Mara Mara on the Wall…CLICO is the Greatest Scam of them ALL

Mara Thompson M.P.

Mara Thompson M.P.

… for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate meExodus 20:5

BU admires Afra Raymond’s contribution to public service in Trinidad. His indefatigable and strident calls for transparency by government and wider society is an approach which needs to take on momentum across the region. His recent blog Everything but the Truth highlights his battle with the government over the controversial CL Financial, parent company of CLICO. Afra’s challenge is made all the more interesting by the fact freedom of information laws are in force in Trinidad. CLICO was a pan Caribbean entity and it makes sense given the complicated mess which has been created by its collapse there would have been a greater effort for advocates to collaborate MORE to ensure the rights of policyholders are addressed. Equally as important citizens have an obligation to insist those elected are held accountable.

The CLICO debacle continues to lay in abeyance. Politicians continue year after year since the collapse to roll out the promises how they propose to remedy this mess for policyholders. With respect to June Fowler and her group the Barbados Investors and Policyholders Alliance (BIPA) they have become comfortable in the role of information takers. Clearly the group is not respected for the pressure it threatens to exert on the process. BU and others are acutely aware regional government – Trinidad the exception – are cash strapped and will be for the foreseeable future there promises are the best politicians are able to deliver.

Without having sight of confidential documents BU is of the certain view the collapse of CLICO was facilitated by people in high places to satisfy greed first and foremost. The symptom exposed by the CLICO mess is the deficiency in governance and oversight. Several years after the CLICO collapse BU is unaware pan Caribbean companies are being regulated with a regional approach – we are happy to be proved wrong.

The leaked Deloittes CLICO Judicial report in 2007 revealed troubling information about a 3 million dollar payment to Thompson & Associates, a law firm which the late Prime Minister  lead partner. The revelation a three million dollar payment was made to former Chairman of CLICO Holdings Leroy Parris as a gratuity payment should have raised more debate in Barbados. Further, Thompson acted as lawyer for Parris, CLICO Holdings and there is a godfather role which may or may not be relevant. It says something about Barbadians given our silence on the matter. The three million dollar payment requires an explanation from someone with the knowledge to address it.BU is mindful subsequent judicial reports have been sealed by the court.

It is no secret late Prime Minister Thompson’s wife Mara operated as office manager at Thompson & Associates. In the role she was privy to transactions between the law firm and clients. Obviously Mara the wife and David the husband would have shared information when heads rested on the pillow. Mara Thompson succeeded her husband as representative for St. John and is currently deputy speaker of the House of Assembly. It has been interesting since her elevation to serve in parliament to observe how local media has given her a ‘pass’. There has been the occasional quote but there is no ‘body’ of contributions that has shaped her political persona so far.

We believe the time has come for civil society in Barbados and the region to direct some hard question to Mara Thompson M.P the widow of the late Prime Minister David Thompson. Bear in mind there is a CLICO liability in the Eastern Caribbean. What is her position regarding the invoicing of three million dollars by Thompson & Associates to CLICO which was subsequently paid to Leroy Parris as a gratuity payment? Enough time has passed since the death of Thompson for the government to deliver on its promise of transparency in government – unless addressed the legacy of David Thompson who committed to a transparency platform message will be tarnished. It is grossly disrespectful for Mara Thompson to sit in our highest legislative chamber AND who is the beneficiary of David Thompson’s estate – rumoured to be several million – AND suffer no obligation to unpick her teet on this matter. There is a legal constraint BUT there is a moral obligation as long as she remains a member of parliament; a chamber where she is required to serve the interest of Barbadians.

Mara Thompson you have always impressed with your dignified and respectful demeanour in public, the CLICO mess threatens to negatively  affect  your legacy as well. To be forewarned is to be forearmed.

73 thoughts on “Mara Mara on the Wall…CLICO is the Greatest Scam of them ALL


  1. Hello Daibid and thank you for your supportive remarks…my next one is entitled ‘What Lies Beneath’…nice of you to say that I am indefatigable, but in fact it is all very tiring indeed…

    In relation to that valuable point yo made on the need for a regional approach to financial regulation, the late Norman Girvan wrote two important essays on that issue – see http://www.normangirvan.info/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/lessons-of-the-clico-debacle2.doc and http://www.normangirvan.info/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/the-cl-financial-debacle13.doc.

    Best Wishes

    Afra


    • Afra your reference to it all being tiring is understood but for some of us we have embraced our calling. Some people enter and leave this world and NEVER find their calling.

      Hello David and thank you for your supportive remarks…my next one is entitled ‘What Lies Beneath’…nice of you to say that I am indefatigable, but in fact it is all very tiring indeed…

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  3. To David and Afra,

    It is because you care for country ABOVE self that men (and women) like yourselves speak out against the injustices and the terrible oppression, hatred and sometimes open threats to life and limb.

