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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Here is The Beginning of Bermuda's Hypocrisy

Protocol is the code of conduct that one is expected to follow when representing an organized, institution, government, etc. in an official and or social capacity. For example, an individual who is on a government assignment is expected to behave in a certain manner when on the states business. Whatever activities that individual gets involved in, he or she must always have his country’s best interest at heart; and his/her action must always reflect loyalty to his country and patriotism.

In the same manner, when a minister of government, a minister of the gospel or any other person in an official capacity are ask to make a public appearance or to speak publicly; that individual must first make sure that the persons, group or organization who extends that invitation, that they, their policies, associations and actions are in harmony with those whom he was appointed or elected to represents. In most cases such officers cannot accept personal invitation because their presence will automatically reflect on the post they holds. He or she must ensure that whatever is said in such forum or environment stays within the perimeters of the policies of the government or the organization whom he represents.

In some cases when an individual is appointed to a particular position, that individual is expected at all time to be responsible to the post, the organization, the public and those whom he represents. Such expectations are based on the image of the organization and the sensitivity of the post; thus the life and verbal expression of one who falls in this category must at all time reflect the standard, policies and principles of the organization they represents. Such category of people and profession may include but not limited to members of the diplomatic core, certain corporation, politicians and other high profile public officers.

Now that I have explained what protocol is, I am going to address an issue that was on my mind for sometime now. On 26th February 2008 while addressing the Bermuda House of Parliament, government minister Derrick Burgess JP. MP said “Guess workers should not get involved in Bermuda’s politics and those who speak out against their companies policies should be expected to get dismissed.”
Can you believe that such words came from the lips of a seasoned trade unionist? In my opinion Derrick Burgess words sound like those of an insecure fool or those of a dictator.

I am of the impression that Minister Derrick Burgess is of the impression that when an individual take up a post in Bermuda, they no longer has the ability to form, hold or express an opinion base on the activities that engulfed them daily. Mr. Burgess were you saying that because an individual is working in Bermuda he should not make comments of his observation, or give his opinion around the water cooler about his observations etc? This surly do not seems as if they are coming from a mind of rationality but one that is warped from years of ethnic prejudice. Were you also suggesting that the companies in Bermuda all has perfect policies? And were you suggesting (being a trade unionist) that if a company's policy affects a foreigner working (not guess workers because Bermuda do not have guess workers, for that’s not how as host one treats their guess) in Bermuda he or she must grind his or her teeth and suffer under whatever unfair or discriminatory policies that exist. Have you been a trade unionist for all those years with such a deranged thinking and insensitivity to workers, their rights and their feelings?

Mr. Burgess you do not sound like a politician or a trade unionist, you sounds like a slave master/driver. However instead of segregated laws and a slave whip, you use discriminatory policies, and behavior such as the revocation of the work permit to keep foreign workers/your slaves in line. I often smile to myself whenever I hear of foreign workers who for one unlawful reason or the other had their work permit revoke out of petty spite.

These actions are a perfect reflection of the size of the minds of the people who uphold and encourage such discriminatory practices and policies. It also reflects the level of mental mature/security and self-esteem they possess. These are action of weak men and women. Unfortunate the petty bigotry that is so common among a large cross section of Bermudian are nurtured and encouraged by the politicians and facilitated by those who knows better and sit by in silence.

Examined the hypocrisy:

Now on 16th October 2008, Consular General of the USA, Gregory Slayton in delivering a speech at the gathering of the 22nd congress of re-insurance at the Hamilton Princess Hotel in Bermuda publicly declared that Bermuda was in a recession

This is before the USA government publicly declared (even after many consecutive quarters boss refused to make such a declaration as it related to the USA. of proof that the USA was in a recession) that the USA was in a recession. Slayton’s could not make such a public declaration about in his country about his country whilst holding such a position.

I noticed that Dr. Brown, neither Derrick Burgess nor any other Bermudian called for the USA government to recall the Consular General for getting involved in Bermuda’s political affairs in the same manner you all was for ever calling for the recall of John Vereka. Here we see that Slayton not only got involved in the political affairs of Bermuda but he being a high profile member of the diplomatic core made a public declaration which should have been made by the minister of finances or the primer. We all know how such declaration can affect an economy.

