Why Are We Not Exporting Coconut Water?

Submitted by St. George’s Dragon
Coconut

Coconut Water in demand in the USA and UK

Barbados is struggling economically, with tourism numbers down and foreign exchange earnings accordingly reduced. The position is not helped by the decline in earnings from the off-shore sector and the sugar industry. There seems to be no end in sight to the debate about whether we can modernise the sugar industry, and nothing seems to be happening to build up agriculture, either in order to export and earn foreign currency, or feed ourselves and save foreign import costs.

One possible route to earning foreign exchange which I have not even heard mentioned is the production and sale of coconut water. Sales in the USA and UK are booming and Rihanna is the marketing face of one brand of coconut water in the UK – see LINK.

I am conscious that our worst fault is to talk about things we could do, then to do nothing. Surely, though, it must be worth investigating whether we could ride the back of the worldwide interest in coconut water? We would need to learn from our experience in sugar and not go into bulk exports thereby allowing someone else make the profit by branding, packaging and selling. Instead, we would need to market a “Barbados” brand and pasteurise and can it here. Government should not be involved. If they are nothing will happen – as with the Sea Island cotton project.

I have the prime candidate to take it on – Banks. Their business is drinks production. They have new pasteurisation and bottling/canning facilities and they know how to export.

What about it Mr Cozier?

201 thoughts on “Why Are We Not Exporting Coconut Water?

  1. PLANTATION DEEDS FROM 1926-2013 AND SEE MASSIVE FRAUD ,LAND TAX BILLS AND NO DEEDS on said:

    Well Well@ Will not be another loan to pay back ? Nothing is for free , more taxes on the People to pay back? Is it a grant or a loan?
    Until they can see the books of who asking for money , nothing will move or the funds will go to the DLP offshore Bank accounts.
    Look what happen in Tnt airport monies of 1.6 B. Now look at Svg airport money.Never trust bank robbers with money.


  2. Plantation…………i don’t think the chinese deal in grants, this is not welfare, they may not be as debt forgiving if the politicians think they can pocket with wild abandonment, the asians will happily pick up something, remember what happened to Grenada when they owed i think it was Taiwan……….they could not collect a dime in cruise ships money until the issue was resolved under international law, this is a different playing field, and the island is at junk status grade, so the politicians will not only have the taxpayers to answer to, but the lenders…………new world order.

  3. PLANTATION DEEDS FROM 1926-2013 AND SEE MASSIVE FRAUD ,LAND TAX BILLS AND NO DEEDS on said:

    Well Well@ okay, new world order? The NWO is really us , you me and all others not in the dark any more. This is the Time for correction of all things , This a warning for the power that be is on its way out ,warning to them . 1000 point of light speech by President many years ago , was asking the Our past for more time to rule. The Request was denied .
    We are the Ones We have been waiting on , There is No One Else to Do This but Us. We are here Well Well,
    To mush info , to hold back with the world wide web and the speed of info.The Queens will fall the Kings is rise , Thy Kingdom Come , on Earth as it is in Heaven .
    Think Hard and Read


  4. Lol I enjoying this blog, would eat some goseberry syrup now. About the export thing, I think we should look to export excess after and focus on building a local market, one good move could be to make all school uniforms from sea island cotton, that way u have a stedy demand and u create nuff jobs over night.


  5. Well Well. . . . . . . . . Barbados Black Belly Sheep patent name is property of the United States. Local Sheep in Barbados cannot be named Barbados Black Belly Sheep.


  6. Look………..I was just saying on another thread that someone else they have never and will never meet has patented not only the island’s name but their sheep and darn near patented them and probably did.


  7. Well Well. . . . . . . . . . The animals are disease resistant. The meat is lean, has a mild sweet flavor that people like. Barbados may breed and market these animals but must not/cannot market it under the name Barbados Black Belly Sheep. They do not have legal right and know it.


  8. what about Bermuda onions do you think they have the right to the name, not anymore that’s life . What amazes me is the nutmeg out of little Granada that is the kind of thing Barbados needs, the sugar is gone get another crop and try to corner the market. Even if it takes years to develop that would be better than years later having the same discussion why hasn’t dlp,blp,or bta done anything


  9. “one good move could be to make all school uniforms from sea island cotton,…”
    ****************
    @ Ready done
    Skippa ….what really wrong with you though? You is some kinda freak?
    If you know what is good for you ya better keep a low profile hear? This habit you have of coming up with these common sense ideas, practical solutions and useful local applications is going way against the Bajan grain….
    People like that does get lockup hear? If not in Dodds, then in Jenkins…

    Such a move of creating a market for local cotton-made fabric is a common sense way of stimulating industry…

    Unfortunately it would take a decision by politicians and it would be opposed by those folks who now supply uniforms made with Chinese cotton.
    Guess who provides wads of illegal money to politicians for “campaign purposes”?
    Guess what decision would be taken on your proposal…
    ..this man ready done mad or Wuh? Jenkins fuh he then…

    LOL …next thing you down there pacing up and down behindqq
    Jenkins fence talking like Alvin …. 🙂
    Saying things like….
    “I am the one who told Owen to cuss the IMF”
    “I worked for Churchill and planned the D-Day invasion”
    ” I told Martin Luther King not to go to Menphis…but no, he listen to Jesse….”
    “If Jesus had followed my advice he would not have been crucified….”
    LOL Ha Ha


  10. @ Bush Tea | June 4, 2013 at 10:15 PM |

    Good piece there, BT!

    We have to give serious support to this sea island cotton (SI) industry.
    In addition to creating a small industry from the cotton (which unfortunately has to be sent overseas for processing into fabric) it can provide a stimulating boost to the country’s fast disappearing cultural identity with the black belly sheep gone and sugar that defines us as a people to go soon too.

    Just look at our rum industry!
    Imagine the majority of the molasses (soon will be 100% on the death of sugar production) has to be imported to meet the basic raw material needs of an industry founded in a country that gave its name to the old kill devil from Barbados later to be exported as rumbullion.

    To market and promote the rum consumed in and exported from Barbados as true Bajan rum is misleadingly disingenuous since we can do much better by planting and producing sufficient cane and raw sugar to meet our requirements for molasses and refined sugar for both industrial and specialties demands. Why can’t we have a specialty brand of true Bajan rum made from 100% Bajan grown and produced raw material like the good old Goddard’s Old Braid or old fashioned Doorly’s Macaw?

    Right now Bim imports much of its sugar needs. What is going to happen when the Forex falls further and rationing is put in place? Would this product that can be easily grown and manufactured locally be at the top of the list next to oil, medicines and other imported food items like rice and pig tails?

    What this country requires is the political will to put these things in place.
    Do you know how attractively charming our parliamentarians in both Houses would look outfitted in locally designed and tailored clothing made from S I cotton threads instead of the poorly fitting sweat drenched “business” suits more suited for colder climes than tropical atmospheres?
    What a sight to behold when our leaders lead by example!


    • All that cotton that was the result of Carcicot and placed under guard of the BDF. Is it still intact?


