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  • John Hanson 1781-1782- I SERVE 1788- 1792 BARBADOES.

    All of them need to be replaced, How can anyone trust any thing , that any of them have to say? What rules or Oath do they live By? Who do they answer to? Is that the Best We have to Offer the Nation and its People?

    Everyday We just wake up to the Bull shit of the future they offer , base on lies and long talking, To waste Our Time as they play games until another one’s Name pop up for some Law they step On ,

    The Mob is out of charge of the Government, We still looking to see who is in charge, and will do what is right not based on what money past hands,

    Never seen such , such a group of PIGS in one Basket.Crooks , Liars , Scumbags,

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  • Hanson shut your doped up backside.

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  • Scorched earth policy
    Kangaroo court mentality

    ac voted Yes !

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  • Trying to recall when Kerri Symmonds had that matter domestic issue did he resign from the Senate and if the answer is yes why did he.

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  • Kerry Simmonds was moved by then leader of the opposition Mia Motley, but was returned when godfather Owen Arthur replaced Mia.It is patently clear that neither party has the moral authority to question the other. The fortunate few who have access to the crumbs that fall from the table will mount their defense. That is why it never changes.

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  • Yes David?

    I also don’t recall the particulars.

    But, if he didn’t resign on his own volition, his leader replaced him and did not condone his action which was reported as damaging the property of his then wife. That was surely a matter that pales into comparison with the withholding of funds belonging to a client for over two years and then only paying the gentleman after being ordered to do so by a Judge or of assisting in removing significant funds from a dying agency and thereby affecting the livelihoods of thousands of policy holders.

    A good example that should cause some of us to think through these matters.

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  • Hamilton Hill;

    It seems that OSA acted like a lawyer in that context while Mia acted like a stateswoman! For crying out loud!

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  • @Are-we-there-yet

    If the argument is that morality has no place…

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  • David;

    To continue your above post:-

    …… in politics, in public life, in the private sector, in lawyer’s dealings with their clients; in normal human relationships, etc., etc., then anything goes.

    But even the people who study animal behaviour would tell you that animals observe strict codes and deal swiftly and decisively with the ones who stray from it. Our societies are the ones that are crumbling and several on this board cannot see it but would defend the indefensible.

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  • snip > Crusoe thread

    Colonel Buggy February 1, 2015 at 9:36 PM # I wonder if Mara is still keen on keeping her seat for her eldest daughter. She may have to look now at saving that seat for her Great ,Great, Great Great grand child, since the iniquity of the father is said to visit upon the children,and upon the children’s children unto the third and fourth generation. Now we could understand why after the death of Tom Adams that Genevieve, after receiving her hastily approved parliamentary windfall, took it and her sons and said goodbye to Barbados .

    Justice will be had in this generation or the next or next………..CLICO and its scum bags are a scourge to this land Barbados….all those pensioners like me who were duped are no different to Mr.Griffiths, they just LIVE here….why should we not be entitled to some sorta restitution? If those funds can be traced back from their source….then that estate should be drawn and quartered accordingly….I have lost good friends (fellow investors) who died because they were unable to buy medicines…. MILLION DOLLAR Question is why has a certain will not been probated to this day? Why? Is it because certain questions will be asked?….Barbados is no bananas republic….If Griffiths got justice , why should’nt the policyholders and duped ole pensioners???

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  • @Are-we-there-yet

    We are in the same page.

    Are you familiar with the convention practiced by the condor vulture of allowing the seniors to eat first? It is a convention which does not have to be enforced. Even among vultures there is a code of behavior.

    On Monday, 2 February 2015, Barbados Underground wrote:

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  • David;

    Your story about the condor reminds me of something that happened to me in South Africa a place that several of us here look down on and scorn.

    I was boarding a shuttle to leave the Capetown airport to go to my hotel. Several young travellers rushed to board before myself and other elderly people. One youngster upbraided and scolded them and they stopped and apologetically allowed us to sit first. These young guys, even though they were tired from the length of the flight, knew what they were supposed to do in their conventions and made amends when they were found lacking.

    Our politicians and others, aided and abetted by the ac’s of this world, have lost the ability to determine right from wrong as has much of civil society.

