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Peter Binose: How deep does the election fraud go in St. Vincent and the Grenadines?

Racist_Ralph_Gonsalves

How deep was the election fraud of PM Ralph Gonsalves?

Perhaps we should along with this consider “How high is the mountain, how deep is the sea?”

How deep did the election fraud reach in our last three elections? We all know about the Red T shirts and bottles of strong rum. Many of us know from first hand observation that it went much deeper than that. People were given roofing and building materials. It was actually delivered to their homes, and in many cases they were given tickets to go and collect lumber and other materials from the government small works yard at Arnos Vale adjacent to the airport runway.

Much was state owned materials. Delivery was made right up to 4am on the mornings of elections.

“Lumber, galvanised roofing, cement,  sheep, goats, chickens,  washing machines, cookers, refrigerators, 100 dollar notes in envelopes…

You name it, they got it.” 

It was claimed that many of the distributed items were for damage caused by certain past storms, but hundreds if not thousands received items when they lost nothing and had no damage.

The chosen recipients were known as supporters of the party in power. Continue reading

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Internet pornography kills love, warps young minds and sustains slavery.

Donville Inniss associated website: Pregnant women porn at Orgasm.com

Government Minister Donville Inniss associated website: Pregnant women porn at Orgasm.com …CLICK PHOTO FOR DETAILS AND STORY…

by Grenville Phillips II

by Grenville Phillips II

Pornography is now easily available to all school children who have access to a tablet or a smart phone.  It is facilitated by persons who allow unrestricted access to the Internet in their homes or at the many Wi-Fi hotspots around Barbados.  So let me share a solution; but first, let me describe the problem.

Pornography has two main damaging effects.  The impact for viewers is that that they can primarily view sexual intercourse as a means to satisfy themselves rather than satisfying their partners.  For male viewers, this can lead to a less satisfying sexual experience for her and a boring routine for him.  He will likely develop an uncaring attitude towards her if she does not express a similar delight in his sexual performance as those whom he watches.  His sexual experience should be all about satisfying her, and her sexual experience should be all about satisfying him.

The most damaging impact is on the victims whom the watchers are viewing.  Many women, especially from Asian and eastern European countries, are forced into the sex slave trade, with harsh consequences if they do not show delight when raped (See ‘Half the Sky’ and other research into sex slavery).  As the watchers view these victims, they are supporting and sustaining this slavery.  If people choose not to pay to view pornography on the Internet, then they still support and sustain the sex slave trade by adding to the web sites’ page views, which increases their potential advertising revenues.  Continue reading

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Sir Hilary Beckles should dump the ‘Sir’ in protest of the CLICO scandal.

Clico Parris Theft

($3,333,000 cheque money laundered by Prime Minister David Thompson for CLICO’s Leroy Parris. Where is Sir Hilary Beckles’ outrage?)

Sir Hilary Beckles Barbados

“It’s not easy for the titled elites to act on principles that conflict with their vanity”

by Just another Destroyed Policyholder

Some 23 years ago, Sir Hilary Beckles was more than vexed at the Barbados Mutual insurance company – rightly accusing the elites of the day of raping policyholders’ funds and using them for their own schemes and personal wealth-building.

Beckles recently recalled the time and said “It had exploited them. It took their money, it took their investments and they were used as a pool of resources to assist the elites of this country,”

And how is that so different from what we saw with the CLICO and CL Financial collapse? The now dead Prime Minister David Thompson and his DLP were thick as thieves with Leroy Parris and sucked the CLICO well dry so there was nothing left for little policy holders. Don’t forget, former PM David Thompson was Clico’s lawyer, and he signed a secret contract and kept it secret from the Oversight Committee he later appointed as Prime Minister! (See BFP’s Leroy Parris has no shame)

David Thompson money-laundered 3.3 million dollars from CLICO International Life Insurance Limited, but the money was actually destined for former CLICO executive chairman Leroy Parris. Oh… by the way – Parris is godfather to Thompson’s child and turn about too! (see BFP’s Former PM David Thompson law firm money-laundered millions from CLICO to Parris: How much came back to Thompson & DLP?)