  11. I found on the net the; University of “Alvin”.
    So I been studying hard. Lotsa new and exciting ideas for the total rejuvination of our nation.
    I set out a new LOGO
    ” Imagination,Creates ,Rejuvination of the Nation”
    Idea One:
    Alvinised ,Cut price Holidays.
    Retired airlines employees such as pilots ,cabin crew,etc can man retired planes,Incentivised payments ,such as Free viagra and motorised Zimmers with “go faster ” stripes,Guaranteed “express entry (within 3 days) on arrival at GAI airport,Green transit to hotels,all retired racehorses utilised.”Hard hats provided .For this we can utilise all the old coconuts halfs and employ locals to plait strings to tie them on safely .
    Pinpointed Healthy living of guests , by allowing total abstinance from food to secure a lowered cholesterol ,and of course lower running costing for the Establishments.
    Guests allowed to participate in “A greener Barbados” they provided with Black Garbage Bags and some pickup tongs and a free transport board bus ticket to “jack in the box” gulley..
    One way.
    They walk back .
    Healthy and invigorating allowing them to be able to integrate with the locals ,route especially selected to incorporate such gems as “Nelson Street”
    Utilise all combustible garbage collected,by having an evening “Bon fire singsong” allowing Guest bonding and promoting cameraderie.
    Final day organise a Guests 3 kg run,Back to GAI .Winner to receive the seat on the plane that has a cushion and nearest the emergency exit.
    Thus saving cost of return “green” transit.
    I leave open to you all to “Alvinise” the necessary refinements.
    This a draft plan only.

    IDEA TWO:
    The “Alivinesed” ULTIMATE Cheapo Holiday.
    A Barbados wall poster , a Bucket of Brandons beach sand,bottle of Bottom bay Sea water(Labelled GENUINE BIMSHIRE PRODUCT) (Tied with a locally plaited ribbon) and a DHL delivery Worldwide FREE B$199.99 Special price four persons pack.
    Plus special purchase incentive of ONE pack of Hills “MUMS” macaroni and instruction how to make real Bajun Macaroni pie,included FREE.
    (Thus providing much needed exports of a local product)
    Prettily packed of course and labled
    ” CANT COME TO BARBADOS, THEN BARBADOS COMES TO YOU”
    GOOD AYE!!
    Remember why say “CNUT” sorry I mean , CAN’T ,when you can say CAN.

    More to follow.Watch This space:

    Copyright Alvin Canada 🙂


  12. Bushie and Dr. Love good mawning …..wunna mekking me lafff. Alvin got us stuck in his craw like anudder “Canadian” whom I shall not name who doesn’t know the difference between “bare” and “bear” and call themselves educated.

    Miller I hear that the sea Island cotton lint has been stored for so long that it has started deteriorating. Dem people holding unto it like it is gold but don’t realize that if they can’t put it to work before a certain time it will become a pile of dust. We should have the finest underwear, men’s shirts and socks made from sea island cotton to export and selling duty free throughout the Caribbean islands. Ready done that was a brilliant idea. Years ago I entered a local dress competition and came second , I did a dress made out of sea island cotton depicting a lace and ribbon vendor we used to see on the corner of Swan and James street in the the 60’s and 70’s. We have certainly lost our way.


  13. @islandgal, you are correct about the storage of the cotton, it is a natural fibre and will rot eventually. The problem has been that successive ministers have laid down the law as to how it is to be used. In particular was the idea that Barbados should get more out of it through value added than just sell it straight as a commodity. Well none of the processors overseas would take us on when it came to value added. Barbados was asking them to partner with us when it was they who were spinning, weaving and knitting and developing apparel at their own expense. Their attitude quite correctly was “why share?” So we sat on thousands of pounds of raw cotton slowly deteriorating when there were potential buyers for that same raw cotton at prices of around US$10 per pound. At least if we sold that cotton, we could keep the farmers in business until such time as we could perhaps find a way of developing it ourselves. Whether or not we could grow enough cotton to keep a spinning and weaving operation going is another matter, because the other islands growing cotton have each broken for themselves and sell their lint to the Chinese and Japanese. There is also another by-product, cotton seed oil, that can be refined and used by snack food manufacturers, as it cooks at a very high temperature, thereby minimising its absorbtion into the products, such as peanuts. Where is all the raw oil produced so far? Sitting around at Groves, of course! All in all, Barbados sea island cotton has been a great opportunity wasted.


  14. Peltdownman..it is all about GREED..remember the old proverb about a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush? Typical Bajan business attitude…we rather DUMP it if we can’t get the price we want. That is why the rest of the world wouldn’t even take us on. We have created a niche for ourselves we are known as ” a bunch of Fcuking idiots” and that the “world wants what we have”.


  15. @ Islandgal
    “…, I did a dress made out of sea island cotton depicting a lace and ribbon vendor …..”
    *********
    Sugarbaby…..was this the one with the strapless black top and the pink flowing floor length lace skirt?… Wid de matching pink ribbon?
    That was sweet fuh days den… 🙂

    On another note, would you kindly desist from referring to fellow Bajans as “a bunch of Fcuking idiots”….The correct term is Brass Bowls.


  16. Lawd Bushie stop letting out muh business nuh?….I hear the sea island cotton dress is in the museum..I have to go and see if that is true. OK I will take your advice and use Brass bowls in future even though the bunch of fcuking idiots sounds so much better! LOLL


  17. I see the IslandRat is out and not trying to read everything before making asinine and uselessly ignorant statements, just can’t help it, can you?

    Last month when i was in CANADA, i saw Mount Gay White Rum, advertised big as you please at LCBO at one of their very classy locations in one of their most pricer suburban areas, that rum is bringing in foreign exchange.


  18. Number One Export of Barbados is its People to the US of A , Visa at the US Embassy. While other CC member states come in so the Bajans can act like America ,to let in who they want .or not.


  19. IslandRat……………that should read: Pricier suburban locations, maybe you did not catch that spelling error, cause you do not know the word. hee, hee.


  20. With all the talk about Sea Island Cotton, about which I am not familiar, I decided to do some Googling.

    Here are some interesting sites, which readers are encouraged to visit. For lots more Google Jonathan Bryant

    http://www.sea-island-cotton-of-barbados.net

    Excerpted from the 63 page of the offering memorandum – The Barbados Ministry of Agriculture has granted Jonathan Bryant, under the trading name of BSC Inc. to be an International Barbados Company, the rights exclusively to produce a brand to rebrand Barbados Sea Island Cotton for export and delivery to the World Cotton market, a $32BN per annum opportunity.

    http://securitiesenforcementblog.com/2012/09/28/sec-charges-jonathan-bryant-thomas-kelly-carl-duncan-and-8000-inc-in-market-manipulation-scam/

    SEC Charges Jonathan Bryant, Thomas Kelly, Carl Duncan and 8000, Inc. In Market Manipulation Scam
    Posted on September 28, 2012 by Mark Fickes
    SEC v. 8000, Inc., Jonathan E. Bryant, Thomas J. Kelly, and Carl N. Duncan, Esq., Case No. 12-CV-7261 (S.D.N.Y.).  On September 27, 2012, the SEC announced charges against 8000, Inc., Jonathan E. Bryant, Thomas J. Kelly, and Carl N. Duncan, Esq. for their roles in a scheme to manipulate 8000, Inc.’s (“EIGH”) stock price…………………

     
     http://www.barbadostoday.bb/2013/01/08/us-probe-2/

    US PROBE
    Jonathan Bryant
    by Shawn Cumberbatch
    Barbados has become a focal point of an American government investigation into the business dealings of a British investor living here.
    The alleged failure by Jonathan Bryant to follow through on promised multi-million business ventures here and public statements about the same are part of an unlawful securities scheme, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission has claimed.
    Bryant, who has lived in Barbados for the past three years, and in that time has become known for his involvement in sponsorship of athletics, football, cricket and other sports…………..