    It is my (dying) hope that more men and women could, as if by some miraculous osmosis be born and come to the fray and give of self to combat the ever constant, increasing, more vicious enemies of state against whom you speak out.

    I say dying because (i) we are all fodder in this war provided 3 score and 10 years and (ii) as one looks around it would appear as if good men are an anachronism so you are few and in between.

    Castigated and ostracised, in perils often…the harvest is plentiful but the reapers are few

  4. PLANTATION DEEDS FROM 1926 TO 2014 , MASSIVE FRAUD ,LAND TAX BILLS AND NO DEEDS OF BARBADOS, BLPand DLP=Massive Fruad on said:

    CLICO IS NOT THE BIGGEST CASE, Violet Beckels. CLICO is a small part of that came case, The land fraud In Barbados is the case of all times,BANKS and the IMF,WB,Moodys and S&P know the truth ,They seem to be the ones to let BARBADOS know what going on , for CBC,NATION,VOB ALL OWN AND RUN BY THE DBLP GOVERNMENT ,

    All the talk , long and short talking , all leads back to the massive land fraud, No clear titles to land as pimp title holder and fraud police and minister take a bite out of Barbados,

    To Bad Raymond dont take a look and do a report.
    It will lead right back to T&T lawyers , More will shot for fraud and crimes. If this happen in Barbados , they will only be 300 alive over 600 will be shot.

    PM David wife know that , PLANTATION DEEDS and Violet Beckles was working with PM David by Black berry and emails, His Wife now have the information as she keep her mouth shut in her new role ,

    We will wait a little longer, was it a ploy to see what we have and then hide it?Also to cover up the truth? or did the PM die before he could expose MIA and Owen .?


  5. @ Well Well
    She was leaving the crooked ,buller before the2008 election but was ask by the DLP masters to stay on became he going to be PM ,Mara and her girls appeared to be living good, while the people,David Thompson destroyed and destroying every day , but the crooked is DEAD.
    As for the rest of the DLP members
    time will tell for that bunch of mindless, heartless set, who are enjoying the fatted cow , shit and all, just look at them , fat fat like David Thompson before he die,from what, do you know?
    Ask Mara


  6. Ours is a system of archaic laws, put in place by a parliament that has for the most part, always been populated by lawyers. Nobody in Barbados benefits from this archaic system more than the legal fraternity. This is the group that pumps fear into the backsides of journalists so that issues like this, the Dennis Lowe fiasco and the five thousand dollars taken from one Mr Boolani allegedly for the purchase of citizenship are swept under the carpet. If this were some ordinary Jane or Joe they would have been met outside of their workplace and asked to comment. This is the usual intimidatory tactic used, but evidently not in relation to big ups.


  7. Hamilton……….that is why they would not want to dump the westminster system don’t care how destructive it has become, England will eventually rid themselves of it because it is becoming counterproductive, but as long as you have nearly 30 lawyers divided between the DLP/BLP and that system now destructive to the taxpaying voters is still viable and enriching to these lawyers, they will never rid Barbados of it, it works for them too well, easily manipulated because they were schooled in the ways of circumventing such a system, do not wait for them to create a new system that would benefit the taxpayers, not in this lifetime.


    • Note the incestuous nature of our politics. Mia and David were good friends. The question to MAM, why are you not asking the hard questions of Mara concerning the 3 million payment to Thompson?


  8. Well Well | June 14, 2014 at 12:35 PM |
    Let’s see how this plays out….lol

    Under the FOI of Canada we will get a lot of information.


    • Why has our courts agree to seal the Clico judicial report?

      What is the latest with the court cases pending anyway?

      What are the decisions being made by the custodians as it relates to Clico? Taxpayers have an interest in the outcome.

      Is the deputy Supervisor of Insurance still on leave?


    • Can we have an update on this offer, anyone?

      Welcome to the BIPA

      BIPA Hopeful of Offer

      Thursday, 06 March 2014

      DAILY NATION. THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014

      BIPA Hopeful of Offer

      by RICKY JORDAN

      CLICO POLICYHOLDERS are cautiously optimistic about an offer by Canadian management agency, Canada Loyal Financial, to buy all of the assets of CLICO International Life (CIL) Insurance Limited and totally repay the principal sums to policyholders and investors in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean.

      Chairman of the Barbados Investors and Policyholders Alliance (BIPA), June Fowler, said while the offer had excited many policyholders, based on the number of calls she had received in the last few days, she wanted them to bear in mind that the due diligence on this company would take time.

      “The court and the Government would still have to rubberstamp the setting up of a new company and the judicial manager would still have to consider all the offers on the table before accepting, hopefully, the one that is most beneficial to the policyholders. How long will this process take? We do not know,” she told the DAILY NATION.

