Deloitte & Touche Issues Press Release About ‘Leaked’ Interim Forensic Report

Patrick Toppin (l) Oliver Jordan (r) CLICO Judicial Managers

The BU family will want to comment on the Deloitte & Touche Press Release issued yesterday (20/03/2012). BU understands the government’s reluctance to comment on an issue which remains fluid and under the direction of the court. On the flipside however there is a large population of CLICO policyholders and others on the periphery who are concerned about the current state of affairs. Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart must be aware of the political fallout which CLICO has the potential to generate. It will be interesting to observe the pace at which a legal settlement is found to the CLICO Mess which must sync with the political beat with a general election on the horizon.

See Deloitte’s Press Release which seeks to clarify the issue of the leaked Forensic Report.

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  1. D&T need to tell the concerned public when were Court-approved copies of the Report given to these regulatory agencies and specifically which date was the Barbados FSC’s copy delivered. Was it by hand and was it signed for? Was it sent electronically and to whom? If the appropriate procedures were followed as expected with highly confidential documents we would wish to hear from the CEO or his political boss the MoF.
    One would hate to think we are dealing with another eager Chrisgate scandal. According to sinckler unclear arithmetic “eleven minus one equals one (11-1=1) left to be fingered.


  2. Freundel Stuart is again burying his head in the sand. While it may be true that he has not seen the document, according to Deloitte & Touche the agency or department in Barbados responsible for regulating insurance companies, has received a copy.

    In light of the leak I think the said agency or department had an obligation to brief the PM on the contents of the document. Also had the PM’s expressed concern to D&T surely he would know that legitimate copies have been circulated. The PM’s pretense that he must sit and wait for this document to find him, is inexcusable. Is he not the man in charge? He cannot plead ignorance. Barbadian policy holders deserve better.


    • @Blogger2012

      BU’s position has been liberally expressed on this matter. We are sympathetic to the PM’s position by avoiding comment on the matter which is under the direction of the Court but he has to be acutely aware that he has a general election which his party wants to win and will be affected by public perception on how he handles the CLICO matter. A concern for him is if the matter becomes bog down in Court routine what happens then? He continues to say nothing because it is a Court matter? Will that be acceptable?


  3. I see David has done me a Serious injustice by publishing the photo of Oliver Jordan without horns on his forehead.

    The fine print reads that Deloitte & Touche is a private company limited by shares … Now that should not be. They along with PWC the auditors of Clico and other accounting companies should be firms.


  4. My concern as a Clico policy holder is June Fowler who obviously is taking a six for a nine and attacking the Government of Barbados without reason she no longer represents my interest she is now a politican.


    • The issue which An Observer raised on other blogs was mentioned today and is an angle to the CLICO debate which our revered Fourth Estate can pursue. Is there a valid argument that Deloitte as Court appointed managers should hire themselves as the auditor to perform the forensic audit?


  5. @David
    4th estate ain’t pursuing jack unless it brings more readership.

    This press release clearly shows that battle lines have been drawn. Time for the soldiers to line up.


    • @Observing

      Why not ask questions about whether the financials of CLICO had notes in previous years?

      Why not examine the fiduciary responsibility of former CLICO directors?

      So many issues to explore the range of causal factors which contributed to the demise of CLICO.

      Instead it remains fixated on the political dimension.


  6. Insured. You don’t sound like a policy holder. If you are, you would realise that it is the silence and resistant by key people in Government who are taking we the policy holders for a ride. Ms. Fowler is giving we the policy holders, HOPE. Do you want your money or you ain’t a policy holder? Fake!!!


  7. @David
    You’ve only touched the tip of the iceberg in terms of what should be asked. And as we’ve said, when one paper lines up against and the other lines up for and another electronic is used strictly as pro we are left out to sea. At least we’re now realising how far out in the ocean we are.


  8. The press release says:
    “The Judicial Manager therefore wishes to clarify the following:
    By Order of the Court dated February 20, 2012 the Judicial Manager was granted leave of the Court
    to do as follows:
    Leave is granted to the Judicial Manager to share the Report with the Regulatory Agencies in the
    territories where the Respondent operates.”
    In keeping with the directions of the Court, the Judicial Manager delivered a copy of the Report to
    the respective governmental office or agency that operates as Insurance Regulator in each of the
    territories where CIL operates (Anguilla, Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St.
    Kitts, St. Lucia and St. Vincent).”

    What need to be answered is when was this released to the various regulators?
    How did the press get their hands on the report. ( I am hearing the local FSC got theirs last Wednesday).

    I like the PM would find it difficult to speak to a report where out of 39 pages a few paragraphs are being quoted in the press. Based on past experiences, paragraphs were quoted and when one views the full text a totally different message was conveyed to me. Snippets can be misleading. The press needs to publish the entire document and let the populace form their own opinions. So far we are seeing of this report what they think we should see. I need to see more in order to have a better understanding of what is contained therein. That is the only logical route for this issue to take from here on in.


  9. @ Blogger2012 | March 21, 2012 at 7:11 PM |
    “what do u want the govt to do, make statements for political expediency?”

