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Thursday, April 24, 2008

If You Have Nothing Good to Say Please Say Nothing

As promised I was going to write about the two men whom I referred to as opportunist, men whom I also referred to as men who are willing to sell their soul to the devil to attain the post of commissioner of Police in charged of the Bermuda Police Service, Men in the Person of Randolph Liverpool and Mike Jackman. But after considering what good will it serve to exposing these men weakness before the public, stripping them of whatever dignity they have left and God knows they did not have any to begin with.

Unfortunately these men have leave themselves vulnerable to people like myself who possessed an over active sense of curiosity that always seems to lead me to look into things I have no reason to get into. Well that is the nature of the man Allan Palmer.

My parents taught me that if I have nothing positive or good to say about a person say nothing. Although this piece of advise seems to cause impostor’s to indulged in there scams of trickery and deceived unsuspecting innocent people. They have also taught me not to say anything about a person in his absence that I will not say in his or her presence. Base on the counsel of my parents I will restrain my self from speaking of Mike Jackman’s lack of policing and managerial ability and I will not endeavor to speak of Randolph Liverpool’s uncanny and refined ability to undermine his bosses even in public places. (remember all of these are provable facts) I have learn a very long time ago never to rely on my memory but to rely on my trusty recorder to aid my memory in time of need.

I will use my next posting to address my candidate for commissioner of Police of the Bermuda Police Service. This is a man who has proven over and over that he is in love with his community. Not people like Liverpool and Jackman who takes and takes and takes from Bermuda and never give back, but one who finds time to give back to his community in so many ways. A man whom I think Bermuda Police Service needs to change the business as usual attitude that the institution is currently stocked in.
In Service to Humanity
Allan H. F Palmer

Monday, April 21, 2008

Allan's Family

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Competence v/s medocrity

Yet another young Bermudian have lost his life at the hands of one of his country men, once again another senseless murder have occurred, an unwanted event that send shock wave throughout the Island and send the citizen into a state of fear just like what happened in December and so many times before that. Yet again the Citizen of this normally tranquil island has justified reason for concern.

And once again the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) will embarked on one of its many stop and check operation and give it some fancy name such is operation take back the streets, or protect the community; literally turning Bermuda into a “Police State” all of which is just window dressing, this is just the BPS way of convincing the community and themselves that they are really making a difference, but in the process they only seek to inconvenience law abiding citizen who make a remarkable contribution to the development of this very economically stable community. Yes a few people will be arrested for some fifty dollars warrants, and they will suffer the indignity of being put into hand cuffs, placed into a police car, and taken to the nearest police station where they will be detained until that fine is paid.

I must say that these operations do not help in making Bermuda a safer place to be. It only makes the community who may have possible information which can or may help in their investigation even more reluctant to come forward and provide the necessary information. Tell me, how can the Bermuda Police Service justify setting a chap to snag an individual for a fifty dollar warrant while a murderer is out there on the loose. In other words these operations are only opportunity to get press coverage, thus giving the community the impression that the police are doing something to make the island safer. The Bermuda Police Service specializes in window dressing. I see the present Bermuda Police Service as a reactionary institution rather then a proactive institution.

Another quality I observed in the Bermuda Police Service is, although the service has a systematic method of promoting individuals, the people who put themselves up for promotion (by doing the police promotions examination) are the mediocre constables and other ranks who are looking for a way out of performing duties they do not feel/or is not competent doing. And so they look for quick upward mobility hoping to get away from the responsible of their present rank. In other words although the present promotion system is very unambiguous, it leaves to much room for the promotion of incompetence.

Take for example Sergeant of Police Gregory Grimes and Inspector of Police Hillary Beckles. These are the two most knowledgeable police officers in the BPS unfortunately these two men work at a standard that upset a lot of the higher ups. (they are not perfect don’t get me wrong) These are two men who perform their duties by the book, and in the process they ensure the community rights are safeguarded and the officers under their supervision develop a standard of professionalism that is synonymous with a good police officer. I must confess these two men are even more competent then most of the officers above their rank. Police officers from every department call these two men for advice and information as it regards to the law the application of law and court and police procedures.

Mr. Grime’s reluctance to seek upward mobility has placed him in a position where he is supervised by men and woman far less competent than he is; when a difficulty arises or when the shit hits the fan, these people can be seen locked inside Mr. Grime’s office seeking his advice, his opinion and his expertise.