People go to jail for less in other countries.

But this is Barbados. David Thompson, the same lawyer who helped set up the CLICO employment contract in 2005, received secret “campaign donations” from CLICO and Parris. After Thompson was elected Prime Minister, CLICO got land use approvals and Thompson had the use of the Clico executive jet.

Then when the CLICO – CL Financial house of cards came tumbling down, Thompson fought off judicial management of the company, appointed some toothless “Oversight Committee” without real authority or power to do anything, and gave Parris a nice job in charge of the Caribbean Broadcasting Company – managing what news the public heard about the CLICO debacle.

Prime Minister David Thompson knew about the secret agreement because he witnessed and signed it. He probably set it up as Leroy’s lawyer. Then years later when the “Oversight Committee” that Thompson appointed couldn’t find any contracts with Parris, Thompson stayed silent to protect his friend and himself.

Where does Beckles stand on that rape by the elites of Barbados? We don’t know because SIR Hilary is one of the elites now and, as he says, he’s adopted a more moderate tone. Heh heh…  Continue reading

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Donville Inniss ignores his own sex-industry profits to chastize Jamaica Gleaner

Donville Inniss associated website: Pregnant women porn at Orgasm.com

Donville Inniss associated website: Pregnant women porn at Orgasm.com

Minister of Industry and International Business has convenient memory lapse

Barbados Government Minister Donville Inniss

Barbados Government Minister Donville Inniss

Barbados Government Minister Donville Inniss was part of the lucrative online sex business for years. He profited from websites where desperate pregnant women and teenagers performed sex acts for money.

Inniss also profited from websites showing humans committing sex acts with animals.

You know we couldn’t say this if it wasn’t true folks. Our WordPress hosting company would take us down faster than a rum disappears at Oistens on a Friday night.

DLP Democratic Labour Party government member Donville Inniss has a long and sullied history of internet sex profiteering. Mia Mottley first brought this up years ago, but the Nation and the other Barbados news media protected Inniss by ignoring the big story and only writing about the ‘Naked News‘ website in a humorous manner. The Bajan news media made no mention of dozens of disgusting porn websites that formed part of the Inniss online porn empire at the time.

The only Bajan journalist who has ever seriously questioned Minister Inniss about his online sex business is Ian Bourne of The Bajan Reporter.

You can find a list of BFP’s Donville Inniss online sex articles here: Questions about Minister’s porn business profiteering

Now Inniss has launched a “scathing attack on a Sunday Gleaner editorial” where the Gleaner supported the Nation staffers charged with child porn.

At the same time Barbados Home Affairs Minister Adriel Brathwaite reminded folks that ‘Not everyone involved in transactional sex is doing it willingly‘. That’s true: many of the men and women at the Inniss sex websites are quite desperate. It’s a wonder that Minister Brathwaite can sit in the same room with online sex profiteer Donville Inniss.

You should read The Gleaner articles at their website, but because so many news articles are taken down or changed we have to reprint the whole thing here:

‘Mind Your Own Business And Look At Rot In Jamaica’ – Bajan Minister Blasts Gleaner For ‘Political Undertones’

Gleaner, November 19, 2013

A BARBADOS government minister has launched a scathing attack on a Sunday Gleaner editorial, telling the newspaper to take its nose out of Bajan affairs and concentrate on the “rot going on in Jamaica”.

The fiery reaction stemmed from the editorial, published this past Sunday, on the controversial arrest and charge of three employees of The Nation newspaper in Barbados for publishing a story and photograph of two 14-year-olds having sex at school.

Bajan Minister of Industry and International Business Donville Inniss described the editorial as shameful.

Said Inniss, it is “one of the nastiest pieces of editorial work which I have seen in any media house in the Caribbean”. Continue reading

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Barbados porn-industry profiteer takes moral position against same-sex marriage laws

Barbados Sex Trafficking

“One of the saddest things I’ve ever seen is Orgasm.com’s pregnant woman porn section. How does Donville Inniss feel about these desperate young girls – making money for him like this?”

