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In the Public Interest – A Musing Directed at Editor-in-Chief of the nation Newspaper Roy Morris

Roy Morris, Editor-in-Chief, Nation Newspaper

Roy Morris, Editor-in-Chief, Nation Newspaper

It would be a worthwhile exercise in determining how and why the Nation Publishing Group of Companies reported that the money was repaid? Was this primarily intended to embarrass and compromise Dr. Grant? We already know why Barbados Today will not be motivated to be prolix about the outcome of the case – Peter Harris and Sandy Crest Medical Centre Forced to Drop Charges Against the GrantsBarbados Underground

In his weekly column Editor in Chief of the Nation newspaper Roy Morris responded to a BU blog that was posted on the 12 July 2016 (see above) and widely shared on Facebook.  In that blog BU asserted that it was never declared during the Court Session that the 1/2 million dollars purported to have been stolen from Sandy Crest  by the Grants was repaid. It therefore continues to bother BU – a proud card carrying member of the non traditional media –  how was the Nation newspaper able to report the following:

When the matters came up for a final time last June 23, with a representative from the medical centre present, the Court heard that the money had been paid back. Magistrate Douglas Frederick then dismissed the charges.

After reading Morris’ long winded effort in his weekly column In the Public Interest the BU household is none the wiser about how the Nation newspaper was able to publish that the money was repaid. We are also intrigued by Morris’s explanation that the young Nation court reporter Tameisha Sobers followed up with officials of the court some time after June 23, 2016 when the case was heard to complete the less than 120 word story. Who are these officials of the court Mr. Morris?

We now turn our attention to the Deed of Release quoted by Roy Morris in his column to pose some questions about the case. BU is surprised Morris, an experienced journalist, would not have quoted from an interview with Dr. Malcolm Grant to clarify his concerns.

It is interesting to observe how you lot in the traditional media are able to hide behind the cloak of anonymous sources to support stories. More interesting was Roy Morris publishing from a document received by Barbados Underground on the 13 July 2016 that was incomplete even to the untrained legal eye. The story gets more interesting for BU when the Editor in Chief of the Nation newspaper AND former Editor in Chief of the Peter Harris newspaper Barbados Today includes the following in his article:

“drawn and prepared” by a most competent Queen’s Counsel by the name of Leslie Haynes.’’

For those who are unaware, Leslie Haynes is the lawyer who acted on behalf of the Peter Harris controlled Sandy Crest Medical Centre and who delivered the last words to Magistrate Douglas Frederick in open court that his client did not intend to pursue the matter against the Grants. Again, BU expresses curiosity as to how the Nation newspaper was able to secure what was listed in the Deed of Release.

There is no need to be prolix Editor in Chief Roy Morris, we know that you know where we are coming from.

Your move!

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108 Comments on “In the Public Interest – A Musing Directed at Editor-in-Chief of the nation Newspaper Roy Morris”

  1. Donna July 23, 2016 at 10:47 AM #

    Heather,

    I used to read the traditional media and your letters suggested something to me. So that just as I couldn’t walk behind Mia in her march I cannot sign your petitions. I prefer instead to post with David because I have no doubt that he holds no brief for either party. We are not fighting the DLP. We are not fighting the BLP. We are fighting that stifling hold of the DBLP! We have no interest in exchanging one tag team for another. We want new rules and an honest referee to make for a clean fight.

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  2. Hants July 23, 2016 at 10:52 AM #

    @ David the BU blog master,

    Imho Barbados Underground is fine the way it is.

    You have allowed us to blog for FREE using whatever name we choose. Thank you.

    Anyone who so chooses can start their own blog or dead tree newspaper.

    I will continue to blog on BU……and google is still my friend even though when you google some people real name you can be “mis lead” unless you add Barbados after the name.

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  3. Well Well & Consequences July 23, 2016 at 11:07 AM #

    Lol….it never even occured to me to google anyone on BU, I can see how people get mislead Heather, that would frustrate anyone.