    They do not follow wise conventions learnt through hundreds of years of our elder’s collective wisdom but seek to tear them down, en masse, in the pursuit of filthy mammon.

    David, keep up the good work and retain that clear moral compass that you uneeringly exhibit on these pages.

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  • In any other jurisdiction they would have to resign, only in Barbados this is allowed to happen. Barbados is already in the lowest of the low, now this only send it further down. When are Barbadians going to wake up, & demand better representation from their politicians?

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  • I have always had to reflect on the reason why in every major speech Mara Thompson has ever made since DT’s passing that she has always referred to her husband as “my beloved husband”.

    How much of what he did, did she know about? If so, can she now be held just as accountable as the dead king?

    Did much did she know of his deep involvement with the dealings of CLICO?

    Did she know that the private jet on which her beloved husband and Leroy Parris were flying all over the world was being paid for out of CLICO’s finances? Why she and Mrs Parris were frequent flyers on this jet too!

    When she was made office manager upon the ascension to PM of her beloved husband…… his life long dream, how much did she really know?

    Who signed the cheque to launder the monies out of the company? Was it Mara as office manager? In companies, cheques of a certain amounts have to be signed by a senior official. Can she claim that she did not sign the cheque, if not her, who did? Did the man who was then PM signed the cheque so as to absolve her of any involvement since he had to know that CLICO was on slippery slopes?

    Should she not recuse herself from sitting as Deputy Speaker in light of these new revelations? Where is the morality?

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  • @ onions, miller and Artaxerxes,

    Did you hear the excerpt from the man we refer to as Physical Deficit on VOB this morning?

    Can you imagine a man who is so ignorant of economic matters that he confuses a country’s fiscal deficit and call it a physical deficit, can have the nerve to criticize Standard & Poors?

    You cannot make this stuff up.

    Two of the biggest clowns in this government together in the same place proving that they are the biggest clowns ever to say that they are leaders in this poor poor country!

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  • What can Barbados as a sovereign do to manage Standards Poor’s? Is it not the investor who is guided by the rating?

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Prodigal Son February 2, 2015 at 11:20 AM #
    “Did you hear the excerpt from the man we refer to as Physical Deficit on VOB this morning?
    Can you imagine a man who is so ignorant of economic matters that he confuses a country’s fiscal deficit and call it a physical deficit, can have the nerve to criticize Standard & Poors?”

    Come on Prodigal Son, can’t you see the game that is being set up here?
    The deteriorating Bajan economy, due to piss poor fiscal management by a bunch of jackasses and monetary profligacy (continuing printing of money by the Central Bank), is about to get another double downgrade.
    The Barbados dollar is therefore under tremendous pressure to maintain its parity with the US$ with a pending devaluation possibly in the second or third quarter of 2015 unless a fairy godfather with a billion dollars comes to the rescue.

    These liars, starting with Fumble, are looking for a scapegoat. Remember it is Fumble who recently brought up the Devaluation talk while downplaying the relevance of the credit rating agencies.
    Why not blame the credit rating agencies for forcing Barbados to adjust its currency? Sounds like a good alibi to offer idiots many of whom contribute to this BU blog. Anyone readily springs to mind other than ac and Co?

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  • @Are-we-there-yet

    Thanks for your compliment. The BU household is bedded on a strong sense of upholding values defined by obvious right and wrong e.g. should lawyers pay client’s funds in a timely manner. Ministers whose personal behaviour brings shame to the public office they hold cannot continue business as usual.

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  • Prodi\ Milar

    To think David Ellis in his opening remarks on today’s program…makes a ‘joit de vivre’ light hearted moment of PM Stuart’s rather nebulous jive at the BCCI luncheon ..Barbados cannot pay the workers’ income taxes tis year cuz D county is BROKE… David Ellis your position on the matter as Wesley amply puts it, is nothing short of pathetic to say the least….Is this the leader of a country or an jocular held over Foundation school boy? PM Stuart is treating the good people of Barbados with adject contempt….Eliis your slip has shone and you are losing creditibility.

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  • onions,

    I did not hear the first half hour of the programme.