… from BFP’s Barbados Health Minister Donville Inniss: King of Pregnant Women Porn?

Inniss profited from Orgasm.com and OrgasmLive.com

Minister of Industry and International Business Donville Inniss made it clear yesterday that he is not in favour of same-sex marriage laws in Barbados, but the internet porn-industry pioneer and profiteer also seemed to indicate that Prime Minister Freundel Stuart might not share his views.

Inniss, a DLP Democratic Labour Party Cabinet member, told Barbados Today “Government is within its right to look at everything. We can even consider same sex marriage, it doesn’t mean we will do it… well I hope we wouldn’t do it,”

Here at Barbados Free Press we don’t know what to think about Minister Inniss. How does a person come out with a moral position against same-sex marriage laws while having profited from pregnant women porn, teenagers performing sex acts live on the web, and people having sex with horses, goats, dogs, snakes and other assorted creatures? Inniss profited from websites with names Orgasmlive.com, Kinkfarm.com and many others.

On the rare occasion when the local press raises the question of his porn business background, Inniss turns cowardly aggressive and refuses to discuss the subject.

“We just don’t understand your moral compass, Minister Inniss. It’s okay for you to have profited from pregnant women porn and people having sex with animals, but it’s not okay for two men or two women who love each other to live together in a legally recognized marital partnership?”

No matter what position one has on same-sex marriage, Minister Inniss doesn’t seem to be in any position to provide any moral leadership or guidance to Bajans until he comes clean in a very public manner about his own sordid history with internet porn, how much money he made, what he did with the profits and whether or not he is still involved.

george with Cliverton

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Allard Prize for International Integrity – Live broadcast to Barbados and the world

UPDATED: Anna Hazare wins $100,000 Allard Prize for International Integrity

The University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Law at Allard Hall presented Anna Hazare, one of India’s most influential social activists, with the inaugural Allard Prize for International Integrity at a special ceremony last night.

The $100,000 prize is one of the world’s largest awards recognizing efforts to combat corruption and to promote human rights.

“My lifelong mission to fight corruption and promote transparency is stronger for having received this award,” said Mr. Hazare. “I have never been attracted to money and wealth, but the Allard Prize will help me and all those that are working towards the same cause to continue the fight. I am hopeful that this international recognition will promote a movement for change that will endure beyond my lifetime for generations to come.”

more about Anna Hazare and the Allard Prize.

Original Story published September 25, 2013…

Allard Prize Barbados

Who will win the inaugural prize?

The Allard Prize for International Integrity is awarded to an individual, movement or organization that has demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in combating corruption, especially through promoting transparency, accountability and the rule of law.

Established by UBC Law alumnus Mr. Peter A. Allard, QC, the $100,000 Allard Prize is one of the largest awards in the world recognizing efforts to combat corruption and promote human rights.

“Our outstanding finalists exemplify the values of the Allard Prize through their extraordinary courage and leadership in promoting transparency, accountability and the rule of law in opposing corruption and promoting and protecting human rights,”

“In celebrating these achievements and remarkable stories, the Allard Prize strives to inspire others to take up the fight against abuses of power and the suppression of human rights, wherever they arise.”

Peter Allard (Allardprize.org)

allard prize finalists

The 2013 Allard Prize finalists are:

Global Witness – Based in London, U.K. and Washington, D.C., Global Witness has initiated trailblazing campaigns against natural resource-related conflict and corruption and associated environmental and human rights abuses.

Anna Hazare – One of India’s most influential and renowned social and political activists, Mr. Hazare has led popular movements to enhance government transparency and investigate and prosecute official corruption.

Dr. Sima Samar – Dr. Samar is an internationally celebrated advocate for human and women’s rights. Dr. Samar has worked to raise global awareness about the detrimental impact of corruption on the promotion and protection of Afghan human and women’s rights.

