Update: Leroy Parris v BLP, Nation and Barbados Advocate

Marston Gibson, Chief Justice of Barbados Designate

Marston Gibson, Chief Justice

In the interest of sharing all information received about any matters which BU has reported on, we have been advised and updated on the issue of the Parris v BLP and Nation and Barbados Advocate as follows:

Mr Hal Gollop QC filed an action for defamation against the Nation which pre-dates the Parris action. The law firm of Carrington and Sealy acts for the Nation and Mr Vernon Smith QC is acting for Mr Gollop.

The essence of the complaint is that on January 07, 2013, the Nation captured and published the photograph which is the subject of dispute. Reasonable conclusion, the Nation was the author and the holder of copyright of the photograph. The BLP subsequently used the photograph and caption in their campaign. Thus, Mr Gollop has also advanced a claim of conspiracy against the Nation and the BLP.

At an election meeting at the Ivy on January 10, Mr Chris Sinclair made comments on BIPA that were responded to by the Nation with the picture at dispute. Mr Gollop immediately commenced the protocols (CPR)  against the Nation and, the time limit of the protocols having expired, Mr Gollop filed suit some time BEFORE Mr Parris filed his suit.

To date BU understands that the Nation has not filed an acknowledgement of the claim. Mr Mottley QC is representing the BLP in its defence of the Paris action.

How is it that Mr Gollop’s action is not proceeding, while the action of Mr Parris is proceeding with such haste? AND being heard by the Chief Justice? There is the inference which some have made that the Simmons appointed people in the court system are doing favours for the party that appointed them. The independence of the courts and of the judiciary from the executive must now be carefully examined.

115 thoughts on “Update: Leroy Parris v BLP, Nation and Barbados Advocate

  1. I know some people just could not help themselves answering AC, without actually answering her nonsense, I must say, whomever would believe such garbage is an out an out idiot.

  2. Look………………..Island is just winding you up, I am all female, very little male hormones.

    • For the record, BIPA has initiated legal proceedings:

      BARBADOS—Former CL Financial chairman Lawrence Duprey is one of several persons served with pre-action protocol letters by attorneys Alair Shepherd, QC, and Esther Obiora Arthur on behalf of the Barbados Investors and Policyholders Alliance (BIPA).

      Directors of Clico and British-American Insurance Company (Baico), as well as the Supervisor of Insurance in Barbados, the island’s Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite and Auditors PricewaterhouseCoopers have also been served with the letters which are accompanied by draft statements of claims.


  3. @ Well Well

    I was doing the same winding her up and on this blog, other posters too. Why? Give them just a little bait, they take it WITHOUT hesitation. Notice that, The Montreal Jazz Festival and the New York Metropolitan Museum. My boyfriend, a French-Canadian, resident of Montreal Quebec, Canada often calls me a bad girl.

  4. Well ! Well! wether one believes it or not it is not what I assumed or perceived or made up it is well documented in the High courts of Barbados u ass hole. As to wether I believe it or not it is up for such evedience to be proven in the courts, Wunna always trying to take little stick to cut down big tree with all wunna verbal nonsense and onesided attempts to denigrate others without proof. like I said the policyholders have an association who can sue Leroy Parris “IF” they want answers, but have they after five years of giving the members the run around. ,Now Leroy Parris take on a big fish and wunna angry. wunna full of shit… nobody stoping the policyholders from suing Parris all wunna do up in her on this blog is talkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk nuff shittttt hoping somebody out there gonna help wunna out . Trinidad now spend 25billion trying to topple Clico any wunna going to back the govt to spend 25cents to sue Clico, to get wunna money back.. just lot B/s talk. wunna guh long… no wonder ac keep laughing at wunna foolishnesss,

  5. @ Well Well

    I am a teacher, teach sixth and seventh grade Social Studies. For this reason, I have little tolerance for stupidity: islandgal246, Smooth Chocolate, Baffty, Miller too wherever he is these days.

  6. The DLP government cannot sue CLICO Barbados because it is CLICOs 10 million dollars put them in power in the first place, they cannot do anything to Parris, cause he runs the government, what big fish you thing Parris is taking on, is small fries in the real world, I wish he had the balls to come out here and swim with us real sharks, we will hand him back to you in one pound parcels.

  7. It is only illiterates would look up to people like Parris, they were never exposed to real people with real substance so any two bit thief would look like a savior…………..don’t get me started.

  8. David………………i know parris was served with papers, they made a big stink about not being able to find him and he was at St. Angela’s school picking up his kids, only a jackass like ac living in Barbados and did not know this and I am all the way in North America and know.

  9. Lesley Haynes loves nothing better than to serve on insurance boards and also represent plaintiffs, hope he has to pay through the wazoo. So ac the idiot, what say you now?

  10. @ ac #2 who said….

    @Bush Tea. My heart bleeds for you. I said “A prophet is NOT without honour, save (except) in his own country. Words spoken (not by me) but by one greater than I; Jesus himself. Sorry you did not or do not understand what it means
    Jesus spoke in parables to confuse the sheeple who surrounded him…and clearly to cafuffle brainiacs like you…

    1 – A “prophet is not without honor” means that a prophet DOES have some honour. (NOT WITHOUT – double negative)
    “Save in his own country” says that the exception to this truism is in his own country.