    I take Ellis as he is, one day he is very critical of the DLP, on another day he is ultra defensive.

    I had to laugh at him last week………..a guy called in to say he had a hand in the painting of the Sandals hotel as seen on the front page of the Wednesday edition.

    Hear Ellis……come on tell me…..you got work at Sandals? tell me about it…you know, we keep hearing about all the work going to big contractors and now you are telling me that you got work as a small contractor, tell me about it….until the guy began to tell Ellis of his woes having to get the work from a Guyanese contractor!

    It was not what Ellis was hoping to hear! Take Ellis as he is! The hardest thing is to know where a person is coming from!

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  • Ellis got pulled down from his shaky bully pulpit by the very first caller Mr Anti America.He socked it to Ellis real good,had Ellis on the ropes from round one to the knockout punch by the second caller who gave chapter and verse on having believed the Dems in 2008 election only to be disappointed and beaten to the ground by their tax increases and which he pointed out has continued to this day.Ellis was badly bruised for trying to suck up to Stuart while wearing his Public Relations hat!

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  • “Sources told the WEEKEND NATION yesterday that a banker’s cheque for over $200 000 had been paid on behalf of Carrington to the law firm George Walton Payne and Co., which is representing 78-year-old John Griffiths who last month won a High Court judgment against Carrington.”

    If I remember correctly, the Judge ordered Mr. Carrington to do two things:
    1. Render an account of what happened to Mr. Griffiths’ funds.

    Has this been done? Did the Judge see when the funds left the ‘account’? Wouldn’t she need that information to determine the length of time and the interest rate that Mr. Carrington should payas part of restitution?
    In any case, based upon the Weekend Nation’s report above, the final ‘account’ rendered must now show that at least $200,000 was taken out of the ‘account’ personally by Mr. Carrington. The record will also show that Mr. Carrington was unable to personally repay the money he had withdrawn from his client’s ‘account’.
    I maintain that such a rendered account, naturally, ought to attract scrutiny from legal, moral, political, and social eyes. This is where Mr. Carrington will continue to feel the heat. We have read, on this blog, the differing moral, political, and social arguments. We have also heard pleas in many quarters for this case to be taken up in legal court after it has been wrapped up in civil court. That decision now rests in the hands of the Commissioner of Police and the DPP.

    Pay what monies are due to Mr. Griffiths.

    We are told that over $200,000 “had been paid ON BEHALF OF Carrington”, via a banker’s cheque.
    It seems reasonable for a non-legal mind to interpret this information to mean that someone(s) paid the money for Mr. Carrington. A new twist has now been added to the scandal.
    In a flash, Miller advised all of us to focus attention on the SOURCE of these funds. One pictured his brain ticking over as he asked himself: “Where did this money come from? Did it come as income? If so, was income tax paid?”
    Artaxerxes extended Miller’s query a little further: “If it was treated as income, was VAT paid?”
    Under such a scenario, the Commissioner of BRA should make sure that she puts herself in a position to understand the nature of this payment, and to determine if any, and how much, taxes are due.

    More realistically, suppose the funds used to “rescue” Mr. Carrington did not arise out of any professional services rendered by Mr. Carrington. Put differently, suppose these funds being paid to the court are a “gift”?
    All Members of Parliament (MP) must appear to be out of the reach of bribes, kickbacks, and gifts which are expected to float routinely in their direction in exchange for political and financial favours. A gift of this magnitude to an MP (and a Speaker of the House, to boot) must be investigated seriously. In fact, the Speaker of the Barbados House of assembly should not be allowed to accept this gift.
    Under this scenario, the Commissioner of Police (COP) now needs to satisfy himself that no money laundering or other laws of Barbados have been broken.
    For a start, the COP needs to find out the names of the person(s) who paid this money. What account(s) it came from? Are there any other connected accounts? For all accounts held by the donor(s), where did deposits and withdrawals come from and go during the last 12 months?
    Based on the findings of the COP, if there is enough evidence to suggest that this money was paid to “rescue” the Speaker for political reasons, or it was used to achieve any other political or financial objective, then that would amount to a willful attempt aimed at perverting our system of government. Written somewhere, there must be a law against that.