This lead me to ask the following questions Mr. Derrick Burgess who were you speaking to when you made those remakes in your portfolio of parliamentarian? Were there exception? And why did you and your government just sit back like cowards after such a gross disrespect that was displayed for you, your remarks and your government operations?

George Jackson, My Prayers are with You and Your Family

When I was informed of the tragedy (son Andrew Jackson is brain dead as a result of a single vehicle accident) that struck the household of one of my nemesis Commissioner of the Bermuda Police Service George Jackson, I reflected on the lies he told on me with the sole purpose to have me suspended from the Bermuda Police Service, the instruction he gave to have my phone tapped and room bugged, the man power he dedicated to have me followed every where I went, the instruction he gave to have the carpet in my room drenched with water (which make the room unfit to live in) and the ton of other wickedness he did to me, that eventually lead to me submitting my resignation which marked my premature exit from the Bermuda Police Service; I cringed.

Although this period of reflection was overwhelming; I felt nothing but pity for him and the way he treated and had me treated, while I was a police officer under his command. I also became overwhelming with sorrow and sympathy for the terrible occurrence and state that Andrew is now in; and for what George Jackson and his family must be going through at this time.

No one really know or understand why sad and tragic events such as the one that happened to young Andrew take place but we have got to have faith that it was not all for naught. There is nothing much that I can say to ease the pain and suffering of the family of this young man at this point; but I can remind George Jackson and his family that there is a God who controls the events on earth and nothing ever happens without his permission and there is always a bigger picture and purpose to his plans.

In time of misfortune we must take comfort in the fact that Jehovah has promised that he will never allow us to suffer more than we can bear, he also promised that he will never leave nor forsake you and your family in your time of great despair. We all have a tendency to refuse his help, his comfort his guidance and his love when tragedy hits us but Jesus will continue to pursue us.

Let me take this opportunity to reassure you and your family that you are in my prayers. It is my request that Jehovah will grant you and your family the wisdom to look to him in your time of need, also may the angels keep watch over Andrew as he relax in a state of unconsciousness; and may the wisdom of God be with you and your family while you work though this time of difficulty.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Who Are The Prey & Who Are The Predators

..................................An Artist impression of a predator

Between the months of December 2007 and January of the year 2008, while I was still actively policing the island of Bermuda, I stumbled upon a dangerous trend. This trend was so dangerous that it may be responsible for this years increase in vehicular accidents and some of the island youths losing their life in motor vehicle collisions on the roads of Bermuda. From my experience and based on the evidence, I concluded that a member or a group within the Bermuda Community was introducing a new illegal drug to the island or they had purchased some bad drugs from one of their illegal supplier; which was having an adverse effect on the users.

The discovery:

It was between 9:00 pm and 10:00 pm (my memory does not afford me the privilege of specifically remember which day of the week it was,) I was dispatched to the Junction of Front and Queen Street, Pembroke Parish to investigate a single vehicle accident. On my arrival to the location I saw a young man who was injured and a motorcycle at the scene; my inquiries revealed that the operator of the vehicle had left the scene; the pinion rider and the motorcycle were abandon by the rider of the cycle. Later the operator of the cycle was apprehended by two of my colleagues. These two young men were accompanied by a young lady who became concerned for the safety of her injured friend and called the police.

After the injured man refused medical care and he had regained his composure, I invited him to the Hamilton Police Station, an invitation which he accepted. This young man was appreciatively conveyed him to the Hamilton Police Station by the police. I also invited the young lady to the Hamilton Police Station for two reasons:

  1. She was a witness to an event that the police were investigating and so important evidential information can be obtained form her,
  2. She was very willing to cooperate with the police. When requested, the young lady offered a written statement.

While I was in the process of recording the young lady’s statement I was summoned into the office by my supervisor. While there I saw the pinion rider who was just moments ago very much composed, lying on the office floor, I was informed that he collapsed on the floor and fell into a deep sleep. I confirmed that the young man was indeed sleeping because of the loud consistent snoring sound that he made.

The young man was then removed from the sergeant’s office and put in a safe place where he enjoyed a supervised recovery from what appear to be a drug induced sleep.