    Putting these together, Jesus was saying that a prophet has no honour in his own country…..which is what the bushman said….

    If you need any other assistance please feel free to ask.

    2 Bushie never said that Professor Wade was any but an outstanding son of the soil……only that he was without enough influence to place even ONE Bajan scholar in his MIT program. This assertion was made by the prof himself in a lecture here last year.

    How do you know that Bushie is not a professional colleague of the prof…? Perhaps even a senior one….?

    You seem to be in love with your own verbiage, but your comprehension skills are seriously compromised….Perko would be ashamed…. But …Up and on….

    @ the original ac
    All is forgiven you. You truly know not what you type… But now that Old onions have gotten over the elections loss, someone has to play the role of BU jester …..and you do it so well…..

    @ Islandgal re Well Well
    …as Technician used to advise….DO NOT FEED THE TROLL.

  11. LOLL…..Look is out Looking and Well Well looks like seasoned meat……Watch out Well Well! ROFL

    Ok Bushie Je vais arrêter pour le moment! Je n’ai pas un copain Québécois comme Look ….Pouffe !

  12. So Well! WELL! what was Leroy Parris charged with. Was it theft . Fraud if none of the above you can specifically state your own findings

    BTW bush TEA….I forgot u exist! no need to remind me!

  13. When I was a boy, I often heard people being defamed even while they were present and you might have gotten a cuss out. However, people today are not made of that sterner stuff that our forebears were made of and as a result, feelings get hurt very quickly. It has reached the point where you can’t even think out loud. LOL

  14. Caswell

    Paris is entitled to feel that he was defamed and make a claim for damages. He must prove that claim and substantiate the damages being claimed.

    Well Well

    Please you provide one piece of evidence that David Thompson was worth $30 million, dead or alive? Just one piece of evidence you malicious nasty terd.

  15. Well Well

    Only 57 months to go before the BLP have a chance of being returned to Government. You may be dead, God forbid, before the BLP and Rawdon Adams is returned to Governenment Headquarters at Bay Street.

  16. Dummy……………you can’t even spell turd, now why would i want to bother with you when it is clear you are an illiterate………………..i said all that was needed to be said. ac would not understand the meaning to be served with a subpoena not even if she was served with a hundred, so i would not even bother.

  17. Well Well

    If you count your chickens before they hatch often all you end up with is egg on your face. The BLP may be in Oppostion even up to 2023. That is not a terrible prospect unless you support the BLP.

  18. Dummy………….who the hell is rawdon adams, you mean adams son, just another politician, no different to the ones now in existence and don’t follow two legged man, neither do i worship two legged man, man cannot save you, you would think after all these centuries people would have learned by now……………pity the fools……………by the by, you might be in your grave too by the time what you are predicting occurs.

    • Rawdon Adams is NOT a politician. Last time we checked he was living happily with his family in France and is a respected Financial Analyst.

  19. Well Well

    You are oh so clever but your debating skills or lack thereof suggest you are really just a retarded village idiot. Which village has misplaced its idiot?

  20. Caswell……………….it is not a matter of being thin skinned or having hurt feeling, those animals could care less what was said about them, it is all about seeing who else they could milk, no one will hire them in their businesses any longer so they have to go with what is available and utilize any opportunities that fall in their laps and turn it into monetary gain, don’t get tied up.

  21. Dummy……………..the village i live in has 13 million people, how many live in your village?

  22. David

    An in 2008 OSA was done with politics too. Why was Rawdon and OSA at Cin Cin two weeks ago discussing politics and the legacy of the Adams family in Barbados?

    Is a politician only a politician when openly and actively involved in politics?

  23. David……………why are they continually associating his name with politics in Barbados and why would he even want to consider entering that pit of vipers that is the political arena in Bim? I am sure he lives in a large “village” why would he want to downgrade? to hear Dummy tell it.

  24. Well Well

    What did you do with the champagne you bought in February to celebrate the BLP election victory? Did you use it wipe down yourself on the 22nd to help break the fever?

    WUNNA LOST. Mia undermined Owen and the BLP in St. Michael, ask anyone in the know. The DLP didn’t buy the election, some in the BLP sold the victory.

  25. Dummy……………….you really and truly gave yourself an appropriate name, as well as being new to the blog…………what i must tell you in all your crazy utterings that are peppered with lack of knowledge is that the there is no more money in the NIS fund to borrow to pay salaries, no one is lending money to pay salaries, that should be the only concern that is uppermost in your dummy of a mind………………….Dummy.

  26. Well Well

    I told you already nitwit people or financial institutions don’t determine if to lend money to Governments based on the usage of the funds, only whether the Government can repay.

    The NIS has a surplus of 15 million dollars each of every month, that money has to be invested so notwithstanding the amount of cash the NIS has already invested in Government paper, the NIS cannot be out of money knucklehead.

  27. Now, if the present administration was not so indebted to Parris, they would no doubt be able to show integrity and finally get the integrity legislation in gear as well as the transparency that was another promise and they would certainly be happy to let us know about all that is now hidden from the taxpayers who pay their monthly salaries, we would also be hearing what is in the CLICO report that allegedly fell off a truck?? When this administration starts to admit that the taxpayers are really their masters and not Parris we might actually start having some respect for them…………………how hard could it be to appease the CLICO policyholders who are also taxpayers?…………what I really want to hear is when the case against CLICO and it’s former directors will start. Having said that, the judiciary will only continue looking like the side show of clowns that they are projecting themselves to be if they continue to give this Parris drama priority.