The Bermuda Police Service is totally afraid of competence, innovative or independent thinkers; but most of all they are afraid of people who have a keen sense of their human rights and are willing to confront any issue of that nature and in the process maintain their dignity. Take for example Michael Hayles a Jamaican national, who have stood up on two occasion for his rights, once when he was asked to perform undignified duties (duties that the Bermuda Police Service have contracted a private/independent contractor to deal with) and the other where he file a report against a white police (inspector) officer who had allegedly use racial slurs and discriminated against him. For confronting these two issues Michael contract renewal is threaten. Yet the Bermuda Police Service is willing to renew the contract of less competent officers but not Michael Hayles. In this era of increase criminal activities, Bermuda wants only competent, independent, innovative Police Officers to enforce the law in this blessed country.

The management of the Bermuda Police Service must put away their personal petty feelings and do what is best for Bermuda. After all the exempt companies who invest millions of dollars in this island, the tourist who visits Bermuda and spends their hard earn money, who in turn expects to be safe, the local business community who invest in this country, also every citizen and resident deserved the best police officers working on this island that Bermuda can afford. Not mediocrity. The national security of a country and the protection of it’s’ citizens is not a game for small men with tiny mind and big egos; it is a job for intelligent mature adult that are able to make hard decisions even at the sacrifice of their personal preference and ego. After all we are speaking about matters of life and death for the whole community.

The post of commissioner will be made vacant soon, and there are a few ambitious men who are willing to do anything for that job, I know three of these men. I will take time out to give my opinion on two of them; these are the two who are willing to sell their souls to the devil for the post of Commissioner of Police of the Bermuda Police service. I will start with Superintendent Mike Jackman Then I will deal with Randolph Liverpool. then I will deal with My candidate will be a surprise and I will deal with him last. (all this is dependant on if there is no further development)

Thursday, April 10, 2008

What Is Superintendent Mike Jackman and his Bermuda Police Service is up to now

What Is Superintendent Mike Jackman and his Bermuda Police Service is up to now
It is no secret that the Bermuda Police Service was following me during the early part of my suspension. And it is no doubt that they are monitoring my phone (cell and domestic line) as well as my Internet communication. Yet this knowledge does not have any impact on my psychic. That is because I am a strong man and trivial occurrence no matter how significant Mike Jackman and all whom he encourages to join him in his dirty games (will soon learn their lesson) do to me.

Now let me get into the meat of this discourse.

On Tuesday 8th April 2008 I finally decided to take the Bermuda Police Service to court. So on Wednesday 9th April 2008, I contacted a lawyer, and I make an appointment to see the registrar or some legal professional in that office. All of the arrangement was done on my cell phone or my home phone (both of which is being monitored by the Bermuda Police Service). These unexpected moves on my behalf cause a panic in my exploiters that have too much to lose if their unprofessional behavior is made known.

I know Superintendent of Police Mike Jackman and his boys are up to something which may have something to do with the sudden disappearance of my Pass Ports, which will be the subject of my next discourse. I know the sight of me and my courage make these coward men tremble with fear and my persistence get them nervous.

I am wondering are you all planning to find another woman to entrap me, just like the young lady (whose name I will not mention here) you all set up to asked me for information from the Bermuda Police Service computer (which my honesty and professionalism could not and will not allow me to do) in hopes that you can cause my dismissal. Most people always think that everyone is unethical and dishonest as they are; hence the reason why they try to use their weakness to cause the other downfall.

Whatever your plans are, just be sure that the worst thing that can happen to me is you can conspire to have me incarcerated and I am not afraid of that. Don’t forget that I am from Bottom Town in St. Vincent and I grow up among the roughest and the toughest, the Caribbean has got to offer. (It is the popular opinion based on where I am from that I should be impression, but look at me) I have been doing bottle all of my life and I always rise like cream to the surface. Even when the odds are stock against me as they are now. I always seem to rise, you see when a man is in a position with his back against the wall and he has nothing to lose what he won’t do? That is something to think of.

Please remember that:

Ambition is not bending over backwards, to fulfill the dreams others have dreamt for you; it is having the courage to dream your own dreams and the will to pursue them, no matter what happens.

Ambition is not walking the clear safe path, just because it is the road that is convenient for the crowd; it is having the will to make a road, where the majority thinks it is impossible.

Ambition is not accepting destructive criticism, when it is aimed at discouraging one’s effort; it is being able to laugh at the critics and work hard to prove that they were wrong.

Ambition is not being afraid of failure.
It is realizing that failure is just another word, used to describe a person who was afraid to try and try and try to achieve the attainable.

Ambition is not giving up on your difficult goals, because success always seems to evade you; it is following your dreams, even if you think, they are unattainable; remember, miracles can still happen.
in service to humanity
Allan H.F. Palmer
Please note: the Article "Let Stats Speak to You" was and is once again posted in its original place