We have been alerted to the fact that there is a Canadian company called WireIE (http://www.wireie.com/ ) led by one Robert Barlow (President & Chief Executive Officer) and backed by Rick Tuttle (Chairman), also a Canadian, that is looking to do business in Barbados. Messrs Barlow and Tuttle, it is alleged, have been trying to get into the Barbados market for some time by way of a take-over of AccessOne Barbados, Inc.
We understand that towards the end of this month, Barbados and the region may be welcoming Mr Barlow and his colleague Mr Baluengo to our shores who, it is alleged, under the auspices of the Government of Canada will be attempting to enter our market place. Canadian investors are always welcome, despite the lamentable, inappropriate and misplaced efforts of Canada’s High Commission to Barbados on behalf of Nelson Barbados Group Limited and its financial backer, sole officer and legal counsel. In that case, as many Bajans will recall, Barbados and its prime ministers past and present were legally represented by Mr Lorne Silver of the firm of Cassels Brock – so we carry much goodwill towards Canadian Mr Silver and his excellent law firm, a goodwill that extends to Canada and its people.
So we thank our source for giving us the opportunity to adequately welcome Messrs Barlow and Baluengo to our shores and our business community. We shall follow their progress with great interest and we invite them to share their thoughts and plans with the BU family.