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  4. Anonymice - TheGazer July 23, 2016 at 11:07 AM #

    @Heather 10:13
    That is more like it where BU is given some credit.
    On several occasions one can see a change in direction or speed of action after matters are aired on BU.

    BU is living its motto:
    For the cause that lacks assistance, the wrong that needs resistance, for the future in the distance, and the good that [BU] can do

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  5. Heather July 23, 2016 at 11:12 AM #

    @ Well Well, what are you talking about?

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  6. ac July 23, 2016 at 11:14 AM #

    Listen in the world of discussion there is nothing wrong with disagreements.However when one takes upon oneself to nag and poke into another’s personnel life there is a line that should be drawn in the sand
    PDYR has now overstepped that line and he should be told so .without a doubt he now has become the BU stalker with a relentless urge to expose and vilified another blogger.
    Those who stand in line to endorse his actions should be well aware than once the horse has left the stable it is very hard to put back

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  7. Well Well & Consequences July 23, 2016 at 11:32 AM #

    I really meant Hants, Heather, but was too lazy to change it.

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  8. Anonymice - TheGazer July 23, 2016 at 11:37 AM #

    @loosentheweave
    Good morning.
    I think both you and [Heather] are repeating the big lie.
    If that square brackets thing doesn’t work, she will know I mentioned her name again.

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  9. Hants July 23, 2016 at 11:39 AM #

    @ Well Well & Consequences,

    It doesn’t frustrate me. It just intrigues me. I even google hants.

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  10. Heather July 23, 2016 at 11:44 AM #

    NOW BACK TO THE POST….

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  11. Anonymice - TheGazer July 23, 2016 at 11:49 AM #

    @Heather
    Now, i’ll be stalking ya and harassing ya as well.
    I like a woman telling me what to do….

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  12. Bush Tea July 23, 2016 at 12:08 PM #

    @ Heather
    I have never been interested in discussing the motives of anyone on BU
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    You are not ready for BU….
    Only children and simpletons are disinterested in discussing the motives of Greeks bringing gifts…

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  13. Donna July 23, 2016 at 12:14 PM #

    Motive is of EXTREME importance when assessing a person’s words and actions. Geez!

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  14. Old Baje July 23, 2016 at 12:25 PM #

    OFF TOPIC

    My source at Customs tells me that Bhana smuggled in the wings without a license but he doesn’t know why nothing is being done about it. It seems as though Bhana is untouchable. Without an FOI act there is not much the old media can do. Even if they wanted to.

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  15. ac July 23, 2016 at 1:32 PM #

    Pdyr wuh happen ole mule u wuking for the CIA why u so interested in people back ground. Seems like you have a vested interest in uprooting and destroying people lives because you feel threatened by other peoples ideas.
    Why show so much insecurity and insensitivity. I thought you were a hard back ole man with more hard pressing issues to deal and occupy yuh mind like posting shi.tty cartoons
    Wuh happen to yuh cyber girlfriends the type thst only ole fools dream of..

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  16. The Stalker among the Anonymice July 23, 2016 at 2:10 PM #

    A Night of Dominoes and de ole man did not wake up with the crows and the paling fowls.

    What have we here?

    Piece: Has anyone determined if Roy was able to sort out the friendly tripartite agreement between him (or is that he) and Peter and Ted?

    Piece: Did he ever get paid his just rewards for $$ owed as a founding member of BT? Did Peter ever pay Ted and Roy the salaries they fore-went? (is that a word? if I forego a thing is the past tense fore went or fore-goned, whuloss…).

    Piece: Speaking of founding member, it is ironic that Trevor Joab Clarke went to the grave and he himself was in contention with the Nation per “founding shares” hmmmmmmmmm

    Piece: But wait, I read further and see a pairing most strange?

    The Stalker: “Canst thou believe it? AC (otherwise known as Uglicia) and Angelique the vampiricist or The pretender have paired up on me to beat me.”