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  • @ Walter Blackman February 2, 2015 at 1:46 PM #

    “All Members of Parliament (MP) must appear to be out of the reach of bribes, kickbacks, and gifts which are expected to float routinely in their direction in exchange for political and financial favours. A gift of this magnitude to an MP (and a Speaker of the House, to boot) must be investigated seriously. In fact, the Speaker of the Barbados House of assembly should not be allowed to accept this gift.”

    Brilliant, Walter! This is what I call high level analysis.

    However, your above comment, especially the mention of “gift”, caused me to refer to the “The Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (Prevention and Control) Act, 2011.”

    The Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (Prevention and Control) Act, 2011 – 23, is described as an Act to reform the law in respect of the prevention and control of money laundering and financing of terrorism and provide for related matters.

    Cap 143: “benefit” has the meaning assigned to it by section 4 of the Proceeds of Crime Act:

    “Business arrangement”

    a) Means an arrangement, between 2 or more parties, the purpose of which is to facilitate a financial or otherwise relevant transaction between the parties, and

    b) Includes
    ………. (i) any related transaction between any of the parties and another person;
    ………. (ii) the making of a gift; and
    ………. (iii) the opening of an account;

    Accepting “gifts” or “bribes” can be considered as a proceed of crime, since they are basically payments for goods or services to be received in the future. Perhaps there should be an investigation by the Financial Intelligence Unit.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Walter Blackman February 2, 2015 at 1:46 PM

    Walter B, do you see why Barbados can now be likened to a ripening banana republic where laws are adhered to or honoured more in the breach than in the observance?
    Every institution in the land is becoming politically controlled and corrupt.
    The phrase “a fish rots from the head down” clearly applies to the current state of public administration in Barbados.

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  • On this CLICO matter keep in mind that former AG Lawrence Maharaj says CLICO has 17 billion dollars from sale of some of its many assets.

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  • Carrington can’t be blamed if the intermediaries or oversight bodies are asleep at the wheel a la Supervisor of Insurance in the Clico matter.

    On Monday, 2 February 2015, Barbados Underground wrote:

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  • millertheanunnaki February 2, 2015 at 2:48 PM #

    Every institution in the land is becoming politically controlled and corrupt.
    The phrase “a fish rots from the head down” clearly applies to the current state of public administration in Barbados.
    ……………………………………………………………………………….
    And we are talking SHARKS here.

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  • BLP Political lightweight Peter Phillips calling for the BLP to stop the bickering and close ranks against the DLP.

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  • If Mara knew that her beloved husband was so involved with the inner workings of CLICO, why did she run for office? She had to know that this massive purveyance of fraud and deceit had to come to light.

    One wonders what would have happened if DT was still alive. Would he have resigned in shame, therefore letting go of his lifelong dream of being PM or would the DLP have closed rank around him as they are doing now with Mr Crook?

    I wonder as I wonder! They cant blame this on OSA or MAM now, can they?

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  • David;

    You and myself and others asked BU’s legally qualified posters to comment on the Carrington case. AFAIK there was just one response, from Robert Ross, who mounted a somewhat spirited defence of the man. Even “amused” seems to be uncharacteristically unwilling to offer an opinion. The brotherhood appeared to be closing ranks.

    In the meantime ac, in her usual style, threatened that dire repercussions are in train for BU posters who have commented on the matter in a way which indicates that they consider Carrington to have exhibited some traits in his private life that might be considered as not being honourable as evidenced by the treatment of Mr Griffiths and his money.

    Tonight we saw excerpts on TV of two of the bigwig lawyers who featured in the Alexandra affair and the former CLICO head in Barbados putting on a press conference that proclaimed Mr. Parris’ innocence of the reported charges and his declaration that, if he had to, he would do it all again. (I wonder if that was in the script). This suggested to me that all the stops are being pulled out for this battle and there might be some hope that this unusual preemptive strike in the media will have some positive effect on the coming lawsuit. This seemed to my mind to be a first for Barbados where a court matter appears to be being ventilated on National Government controlled TV. Perhaps Mr Parris still has some clout there. Or is it just that Money talks.