I then returned to the young lady in order to complete the statement I was in the process of recording. While there and without any prior warning the young lady vomited on the floor, she requested to use the bathroom and was allowed to do so.

While I was awaiting the young lady’s return from the washroom my colleagues arrived at the Hamilton Police Station with the operator of the motorcycle which was involved it the accident. As the officer who was investigating this matter I listened as the arresting officers updated the custody Sergeant of the circumstances which led this young man’s apprehension. Without any prior indication of what followed, I saw the young man who appeared to be a little confused collapsed to the floor in the Sergeant’s office and also fell into a deep sleep. He was also place in a secure and supervised place where he was allowed to sleep off what also appeared to be an alcohol induced sleep.

After waiting for several minutes for the young lady to complete her bathroom activities, I concluded that she was spending an unusually long time in the washroom. I then requested that one of my female colleagues inquire as to the status of our female witness who had requested to use the police washroom. After rapping on the bathroom door and the use of voice to generate a reply/response fail to accomplish its desired effects, the female officer opened the washroom door; there she discovered the young lady fell asleep on the bathroom floor; she also noticed that she had also vomited all over the small room.

It is important to note that each of these youth that was involved in this incident appear to be sober and cohesive moments before they collapsed. It was the first time I have ever experienced or witnessed an individual progressed from what appear to be a state of sobriety to full intoxication in less than thirty seconds. So much so that they fell into what appear to be a deep alcohol/drug induced sleep.

This whole event aroused my suspicions and fears. My inquiries revealed that there were two similar and separate occurrences which were witnessed by other officers a month before. I immediately send out an email to all personnel informing them of my observation and request that anyone encountering any such occurrence must inform me of such. I also requested that the officer try to solicit from the victim information of his or her recent activities, which would include but not limited to, the use of drugs, alcohol, or any other intoxicant; the premises they attend and the activities they got involved in while there etc.

I wanted to see it such occurrences were reasons for concern, if it was I would have had information which would have affored me the ability to pick up any trends, that might have been associated with this dangerous occurrences. My first incline was someone was introducing a new drug into Bermuda and they were engaging in the soon to be very lucrative process of developing their clientele by unknowingly lacing food and drink with the addictive substance; hence the people who had ingested the substance (that induced their rapid unexplained intoxication) did so ignorant of the fact that they were being drugged.

If you have ever witnessed, heard of or know of anyone who was involved in any such or similar events please let me know about it?

The Christmas season is the perfect time of the year to unknowingly cause or develop and addiction in an individual. At Christmas, most of us are often in a festive or celebratory frame of mind and it is this mood that makes each person vulnerable to those that prey on the unsuspecting innocent people (especially the youths) in our community. You have got to once again become your brother’s keeper. The worst thing of all is the fact that the parasites are normally the respected or society’s elite; Isn’t it a shame.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Saving Christmas The soon to be a Movie

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Saving Christmas is a two story epic drama/adventure. Theme one is set in the mythical call Rain Ville: Rain Ville is the home of Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus and a wide variety of other mythical creatures. Santa and the other inhabitants of Rain Ville work all year to ensure the boys and girls in the real world have a happy and enjoyable Christmas by satisfying their Christmas wishes. But the vicious and dangerous Grimasaurus, which was supposed to be eternally confined in the eternal dungeon, became free. This new development poses a real threat to the safety of Santa Claus and his team.

Will Santa and his team be brave enough to venture beyond the protection of Rain Ville to deliver the toys to the millions of boy and Girls?Will the Grimasaurus have Santa and his team for his Christmas meal?Will Christmas be lost?Or will there be a hero?
Theme two:

The second story deals with a real possibility and is set in the USA. Amy Boyles is a six years old girl whose father was drafted into the Army and is away fighting in the war. Dave, Amy’s father, have never been away from his family for any significant period of time. It has been seven months since Dave left home for the war and Amy missed her father like crazy. Amy missed her dad so much that she found it hard to smile and her big beautiful infectious laugh was not heard in quite a while, she did not want to go out to play with her friends and she hardly ever eat her meals. This troubled her mother Christy who also misses Dave. Amy’s Christmas wish and task for Santa Clause this Christmas was a big one; Amy wanted Santa to bring her daddy home for Christmas. It seems like an impossible task, Will Santa be able to fulfill such a big wish? Will the Boyles family be reunited for Christmas? Will Santa Claus be able to grant such a big and difficult wish? Or will Amy be disappointed?

