Barbadian Attorney General Bullies Local Media, but cannot bear scrutiny: CDEMA looks at why they failed to warn St Vincent in Xmas last year

It continues to irk me how any Government will order one thing and expect an ease for itself, like when Barack Obama hails Nelson Mandela as a fighter for freedom yet when Edward Snowden discovers the USA government agencies were coercing mobile agencies to open their records this is considered a breach of national security and the same Barack Obama wants to be sure if he’s correct in looking at Snowden was treasonous?

Didn’t the P.W. Botha regime consider Nelson Mandela’s anti-apartheid’s views as treasonous and he was deemed a terrorist and this made life difficult for the late leader when he wished to head Stateside as the USA have laws regarding felons or terrorists setting foot on their soil? Why is one dog licked and the other kicked? We hope POTUS is not being as racial as Jeremy Clarkson appears to be?

This was recent yet over and away, does it happen on our shores? Please! Duh, here’s the latest incident which elapsed under my own nostrils… That is, it stank, which is how bad it was! The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) just held their 5th Meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) of CDEMA which in the main was captivated by the fact how most of the region was caught with its collective pants down when the trough system on Christmas Eve last year nearly decimated Dominica, St Lucia and St Vincent.

There to speak was Ye Olde Adriel Brathwaite, you know how he foams at the mouth LOVES when I am present to ask questions he prays the other media will never have the balls to do keep him accountable by posing some pain in the @$$ thoughtful queries which exercise his (sic) intellectual capacity? Like in October at UWI when I tried to learn why was Darwin Dottin replaced as Police Commissioner? Anyhow, listen to this audio clip where he tells the media how to write a story and is actually dictating what should be done while composing {LAPTOP OR DESKTOP USERS PLEASE CLICK FOLLOWING ICON, BUT SMARTPHONE & TABLET USERS PLEASE CLICK ON ADRIEL‘S NAME INSTEAD}

Brathwaite pleaded for extra vigilance when one looks not too far in the region’s history for catastrophes both weather and tectonic, but after the voice clip I will explain the insult to injury {LAPTOP OR DESKTOP USERS PLEASE CLICK FOLLOWING ICON, BUT SMARTPHONE & TABLET USERS PLEASE CLICK ON ADRIEL‘S NAME INSTEAD}

Now when the Attorney General concluded his address, he used rushing off for meeting with Cabinet as an excuse why he could not answer questions from me… Yet he stayed on for five more minutes to pose for pictures with delegates? That is rude, and the stinking coward owes me an Apology!

This CDEMA gathering left much to be desired, if the NGO truly knew its history - then it is no shock to learn how Barbados has twice faced systems in December 1822 and in December 1831... Actually, I have known since my CBC days if a hurricane is in the region, your best bet is to follow the Miami stations as they have been tracking such systems with better equipment and less conservatism.

This CDEMA gathering left much to be desired, if the NGO truly knew its history – then it is no shock to learn how Barbados has twice faced systems in December 1822 and in December 1831… Actually, I have known since my CBC days if a hurricane is in the region, your best bet is to follow the Miami stations as they have been tracking such systems with better equipment and less conservatism.

Nevertheless, CDEMA’s director, Ronald Jackson, sees a need for not just Met Offices but District Emergency Units to be aware of Social Media and use it carefully but wisely to make faster judgment calls – this is known as Risk Communications {LAPTOP OR DESKTOP USERS PLEASE CLICK FOLLOWING ICON, BUT SMARTPHONE & TABLET USERS PLEASE CLICK ON Mr Jackson‘s NAME INSTEAD}

However, Mr Jackson feels the real area where the Caribbean needs to pay attention is when the earth’s tectonic plates are misaligned {LAPTOP OR DESKTOP USERS PLEASE CLICK FOLLOWING ICON, BUT SMARTPHONE & TABLET USERS PLEASE CLICK ON Mr Jackson‘s NAME INSTEAD}

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  1. Good work Ian.

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