BARBADOS (Naked Departure) — NATANGA SMITH HURDLE — The Nation took great pains to show their angst over what amounted to an assault of Natanga Smith, a Nation journalist. The prime minister did not want them around him during a private meeting held in public, so a member of his entourage took it upon himself to shove Ms. Smith. We assume this is a black man (hardly would any white man work as security in Barbados), and his name was kept ‘secret’ in Nation’s report.
But, however, this is not the first time Nation journalists have been assaulted in Barbados. In fact, when the famous, or infamous, Karen Harris went missing and the white people came out heavily armed with their pissy attitudes (at the thought that a black man may be stiffing [by rape that is] a white woman), they kidnapped a watchman (he feared for his life was not able to move around at will) and they also attacked a photographer calling him a ni**er and told him to ‘get out of here, we have this covered’….or something to that effect.
“Lennox Devonish was ‘confronted’ in an area opposite the exit to the Gun Hill Signal Station, St George, minutes before the news broke that the 49-year-old wife of businessman Kyle Harris was found. A man who identified himself as Ben Harvey-Read and a female identified as Jodie verbally assaulted the photographer during a loud tirade of expletives. The two became highly aggressive as they ‘ordered’ him to stop taking pictures and to immediately leave the area where the search was taking place.”
Whatever happened to that case of kidnapping and the case of the offensive, racial slurs (a hate crime) to a member of the media? In both instances, “fear for life” entered the equation, not to mention the white people where heavily armed.
And now Ms. Smith…. Whatever will you do?!!