The following communication was sent to Mr. Adriel Brathwaite, Attorney General of Barbados [recently distributed to Media Houses in Barbados and the Caribbean]. BU deems the matter of public interest when viewed against positions taken over the years at the culture of mediocrity which has infested how we do business in Barbados, especially in the public service.
Attn: THE HON. ADRIEL D. BRATHWAITE, MP
Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs
March 18th 2012
Dear Mr. Brathwaite,
Re: Tenth Request for Copies of Instruments of Ratification
Should you look into the Nation newspapers today, (and in three of its previous issues this past month) you will see, under a “by sale by mortgagee” notice, that my home at #XX Maynards Grove is advertised to be auctioned by none other than Carrington and Sealy on April 18th.
The travesty and injustice of this situation can be couched in one salient fact. The same CARICOM lawyers of Carrington & Sealy whom, like you, I have beseeched for the documentation at caption i.e. the Instruments of Ratification, from 2007 until now, are the same parties who have been able to rush concomitant litigation through the Barbados courts and get a judgment against David Weekes and IBIS Latin America Corp – two of the plaintiffs in CARICOM’s litigation!
This Carrington and Sealy, while stalling our substantive CARICOM case, aided by the fact that the Law Courts of Barbados seems unwilling or incapable of adjudicating my CARICOM civil suit, have simultaneously been able to put my company in court and get a civil judgment, against me, in a personal capacity, not my company, for default on a Central Bank backed Guarantee.
This is the same security my company used to finance the commercialization of the technology that I purport that CARICOM purloined! “Oh beauty thou are fled to brutish beasts and men have lost their reason”
You should recall that I met with you in 2011 when you had indicated that you would provide an official response to my request soon thereafter (see your email below of August 25th 2011). I also had the pleasure of meeting with the previous Attorney General, now Prime Minister, the Hon. Fruendal Stuart on this matter when he was Attorney General and I now take this opportunity to copy this correspondence to him.
No correspondence has been forthcoming from your offices and I am again requesting Copies of the Instruments of Ratification which I have been seeking from early 2008, the same year when the Democratic Labour Party got into power. I am still asking for these almost five years hence, ironically on the eve of new elections.
While you Hon. Attorney General sit in the comfort of your home, this glaring injustice is being perpetuated against a law biding citizen of Barbados. I am not teiffing agricultural produce, nor selling drugs nor bringing high powered weapons into the country yet I am being put out into the streets of Barbados like a common criminal just for trying for these five years to recoup $20.6 million that is rightfully mine.
I again ask for
1. a copy of the Instruments of Ratification which, in accordance with Article 232 of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas (RTOC), permitted Barbados to enact the same CSME document and
2. A copy of the Bill, Act, Special Instrument or Law which, under the dualist system of Barbados, permitted the Protocol on Privileges and Immunities of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas to be enacted into the domestic Laws of Barbados
IBIS Latin America Corp”