  28. Errol Barrow,a former member of the BLP, was a highly respected politician.Brilliant economist and Public Finance guru.
    JMGM Tom Adams,a former member of the BLP, was a highly respected politician.Brilliant economist and Public Finance guru.
    H Bernard St John,a former member of the BLP,was a highly respected politician.A decent and knowledgeable person.
    Owen Arthur,a member of the BLP is a highly respected politician.Brilliant economist and Public Finance guru.
    Erskine Sandiford,a member of the DLP.A decent person.Out of his depth.
    David Thompson,a member of the DLP.Died in office.
    Freundel Staurt,a member of the DLP.A decent person.Out of his depth.
    Barbados ,post 1976,has been better off when governed by the BLP.

  29. i think this shows how connected and powerful Parris is in this country under this DLP gov’t. Owen Arthur 2 nights before the elections read from a document which strongly implied that a massive fraud was committed by a couple people on the CLICO policyholders. one of them is Parris, how come he has not rush to court with that one yet? and that was said on a platform.

    duppy know who to frighten and old house should hide from strong winds.

  30. @David. You got to laugh. I was reading the Nation this morning and came across comments made by Adriel Brathwaite speaking at a prize-giving yesterday at the Crane. I was gripped by the very first lines, which read:

    “A culture of preparedness for natural and man-made disasters must be developed in Barbados and it must start with the young people.”

    Quite apart from the fact that entire speech is a long, banal platitude, it is interesting to see Adriel telling young people that they must be prepared for man-made disasters. He is not speaking about acts of terror or warfare, you know. He is preparing them for the man-made disaster that is the judicial system and for the fact that he intends to do NOTHING about it.

    As for Hal suing the Nation, I am glad he did!!!! If anyone has a cause of complaint, it is Hal. But how the hell did Parris manage to jump the gun and get a hearing set down first? Interesting question. It seems that Hal, who has an excellent reputation, is going to have to go to the back of the queue, while Parris, who has no reputation left at all, jumps to the front and the Chief Justice rushes in to hear the case.

    We have heard a lot of arrant nonsense from Responsibility Please!!! Granted the CJ, as a sitting judge, can sit in any court. But the nonsense about the CJ being assigned because the judge previously assigned was not available to hear the case, is laughable. The CJ is not on some sort of rota. So far as I can discern, he has sat on only ONE case to date. So, I have a few questions.

    1. How come ANY judge was assigned so quickly, given the backlog and the number of people on remand for years?

    2. The CJ is head of the judiciary and therefore responsible for its day-to-day operation. He is also head of the Court of Appeal in which, it is custom, that he sits and presides. So, the question is, since he has all of these justices of appeal who are hardly overworked by having to work three days of the week, why was one of them not scheduled to take the case? Why the CJ? Why not Sandra Mason or Moore or one of the others?

    3. Why was Parris simply not made to wait until a High Court judge could be found, like all other citizens of Barbados are made to wait?

    4. And if we are talking of things nepotistic, since when is Parris an attorney-at-law? Since when is Parris a silk? So, as he is neither, how does it happen that a silk who has complained for precisely the same thing, has received no favours and yet Parris has? So the nepotism clearly is not extended to the members of the legal profession, but to others. I posit that this is one of the man-made disasters that Adriel was warning to be prepared for. So it stands to reason that we can look forward to more of the same.

    I am not surprised that the two cases, complaining against essentially the same thing, have not been joined. Hal’s position is very different to that of Parris’.

    But, how interesting is the rush to hear the Parris case, with, apparently, no other JAs being available to tear themselves away from their 3 day work week and the CJ jumping in to save the day, despite the fact that there are many cases that have been waiting for YEARS longer and creating a FAR greater prejudice for litigants. The argument proposed by Responsibility Please!!! is therefore specious and transparent and utterly lacking in any sort of credibility and I reiterate that he is the one who needs to get his facts straight.

  31. Well Well

    Back to the champagne tho, what did you do with it? If its a good brand like Moët or Dom Perinon then it will appreciate with bottle age so on or around 2023, it should be quite nice to drink when Kerry Symmonds wins the elections for the BLP.

  32. @ Amused .
    You are blaming Mr Parris unjustifiably. The application was brought by MOTTLEY & CO to have George Griffith removed as a party to the action. Parris was therefore dragged into court . You may therefore ask how come Mottley and Thorne who were representing Griffith and the BLP could get into court so quickly. you may further appreciate why I have been asking BU ( DAVID ) to check the FACTS and report them . I am sure after the facts are known DAVID will agree that an apology to the CJ and Parris would be the honourable thing .

  33. It would seem that George Was made a party in his role as the General Secretary of the BLP .

  34. How can Parris say that he had a good reputation after the Clico fiasco and that the Nation has now sullied it???? He needs to do a factual check with mainstream Barbados. His only friends are the PM and the MOF who have defended him publicly. We were told that “he was no leper” but that couldn’t convince the rest of the population to be enamoured with him. It is clear he has a lot of clout to have his case heard before the hundreds who have been waiting for many years. Does money oil the wheels of justice?