    The battle therefore appears to be somewhat one sided now, but will the BLP politicians stay the course or will they falter? Will the Bar Association join the battle, and if so on whose side? Will they follow the lead of the TTBA.

    As I’ve said before, I think these matters have the potential to be the vehicles or catalysts for significant future changes in almost everything in Barbados?

    Those who have eyes to see……… and ears to hear ……….

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  • Prodigal Son, re. your 10:31 pm post;

    Perhaps it was considered that it would be more effective to dampen any repercussions by being close to the action. If the Government had any money it would have worked.

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  • millertheanunnaki February 2, 2015 at 2:48 PM # @ Walter Blackman February 2, 2015 at 1:46 PM

    “Walter B, do you see why Barbados can now be likened to a ripening banana republic where laws are adhered to or honoured more in the breach than in the observance?
    Every institution in the land is becoming politically controlled and corrupt.”

    Millertheanunnaki,
    It is extremely important for all of us to understand that we are witnessing some of the features and results of a system with a foundation that was designed in the early 1980’s. Back then, a handful of civil servants and politicians saw the enormous sweets to be reaped from having poor control mechanisms in place to account for taxpayers’ money. Any millions that could be grabbed from private sector operations were also considered fair game.

    A special feature of a life insurance company operating in Barbados is that the safety of policyowners’ premiums is supposed to be protected by built-in safeguards in the form of : actuaries, auditors, accountants and high-quality company management, regulators, statutory reserves, the Minister of Finance, and the Prime Minister.
    Note that, under this approach, the buck stops with the Prime Minister. Whenever everything else has failed, policyholders would expect him to do all within his political power to protect and safeguard their interests.
    This suit by the JM shows that rather than the buck stopping with the PM, the assault started with him. Armed also with the power of being the PM, the Minister of Finance joined the assault and betrayed the public trust by engaging in money laundering, and other forms of criminal and fraudulent behaviour. Statutory reserves were disregarded; regulators were handpicked, “trained”, and used; CLICO intentionally never had any quality management, and its accountant seemed anxious and willing to sign away millions of policyholders’ cash at the slightest of Mr. Parris’urgings.

    Sensible Barbadians shoulds now be asking: Was David Thompson the only PM and /or Minister of Finance who accelerated the demise of CLICO? Or did he choose to walk a path that had already been mapped out by others before him? Did his criminal, unethical, and morally unsavoury character have any influence on the type of persons he handpicked as candidates, ministers, and successors?

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  • @ are-we-there-yet February 2, 2015 at 11:15 PM #

    Tonight we saw excerpts on TV of two of the bigwig lawyers who featured in the Alexandra affair and the former CLICO head in Barbados putting on a press conference that proclaimed Mr. Parris’ innocence of the reported charges and his declaration that, if he had to, he would do it all again. (I wonder if that was in the script).”

    As usual, a very interesting analysis, AWTY.

    Some may agree that the “unusual preemptive strike in the media will have some positive effect on the coming lawsuit.” However, the “Forensic Audit of CLICO International Life Insurance Ltd. (under Judicial Management):
    Report as of December 5, 2011” was in the public domain for a few years now. Hence, many of us who are interested in such matters, would have already read the report, thereby enabling us to come to a more informed conclusion.

    Based on my knowledge of and experience in forensic and fraud auditing, I was able to read and analyzed the report, and anticipated that court action may have resulted there from [since a forensic audit is done to uncover any financial improprieties that would not be otherwise revealed by an ordinary financial audit]. I sought to explain to BU the implications that may arise for those person intimately involved, if the matter goes to court. Unfortunately, no other contributor bothered to comment; perhaps no one expected a civil suit to be filed.

    What is interesting is the forensic report revealed that Parris’ employment contract was between CHBL and his company “Professional Financial Services”. The contract provided that Parris was to be paid a gratuity of US$5,000,000 on May 15th, 2008, “in such manner as may be agreed between the parties on terms as set out but amended herein as to the date of payment but in no way otherwise in a letter dated December 5, 2002 between Leroy Parris and Lawrence Duprey”.

