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Is Chief Medical Officer Joy St. John sending the right message to Barbados?

And… is Minister of Health Donville Inniss the right man for the job?

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Barbados Health Minister Donville Inniss: King of Pregnant Women Porn?

* Thanks to a reader for the comic. Thanks to the Barbados Advocate for the photo!

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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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Barbados Human Trafficking: Conflict of Interest in Government?

Will Health Minister Donville Inniss work against his own, and his friends’ financial interests?

Once again Barbados has been placed on the Tier 2 Watch List of the US State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons Report. That’s one rating from the bottom and puts Barbados on a peer with countries like Angola, Bangladesh, Chad and Syria.

Countries rated higher than Barbados include Pakistan, Sierra Leone and our neighbour Trinidad and Tobago. Although there are valid arguments that the US State Department’s rating process is flawed, when you read the report it is apparent that Barbados takes a very casual approach to trafficking in persons.

“We’re wondering if our country’s failure to address human trafficking is because one of our senior government ministers is closely aligned with, and profits from, the pornography industry.”

Linked: Human Trafficking, Prostitution, Porn Industry

The ties between human trafficking, prostitution and the pornography industry are well documented, so it is not out of line to say that the Barbados Government Minister in question has a conflict of interest. One of our own community leaders even documented the link between human trafficking and the porn film industry.

When Health Minister Donville Inniss votes against human trafficking, he votes against his own financial interests in profiting from the pornography industry.

There is also the matter of the Health Minister’s business associates, clients and friends in the pornography industry. If Minister Inniss votes against human trafficking, he’s voting against his associates and friends – and in a real way taking money from their pockets.

And let us not forget that some of the funding for Mr. Inniss’s election campaign came from his own profits from working with the pornography industry. What we don’t know is how much the DLP election campaign received from Mr. Inniss’s friends and porn business associates. Did they help out their old friend in his bid to get elected? Of course they did! You’d help out your friend if he or she stood for Parliament, wouldn’t you?

Why did the Barbados Government fail to criminalize all forms of Trafficking in Persons?

“The main obstacles to anti-trafficking progress in Barbados were: the new legislation’s failure to criminalize all forms of trafficking in persons; the government’s absence of formal procedures to guide officials in victim identification and assistance; and the absence of a formal mechanism to coordinate government and NGO actions on trafficking issues.”

… from the 2011 Trafficking in Persons Report

Donville Inniss, Democratic Labour Party

Health Minister Inniss and the Democratic Labour Party government have a big conflict of interest and a real stake in the continuing profitability of the pornography industry. Those campaign donations from Mr. Inniss’s friends in the porn business aren’t likely to continue if the DLP gets tough on human trafficking and interferes with the porn profits.

How much money are we talking?

The Orgasm.com website says it has paid out millions of dollars in advertising to online affiliate marketers. That is big money. The Orgasm.com trademark is registered to none other than Fiesta Catering International, Inc. and when you say “Fiesta”, the name of Donville Inniss is right there too.

We hate to tell you this, but it gets worse…

We’re not just talking “soft” porn here folks. As we’ve seen, Mr. Inniss’s Orgasm.com trademark pushes teen porn, pregnant women porn and we hate to tell you this (and I’m really thinking about how to write it here) but some of the Orgasm.com affiliates feature porn sites showing people and animals. I’ll leave it at that, but we’ve made photographs of the computer screen in case Mr. Inniss ever wants to write to WordPress and says we’re not telling the truth.

We are telling the truth about everything and we have the proof, but we’re sure not going to post it here. The Bajan news media won’t touch this even though the information is there in public online. That tells you something about the Bajan news media. Neither will Barbados Underground blog touch the story although they can see the information online too. That tells you something about the Barbados Underground blog too.

Over to you Prime Minister Stuart – as your Health Minister has made it clear by his silence that there is a cover-up in progress. Well, Mr. Inniss can cover up as much as he wants and change things around now, but we have all the computer screen photographs taken over a long period, so he can’t say it’s not so and WordPress isn’t about to take down this article because they can find the proof online just like we did.

Mr. Prime Minister – watcha gonna do ’bout this?

Next article: Following the money: Online porn and money laundering

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