  35. @ David
    I know that . That is why in the interest of fairness I keep asking you to properly research and reveal the FACTS. Those facts are within easy reach as Griffith and the BLP were represented by counsel , the two QC’s and a junior and Parris was also represented. Any one or a combination of these should assist you in putting together the facts.

  36. The posting above indicates how badly the facts have been misrepresented . the ” CLOUT ” was not displayed by Parris ; it was displayed by MOTTLEY & CO acting for the BLP and GEORGE GRIFFITH .

  37. @ David.
    I have done my own little bit of research and have found out that the matter has been adjourned on the application of Parris’ lawyer to some date in JULY . I am also informed that the application for the adjournment was stoutly resisted by Mottley . It was a matter in Chambers so the facts were not made public . GO AND DO THE RESEARCH !!!!

  38. I would like to know when the Judiciary will deem it time for the matter against the AG, CLICO and the former directors of CLICO to be called, this little sissy defamation lawsuit by the these players whom we know are all corrupt from both sides of the fence is a distraction from reality and the issues that need to be addressed for CLICO victims (policyholders).

  39. On an aside……………….Trinidad has been advised to invest more money in start-up businesses in Barbados, i too think it is a wonderful idea. The world is in start-up mode, there will be tremendous benefits for other islands to invest in Bim at this point.

  40. People behaving as if Clico was a government office. It was a private subsidiary of a Trinidadian parent company. The Barbados government at the end of the day dont have to help depositors get back a cent. I think its admirable that they are trying to help people get back their deposits. Parris, who was CEO, was getting a wash load of benefits from Clico. So what. Its what the board members and shareholders offered him. And on another note how much funds did the parent company in T&T took from Clico Barbados? Was there a receivable sitting on Clico’s books still? Is it written off? I work in a subsidiary and if the parent company wants all of cash and cash equivalents, they can do as they like and take the liquid assets and place a payables on their books to us. The subsidiary can have a receivable sitting on their books till Kingdom come.

  41. Kevin………………just one question, which CLICO executive in Trinidad approved 10 million dollars of Barbados CLICO policyholders money to fund the 2008 elections in Barbados?

  42. Kevin, perhaps you should go back to sleep. Firstly, the late Prime Minister all but guaranteed policy holders that they would get back their money, before pumping $10 million back into the company for which he was lawyer. Secondly, there is evidence from the forensic audit that something fishy was going on at CLICO, but the authorities, that is, the government, have so far refused an investigation into the matter. When some kind of suspicion of fraud is mooted, generally the authorities in the country take action. Check what happened with Stanford and Madoff. There are those who quite correctly believe that having given a guarantee to policy holders, the government has an obligation to see it through.

  43. Kevin…………..as far as I know and aside from the fact that the parent company can access funds from an offshore interest………….the only executives who were in charge of CLICO policyholders money in Barbados were Parris et al, with Thompson as CLICO attorney and lead adviser. I am sure Duprey will dispute what you are saying when he finally gets served and have to answer for his crimes, and also when the Trinidad government applies to the courts in Barbados for applicable discovery documents……………i wait in anticipation.

    • @Kevin

      For CLICO to move money OUT of Barbados our Central Bank would have to approve the transactions.

  44. @Well Well,

    With regards to campaign funding why should it matter if its an executive from T&T or Bds? Its a PRIVATE entitiy, and if it got approval then so be it. Let the shareholders take it up with the powers that be if they were not happy about how their money are used and spent.


    You are just reiterating my point. The former PM did not had to gaurantee depositors their monies back. Also Government, whether it be B or D, doesnt have an ‘obligation’ as you put it. They did it because of the vast number of persons affected. When you put your money in financial instruments prominising high returns there is also high risk. Why should tax payers have to come and bail out your losses. There were two other financial entities that folded and close before Clico. I dont think persons who put their monies in those companies got back a cent.

    And there is no more need to spend tax payers money for additional investigations, thats what audits are for. Let the results of the forensic audit speak for itself.

  45. @Responsibility Please!!! I have now had a chance to study all your posts and you are clearly someone with insider knowledge, but you need to evidence that knowledge, not just come out with what is hearsay and demand apologies for most proper and responsible speculation. We have to deal in facts, not spin. The points in what you had to say that have struck me are:

    “You are blaming Mr Parris unjustifiably.”

    I have NOT blamed Mr Parris. Mr Parris has, from what I can see, a strong case for defamation, but that is subject to a finding of fact by the courts. The appearance, however, would suggest that Mr Parris has been defamed.

    “The application was brought by MOTTLEY & CO to have George Griffith removed as a party to the action.” Etc.

    You have not explained this properly at all, but I happen to know what you are saying, so let me go there and try to explain and you can correct me if you think I am in error.

    The Parris action is against the BLP, the Nation and the Advocate. Counsel for Parris sued the BLP through its secretary, as is right and proper. Mr Mottley QC, acting for the BLP, objected to Mr George Griffith, the BLP secretary, being sued AS SECRETARY and seeks to have the action against Mr Griffith discharged. However, Mr Griffith is not sued personally, but as secretary of the BLP, so I personally can find no law or precedent to support Mr Mottley’s contentions, but I wait to see what this senior silk will come up with.

