Barbados Free Press upholds Slave Labour Mentality – when both Blog & West Coast Restaurant are being “Persie’s”

Took a while, but there were more important matters to handle, now they’re out of the way let’s look at how Barbados Free Press (BFP) has really become p*ss-poor now Marcus/James is longer there to steer the blog…

"Scr*w the rich & famous. Most of them are a$$h*les anyway, with their sense of entitlement. Let them go somewhere else. This island would do a lot better of if we worried about the regular folk more and less about kissing the a$$ of the 1%."

Scr*w the rich & famous. Most of them are a$$h*les anyway, with their sense of entitlement. Let them go somewhere else. This island would do a lot better of if we worried about the regular folk more and less about kissing the a$$ of the 1%.” (IMAGE VIA – Mirror UK)

In one sense the anti-Muslim diatribe has been watered down, Allah’u Akhbar! But for all their talk to be against racism, they seem to uphold Plantation doctrines? Late last month they praised the Cliff restaurant for almost taking away a job from a waiter because he snapped a Selfie with Robert Van Persie of Manchester United?

BFP glibly chose to ignore that not one, but 2 staff members were affected by the draconian ruling, as was reported in South Africa;-

A fellow worker was also given the harsh punishment for snapping the picture of the footballer and his waiter…

A source said Forde worked at the restaurant for 4 years and saw plenty of stars, but couldn’t resist asking for the photo when he spotted his footballing hero.

What I have to wonder is are there any Union policies at this eatery? Even if there are guidelines for Celebrity interaction, is it first offence and away you go? Or is there a number of infractions before Suspension? Where is Barbados Workers Union in the midst of this chicanery? Is this ethical given the current job market? Or does Mr Forde sing for guests like the people in that BBC 2 programme I mentioned not long after I began this site, which BFP (under Marcus) then was equally outraged, or supposedly so…

Bare Fake People in their promotion of maintaining Plantation standards of yore, staed the following;- "...a big welcome back to Kyson Forde after his suspension. Hopefully he has done some thinking about his job. If not, there are a hundred others who will apply for his position..." In other words? Take the crumbs what Massa leaves ya, bwoy! I am so sorry to see how BFP has devolved...

Bare Fake People in their promotion of maintaining Plantation standards of yore, stated the following;- “…a big welcome back to Kyson Forde after his suspension. Hopefully he has done some thinking about his job. If not, there are a hundred others who will apply for his position…” I am so sorry to see how BFP has devolved… (IMAGE VIAMirror UK)

Did Persie complain directly to Mr Forde or did he go behind his back in in true Bajan style? If that is indeed so, then it would truly seem he was really living up to his patronym! Even people who read the BFP item were less than pleased with the way the Cliff handled the matter;-

  • As a regular visitor to the island, I just don’t see what the big deal is. Now, if Mr Forde had been suspended for piss poor service, which is a regular occurrence at most restaurants, then I would have some sympathy. But really, a big song and dance about a photograph. Get a life people.
  • The Cliff management went too far … I call it plantation syndrome… Clearly not a chill place to work when u could lose your job like that… The Cliff lost me as a customer that’s how I’m gonna deal with that…

A Non-Scientific poll held at The Mirror showed a whopping 89% of readers who chose to answer their survey, believed the restaurant – which has harboured known British characters like  JeremyCatch a ****** by the Toe Clarkson – was akin to using a bazooka to eradicate a fly for a minor offence which the restaurant itself admitted engendered no complaint; wherefore the punitive strike, ergo?

Manager Peter Harris … denied Van Persie complained at being asked for his picture.

Why did the Ministry of Labour not intervene? Or was there an incentive to remain aloof? It seems The Cliff may have Non-Unionised staff, which is dangerous in an economy like Barbados’ at the moment, when companies may use the harsh times to force staff to meekly accept what people in 1937 fought so vehemently against… Shame on The Cliff, and shame on Van Persie for not defending Mr Forde and shame on BFP for upholding plantation tenets they once railed against – isn’t it time for you to go and sing on the West Coast? At The Cliff perhaps?

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