Why Did Minister David Estwick Direct Former Executive of the BWA to NOT Attend Meetings 'Conveyed' By Minister Of Finance?

A letter signed by Minister David Estwick which was sent to former Executive Chairman of the BWA Arni Walters

In an earlier blog reference was made to a government minister who instructed an employee not to attend meetings called by another minister. BU now post a letter which corroborates what the commenter posted.

As always BU is committed to reporting all sides of any issue. If there is a valid explanation to support the instruction given by Minister Estwick as conveyed in the letter,  BU is prepared to give equal prominence.

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  1. old onion bags September 24, 2012 at 8:07 PM #

    Hint : an intended ship dockin area in a P-#UCKERY
    friends wid a Leopard……finish piss in the pot now baffy…play foolish


  2. old onion bags September 24, 2012 at 8:11 PM #

    @ observing(..)
    Methinks the BLP should be more afraid of Estwick than any of the others…
    Stupessss… Quoting Stuart “that deserves to be punished with laughter”…..D Lone Ranger? Gimme a break…


  3. old onion bags September 24, 2012 at 8:28 PM #

    … A long journey deserving of a long rest. ….. angles, cutoff escape or attack routes, and punish the enemy support for camping the bush. ….. you could technically run around at incredible speed and spam laugh, if that’s your cup of tea.

    Virgil – The Wandering Storyteller.


  4. Doctor Rock September 24, 2012 at 8:56 PM #

    @ old onion bags

    The BLP is making the classic mistake and it is aptly summed up in OSA’s high pitched constant rantings/screamings of “CALL THE DAMN ELECTIONS” The longer and more pronounced his contemptuous calls become the more the electorate will be turned-off. He is looking more and more like a rabid power hungry politician salivating at the prospect of get his hands on the seat of power in Bay Street and the keys to the Treasury in Bridgetown.

    Someone somewhere on this blog previously blogged, and I agree, that this bunch of DLP fellows (with the help of Mia) will destroy not only the BLP in the coming elections but also the legacy of OSA’s when the DLP platform is launched and the facts revealed on the big screen, a la Haggatt Hall 2008.

    Any horse in a one-horse race does always look good and look like a certain winner but this ain’t going to be a one-horse race.

    The attacks on Dr. Estwick suggest that a bunch of people (both B’s and D’s) somewhere are afraid by his presence. Is it because they are reading the tea leaves and noticing that the stars are aligning for him?

    Watch out, I predict a major announcement from FS just now. Will we see a Minister of Agriculture who is also the Deputy Prime Minister?


  5. Observing (...) September 24, 2012 at 9:41 PM #

    underestimating is the surest sign of eventual casualty. Estwick is THE most consistent and clear performer AND speaker on the DLP side who speaks to DLP issues and philosophies. Yes he has cracks, shortcomings and most probably an ill advised temper, but his grasp of whatever he pronounces on at the moment in time has ye tot be called into question. Consider October 2007 to January 2008. The average person is still amazed that he hasn’t held the finance ministry, or the economic one for longer. Unfortunate for him but this is politics.

    And btw, most independent persons would take him above at least 26 of any of the others on the BLP side any day.

    Just observing


  6. BAFBFP September 24, 2012 at 10:26 PM #


    To add fuel to your fire, Estwick has made his seat safe. The DLP can only claim three of them. The three DO NOT include St Michael South or St Michael North West …!


  7. Doctor Rock September 25, 2012 at 6:50 AM #

    @ BAFBFP

    Sinckler and Inniss et al are worrying about positioning themselves for the post of Prime Minister without realising that they will have to be in it, to win it.

    Should the swing be 6% against the DLP then both Sinckler and Inniss will not grace the steps of Parliament when that house sits after the next general elections.

    The reality is that Dr. Estwick MP is the best hope for re-election for the DLP. They don’t have the charismatic style of David Thompson and while bajans appreciate Stuart’s deliberate and careful style they like powerful politicians hence the attraction to someone like Dr. Estwick MP.

    Sinckler comes accross as a power hungry thug who would wrestle the position of Prime Minister away from Stuart once the opportunity presented itself or could be manufactured, even if a significant amount of blood from with the DLP has to be spilt.

    Sinckler has been on the wrong side of issues on too many occassions for bajans to feel comfortable with him. Also bajan like self-made men not men who are fabricated in a dark room by those with financial agendas and who need to ‘land’ a Prime Minister in order to execute their plans.


