BIM Sidelined Once Again by the Nation Newspaper and Demands Apology

Submitted by Candidate for St. Michael West, Neil a. Holder, POLITICAL LEADER, Barbados Integrity Movement (BIM)

Neil Holder, Leader of the BIM

Reference is drawn to an article of April 1st, 2018 at pages 22A & 23A written by Mr. Barry Alleyne.

Our concerns are the fact that the representative of the Barbados Integrity Movement (BIM) and Candidate Neil Holder has been omitted from any mention in the stated article.

Furthermore, while it is widely known within the constituency that the Candidate Neil Holder which represents BIM is ever present, he is also the political leader of the party!

We find this purposeful omission to be of a political nature and therefore does not hold fast to professional and objective journalism expected in 2018.

Of further concern is the fact that the constituency of St. Michael West starts at Hindsbury Road and proceeds onto Roebuck Street, Country Road, Passage Road, Westbury Road, President kennedy Drive, Spring Garden, Deacons Road, Goodland Main Road, Bridge Gap, Black Rock, Eagle Hall, Bank Hall Main Road, Sobers Junction onto Hindsbury once more. This means that the sample of the constituency taken by the said journalist Mr, Barry Alleyne has been confined to less than 1/4 of the constituency.

In this regard, it appears very inconsistent with what may be deemed as best practices for adequate and objective journalism for future election coverage. Much is left to be considered!!!

The fact remains that earlier this year the Nation Newspaper also carried an article which referred to the Political Parties that will contest the 2018 General Election where the same Journalist again omitted to mention the Barbados Integrity Movement. However in that article, the said journalist made reference to the Candidate for St. Peter as the representative of the New Barbados Kingdom Alliance (NBKA) even after a public announcement that Apostle. Lynroy Scantlebury had merged the NBKA with the BIM to be recognised as the BIM for all future intents and purposes!

We find this behaviour to be grossly erroneous and disingenuous by nature and therefore devoid of INTEGRITY!

We are therefore demanding a public apology from the Nation Newspaper in this regard.

Barbados Integrity Movement (BIM) Criticizes Barbados Labour Party Opposition Over Its Handling of the BNTCL SOLTransaction

The Barbados Integrity Movement (BIM) has issued a highly critical statement about the lack of action by the Barbados Labour Party over its handling of the BNTCL issue.

On January 4th, 2017 it was announced that the DLP administration had signed a sale agreement on January 3rd, 2017 and would be selling our national asset and family pearl the Barbados National Terminal Company Limited(BNTCL) to the Simpson Oil Limited Group through its St. Lucia based company the Barbados National Terminal Company (St. Lucia) Limited.

The Leader of the Opposition Ms. Mia Mottley QC, MP hurriedly carried a press conference at the office of the Opposition with both Mr. Kerry Simmons MP and herself to address the danger of this potential sale.

Neil Holder took the decision as the leader of the Barbados Integrity Movement (BIM) to first call in on Brass Tacks the Sunday morning following the announcement by the DLP administration regarding the proposed sale to express nationally that BIM will do all in its power to halt the sale since it would potentially hurt All Barbadians.

A BIM press conference would ensue during the following week to alert all Barbadians that BIM would be launching a Petition to have the general public engaged to help us to halt the sale of the BNTCL. A campaign ensued where BIM vigorously questioned the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) as to the process and procedures surrounding the sale.

It was at this point that BIM came to the realisation and the FTC conceded that the documentation provided for the public scrutiny was indeed prepared by the SOL Group and Not the FTC as mandated!

The outcome of the sale is now known to all of us!

However, our concern is the fact that this process has had no support from the Leader of the BLP Opposition Ms. Mia Motley to stand in solidarity to work alongside another entity seeking to save the nation of Barbados from what could have been potentially another unsavory transaction where the DLP administration would have uncaringly thrown the country to the wolves!

For what ever reason the leader of the Opposition Ms. Mia Mottley remained silent throughout what would be almost a year! Our question is, the BLP led by Ms. Mia Mottley is now before the country seeking a mandate to become the next government; why was there no opposition or participation in any tangible way to stop the sale of the BNTCL?

Why was Ms. Mia Mottley silent on this and many issues which would have required her vigorous intervention?

Was it because there was no publicity in staging a march of any sort so as to highlight the BLP team all in red?

The Opposition leader Ms. Mia Mottley has dropped the ball on this potentially detrimental national issue for reasons that may be best known only to herself!

For this reason, we say to Barbadians that neither the BLP nor the DLP administration can be considered for election to office during the upcoming constitutionally due general elections to be held later this year. They have both failed us as a country!

As such, BIM is once again calling on the leader of the opposition BLP Ms. Mia Mottley to join the leader of the BIM Mr. Neil Holder in a National debate to tell the people of Barbados what our plans will be to take Barbados forward!
It’s time for Real CHANGE Not Exchange!

 

Warm regards
………………………………………….
Neil A. Holder
CHAIRMAN AND POLITICAL LEADER

 

 

Barbados Integrity Movement Promises to Shut the Country Down IF…!

Neil Holder, leader of the BIM

Neil Holder of Barbados Integrity Movement (BIM) promises to call for a national shutdown if the Freundel Stuart government attempts to circumvent the decision of the Fair Trading Commission’s concerning the sale of the BNTCL.

Neil Holder of Barbados Integrity Movement Challenge to Mia Mottley of the Barbados Labour Party to a National Debate Remains Unanswered


Neil Holder the leader of the Barbados Integrity Movement (BIM) has issued the bold challenge to Mia Mottley for a National Debate. Here is an opportunity for Mia to grab the public spotlight? Is it a case of she having too much to lose and Holder all to gain?

Barbados Integrity Movement Open Letter to the Fair Trading Commission -Proposed BNTCL Sale to SOL GROUP

Submitted by the Barbados Integrity Movement (BIM)