DLP dishes verbal onslaught on the media

Local media houses again came under fire from the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) as the 62-year-old political organization held its third FACTS conference at the Belfield Community Centre in Black Rock last evening.

Two of the three main speakers delivered a verbal onslaught on the media – an issue that attracted the loudest and most sustained applause from the party faithful.

At least one male supporter was heard heckling a journalist, but Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development Donville Inniss, who started the verbal attacks, quickly rebuked the supporter before continuing his own tirade.

“You are not doing your country that you born in any favours at all. I don’t care if you don’t like Donville Inniss, I don’t care if you don’t like Freundel Stuart, I don’t care if you don’t like the Democratic Labour Party . . . I say to you as journalists, you have a duty to act more responsibly,” Inniss said while trying to shout above the boisterous cheers from supporters.

“What happens in Barbados . . . is that you got individuals who write articles for media houses in Barbados [who] do not check the facts,” he added.

DLP supporters at last evening’s FACTS Conference

He lambasted reporters for “regurgitating what other people are saying and run wid it” without verifying the authenticity of the sources.

While declaring that he did not care if people thought he was fat or ugly, the outspoken Cabinet minister warned: “But leh me tell wunna something, you all are Barbadians and your country must come first and foremost . . .”

“You got individual organizations who the media in Barbados never check their credentials, but yuh know, once it comes out of the United States of America, yuh believe it is gospel,” he added.

Inniss complained that media houses then get “a few individuals who really don’t give a darn” about Barbados or the Government, who believe the best thing they could achieve is to see the back of the DLP, giving, ‘I told you so’ reactions.

The Government minister further complained that anything that was negative about Barbados coming from overseas was “plastered all over the front page”, while the positive news was relegated next to the court pages or obituaries.  He claimed that factual stories from reputable agencies did not make the front pages of local newspapers.

Stinging comments on the media also flowed from the lips of Parliamentary Representative for St Michael West Central James Paul while Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy was more concerned about “the misinformation” being spread by the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP).

St Michael West Central MP James Paul

When he took to the podium, Paul said he agreed with Inniss’ comments about the local media.

“We lack the Press of the past. Gladstone Holder, a true Barbadian statesman in this country, he was no friend or foe to any party, but he had a philosophy which he did not allow any particular political party to undermine or compromise . . . he had a philosophy . . . it was not based on ‘he say, or they say’,” said Paul.

He contended that no Prime Minister could call him in any office and cause him to compromise his philosophy, which was focused on research.

“What we have today is our Facebook freaks,” who were only confusing the minds of the people, Paul added.

Sealy, while not specifically taking on the media, directed his condemnation at the Opposition for spreading “misinformation and fake news” to the public.

63 Responses to DLP dishes verbal onslaught on the media

  1. Anthony Small
    Anthony Small May 1, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Black Donald trump

    • Jennifer May 1, 2017 at 11:32 am

      “Research” But who’s. None of you people did any of it, you lot even hate to read. Just follow like dumb sheep and regurgitate and continue chewing and swallowing like cows. Bunch of morons you lot. Too edicated. Good going media. Follow the leader.

      • Jennifer May 1, 2017 at 12:09 pm

        Land turtles, land crabs and shrimp. Although they are all delicacies for OTHERS to chew/feast on we all know what they are good for eating!!!!!!!! He must be talking from his toilet.

  2. Lynda Bonnett
    Lynda Bonnett May 1, 2017 at 9:50 am

    There we go again… These idiots who can’t think for themselves,and always are influence by America and the jackass trump!!!!! Whenever you speak or write,you are deemed ” the enemy” stuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuupes

  3. Anne Ince
    Anne Ince May 1, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Go away…….stfu…..

  4. Peter May 1, 2017 at 9:53 am

    It is a FACT and it is TRUTH WELL TOLD! Good work media.

  5. Tessa Trotman
    Tessa Trotman May 1, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Media dont really slaughter wanna proper when wanna cry wanna should get star treatment .. every way wanna step a camera in wanna face. Hollywood style

  6. Kelly Scantlebury
    Kelly Scantlebury May 1, 2017 at 9:59 am

    Stupess, you donville that like running to the same media all the time. Smh

  7. Alwin Ellis
    Alwin Ellis May 1, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Donald Inniss

  8. Kaiser Sose
    Kaiser Sose May 1, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Now poo poo about that.

  9. Sean Chandler
    Sean Chandler May 1, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Desperation really taking hold now

  10. Macmood Tata
    Macmood Tata May 1, 2017 at 10:04 am


  11. Ras Unjay
    Ras Unjay May 1, 2017 at 10:12 am


  12. Samantha Sealy
    Samantha Sealy May 1, 2017 at 10:15 am

    These are the words coming out of the mouths of parliamentary representatives? Seriously? Sounds like couple people down in the market gossiping….well, well….