    And you are 100% right. I DO question how Messrs. Mottley and Thorne managed to jump the queue at the courts, if it was they who engineered it in the first place. Now I could speculate (and do speculate) that almost all of the court officers and judges owe their appointments to the former BLP government and that is where their sympathies likely lie.

    However, it would be one-sided of me not to also speculate that Parris’ contacts within BOTH parties, but primarily latterly the DLP, did not decide to facilitate Parris on the motion by Mottley and Thorne which appears from that I have seen, to be frivolous and vexatious and, indeed, to be a matter of trite law (all of which is without having heard Mr Mottley’s supporting arguments). BUT, it maybe explains why the CJ has requested this case. High profile with a lot of press coverage, frivolous and vexatious. He can hardly make a mistake and he gets what he is likes – mucho publicity. And since that publicity will almost certainly rebound to the discredit of the BLP and, by ancestry, its leader, if, as everyone suggests that Parris is in cahoots with the DLP (except me because I have NEVER believed it, but have been known, as my friend Baffy will doubtless point out, to be wrong before), then an advantage politically accrues to the DLP.

    But none of this answers the central and most important question. How come the queue was jumped like that? Which functionary in the Registry accomplished this? As I keep on pointing out, there are many litigants the prejudice to whom is FAR greater than the prejudice to any of the parties in the Parris action, and they have to wait their turn. So what the hell do these idiots in the justice system think they are playing at – WHO is responsible? You have NOT answered that for us, my friend. And I hope you will assist us with what is clearly insider knowledge (and I don’t give a damn about the politics) by providing chapter, rhyme and verse. At the end of the day, the Registrar is responsible, but I want to know who in the Registrar’s office (or the Registrar herself) authorised the queue jumping.

    “I am sure after the facts are known DAVID will agree that an apology to the CJ and Parris would be the honourable thing .” I cannot speak for David, but for myself I see absolutely no grounds for an apology of any sort. You have not provided us, the BU family (or David) with FACTS. Merely your unsupported version that is open to question, since there are no clear lines of demarcation as to who benefits. And you have not said who done it. Name names, please. We the taxpayers pay these jokers. We want to know who is responsible.

    “It would seem that George Was made a party in his role as the General Secretary of the BLP.” Yes. Correct and proper procedure. Do you question it? If so, on what grounds?

    “I have done my own little bit of research and have found out that the matter has been adjourned on the application of Parris’ lawyer to some date in JULY. I am also informed that the application for the adjournment was stoutly resisted by Mottley . It was a matter in Chambers so the facts were not made public.”

    July being so very far away!!!!! That was sarcasm. I am not interested that the matter has been adjourned, but am astonished that it is not for a couple of years, like all the other cases. My interest is how the hell it was scheduled for hearing so quickly. I think we all want to know that FACTUALLY!! As you say, the matter is a Chambers matter and so to claim that Mottley resisted the adjournment is hearsay. And if he did, you must have enough court experience to know that often that can be tactics, without substance. Bree used to call it a “red herring”.

    @ Kevin | May 23, 2013 at 8:34 AM | You are, of course, as you know, 100% correct. BU has covered this matter time and again. My personal feelings are that I have enormous sympathy for the CLICO investors. ENORMOUS!!!! And tempered. There is, sadly, little or nothing they can do. And if Government does anything, it is because they want to, not because they are under any obligation of any kind, as you so correctly pointed out. Sadly, it is like going to the race track, asking for a tip on a horse, putting all your money and life savings on the one horse, the horse losing and then you trying to get your money back by suing the owner, the trainer and jockey and likely the horse itself. You can even broaden that analogy to say that the horse was an outsider and, had you won, the odds were terrific. I am also forced to reflect that at the time that CLICO was offering its pie-in-the-sky interest rates, there were treasury bills on offer at an extremely desirable rate of interest, but not nearly as high as CLICO, that would have been a secure and prudent and relatively high-yield investment.

    I also want to state that CLICO, in exchange for a certain time period on investments, was offering to repay capital and interest OUTSIDE of Barbados (and let me tell you that this was NOT during the tenure of office of the DLP) that would have effectively negated the measures put in place during the government of Erskine Sandiford (when DT was MoF) that ALONE are responsible for Barbados not being as badly hit as it might have been by this ongoing global recession. So, my sympathy for the CLICO investors is tempered by this knowledge.

    But back to the case in point and back to you, Responsibility Please!!! I think it is high time that Bajans came to realise that blinkered political affiliations are just plain stupid. We hire people to govern us and their responsibility is to govern ALL of us, irrespective of our political beliefs. We have laws that are supposed to create and promote a little thing called EQUALITY. Something our forefathers fought and often gave their lives for and which we are the inheritors of. Therefore, it is high time we started to work for the good of the COUNTRY and to ask questions and insist on answers from those who use political clout to obtain an advantage, whether it is in the courts or the legislature, to which they are NOT ENTITLED!!!