      Fowler added that while this offer might seem to be finally providing a satisfactory solution to the CLICO debacle stretching back to the collapse of Trinidadian parent company CL Financial in 2009, there was “an inertia and a lethargy and a lack of critical cooperation that have dogged the path to resolution over the past five years”.

      She therefore said she hoped such delays would not result in the deal falling apart and causing suffering policyholders to lose out.

      “If this deal is better than all the others, we hope that it would not turn out to be another Four Seasons, where you have to go back to the drawing board and start afresh, where people get frustrated with all that has taken place to delay the process,” said the BIPA head.

      Noting she was hopeful the company would receive the necessary cooperation of all the parties involved, namely the CLICO judicial manager Deloitte Consulting Inc. and the Government, she said: “BIPA is willing to cooperate with any plan that will maximise the policyholders’ recompense.”

      However, she added, BIPA would continue to pursue its court case “against the directors and auditors of CLICO, and others, to make up any shortfall in the return of the value of its members’ policies”.

      Stating that she hoped to see “some level of movement taking place” in the next few weeks, the BIPA head said while much business happened behind the scenes, policyholders would be keenly watching the Canadian offer.

      Letters from Canada Loyal Financial, bearing the company’s letterhead and signed by the CEO, were sent to Deloitte and the Minister of Finance late last week, expressing the firm’s commitment to ensuring that policyholders in Barbados and the region were “made whole for their principal”.

      It added: “We wish to proceed with our due diligence and are in the process of preparing a financial package that will be presented with our formal proposal. Our offer will meet and exceed Government objectives and ensure that the commitment is satisfied and that the company can move forward as an ongoing business. I look forward to meeting with you and our delegation to present our proposal at your earliest convenience.”

      The company’s partners include Canada Life, Forresters Life, Industrial Alliance, RBC Insurance and UL Mutual, and its offer to purchase CIL’s $800 million in assets is reportedly backed by two other entities.


  9. Remember Truthman Burton? He got Mam to ask questions sometime ago.Now neither one cares for like Well Well so rightly said there is too much to be exposed. What bothers me deeply is the fact that while the poor continue to struggle to make ends meet, these two foot vultures continue to pick at the carcass of this country.


  10. David all these accusations of tiefing by Ministers and other Big ups and no one has been able to provide poof of these accusations.

    Where on this plant are they hiding theses hundreds of millons they are purported to have stolen.

    How come there are no WICKED LEAKS? Is it that the incestuous relationship between the political parties and their supporters has created a wall of co dependence?

    Is it that a lot of middle class Bajans are so deep in debt that they are too scared to rock the boat as it sinks?


    • @Hants

      There is not commitment by the politicos or authorities to go after these scoundrels. Ours is a cudhere culture.


    • Why has our media not focused on the PwC connection? Why no revelation from them over the years arising from their audits?

      Why no followup about the relationships of Board members over the years?


    • Here is what the late Norman Girvan had to say about CL Financial operation:

      *An aggressive high interest rate resource mobilization strategy to finance an equally high risk investments, much of which are in illiquid assets (including real estate both in Trinidad and Tobago and abroad).
      *A very high leveraging of the Group’s assets, which constrains the potential amount of cash that could be raised from the asset sales.

      Not the question, why do we have regulators?


    • Here is the response to the above from the regulator perspective:

      In our regular monitoring of CIB and of Clico since 2004 (when insurance supervision was transferred from the Ministry of Finance), the Central bank has consistently focused on these deficiencies but have been stymied by the inevitable challenge of change and by inadequacies in the legislative framework which do not give the Bank the authority to demand these changes.


    • Here is the clincher from Girvan:

      Governor Williams is telling us that the Central Bank has been concerned about CLICO’s operations since 2004. He is saying that the Central Bank could do nothing about their concerns because of the absence of the necessary legislative authority. The obvious question is why the necessary the necessary legislation was not put in place (we are now being told that this will be laid in the national Parliament on Monday February 2).

      Bear in mind MAM stated early in the game that the BLP gave CLICO leeway it is operations because of the weight of the parent’s balance sheet. It shows we are clueless at a regional level. It begs what is the purpose of Caricom and its secretariat?


    • Based on a search of the Caricom website the Caricom Financial Services Agreement was approved in DRAFT in August 2013. It boggles the mind that this agreement would not have been prioritizes, especailly in a weak economic environment and poor oversight which CLICO exposed.

      (Note the gmail address used by Caricom)

      CARICOM FINANCE MINISTERS TACKLE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

      (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Finance Ministers of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) reviewed a range of economic and financial issues at the Fifteenth Meeting of CARICOM’s Council for Finance and Planning (COFAP) at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday.

