Minister Denis Lowe: A Man Searching for Integrity in High Office
The DLP promised us integrity legislation within a short period of time once it had formed a government. Now, on the eve of another general election, there is no integrity legislation. It cannot escape consideration that the DLP did not dare to provide integrity legislation as, if it did, it and successor governments of both political stripes, might find it impossible to form a government, far less a cabinet.
Some time ago, BU promised that on the eve of the next general election it would revisit the issue of Minister DENIS LOWE. We know understand from his accreditation:
He specialises in Developmental/Clinical Psychology. He was appointed Minister of the Environment and Drainage in June 2011, having held those posts and the additional portfolio of Water Resources since November 2008. He previously held the portfolio of Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Urban Development.
Before assuming this ministerial portfolio, he was Managing Director and Principal Consultant with Life View International. We will not go into Lowe’s background. We are only interested in his political role. We note that he was “Managing Director and Principal Consultant with Life View International”.
However, Lowe has not declared that he was also an employee of Canadian “philanthropist” Peter Allard. BU is therefore happy to provide evidence of this contained in the three embedded links.
We know that former Canadian cabinet minister, Paul De Villers, was also employed by Allard for CDA$5,000 per month. How much was Lowe paid? Did Lowe declare this income as taxable, or was it cash and undeclared?
Lowe worked for Allard at a time when his involvement would have meant advancing the Allard agenda on matters like the Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary, stopping the proposed water park, preventing the development at Chancery Lane, the Canadian firm of Gowling LaFleur Henderson and its officers Sean Moore and Graham Ragan, filing an action against Barbados in the Ontario courts under cover of a shell corporation the principal of which is a fugitive from Canadian justice.
Of interest is that Lowe was a Senator through it all. Did he declare this conflict of interest to the executive and have a fire wall established between him (as a senator) and the documents that would have come to the senate on these matters?
The record shows that Lowe “…was appointed Minister of the Environment and Drainage in June 2011, having held those posts and the additional portfolio of Water Resources since November 2008. He previously held the portfolio of Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Urban Development.”
Does anyone see any conflicts of interest in these ministerial posts, given his previous association with and employment by Peter Allard?
It is noted that, having given Lowe’s contact details to a former Canadian cabinet minister, Allard’s legal counsel, K. William McKenzie, then proceeds to demean a Barbados senator (later cabinet minister) to this Canadian cabinet minister with the information: “Because Denis has on occasion not paid his bill, it does not always work. Accordingly his bill is now being paid as part of his budget…….” And as if this was not enough, McKenzie then heaps scorn on Lowe’s diligence, “He needs to be reminded to check his e-mail daily……….”