  8. old onion bags September 25, 2012 at 8:19 AM #

    @ Rocket
    The reality is that Dr. Estwick MP is the best hope for re-election for the DLP. They don’t have the charismatic style of David Thompson and while bajans appreciate Stuart’s deliberate and careful style they like powerful politicians hence the attraction to someone like Dr. Estwick MP.
    Have you gone insanely man? …or could it be that you still love cowboys?
    Powerful enuff to tell off a diplomatic envoy and had to be demoted to agrarian scopes by your DT ? Have heard of doctor gone secretary…yes we had doctor gone farmer too. Estwick’s mouth is his nemesis.His strongest point forwardness is also blurred by his weakest knowing when. He also professess to have a quick draw….These once good traits of a Marshall Dillion don’t work well nowadays with the advent of diplomacy…..if he has good horse riding skills however,..maybe on Thursdays we can have a belleville rodeo giving Carson lil latitude to exhibit skills par excellence’ ….. Rock you shud know better than to waste these wild west skills… as productivity is hard to find with this admin nowadays….. Oh Ride em Silver !


  9. Observing (...) September 25, 2012 at 8:36 AM #

    “Estwick’s mouth is his nemesis.His strongest point forwardness is also blurred by his weakest knowing when.”


    but do we need to get into the “weaknesses” of Arthur or Mottley, or Payne or Marshall or Glyne? Or the previous weaknesses of any other politician who eventually rose to the fore?

    No one said Estwick was perfect. But, he’s been given a raw deal and little opportunity. Despite that is still possibly one of the DLP’s greatest political and analytical assets. That is non-debatable.

    Just Observing.


  10. old onion bags September 25, 2012 at 8:49 AM #

    OH…..I forgot to add Mr. Physical Deficit…also has a problem wid figures…his latest on TV speaking on the cost of production re : Sugar $ 41,000 per ton ??? Am Am……..Estwick needs culling… short of it..call a loose canon buccaneer a spade.


  11. old onion bags September 25, 2012 at 9:48 AM #

    This song reminisces of the DLP rise to power…short lived…..”no smart men or magicians”….why they wanted to marry(win)?….I hope you can take it partner……LOL


  12. bags o' old onions September 25, 2012 at 10:58 AM #

    @ old onions bags

    If you wait you will soon see what David Estwick MP gine do with the little drunken runt from St. Peter. The platforms soon start so all you have to do is a wait a bit and be patient. Dale ‘rubber mouth’ Marshall ain’t really saying much, in fact alot of people claim he ain’t even a real or whole man. The pitbull give he one set of cursing and some bad looks and he run to Mia and between two of them,(combined a half of man and half of woman) run screaming little little girls on the playground.

    Barbados & World in the middle of the worst recession and you talking about niceties and diplomacy, bajan ain’t want to hear that crap asshole, they want to see some action, want to see things getting done to help lift the burden from thier shoulders.


  13. old onion bags September 25, 2012 at 1:14 PM #

    @ bag of Old Rubbish
    See wha I mean man you sound like poodle …fa real…ya mouth real dirty and you ruff ruff like cowboy Dan….ya like ya wanna thief my moniker too…on thing doa I cud draw faster than he….I isa fisherman…so cum fa ya turpit guts if ya on an poppin..I got a bill fish beak too..it name sig 229.


  14. David September 25, 2012 at 1:19 PM #

    @Old Onion Bags



  15. BAFBFP September 25, 2012 at 2:15 PM #


    I agree. Eswick can draw crowds. I am NOT sure else in the DLP can do the same. Dale Marshall and clan, arguably with the exclusion of Mottley will do well to fear this man’s “nemesis” … He reminds me of the Blackmans … Don and Harold … Too sweet man …!


  16. Prodigal Son September 25, 2012 at 4:02 PM #

    I beg to differ! Why does a politician have to behave as unseemly as Dr Estwick does? I have no problem with a man being forceful when making a point but his behaviour is disgraceful.

    I will never forget how nasty (that is the only word I can use to describe it) he got on during their first budget debate. He lambasted Dr Charles in the most vicious way, David Thompson sat in his chair seemingly not amused. A few weeks later, DT unceremoniously removed him as MoH when he was at a function pontificating.

    Since then Dr Estwick seem to be permanently on the war path. I wonder how much his behaviour would be tolerated if he was a BEE!