  13. Peggy Stoute Morin
    Peggy Stoute Morin May 1, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Fools And Cowards Totally Suck! There are your FACTS.

  14. Sheldine Dyall
    Sheldine Dyall May 1, 2017 at 10:17 am

    The only facts the DLP have to prove is how they have the citizens of BIM suffering. High Taxation, High Cost Living.

  15. Michelle Griffith
    Michelle Griffith May 1, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Donville Inniss reminds me of Donald Trump,when he can run to the media for his photo ops and press releases it all fine and dandy and we all know he always in the press,but when it is not going in his favor he lambaste the press,he ain’t no different to who he criticizing because he is always in the press crying down his own party.
    Donald Trump in the making.

    • Dennis Connell
      Dennis Connell May 1, 2017 at 12:35 pm

      Wait he aint had nuh brek off wheel lately? The Press was good when they reported on his damaged wheel..but that was an alternative fact i think

  16. Poster Man
    Poster Man May 1, 2017 at 10:18 am


  17. Sheldine Dyall
    Sheldine Dyall May 1, 2017 at 10:19 am

    CBC, Q100.7. Belong to the government

  18. Alex Alleyne May 1, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Other one even gone on the band wagon with this “MISINFORMATION AND FAKE NEWS”.
    Wha next, stay tuned cos someone might say something brilliant .

  19. Peggy Stoute Morin
    Peggy Stoute Morin May 1, 2017 at 10:27 am

    I had a bit of respect for him. The minute he uses Trump’s playbook I rethink it.

  20. Lilian Lloyd
    Lilian Lloyd May 1, 2017 at 10:28 am


  21. Peggy Stoute Morin
    Peggy Stoute Morin May 1, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Fools And Conmen Talking Shite. More FACTS!

  22. Peggy Stoute Morin
    Peggy Stoute Morin May 1, 2017 at 10:42 am

    For A Clue They Search. FACTS.

  23. Bajan May 1, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Who was it that stood up in Parliament and told the world that blood will flow on the streets of Barbados next election?

    Who stood up in Parliament and told the world that threatening signs are being posted on their property and they have no choice but to defend themselves and their family?

    Who stood up in Parliament, being televised worldwide, and tried to incite the country against a 13yr old Barbadian Muslim boy who spoke at a mass rally?

    Who stood in Parliament and insulted that same 13 yr old Muslim boy and all Barbadian children by saying they should be picking up bottles instead of participating in social/political conversations?

    Who stood up in Parliament and condemned, with heavy insults, women who have no children as being a waste to the nation?

    The facts are that in one Parliamentary sitting, which was televised internationally, the Government painted Barbados as a country of fear, hate, and a place where political violence and intolerance is rampant.

    More recent the same government is branding citizens, who challenge them in the law courts, as Enemies of The State.

    The government is acting more and more like a ‘grafted’ White House and North Korea.


  24. Cindy Bunting
    Cindy Bunting May 1, 2017 at 10:57 am

    Oh please. Call the election.

    • Randolph May 1, 2017 at 11:51 am

      Please I can’t wait to see the back of these vagabonds

  25. Andrew Szucs
    Andrew Szucs May 1, 2017 at 11:12 am

    X marks the spot

  26. Janette Reifer
    Janette Reifer May 1, 2017 at 11:38 am

    It’s a fact. Barbadian are real copy cats. lol

  27. Randolph May 1, 2017 at 11:46 am

    What positive thing is this government doing?People in Barbados including the middle class in Donville’s constituency are struggling to make ends meet and he talking bout positive.The positive will happen at the next election.They have done so much damage that they are now beyond redemption.

  28. Harry May 1, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    These fools are the true enemies of the state

  29. KJ Heir
    KJ Heir May 1, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Couldn’t they have better used that time to report on their stewardship as MPs?

  30. Colette Felix
    Colette Felix May 1, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Yes,like de idiots in St Lucy and St John

  31. Bradg May 1, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    I am sorry. Wait!! I not sorry. Wunna deserve everything coming your way for running this country into the ground. I have no sympathy!! Go and cry to your party faithful….