    Not at all! What we the voting public and John Citizen want is for all the long talk to stop and promises implemented.
    Case in point the head man claimed he had not seen or read the CLICO report. Fair enough, no action expected or time spent on this matter for the last two to three months. Fine, time on his hand then! Now pray tell us, don’t you think that FS had enough time to announce the appointment of a new GG? This was solemnly promised in early December to be finalized in early in the New Year. But its delay can be excused because of the recent Royal visit. It is over with no real fall out except for the Hammie-La snub.
    He was quick off the bat to announce the new President to the Senate even if in breach of protocol and standing orders. But there is political mileage to be earned and quite justifiably so from playing to a growing and significant segment of the population.
    What about the Ax phase 2, the Lime labour relations stalemate, the restart of the Four Seasons project? Since he was not preoccupied with the CLICO matter what was he doing with his time? Sleeping on the job if not traveling to the NATO conference in Suriname?


  10. DEM know how to confuse tings.. but only time will tell….um soon come..then we shall see who gets the last LAUGH.


  11. HAS everyone heard them ??
    HAS everyone heard the streets talking??
    HAS everyone put their ears to the ground yet and heard the streets talking??
    HAVE you all heard that the streets are saying -ONE TERM FOR THE DLP ,
    NO seat for Freundel Stuart and Mara Thompson facing ‘something’ ???

    JUST ASKING along with
    GRANNY (JUST OBSERVING) and
    GRAND-DAD (JUST SNOOZING)


  12. @ David.
    Thank you for keeping alive the very fundamental question which i raised ; I am also pleased to hear that it was raised today ( maybe you will care to elaborate ) . For the avoidance of doubt let me restate my unambiguous position : DELOITTE THE JUDICIAL MANAGERS CANNOT APPOINT DELOITTE THE AUDITORS TO AUDIT DELOITTE. THIS A CLEAR CONFLICT OF INTEREST. Deloitte must explain how this could possibly have taken place . I cannot imagine that a company of this standing in the corporate field could have committed such a howler .
    I need not continue further discussion about the report . However I find it extraordinarily amazing that the judicial managers could only say that the court made the order for them to release the report on 20 February ; they must go on to say that acting on that order we delivered a copy of the report on the BLANK date of BLANK to the BLANK GOVERNMENT AGENCY etc. Nothing less can be accepted from a company entrusted with the responsibility with which Deloitte has been entrusted . I believe I have said enough . Peace my brother .


  13. @An Observer.. | March 21, 2012 at 11:13 PM |
    “DELOITTE THE JUDICIAL MANAGERS CANNOT APPOINT DELOITTE THE AUDITORS TO AUDIT DELOITTE.THIS A CLEAR CONFLICT OF INTEREST”

    One must agree with you!
    One cannot blame the political executive for this major faux pas.
    All one can say, Observer, is that this state of affairs reflects very badly on your profession. How can a judicial officer allow this glaring conflict of interest to take place?
    The Law faculty at UWI ought to be brought under the spotlight for producing this questionable quality of students of Jurisprudence.
    Or is there more in the mortar than just the gavel?
    The legal advisors to the BIPA interest group ought to shed some light and explain this glaring oversight.
    The accountants involved are however feasting on the carcass without any competing vultures in sight. Not even a hyena to snatch a piece of the decaying flesh.

    Therefore D&T or T&J can safely sing: “All is mine”!


  14. The so-called judicial managers have misinterpreted their public interest remit if they feel that the report they have submitted to the courts is somehow a private document.
    It is fundamentally a review of, of should be, the failure re of regulation and supervision and, to my mind, of the attorney general to take criminal action on what appeared even before the ‘judicial managers’ were appointed, a prima facie act of criminal behaviour or of gross incompetence.
    In any case, as with the Mutual, the issues are revolving around politics, back-covering and the appointment of professional accountants and auditors who to my mind are not professionally equipped to carry out a review of the failure of an insurance company.
    The people who run insurance companies are actuaries and to properly review their actions there must be someone with the professional knowledge to look at their investment decisions, the actuarial assumptions underlying those decisions, the investment vehicles and the risk assumptions and management on which those decisions were based.
    From what we know about insurance theory and investment principles, Clico was a basket case waiting to happen.
    Insurance companies have different business models to banks; while banks borrow short and lend long, this the banking crisis, insurance companies have long-dated liabilities.
    It is this legacy that accountants an auditors are not professionally equipped to analyse.
    We have also legalised the issue, when it is a regulatory one. We are afraid to discuss regulation because there is no obvious local expertise. On the contrary, we understand the legal system and feel comfortable if lawyers are expounding over key public policy issues.
    To return to the fundamental issue, once the report was handed over by the judicial managers, it should have been published.
    But this is not the first time that this has happened in Barbados. I know someone who sat on an official committee and did not receive a copy of the full report.
    Barbados is the secret society. Those who are well connected get to know of everything; those of us outside that loop, are kept in the dark.
    Such a society should bring out the best in investigative journalism.
    Hal Austin


  15. @ Hal Austin.
    Above everything that you have said , you have in your zeal rushed to error. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CANNOT INSTITUTE CRIMINAL ACTION IN BARBADOS ; THAT IS A FUNCTION OF THE DPP . Peace .