Author Allan H. F. Palmer hard at work in the New York Cold looking for sales for his book Saving Christmas which will soon be turn into a movie.

............. Christina and her mom posed with the Saving Christmas poster.

Christina a Floridian was the first person to purchase a copy of the book Saving Christmas displaied her authorgraphed copy as she posed with auther Allan H. F. Palmer
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Tuesday, December 09, 2008

The Legality of the Commissioner of Police Action

................Above: Mike Jackman, Rondalph Liverpool and George Jackson instrument of oppression
This Document was prepared by me and submitted to Chief Inspector Anthony Muchette the police officer prosecuting the case and Chief Inspector Boyce the Presiding officer over the proceedings

A Voire Dire challenging legality of the Main Charge in the first instance, all other charges that was derived from the investigation and this trial, COP V/S Allan Palmer.
It is alleged by the Commissioner of Police that he gave me an order not to publish the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) business on the blog Crushing Fools which can be access via the web address http://crushingfools.blogspot.com/ (which from here will be refer to as the blog.) The first question we must answer before we proceed any further is whether or not the content of the blog can be considered the business of the Bermuda Police Service.

Before we get to that stage we must first clarify and conclude on the following definitions, we must be clear on what is:

  • An opinion

  • A rumor

  • And what is or considered personal or institution’s business

  1. I will start by defining what an opinion is.

    An opinion is a conclusion (which may or may not be a statement of fact) drawn upon base on information obtained via the sensory organs. Examples of there are as follows.
    An opinion base on the sense of smell: While I was walking though a neighborhood I detected a strong aroma of cherry. Base on the aroma I conclude that the aroma was as a results of someone making cherry Jam. This conclusion that I came to base on the aroma I detected is an opinion. Now if efforts were made and my conclusion was verified, then my opinion is now a statement of fact. If it was proven that another source was responsible for the aroma, then my opinion still remains an opinion. It is also important to note that opinions are not set in stone; they can change when more information is received by the sensory receptors.

    • Opinion formulated base on the sense sight: We can also come to a conclusion based by observing a persons behavior, an action, or a phenomenon.

    • An opinion bases on the sense of hearing: We can formulate an opinion base on a story, a rumor or a declaration of another that we were privilege to have heard. I can go on but I believe that these examples will be sufficient for you to get a clear understanding.

      2. A rumor:
    A rumor is an unverified story that is being passed around as a fact. It is also important to note that an individual can formulate an opinion base on a rumor also. Personal and institutional Business: This is the official business of a person or an institution; this business can be confidential or otherwise. And such must be obtained by being in a position of trust. This can be from obtaining that information from the person or from a key person in that institution, or from being put in a place where one can access such information.

    It is important to understand that no one who was trusted with confidential or other information that can be considered the business of an individual or an institution do not have the rights to speak of such publicly, or to publish or to cause part or all of that information to be published. It is also important to note that to do the foregoing without the permission of the owner of the information may not be unlawful or illegal but it may be unethical.

    Having examined the foregoing definitions and having examined the content of the blog; you must conclude that the content of the blog cannot be considered the business of the BPS. All of the information that is posted on the blog is my business and my opinion. The said information is my business as it relates to the unfair or unjust treatment that I received at the hands of key personnel in the Bermuda Police Service.

    My experience is my business to speak about publicly, to publish or to cause to be published. It is unfortunate that the Bermuda Police Service have been administering treatment to me, that if make public can/will reflect negatively on the institution and its management. I can understand the effort of the BPS is making to keep such negative occurrence from the public’s attention, but at what cost.

    Now that I have bring to your attention a comprehensive level of clarity by explaining the facts as it relates to the category under which the post on the blog falls, I know that you can see the problem we are faced with as it relates to the lawfulness or the legality of the main charge from which all the other charges was derived. An understanding which I know the Commissioner of

    Police, his advisers and the investigators had all along. Yet they oppressively caused my stress and frustration by causing my suspension, ordering an investigation, charging me and now causing my illegal prosecution.