  32. Michael Walcott
    Michael Walcott May 1, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    Easy to point finger at others! Need to look in the mirror DLP and PM Stuart.

  33. Sunshine Sunny Shine May 1, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    You are attacking the media and accusing them of publishing fake news? You are a shameless brute! This is really an opportunity for the those persons in the media houses, who are not compromised and bought by both parties, to dig deeper into certain facts and publish the truths (if they are allowed to). The editors should seriously take this opportunity to commence investigative journalistic qualities with the intention of operating as a real 4th estate. As for Donville Inniss, more than the media is commenting about you. You checkout the social media outlets lately? And, your attempt to come over and play the part of saint is not working period. So what do you expect to gain by this onslaught. You think the painting the media as an enemy of democracy is going to gain favour for your party at the polls? We all remember how you fly your mouth about the bribe campaign money that businesses give each political party just because two business men came out against vote buying. You talk about your party misfortunes and what you think the Prime Minister should do if you were him. Painting the media in a negative light is not going to work for you because both political parties and the two dominant news media houses are all accused of towing the line for both parties at one time or another. So how blaming the media to for peddling BLP proganda is not going to work in your facts campaign. The facts are your party did too much wrong to look upon as the right choice for a continuation of ignorance. You are just part of the pretensive brigade of folly-foolers. Nothing this administration says is going to save you from the fates that await you next year. Wicked is as wicked does. And your admnistration is wicked is shyte.

  34. Ardith O
    Ardith O'nell Prescod May 1, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    What is this mimicing of Donald Trump?

  35. Rubertha Blackman
    Rubertha Blackman May 1, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    Barbados version of Donald Trump, he always in de press vying for the post of savior and now he pissed at the same press just like Trump.

  36. jrsmith May 1, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    This government the party, has allowed barbados to be used as a guinea pig by cartel corporates , making they profits in barbados sending they money out of barbados to tax havens.. thats part of why the (US) have they eyes on barbados..
    The politicians telling the media in barbados ,they have a duty to act more responsible..
    This present government are the ones who got us down graded all around the world ,in financial and social institutions , we use to punch above our weight , since being in power we cant even make a fist…….we lost our culture and they sold our heritage we have nothing to pass on to our kids……………………………….

    The priminster and his ministers ( have a duty to us bajans) to explain to us black bajans ,Why is his party so corrupt and untrustworthy ..
    Please explain to us before the next election , what has happen to the 800 millions bds dollars which cannot be accounted for by his government, is this why they dont like the media,,,,,
    dont try to align you all selves with Donald Trump when it comes to media , trump is not corrupt………


  37. Wayne R. Pilgrim-Cadogan
    Wayne R. Pilgrim-Cadogan May 1, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    Got to blame somebody!

  38. Jewelle Wickham
    Jewelle Wickham May 1, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Carry on Donald…

  39. Marcia King
    Marcia King May 1, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    What a asshole

  40. Ernesta Catlyn May 1, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    I am really proud of these thought provoking, well researched, informative speeches from our elected Ministers. That speech is worth every cent of the thousands we pay you each month inclusive of the restored 10%. Keep writing those excellent speeches that I am sure kept you up half the night. If you were not a Barbadian scholar, someone should recommend that on hind sight you should be given one. Oh and by the way Minister please get it ‘speak quietly and only those closest to you will know how little you know’

  41. Carson C. Cadogan May 1, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    “”The media has changed. We now give broadcast licenses to philosophies instead of people. People get confused and think there is no difference between news and entertainment. People who project themselves as journalists on television don’t know the first thing about journalism. Many young journalists tell you up front they don’t read papers, listen to news, they are google bosses and do not look at regional or international news for updates on issues. They only touch base with regional stories from Trinidad, Jamaica, Barbados and maybe St. Lucia. Dominica, Cuba, Antigua, St. Kitts, Cayman Islands, St. Vincent, Bahamas and others, have migrated from the Caribbean to the international arena. They are not collecting business cards and handing theirs at the end of functions with the aim of building a database of contact. They look forward every day to a press release or statement. In a late it’s no longer “let me take notes and make jottings”. They no longer hunger for news after their shift is over. “Follow Ups” don’t exist. You see for me a good writer should be able to write comedic work that made you laugh, and scary stuff that makes you scared, and fantasy or science fiction that imbued you with a sense of wonder, and mainstream journalism that gave you clear and concise information in a way that you want it. Journalism has changed tremendously because of the democratization of information. Anybody can put something up on the Internet. It’s harder and harder to find what the truth is, and while you can make calls and do some “investigative journalism” it is hardly being done. Anybody can put something up on the Internet. It’s harder and harder to find what the truth is, and while you can make calls and do some “investigative journalism” it is hardly being done.””