      The Council paid particular attention to the state of regional economies and addressed implementation issues relating to the Framework for Growth and Development which had been the focus of attention at the recent Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government. Ministers agreed to recommend to the Bureau of the Conference of Heads of Government a process to carry the issues forward including the appointment of a technical committee consisting of representatives of Member States to assist the Council in monitoring the economic situation. The Council identified priority issues such as fiscal sustainability, resource mobilization and unemployment on which there should be focus. Heads of Government had assigned the Bureau the task of moving the issue of Growth and Development forward.

      There was unanimous agreement that the level of integration and inter-relatedness among CARICOM economies warranted a regional solution to the current economic difficulties which have the potential to affect even those economies which have performed well.

      Ministers approved the draft CARICOM Financial Services Agreement and the draft amendment to the Intra-CARICOM Double Taxation Agreement for finalization and signature by Member States. The CARICOM Financial Services Agreement will establish a regional framework for the supervision and regulation of financial entities which operate cross-border in the regional economic space while the Intra-CARICOM Double Taxation Agreement was amended to incorporate provisions for the application of the global standard for the exchange of tax information among CARICOM Tax Administrations.

      The Council also reviewed the state of preparedness of Member States for accommodating the reporting procedures resulting from the United States Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). While the Ministers understood the importance that the United States attached to the protection of its tax base, they stressed the serious implications of compliance by CARICOM States, given the highly integrated nature of the Region’s financial sector. Ministers emphasised the importance of continuing their co-ordinated approach to negotiations with the United States and agreed to meet in mid-September to review the work of the CARICOM Task Force on FATCA.
      COFAP also agreed to appoint Dr Alvin Hilaire, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago as the next Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Barbados-based CARICOM Development Fund (CDF). The Fund was established to provide technical and financial assistance to countries, regions and sectors which are disadvantaged due to operations of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) as well as positioning Member States to take advantage of the opportunities in the Market.

      CONTACT: piu@caricom.org; caricompublicinfo@gmail.com


  11. All the ministers and opposition being hip-deep and buddy, buddy “he is not a leper, he is my esteemed friend” a la Freundel Stuart, who will actually implement these regulatory legislation? the PS’ of the various ministries will be very aware of their jobs and the ease with which they can be replaced when the ministers and crooks are bosom buddies.

    Did they not get rid of the Supervisor of Insurance and replaced him with Frank Alleyne a political economist for the ruling party,

    Hants……do you now see the conundrum as it relates to any of politically connected or politicians themselves being exposed for crimes against the state.


  12. @ David
    Please look at the DLP Government and see the CLICO connections, we know that David Thompson, the BIG thief work for CLICO and the PM work for CLICO
    All of the ministers in this government benefited from the money that David Thompson and Leroy thief from CLICO
    policyholders , some of people that are in placed of power must have benefit in some way , so we come to this state where a set of people thief money buy votes, won a government, waited for over a year to buy a CJ ,from the USA
    Then give the positions of power such as GG , CoP, GoCB, Judges, (Female)
    PS in Ministry , BRA, to people that will be beholden to the DLP no matter what happened in Barbados come high water or the HELL , we are in as long as the DLP in POWER , blood money got we.


  13. If you remember Watchman…we were jumping from the frying pan when we voted out the BLP…
    ….how the hell were we to know we were jumping into the fire…?

    …and how much hope is there in climbing back into the same damn frying pan….

    ..meanwhile… that damn man Caswell out there with a big able BUP hose – and would not turn um on fuh shiite….


  14. Freundel Stuart is also complicit in the whole Clico fiasco send you all are over looking him..Remember that he was the one who could not treat Parris like a leper…He took Clico money to get Michael Lashley to go To the GG and say that he had no confidence in Clyde Mascoll …he then kept all the cases he had against Clico and refused to put them in Court to please Leroy Parris..he also knew thatParris was thieving Clico money and kept silent as Senator when it was falling down just to please the dog David Thompson…


    • It cannot be questioned how close members of this government have been to Parris and CLICO, since the CLICO collapse there has been no effort to separate the relationship to show sensitivity to suffering policyholders. By the way did Minister of Finance seen drinking champagne in a BTC Box buy the hand me down Jaguar from Parris? Just asking.

      Also, CLICO/Parris because of how it through cash about in the Eastern Caribbean probably holds a few secrets on some of the leaders. What a mess.