    I am forced to ask the following questions; was it the intention of the Commissioner of Police to prevent me from speaking of the Bermuda Police Service business or was it his intention to prevent me from discussing my business as it relates to my treatment in the Bermuda Police Service and my opinion publicly.

    I therefore submit to you that I have never contravened any lawful order the Commissioner of Police allegedly give to me in writing or the spoken words.

    Although I have already proved the illegality of the root charge, I will go a step further in my effort to clarify any question.

    First of all I am going to establish the following as it relates to the Commissioner of Police, as it relates to his responsibility of administrating the affairs of the Bermuda Police Service.

    • Does the Commissioner of Police possess ultimate/unlimited powers?

    • What are the limits of his powers as it relates to giving instruction?

    • Can the commissioner of Police give an unlawful instruction?

    • And if an unlawful instruction is given, does anyone under his supervision have the right to disobey any such order or instruction?
    According to the laws of Bermuda which includes the Bermuda Constitution, The Police Act 1974, and even the police disciplinary code (the Police Disciplinary Code is not law) has lay down perimeter of the powers of the Commissioner of Police. These laws are available to the public at the national library or via the Internet.

    Can the Commissioner of Police give an unlawful order?

    According to section 6 of the Police Act 1974 which states:

    Members of the Service to obey lawful orders.6 Every member of the Service shall obey all lawful orders of his superior officers and Justices of the Peace whether given verbally or in writing and shall obey and conform to all police regulations, orders and instructions made under this Act.
    We must bear in mind that this section did not state that members of the Service shall obey all orders. It clearly states that members of the service hall obey all lawful orders. This in it self tells you that it is not all orders that my come down from the Commissioner of Police may be lawful. And if you must obey all lawful order then you reserve the rights to disobey or refrain from complying with any unlawful order.

    Let us say for example (in an extreme case) the commissioner orders one of his men to shoot an unarmed man who was no threat to him (the Commissioner of Police) or any member of the community, but such order were given because of some grievance the commissioner may have with that individual; and let us say for example that officer shoot the individual who die as a result of a gun shot wound. The question we all are forced to answer is, who will be charged for the murder; the Commissioner of Police or the officer who is inferior in rank to the Commissioner of Police who aim/point the gun at the victim and squeeze the trigger which resulted in the death of the individual? It is obvious that the officer who took the action on behalf of the commissioner will be charged and convicted.

    This is so because the junior officer is only obligated to follow lawful order given to him by his seniors. The junior officer cannot even use duress as a defense. Although in the junior officer’s mind his respect for or fear of the Commissioner’s rank, his position, his authority and his confidence in the commissioner, may very well put the Junior officer under such mental stress that he felt he must comply with the unlawful instruction of the commission and thus the Commissioner of Police may have technically put that junior officer under duress, but under these circumstances duress cannot/will not be considered a legal or lawful defense.

    The order (s) from the commissioner do not have to be so outrageous, or one that can merit a murder conviction or a lengthy term of imprisonment, it may be a simple instruction that may not have any serious consequence, no junior officer is obligated to follow any unlawful instruction, it must be made clear that it is the personal choice of the junior officer if he so wishes to comply with such order. It must also be made absolutely clear and also be known that the junior officer will be solely responsible for such action and any consequence of such action if he knows that such order was unlawful.

    What will be unfortunate for that officer is the fact that the law is clear. Officers are to comply with the lawful orders of his seniors. No officer is obligated to comply with any unlawful instruction of his seniors.

    The Police Act 1974 made of mentioned to categories in this section it speak of “Superior officers” (Superior in this case refers to rank, not management or policing ability) and the “Justice of the Peace.” In this case Justice of the Peace refers to the honorary post that is given to outstanding, respected and reputable members of the community who has the legislated powers of a magistrate as well as the professional (trained lawyers) magistrates; all of whom the commissioner of police is obligated to take orders or instruction form.

    Base on the privileges the Bermuda Constitution give to me. And you notice I use the word privilege, that is because the rights as is outlined in the Bermuda constitution are conditional that it does not cause any serious unrest with in the state, (spreading a falsehood that cause mass panic in the community etc.) in other words in the interests of defense, public safety, public order, public morality or public health; and as long as one whilst in the exercise of his rights civil, constitutional rights, or human rights he does not impede the rights of others.

