BU Calls for the Immediate Resignation of Speaker Michael Carrington and Deputy Speaker Mara Thompson

Speaker and Deputy Speaker Michael Carrington and Mara Thompson

Speaker and Deputy Speaker Michael Carrington and Mara Thompson

The Barbados Underground household listened today with deep sadness to the news Deputy Speaker Mara Thompson denied the request from the Opposition to debate a No Confidence Motion against Speaker Michael Carrington. Barbados finds itself in a position where the Speaker of the House was recently directed by by a Barbados Court to pay a former client over $250,000 after he was found to have withheld monies owed for years. And we have a Deputy Speaker who was named in a recent filing to the Court by the CLICO Judicial Manager.

Where is the outrage?

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88 Comments on “BU Calls for the Immediate Resignation of Speaker Michael Carrington and Deputy Speaker Mara Thompson”

  1. David March 14, 2015 at 8:35 PM #


    Of course the parties are entitled to exhaust legal avenues but political fallout is a consequence.

    On 14 March 2015 at 21:48, Barbados Underground wrote:



  2. Simple Simon March 15, 2015 at 1:58 AM #

    @Sargeant March 12, 2015 at 9:52 PM “the court can’t force Mara to testify against about her late husband as I believe “spousal privilege” still applies.”

    Wrong Sarge.

    Death ends a marriage.

    Spousal privilege does not apply as a widow has no spouse.

    Never mind that I read every single Sunday in the Sunday Sun “wife of the late”

    If the man who used to be your husband is dead then you are NOT A WIFE, and spousal privilege cannot possibly apply.


  3. The People's Democratic Congress March 15, 2015 at 12:19 PM #

    Once again some of the supposed findings of another joke national public opinion poll is published in today’s Sunday Sun, March 15, 2015.

    Again, too, this poll, some of its findings and their publication in a couple sections of the local news media are being made food by the pollsters for influencing many thousands of people in the lead up to the next elections in Barbados.

    Again the principle of the holding of free and fair elections in this country will again be seriously undermined to make sure that this rotten dreadful social and political status quo in Barbados continues.



  4. Bush Tea March 16, 2015 at 7:32 AM #

    @ PDC
    LOL …it look like the only way you will show up on that poll is if wunna interview Wickham yuh….


  5. Commander in Chief aka -Prankster the Mankster eating Mangoes sunnyside up and egging off while Alfing around to the Max August 18, 2015 at 8:47 AM #

    Ha ! looka muh crosses doe
    BU calls for resignation and just stopped calling as though BU achieved its objective. Typical 9 day wonder has wandered. The guilty remains un-punished and BU has failed to keep the pressure on. Time for action BU


  6. David August 19, 2015 at 1:47 AM #

    @Commander in chief

    You remind us of Statler and Walforf located on the balcony doing what they do best.


  7. Dompey October 22, 2015 at 5:49 AM #

    Simple Simon

    Sir, you’re quite correct the surviving widow has no Spousal Privilege, but under US Law he or she has what is called: “Confidential Marital Communications Privilege” and this extends to persons whose marriages have been desolved through divorse and more importantly, the widow.
    Someone in the legal profession in Barbados, I am sure can speak more forcefully as to whether the same holds through for Barbadian Jurisprudence.


  8. LOOK November 29, 2015 at 5:47 PM #

    Mia Mottley and Dale Marshall also should be asked to resign.


  9. pieter pieper December 31, 2015 at 12:10 PM #

    Interesting to note that Ehud Olmert, former Prime Minister of Israel, was recently “convicted of accepting bribes to build an apartment complex when he was Mayor of Jerusalem”.It is alleged that he received $160,000.He was sentenced to 6 years in prison. Talk about integrity, transparency, accountability and freedom of information !


  10. David December 31, 2015 at 1:10 PM #

    The Governor of the central bank of T&T forced to resign, and his girlfriend.



  11. Vincent Haynes December 31, 2015 at 1:41 PM #

    @David December 31, 2015 at 1:10 PM #

    Chuckle…..you realy expect that to happen here?


  12. pieter pieper December 31, 2015 at 4:26 PM #

    Shows that there is more integrity, transparency, accountability and freedom of information in T &T ! (Bajans have some damn nerve calling T&T “the Land of Bobol” ! Interesting to note that Basdeo Panday also had serious problems which, in great measure, accounted for the ending of his life as a politician !) “Little England” has indeed ‘lost its way’ and one must indeed question what is there to be gained by it becoming a republic in 2016 ?



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