  16. @ David
    You have missed the point about Deloitte ; it is not an issue of their competence or ability to do the forensic audit . That is not to be questioned .
    Rather it is a question of the conflicting duties of care . The managers owe a duty to the company and its shareholders while the auditors owe no such duty . The auditors act as scrutineers . If therefore the two functions are being performed BY THE SAME COMPANY , we have a problem . IT IS CALLED CONFLICT OF INTEREST.
    The argument here expressed is similar to that in respect of the appointment of the Judicial managers . I shall restate it : if indeed it is a fact that Mr Toppin of Deloitte was a former employee of CLICO whose employment was discontinued under unhappy circumstances , then NEITHER MR TOPPIN NOR HIS COMPANY DELOITTE SHOULD BE APPOINTED JUDICIAL MANAGERS . If , as has happened , his association with CLICO was overlooked FOR WHATEVER REASON , MR TOPPIN / DELOITTE SHOULD HAVE RECUSED HIMSELF/ ITSELF FROM SITTING AS JUDICIAL MANAGERS OVER ANYTHING TO DO WITH CLICO . This point is too fundamental for those concerned to have slipped up on it . IT IS SURE TO BE RAISED IN WHITE PARK ROAD . In the meantime , peace my brother.


  17. @ Hal Austin.
    You may be well advised to give your namesake HAL GOLLOP a call and ask him to clarify the point for you . THE DPP IS TOTALLY INDEPENDENT; HE HAS NO HEAD . Be advised !!


  18. David Simmonds as Attorney General was offered the job of Chief Justice by Owen Arthur the Prime Minister. Owen Arthur should NOT have made the offer but having made the offer Mr Simmonds should have declined.


  19. millertheanunnaki | March 21, 2012 at 11:46 PM |

    Miller……the true blogger extraordinaire …the intelligence and flair of this manwoman’s writings boggles the mind . Again we ask.. are you Billy Miller or Luther or Tony or Sam ? Keep up the good work ..it keeps BU most interesting and read by newspaper editors for scoops.


  20. @OBServer

    you are correct about toppin. By the way i am coming to the conclusion that u r trained in legal matters.

    Keep on education those who want to be educated.


  21. An Observer.. | March 22, 2012 at 7:11 AM |
    “This point is too fundamental for those concerned to have slipped up on it . IT IS SURE TO BE RAISED IN WHITE PARK ROAD ..”

    Your keen sense of ‘observation’ again reinforces the view that the legal competence in this 2×3 place no bigger than a dock leaves too much to be desired. The appalling lack of professional substance, knowledge and understanding and capacity to execute the law is grossly embarrassing. Of the 700 odd legal practitioners it’s a crying shame that such a glaring case of an obvious and observed “Conflict of Interest” was so easily overlooked. Except for an iota of legal brains (including you “Observer”, of course, despite being slightly tarnished by your political stripe) this incestuous fraternity is a sad reflection of the kind of returns on the country’s investment in free tertiary education.

    Where was your voice and eyes, “Observer’ when this travesty was being played out?
    Even an atheist like BAFBFP would be keen to believe in the warning issued by the chief teacher in the Christian book of human morality: Jesus replied, “And you experts in the law, woe to you, because you load people down with burdens they can hardly carry, and you yourselves will not lift one finger to help them.”


  22. @ An Observer,

    “Rather it is a question of the conflicting duties of care . The managers owe a duty to the company and its shareholders while the auditors owe no such duty . The auditors act as scrutineers . If therefore the two functions are being performed BY THE SAME COMPANY , we have a problem . IT IS CALLED CONFLICT OF INTEREST………………………………….

    You would come over as fair and balanced in this whole CLICO debacle if you would also talk about the CONFLICT OF INTEREST when it came to your dead king and the author of this confusion. To me you come over as trying to throw spats across the trail to divert attention from the gross injustice that has been inflicted on innocent policyholders of CLICO. All the legal jargon dont take away the fact that this injustice was perpetrated on innocent people by greedy vultures who did not care about anybody else but themselves.

    One has gone to the great beyond and cannot enjoy all he covered and the others cannot have a restful sleep at night.

    I am not a lawyer but why cant the audit firm of the JMs conduct the forensic audit? Is this what you all are hoping that the whole thing gets thrown out?

    I await the backlash, my back is broad.


  23. Prodigal Son | March 22, 2012 at 10:45 AM |
    “…… Is this what you all are hoping that the whole thing gets thrown out? ”

    And that is exactly where it is heading! Right through the legal backdoor to the dump heap of obfuscation, delay, adjournments and appeal after appeal, missing files until the father of forgetfulness called Time wipes the memories of the living dead.
    Do you now understand the reason for the sudden mood of silence and plea of ignorance by the generals and the start of blame game by their political lieutenants?