The winner of the Allard Prize will be announced on September 25, 2013 at a ceremony at the UBC Faculty of Law at Allard Hall in Vancouver, British Columbia.  The other two finalists will each be given Honourable Mention recognition and a $25,000 cash prize. These three finalists were selected from a short list of six nominees, which also included: Peter Eigen, John Githongo and Chen Guangcheng.

“UBC Law has a deep and longstanding history of advancing human rights,” says Dean Mary Anne Bobinski. “Faculty members have been pioneers supporting the human rights of women, indigenous communities and the rights of victims of crime around the world.”

“Government Corruption Is Death To Philanthropy And Foreign Investment”

The sad tale of Peter Allard and Barbados… Continue reading

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Afra Raymond: The threat from Trinidad & Tobago’s Appeal Court

trinidad integrity law

Politicians everywhere love those state-controlled enterprises that are exempt from the rules applying to wholly owned state-enterprises. Why, you ask? It’s all about politicos being able to profit from your tax dollars while hiding the profits.

It’s been a constant battle trying to craft integrity laws because the moment a country puts them in place the politicians discover a hundred ways they are exempt.

In Barbados, of course, we don’t bother with Integrity Legislation because we’re happy that the politicians and government employees are able to steal. With about 60 % of the islands workforce somehow employed by the government it all works out. Well, everything works out except the mathematics of keeping the whole thing afloat.

Our old friend Afra Raymond has a problem with the Trinidad & Tobago Appeal Court ruling that undermines Integrity Legislation.

We only wish we had the same problem in Barbados. For in Barbados, we have no integrity or conflicts of interest laws at all!

Take it away, Afra…

afra raymond

Integrity threat from the Appeal Court

by Afra Raymond

On 27th June the Appeal Court ruled that -

  • TSTT is not a State Enterprise. The members of its Board are not subject to the Integrity Provisions.
  • It is only the members of the Boards of those Statutory Bodies which exercise public functions that are subject to the jurisdiction of the (Integrity) Commission.

Telecommunications Company of Trinidad & Tobago (TSTT) is a company established between the T&T State and the British-based multinational, Cable & Wireless. C&W holds 49% of the shares in TSTT, while the State holds about 42% of the shares together with the right to nominate 5 of its 9 Directors.

That unanimous ruling has serious consequences for the viability of our nation’s integrity framework.

The intended purpose of that framework is to ensure a satisfactory level of transparency and accountability in the way Public Money is transacted and Public Functions are discharged.  There is still a strong case for this Integrity Framework as a necessary ingredient in the Good Governance of our nation. The Integrity Framework includes the Auditor General; the Integrity Commission; the Investments Division of the Ministry of Finance and the two Parliamentary Accounts Enterprises Committees.  Ours is the most vibrant Caribbean economy and the State is clearly the largest player, so the proper management of that sector is critical. Given the continuing rise in the waste and theft of Public Money, there will always be a need for an improved, more effective Integrity Framework to oversee these huge, controversial operations…

…continue reading this article at AfraRaymond.com

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The shame of once-proud Barbados race-horses: lingering death, starvation, neglect

Barbados Race Horses click photo for large

Shameful!

by Wayne Norville

by Wayne Norville

These are some of the horses I had to put to sleep. These horses once graced the Garrison Savannah. Their owners can’t feed them any more so they give them to anyone who would take them.

THIS IS HOW THEY SPEND THE REMAINDER OF THEIR LIVES.

Say something about this disgrace.

Wayne Norville

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Forgotten Race Horses

by Annemarie Green Harris

Shameful photos on Facebook

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Barbados Race Horse Abuse 3. Barbados Race Horse Abuse 2. Barbados Race Horse Abuse 1

 

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Queen’s Counsel apologizes to High Court Justice, but…

Justice Delayed Barbados

The unnamed lawyer in our original story has been named as Alair Shepherd, Queen’s Counsel. Mr. Shepherd has apologized to High Court Justice Dr Sonia Richards, but the full story in the Nation tells the all-too-familiar tale of a broken court system where the focus is on process, not on results or justice.