    So, Responsibility Please!!!, as you are clearly in a position to have an insider’s knowledge, would you be responsible to your brethren of the Country of Barbados and let us know WHO set the case down for hearing jumping the lists and WHY the CJ decided to allow it and to preside (and please don’t say that it was because another judge was not available – remember there are appeal court judges working only 3 days a week, any one of which could have been co-opted for what is certainly on the face of it a matter of trite law). And while we, not you my friend RP, but the rest of us, are at it, maybe it could also be explained why the Hal Gollop case is not on the same fast track. Remember, the Parris case is now before the CJ, including for the substantive hearing. He has started the case and must now finish it – sitting as a judge of the High Court. And that too is trite law.

    @David | May 23, 2013 at 9:55 AM |Indeed. See my comments to Kevin. And that arrangement with CLICO came into force, to my CERTAIN knowledge, in about 2004. And it was not under a DLP government.

  46. Kevin…………..have you ever heard of false advertising, insurance companies in the islands do it all the time, there should be a penalty on the statute books for such fraud, I don’t know if CL Financial was offering the same pie in the sky lies to it’s policyholders but you can guarantee that in the real world under fair trading rules, this is FRAUD and THIEVERY at a gigantic magnitude and executives, ceos and all the other liars and thieves pay the penalty. Because Trade Confirmers and the other company was allowed to get away with it in the 80s, does not mean CLICO under Parris’ former leadership should be allowed to get away with fraud in 2013.

  47. As I have said before, Bajans should now realize how vulnerable they are when believing and putting their monthly hard-earned salaries into insurance companies in the Caribbean that are self-serving and have no conscience when it is time to pay out or repay money to policyholders, people need to find another way to hold on to their cash and shut down these thieving companies. To add insult to injury the CLICO policyholders, i am told. are still paying monthly premiums. Some of yall need to be living out here.

  48. @Kevin. What you said, although absolutely correct, is going to be unpalatable to many. But what can you do?

  49. I would never put a penny of mine into any insurance company in Barbados and will always advise others never to do the same, it’s time to shut down these band of thieves.

  50. agree with Kevin timely and well said comments. ………………unfortunately there are those who still belives that govt supposed to solve all their personnal problems that includes the rich and poor……..investment is a risky businesss and those who dare venture into such unchartered waters must do their homework weighing the risk vs. the benefits..No one wants to lose anything fartherless they hard earnedmoney for retirement.

  51. Rawdon Adams used to blog pun this site … David used to hang on pun every word dat he write … David, ya brown noser … HA HA HA

  52. Leroy Parris can destroy thousands of lives by his blatant “thiefing” but he has the gall to sue people because of a picture and an ad during an election? Give me a break!

    If he wins,I hope he gives it all to the policyholders he has robbed. Thiefing jackass!

  53. @ Dummy
    A by-election in one of the current 6/7 DLP weak seats and Parliament skin up. Therefore If I were you I would not be so pompous in talking about 57 months far less 2023.

  54. Enuff

    You realise that Owen has officially said he done with politics and therefore the first by-election will be in St. Peter. You also realise that despite Benn’s complaints the DLP has not yet declared who it plans to run down there later this year against Rawdon Adams?

    The DLP will win the St. Peter By-Election and it will be 17-13 in Parliament. The BLP cannot return to office before 2018 or 19 earliest by more likely to be 2023? Look at the facts Enuff, this politics thing aint about wishing and praying and hoping.

  55. I don’t know where they got the idea that they got time put down somewhere. They are clueless to what is unfolding in the real world, not paradise island, did i say paradise?, yet are able to predict what will happen next. Ha! HA!

  56. Enuff

    You didn’t one of the ones bout here in January and February this year saying the BLP could not loss the elections? You, Just Asking, Prodigal Sona and Onions was already to send the packers to Ilaro Court to move out Freundel Stuart……………..but wunna ass get JUMP.

  57. Um is 57 months or 10 more years wunna have to wait before the people of Barbados forgive wunna sins. Wunna do nuff shoite bout here between 1994 and 2008, you how much million and million get squander?

  58. @ Sea Gram’s
    I thought Owen said he wasn’t running again. You are now telling me he plans to resign from is seat? I wonder what name you were blogging under before? Hope you don’t get jumped by the IMF *whistles*

  59. @LOOK | May 22, 2013 at 6:45 PM |
    ” I have common interest, art work collected by John David Rockefeller from all over the world”

    READ THE INTERNET, WHAT U HAVE ARE FORGERIES… i am embarrassed reading ur comment, u obviously have not yet acquired a taste for quality, take a trip to Paris visit the Louvre, it will help u determine as it did me, fact from fiction…

  60. @LOOK | May 22, 2013 at 8:28 PM |
    ” …My boyfriend, a French-Canadian, resident of Montreal Quebec, Canada often calls me a bad girl.”

    at ur obviously old age, u have a BOYFRIEND? don’t u think u should have a husband? and he calls u a ‘bad girl”? obviously no man has yet found u marriage material…ur still hanging on at the périphéries? do something good for yourself, move from ‘girlfriend’ to wife

  61. @ Smooth Chocolate

    You’re embarrassing yourself – REALLY. Ms. Know it all, you know know me, don’t know a thing about me, baby you don’t know a thing about me, how old I am and if ever I was married.

  62. @ Well Well

    The 2013 Montreal Jazz Festival is 06/29/13 – 07/09/13. Hope I see you there. Cincinnati in Ohio often does a good jazz festival; they have scheduled theirs 07/26/13 – 07/28/13. I enjoyed an evening with Saxaphonist Kenny G, just before Christmas. He was just awsome.