  17. millertheanunnaki September 25, 2012 at 4:52 PM #

    Seems as if we really have some real nincompoops a dime a dozen on both sides of the political divide.
    Here we have an idiot in the form of the representative for St. Michael North saying the BLP is not for casino gambling in Barbados! Is he speaking for the BLP or just really for his hypocritical self?
    Here is a man whose father was one of the first people to bring one-arm bandits into Barbados even when it was not legal to import or operate such gambling devices. It was the Tom Adams administration that allowed these machines to become legal bandits.
    Wouldn’t be surprised if he himself is not a licence holder to such an establishment. Hence his staunch stance to protect his interest.

    Any one who opposes casino gambling is a big hypocrite. Barbados is now a gambling hell hole. The present tourism product minus a casino attraction is losing out big time from serious competition from other rival markets.
    Let the locals gamble in the casino with foreign money using foreign bank accounts. Then we will see the real local money launderers like ‘Lashes’$70 million out of housing (from planting stone & wood) and Leroy Greenverbs millions in Miami.


  18. Doctor Rock September 25, 2012 at 5:46 PM #

    @ miller

    This St. Michael North man, one Ronald Toppin aint the same coward who refused to stand up and square off with Mia Mottley when she dragged his ass accross the hot coals in Cabinet one day? In stead of fighting, what he did was exactly what any yellow belly cowardice would do, run down stairs, get his his car, drive to his Ministry and then write a letter of resignation to Owen Arthur, the Prime Minister.

    By the way, why should David Estwick MP allow a Minister (Chris Sinckler) no more senior than himself, dictate who from BWA should and should not attend meetings called by the Minister of Finance.

    The Minister of Finance is no more senior that the Minister of Agriculture and proper protocol requires that if the Minister of the Ministry of Finance wishes to invite people from the BWA then he should first make that request through the Permement Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture if not, then he should have called the Minister of Agriculture directly to discuss.

    The simple truth is that David Estwick MP represents a threat to Sinckler et al aspirations to be Prime Minister so they have decide to undertake a co-ordinated attack on Estwick MP in hopes of forcing a irretrievable mistake from Estwick or better yet pushing him to cross the floor.

    Sinckler should be busy patroling the borders of his constituency rather than worrying about Estwick, if he did, he would realise that Leron Gibbes is putting significant resounces behind gregory Nichols.


  19. BAFBFP September 25, 2012 at 6:27 PM #

    Gregory Nicholls …. OH GAD…! LARD COME FAH YAH WORL’ … COME NOW …!


  20. David September 25, 2012 at 6:29 PM #

    Is this the same Nichols seen out and about wearing baggy pants and ear bobs?


  21. BAFBFP September 25, 2012 at 6:39 PM #

    HA HA HA … “De People Want wok, De People Want Wok …! Gregory Nichols, BCA Head, another George Payne stooge …. OH NO … COME FA YAH WORL’ NOW !!!


  22. Prodigal Son September 25, 2012 at 7:52 PM #

    With of this going on, where is the PM?


  23. Eigth Edition September 26, 2012 at 10:35 AM #

    @ Prodigal Son

    All of what going on?

    Bajans really like to occupy themselves with storms in teacups.

    @ David

    The wearing of baggy pants and ear bobs precludes someone from being elected? Alot of resources going and will continue to go into that constituency, it has a history of such.


  24. David September 26, 2012 at 11:23 AM #

    @Eight Edition

    No but baggy pants style is synonymous with a negative sub culture. A person aspiring to public life should think carefully on these things.


  25. Eigth Edition September 26, 2012 at 11:33 AM #

    @ David

    What exactly is a negative sub culture?

    Maybe all men wearing suites are thieves, that possible.


  26. David September 26, 2012 at 11:44 AM #

    @Eight Edition

    Maybe but those who wear baggies with underwear showing? No thanks.


  27. Eigth Edition September 26, 2012 at 12:00 PM #

    @ David

    The section of people you describe as a negative subculture does not include Gregory Nichols, you and I know that so its not fair to try and lump him into it.

    He is getting alot of financial support and as you know in that location, it can be all the difference if the swing is with you as well.


  28. millertheanunnaki September 26, 2012 at 12:12 PM #

    @ Eigth Edition | September 26, 2012 at 12:00 PM |

    There is no way Gregory can back raise Chris.
    CLICO millions might not be flowing but jada has poured enough concrete to allow for the planting of lashley’s stone and wood. Splitting some of the $70 million between the garrison boys would go a long way in running Gregory from the poker table.