    Interesting how the Barbados Today article does not connect the dots from Jonathan Bryant to his exclusive right to produce a brand to rebrand Barbados Sea Island Cotton for export granted by The Barbados Ministry of Agriculture, if in fact there is truth to claims on the BSC Inc website.

    If it is true, how desperate can the government be, that The Barbados Ministry of Agriculture has granted Jonathan Bryant, under the trading name of BSC Inc. to be an International Barbados Company, the rights exclusively to produce a brand to rebrand Barbados Sea Island Cotton for export and delivery to the World Cotton market, a $32BN per annum opportunity.

    $32BN per annum??????????

    The entire 2012 GDP of Barbados is less than US$5BN
    .
    Has no one in the at Government Headquarters heard of the concept of due diligence?

    Has no one in the at Government Headquarters heard of Google?

    How is it possible for Government to get into bed with this guy Jonathan Bryant without checking him out?


  21. Thank you Due Diligence Barbados just knows how to pick em…..they say that birds of a feather flock together. Another example of our love affair with scammers. I am sure that you have just unearthed something that will be news to Barbados and the government.


  22. There is a reason why the tools of Interpol, M15 and FBI are there, to allow governments to check backgrounds of those who immigrate and call themselves millionaires/billionaires and who have large business interests and holdings, if the government refuses to do background checks on these individuals i guess it will be just a matter of time before we also see government ministers their in bright lights on the international stage as suspects in an ongoing investigation.


  23. Should read: we also will see government ministers with their names in bright lights on the international stage as suspects in an ongoing investigation……….and i might add, hope we see it sooner rather than later.


  24. Barbados Today did carry information about this conman back in January, hope the government don’t have him as part of the business landscape in Bim anymore and allow him to get his hands on the sea island cotton, this is now a good reason to sue him for fraud and get him off the island.

    http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&ved=0CD8QFjAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.barbadostoday.bb%2F2013%2F01%2F08%2Fus-probe-2%2F&ei=l5-vUarMJurMyQH5j4GwDw&usg=AFQjCNGtpCA7PQfkyezmPZlB7rNEK-opyQ&sig2=qvslNZhDYTA5m1FDP-lniA&cad=rja


  25. @IslandgaYes Bushie and Dr. Love, and you have Alvin studk in their (your) craw. Why? Because Alvin knows. If I know I know, and as I said in an earlier blog, you can’t unlearn what you have learned.I don’t tell lies, ;and i have done what I said I did. I have made it my biusiness to learn as much as I can about as much as I can. I have travelled widely; for your information I saw Mount Gay Rum being sold in Qatar in 1983. When I landed there and went into the bowling alley I heard Gabby’s song “Boots” being played over the speaker system. Can I forget these things? so if I tell you that it is not showing off it is stating facats. And instead of tryng to “put me down” by talking like Lawson, that does not offend me because it shows your level of ignorance, because I cannot ever get that far down now, I will add one more thing to get further in your craw, …now i won’t bother let yo stew in your own ignorance, because that is where you aare still going to be long after I am gone from this earth.The Carsicot issue was also a case where people wanted to rip off the country over patenting and Branding. People wanted to steal the Sea Island Cotton brandmix it with inferior cotton and sell it to millers as genuine Sea Island Cotton. Check it out.


  26. Further information for the three Musketeers (Bushie, Island gal, Dr. Love) I went back to the previous discussion on Carsicot (Bajan word Press,Jan 2008; before the DLP won the election) it is very informative, and you all should visit it, but I have extracted this information for you: January 13, 2008 · 12:26 am ↓ Jump to CommentsFrom Hardwood To Soft Cotton – An Expose Of The Disaster That Is The Barbados Sea Island Cotton Company
    The Best Kept Secret Scandal Of The BLP Government

    ECCI – Another Cariscot In The Making

    We have spent a lot of time and energy discussing the corruption exposed about Hardwood. There is yet another company justifying forensic investigation which deals with cotton – ECCI.

    ECCI was incorporated about 3 years ago as a private sector company, but is now under the direct control of the Minister of Agriculture and his hatchet man/political sidekick – the Chief Agricultural Officer. This same Ministry has never grown a successful cotton crop at Graeme Hall and is light years behind in agricultural technology. They have failed miserably to take the Sea Island cotton industry forward in the last 20 years and their support to the cotton industry is basically worthless.

    The Ginnery at Groves, St. George cost $4million of taxpayers’ money and never even went to tender. It was given to a party hack contractor with no relevant ginnery design expertise. The design is a catastrophe, the site choice was the worst (sloping with foundation problems), and the building has serious construction flaws which remain unresolved, yet the contractor was paid in full.

    About a year and a half ago, there was a $4million buyout of ECCI with taxpayers’ money through the Enterprise Growth Fund Limited – shades of Hardwood! In addition to the $8million at risk at that point, how much more of the taxpayers’ money has been thrown into the bottomless pit? Are we up to the $10million CARSICOT cotton scandal figures yet?

    ECCI is now a fully Government controlled and operated company, which is basically insolvent and totally dependent on a financial life support system from this BLP government.

    Raw cotton lint sits in a Swiss warehouse, where it has resided for the last one and a half years. Is it true that ECCI has a pending joint venture with the owner of this Swiss company who has no apparel design/garment manufacturing or textile marketing experience?

    What is the justification for excluding a reputable North American company with advanced high class design and marketing capability and fine finished end products from a possible joint venture with ECCI? Is it true that this company has managed to land a significant sales contract for Sea Island Cotton end products with Sandy Lane Hotel right under the noses of ECCI using ECCI’s own cotton?

    The ECCI board of directors was subject to ethnic cleansing by the Minister of griculture and his political sidekick. All the white board members/shareholders were unceremoniously kicked off the board right after the $4million Government corporate takeover with taxpayers’ money. Other white senior staff members also suffered the same fate. SHADES OF MUGABE!

    This company is controlled by a misfit Management Committee. Why is a land surveyor with strong links to the land shark cartel presiding as Chairman, together with the pompous political Ministry of Agriculture bureaucrat, another from the failing BAMC and yet another from a company of takeover fame? Why are these people with no proven competence running a company with the potential to make multi-million dollars in revenue of foreign exchange earnings for Barbados?

    After an extensive corporate search by Price Waterhouse for a CEO, how exactly did ECCI end up with a non-selected Cable & Wireless dropout as CEO? What is his relevant background in agribusiness, the textile industry, apparel design/manufacturing, or the Sea Island Cotton industry for that matter? Apparently none. How did this same individual end up with a remuneration of $12,000 per month, which includes a brand new SUV, health insurance, entertainment, etc. This is a novice CEO who has nothing to bring to the table, while extracting money from a company which is basically bankrupt/insolvent.

    Why did the ManagementCommittee never see fit to hire a full-time bookkeeper/accountant? Why pay an outside so-called “consultant” $75 an hour for basic bookkeeping, clerical and secretarial services? This person sometimes takes home $10,000 to $12,000 a month with inflated invoices for what should have been a couple hours a day. What is the true nature of the relationship between the Chairman and this consultant which makes her “untouchable”?