  24. @ miller,

    I have to say a prayer for the poor policyholders….. “Father in heaven, please help the policyholders of CLICO, save them from the greedy vultures who took all their hard earned cash and lavished out like it was theirs and from this incompetent uncaring DLP government.” Amen


  25. @ My friend the Miller.
    Pray tell me what is that ” political Stripe ” which tarnishes me !! LOL . Peace my brother .


  26. To David .
    Please see if you can get the PRODIGAL SON to understand simple logic . I am loathed to respond to him if only because he demonstrates his total lack of objectivity. Over to you David ! Please help me and the other members of the BU family. Peace my brother and good luck .


  27. To David .
    Please see if you can get the AN OBSERVER to understand simple logic . I am loathed to respond to him if only because he demonstrates his total lack of objectivity. Over to you David ! Please help me and the other members of the BU family. Peace my brother and good luck .


  28. @ Blogger 2012 .
    We are all engaged in the process of educating each other . We should not resile from our responsibility to share whatever knowledge we have HOWEVER IT IS ACQUIRED . Peace my brother .


  29. And another question of note, was it not the same Oliver Jordan who was pictured complete in a RED SHIRT at the nomination of Rudy Grant just before the last elections ?

    Was this not the same Oliver Jordan that was removed from the BTA after Price Waterhouse did and audit and found a lot of money had dissappeared from BTA accounts and was it not the same Oliver Jordan and one other that were fired from the BTA for the theft of this same money ?

    And tell me could he really be someone that could tell a dog not to cock up its leg and pee on your car tyre ?

    Was the other joker Toppin not employed by Clico and fired by Clico and the had a legal battle with Clico ?

    Could he seriously believe that he is fit to serve in judgment of Clico ?


  30. We have no interest in defending any of the players in this financial drama. However, we should urge that the CLICO collapse is better understood within the wider and generalized failure of western political-economy. Emotions for running high, innocent people have lost their money, political operatives seek advantage and local (regional) corporations continue to operate within environments in which they have little influence as the largest and most rapacious of banking interests have essentially left a failed structure in place. What most people don’t know is that the global financial system is as fragile now as it was in 2008. What’s more, independent observers and whistle blowers are predicting a series of rolling global financial/economic crises, greater in severity, starting around 2013 and getting worse for up to five years – depression levels unknown to humans.


  31. The bottom line is that there enough information about CLICO in the public domain to raise legitimate questions.

    In all like hood we will have litigation.

    The battle lines have been drawn as observing mentioned last night.


  32. @ David.

    Do you know that CLICO was a PRIVATE company and was allowed to hold large swaths of PUBLIC funds, including NIS money? Bajans lived with these circumstances for decades and nobody cared. It is continuing and nobody wants to change that. Where were/are the public interest lawsuits? Where were the politicians? Did you realize that I told you that a lot more people are in danger right now? Who will protect them? The politicians? Meaningless regulation? What will happen in Barbados when Bank of America collapses? Or there is a default in Greece or Italy or Spain?


  33. Here we have a case where the crooks have been given total control of the bank have suckered punch the government and the taxpayers have hogtied the policyholders and the supposedly independent entity BIPA is sleeping with the enemy and DT as the Pinata and when it is all over the crooks would have gotten away and the taxpayers would be the ones to foot the bill. not even hollywood could write a script so grand


  34. @What will they think of next ?

    So why did this government appoint him to be of Chairman of BTI? You need to stop catching at straws. It is one thing to argue about the appointment of the auditors from the same firm as the JM, but to imply that someone for instance would forge a $3.333m cheque payable and encashed by David Thompson & Associates is laughable.


  35. @Pan

    You have raised a serious matter which merits national discussion, perhaps a few articles are warranted. The docile nature of Bajans in matters like those you have raised contradicts our touted level of education.


  36. David wrote”The docile nature of Bajans in matters like those you have raised”…….

    Hants writes “The docile nature of Bajans has stopped them from killing or maiming those who continuously defraud them.”


  37. @Hants

    It is a characteristic which can work for you or against you. If we want to promote needed change it is a quality that will make the shift very difficult.


  38. correction in my above comment should be”the taxpayers have been hogtied and BIPA is sleeping with the enemy but who are these crooks And why are they allowed easy access to maniuplate the system yes they have demonstrated the capabilty of also not being able to destroyed peoples lives but to also to remove themselves from all that has happen to CLICO and in a political grandslam have easily remove themselves as chief crooks and have replaced others as the central players..


  39. This particular issue seems to be one where the Judicial Manager is just clearing the air as to why the Prime Minister of Barbados and other territories did not see the report as they were just following the Court’s instruction to submit it to the FSC. I agree with Snipes that the PM would be foolish to respond to a few snippets he saw in the Nation newspaper.


  40. @ What will they think of next ? | March 22, 2012 at 12:13 PM |

    And another question of note, was it not the same Oliver Jordan who was pictured complete in a RED SHIRT at the nomination of Rudy Grant just before the last elections ?……………………………..

    You Dems are vicious, speak the truth and you all go for the jugular.