  63. Alvin……………don’t know if you are keeping up with the news in Toronto today but it’s fireworks.

  64. Look…………………ok, that’s next month, as long as I am still in Canada. I don’t see any immediate changes to my plans.

  65. @Well Well.
    Didn’t know you liked jazz. Interesting!. Jazz at Nathan Philips this sunday. do you listen to Jazz FM. 91.1?

  66. Alvin……………where is Nathan Philips located?, I hardly ever get to listen to radio, too busy sometimes.

  67. Waaait…..some people have no manners AT ALL. Mekking all kinda conversations bout dem French menz, dem Jazz musik, dem business wid each udder. I wish dem cud go on messenger or FB and have their social conversation instead of using BU to socialize! This blog is a serious blog bout serious tings affecting dis country.

  68. Smooth Chocolat……LOLL yuh right bout LOOK, she only trying to impress people dat she can get a “French Boyfriend”! As eff we care wha tonge he cud spoke in. I hope he does tie she up and whip she good! LOLL

  69. Nathan Philips Square in directly in front of the Toronto City Hall. I’m not far from that site but not in Toronto (Canada).

  70. Island………………a little Jazz will help you ease the tension that is mounting in Bim, stress kills you know.

    • The Court has a backlog of cases. Barbadians are urged to seek recourse to the Courts to resolve issues if they must yet…

  71. @Well Well
    Spoken like a real jazz afficionado. My radio is permanently set at 91.1FM.
    @Islandgal try listening to some smooth cool jazz that will keep you from being so hyper.

  72. @David. Have you noted the deafening silence on the parts of BU’s legal eagles on this and the Compensation Fund issues? Not so much as a SQUEAK!! But let me assure you that the fun with the justice system is only just beginning. Even now the ducks are being lined up for shooting…..or is it sacred cows. The fall-out is going to be cataclysmic. Just hold tight.

  73. @LOOK | May 24, 2013 at 10:52 AM |

    i do not like to offer my opinion on certain matters but your comments has left me wondering about your maturity and level of education. i hope i am not embarrassing you but i thought this blog was for serious commentary, about issues affecting us. i don’t know if this is your first time using social media but they all vary, what you are putting here is something that would better fit Facebook. i also gather from you comments that you might be trying to suggest to others that you are living a higher quality of life. but are you. i have live among all kinds and i will tell you a secret, the poor love boasts about how much they spend, while the rich about how much they saved. i could go on but i would say that you seem to be a financially limited person who believes that certain genre of music and men iare signs of taste…but i get the impression that you are unable or unwilling to offer serious thought to the debate so you cover it with your tales of ‘ my life is better than yours’ stories. congrats, we get it …cheers

  74. @ Pinkie

    Reading my comments discloses FACT that I am an educated woman, do not speak or write ebonics as does islandgal246 and Smooth Chocolate. Additionally, I don’t disclose intimacy involving me and my man. The quality of life of which I live is none of your business, but it is certainly not low level or poor. I’m not an alcohol drinker. However, I do appreciate good tasting fine wines and smooth jazz. I do indulge in fine linens, bone china (flatware) and crystal (stemware). Also, sex Pinkie I think is stricktly a private matter, I do not embrace sadomasochism known as S&M, don’t do that, don’t allow men to tie me up and or whip me. People’s like or dislike for sadomasochism should not be exposed here on the Barbados Underground, maybe on Messenger or Facebook.

    No Pinkie, you did not embarrass me, only yourself.

  75. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFhni2FWCO8&w=420&h=315%5D

    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W5-z4gbitw&w=560&h=315%5D

    Don’t pick on me. I don’t particularly dislike anybody but will fire back to whomever has fires at me. I’m not the one you want to piss off. Ask Baffy about that, Smooth Chocolate, Islandgal246 too. Relax Pinkie, try some Chillaxin with Saxaphonist, Huge Groove. Maybe you should get out and about, do some Grazing In the Grass (Hugh Maskela).

  76. @Look. You take on Islandgal? You mad? You take on Baffy? You really crazy? Dream on, girl. No amount of “Chillaxin with Saxaphonist, Huge Groove” is going to save you now. Bye bye.

