*U P D A T E* Barbados, Attend all Town Hall Meetings on Freedom Of Information – Only today we know what Time the meetings are? 7:00 pm for all!

The Government Info Portal Page of Barbados finally has set forth details on Freedom of Information – it is stored as a PDF file and there are relevant links throughout the item, now… this is still a ways before bi-cameral or all sides of parliament supporting Free Speech and revamping archaic libel laws that don’t even pertain to the current UK where they were originally based!

Read the document, discuss it with family and friends – MAKE YOUR INPUT KNOWN, it is supposed to be printed for all Post Offices to carry… There are also a number of Town Hall meetings which only reached print today, unlike when those Town Halls were held by BGIS for Cricket World Cup, those meetings were declared early and frequently!

This is what the document says regarding to objecting to loopholes and escape clauses

Responses to the Bill, whether electronic or hard copy, should be forwarded no later than Friday 31st October 2008 to either –

(i) freedomofinfobill@barbados.gov.bb


(ii) Permanent Secretary (Special Assignments)

Prime Minister?s Office

Government Headquarters

Bay Street

St. Michael


(iii) Fax Number: 228-8234

The following Town Hall Meetings are also being held in order to provide additional opportunities for persons to provide feedback and inputs – ALL SESSIONS AT 7:00 PM, see press for details.

Wednesday, 15th October 2008

Combermere School, Waterford, St. Michael

Wednesday, 22nd October 2008

The Alexandra School, Queen Street, St. Peter

Wednesday, 29th October 2008

The Deighton Griffith School, Kingsland, Christ Church

Wednesday, 5th November 2008

The Princess Margaret School, Six Roads, St. Philip

The proposed legislature has been out for two days, and it’s only NOW they list a time for the meetings! Please use all above contact methods as well as 426-2232 or bgis@sunbeach.net, press@barbados.gov.bb & radio@barbados.gov.bb to reconfirm when these Town Halls will occur! Barbadian Democracy can only thrive if WE keep it alive!

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