    Let us once again examine my rights as provided for me under the constitution of Bermuda, as it relates to my rights to form hold and express my opinion freely.

    Chapter 1 of schedule two of the order of the constitution of Bermuda, section 1, subsection, (b) and section 9 subsection 1 clearly states:

    Fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual1 Whereas every person in Bermuda is entitled to the fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual, that is to say, has the right, whatever his race, place of origin, political opinions, color, creed or sex, but subject to respect for the rights and freedoms of others and for the public interest, to each and all of the following, namely:
    (b) Freedom of conscience, of expression etc.
    Protection of freedom of expression
    9 (1) Except with his consent, no person shall be hindered in the enjoyment of his freedom of expression, and for the purposes of this section the said freedom includes freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart ideas and information without interference, and freedom from interference with his correspondence.

    This piece of the Supreme law is written in clear, simple understandable language that even the simplest of mind could grasp and understand its meaning and therefore needs no further explanation.

    We have examined the powers of the Commissioner of Police under the Police regulation now let us look at the powers of the Commissioner of Police under the Constitution of Bermuda the supreme law in the island of Bermuda: which is to administer the affairs of the Service according to the stipulations laid out in the Police Act 1974 which give him the power to make policies and rules which will see the efficient and effective running of the Service. But such policies and rules cannot supersede the Police Act or the Constitution of Bermuda. In other words the Commissioner of Police cannot grant to himself unlimited powers.

    The Duty of Public officer: According to the Bermuda Constitution as it relates to his/her freedom of expression also has its restrictions and lawful limitations. The lawful imposed restrictions on public officers is unlawful if the expression of the public officer can be deemed to be reasonable justifiable in a democratic society.

    If it was determined that a public officer is deemed to be acting in a manner that was not considered reasonable in a democratic society, then the officer must be informed in writing and asked to desist from the action (s). If not he or she must be left alone to excise his constitutional privilege without interference.

    I submit to you that my actions as it relates to the posting of my business and opinion on the blog, and as it relates to the advertisement on the rear of my car was not unlawful and did not violate any law whether criminal or common law, and neither did my action violate any ones right or imposed on any one civil liberty or freedom.

    Now I have brought sufficient evidence to prove that the order as it pertain to me as a policing operating and posting of information on the blog Crushing Fools of which I am the professed administrator was unlawful; even though the posting of some of the articles on the said blog may be different to the opinion of that of Commissioner of Police and a few of his senior officers. The order which he gave was indeed unlawful as the main intent was to censorship. And therefore was an imposition of my under mentioned and protected rights and I have no obligation to comply with any such order.

    This brings me to a very important section of the constitution, as outlined in Chapter 1 section 3 subsection (1) which deals with the protection from inhuman treatment which states:

    Protection from inhuman treatment3 (1) No person shall be subjected to torture or to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
    This is what is presently happening to me, I was forced to work under and in a very hostile environment and because I refused to comply with unlawful instructions I am punished, (suspended) and have unlawful prosecution be brought against me.

    Even the police Disciplinary Code 1975 section 2 subsection (b) (c) (d) and (f) speak of oppressive conduct.

    (b) An officer may be guilty of oppressive conduct: if a police officer is guilty of oppressive or tyrannical conduct towards an inferior in rank or

    (d) If willfully or negligently make a false complaint or statement against any other officer.
    I have a case of oppressive conduct against several member of the Bermuda Police Service that used their position and authority to aid in my unlawful suspension.

    Allan H. F. Palmer

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Why Do You Want To Take Away My Voice

On Thursday 4th December, 2008, while I was in the process of catching up on the news via the internet, I logged onto Caribbean Net News, while reading the letters that are published there, my attention was drawn to a feature I have never paid much attention to before. I became fascinated with a feature that keeps a record of how many times a particular letter was read or the number of hits particular letters received.

As you would imagined there was a sudden arousal of my curiosity; so I started an investigation/research; as I read the letter on the site I made a written record of the amount of hits each letter received. Then I began to look at what I considered the big topics, the names of important people and good writers that are published in this section of this online journal; I also made a record of the number of hits these topics and writers received.

