Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance, and known to be the right hand man of Prime Minister Arthur, wants the citizens of Barbados to believe that he has no knowledge about the Operations Free Flow Project outside of the reason for the increase in the cost of the project linked to a change in the scope of works. When asked a direct question by the battered David Ellis about why it has taken government so long to respond to a statement by 3S Barbados SRL regarding the increase cost of the flyover project, which is now estimated by them to move to BDS360 million dollars, Clyde Mascoll in a clear the air statement corrected the figure to BDS120 million dollars (increase). He went on to explain that a reason for the delay in responding to 3S had to do with the fact that the substantive Minister Gline Clarke is on leave, and consequently the government dropped the ball.
We say loudly to Mascoll please don’t insult our intelligence!
The inability of Clyde Mascoll to speak to government’s position on the current law suit brought against Jonathan Danos by his former employer Mabey & Johnson, even to deliver a canned response is disappointing. The unwillingness of the government of Barbados to respond formally to a known fact is disrespectful to the public which it is suppose to serve. The limped response by David Ellis to Clyde Mascoll’s dismissal to discussing the matter further was highly disappointing. An appropriate follow up question by Ellis would have been to drill down to establish what was involved in the rationale to expand the scope of work of the flyover project, and why the matter would not have been put to the people. Another relevant question would have been why 3S felt they were qualified to speak to the people of Barbados concerning the increase cost in the flyover project. We could go on, we can only come to the conclusion that David Ellis was laboring under instructions from a master.
Mascoll clearly demonstrated his superior debating skills with David Ellis which he is known to have honed at the Combermere School along side David Thompson, his now sworn political enemy. It leads us to the conclusion that a precondition to Mascoll’s participation on the afternoon Brasstacks program was that it be a one and one interview. Will Barbadians ever know the truth? Maybe an employee at Voice of Barbados can comment anonymously, the people deserve to hear the truth!
We await Minister Gline Clarke return to office and government’s official response to the ongoing 3S scandal.
See links to previous stories:
Operations Free Flow Should Be Stopped NOW Pending A Further Geo-technical Study Media Houses In Barbados In Collusion With Government To Suppress News, Press Freedom Under Threat ~ The Voices Of The People Must Be Heard
Gline Clarke And Rihanna Tell Their Supporters To “Shut Up And Drive”
OPERATION Free Flow, Barbados Road Network Infrastructure Improvement Project (Flyover Project) To Triple In Cost From USD60 Million To USD180 Million~Gline Clarke And The Government Of Barbados Owe Barbadians A Big Explanation