    However, a copy of the letter dated December 5, 2002 was unavailable for the auditors’ perusal. The interesting twist to this situation became evident when CIL subsequently provided a letter dated June 18, 2010 from CHBL to “PFS”, which indicated that:

    “In addition, under contract commencing May 15, 2005, Clico Holdings (Barbados) Limited will pay to you, a gratuity of BDS$10 million on May 15, 2008. BDS$3,333,333 of this amount has already been paid”.

    The auditors “found no reference to this payment in the Minutes of CIL or CHBL at or around the time it was made.” (See page 13 of the report).

    Note the letter of June 18, 2010 clearly indicates that partial gratuity of BD$3,333,333 was ALREADY PAID. The auditors “examined an invoice from Thompson & Associates dated December 30, 2008, which described four different legal matters in detail and the “fees‟ or “retainers‟ for each” and was APPROVED FOR PAYMENT by Parris. According to the report, the invoice was paid by CIL cheque [$3.333M] on January 16, 2009, which was subsequently deposited to the payee account.

    The red flags here, would have been the “missing” letter of December 5, 2002; the letter dated June 18, 2010 [six months after the payment was made] indicating Parris was already paid $3.333M; and an invoice dated December 30, 2008 for a similar amount of $3.333M issued to CLICO by a “related party”.

    Under these circumstances, the auditors would have examined the invoice, the returned cheque and CHBL accounting records, as well as make enquires of Thompson & Associates relative to the transaction.

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  • The following was my contribution to the post “CL Financial – Bait & Switch”:

    Artaxerxes December 11, 2014 at 8:04 PM #

    @ old onion bags | December 9, 2014 at 7:38 AM |

    Onions, the CLICO forensic audit also uncovered a number of “related party” transactions involving Parris and his wife.

    There are certain “accounting anomalies” that, by standard practice, may not be deemed as being totally illegal, but are unethical. For example, according to page 13 of the forensic report Parris’ employment contract was between his company Professional Financial Services [through which his remuneration was paid] and CHBL. Additionally, Parris also owned another company, “Branlee Consulting Services Inc.”, through which he received payments for services rendered to CHBL.

    The audit also raised the issue of “related party transactions”. According to International Accounting Standards, a related party, in this case, may be defined as a joint venture whereby the party is a joint venture in which the entity is a venture partner.

    Based on information received by the auditors, CIL paid for a number of related party transactions on behalf of the executives, and members of their immediate families. If you read page 8 of the report, some of these transactions were identified as:

    1) Sales of products and services by Rayside Construction Barbados to directors and executives;
    2) Sale of investment property by Rayside Construction Barbados to the former Chairman of CIL and CHBL, Mr. Leroy Parris;
    3) Sale of lands;
    4) Sale of a vehicle;
    5) House construction and repairs;
    6) Event planning services provided by a company owned by the wife of Mr. Parris;
    7) Personal loan made by a director to Rayside Construction (Grenada) Limited;

    The auditors asked CIL and its related companies to provide general descriptions so as to identify the possible related transactions entered into, obtain additional information and assess them. Unfortunately, as at the date of the report, “CLICO International General Insurance has been unable to provide any information”.

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  • Will Mara do the honourable thing today and step down from the Chair. What are her children saying? By their fruit…

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  • David
    She needs the protection(s) provided by being a Member of Parliament, so why would she resign? I doubt she did anything wrong and she certainly can’t be held responsible for the actions or inactions of her dead husband.

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  • @anorst

    Step down from the Chair.

    Is she the main beneficiary of Thompson’s estate?

    Will she be contesting the matter brought by the JM?

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  • The JM cannot bring a case against anyone. The JM can only report a matter to the police for their investigation. I don’t know who is the beneficiary of Thompy’s estate.

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  • @Norst

    You, like others, can continue to rump in the legalese and procedure which has brought us thus far.

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  • David; You asked above “Will Mara do the honourable thing today and step down from the Chair …….

    It has now been clearly demonstrated that honour is not something that can be easily found in the House. The tea leaves therefore suggest that, aided and abetted by her colleagues, she will fight on even while cannons roar to the left and right of her. Their hope would be that, with access to former CLICO millions, well paid lawyering, almost total self-serving support from the legal community and intimate ties to all aspects of real power in Barbados, they will prevail in the end.