    Is it true that the real agenda is to ensure that ECCI fails, so as to free up more land for golf courses, villas and condos to satisfy the insatiable appetite of the land shark cartel. Does the Chairman also represent the interests of this cartel through high level involvement in their various companies?

    Can the BLP deny that the extent of financial exposure with taxpayers’ money is now in the region of $10million for ECCI, including the ginnery, with no definite income in sight, and worst of all, with no competent people in position to run it?

    Should a potential multi million dollar business, dealing with cotton that is SUPPOSED to be the best cotton in the world, but whose quality has been allowed to degenerate through incompetence on the part of the technocrats at the Ministry of Agriculture, be allowed to continue to flounder in the wrong hands?

    We have gone from HARDWOOD TO SOFTCOTTON. The picture is basically the same. Government interference and involvement in private industry, squandermania, corruption and gross incompetence – a tragic and reoccurring picture under the BLP administration.

    A new DLP government must swiftly bring a halt to the operations of ECCI, institute a forensic audit of the Company and be prepared to apply corrective surgery (not at the QEH!), to restructure and restart this vital industry with the talented people now marginalized and victimized – another trademark of the BLP.

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  27. The DLP government has been in office for the last 5 years and will be for the next 5 and NOTHING has been done to correct this! Monkey see monkey do and what exactly is your point you Brass Bowl???


  28. Cummins

    “SHADES OF MUGABE! ” Wait partner … You ever meet this man or you only going pun the shite you does read … Other than that, nice catch


  29. @Alvin
    you are most ungrateful .When I does do a massive promo for you and yuh gets Techy.
    I’ll sen yuh a big tube a cream fuh you tuh rub on yuh tings and den yuh can sit comfortruble en yuh wunt be sah malicious.


  30. Well Well. | June 5, 2013 at 4:42 PM |

    That is the same Barbados Today article I referenced

    Suggest you visit the BSC Inc website at http://www.sea-island-cotton-of-barbados.net and look at the attached PDF prospectus document dated April 16, 2013

    CONFIDENTIALPRIVATE PLACEMENT MEMORANDUM
    Memorandum No. ________
    BSC Ltd.
    (Barbados Sea Island Cotton Ltd.)
    500,000 SHARES OF COMMON STOCK
    € 1.00 per Share
    April 16th, 2013

    Seems like this conman is still part of part of the business landscape in Bim, at April 16 at least, flogging his sea island cotton scheme/scam. Apparently, not only does Government not do background checks, it does not read Barbados Today.

    As for suing him for fraud and getting him off the island, same could be said of LP of CLICO; but that is not going to happen.

    If it is true that The Barbados Ministry of Agriculture has granted Jonathan Bryant, under the trading name of BSC Inc. to be an International Barbados Company, the rights exclusively to produce a brand to rebrand Barbados Sea Island Cotton for export, somebody must have got something.


  31. For the record.
    Has ANYONE EVER known anything to do with agriculture that ANY POLITICIANS had a hand in; that was SUCESSFUL.

    I remember getting a Goverment advisory thro the post about ginger lilies,telling me I can earn a lottery win type amount with about a couple of acres.
    So I do my home work and find the World supply of the Item is 10% MORE than the demand(was then).
    So I trot along to the meeting and listen to the propaganda.
    I ask the man in THE CHAIR, “But Sir isnt the supply at the moment 10% more than the demand.”
    The man in the “Chair” get blue vex with me and say “I come along Just quoting statistics”
    Just then I see a white guy ,a smallish fella Laffin fit to bust.
    I a little like ALVIN then,.sorta Techi, cos I been “talked down to” by the guy in “the chair”.
    So I ask the man .”what you find so funny about me”?
    “Not you brother” he says “THEM”
    ” I grow ginger lilies and if you did too, these guys have no way to even get the your flowers off of Barbados”
    “they would just lay and go off”

    Another instance was .
    I was intending to earn a $ from sweet poatoes,so i troll down to the same Min of ag(ony) and ask a question of a Min of Ag expert.
    I ask.”How many people planting sweet poatoe at the moment sir?”
    He says “he ent got a clue”
    So I ask “well what if 20 others are planting” (Like we all wasting out time and money)
    The expert Guy replies”Well I guess then we would have a lot of sweet poatoes”!!
    THANK YOU SIR!! I GONE!!


  32. Due Diligence……………i saw the 22 page document, Barbados is mentioned as part of the scam.


  33. Due Diligence………..they stuck with parris for life cannot get rid of him, but it is embarrassing that the government still have Bryant as part of any business set up that i am sure he has already patented off the backs of the people of Bim…………this is ridiculous.


  34. Dr. Love…………you really and truly had the guts to face those guys at Min of Ag? those are arguably the worse, neck and neck with Min of Ed. Anyway, the little white guy you spoke to growing the ginger lilies is from St. George, friend of mine and he told you the truth cause he used to export……….never waste your time with those guys, when you see they having some pumped up conference, maybe some grant out of US or Europe and they have to make it look good………..if i told you the stories.


  35. Dr Love …..you gots to do what you gots to do….forget bout MOA dem doan know a plant from a weed. I have witnessed a whole field of honey dew melons rot because they didn’t know when to harvest them. Now the farmers harvesting them before they ripen selling them and no one can eat them……What a bunch of losers!


  36. @ Alvin
    As man, Bushie will NO LONGER be joining with that wicked woman Islandgal and her henchman DR. Love to put you down….
    Bushie has seen the light.

    Any man who has heard Gabby’s music being played on loud speakers in Doha, Qatar (as a call to prayers?) – is to be respected.
    Any man who has been able to detect the fact that the whole Sea Island Cotton fiasco of Barbados is a massive criminal conspiracy has to be specially gifted….

    Shiite man Alvin, perhaps you may even know what happened to the deeds belonging to our friend PLANTATION DEEDS (that he handed to a big up SIR Lawyer…) ….you can clear up a lot of shit!!!

    Serious though Alvin, now that we are all properly impressed with your great knowledge, your extensive travels and your global range of personal contacts….
    ….perhaps you may wish to share with us lesser mortals any single achievement that you have been able to implement that has been, and continues to be successful…?
    …you could be SUCH an inspiration to some of our misguided youths…. Plus it would dispel the nagging suspicion held by Islandgal and her ‘Love cohort’ that you are just another empty brass bowl making a lotta noise… (Bushie no longer holds this position.)

    Talk to the bush…don’t mind those old fogies Dr Love and Islandgal…. 🙂


  37. @Bushie,
    Coming from nothing I was born poor, my mother was a maid, my father died when I was seven years old so I was raised in a house without a father, reaching the educational level I have, becoming an author-books plays musicals, and being the man I am is a oifetime of achievements that should be an inspiration for any young person who feels they cannot achieve. That is something that should be an inspiration to any youth and I am willing too ofer these lessons to any young person and I do do it. I mentor a number of young persons at secondary school and university and will continue to do so.. My life is an example of what can be achieved. When I was young I wanted to learn to fly, when the opportunity came to be able to go to flight school I joined the Light Airplane club and hold a student pilot’s license. I did not finish the private pilot’s license because I developed hearing problems. So as I said that is a lifetime of experience that should be an inspiration to any young person. I am not a Bill Gates, with outstanding inventions, but then Bill Gates is not me. we are individuals and to expect that my image in the mirror could be someone else is foolhardy.