  15. @ Bush Tea
    I remember, the DLP actions very well, from 1966,
    It is as you said the FIRE and the hell came with the blood money that was stolen from CLICO policyholders, the devil took the mastermind
    David Thompson to hell and leave the rest of the DLP ministers living, with a mind and heart the devil control, don’t worry bush tea the frying pan will be new Teflon, and shall last very long with very good service because no fatted cow will be frying in the pan


  16. @ David
    CLICO money paid for the votes that MoF got to beat Mascoll
    Leroy give him the car
    they have to keep clico the way it is because Leroy is an idiot and some day will talk


  17. Bertie Hinds is a DLP supporter there in lie the scam, can’t you spot the DLP scammers,all ugly,from the PM down the line, and Mara with that face, when the devil finish with them we will not see them walking about here , too ugly to show face

  18. PLANTATION DEEDS FROM 1926 TO 2014 , MASSIVE FRAUD ,LAND TAX BILLS AND NO DEEDS OF BARBADOS, BLPand DLP=Massive Fruad on said:

    Well Well ,,, take it for what its worth , We were told that PM David of Barbados was poison by way of MERCURY . SOME THING about when he was in Guyana his helper or aide a female also died from the same , She, as was told died before him ,
    Well we know the money masters crook may have been behind this ,to stop PM David from helping Violet Beckles…


  19. Deeds;
    Stop being apparently delusional. DT was a charming impressionist. I would bet that he did nothing to help the Violet Beckles cause. He was playing you like an “April fool”, sending you further and further from his real intents and motives and perhaps even setting you up for an LP scam.


  20. Hants | June 14, 2014 at 1:39 PM |
    David all these accusations of tiefing by Ministers and other Big ups and no one has been able to provide poof of these accusations.

    Hants the politicians and their pimps have nothing to fear whatsoever. Barbadian politicians are protected by the judiciary and the rules and regulations that govern their thieving acts. No one from that clan will ever be prosecuted for wrong doing. It is only wrong to us but business to them.

    David Thompson was always as crooked as Owen Arthur and a good few others who have made a nice tidy sum from crooked secret room deals. Thus the wife of David Thompson could never be look upon with much credibility since David Thompson did not have much. She knows her husband’s skulduggery because she would have had to consent to it in order to live as large as she is right now. She remains modest and appear humble but that is just facade. David Thompson was no different to the Cline Clarkes, George Paynes, Noel Lynches and Michael Lashleys. All are or was in politics for the great gains. As I have said before there is no politician who goes into politics poor that comes out poor. They all get free money in secret deals and it is not easy to prove unless one of the “passing the money” companies or disgruntled politico spills the beans with some proofs. Until that time the blogs will talk and the politicians will get rich.


    • @SSS

      We have had this conversation just this week. Driving change is a messy and painstaking business. We have to stay the course.


    • Bertie Hind’s legacy for BU:

      • the divisiveness in the police force when he functioned in the high command

      • his reversal of the decision by former CoP to allow Vybz Kartel and Movado to visit our schools


  21. The Queen’s birthday list was out yesterday. But true to form all the listed ones were DEMS!! What had me was Julian Rodgers. He ran from around the Dutch Antilles for bad debt and dishonesty; came to Barbados did the same. He had to hide out in Trinidad till all blew over!!


  22. @ David. ..In your post of 6:38am you quite rightly said that we have to stay the course. This site and other sections of the social media are bringing awareness across the Caribbean landscape like it has not known previously. We must be careful not to assist them in their quest to regulate/sanction or suppress the flow of information as is the case with the fourth estate. I know for a fact that Bu and the call-in programs is a major source of anxiety for quite a few of these two legged vultures.


  23. Hamilton Hill

    You’re absolutely right; BU continues to inform and educate the masses in Barbados and within certain localities in the region. But there are those persons/ Barbadians on Facebook such as Adonijah Alleyne and Wade Gibbons, who offers informative debate on the currents issues throughout the Caribbean and the wide world in general.

  24. PLANTATION DEEDS FROM 1926 TO 2014 , MASSIVE FRAUD ,LAND TAX BILLS AND NO DEEDS OF BARBADOS, BLPand DLP=Massive Fruad on said:

    are-we-there-yet? | June 15, 2014 at 6:07 AM @ thanks for your own thinking. Remember we can not talk about people until we know or see them , Being DT was PM chain of command is the road we must take , To Judge him before action or non action is wrong , He then had a chance and his wife had a chance to finish what he appear to start,
    If he wanted to see what we have to hide it , He paid with his Life, Now the its her Turn , To hide truth to a Nation will always a price to pay , God not Sleeping , See how many crooks died before time in Gods eyes.

    Even the new Ministers got in on the Fraud , His Wife is now fair game.
    She Proves what is what and who is Who , We at PLANTATION DEEDS agree , We see the Nation being fooled for we have and know the truth , Its now for the Nation of Barbados to get the picture and STOP this 2 party MASSIVE FRAUD AND PONZI SYSTEM…
    We will hope by next Election Bajans will wake up and make a move like the US of A with OBama ..

    We never stop working to save Barbados and Bajans ,
    We have the FIX but not on their watch ,


  25. Plantation said:
    “We were told that PM David of Barbados was poison by way of MERCURY .”

    Plantation…….for what it’s worth, there has been a story circulating for some time, just a story mind you, related to a visit to Suriname by Thompson, who can tell what happened……..it’s a mess don’t care how you cut it.