    Piece: “Myself, why should you ask for parley? for you did indeed conspire with 9 others to besiege one PPK and seek to unfair him here in this very ring called BU.”

    THe Stalker: “Soft a moment myself” share with this fading rose what she hath done that makes you so intense in her pursuit, her lies and dissembling…..”

    Piece: “Should you do that? Myself? should you expose thineself? for indeed a Stalker who exposes himself is no longer a stalker but a a a say it man, say it…a Streaker!!”

    The Stalker: “A Stalker and a Streaker both” a dangerous combination worthy of banishment.”

    The Stalker: “Beware Piece Rock, and do not do the unthinkable thing”

    Piece: http://furtaev.ru/preview/attention_finger_2_small.png

    The Stalker: “I told you not to do that ole man, you have stalked the Pretender, you have exposed thineself, ergo thou are a streaker, and you are an ole man, and now you have given them both the finger!!!”

    Piece: “So what is wrong with putting up my finger to make a point?”

    The Stalker: What is wrong? what is wrong? You do know that there are policemen who are at this moment watching this site to see what that sargeant of Police told you, and you put up a finger??”

    The Stalker: “You know that they can now say that you threatened them each and every one of them, while they were seated in their houses, just like that young man in custody who pointed at a CID man!!!

    DPP Leacock: “Judge Cuffy the man Piece Rock did point his finger in a threatening manner at these police officers, in their houses, while in from of their computers”

    Voice of one of the PCs in court” and I PC xxxx was “in fear for my life”!!

    Refrain: “So say we all, so say we all”

    The Stalker: “Piece, whu you doing?”Man you want the Blogmaster to ban you??

    The Stalker: “Man you cant put up a picture of “that finger” man….dat is mannnn…. i getting way from you, I going tek de advice dat AC give you Sargeant at Arms, Bush Tea, and get way from you my man… ”

    Pause in the middle of this fanfare and smile.

    AC and PPK and Heather, and any other dissembler.

    I am not here to stalk any of you, I am here to stop you, you and any of you who are enemies to Barbados.

    I can do this variously, because of well “peculiar skills”, do not be fooled, you are among those who I see as Public Enemies who are bent on destroying this country.

    I will use these tools to disrupt all of those comfy bastions of corruption that you think that you have built so securely.

    I like others here acknowledge, that you are not alone, and are like an octopus with tentacles firmly wrapped inside your deep coralstone cave, but I, like David, in the Old Testament, come to fight you in the Name of The Living GOD and, as cliche as this will seem to a few, HE is all the Army that I need.

    PS Do note that on Saturday the 23 of July 2016 which name showed above the post and content of the post.

    We have played more serious games with better opponents than you Nitwit and Stinkliar and WeJonesing

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  17. Heather July 23, 2016 at 2:13 PM #

    @ the Gazer, that is more like it. Lol

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  18. The Stalker among the Anonymice July 23, 2016 at 2:32 PM #

    Ammmmm to Whom it May Concern.

    Right Click on the Gravatar and note ***

    Similarly speaking, or should i say conversely, each date stamped item because of the ***** CANNOT BE REPLICATED NOR FALSIFIED, please refer to Snowden and the Peoples Republic of China

    Stupid Clowns.

    Sugar Cane is dead, and Tourism is a fickle sojourner easily complexioned by Brexit and non functioning conveyor belts which should have had a maintenance programme that kicked in during the morning hours when no aircraft are landing.

    Instead of you clowns, both the DLP AND THE BLP, aggressively pursuing avenues WHICH DO NOT DEPEND ON TRAVEL ADVISORIES OF THE GOVTS of the USA and UK etc, you play teifing games and find yourselves with a monster which, BECAUSE IT WAS NEVER YOURS, you ef it up and waste millions.

    So your Pornville’s and WeJonesings, and your Nitwits and your Mia’s and Smiley teets’ continue to leave “legacies of thorns and bushes, and blight”, barren vines yet you persevere in that direction unswervingly…

    Yet you destroy those who can deliver.