  38. More people turning to welfare according to steve blanket –blankety blank .
    Recession or no recession this hopeless hapless DLP Government led by the uninspiring Freundelitis would mess it the economy. The DLP is never good with the economy–Never
    They going to want another term to fix everything they could not fix in the second term—give them no damn second term.

    I do not like what this DLP is doing to Barbados

    As a strategy , leh we march now in defence of Barbados before they totally destroy Barbados, Come on business people. Wunna going to let them destroy Bim


  39. @Bushie,
    Coming from nothing I was born poor, my mother was a maid, my father died when I was seven years old so I was raised in a house without a father, reaching the educational level I have
    *********************
    WHY ??
    WHO THE F—K CARES ?

    JUST ASKING


  40. bush tea u should be shackled in lead iron and hauled off to jail for conspiring to antagonize and demean a well known and gifted scholar in world affairs Alvin cummins .this goodly gentleman meant no harm expect to educate u . but No! as usual sitting high up or your high horse u not only demeaned him but took that 2×4 away from island gal to beat him to death. therefore upon that damning evidence I sentenced u to a ‘”life in HELL’ u ole buzzard! Enjoy!


  41. Alvin cummins . don’t let them see u sweat. u don’t have to explain a damn thing to nobody….your life is your own. everybody else be damn……..stay with the program…….the BU family is made up predominately naysayers….nothing more nothing less…… rule #1 play them don’t let them play you. rule #2 Stick with the program. rule #3 cuss them when necessary. more often than not.#4 Save your advice cause it only falls on deaf ears…….taking those rules into consideration u should have smooth sailing..


  42. @ ac
    Are you suggesting that Bushie’s olive leaf to Alvin was a sham?
    Are you saying that Bushie is being sarcastic in his voluminous praise of Alvin?
    Would you be suggesting that Bushie has conspired with Islandgal and Dr. Love to play “good cop” and “bad cop” with Alvin….?
    Wunna ac standing up for one another now…?

    You disappoint ac….Do you REALLY want Bushie shackled with iron and hauled off to jail?…or are you throwing subtle hints about a desired steamy relationship with the bushman involving shackles, iron etc?
    WATCH IT WOMAN. ONLY ISLANDGAL FOR BUSHIE?

    BTW…
    Is the man back from Arizona yet…?


  43. @ac and Bushie.
    Bushie I owe you an apologie. It was not Boots I heard over the speakers in Qatar, it was “Jack” and it was played many times over
    ac, I have nothing to be ashamed of, I am proud of my background and what I have achieved, and I will always speak about it as an example to counteract the degativity and false propagandaa spread by people like Buchie and Islandgal. I will always bigup my country and unlike them I will not pull it down. My success will always frustrate them because when people like them always try to show the negative side of things it is people like me who will be there to show how wrong they are.


  44. Oh shoite Bushie he mistook Boots for Jack ??? I wonder what next he gine fill up yuh head wid??? ROFL Bushie Alvin sounds like a fabricator of fantasies. LOLL


  45. @bushie

    All of the above except the part about shacking up wid u ….I know better.. what Arizona. who feeding u that bull ?

    @ Alvin …….see what I mean……here comes island gal right out de gate ,,,hard ears u wont hear …..soon feel…….


  46. @ ac
    “…..what Arizona. who feeding u that bull ?”
    *********
    Come on ac, is it not obvious that your man gone or going to Arizona?
    Wuh um is in the bible……and it CLEARLY says there that at some point in time, your man HAS to go…..

    @ Islandgal
    Alvin is just from another planet.
    He was the sort of young fellow that caused teachers to resign and join the civil service.
    Alvin thinks that being patriotic is about being blind to all the brass bowl foolishness and pretending that all is well….

    Can you see why he likes Freundy? 🙂

    @ Ready Done
    What 150 comments what?!?
    “Why are we not exporting coconuts?”
    …this only need one comment….because we have so many brass bowls in key positions ’bout here that we could not export gold if it was like beach sand.

    Imagine a little 2X4 place blessed with
    Perfect climate and weather
    Perfect topography
    Excellent water
    Unmatchable location
    Globally Unique brands such as
    – black belly sheep
    – Barbados sea island cotton
    – Barbados cherry
    – Barbados aloe vera
    – Barbados sugar/ rum/ molasses
    – Rihanna
    – Bushie 🙂 …and Alvin ?

    ……and we can only see prostitution (…sorry tourism) and money laundering (oops..offshore Business) as means of livelihood…?

    NO VISION
    NO LEADERSHIP
    NO MORALITY
    NO BALLS
    That is why we have….no productivity, no creativity, no success, no export.

    Give it up Ready done. You are outnumbered and out gunned by the brass bowls.
    Perhaps we can all join Alvin and the other ac and sing praises to the brass bowl system as a means of fooling ourselves….


  47. While we are at it…if we want to export anything called food or drink and be tops on the global market…best we become organic…it will give us a real push in how Europe is thinking for instance..and in the USA too even if Monsanto and its products are basically the dictators of the US.

    IF BHUTAN CAN DO IT WITH 700,000 INHABITANTS WHY CAN’T WE WITH JUST UNDER 300,000. PLEASE SIGN MY PETITION AND LET US GET BARBADOS CLEAN AND HEALTHY AGAIN…AT LEAST THAT!!! For full read see http://www.whydontyoutrythis.com/2013/02/hutan-bets-organic-agriculture-is-the-road-to-happiness.html

    Bhutan – The World’s First 100% Organic Nation
    Wednesday, February 20, 2013

    The tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan drew international attention a few years back for saying gross national happiness should trump gross domestic product when measuring a nation’s progress.

    If you’re going to prioritize happiness, the Bhutanese thinking goes, you’d better include the environment and spiritual and mental well-being in your calculations. (Not everyone in Bhutan is happy, and many leave as refugees, as Human Rights Watch and others have noted.)

    But Bhutan, which has only 700,000 people — most of whom are farmers — has another shot at international fame if it can make good on a recent pledge to become the first country in the world to convert to a 100 percent organic agricultural system.

    Last month at the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development, Prime Minister Jigmi Thinley said his government is developing a National Organic Policy because the country’s farmers are increasingly convinced that “by working in harmony with nature, they can help sustain the flow of nature’s bounties.”

    Going all-out organic is a lofty goal for any country given that many farmers — and poor farmers in particular — covet chemical fertilizers and pesticides to enrich their soil, boost production and keep diseases and pests at bay.

    But Andre Leu, an Australian adviser to the Bhutanese government and the president of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements, says it’s very doable.

    “I don’t think it’s going to be that difficult given that the majority of the agricultural land is already organic by default,” Leu tells The Salt.

    Indeed, the synthetic chemicals and fertilizers that are used so widely in countries like the U.S. are only available and affordable to a few of Bhutan’s farmers who are widely dispersed across the rugged and mountainous terrain sandwiched between India and China. But very few of the organic-by-default farmers have been certified as such by third-party institutions. (Certified organic food, by the way, makes up less than 1 percent of the world’s calories, and is mostly available to wealthy consumers.)

    According to the World Food Program, Bhutanese farmers mainly grow rice and corn, as well as some fruits and vegetables, including potatoes and oranges.