After I was satisfied I then turn the spotlight on my writings. I must admit that I was disappointed when I saw the total number of hits my earlier writings received, but as I make my way to my later writings I discovered that the amount of hits my writing received began to grow. This show that I have began to attract an online following. I discovered that my Caribbean Net News followers began to grow in the same way my “Crushing Fools” blog followers grew.

I discovered that my article which was captioned “Proud of My New Found Status” received: 403 hits, “The Revenge of Ralph Gonsalves received 510 hits, Serial Rapist in S.V.G received 409 hits, and my last letter which was titled “What is Justice," received 774 hits. I discovered even articles written about issues in Bermuda received hundreds of hits. I must confess that of all the letters I have reviewed, no other letter received as much hits as the article “What is Justice?” As far as my research have revealed the letter “What is Justice?” Have the all time highest number of hits for any letter published by the Caribbean Net News

From the feed back I received from members of the newspaper reading Vincentian community (native of St. Vincent and the Grenadines), I know there is a large cross section of that island residence who reads and look forward to reading my articles when they are published in the St. Vincent and the Grenadines news papers.

In the early days Nora Peacock the then editor (deceased) of the Vincentian Newspaper always gave me a voice by publishing my writings which included poems. Then Norma Keizer the then managing editor of the Searchlight News Paper did not only ensure that I had a voice by publishing my writings; she encouraged me to writing.

The News Newspaper was always selective in which of my articles they published.

I discovered that after I began my campaign to ensure that the female police officer and the young Vincentian/Canadian lawyer who brought charges of rape and sexual assault against the Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Ralph E. Gonsalve was given due process and after several articles addressing this topic, the news papers in St. Vincent refused to publish my articles. It was at this point that I turned to the Caribbean Net news. The Caribbean Net news saw it fit to provide me with a platform from which to trumpet my campaign for justice on behalf of these two alleged female victims, this was enforced by Edwardo Lynch host of New Times interactive radio program.
Mr. Lynch often take timeout to read my publish writings on his radio program; and in some cases Junior Bacchus and Mathew Thomas also aided in amplifying my voice on their interactive radio program. I can remember to my surprise, listening to Junior and Matthew’s program via the internet and the sense of pride I felt as these men made one of my article “The Psychological Effects of Rape” the focal point of discussion of their show. Both interactive radio program are facilitated by Nice Radio, which is own and managed by Douglas De Freitas a true patriot.

But lately a strange and unfortunate phenomenon occurred; as of late I noticed that my letters have not been reaching the pages of the Caribbean Net News; in the same manner they are not reaching the pages of the News Paper in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Now if my writings are responsible for attracting readers to a journal whether online of print, why would these Journals suddenly refused to publish them; bearing in mind that evidence show that the readers follows my writing. Common sense is not common. With the rate of law suits that is being banged about the place and the amount of threats that are issued to the citizenry of St. Vincent and the Diaspora about being sued if one speaks the truth. With this in mind I have conclude that someone threaten to sue the Caribbean Net News, and the News Paper in St. Vincent if they continue to publish my letter/articles; hence their reluctance to publish my articles/letters. To the Caribbean Net News and the other papers please do not print a set the record straight article, (in the same manner the Bermuda Police Service had a set the record straight press release) no one will believe you, for the record is already straight. We know what you will be told or expected to say to hide what is already known.

There is one thing I know the price of justice is very high. Many people have given their lives for justice, honesty and fair play. Giving their life was a sacrifice they were willing to make. Many have lose acquired wealth for just causes but they keep the riches no one could takeaway from them; the riches of a strong character, their integrity, ethics, and high moral standards. It is true that these rich virtues cannot full an empty stomach, cloth a bear body or provide shelter from the elements but the give you something that the fat bang belly cats doesn’t have, which is: a peace of mind.

To Douglas De Freitas, Edwardo Lynch and Nice Radio please be reminded that God is still in control of this world. some people says that he has a strange sense of humor, but one thing he have promise as was declared by the King David when he said: “I was young but now I am old yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken nor his seeds begging bread.”