    Came across this from Journalist who operates here in Barbados.
    It describes Bajan “journalists to a Tee.

  42. Carson C. Cadogan May 1, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    What the crooked Barbados Labour Party has come to realised is the fact that the lazy people who pass off themselves as Journalists in Barbados don’t check anything. What ever is given to them by BLP operatives they published without ever doing any fact checking. So what ever the crooked Barbados Labour Party give them to print, whether it is good , bad, or indifferent they print or broadcast.

    That is what is passing for Journalism today. PR stories, handouts, party marketing, misleading information, and nobody bothers to check it.

    What is the Journalists reward? Invitations to cocktail parties, dinners , free tickets, etc. , etc. That’s all that matters to them. Not getting to the bottom of the LIES being given and told to them by the crooked Barbados Labour Party.

  43. Tony Waterman May 1, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    When the Trumpet of the Lortd shall sound
    (Writ is dropped,Election Called)

    and Time shall be no more.
    (Final Year is Ending)

    When the Morning breaks Eternal bright and fair.
    (Oh:Happy Day)

    When the saved of Barbados shall gather over on the other shore

    And the roll is called up yonder, I’ll be there.
    (When the Votes are Counted)(You’ll be Gone.

  44. BaJan boy May 1, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    Donville you are not only fat and ugly you are stupid too. Then you have the idiot Carson Cardon who seem to think bajans are iliterate like him trying to make us think the media is the one causing us to suffer the way we are. It is not that we do t like Fundel the disrespectful boy does not like himself nor the people of Barbados. All and I pray all 30 should go..

  45. Johnathan May 1, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    Carson Cadogan you sound so ignorant bout the crooked DLP and all of wunnah that theif from houses to big SUV’s plus the millions from all the project and the Maloney deals should be fuc@@ng sham and you sound just as iliterate at you are after all those years just trying to get a BA…stupseeee..

  46. Bajan keeping it real. May 1, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    I really hope that one day you would be truly able to comment on the truth as you see it and not continue to be a DLP jackass as you always portray to be.
    When last you had a look at CBC and their Journalists on reporting anything negative about this GOB?
    I am grateful for the other media houses in BIM.

  47. Ernesta Catlyn May 1, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    Carson C. Cadogan

    What is the Journalists reward? Invitations to cocktail parties, dinners , free tickets, etc. , etc. That’s all that matters to them. Not getting to the bottom of the LIES being given and told to them.

    Carson based on your comments journalists are now politicians?

  48. Cavil Best May 1, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    Whoever wrote this story is a dangerous lair no one heckle no journalist and the Minister didn’t rebuke anyone is a downright lie. All was said that the media is bad and wicked to the DLP and that is a fact. You all have a right to put out your garbage for collection and Carson Cadogan has a right to opinion.

  49. Cavil Best May 1, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    * Correction liar!

  50. Nathaniel Samuels May 1, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    Carson, you mean invitation to the PM’s soiree with the tourists when he can only lambaste Bajans and not have a positive word to say to us. That is what and who your decrepit party has become. Errol must be turning in his grave whenever he hear this poor-rakey lot talking and you have poor Sir Erskine still wondering how we got back to where we were in the early 90’s.
    You have failed this country so miserably that we are not even considered ‘class’ within the region. Not to worry though, there will be a new dispensation that will restore confidence to the people and we will once again punch above our weight.

  51. Patrick May 1, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    The persons who try to pull down the country are the ones who will suffer if there is a crisis, if there is a change in government tomorrow will anything change? Keep bad taking your country because you don’t like the ministers;Fools

  52. The Negrocrat May 2, 2017 at 5:03 am

    A bunch of clowns who are only capable of running their mouths.

  53. Carlisle Norville May 2, 2017 at 9:50 am

    this government does not seem to understand that there is a different kind of people they are addressing, gone are the days when you could use authority ,political psychology & manipulate backward uneducated foolish bagans, the today bagan knows about guns & violence, & will no sit back & let any politician make them suffer ,( the today bagan knows that( the people have the power to demand from those they put in power better treatment) if you politicians continue to treat the today bagans like you treated our fore parents treated them like jackasses, because that is what some of them were, its a new breed in town, politicians you won’t get away this time around( plans are being made to deal wid you black slave masters, you could like it or lump it, its a different going down this time around(a word to the wise)


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