On 22 March 2012 the issue of David Weekes’ quest to procure A Request For Copies Of The Instruments Of Ratification [Caricom] was highlighted. In the period since there has been an interesting development.
The United Nations
The Secretary General
Mr. Ban Ki-moon
I was awake this morning from 2 a.m. I am here in my home like Annie Frank, watching and waiting, for SS like parties draped in black, hiding their faces, because, last night, the 3rd of April 2012, at a few minutes after 2 a.m. two attempts to firebomb my home, failed. (See the attached pictures)
I have become like a modern day Thomas Beckett, a thorn in the side of these Colossi, one whom they now conspire to extinguish. The full details of this disgraceful firebombing have been, and continue to be, published under separate cover in various news media.
One year ago, I wrote an email to the Leaders of Government of CARICOM Member States titled “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing” imploring these “honourable men” for assistance in my litigation against the CARICOM Secretariat, a lawsuit that has been waging for 5 years, and one through which I been made to suffer some serious economic hardships and incurred some niggling health issues.
Last week, two national newspapers featured full page editorials on my plight and laid out the distasteful facts of how, while I have had my substantive court case delayed, dogged by the delay tactics of CARICOM’s legal counsel Carrington and Sealy, the same legal firm has incredibly, been able to get a judgment against me, personally.
Ironically this judgment is for Central Bank Guaranteed monies which my company, IBIS Latin America Corp, used to fund the software, and very patent, that I purport CARICOM has used, has yet to pay me for, and now do verily claim “Immunity from Prosecution”. That judgment and my “impecuniary” position have resulted in the April 18th 2012 auction of my home.
That these two full page articles detailing my CARICOM plight offended someone enough to have them firebomb me, may for many be deemed speculative Secretary General, but, for me, this is a very real and present danger.
I am the home owner being terrorized the one who, for 365 days a year, for the last 10 years, has lived with my daughter on a cul-de-sac with only 3 houses. The two other houses on my street are owned by UK citizens that only visit for 1-2 months a year!
I am sure that these bombings, were not “a prank by young men”.
Any astute reader should ask themselves why, would persons unknown, travel to a remote cul de sac in the north of my island, to fire bomb a house with two, rather sophisticated IED devices?
The fact is that, 24 hours later, I, David Weekes, plaintiff in the lawsuit against the CARICOM Secretariat, after two newspapers publish this travesty to an entire nation, now lie “under siege” in my Barbadian home, one which on April 18th will be auctioned to satisfy an unconscionable judgment I spoke to previously.
Secretary General Ban, I have no one to turn to, nor nowhere to go. Honourable men have abandoned me and I am being hunted down much like a rabid dog in this land, one where my national anthem, in meaningless and empty rhyme, speaks of “these fields and hills beyond recall are now our very own”
Haile Selasie’s words resonate with me now more than ever and I urge you to hold them in your mind as you read this my plea, “Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.”
To you, Secretary General, having exhausted all local and regional recourse in this matter, I would ask your urgent attention and assistance. I am mindful of the words of infinitely wiser historians that the Killing Fields of this world, and the Auswitsches of recent times begin with little incidences of liberty denied and I would say these words to fellow Bajans.
“First they came for the communists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist, Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.”
I just want what is guaranteed to every denizen under GOD’s sun, and what is echoed under the UN Declaration of Human Rights – my right to due process and commensurately my day in the law courts.