything about him, he would post a whole set of false messages with my IP address and then noone would believe me.

Well, I don’t care what else he does to me now. I have been able to get past the rape, abuse and beatings he inflicted on me, but when saw some of the things he has written on this lying website, it made me sick to my stomach. He raped me, and now he is raping a whole lot of other people in a different way.

I don’t even know if I can continue to te


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Some Excellent Reading At “Notes From The Margin” Blog

Cliverton here.

I’ve been meaning to let our readers know about some of the excellent articles appearing of late at the Barbados based Notes From The Margin blog. A few suggestions…

Third Petro Caribe Summit

Writer Marginal asks “What’s the Catch?” and asks if the signatories are mortgaging their children’s future even more.

With Respect Sargeant Reid… We Disagree

The President of the Barbados Police Association is taken to task for his arrogant attitude and dismissal of band leaders’ concerns over security at Kadooment.

How Much Gas Does Trinidad Have?

A recent audit of Trinidad and Tobago’s gas reserves stunned many. Marginal gives his (or her) take and asks the billion dollar question…

The Cultural Oddity Of The Blue Box Cart Kadooment Band

Is the mostly-white Kadooment Band a sign of racial divide or proof that we’re all friends on this tiny island?

Barbados’ Sandy Lane Hotel Sued – Does Pennsylvania Law Apply?

Interesting issue, especially in light of the recent Canadian lawsuit launched against Prime Minister Arthur, Chief Justice Simmons and many other Bajan notables. (Also see BFP’s Nelson Barbados Group Ltd Against Prime Minister Arthur, Chief Justice Simmons, David Shorey And Many Others)


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Waterless Toilets For Barbados – A Good Idea That Government Ignores

UPDATED: April 14, 2010

This BFP article on waterless toilets from almost four years ago (!) makes interesting reading because nothing appears to have changed since then. The old mains are still leaking half of what we produce into the ground, government is talking about getting water from Dominica and everybody points out that if we would only fix the mains, conserve usage and gather water during the rains we’d have more than enough water on this little island.

Meanwhile as Prime Minister David Thompson so accurately and recently pointed out, the last government blew a billion dollars on cricket parties and failed environmental projects led by then-government Minister Liz Thompson.

How much would it take to replace, fix or harden the majority of our large water mains? Whatever the price, it would be worth it.

And then there is the “but” factor… but…

Sometimes I despair because I know that this is a country where we don’t change the engine oil. We’d rather replace an entire fleet of garbage trucks prematurely than to set a schedule for engine and transmission oil changes and adhere to it.

Oil is cheap: transmissions and engines are expensive. Barbados opted to “save money” on the oil changes!

Replacing water mains is cheap. Expanding our water making capacity to fill those leaking mains is expensive, but so far that’s been the choice of every government for the last 20 years.

Yes, folks… sometimes I do despair!

Here’s our original article: Waterless Toilets for Barbados – a Good Idea that Government ignores…


Other Countries Benefit From Waterless Toilets – What About Barbados?

We have a water shortage in Barbados. Barbados Free Press calls it a crisis, but even if some dismiss the word “crisis” as hyperbole, none of us has any doubt that if things continue as they are going for another ten years there will be no disagreement over the word “crisis”.

This weekend, Barbados Free Press will publish the second article in our feature series: Water Crisis In Barbados. (You can link to our first article “A Bird’s Eye View” here.) As I was preparing the new article for posting, I started thinking about waterless toilets, so I Googled the term to see where the technology is now and ended up reading for half an hour about toilets of all kinds.

As usual, Wikipedia was a good place to start. There, I learned that governments in British Columbia, Sweden, Washington State, Hawaii, Montana, Fiji, Japan and other countries have modified their building codes to allow the use of various types of waterless toilets. I also learned that the NSF – the National Sanitation Foundation – has established “Standard 41” for waterless toilets and that many available models meet this internationally recognized standard.

When I Googled for “Barbados + Composting Toilet” or “Barbados + Waterless Toilet“, I really couldn’t find anything worthwhile about waterless toilets in Barbados – with the exception of a post about the life of that great Bajan environmentalist and futurist, Dr. Colin Hudson. (Tributes To Colin Hudson, 1938-2004)

Zero Information About Waterless Toilets In Barbados

In other words, nothing about the use of waterless toilets in Barbados, nothing about any government study or initiative. Zero. Nada.

Why hasn’t the Government of Barbados at least studied the technology and published the results? Why haven’t we started any pilot projects – perhaps in schools or government office buildings as other jurisdictions have successfully done?

The technology is at least one hundred and thirty-seven years old and, judging by what I see on the internet, waterless toilets are ready for prime time – especially in a country like Barbados that has both a water shortage and problems with the disposal of human waste.


Zero Leadership From Barbados Environment Ministry

Talk Talk Talk – that’s all we seem to get from the Liz Thompson and the Barbados Ministry of The Environment. But when it comes to action, well, we’d better think and act for ourselves.

The only leadership I see is Ministry staffers fighting to see who’ll be first to the buffet table on Wednesdays at the Savannah Hotel. (As we pointed out in a previous article Can Barbados Pee It’s Way To More Water?, Environment Minister Thompson likes white wine with lunch at the Savannah, while her deputy takes rum ‘n coke.) Continue reading


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