It Do Not Hurt To Be Polite

...........................My Friends William (Sam) Yvonne Cathlyn (Lyn)
While on the Island of St. Croix visiting friends, I developed a morning ritual, which gives me the opportunity to reflect on the previous day’s activities, review my plans, my goals, while I contemplate on the direction in which my life is currently going and what is needed to do to accomplish my goals.

...................................The Hotel on the Cay

Each day I went to the docks opposite the Hotel on the Cay. There I will enjoy the beautiful scenes that unfold before me; scenes such as the boats floating by, the birds as they get their morning meals, the changing patterns of the tides and the human activities of people going about their business. This was not only relaxing it was very enjoyable.

I can remember the very first morning I went to that dock in the little town of Christiansted. The boat man or the fairy operator (a native of St. Croix) made his way from Island on the Cay and came to where I was sitting and as his custom is, he asked me if I am going over to the island. As the fairy operator he was expected to take the hotel staff as well as guess to and from the little island on which the Hotel was built. This island is about fifty meters from the town of Christiansted.

I politely informed the him I will not be using his service today. He proceeded to take the few passengers who had assembled on the dock to the luxury island. Each day from Monday to Friday I will religiously travel to that very spot. At times the boat operator and I will exchange a glimpse, a nod of the head a passing mumble but rarely did we exchanged a word.

It was Wednesday 26th November 2008, the day before thanksgiving; I went to the dock as was usual, while there, I noticed the same fairy operator performing what was his expected duties, however today he had very unattractive bulky looking vessel.

When the boat operator docked, I bid him good morning then I inquired about the where bouts of the regular vessel. He ignored my greeting as well as the question I asked; as a matter of fact he refused to turn around and acknowledged my presence. I repeated the question, thinking that he did not hear what I said, but this time I did it in a louder tone of voice; once again I did not get a reply or an acknowledgement from the man who was busy doing nothing. A few passengers came and he went about his assignment as normal.

.........The Vessel that is used to take hotel workers and Guess to the island

On his return to the dock where I was still sitting, I repeated the question again, not being as smart as other people are, it was only then I realized that the fairy operator was ignoring me. I just smile at his strange and impolite behavior; as he continued to fiddle with some rope that was attached to the boat.

I do not know what caused my attention return to the ferry and the ferry operator, but when I looked in that direction I noticed the strangest occurrence. I noticed the bow of the boat has swung way from the dock; the fairy operator was dangling from the rail which is affixed to the bow of the boat and both of his feet, up to his knees in the water.

I quickly rushed over to where my impolite friend was experiencing his distress; I momentarily glanced into his eyes which revealed absolute fear, could it be that the fairy operator was unable to swim? The fear in his eyes alerted me of the seriousness of the matter that confronted me. The ferry operator needed my help yet he could not bring himself to ask for it.

I maneuvered myself as to take hold of the helpless ferry operator by securing my hands under his arm pit, even before I have securely griped him he let lose his grip of the boat and I was left to carry the weight of a man that was no less than two hundred and forty (250 lbs) pounds. I tried my very best, utilizing all of the force I could have generated in an effort to hoist the ferry operator onto the dock; but unfortunately not even the adrenaline that such events cause to be excreted into the blood of one in a similar situation did not provided me with the required strength that was necessary to pull this man to safety. With the belief that he was unable to swim, I know I could not allow him to fall into the water. Such would have immediately change the situation, transforming it from a simple slip into a fatality; which may have resulted in the lost of a husband, a father, a brother and a friend to God knows how many people. So I held onto my friend for quite a while, until a Caucasian man who was standing some distance away came to my aid.

Together we tried to get the boat operator back onto the dock but even with the added help this was a difficult task. Then I heard my help start counting, immediately and without any further discussion we both pulled on three. With the coordinated force of my helper and I, we managed to get the fairy operator back onto the docks.

When he was safely on the dock I went back to my seat and resume what I was doing before I went to the ferry operator’s aid. While there; I noticed the man who had just been rescued still sitting in the place and position we left him. For about ten minutes he sat there in silence, not looking left or right but he sat in what appear to be a contemplative mood. Then without any warning, he looked in my direction and said “thank you Sir thanks very much.”

The ferry operator left the docks with a new set of passengers and later returned carrying more passengers from the island. Once again he looked in my direction and said thank you once again.