Monday, June 30, 2008


Sometimes we wonder why we continue to point out some of these things that we see everyday in the newspapers.
Differing information on the same story is a recurring theme which continues to astound us. How could journalists covering the same story come up with different information? Down to the different spelling of a person's name?

The Guardian's Anika Gumbs-Sandiford in her story of the young mother who was stabbed to death on Friday night, titled 'Mom: I begged her to come home' tells us that "SEVENTEEN-year-old Crystal Bedaysee threatened to report to the police sexual advances being made to her by a man."
But the Express' South Bureau (no other byline) tells us that "A 21-year-old mother of one has died after receiving multiple stab wounds across her body.
Dead is Navisha Krystal Bedessie,...".
Their story is titled 'Mom of 1 dies after stabbing'.

Then Miss Gumbs-Sandiford tells us "Her relatives believe that threat led to her death when she and her 15-month-old baby daughter Jaya M’sha Newton were thrown out of a Vistabella apartment on Thursday night. Bedaysee and her baby sought refuge at a neighbour’s home a few houses away."
But the Expresses tells us "The incident occurred around 9.30 p.m. on Friday at Montique Street, Marabella."