  26. SSS wrote “Barbadian politicians are protected by the judiciary and the rules and regulations that govern their thieving acts.”

    This is absolutely amazing. Not a single politician or big up charged for corruption related offences in the history of Barbados elective politics.

    Not one iota of proof provided anywhere even in the age of WICKED LEAKS.
    This is astounding in a “democratic” country.Silence is usually the product of fear. That is why Dictatorships exists.

    NOT ONE PERSON ON BU HAS EVER PROVIDED PROOF OF CORRUPTION ON THIS BLOG.

    WHY?


  27. Are there any strong minded people in the BDF? Strong willed and determined. The political class according to Stuart . this so-called “political class ” cannot continue playing the populace for fools. It is against everything that is right and proper. BDF- are you ready


  28. David Parris just buy Honda with the 8 million don’t mid Peter Harris fronting..Parris will do as he like as long Chris and Freundel in power..they spend Clico money for favours like that..you do t know how many free houses David Thompson get from Clico including the office building by Brown sugar entrance..Chris get free car n money,Michael Lashley get free money and work on some houses they build in Todd’s….Dennis Lowe get a lot of the money for his campaign ..
    Don’t talk bout little Hitler the Stephen Lashley,Parris say he form St .John and must keep his seat always.. Parris like him cause he grammar poor like his and does literally support him.The attorney General and the Chief Justice who sit allow murderers to be bailed and commit more murders need dismissing..


  29. I do not know what the debate is all about. as if mara thompson will ever come forward and say anything, we all know what happens in barbados, it is the only country in the world where thieves, crooks etc in high society NEVER EVER spend a day in jail even when caught, murderers too. in fact look at bjerkam …he is now a Director at our Central Bank. so people need to stop dreaming and cease wishful thinking….NOTHING will come of this debate and those in Clico hoping for their funds…well there’s nothing wrong with hoping


  30. @Smooth Chocolate

    David told me we must continue with the course. But how can you continue with a course when the action at this time is: Protest Blogs with speculations, generalization, a few facts with linkages but no hardcore real evidence.

    Mara Thompson will read this get disgruntled but she knows there is no proof that her husband dirty stinking deals can be proven or revealed. That is what got me so cunt-hole upset with this hold thing. There has to be someone out there with evidence to prove the crookery of these wutless thieving brutes and their protective bitches. I spare no kind word for people who get rich off the backs of poor people, especially nasty ass pretensive politicians and their pimpy shitety side kicks.

    I use to like Mara Thompson but when I add one and one concerning the wickedness of her corrupt late husband, there is no way in the world that Mara Thompson can come out clean as an unknown to her late husband’s thieving acts. He was no good and likewise she is cut from the same frigging cloth.


    • Yes there is evidence out there but the establishment will close ranks. The reality is that if some of us BELIEVE and it is our HOPE to conquer, we will find the courage to keep probing because it is what those of us with dreams do until we die.


    • A good place for Mara to start is to share the content of her late husband’s will. It would go a long way to being transparent. Until she does, the fact she hasn’t will colour her legacy and those of the next Thompson generation.


    • @Deeds

      you posted you have proof, if you do why should we ask Mara? You leveled the accusation, produce the proof.

  31. PLANTATION DEEDS FROM 1926 TO 2014 , MASSIVE FRAUD ,LAND TAX BILLS AND NO DEEDS OF BARBADOS, BLPand DLP=Massive Fruad on said:

    David | June 14, 2014 at 1:33 PM |

    Why has our courts agree to seal the Clico judicial report?@

    As said before , the CLICO report is a fraud report , The report will show that CLIOC is Big Part of the PONZI land fraud dealing and assets of CLICO from the Estate of Beatrice Henry and Violet Beckles,

    We have much more Proof of how things were done , The Barbados Fraud Squad have the information and can see the Links,The Report that need to be release to the PUBLIC is the Report from Station Sgt White of the Barbados Fraud Squad.
    That Report will put us all to see where the Massive Running Plantation Lands of the Violet Beckles Estate is. Once you see the land , you then will see who is on it and the paper work for all the trespass by Mark Cumming,Mia , Owen, Sir ham and Sir COW just to get started , Light and POWER, High Court ,Oval , Barbados will also see that the Deeds now Missing from the Archives.and internet.
    The land is the KEY , we cant run from it , only on it, we build on it to make money and to live , and later die to be buried in it. All the proof Barbados and the World needs, Is in the lies of the DLP , BLP and the DBLP crook liars and Scumbag GOVERNMENT , PACKED WILL LAWYERS.
    VOTE THEM OUT AND SEE THE TRUTH


  32. @David

    I believe that action, civil organized action, is at least a small start. I also believe that what little evidence is there should be brought to the forefront and disseminated for the world to see. I also believe that bajans should be sensitized not to accept the raw deal their are getting but press for greater accountability and disclosure. I believe that the power of change lies in the collective forces of the people. I want to live and see not hope and die thus never see. I do not believe one bit that the power to change the corrupt nature of systems in Barbados is an effort in futility. The day I believe that is the day that I no longer live.