    Carry on Smartly…

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  19. David July 23, 2016 at 2:32 PM #

    @PUDRYR

    If Ted has been mamaguyed by Harris he has the chance to speak up!

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  20. Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right July 23, 2016 at 2:37 PM #

    Object lesson delivered.

    Back to the substantive topic.

    Roy should have titled that Editorial Piece “In My Interest, for if i scratch Peter’s Back, assuredly (if he were and honourable man) He should scratch mine”

    But he does not know Peter.

    Do any of you see Peter and Bruce in the same pictures? Go to the ant thou sluggard consider her ways and be wise

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  21. Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right July 23, 2016 at 3:06 PM #

    Which person who having been crossed by Peter wishes to speak up Honourable Blogmaster?

    Which po’ black boy or girl got the “conjones” to stand their ground to PH?

    Look and how Cow does treat the blacks bout here!!

    Look how the camera in the boutique in Speightstown caught Lady Hoagie’s Goons depositing their garbage on her counter and how the Royal Barbados Police Force, un der the former Commissioner of Police, did nothing, even though a complaint was made!!

    Let me share something about death’s fingers Honourable Blogmaster. When you have felt it, in either of its formats, delivering or it coming to you, such redefines who you are so to speak.

    Very few people are able to accept the fact that it is going to come.

    The average guy or girl does not even entertain the thought and when you you couple having children, young kids in the mix, very few men or women will stand up and say, that is mine, and i want it.

    Couple that with the fact that he can hire Gnome and several heavyweights as his lawyer and we have a serious problem where there are few lawyers who will go up against them in a court of law.

    And who can afford to pay Cheltenham or Eddie Hinkson or those other fellows?

    These are the men that prefer to sit down on the doggie and get bult because “we shall one day overcome.”

    No siree theirs is not a belief of “die free, no sir, theirs is a reality of “live, even if a slave, LIVE”

    What you think defines you David?

    Why have you done this for 9 years?

    Why?

    Why do you get up every day and put on a hat of Moderator, hated by both BLP and DLP, ostracised by friend and foe and simple people who ent even know you, clowns like me, pretenders like Angelique the Vampiricist, Legion and the Assinine Cretin, Jack Bowman, the rants of the Sand Nigger?

    What drives you?

    It is a DNA that is different, one that in the face of being called speckled fowl, says what i am doing is right, and which allows you to talk to your family and stand in front of your kids and say, it is a thankless job, that pays little, causes me (and your kids) much hardship but for what?

    That is the difference between you and Ted and Roy Morris.

    You have code such men are lesser “men?” they may have a biological doggie but they are not cut from the same cloth

    All you can do at times is accept that, even though it pains you, just accept it and move on

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  22. Well Well & Consequences July 23, 2016 at 3:18 PM #

    Hants…lol

    Harris is the right one for those who condone and enable corruption, those of the small, petty minds who believe they will get something from encouraging it….they usually end up getting nothing but are too ashamed to say., yet because they compromised themselves, when Harris tells them to jump….they can only ask…how high.

    A shame that corruption now puts people’s lives at risk with illegally imported chicken…..that’s the depth the practice of corruption was allowed to degrade by politicians and business people…Inniss should be ashamed, all the ministers should be ashamed.

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  23. Well Well & Consequences July 23, 2016 at 3:27 PM #

    Piece,,, but you do notice that black bajans aee always ready for each other, can take you down just because they dont like you or are jealous if you…or a thousand other petty reasons without provocation….but ya cant get one of them to stand up and bitch slap Cow, Bizzy, Maloney, Tempro, Bjerkham or Harris for their nastiness toward them…or their family or for any reason dont care how bad.

    Ya think any of them could do that crap to a Trini black man, woman or child.

    I have a friend in Chaguanas would have twisted one of their faces with a hard slap already for disrespecting black people, then deal with them for stealing from black people, with the help of stupid government ministers.,, bajans ain’t ready yet.