    The sad thing is that they might be right unless Civil society and the opposition somehow develop some currently lacking backbone and sends them an inescapable message before they destroy Barbados.

    But that seems to be only a pipedream at present.

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  • The recent shakeup by Kamla is based in her position that the furore caused by those fired/resigned had dented the confidence in the Office they hold and the government. Bear in mind nothing has been proved yet. Lessons?

    On Tuesday, 3 February 2015, Barbados Underground wrote:

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  • T&T has a real PM. We don’t.

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  • The corruption in Barbados stinks and CRAWLS MY SKIN……this place has become a haven for immorality, bribery, thiefy and degradation under Fruendel’s watch.

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ Hants

    Not true.

    Bulbados has not “become” anything

    It always was this way, it is just that we were not able to see it so glaringly.

    It is just that these clowns are less agile in their ability to hide the immorality, bribery, thievery etc.

    Though I would say that, as it relates to an ability to juggle the economy and make it seem like we are progressing, and Barbados was economically stable, the BLP were more adept at the smoke and mirrors and making the Standard and Poors fellows more comfortable and get the Barbados private sector involved.

    But in all the other organs and operations, the malfeasance thrived equally well.

    Look at the Coastal Zone Management fiasco and GEMS and Hardwood, and the Schoolmeals Syrup Affair etc.

    Robert Ross made a point earlier in another blog I think which speaks to equity in the so called dispensation of justice.

    We have a mote in our eye yet we would speak to the growth in yours and castigate you to high heavens.

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    Sorry the last comment is for Old Onions

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  • @pieceuhderockyeahright

    AYE….but this despicable cancerous LEGION we have assumed gened from D Alibaba lair… seems to be like no other ..postage stamped David Thompson in the top right hand corner,CLICO the brothel,Leboy head pimp, Froon page boy and anything else can play or take what they like hence fouth….. Byer, Mara, Micheal, LowDung,10-1….any pxss can play wid immunity….no honor among theives. We are not accustomed to this and nver of such magnitude…..like shoite when D gully out. Despicable indeed when a fisherman can be locked up for two sea eggs .

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  • @old onion bags

    LOL LowDung

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  • David February 3, 2015 at 6:35 AM #

    Will Mara do the honourable thing today and step down from the Chair. What are her children saying? By their fruit
    ……………………………………………………………………………………….

    Mara does not have to step down. The Prime Minister and his Band of Buckaroos, have ensured that a Precedent has been set, where those people who Plantation Deeds / Hanson have been constantly warning us about, can sit in the Honourable Chair in the Honourable Parliament. All that she is required to do is to get a Lawyer………. Pssstttt Mam, but not Michael Carrington QC.

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  • ATTORNEYS IN BARBADOS are being encouraged to consider voluntarily allowing an independent audit of their client accounts for the protection of themselves, their clients, and the integrity of the legal profession.

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/63119/icab-promoting-independent-verification-lawyers-client-accounts#sthash.7LSCdylk.dpuf

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  • @Hants

    It appears Tariq and the guys and gals at the BA are feeling the heat. Maybe they are learning from the LATT in T&T. Time to get up from their asses and make a difference.

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  • In today’s Nation we learn that one government building, namely the spanking brand new Supreme Court building has been deemed sick by top lawyer Tariq Khan, this follows on the heels of health concerns of Combermere School.
    Last week the staff and students of St Elizabeth School in St Joseph stayed out of the class rooms , because if rat infestation. Now we are hearing that staff have vacated the Ministry of Culture’s rented offices , from Bizzy, in Haggatt Hall, as well as at the Barbados Youth Service building.
    But some credit must be given to Mia Motley, who started this Pied Piper act, by walking out last week on that rat infested building in Palmetto Street.

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  • Certainly the nation’s health is of importance ! But let us not be side-tracked ! There still remains the problem of dishonest lawyers, an uncaring and incompetent judiciary, and successive governments unconcerned about true justice being rendered to the average citizen ! Parliament and The Supreme Court are indeed plagued by “rats” and we, the people must make every effort to exterminate them for the health of the nation !

