Bds Music Awards: great concept but poor execution
The Barbados Music Awards is a way overdue idea, HOWEVER, the Arturo Tappin fiasco of giving then taking back a trophy has opened many worms out of the proverbial can… Having Owen Arthur as a patron should not shield a body from crap if it is feces they doing in public and trying to sell it as gold, eh?
Who were the judges? What criteria were involved in reaching a decision? Who were the accountants used to tabulate results? What methods were employed to ensure diplomacy, secrecy and validity of all final tallies?
I posed these questions when writing for the Advocate in 2006, this was when Paul Thorne got nominated twice in one category at debut and won, and shortly thereafter the column?s plug was yanked vigorously and without ceremony! I am sure Arturo Tappin agrees with me on this one… QUOTE: “Who were the accountants used to tabulate results? Why were envelopes just folded into flaps and not sealed like in other awards ceremonies?“
H?Mmmm? Olympus advertises heavily in Advocate and BMA which in turn is run by Ronnie Morris? ?writes for ? Limelight newsletter – I suppose there?s no connection, huh? Just paranoia? Oh, wait, isn?t a main sponsor of the