Here is NEWS that was mailed to my readers on Jul 6, 1999:-
Jul 6, 1999 ADORED Americans, CHERISHED Canadians, BELOVED BAJANS and PRECIOUS (insert appropriate Nationality here) ... Greetings and salutations to you all !!!! PLEASE visit http://barbadosphotogallery.com/newslet.htm since the NEWS on the webpage is DIFFERENT from anything you are reading in here... I am putting the LATEST NEWS on the website.... I cannot repeat it in here at this time. BAJAN NEWS ---------- ANTICS OF THE MINIBUS MEN ------------------------- Latest episodes for you consideration ZR FIREMEN ---------- A motorist reported pulling over, along with other motorists, on Collymore Rock to allow a fire truck, with siren blaring to pass. As she started to re-enter the traffic lane, she was just in time to avoid colliding with a minibus which was intent of making full use of the path cleared by the rushing fire truck. ZR POLICE --------- An exasperated motorist took time to call in and report how he and other motorists on Carrington Village pulled over in haste when they heard a siren behind them, only to discover that the only thing that came rushing by was a MINIBUS ! All through Marl Hole Gap and right thu a NO-ENTRY sign he went, with "SIREN" BLARING and motorists pulling to the sidewalk.... pedestrians scampering to get OUT OF THE WAY !!! ZR BANKER --------- A staff member of the Lodge School had to follow a minibus and retrieve the change of a student who came to school crying and reported that the conductor of the minibus refused to listen to her pleas... his excuse was that he was "CONTROLLING HER MONEY THIS WEEK" $10 RIDE -------- A ZR conductor refused to give back change from $10 bill to a young student of Ellerslie Secondary School. When the owner of the van was called on the telephone that night, he said, "You really call me this time of night to confuse me bout a foolish $8. Man, don't call back here." Next ting, the conductor turned up outside the school gate asking for the student who had complained for him. Now the child is terrified to return to school. 50 JUCKS FOR A ZR VAN --------------------- A serious commuter who gave a ZR conductor a $50 bill, warned him to give her back her change... and he kept insisting he owed her nothing. The woman pulled out an icepick and threatened to put 50 jucks in de tyres. and as soon as she got out... she did just that, flattening two of them. The owner was called and came down with two spares. He took the money bag from the conductor, fired him on the spot and gave the woman her $50 back.