Here is NEWS that was mailed to my readers on February 8, 1999:-
February 8, 1999 BAJAN NEWS ---------- STALEMATE AT CBC.. At 4:30p.m. on Friday, CBC staffers walked off the job... leaving nothing but static on the radio and TV channel. Here are the reasons 1. acts of discrimination against shop stewards of the union at CBC, especially the president and secretary of the division. 2. the treatment of the director of information and research, Rosemary Alleyne. Alleyne was suspended during the election campaign for apparently "leaking News" on a DLP political platform.... she was subsequently re-hired... but now, she has been given a letter advising her that there will be a "hearing" to determine what futher disciplinary action may be required, which may or may not include the termination of her services. 3. excessive time taken by management in determining salaries, and paying backpay. They are still on strike, since management refuses to resolve the issues until the board meets later this week... the station has resumed broadcasting it is being operated by the managers with the assistance of some freelancers. DOCTOR WANTED... the whereabouts of a gynaecologist, Dr. Clyde Springer are still unknown and local police are seeking the assistance of INTERPOL... he skipped town after being charged with manslaughter... the public was shocked when on August 1, 1997... Rashida Joseph, 14 years old, died on his operating table during an "illegal" abortion... she was FIVE months pregnant. Even though police had seized his travel documents, he managed to leave the country.. and was last seen disembarking from a plane at Point Salines International Airport in Grenada. ----------------------------------------------------------- Based on the number of people who access the webpage compared to the number of people who receive this mail... it would seem that there are quite a lot of you who read these UPDATES but do not go to the Newsletter page on the site. I find it more convenient to send (or put up on the site) SHORT news items on a DAILY basis as they occur.... I do not have the time for the long Newsletters I used to send out. However, I COULD accumulate the small bits of typing and send them all to you at one time.... HOWEVER, a lot of this news would then be "stale" by the time it reaches you. I had been putting up DIFFERENT news items on the website to what I was mailing you.... so as to make it worthwhile for you to check BOTH places and since the webpage had been changing almost daily..... and I certainly did not want to be mailing you on a daily basis ! Your comments are encouraged. I gone.