  33. PLANTATION DEEDS FROM 1926 TO 2014 , MASSIVE FRAUD ,LAND TAX BILLS AND NO DEEDS OF BARBADOS, BLPand DLP=Massive Fruad on said:

    Only Crooks thumbs PLANTATION DEEDS,
    THOSE WHO DO ,WE KNOW IS PART OF THE PROBLEM , GO ASK MARA IF WE TELL LIES, SEND US THE COURT DATES, BRING OWEN AND MIA ALSO, BARBADOS THEN WILL SEE WHO IS THE CROOK, LIARS AND SCUMBAGS,

    UNREAL AND SO TRUE WHY BARBADOS IS IN THIS MESS, THE FRAUD VOTE BUYING GOVERNMENT HAVE GOOD SUPPORT,
    STAY THE HELL OUT OF CHURCH , YOU MAY BURN AT THE DOORS

  34. PLANTATION DEEDS FROM 1926 TO 2014 , MASSIVE FRAUD ,LAND TAX BILLS AND NO DEEDS OF BARBADOS, BLPand DLP=Massive Fruad on said:

    David | June 17, 2014 at 8:41 AM | @ You have all the proof you need,
    Bushy seem to see better than you can ,
    We had send information to you DAVID before and it seem you not see it fit to put it up. So we stop sending,
    we also send on request to Barbados Free Press, but the deed shows where most of whites live , so BFP not post it, , No one with any pimp title is willing to dispute our FINDINGS. So until we have FOI in Barbados it will stand as truth , Trail by Fire and not by crooks,

    Let BU do a POST on the Barbados Fraud Squad to put out their findings.Let see if they can tell the truth , A few Factors we will not say unless they are also put to the fire DAVID.

    let us see how and if there is Fraud inside the Fraud Squad? We will post and reply to any and all comment where we have findinds

  35. PLANTATION DEEDS FROM 1926 TO 2014 , MASSIVE FRAUD ,LAND TAX BILLS AND NO DEEDS OF BARBADOS, BLPand DLP=Massive Fruad on said:

    David | June 17, 2014 at 10:53 AM | Stop posting bullshit@

    As most who have eyes and brains , can now see the light that the subject matter of Massive Fraud and Violet Beckles is the result of this DLP and the BLP government , We now can see clear as the rest of the banking World is telling Barbados,
    Many posters on your blog feel all things are not joined , Its a body and all parts effect each other , Banking, housing, Ministers, fraud, food prices, Land , Violet Beckles, AG, GG, MOF, PM,COP, Et Alii.
    Proof you need was given for near 2 or more years and running , At time there is so much junk on the site talking that you can not see the truth when given,
    Fraud Quad, Police, PM , AG, MIA , Owen , Ham , COW, Inland Rev, L&S. T&W,CB, Archives, and all PIMP title holders, along with Nation papers,CBC, Brass Tax, all news around the world,
    How is it that even you ask for more in formation when you are living the information every day, In the behavior of the Ministers and your Party lover of fraud that can do nothing wrong , To still support these crooks,

    Well for now , try not to block on your site the people that Support the truth of things ,
    supports like Well Well, LOOK, who have been on board from day one,
    Send your other questions to the people in this Fraud cover up,
    We at PLANTATION DEEDS IS NOT HERE TO FIGHT YOU, BUT TO GET THE TRUTH OUT AND FOR WHO EVER IS SLEEPING TO WAKE UP .TAKE ACTION EVEN BY WAY OF VOTE TO REMOVE THEM ALL. WE CAN DO NO WORSE,
    READ YOUR PAPERS AND NEWS TODAY AND SEE ALL THE PROOF YOU NEED, WE GAVE PLENTY, AND STILL WE HAVE PEOPLE TALKING SHIT AS THEY TALK TO EACH OTHER IN LONG TALKING CIRCLES .