    I always heard that Oliver was a Dem. He may have had a top job under the Bees but I understand he is a Dem. How could you accused the gentleman of stealing? Did he not go on to a bigger job at FCIB? If he is a Bee why did the Dems embraced him? Dems do not give Bees jobs remember only those who stayed the course with the dead king were invited to the feast of the fatted calf. He was made Chairman of BTI and other boards so you may be off track here.

    Check with George Street for the next talking points. Peace. Dont assassinate people’s character like that, this is little Barbados.


  41. Pachamama

    I just call all de people I know at NIS … and dey is allot ah dem … and not one, NOT ONE can attest to your claim … Sorry Pan, this time I must respectfully disagree …!


  42. @CBuck,
    “I agree with Snipes that the PM would be foolish to respond to a few snippets he saw in the Nation newspaper.”……………………………….

    Yes but do you not think that as PM of this country, he had a right and the power to request a copy seeing the uproar the revelations were causing? Who is in control here? Is the PM going to continue to act as a mouse and play he sticking to every protocol?

    Give me a break!

    The DLP clearly does NOT want to deal with this issue at all. He must be embarrassed to see what was in the report seeing that he so stupidly declared the man to be his friend and that he is not a leper.

    Fruendel Stuart had a way out of this CLICO debacle in 2010. Everybody knew that Leroy Parris was tied up tightly with David Thompson. David Thompson was dead and Fruendel Stuart could have said all that was under David Thompson, here is the new way. From there he could have swiftly moved to put the JM’s in place and with public sympathy in 2010, all of this could have been behind the DLP. But they dithered and dithered and now they cannot deal with the reality.

    Maxine McClean and Irene Sandiford, go away! Deal with the issue, you cannot sweep it under the carpet. Tough luck! You have the nerve to say none of you all dont have CLICO money, “wunnah” spent it last election though.


  43. Why cant the JM’s sell the CLICO massive building at Waldrond Street? That could fetch a good price to be able to pay some policyholders back? Or the other massive one in Collymore Rock?


  44. @BAFBFP
    ”In Guyana, the consequences of the collapse of the Trinidad parent on CLICO
    Guyana are an estimated US$ 30 million hit for the Guyana National Insurance
    Scheme, which represents an estimated 20 to 25% of the net reserves of the entity.
    In addition the Guyana Government has agreed to pay all persons who had
    invested money up to US$ 20,000.00 per person.”
    Authored By your WILLIAM LAYNE – see link below and page 5 of document

    http://da-academy.org/Financial_Crisis_in_the_Caribbean.pdf

    @BAFBFP
    My brother, we will never say anything on this blog which has not been punctiliously checked. Our life is about research and we carefully measure every word we use. If we are to contending that your whole political-economy model is in end-stage collapse then we must write to defend our position from all sides against all comers. This includes the leading thinkers everywhere in the world. We are not afraid to take them on. Let’s talk about your small point.

    Above is an excerpt from a document presented by your own William Layne. I believe that you may have more confidence in him that the persons you called at the NIS (Barbados). Though this excerpt cites the NIS of Guyana and if given more time we are sure that we will prove our central point that National Insurance Schemes across the Caribbean, and Barbados has not been an exception, have at some point in the past held significant deposits with CLICO or its subsidiaries over decades. NIS (Barbados) has long held a policy of spreading its funds between financial institutions. CLICO was never excluded. And this is an undeniable truism. The more important point however, is that all the CLICO entities were private companies and therefore had no culture of accountability to stakeholders.

    You may review the information attached. We stand ready to accept the perfunctory apology. LOL.


  45. @ An Observer.. | March 22, 2012 at 11:49 AM |
    “Pray tell me what is that ” political Stripe ” which tarnishes me !!”

    The use of an adverb as a “slightly” limiting factor has its merits in helping to withstand any accusations of open bias. The stripes of CCC, old onion bags and ac are plain to see whether the colours are raging red or cowardly yellow. In your case it is more a case of professional brotherhood and social interaction rather than an open show of foot soldier loyalty forged in the trenches of the George St. battlefield and command centre. The miller too shares that kind of ‘ties that bind’.
    But this loyalty to a pal is covertly manifested (pardon the oxymoronic slant) in your ceaseless enthusiasm to jump to his defense. No man gets to the top to the political ladder (unless he is covered in hereditary or dynastic robes that protect him when the shit hits the fan) without the need to commit a few political murders and abortions on his way up. He must also establish exploitable relationships that can be depended upon in times of need. Here is where the art of winning friends and influencing people comes to the fore.
    It is incumbent on those who seek to defend and protect a dog to first establish his pedigree and capabilities. It is also well advised to be wary of those strays moving from one riding to the next and whose mercurial rise to the top of the recent power ladder was catapulted mainly because of the vagaries of fate and the dice of misfortune rather than by dint of hard work, scintillating battles fought in the political arena and charisma earned through popular appeal.
    May the angel assigned to guard this nappy-headed Wordsworth of African ancestry march through the fields of six roads to the Oistins hill of resistance and rebellion with a shield of protection to the very challenging corridors of power. These are very trying times unrivalled since the advent of Black majority rule. Unsteady is the head that wears the crown however taken. But one thing is sure, there will always be an “Observer” on hand to catch it from smashing to smithereens. The next 9 months will be the acid test of loyalty- openly expressed or tacitly observed. Let the political adrenalin flow and the party drums roll!


