No News Conference for Barbados’ Economic Performance for 2nd Quarter of 2014? Why on Earth not? Heavens to Betsy!
You will recall there was a recent tussle betwixt the Nation Publishing and the Central Bank of Barbados, where it seemed headed for a form of selective censorship when the Nation appeared too eager in relaying some unflattering news on the CBB (Why no, really, unflattering news? I thought all media
were PR flunkies gave nothing but descriptions where subjects appeared to sh*t ice cream and sweat Drakkar Noir or Arpege depending on their gender?), the immediate response appeared to be treating Roy and his Fontabelle cohorts as Persona Non Grata (which I may well find myself joining after this article, LMAO)!
Shortly thereafter? A veritable firestorm has erupted over the Municipal Solid Waste Tax which has jacked many landholders’ values beyond what was originally budgeted for… Even Donville Inniss has caved in and suggested the lien be revised before any further repercussions emerge.
Just got an eMail yesterday, it declared there will be a print announcement of a Review on 2014′s 2nd Quarter BUT??? NO Press Conference!!! No reason was given either…
I tried via BBM to reach a reliable source at the facility but to no avail, and when I hit “Reply” on the original missive I received? I am yet to get a response, I wonder why, LOL!
So why was the usual media quorum scrapped then? Can it be there’s no gathering of media on the 10th floor of the Tom Adams Financial Centre to preclude the Nation attending as a desperate vengeful act? Or, is it to avoid that allegorical sh*t hitting Ye Olde fan over the Municipal Solid Waste tax, which may yet gain a class action suit against the Freundel Stuart regime?
I don’t know why Dr Worrell took such a strenuous method to avoid an expected repercussion, in fact, if he asked reporters nicely and really sought the truth – he may be shocked to discover how most of them never expected him to give a straightforward answer on the Nation ban nor the “Sh*te Tax” and this is what they usually have grown accustomed to, so much so some of the press can’t be bothered to make a subsequent appearance! Ah, well, at least the media can go and hunt some real stories for a change instead, eh?