Here is NEWS that was mailed to my readers on Nov 11, 1999:-
Nov 11, 1999 Cherished Citizens of Cyberspace, Words cannot express the gratitude I feel to my dear, dear fans who have written me offering support and encouragement..... PLEASE, if you have not received a PERSONAL reply from me as yet... thanking you for your kind words of love and dedication... FORGIVE ME... it does not mean that your mail has not been read, rather it means that I wanted to write you a somewhat more lengthy reply than just "THANK YOU"... and time was not on my side when I read it.. (so often I scan through my mail, and then have to dash off to teach a class at UWI or see a customer etc.).. and when I get back to my computer there is a fresh set waiting for me. In my Mailbox Muddle, I usually pick out the controversial letters attacking me... but these are in the minority, really... compared to the THOUSANDS of letters offering support and encouragement from people who SUPPORT me. For example, while a few persons have written expressing their distaste for the racial discussion... many, many more have said it is the best thing that I could ever do... to talk HONESTLY on the subject. In the last issue I was too tired to defend myself against that lady who ranted on and on..... I was overwhelmed with letters from dedicated denizens answering her point by point... I dont know how I am going to publish everybodys reply... I may have to create a special page on the website just for that. Anyway, so this missive will not be overly tedious... I have devided it into 2 sections and kept them short... as you notice I am publishing more regularly... but the website is in need of update with the promised PHOTOS and I have some beautiful SUNSET and BEACH scenes... which are always popular ! BAJAN NEWS ---------- Visa Victims Ventilate against Vicious Vixen ------------------------------------------- Wah ? ya int hear bout de big bassa bassa down at de US embassy ? A controversy errupt at de US Consulate... apparently an American-born senior consul has not only been refusing to listen to Visa applicants and not giving them a chance for a rebuttal... BUT she has been operating like a dictator..showing a lack of respect for those who worked for her. Local staff are very upset over the UNFAIR manner in which the Visas are being handled.. US Consul-General, T.J. Rose, when contacted said he was unaware of the situation... but his consulate would not "tolerate not treating people well". "I would demand that of all my employees, both local and US citizens," Rose said. PEOPLE POLLUTING PARADISE PROFUSELY ----------------------------------- You may see no connection betwen the article detailing the RISE of Colon Cancer in Barbados (the cancer that just killed great Cricketer MALCOLM MARSHALL)..... and the POLLUTION of the island... A STENCH emanating from the cellar of St Ambrose Primary had dozens of young kids... the FUTURE of Barbados... coughing, sneezing, wheezing and complaining of respiratory difficulties.... the school has been closed down... but only after Barbados Union of Teachers made a load noise. An old stove, with a dead dog in it.... DUMPED... dumped on President Kennedy Drive !.. not on a "landfill".. and Sanitation Service Authority workers are fed up with the situation.. people just DUMPING Anywhere, Anytime, ANYTHING ! Dump,dump, DUMP... even in the island's WATER CATCHMENT ZONE... earlier this year a cry went up to heaven, when it was discovered that all manner of dumping was occuring right next to the water reservoir in the Belle. Both BIOLOGICAL contamination (DEAD animals, faeces, etc.) and CHEMICAL contamination (motor oil and other fluids, batteries of different types, high-tech garbage, factory waste products) have the potential to make life Bitter for Bajans. We have the BEST water in the world ??? but for how long? you get DISEASE from the biological contamination and CANCERS from the chemicals... and you die a lot sooner than you expect !... just like poor Malcolm Marshall Rise up, BAJANS, put a stop to the madness ! MONEY MEANS MORE ---------------- Precious People, my Credit Card facility is now operational and I invite you to go to: http://barbadosphotogallery.com/ccprocess.html I am not taking your money and giving you NOTHING in return... Internet Billing Co. Ltd.... CANNOT give me the status of a CHARITY (the only situation under which they can process DONATIONS) without a lot of legal paperwork which I could never afford. So instead when you send me your love-gift... I provide you with actual VALUE ADDED services ! Those of you who promised me... $5.. for a monthly donation of $5 you get a mailbox on bajans.net.... email@example.com Those of you who want to give me $25 monthly... you get hosting + promotion + VALUE ADDED content (members only access) + mailbox What MORE do you get ? What is this "VALUE ADDED CONTENT" I am talking about ???.... (it's also available to the $7.50 / month subscribers) Access to the MEMBERS ONLY... Bajan Club on the Barbados Photo Gallery... PREMIUM Photos and News service.. and who-knows-what in the future ?... you support me and I will support you. Will this become an "elitest" club ??? I don't know... I would hope not... but that depends on YOU... if only "elitest" people support me, what does that mean ? IF only "high-class" people will part with $7.50 per month... then it probably will... so who is going to be LOYAL to me ?? "High-class" people have no reason to be... they think I have been attacking them since day one !.... INCORRECT.... if they PAY me they can have a club.. they are Cherished Citizens, too... they are entitled to their Cyberlife... It's in the NATIONAL INTEREST to support me and the Barbados Photo Gallery.. and you will be doing a good deed at the same time... helping the poor and needy... and besides look what I have done for Barbados ! Enough whining... what do you think ?... do I care bout getting rich ?... THIS MONEY... and WHATEVER money I collect over and above BASIC expenses will be used to IMPROVE and EXPAND the BARBADOS PHOTO GALLERY product.... how else am I going to offer all those great services, the games the Job Seekers guide... the Bajan Directory... etc. etc.? you think it grows on trees ? So I am asking... nay, appealing... for you to support the WORTHY CAUSE... generously or as you are able.... SIGN UP NOW... subscribe to one of our 3 MONTHLY packages TODAY: $5 /month -- email address $7.50 /month --- email address + members only access $25 /month --- email address + members only access + hosting + promotion If you want hosting and cannot produce WEBPAGES we can make them for you... that is what the ONE-TIME fee of $100 is all about... I gone - fa now.