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  24. Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right July 23, 2016 at 4:47 PM #

    @ Well Well

    “there is an old bajan saying “day does run till night catch it” or “whu ent meet yuh, ent pass you yet”

    Bajans are living in a kiddie goat heaven, in the frame of mind when the crop was over and massa removed that metal oven from over his head that was to stop the nigra from eating the canes.

    Yes so he repeats now what he gave us then Kadooment, a bacchanal of festivity which he calls our culture, and which we suck up while he watches us wuk up in the morning, stab each other in the day and shoot each other at night as we terminate it all at Spring Garden.

    I forgot to mention the ForeDay Morning Jam where the order is reversed.

    What will happen WW&C is that during one of the shootouts “someone of worth” will loose their life and then what we are begging for here will be approached with a fervour for 3 weeks and then it will die down until next year.

    The only way for this to come to a head is well a *** and then they will take it really serious but with that there will be no turning back.

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  25. Well Well & Consequences July 23, 2016 at 5:26 PM #

    It’s a shame that they cannot see where this will all end…Piece.

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  26. LOL July 23, 2016 at 7:35 PM #

    Is Peter Harris beyond the reach of the law? If yes, why?

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  27. Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right July 23, 2016 at 8:54 PM #

    @ LOL

    Let me be your Huckleberry.

    I shall answer your question with a question.

    Was Born to Bark Man Beyond the Reach of the Law?

    If yes, then why?

    Did Peter at any time do what Bark Man did?

    So if Barkman can get a Get out of Jail Free Card, why cant Peter?

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  28. LOL July 23, 2016 at 9:13 PM #

    You have to take pity on a journalist like a Roy Morris here in Barbados.

    If you work as a cleaner, gardener, handy man or for that matter in many other areas, if you lose your job, there are theoretically many other options. As a result of having such options, you are less likely to want to prostitute yourself to your paymaster(s).

    Compare this to someone like a Roy Morris. If he were to lose his job at the NATION for a second time around, what are his options. Can he easily secure a similar job readily? In Barbados and possibly in the Caribbean his chances are pretty much ZERO.

    So unless Morris does not mind working as a gas station attendant st SOL or Rubis, he has no choice but to do what it takes to ensure that he is not given a green paper anytime soon. Even if this means, sleeping with the devil, kissing Peter Harris’ rear end or anything else which is needed in order to help him to maintain his current level of income and life style.

    I guess Roy will say, quis autem habet ut homo facere.

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  29. LOL July 23, 2016 at 9:35 PM #

    @ Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right July 23, 2016 at 8:54 PM

    We love in a very £µ©>:° up country.

    Hope that BU is around for a very long time to come. For there is a lot of unfinished work ahead.

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  30. LOL July 23, 2016 at 10:35 PM #

    Suggestion David: Consider setting up a anonymous email/ link for those who are HELL BENT on seeing that Peter Harris pays for his crimes. We can exchange info via that email/ link and even meet if we need to.

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  31. Well Well & Consequences July 24, 2016 at 6:36 AM #

    LOL……meeting should not be necessary. ..sharing information and sending documents that can be released to the blogmaster….IS VITAL.

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  32. Old Baje July 24, 2016 at 9:55 AM #

    @ LOL

    You sound good. But meeting? You tink people foolish?

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  33. Well Well & Consequences July 25, 2016 at 10:53 AM #

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/afghan-teen-accomplice-munich-mall-shooting-arrested-article-1.2725068

    Here is the best reason you should never meet with people you speak to online, most never use their own email address, I use 6 email accounts…none are mine.

    And with the likes of Harris, Bizzy, Maloney and the politicians tearing their hair out because all their dirty secrets have been spread worldwide, ya will meet them at your own risk.

    The blogmaster may want to consider putting up a notice to protect himself and his site, ya dont have to give info about routine chat, but a murder investigation is a whole nother animal..

    No one should meet with anyone they speak to online.

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