Mr. Shepherd should not have done what he did, but in a court system where civil cases often take 15 or 20 years to reach trial we can expect to see the rivets starting to pop as the pressure builds on the boiler call the Barbados Courts. (By the way, why is Chief Justice Gibson in South Africa? Shouldn’t he be staying at home and trying to clean up this mess?)

Here’s the article from the Nation. Please read it at their website here, but unfortunately we have to print it all here because if we don’t, they will change the story as it suits the changing politics.

Sorry!

Queen’s Counsel Alair Shepherd – the man at the centre of the outburst involving High Court Justice Dr Sonia Richards last week – has confirmed that he apologized to her, but said the incident was a result of his frustration over the administration of justice.

In an interview with the DAILY NATION yesterday, Shepherd said his behaviour before the judge should not detract from the real issue, which was the continuing delay of an extremely important case touching on the ability of the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) to discharge its duties.

Last Monday, Shepherd had an outburst before the judge. He then backed Justice Richards, raised his robe and bent over. Continue reading

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Should BFP remove all David Thompson ‘piggy’ cartoons?

Google search for deceased PM Thompson. Click photo for larger version.

“Google search engine is pulling your pig image of Prime Minister David Thompson in its search mode. The image may have been hacked or intentional, but nevertheless, I do not think that it should remain in its present state. Not sure if you are aware, but a lot of us would appreciate that it is rectified. For me its not about politics or how we feel about a person, but rather its more about respect to a memory of not this prime ministers only but every one of them. Hope you understand.”

Should Barbados Free Press remove cartoons of deceased politicians?

Well folks, what do you think? We haven’t created any new political cartoons of David Thompson since he died because 1/ We have a new Prime Minister in charge of corruption, and 2/ We don’t think we should create disrespectful political cartoons of dead people, at least in the immediate time after their passing.

We are aware though, that had David Thompson lived he would have been savaged in the coming election for the breaking of his election promises regarding integrity and transparency, his corrupt actions relating to the CLICO fraud and many other actions of the DLP piggy government.

Should we remove the David Thompson political cartoons? All of them? Some of them? Just the piggy ones? Just the ones deemed ‘disrespectful’ by our readers?

Should we remove the one about David Thompson’s corrupt relationship with Leroy Parris and his free use of a corporate jet when the Barbados Government provided favours to the corporation?

PM Thompson Says His Use Of CLICO’s Business Jet Is None Of Your Business

What do you think?

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Naked News: The documentary. Barbados Health Minister Inniss about to become world famous?

New television series features part of Barbados Government Minister’s online porn empire

by BFP staff with a tip from ‘Miss Delicia Delight’

The porn industry connections of Barbados Health Minister Donville Inniss are about to be thrust into a worldwide spotlight with the upcoming television broadcast of a new eight-part documentary series The Naked Truth: The Naked News Uncovered.

Health Minister Donville Inniss

The documentary looks at Toronto-based Naked News, an internet news channel that bills itself as “the news program with nothing to hide”. The news channel has a simple formula for programming: Beautiful women take their clothes off as they read the day’s news stories.

The AllScreen Entertainment documentary films production is already sold and scheduled for Canadian television broadcast in 2013. Award-winning producers Allan Novak and Barri Cohen say “With a crazy cast of sexy women, an overbearing (and ex-nude anchor) boss and an oddball crew of directors, writers, editors and designers, The Naked Truth: The Naked News Uncovered is sure to be an entertaining half-hour full of humour, drama and (naked-but blurred out) truths.”

BFP’s source, ‘Miss Delicia Delight’ says…

“Those dramatic naked truths could include how Naked News and the porn industry connections of a Government Minister became an issue during three Barbados general elections – including the one about to be called by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart.”

By a strange coincidence the documentary will be in production during the coming Barbados election. Already there are rumours in Bim’s film community that the Naked News girls will be ‘vacationing’ in Barbados when Minister of Health Inniss is in campaign mode.