    But as demand for food has grown in recent years, the country has been forced to import rice and other foods from India, and today Bhutan is a net food importer.

    One of the few products Bhutan exports to the U.S. is red rice; Lotus Foods sells it to chains like Whole Foods. Bhutanese red rice is more nutritious and tastes nuttier than white rice, its boosters say, and is well-suited to pilaf, as Monica Bhide reported for NPR’s Kitchen Window earlier this year. The rice does not have organic certification, but Lotus Foods says it been grown without the use of pesticides or other chemical inputs for centuries.

    The Ministry of Agriculture says the organic program, launched in 2007, is not just about protecting the environment. It will also train farmers in new methods that will help them grow more food and move the country closer to self-sufficiency.

    The ministry is now training extension workers in organic methods and giving farmers who go organic priority for government assistance.

    Not everyone is so sure that a 100 percent organic Bhutan is a great idea. Leu says he’s found some resistance among researchers at the Ministry of Agriculture who’ve been trained in conventional farming techniques abroad.

    And an article last year in the Bhutan Observer notes that many farmers who grow export crops like apple, Mandarin orange, and potato already rely heavily on chemical fertilizers and could be reluctant to give them up.

    Still, Leu is optimistic that Bhutan’s burgeoning organic agriculture research centers will eventually be able to come up with organic methods to boost yields and manage the problems of these crops.

    “All these problems are solvable, they just need a few more years of research to come up with some more effective solutions,” Leu says.

    http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/CLEAN_UP_BARBADOS_NO_TO_MONSANTO_YES_TO_ORGANIC/?fcAByeb&pv=2


  48. The Bushman of Bush Tea……………….i see you are sneakily trying to pass over ISLANDDEEDEE aka IslandRat to Dr. Love, it won’t work, you have already professed your love as HIS man for the whole of BU and probably has been doing it for years while bashing gays, i see your little game……..won’t work, won’t work, won’t work.


  49. Well Well

    Take some time to review the following 2010 article written about British businessman Jonathan Bryant (now residing in Barbados) and his relationship with scam company 8000 Inc. (EIGH) from http://theworm06.blogspot.ca/2010/10/eigh-british-businessman-jonathan.html

    http://www.nationnews.com/index.php/articles/view/former-british-footballer-at-home-in-paradise/

    Former British footballer at home in paradise

    By: Gercine Carter

    Jonathan Bryant describes himself as “just an ordinary bloke living in paradise”.

    The former British footballer is so enthused over the life he leads in this “paradise” that he is making plans to give back in a big way.

    Bryant had been visiting Barbados for almost 20 years, having fallen in love with the island from the first time he came. Somehow nobody believed him when he would repeatedly say he was going to live in Barbados eventually – not even his wife. She said it would never happen.

    “I’ll believe you when I see you put the tickets on the table”, was her response to her husband’s pronouncements.

    He did put the tickets on the table on October 19 last year and four days later Bryant, his wife and their two sons were on a plane heading for Barbados.

    In the years of visiting Barbados, Bryant struck up friendships on the golf course, including with Sir Garfield Sobers and Desmond Haynes. Through these friends he met many others in the sports field and watched golfers, athletes, footballers and other sportsmen and sportswomen in action.

    He was impressed with what he saw. “When I first came here I met a couple of young athletes. I just felt they did not have the opportunity because of the infrastructure in Barbados,” Bryant said during the interview with the Weekend Nation beside the large swimming pool at his well appointed Sandy Lane home.

    “The problem is there is lots and lots of talent in this island in sports. Typically, [this is] what happens: anybody with any talent in sport, if they are spotted by an English premiership football club or an English college, they are plucked and taken away. That takes something away from Barbados.

    “I thought that was a shame and I just did some more digging into what was going on. Whether it is right or whether it is wrong, the people believe that not enough is given back.”

    As he looked out towards the azure Caribbean Sea on a sunny day, Bryant remarked: “I have been fortunate in my life. But that was not all the time. I had my moments where I had been penniless. But things are good now. So I wanted to do something special out here.”

    Bryant is also concerned about the future for young Barbadians.

    “Other than tourism there really isn’t any industry left on the island. Once you have built all the houses and there is no more land, what do you do?” he said.

    He saw “huge” potential problems ahead. That is why he has been supporting the Carlton Club, because he believes that club emanates from a community where many young people benefit from membership. His generosity in cash and advice is known by people in sports administration, as well as by thesportspeople themselves.

    He attended the Sentabale Polo Cup match, where Prime Minister David Thompson spoke about the importance of developing sports tourism and he pondered on the message.

    “I actually think that there is a real opportunity on this island to build that into more than just words.”

    Bryant is taking action. He is moving his business interests to Barbados, and through 8000inc, one of the businesses he founded, he plans to do even more than he is already doing. He is already committed to the Amateur Athletic Association of Barbados, the Barbados Golf Association, the Carlton Club and to developing centres of excellence with former West Indies opening batsman Desmond Haynes.

    8000inc will be opening a store at the upscale West Coast development Limegrove later this year, and Bryant said ten per cent of every dollar spent in the shop will go towards the sports he supports.

    So elated is Bryant about the life he is able to enjoy in Barbados, being able to share a golf game and socialise with two of Barbados’ cricketing heroes, that he remarked: “There is nowhere in the world that you can get up on a Thursday (the one day he takes off in the week) [and] saunter 500 yards to one of the best golf courses in the world, on the best island in the world and play golf with Desmond Haynes and Sir Garfield Sobers. I still can’t believe it. It just gives me a thrill.”

    This leads him to talk about his two big dreams.

    “I have two dreams . . . One is to build a Desmond Haynes Sporting Centre of Excellence, a purpose-built facility which will have corporate offices and the equipment for his coaching, as well as football equipment.

    “You take the National Stadium . . . You have a world champion . . . The running track is not good enough . . .

    “My other dream is I want to rebuild Barbados’ cotton industry.”

    It disturbs this self-proclaimed “Barbadian” that “this island produces the best cotton in the world and it is sent all the way to Switzerland to come back here as cloth”.

    He estimates the bales of cotton flax lying useless around the island number more than 100, and he confesses having a personal interest in seeing local processing of the cotton cultivated in Barbados. The clothing on sale at 8000inc, the sports wear and casual wear lines, including shirts and men’s trousers, is largely cotton-based.

    Bryant once played professional football for the Cheshire football club Crewe Alexander, but developed arthritis and was forced to end his career prematurely. He holds a BSc.(Honours) degree in advanced medical microbiology and advanced medical biotechnology, and worked in these fields, while as he said “making some investments that turned out all right”.

    Now that he has adopted Barbados as his home, he is committed to putting his money behind Barbados’ sportspeople.

    He reckons that he is “unbelievably” fortunate.

    NationNews.com © Nation Publishing Co. Limited 2010

    Interesting the blog I found this in is theworm06 – appropriate to this worm who seems to have wormed himself into the upper echelons of Barbados society


  50. Due Diligence………….how appropriate the worm06, he managed to act just like the cotton worm and worm his way into the island, now all his fancy plans for Barbados are laid out in an SEC justice department indictment, that is what he had to offer the island……….amazing.

    I would like to know what “making some investments that turned out all right”, really are.