  46. millertheanunnaki | March 22, 2012 at 5:26 PM |
    Miller…your prose is like music to the ears and brilliantly penned.

    “May the angel assigned to guard this nappy-headed Wordsworth of African ancestry march through the fields of six roads to the Oistins hill of resistance and rebellion with a shield of protection to the very challenging corridors of power”
    RFLMAO


  47. @ islandgal246 | March 22, 2012 at 6:12 PM |

    Thanks for the nice compliment!
    My schooldays weren’t all taken up with pitching marbles, flying kites, fishing, climbing fruit trees setting fly-sticks and playing games or even looking after cow, horse, sheep and pigs like BAF. I always had a love for dogs but it was caring and healthy, unlike CCC and his adorable bitch.
    I might have attended Brumley College in Bromley but not in August.
    I try to be ‘original’ as much as possible. Unlike Zoe, the High Priest of “Cut & Paste”!


  48. @ millertheanunnaki | March 22, 2012 at 5:26 PM |

    Re your post above. I have only one word to describe it………..Brilliant!


  49. @BAFBFP | March 22, 2012 at 7:10 PM |
    “BTW I like sheep NOT pigs …”

    Scared of the extra-long third & fourth phases?
    Don’t blame you. Stay within your limitations. Sheep (females only) are meek and mild. Just graze them near a patch of luxuriant grass not on deck of a gay cruise ship. Like true CLICO-like Bajans they would sheepishly put up with any thing set up to screw them.
    Send the pigs over to the mill. We have the right 12 gauge equipment to slaughter the sows, foc despite the squealing. (LOL!!!)


  50. @ Miller
    Ya ole dawg you ..man you showing us up……we ( not even Observer) could handle your Shakespeare….got D man gone silent fa the rest of the night….I glad I pun this side boy..Wait you is Billie Miller right ?


  51. Prodigal Son

    Sorry to piss on a parade but I actually do not like sheep either … at least not in the context that you would have imagined my comment to be acquainted with …


  52. All exits out of this CLICO hell hole seemingly closed…send in Maxi and sidekick Irene to makes matters worse..talking bout corporate directorship experience and playing dumbshit Who’s Got it tactics.Regardless, the weak ploy, far from aiding,caused more confusion in the Senate , with obnoxious Darcy Beckles’ of abit of this subtract from 50 % of that leave a half of a lil bit nonsense and nothing worth worrying about shit.
    An early morning summonsing of the the new senator to work on Morning Barbados, with cautioning reminders of Civil Servants Secrecy Act, Sen. Depieza curried up Doug Hoyte’s already cloudy ideas of what could be done supposing the document fell off a turnip truck.She started out by saying she has never read the Act…but willing to advised those who have.
    What a bloody mess in the captain’s mess hole.Laud what will we have to deal with tomorrow ?


  53. @ David | March 21, 2012 at 7:24 PM |
    “…to the PM’s position by avoiding comment on the matter which is under the direction of the Court but he has to be acutely aware that he has a general election which his party wants to win …”

    why should the PM care? he pension has already been secured, whether they will or lose will not affect him financially.


  54. sorry correction to above.

    why should the PM care? his pension has already been secured, whether they win or lose will not affect him financially at all


  55. @ Miller
    ” the Miller too shares that kind of ‘ ties that bind ‘ ”
    When you are honest enough to make this admission we can both have a jolly good laugh . Excellent banter my friend .LOL . Peace .


  56. Instead it remains fixated on the political dimension. because david the politicate directorate who are supposed to lead the charge were tardy in acting in all respects.


  57. I cannot imagine that a company of this standing in the corporate field could have committed such a howler .observer you are so onesided’ why continue to beat this red-herring. what is more a howler to use your word to me is concerns me most is mr stuart’s continuing gaffes in the management of public affairs. his erroneous advice to mr thompson in the lawful suitability of mr gibson for the post of chief justice. his erroneous announcement to the dlp faithful in new york about the origins of the bastardy law and his erroneous announcement to the people of barbados about the elevation of miss ifill to the presidency of the senate to gain the obvious political mileage.


  58. this incestuous fraternity is a sad reflection of the kind of returns on the country’s investment in free tertiary education.

    Where was your voice and eyes, “Observer’ when this travesty was being played out?

    miller, they are vultures. they just do not care whose carcass they feed on.


  59. Do you now understand the reason for the sudden mood of silence and plea of ignorance by the generals and the start of blame game by their political lieutenant

    observer is intelligent to know that free and frank discussion of the contents of the report could spell doom for the dlp with electioneering around the corner. hence the redherrings to keep the report officially out of the public domain.


