The green-eyed monsters at Caribbean News Now!

Friday, December 14, 2018

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Dear Editor,

If they even made a small effort to appear to be balanced one could take the fake-news siteCaribbean News Nowseriously. However, their obsession with Butch Stewart and the Sandals group is simply so glaring, that it has become a public joke now.

First they gave themselves away by sticking their nose into the impasse between Antigua's Gaston Browne and Sandals last year - an issue which many said was designed to ensure an ABLP victory at the polls rather than anything else. So said so done.

Now here they come again.

The US media have been doing a series of pieces on the issue of sexual assaults in JAMAICA. That's right, the country as a whole. As one of the key hotel chains there, Sandals has been included in the story, to a point where it seems like a targeted attack on the resort, no doubt because of its highly recognizable brand and profile.

ButCaribbean News Now, through one of its Chief Emissaries of Malevolence, writing in a poor excuse for an article titled 'Sandals sex scandal hits US media',has sought to paint a picture that this is about Sandals alone, and what's even worse, has tried to tie it back to a norovirus issue in The Bahamas, in a blatant effort to inflict maximum damage!

Here's what he says: “The new allegations come on the heels of Sandals' mishandling and attempted cover-up of the norovirus outbreak at its Royal Bahamian Resort.”

Cover up? What cover up? Even Bahamian health officials commended Sandals for its handling of the situation, as any honest reader would know by reading any of the credible news sources that carried the story. But we all know why Caribbean News Now included that line.

It has become so painfully obvious that the sole intent of this group backed by a number of jilted politicians and so-called 'commentators', is to destroy, ruin and damage, motivated by jealousy and selfishness. Maybe they are just envious of Butch Stewart and his company because he is a success, and they are failures. Clearly, these green-eyed monsters could not care less that so many of their fellow Caribbean people depend on Sandals for their welfare.

Luckily, members of the public and the mainstream media aren't falling victim to the one-sided narrative that is often seen coming from this clearly biased source.

Caribbean News Nowand the passel of bitter persons behind it represent the worst of us. That is why it is so important for the rational minded among us call out these wolves in sheep's clothing.

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