    Bryant says: “Other than tourism there really isn’t any industry left on the island. Once you have built all the houses and there is no more land, what do you do?” he said.

    It’s amazing that people come to the island and within a few days can analyze the problems, most however, always see a way to exploit the problem for their own gain. Government should take the analysis seriously and not the person.


  51. It is interesting to note that he saw the big problems ahead for Barbados but was quite unable to see the big problems ahead for himself………can always see what will happen to someone else but never to themselves………let’s hope government learns from this and change how they allow people to worm their way into the island and ultimately embarrass the government.


  52. I don’t know anything about this man Bryant, but reading that article would automatically raise an alarm. The man is full of sh*t, and like many before him, he thinks that he can come across as benefactor and saviour of the island. If he is given the rights to the Barbados Sea Island Cotton (BSIC) brand, the best that he will do with it is sell it on. His plans for the processing of BSIC are pie in the sky and he would have to explain to me how much he would invest in ginning, spinning, weaving and knitting before he could sell one yard of fabric. There is a reason why the cotton is exported to Switzerland and Italy, and that is that it takes real expertise and the finest machinery in order to deal with this very valuable fibre. If we put every available acre of agricultural land we have into cotton, it wouldn’t keep a spinning mill working for longer than a month. I sincerely hope that the MOA did not swallow this crap and that all we have seen to date is just Bryant bullsh*t.


  53. You do not need Interpol or FBI to do background checks, just a laptop and internet access and Google to dig this stuff up.

    Here are some more links for your reading pleasure – and for the Minister of Agriculture and the Nation, and The Office of the Registrar of Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property of Barbados:

    http://theworm06.blogspot.ca/2011/01/eigh-jonathan-bryant-again-appears-as.html

    http://theworm06.blogspot.ca/2011/01/eigh-scam-company-8000-inc-issues.html

    http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/read_msg.aspx?message_id=59584455

    http://theworm06.blogspot.ca/2011/01/eigh-who-owns-group-8000inc.html

    At first I thought that the claim to have a deal with the Ministry of Agriculture was untrue – but the more I find suggests it is true.

    Why does no one at Headquarters on Bay Street not get it and do some due diligence before signing away a potentially profitable industry

    Who did this worm Bryant pay off?

    PLANTATION seems pretty plugged into the goings on on the Island.

    Would like to see his read of this situation.


  54. Peltdownman………..too late, apparently the preset government already gave him the rights to market the cotton internationally, this guy just landed in bim 3 years, there are people on the island born on the island or lived there most of their lives and government won’t even look at them, but this guy just arrived and got international rights to market the island’s cotton and managed to involve the island in a scandal in the US with SEC when he violated their laws with regards to company shares and scams.


  55. Due Diligence………..the question is, which minister signed off on this guy having the privilege to market Barbados’ sea island cotton after only 3 years of living on the island, what deal did they cut and what and how much were they given for this exchange?


  56. While LP and his Trini bosses were allowed to plunder the savings of thousands of Barbadians, this British bloke Bryant appears to have been allowed to plunder the country’s sea island cotton industry.

    If true it is scandalous.

    The SEC document at the link below includes a Barbados address for Jonathan Bryant

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/118958786/SEC-v-8000-Inc-Et-Al-Doc-10-Filed-03-Jan-13

    As Due Diligence is presently off the island, maybe a BU sleuth with boots on the ground could do a drive-by to check out the Sandy Lane home pictured in the Nation article at http://www.nationnews.com/index.php/articles/view/former-british-footballer-at-home-in-paradise/

    PLANTATION where are you?


  57. Due Diligence…………..I happened to be in Bim at the time when Bryant was parading around the local newpapers, i believe it even had the amount of millions he was worth, what I really want to know is who allowed him that leeway to burrow into the island and command the sea island cotton industry?


  58. For years as i bought coconut water from various vendors,I would ask them why dont they also offer the jelly for sale,as i would see them throw away the material along with the shell,,,I would say to them that in other places such as Magueritta and Venezuela they would blend the flesh with coconut water,ice and sugar and make a very delightful drink,,,sell that on the beaches etc,,,All it would take is a small generator,a blender and cups,,,and Bam $$$$,,the cost of the generator would very soon be made back,,,,There is a very huge profit in selling cocnuts,,very little overhead,,,no taxes,,,,no rent for space,,,,etc,,,,
    I also understand (subject to correction) that in WW2 the USA and the Japanese were using coconut water in the Pacific as an intravenious drip for woundedsoldiers,,I suppose the young coconut water had all the electrolytes,,etc,,and were a sterile solution,,,,,????????

  59. PLANTATION DEEDS FROM 1926-2013 AND SEE MASSIVE FRAUD ,LAND TAX BILLS AND NO DEEDS on said:

    Due Diligence@ what is the Question? Barbados right now.


  60. PLANTATION

    Would like to hear your comments/views about the claim @ http://www.sea-island-cotton-of-barbados.net that The Barbados Ministry of Agriculture has granted Jonathan Bryant, under the trading name of BSC Inc. to be an International Barbados Company, the rights exclusively to produce a brand to rebrand Barbados Sea Island Cotton for export and delivery to the World Cotton market, a $32BN per annum opportunity.

    I copy below some of the links I included in previous posts.

    http://securitiesenforcementblog.com/2012/09/28/sec-charges-jonathan-bryant-thomas-kelly-carl-duncan-and-8000-inc-in-market-manipulation-scam/

    SEC Charges Jonathan Bryant, Thomas Kelly, Carl Duncan and 8000, Inc. In Market Manipulation Scam
Posted on September 28, 2012 by Mark Fickes
SEC v. 8000, Inc., Jonathan E. Bryant, Thomas J. Kelly, and Carl N. Duncan, Esq., Case No. 12-CV-7261 (S.D.N.Y.).  On September 27, 2012, the SEC announced charges against 8000, Inc., Jonathan E. Bryant, Thomas J. Kelly, and Carl N. Duncan, Esq. for their roles in a scheme to manipulate 8000, Inc.’s (“EIGH”) stock price…………………

     http://www.barbadostoday.bb/2013/01/08/us-probe-2/

    US PROBE
Jonathan Bryant
by Shawn Cumberbatch
Barbados has become a focal point of an American government investigation into the business dealings of a British investor living here.
The alleged failure by Jonathan Bryant to follow through on promised multi-million business ventures here and public statements about the same are part of an unlawful securities scheme, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission has claimed.
Bryant, who has lived in Barbados for the past three years, and in that time has become known for his involvement in sponsorship of athletics, football, cricket and other sports…………..

    Take some time to review the following 2010 article written about British businessman Jonathan Bryant (now residing in Barbados) and his relationship with scam company 8000 Inc. (EIGH) from

    http://theworm06.blogspot.ca/2010/10/eigh-british-businessman-jonathan.html

    Also

    http://www.nationnews.com/index.php/articles/view/former-british-footballer-at-home-in-paradise/

    Has no one in the at Government Headquarters heard of the concept of due diligence?

    Has no one in the at Government Headquarters heard of Google?

    How is it possible for Government to get into bed with this guy Jonathan Bryant without checking him out?


  61. Due Diligence………..they got another investor in Barbados to keep tabs on now too, Morse who is helping fund the jada group, the IRS has something active going on with him, these governments in Barbados are just not ready yet, if you are white and tell them you have millions or billions they immediately assume the position and get in bed.