  29. David September 26, 2012 at 1:33 PM #

    @Eight Edition

    Agree he is not of this sub group BUT by his casual appearance at times that sub group will identify with him. Perhaps this is his plan.


  30. islandgal246 September 26, 2012 at 2:04 PM #

    Wunna ent hear the PM got married? I hear he only flashing his hand wid de wedding ring. A little bird called me from over and away to tell me dem hear he get married. If that is true the congratulations to our PM. It is good to know that you believe in the institution called marriage even though it took you several decades to get there.


  31. Observing(...) September 26, 2012 at 2:35 PM #

    “I wonder how much his behaviour would be tolerated if he was a BEE!”

    It wouldn’t be.

    “Perhaps this is his plan.”

    At least some people actually have a plan!

    construction money GALORE!!!!! I wonder if they’ll share with their comrades in arms when the bell tolls.


  32. Bush Tea September 26, 2012 at 3:21 PM #

    @ David
    Sub group votes don’t count?


  33. David September 26, 2012 at 3:34 PM #

    @Bush Tea



  34. BAFBFP September 26, 2012 at 5:02 PM #


    I see there was someone out there who would marry the PM. Now with all the sincerity that you could muster, tell me who do you think made that important decision …? And with regards to having children luckily that would a decision that they would NOT have to make …! 🙂


  35. old onion bags September 26, 2012 at 5:27 PM #

    Last time a PM marry …he soon affa lose D elections….whalosss


  36. islandgal246 September 26, 2012 at 7:35 PM #

    Baffy…….every piece of cloth has an owner. Even you got an owner! LOLL


  37. old onion bags September 26, 2012 at 7:49 PM #

    @ Isgal……You serious?


  38. old onion bags September 26, 2012 at 7:51 PM #

    Stuart get married ?…….all jokes aside now


  39. Hants September 26, 2012 at 7:57 PM #

    old onion bags,

    why you don’t call your fellow choir boy George and ask?


  40. old onion bags September 26, 2012 at 8:13 PM #

    Better still……How come you nor Sarge ent get invite?

    That cannot be true …..cuz CJ Marson in Bdos……he wudda been best man…and Sealy wud been invited….. RUMOR-ER..the wood nose chucks are thata way….


  41. Sargeant September 26, 2012 at 9:11 PM #


    You jealous? I have a candidate for you and you would be rich to boot.



  42. old onion bags September 26, 2012 at 9:17 PM #

    @ Sarge
    She must be a real tiger…….might even be a man under there…reminds me of…{bad behave}…..For $63 Million tell him to bring her to Barbados…..they got a fella name Larson wid a pole like horse…..he wud tame that shrew…..lol


  43. Sargeant September 26, 2012 at 9:39 PM #

    I thought that you were all for improving China/Barbados relations and that would be a side benefit. If your Party gets in it can’t overlook the East for investment opportunities.

    I hope your application is in the mail, onward for God and country.


  44. JUST ASKING September 26, 2012 at 10:34 PM #

    Jamaican dancehall artiste Shaggy is the man for her. In the song “Broadway” featuring Barrington Levy, Shaggy brags
    “””” I am the man to turn the lesbians straight”””””
    and that respect is higher than the Empire state –(meaning he is erect and ready)

    He also brags that his bedroom work is up to date and that he is a bedroom heavyweight and that if she wants a date she has to take a number and wait. “Watch how the girl line up through me gate” he sings

    The refrain goes like this ” I am broad, I am broad broader than Broadway” meaning of course that he has what some bajan women would describe as a half -a- door (you know what I mean !!)

    Further in the song Shaggy brags that Sharon called him up for sexual healing and she nearly drop down when she saw what he was wielding and before he could ask, she had she foot to the ceiling

    Based on Shaggy’s assertion therefore, Shaggy is the man for that woman

    Is there any one more qualified than Shaggy?


  45. Prodigal Son September 26, 2012 at 11:02 PM #

    @onions…….Stuart get married ?…….all jokes aside now…………….

    LOL onions, who are your sources for these bombshells? I had heard that he offered a fellow lawyer marriage soon after he got the top pick but was turned down! By the way, he aint back yet? They can fly about the globe eh? He is/was in Canada/US, Kellman had another trip to the US and Lowe another one to the UK.


  46. BAFBFP September 27, 2012 at 4:06 AM #

    Just Asking

    ME …!


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