The naked un-blurred truth about Donville Inniss, Naked News and Barbados Politics

During the run-up to the 2008 election campaign, BLP Member of Parliament Mia Mottley raised Naked News as an issue as DLP candidate Donville Inniss ‘had been’ the founder and sole director of EGalaxy Incorporated in June 2000, the company behind with the Toronto-based Naked News production. DLP Democratic Labour Party supporters minimized the damage and sought to deflect the Barbadian news media in a number of ways that combined humour and a “nothing to see here, folks” message with not so subtle threats under the nation’s strict defamation laws.

“On May 4, 2001, Mottley said Inniss disclosed he was resigning right away (from EGalaxy Incorporated & Naked News) but in fact he did not resign until March 1, 2002, ten months later.
 Against this background, Mottley said (DLP leader) Thompson had endorsed Inniss as a DLP candidate and was talking about morality and integrity and calling for integrity in public office.

“I say to you that as leader of the DLP, his mere endorsement of a candidate whose involvement was stated in THE NATION newspaper, prior to his becoming a candidate, tells you that it is all talk and all about winning power in this country,”

… from the January 4, 2008 story in The Nation: Mia: DLP last to speak on values (full article under ‘Further Reading’)

The issue died during the final days of the 2008 campaign because most folks thought Naked News was more humorous than pornographic, and voters believed that Donville Inniss had left Naked News behind in 2002.

Donville Inniss associated website: Pregnant women porn at Orgasm.com

The Dark Side of the Porn Industry: Human trafficking, money laundering, sex with animals

As it turned out, Donville Inniss was involved in much more than Naked News. A series of articles published by Barbados Free Press showed that as late as 2011 through his companies and under his own personal name, Donville Inniss was still part of an international online porn empire that was far different from his original Naked News.

Barbados Free Press documented in 2011 how Donville Inniss and his associated businesses were still involved in the creation and internet broadcasting of video porn and live porn performances under a host of different categories including teenaged girls, pregnant women, group sex and people having sex with animals. Continue reading

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Barbados shame – Prisoner Raúl García to starve himself to death

Garcia held illegally for over two years.

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart lied to Garcia, Bajans.

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Prisoner Raul Garcia vows to end his life if not released from Dodds Prison in Barbados. The stateless man completed a 20 year sentence for drugs over two years ago and Barbados has illegally kept him in prison since that time because no nation will accept him. (See the Nation News article Garcia’s Threat)

The law is very clear on what should be done with Mr. Garcia: he should be released from punitive jail.

So says the United Nations, the human rights agreements that Barbados signed, and the Barbados Supreme Court – yet Prime Minister Stuart keeps him in jail.

“The applicant has been held in detention at H.M.P Dodds pending deportation for in excess of 17 months. Counsel for the Respondents conceded that as the applicant is a ‘stateless person’, his deportation and expulsion from Barbados could not now be achieved having regard to Barbados’ obligations under the 1954 Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons.”

“In the circumstances, as the Minister Responsible for Immigration is unable to say when the applicant is likely to be deported from Barbados and as no evidence has been provided that his continued detention is necessary on ground of national security or public order, the Court holds that the applicant’s continued detention under the Immigration Act, is no longer reasonable or lawful and the applicant should be released from detention at HMP Dodds.”

Honourable Madam Justice Maureen Crane-Scott, Q.C., August 31, 2009 ruling on a similar case.

Is Freudel Stuart a man or a slimy worm?

Not only will Prime Minister Freundel Stuart not release Garcia according to law, Stuart doesn’t have the integrity and courage to tell Garcia or the public that he ordered Garcia held in jail.  Stuart lied to Garcia, his lawyer and Bajans.

Back in February 2012, Prime Minister Stuart assured Raul Garcia, his lawyer and the public that the Government of Barbados was taking all steps to comply with the law and would shortly be transferring Garcia to a military base quarters.

Stuart lied. Stuart lied so that Garcia would end an embarrassing hunger strike on the eve of the Prime Minister’s trip to New York City. Then, just a few weeks ago in August, 2012, Stuart told the press that he’s still considering what to do with Garcia.