  60. ole onions you giving billie miller too much credit,. she ain’t so bright. her profile fits the bill of those ascending to power of whom mr miller speaks.


  61. Balance submissions on to something…exactly what though ..I can’t put my finger on it…these luminary fellas..abit faster than Onions when playing second division cricket and all …but Onions always ready and willing to listen..and sometimes play water boy.


    • The government by not commenting on the CLICO matter only serves to make the debate more protracted. CLICO matter is not going to go away. It will be a bigger issue moreso than the economy come next election.


  62. The PM KNOWS he is going to LOSE the next election.He is dilly dallying with Barrack,the eager XI,Clico and the Alexandra affair.When Stuart and co. are backed into a corner,they will call elections,and Owen Arthur and co. will have to deal with ALL the mess they left behind.The Ax’dra affair……….those teachers have been FOOLED big time…….they need to get rid of Mary….can’t they see what is happening ? Barrack……you will be promise and promise and promise…..but you will never ever be paid under the DLP…. and the eager XI have already dug their graves,by the way how come Sealy acted as PM the last time around ? was Jones overseas ? but you see that Clico thing,….man that is a time bomb…bigger than ALL the others combined and multiplied by 2.


  63. @ Old onion bags ,
    You would note that i have gone no where : literature excites me ; I myself am a keen student of literature which , if you were less partisan , and more objective ,you would certainly have observed by now . Shakespeare titilates me , not silences me . You are therefore running the grave risk of driving me once more unto the breach ..as ;
    ” in peace there’ s nothing so becomes a man
    As modest stillness and humility ;
    But when the blast of war blows in our ears ,
    Then imitate the action of the tiger ;
    Stiffen the sinews , conjure up the blood ,
    Disguise fair nature with hard-favored rage ; ”
    Now that is real real Shakespeare . Don’t underestimate me . Peace my brother.


  64. @Observer
    Wait why you telling me this? I ain’t the one who hit you fa SIX…..the fella name “Miller the annuaki” in case you forget…..man he tear ya up too.Less partisan ?..Man all you getting is a stupessss….you got pension money tie up at CLICO ? Well I keeping the flame HOT HOT for my cause….Them thief my money and I go make them sooooo uncomfortable….you could hold your Shakespeare shit and recreation chat for the your Latin lingoed and leper friends…”when the blast of wars ? ..MAN YOU IS NUTTIN BUT A BARE COWARD…Miller knock in you brass-bowl…and all you could do is come fa Onions ? Man you lucky I is a christian or I would start to tell ya where ya mudda come from….Check ya self ya…Miller warn he ya ..


  65. @ Observer
    @ Miller
    Ya ole dawg you ..man you showing us up……we ( not even Observer) could handle your Shakespeare….got D man gone silent fa the rest of the night….I glad I pun this side boy..Wait you is Billie Miller right ?
    ********************
    Man you got to be sick …..threatening ME…read again an weep ! HE BUSS YA ASS…tek dat !!


  66. @ Old onion bags .
    Can you hear me laughing ? You have me in stitches ! I thought you were a Shakespeare man as well ! Shakespeare did not use such profanity ! The Miller and I have an understanding based on mutual respect for each other’s intellect . You should have recognised that by now . If you want to create that kind of respect from me you would have to exercise greater restraint . In this instance you succeeded in pulling the tiger’s tail . Be more careful in the future . In the meantime , peace my brother . Be of good cheer!


  67. Mr.Man….I aint no luminary nor I aint not Wordsworth nor Shakespare man..but when you or anybody ..just so .coming hay ..lookin fa fight wid Onions…who did just observerin….I go represent myself…Be Good ya forgiven!!! lol .


  68. @ Old Onion bags .
    Man you have made my day . I don’ know when last I have laughed like this and you should know that laughter is really good for the soul . But you have to be more careful not to get caught in a CROSSFIRE ; you are sure to get shot . Anyhow , this time I will cease fire and take you into safe harbour . But thanks for really giving me a good laugh this morning . BU really exposes us to all sorts ; and as you know it takes all sorts to make a world . David you must take note ; please see to it that nothing is done to rob us of this medium , Thanks my friend ; right now I am still crying with laughter . Peace my brother .


  69. But wait…CROSS FIRE ?…I go ask EVERYBODY to be referee..ONIONS din trouble nah body….Man you too quick to lash out..By the way …WE waiting for your to reply to “the annuaki”…OR,,, you does dun so ?


  70. @ Millertheannuaki
    Wait boss …like you up at the Stadium….we can’t find you …come in the court come in the court…..you summonsed. lol.


  71. @ Miller
    The true grains of a true blogger extraordinaire Miller…..allowing the admonished time to pickup their dead…or wounded..
    Dat (an Observer) is a real joke…imagine he asking if I want HE respect…another stupesss.Is now nearly 24 hrs since….a no reply to the annuaki. …Shakespeare what …Google maybe..