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Colonel Buggy February 6, 2015 at 10:00 AM
    “But some credit must be given to Mia Motley, who started this Pied Piper act, by walking out last week on that rat infested building in Palmetto Street.”

    Colonel, when it comes to dry wit you are simply the best on BU.

    Is the current proliferation of the rodent population in anyway related to the pile up of uncollected garbage, the consequences of which we have been warning about only to be called unpatriotic and prophets of doom and gloom?

    But you, of course, you know what happened to the fabled town of Hamelin in Prussia.
    A similar thing is quietly happening to Bim with its young people being slowly but surely being led astray by a culture of materialism and instant gratification immersed in drugs sex and depravity with no concern about tomorrow.

    Should we now refer to Fumble Stuart as the Student Prince the rat catcher of Bim?

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  • And the Prime Minister continues to engaged in combative language with the masses.

    PM UNMOVED

    Sanctimonious hypocrites!That’s how Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has described some of those who disapproved of his advice to Speaker of the House Michael Carrington to “get a lawyer” during his publicized legal dispute with a…

    Barbados Today

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  • Sanctimonious hypocrites!That’s how Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has described some of those who disapproved of his advice to Speaker of the House Michael Carrington to “get a lawyer” during his publicized legal dispute with a…

    ….The way I see it this most recent chauvinistic outburst by Persival is no more than payback….wanna attack Carrion and WIN, (error)…..wanna invite D man to a luncheon….(unlike wid Mac)…din care much for utterances, din clap, vex d man WAX…now blood in froon eyes and ee sounding offs.. but he shouldn’t taunt UWI students fa dat…..call a spade a spade man !

    When I was a boy I did boyish things
    When I became a man..

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  • Sanctimonious hypocrites!

    That aptly describes a lot of Bajans including me and a lot of the over 60 BU bloggers.

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  • Didn’t I see a list of crooked Bajan lawyers? Where is it? Hope it is alphabetical. Want to see if a name is on it.

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  • @quote Hants February 7, 2015 at 10:29 AM # Sanctimonious hypocrites!That aptly describes a lot of Bajans including me and a lot of the over 60 BU bloggers.”

    Speak for yourself. No, many would NOT withhold money borrowed or otherwise attained, so by calling folks thus, merely is stating that the man is a norm and who should care, that is effectively what he is saying!

    If so, then stop prosecuting / persecuting the sea egg men. Stop prosecuting /persecuting the ‘small weed man’.

    Stop (or actually yuh don’t anyway so…) prosecuting /persecuting the praedial larceny men…may be THAT is why yuh don’t.

    Or is only for ‘some’ to get away wid things?

    And one MAJOR difference, even if, EVEN IF, folks are like certain folks in big up spots, they are not in a position of fiduciary trust!!!!

    It seems that some just do not understand the concept of fiduciary trust, including some lawyers!!!

    Sanctimonious hypocrites indeed, what a laugh!

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  • Here is a news clip of our honourable Prime Minister debating his position on the equally honourable Speaker of The House Michael Carrington.

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  • It really is a farce to call these scoundrels honourable!

    Crusoe, it is the PM and these scoundrels who are the sanctimonious hypocrites…………they who told everyone who had ears to ear that the other party was corrupt. Turns out that they have not proven any corruption but all Barbados now knows how corrupt they are.

    Sanctimonious hypocrites.

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  • When even a big able maguffe BLACK bear foolishly stumbles into a bryer batch lookin for honey and by accident gets a couple of thorns in it side….he duz be ANGRY….Boss, Froozle is no exception. What do you all expect? First it was Carrion, nxt up BCCI poorly servings, followed by leper fiend ASS-ets get freeze…now today Mia talking Anti Laundering Act befoe she go in Parliament to sit wid ee…..VEX boi..VEXX is D word !

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  • David;

    Are you planning to put up a blog on this affair?

    http://www.barbadostoday.bb/2015/02/13/getting-there/

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  • @Are-we-there-yet

    Why not share you view in an email?

    On Friday, 13 February 2015, Barbados Underground wrote:

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