  77. @Well Well
    For your information re. CLICO, if you can get hold of the Caribbean Times International (www.caribbeantimes international.com for the week ending May 23, have a look at page 16 under the headline ” Interesting reading, but what should be of special interest to you is the statement that “The financial problems of CLICO and the collapse ot the British American Insurance company (BAICO) have not only affected clients in Trinidad and Tobago, but in many Caribbean countries where policy holdeers have reported losses estimated as millions of dollars.
    The Trinidad and Tobago government said it had pumped more than TT$25 billion,in bailing out the company since it collapsed in 2009, (note the year) and last year, the Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gasparel said the police had started a “full criminal investigation” into the conduct of individuals and corporate entities involved in the collapse of CLICO and related companies.”
    Get a copy of the Newspaper at any west indian store.There are other interesting stories, especially a statement made by P.M. Stuart last wednesday when he delivered the feature address at the UNDP’s Human Development Report 2013. “Economic Development is Possible [even] when here is no growth…Barbados is ranked 38 out of 187 countries in the Human Development Report of 2013
    Pertaining to me, you disparagingly, in reference to my suggestion that we could export golden apples, said:that “his hilarious suggestion of exporting Golden Apples”…Tell that to the Jamaicans. Up to today I went into No Frills, one of the largest supermarket chains in Ontario, and saw the large amount of golden Apples (June Plums they call it) offered for sale $3.27 Can per pound.and they sell well.So Bajans, keep your heads in the sand. don’t look at the possibilities that stare you in the face. Don’t look for them, or explore them. I will still continue to give suggestions. If you don’t want to expor them how about making golden Apple juice, filter it well and package it in Tetra Pak containers (as Pine Hill Dairies does with Guava etc (from concentrate), especially small containers and sell it locally and overseas. It cam be done. we import a large amount of Apple Juice (English apples for clarity) and a lot of this juice is made from the smallest and most rejected apples grown.Offer Golden Apple juice to tourists as an alternative juice drink, get them accustomed to the taste. Here is an opportunity for a young entrepreneur to enter the market.The guy who first put coconut water in cans (a white guy with a Brazilian girlfriend who conceptualised the idea when he visited her in Brazil, is now a multimillionaire. How long ago have we been selling coconut water?.At least it could help the import substitution matter.
    Enough “shoite” (shades of Islandgal ) for now.

  78. @Look…” Additionally, I don’t disclose intimacy involving me and my man. The quality of life of which I live is none of your business, but it is certainly not low level or poor. I’m not an alcohol drinker. However, I do appreciate good tasting fine wines”

    You are one blasted LIAR and SHOW PIG if I ever met one. You disclosed that you have a French Canadian man and he calls you BAD. What de rass yuh think you telling us on BU??? You don’t drink acohol BUT you like fine tasting wines??? What de rass yuh tink wine is??? SMH you are one poor great pussy!

  79. An example of the JOKERS that are in positions of authority….Toronto mayor and alleged crack scandal….

  80. There is nothing sadder than witnessing a person’s lack of intelligence, just pure stupidity – IN ACTION.

  81. @LOOK | May 26, 2013 at 7:19 AM |
    “There is nothing sadder than witnessing a person’s lack of intelligence, just pure stupidity – IN ACTION”

    from all your previous comments, I take it that you are speaking of yourself, while holding a glass of white wine. i will tell you one thing, not bragging, my home country is London, England. my husband, British. having both been exposed to education in Britain and Barbados, we decided that our children will be educated in Barbados but will travel to Europe every summer to give them the experience of various cultures. when our kids were attending secondary school here and they attended newer secondary schools, i was very careful to let them understand that they should be ‘bragging off’ to their friends where and how they spent their summer. i felt that only the immature would do such. what is the point of me coming here telling of my experiences in La Salle, Paris, Spain, Sweden, Italy, Africa etc the concerts my family attended with Vitas Opera, Andre Rieu etc. why would i choose this forum? i am not here to impress anyone, i come here to read and sometimes offer my views. you on the other hand quite frankly have nothing of substance. you really should follow Pinkie’s advise and take it to FB. no one gives a rat’s bottom where you live, what you do, WE DO NOT CARE. you not only lack intelligence but you have absolutely no class since you come here suggesting that Islangal246 likes to be tied up etc…i can only assume as do others, that either you indulge in that filthy perverted behaviour or you have the potential of doing it, since we usually accused others of doing what we know we ourselves do. why are you here sharing your private business? you are no great super star that your life would be of interest to anyone, for all we know, the streets of Nelson Street, the garrison, Sainte-Catherine and Saint-Laurent are your home

    i was very careful to let them understand that they should NOT be ‘bragging off’ to their friends where and how they spent their summer.

  83. @Bush Tea.
    Perko would give you nought and tell you to stand on the bench The quotation means that Everybody in the world honours the prophet, but the people back home do NOT honour him They give him NO respect. It does NOT, as you surmise, mean that there are some “home” who honour him. It means that he gets NO HONOUR among his own
    And there are many examples coming out of Barbados apart from Dr. Warde. Consider Suki King; World Champion (for over twenty years now) draughts player,who has to scrunt every time he has to travel to defend his crown. Consider Ryan Brathwaite, World champion 110 metres champion who was constantly being criticized by Barbadians that he “only just barely win”, and many such degrading comments.Our leaders who are outstanding and respected outside of Bim who get no respect, even though they deserve it from Bajans. For a small country with no resources to be no.38 out of 187 countries on the Human Quality of Life Index is outstanding, and must be credited to the leadership; BLP and DLP,

  84. @ Smooth Chocolcate

    Again, you have embarrased yourself. Sweetie, I will tell you no more than that already stated except that my preferred wine choice is red NOT white. Also, Canada you know is not the only country attached to the north american continent. My place of residence is somewhere on the North American Continent, maybe Canada, maybe the United States. It could be Westmount Quebec, Canada. It could also be the Hampton area (New York). It is not Nelson Street, the Garrison, St. Catherine or Saint Laurent. No one realy cares, just you. By the way, Smooth Chocolate island gal246 herself posted on getting tied up and whipped. So she herself must entertain that fifty pervented behavior – you too.

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