The view of the picturesque Saunders Beach, the place of a floating dead body in Feburary of 1998.
By Gorman Bannister /BlackBelt Exclusive
There is a saying that goes, ‘if looks could kill…’ Is that saying the reason why Oswald Brown is so scared of the word, murderer? Why does that word scare Oswald Brown? Is it because he looks like a murderer? Or is it because he may just be one?
This writer witnessed with a great deal of bemusement and disgust the way that PLP’s, accused by Brown of calling him a murderer, cowered to his ranting and raving in consecutive articles in The Guardian concerning the mysterious death of his second wife. It seemed that once Brown wrote about his belief of Christie not knowing about what he claims The PLP did because Christie is a good man—all of a sudden Christie became deeply aggrieved that someone would dare accuse Brown of murder, as Brown concluded. But of course that’s how Christie behaves—once the sexual abuser tells the child-victim how much he loves him, the child-victim then defends the right of the abuser to continue to abuse him!
Some may say that it is ironic, or just the hand of Providence at work that Oswald Brown would bring up the subject of the mysterious death of his second wife, because of an innocuous email sent to the PLP Website, questioning Brown’s suitability to be a speaker at a crime symposium—when speculation surrounding a mysterious death wouldn’t rate anyone high on a call-list to speak to decent people. This re-hashing by Brown as a result of remarks from this innocuous email brought forth an avalanche of wailing and gnashing of teeth from all quarters supportive of Brown, Eileen Carron and those who prescribe to The Slave Master-House Nigger Relationship. Hence, The PLP was attached to the blame of the innocuous email.
Why the PLP Leader would feel the need to then put a stop to what Brown actually re-hashed, by asking PLP’s to cease and desist from the subject, when Brown consistently blames The PLP for everything done wrong by The FNM Government, while blaming MP Fred Mitchell for being the architect of the innocuous email surrounding his second wife’s death—is really astounding, disgraceful, cowardly, selfish and inappropriate for a leader whose memory seems to be lost about the speculation at the time of Brown’s second wife’s death.
Well, BlackBelt is neither afraid of, nor concerned about, what Oswald Brown thinks about anyone that broaches this subject, because if he’s not a murderer, why does that word scare him? BlackBelt will tell you why that word could scare Oswald Brown and BlackBelt will like to see if he raises unholy hell about this article and if he’ll send The Police after BlackBelt—because unlike the innocuous email on The PLP Website and a different anonymous email circulated from some place else about the same subject—he can’t use the excuse of the anonymous email’s being untraceable, because this isn’t an anonymous writer, no ghost writer, nor a coward, this is BlackBelt upfront and in his face!
If one can recall, Brown and his soon-to-be-dead second wife resided in The Silver Cay Condominiums on West Bay Street, across the street from Saunders Beach. At the same time of them residing there, one may recall that a strip-mall and condominiums were being constructed next to what is now a KFC franchise. Yes, it is true that Brown said on the fatal day in question that he had breakfast with his wife at approximately 8:30-8:45 am, and then went off to work at The Guardian. THAT IS WHAT HE SAID. But here is where and why speculation was high and in fact still lingers even until this very hour; do you recall that BlackBelt just said a strip mall was being constructed across the street from Saunders Beach? Well on construction sites it is customary for workers to be there early in the morning, and that morning was no different because some construction workers (masons) can recall seeing something floating from 6:30 am! Now something floating can be anything—including the dead Mrs. Oswald Brown! Certainly, whatever was floating had to be big enough for construction workers to see it from a distance of at least several hundred yards.
Of course, it didn’t help to quell the rumors and speculation that, Oswald Brown moved with tremendous speed to cremate the body with ceremonies being held in Washington D.C. and out of the sight of probing and investigative minds! Now certainly, a coroner could and would conclude that the deceased died from drowning, for if water is in the lungs, that’s a natural conclusion. But inquiring minds, to this very hour, can still wonder whether the deceased ‘jumped, was pushed, or fell’ from the dock into the water with nature taking over from there.
Maybe she tried to ‘jump’ (out of the way to avoid being) ‘pushed’ (and actually) ‘fell;’ or maybe not. Whatever the truth of the matter, speculation of a serious crime of murder doesn’t arise if all the components are not there to make it a serious thought. And maybe that’s what scares Oswald Brown about the word, murderer—because if looks could kill, Oswald Brown should have an open ended invitation to every Police line-up!