  36. PLANTATION DEEDS FROM 1926 TO 2014 , MASSIVE FRAUD ,LAND TAX BILLS AND NO DEEDS OF BARBADOS, BLPand DLP=Massive Fruad on said:

    watchman | June 18, 2014 at 8:21 PM |@ yes i need help , Barbados need help , we can take your post 2 ways,
    I will say this, COPY and POST , By next Elections it will not be same , By then some will see the light and look to read back Our POST and say Deeds was right and now we see.
    Noah said the flood was coming , No one listen , Eve was told to leave the Apple alone , she not listen , Deeds , Moodys, S&P talking you all still not listen, The CB talk and the Audit General talk and only Owen look to shut them up , to listen will uncover the VAT Fraud of Billions Missing to Ministers Lowe Mothers account? The IDB took back 60Million for no CLEAR TITLE to land for the 2000 people who was to get homes fixed in the CITY. Minister TODD lost his seat,for he was a real crook and now the New Minister looking to fill his own pockets ,,,
    Yes we all need help , We will Help as soon as the layoff are done , We dont want to stand in the way for the massive Fraud operation,
    How more proof you need when , with no FOI or IL ,,,, 30 lawyers Ministers cant fight their way out of a condom, Crooks , liars and scumbags,
    Judgement=God Judgment=Court is at the door,


  37. http://www.ijdh.org/2013/12/topics/law-justice/haiti-justice-the-swiss-fund-of-jc-duvalier-will-be-returned-to-haiti/#.U6McDZwSrTo

    @ Watchman

    Deeds you say needs help. Barbados according to Forbes Magazine (12/2013) says Barbados is on its knees; Moody’s just down graded it (Barbados) three notches. Soooooooo, it, Barbados also needs help. Owen Seymour Authur, creator of most all Barbados wooes is now in hiding.

    The DLP may not know what in the hell they are doing. The BLP with Owen Arthur at the helm totaling fourteen years also didn’t know what in the hell they were doing. All should be persecuted and convicted: Owen Arthur, Mia Mottley, Dale Marshall, Gline Clark, George Payne, etc. Their properties: Homes, cars and bank accounts should be conficated. David Thompson is now demised. His estate also should be conficated.

    All money Jean-Claude Duvalier (Baby Doc) put into a swiss bank account goes back to Haiti from which it was taken. All property taken from Violet Beckles in Barbados should NOW be returned to her estate. Her property deeds taken by Sir Richard Cheltenham should also be returned. He, Cheltenham and all those other crooked lawyers involved should be persecuted and jailed, Sir Charles O. Williams and Mia Mottley should be included NOT excluded.


  38. @ Deeds
    I had a problem with a company and was getting the run around, when I though all was lost , I send out some letters to the Nation and Advocate asking for help in highlighting my problem, but did not get a reply from the two newspapers.I send an email to BU
    and in a few hours got a reply from David asking me for some information
    I don’t know what David did ,before the posting of my problem , but I got a call
    from the company offering to settled ,
    Deeds , David asked you to send him information and he will give it a posting on BU , it may or may not help , what you have to lose, send the information see what happens , and please STOP writing the ?/;:'”%$#@$*+ on Bu

  39. PLANTATION DEEDS FROM 1926 TO 2014 , MASSIVE FRAUD ,LAND TAX BILLS AND NO DEEDS OF BARBADOS, BLPand DLP=Massive Fruad on said:

    watchman | June 19, 2014 at 2:58 PM | @

    Thank you for your question and or support,
    David help and all thinks to him and BU,
    What you dont know is what you dont seem to know
    Google , Violet Beckles , search Violet Beckles on BU,
    This is MUCH BIGGER than Madoff and Standford,This is the HIV in the blood line of Barbados parties,
    We ask for you to do your home work , as you may or may not know 99@ of the lawyers on BU under different names ran off BU replies for We will cal names and ready for them at any point,

    The DLP /BLP ,DBLP gave Orders not to even call my name on any media or news of any kind , Reports dont want to be hanged and need to pay their Bills, Why none would come to me to investigate what We speak ,Truth is the best defense for CROOKS , LIARS AND SCUMBAGS,
    ALL THE POWERS THAT BE KNOW I AM ,,, and what we stand for Justice on every Level ,
    Only truth can help Barbados but none of them have the BALL to speak up.
    We Will and We do, for them we see it as , looking to stop the TWINS TOWERS FROM FALLING ONCE IT START,
    BARBADOS GOVERNMENT MUST HIT THE GROUND,
    WE AT PLANTATION DEEDS WILL REBUILD WITH TRUTH AND JUSTICE .
    WITH Clear Titles, None laundering Banks accounts, True History put back and remove the lies of the NATIONAL TRUST, We all need to pay a fair share to keep Barbados up right and clean ,
    Nasty DBLP Master Fraud PONZI Crooks , Liars , and Scumbags in office ,
    TOP down , must be removed to see truth , If you wait for these type of People to tell the truth ,Might ass well hang yourself,
    Next time VOTE them out , As you all can see what VOTE BUYING BRING YOUR, Meaning you all Approved the Fraud,
    Study Well and Look Well , See and understand how all things are connect and see the common factors in the TREASON BUNCH OF SCUM,. Oath of Office mean nothing when bought and sold in the name of the CROWN,Crown,

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