  62. Due Diligence………….I thought you had missed that part, and who is to say it has not been already sold, what proof do we have that it was not?…….we need proof that it has to dispel any doubts.


  63. Doesn’t this whole Bryant thing sound just like Alan Stanford in his heyday? If he has done this deal with the Barbados government on cotton, all like now he is telling them how much they must give up front as “seed” money to get it off the ground. Do you know that they paid Amersey around US$1 million to get the West Indies Sea Island Cotton trade mark back over 10 years ago and still don’t have it back? The proof of the pudding with Bryant will be when we see the island covered with cotton.


  64. What a bunch of losers these government officials are. I feel very sad that we paid for the education of fools.


  65. That is why you do not let people waltz into your country and sing you a bunch of lies that you believe just because they are of another color persuasion, more often than not they will waltz away with all trademarks and patents your country is entitled to and you will not see a dime.


  66. Islandgal, I can’t totally confirm the veracity of that story, but it came from what I would call an unimpeachable source.


  67. No one in their right minds ever give up trademarks or patents once they get their hands on them, people kill for these things, case in point
    **************
    True dat! No one IN THEIR RIGHT MINDS…
    …But Brass Bowls do it all the time….over and over – sheep, cotton, sugar…LAND…their own very BARBADOS…they sell..

    ….Their very BIRTHRIGHTS!!…for a pot of gold…or FOREX as Baffy likes to call um….

    Bajan Brass Bowls are in a class of their own.


  68. They are never getting back that sea island cotton trademark, do you have any idea who these Amersey’s really are?, do some homework.


  69. Well Well

    Due Diligence has simply Googled and shared some stuff about a British bloke and a Yankee billionaire real estate developer who are apparently setting up shop in Barbados.

    At 3:12 you said “I thought you had missed that part, and who is to say it has not been already sold, what proof do we have that it was not?…….we need proof that it has to dispel any doubts.

    Given the well known thorough, accurate and the up-to-date state of information at Land Registration Department, it should be a simple matter of visiting the Department office and do a search to see if H. Gary Morse has bought the island. Perhaps one of the BU sleuths could drop by the Warrens Office Complex to do a search.

    Sorry, it is a bit long; but the following from http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/01/ is interesting

    Major GOP Donor Hires Lobbyist While Federal Investigation Continues

    One of the Republican Party’s biggest donors — a Florida real estate developer who apparently is facing a federal investigation over the use of special tax districts for his retirement complex — hired a lobbyist in the last quarter of 2012 for the purpose of “contacting the federal government” about the districts.

    The Villages, owned by developer H. Gary Morse and his family, had not previously hired a lobbyist at the federal level, according to OpenSecrets.org records. But the new lobbying report shows that it paid $30,000 during the quarter to Cardenas Partners, led by Al Cardenas, the Cuban-born two-time chairman of the Florida Republican Party. Cardenas has done state-level work in the past for the Villages.

    An overwhelmingly white, mostly Republican retirement community 90 miles north and inland from Tampa Bay, the Villages cuts through parts of three counties. Sometimes referred to as Disneyland for retirees, it includes dozens of golf courses and about 50,000 homes.

    It’s also known for being an insular community where Morse is the chief orchestrator. Morse controls not only the larger corporation but has created many spinoff companies that handle aspects of life at the Villages — trash pickup, for example, and utilities, as well as investment firms and banks.

    Morse’s wealth — he and his family are worth billions, according to Bloomberg — is due in part to his use of special tax districts  to fund the Villages’ expansion. The districts, created under state law, sell bonds that are exempt from federal income tax, and some of the proceeds are used to buy amenities and services from Morse.

    But sale of the bonds is supposed to perform a “wholly public purpose,” according to the IRS, and the special districts have been controversial, with many in the state believing that many millions of taxpayer dollars have been wrongly flowing to developers such as Morse.

    Morse’s special tax districts have been under investigation by the IRS since at least 2009, when the agency wrote to the Villages saying it believed that bonds issued by one of the development’s special districts overpaid Morse for golf courses and other structures, according to Bloomberg, and that some of the assets it bought from the developer weren’t eligible to be purchased with tax-exempt bonds. While the IRS won’t comment on investigations of taxpayers, legal documents indicate that the inquiry was ongoing as of last May.

    All is not rosy at the state level, either. Florida’s Republican governor, Rick Scott, issued an executive order last year ordering an investigation of the use of the special tax districts statewide. .

    But he’s unlikely to need much help opening doors on Capitol Hill, at least on the Republican side. Contributions from Morse and his family, his companies and their employees to federal GOP candidates and committees over the past several election cycles have been prolific. Morse and his wife have given $2.2 million since 1999, according to OpenSecrets.org research. And his children and their spouses have given another $2.1 million. Employees of the Villages and related companies? Add another $2.7 million.

    And then there are the companies themselves. In 2012, Morse took advantage of recent developments in campaign finance law — including the 2010 Citizens United decision —  and used the Villages and related corporations to bolster the finances of two key Republican super PACs. The companies — many of which were started to provide services at the retirement complex, such as Central Sumter Utility Co. LLC, Sumter Sanitation LLC and Mid-Florida Properties LLC — contributed $385,000 to Karl Rove’s American Crossroads last year, and $1 million to the pro-Romney super PAC, Restore Our Future.

    Individuals (including Morse and his family) and corporations who listed the Villages’ main address — 1020 Lake Sumter Landing — as their address on reports to the Federal Election Commission donated $2.4 million in the 2012 election cycle alone to candidates, leadership PACs and super PACs.

    Not only that, but Morse offered his yacht, the Cracker Bay — which was flying the flag of the Cayman Islands — for a party during the GOP convention feting bundlers who had put together $1 million or more for Mitt Romney.

    And, not to neglect state politics, just a couple of months after Scott ordered a study of the special tax districts, Morse, his three children and the Villages itself donated a total of $180,000 to Let’s Get to Work, a committee Scott “supports.” The study is about a year from completion, state officials told OpenSecrets.org.“

    End of article

    Based on this Mr. Morse’s political favours and donations he might just fit in and could make people forget LP.

    Buying the island would be a great investment opportunity for Morse and his Republican friends – they could rent all of the agricultural land to Bryant to grow his cotton, until Morse et al can build the island out as one big Villages of Barbados master planned retirement community. The weather sure beats Florida, and I am sure he could arrange to be given tax-exempt status for his financing


  70. @Duppy Lizard

    as an intravenious drip for woundedsoldiers,,I suppose the young coconut water had all the electrolytes,,etc,,and were a sterile solution,,,,,????????

    Doncha know, they also used on Barbahdus politicians,have you not noticed their reasoning skills bear a remarkable resemblance to that of an empty coconut ..

  71. PLANTATION DEEDS FROM 1926-2013 AND SEE MASSIVE FRAUD ,LAND TAX BILLS AND NO DEEDS on said:

    Due Diligence and Well Well @ I will say the numbers look good seen and not seen , Has the markings of the Number People that make things happen , If it dont work its because Ministers looking for a cut before they get going ?
    I send them an email to see if in BIM and whats the name of the plantation they might be using and the acres needed,
    If not this government the next , Where we hope to have some input ,
    I like it and We have the land for we all need food and cloths, We may voting in 6 Months or sooner ,


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