  72. Tiger tail what…he mean boar cat…lol..softy softy softyyyyy.
    Miller stop laughing and get in hay do.


  73. @ Old onion bags
    you are not observant enough ; i replied to the Miller long time ago when he admitted that he too ” shares that kind of ties that bind ” . See my response to him on March 23 ,2012 -12.40 a.m. Some boar cats , what the Jamaicans call a ” ram puss “, real dangerous ; you corner one and see what could happen . You had better wait until David comes in . I had intended to call a truce but it seems as though you still want to put a lash on me . And the Miller wont come to your rescue . Be careful ..The miller might have decided to wait and see what kind of defence you can mount on your own behalf before he comes to your rescue . The Miller is a smartie . Any how as I promised earlier , I have put away the big guns . But be careful the tiger is not dead ; he might only be sleeping and it is clear that you would rather interfere with a boar – cat than a tiger . peace my brother .


  74. @ old onion bags | March 23, 2012 at 11:04 AM |
    “Tiger tail what…he mean boar cat…lol..softy softy softyyyyy.
    Miller stop laughing and get in hay do.”

    You are rather perceptive. Or maybe you can read minds via cyberspace.
    That’s exactly what I am doing, having a good laugh like the “Observer” whose medical advice I have taken on board if not his legal wheeling and dealing to get his man off the CLICO hook. Don’t be afraid of the paper tiger’s tail. “The higher the monkey climb de more he exposed he ‘tail’; or in Observer’s case his ‘tale’. Just say “boo” and the sly mongoose pretending to be guarding the yardfowls will run away faster than the rat can lick his teeth at the chickens.
    Just watching you living up to the old saying: “The toughest steel must first go through the hottest fire”!
    “There is a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries.
    On such a full sea are we now afloat, and we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures.” Observer the Cassius of the CLICO legal saga will cite the source as a “pro bono publico” gesture to share knowledge of great Literature. Et tu, Old Onions!
    Stay the course, even girdled in your old onion bags! Just 9 more months at the most before your ship sails into port safe and sound after a rough voyage on the political high seas through the storms and economic hurricanes. Time will make the “Observer” weep from the juice of the fresh crop of onions you are using in the recipe to stew the DLP and the supporters who are now sticking like flies in a barrel of molasses delivered by the CLICO garbage truck that the fumbling gatekeeper refused to turn back.


  75. @ Old onion bags .
    Man you see what the Miller has done to you ? He has given you a defence from SHAKESPEARE and you have confessed you are no Shakespeare man . The Miller is there laughing saying ” tek dat ” ! You had no right getting into other people’s business . Now try and save yourself . You had better hope that David gets in here quick , quick . He might be of greater assistance . I warned you that the Miller is a smartie . Now tell me if you don’t agree with me. You must go and pick up and dust off your Shakespeare . It will assist us all in getting away from the garbled offerings of most of the politicians . In this regard BU can usefully assist in providing an outlet . But be warned The MILLER is not coming to your assistance UNLESS you pick up that Shakespeare text . LOL : LOL : Peace my brother .


  76. Oh laud ..Onions only but laughing….these old bags ent want nah Shakespeare for the likes of you…big guns what ..as fa David…he ent want nah parta you neither….Miller the next time you see Onions walking down the road…. mark my words… he go got a boar cat tail in ee hand ..watch !

    Aside: I was watching cricket and Pollard’s century…do humbly apologize ALL


  77. @ An Observer
    @ Miller
    ” the Miller too shares that kind of ‘ ties that bind ‘ ”
    When you are honest enough to make this admission we can both have a jolly good laugh . Excellent banter my friend .LOL . Peace .
    *********************************
    Wait you call this a REPLY..? Man try and get down pun ya knees and beg the annuakia’s forgiveness…..You mekkin sport right ?


  78. @Old onion bags
    Man why you dont you behave yourself ? Let the Miller decide what is acceptable to him . The Miller has raised no objection and you real late .


  79. @An Observer

    Good to read sometimes.

    As far as old onions is concerned, let us uphold the unyoke humour of his idleness for a while longer…lol.


  80. The Democratic Labour Party must lose the next General Elections.
    There is every reason why they should not win.
    They are not operating like a Government in its first term but in its last


  81. @David and cohort an Observer
    Where is that knocking coming from? What’s happening to me, that I’m frightened of every noise? (looking at his hands) Whose hands are these? Ha! They’re plucking out my eyes. Will all the water in the ocean wash this blood from my hands? No, instead my hands will stain the seas scarlet, turning the green waters red.
    Ha ha …….don’t fool all ya selves .


  82. @ Old onion bags .
    Well I don’t know if the Miller had a secret meeting with you but it would seem that you took my advice to pick up the Shakespeare and dust it off . Well ! well ! We shall all have to be rather more careful with you now as ” It is the bright day that bringeth forth the adder , and that craves wary walking ” . You are a snake in the grass so we have to be careful of any backlash you are capable of giving . But you see how I managed to bring out the best in you ? You will have to pay for that ..I shall entrust David with the responsibility of collecting …LOL ! LOl ! The Miller must be there now waiting to jump in . Look what I gone and do ! Pull a boar-cat tail !!!!! Peace Old onions .

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