What a slime! What a lowlife, cowardly lying politician is Prime Minister Freundel Stuart! What a worm.

Come on Stuart: comply with the law or at least have the integrity – be man enough – to stand up and tell the public what you are doing.

Say what you will about Owen Arthur. If Arthur was Prime Minister I don’t know what he would do about Raul Garcia – but at least he would have the integrity and the strength to make a decision.

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When will former Chief Justice SIR David Simmons reveal the promised “Shocking details” ?

Revirginated Attorney General David Simmons became Chief Justice. Now promises to reveal SHOCKING DETAILS!!!

Last April, former Barbados Chief Justice SIR Davie-boy Simmons promised to reveal  “SHOCKING DETAILS of the Government’s refusal to extend his tenure as the island’s top judicial officer two years ago.”

Okay, we’re ready SIR Davie… let ‘er rip. We’re waiting. Give us the SHOCKING DETAILS…

Hey… you promised!

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Oh Harry! (What happens in Vegas… gets posted on the Internet)

HRH Prince Harry – All of ‘im

Secretly taken photos of a nude Prince Harry cavorting with a nude woman in Las Vegas seem to be causing more smiles than shock – and that’s true at our house too. “His Royal Highness is in good shape. Cute bum too!” was the first response of Shona just before she poked me in the belly. (hmmm… yes, not as taunt as it used to be, I know dear.)

So far it looks like Harry was unaware that someone was taking his photo, and that probably garners him some sympathy and leeway. If he knew and allowed the photos that would be another matter, but if some friend betrayed his trust and he didn’t notice, that shifts the perspective.

It looks like Prince Harry is another victim of the new reality: people don’t carry cell phones, they carry cameras capable of making calls. So you’d better be sure you’re with friends if you want to play strip poker, strip pool or any of the other variations that young men and women have been playing for a hundred years.

Further Oogling

TMZ.com  – Prince Harry: Naked at Vegas party

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Barbados continues to illegally imprison Raul Garcia

Unless the rule of law means nothing in this country, Raul Garcia should be immediately freed under the 1954 Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons.

That’s the law and a 2009 Supreme Court judgment backs it up.

Instead of obeying the law though, we have the sad spectacle of the Prime Minister of Barbados lying to the public and the unjustly imprisoned man – telling Garcia 186 days ago that he would soon be transferred from the Dodds Prison punishment facility.

PM Stuart lied to Mr. Garcia and he lied to Bajans.

The government and our Prime Minister continue to ignore Mr. Garcia’s frustrated lawyer, Attorney David Comissiong, who is forced to relay messages to the government through the newspapers.

This isn’t just about Raul Garcia: it’s about Rule of Law, and the fact that successive Barbados governments just do whatever they want to – the law be damned.

There are enough examples of that in our history. Garcia is just the latest.

Readers are asked to visit the Nation website to read Garcia Option, but we have to print the entire story here because of the Nation’s habit of deleting news stories to suit various agendas…

Garcia option

THE ATTORNEY for Cuban Raul Garcia has recommended to Prime Minister Freundel Stuart that the stateless prisoner be allowed to stay with Bajans who have volunteered to take him in, rather than house him on taxpayer dollars. Continue reading

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Grand Kadooment child-sex scandal: What about the children who watched and the adults who let it happen?

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A suggestion for a new Wikipedia ‘Barbados Crop-Over’ entry:

by Passin thru

Grand Kadooment – Definition

The climax of the Barbados Crop Over festival is known as Kadooment Day. Kadooment is celebrated with a national holiday when costume bands fill the streets with pulsating Barbadian rhythms.

For many years, a part of the parade has included many revelers engaging in simulated sex acts to the cheers of onlookers, which include children of all ages. In 2011, famed Barbadian singer Rihanna was videoed having simulated sex in public with another woman during the festivities while young people looked on.

2012 Grand Kadooment: Simulated adult-child sex on street

Community discussion about the lurid dancing styles that had been growing for several years peaked after the 2012 parade when widely published photographs showed a young boy of about 6 years old being encouraged by a crowd of adults to simulate sex with an adult woman.

