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)!

"Can it be that it was all so simple then/ Or has time rewritten every line/ If we had the chance to do it all again, tell me, would we, could we?" Not so long ago, it seemed as though hatchets were buried... Perhaps a better question is where? In the back?

Can it be that it was all so simple then/
Or has time rewritten every line/
If we had the chance to do it all again, tell me, would we, could we?
” Not so long ago, it seemed as though hatchets were buried… Perhaps a better question is where? In the back?

Eventually, it seemed that both Nation Editor Roy Morris and CBB Governor Dr DeLisle Worrell had done the proverbial “kiss & make up” without the real deal of the European do on each (upper) cheek…

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! :D

(CLICK FOR BIGGER) Please do not take my word for it folks, embedded in this story is a trusty Screenshot, nothing like a visual to prove I am not an early Alzheimer's victim, eh?

(CLICK FOR BIGGER) Please do not take my word for it folks, embedded here is a trusty Screenshot, nothing like a visual to prove I am not an early Alzheimer’s victim, eh?

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?

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