The photographs also show dozens of other adults taking photos of the woman and child simulating a sex act, and other children watching. No one acted to stop the event at the time, which can accurately be classed as child abuse and simulated child-adult sex in public.

The Barbados Child Care Board and the police announced their intentions to identify the young boy and the two directly involved adults, but larger questions remain… Continue reading

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Sanka Price delivers a message to Health Minister Pornville Inniss

It’s a long story folks, but Sanka’s latest column is all about delivering a sideways message to Minister of Health Donville Inniss. Now that it is published, we can say that aloud.

How do we know this? Let’s just say a little birdie told us so…

Why do we continue to publish the Donville Inniss pornography business story? Simple: Mr. Inniss refuses to acknowledge or explain his involvement with the porn industry, where his profits went, and whether or not his political campaign or the DLP received contributions from the online porn industry. We believe it matters and that Bajan voters are unaware of the truth because the news media refuses to cover this story.

Porn is not harmless. The porn industry is undeniably associated with human trafficking and the degradation of women. We believe that matters – and that our elected representatives should not be associated with the porn industry.

For background, check out BFP’s Barbados Health Minister attacks journalist over questions about Minister’s porn business profiteering

I Confess

as told to Sanka Price

I LEFT THE MAN I LOVE because he is obsessed with pornography.

It was difficult leaving him after nine years of friendship before we became a couple in the last two years. But I had to walk away to stay sane and keep my self-respect…

… read it all at The Nation: His love for porn hurt me.

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Barbados Health Minister attacks journalist over questions about Minister’s porn business profiteering

Donville Inniss narrowly avoids defamation lawsuit with immediate retraction

Minister of Health Donville Inniss verbally attacked Barbadian journalist Ian Bourne last Friday before a public audience at the Unity Bar Lunchtime Lecture.

Minister Inniss falsely accused Bourne “You have a big blog site that is full of nasty (stories)” but then immediately withdrew the comment as a strategic move after having put Bourne down to the laughter of the stacked DLP audience. It was a dishonest move that lacked integrity, but it works in a room full of party supporters.

The audio recording of the event reveals that Inniss did not apologize, and he laughed derisively at the journalist along with many in the pro DLP audience. The derision has become the standard reply by Inniss and the DLP to defuse what should be, what would be, a major political scandal and a major news story in any nation with a free and determined news media.

If Mitt Romney had his name on ‘Orgasm.com’ or some of the other Inniss-related porn sites, can you imagine what the world’s news media would do?

In Barbados the news media is too cowardly or complicit to even mention the story despite the fact that the evidence is still available online to the public as well as the news media.

News blackout on the Donville Inniss porn business story

The recent defamation and derision by Minister Inniss stems from Ian Bourne’s private and respectful question to the Health Minister on July 7, 2011 about posts on Barbados Free Press exposing the Minister’s connections to online porn. (See links at end of story)

Mr. Bourne privately and respectfully asked Minister Inniss:

“Donville – I am sorry to disturb you but there are wild allegations as you may be aware of, concerning your alleged connection to a number of websites with pornographic connotations. EG: Youngntender.net, orgasm.com & nakednews.com among others. Can we do an Interview where the public has your side of the story? Please advise ASAP…”

Donville Inniss replied:

“come on Ian”

Mr. Bourne answered:

“What does this mean? Nothing wrong in dispelling rumours, it shows proactivity on your part to air your perspective on the matter…”

… For the entire story of Journalist Ian Bourne’s interaction with Health Minister Donville Inniss about the porno business connections, read Bajan Reporter’s piece: BARBADOS CABINET MINISTER ATTACKS “BAJAN REPORTER” AT DLP STRONGHOLD – MAKES FALSE ACCUSATION WITH NO APOLOGY!

Minister Donville Inniss refuses to talk about this subject – because he knows it is true.

Starting in 2011, Barbados Free Press published a series of articles showing the long term connections between Inniss and the online porn business. Continue reading

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