A Culture Of Diminishing Corporate Governance

There is a heavy focus on the role former Chairman of CLICO Holdings Barbados Limited Leroy Parris played in the demise of the company. The revelations to be found in the CLICO Final Forensic Report UNSEALED should make sensible Barbadians feel ashamed. A listen to the contribution of Edmund Hinkson to the 2015-2016 Estimates Debate would have cemented the feeling. Hinkson was relentless in his assault of the Speaker of the House Michael Carrington by highlighting the immoral act of withholding client’s monies for several years until ordered recently to pay by a Barbados High Court. During the assault Michael Carrington occupied the Chair. What a farce!

The other embarrassment Barbadians have to suffer is to observe prominent members of society who served as directors on the Board of CLICO Barbados allowed to go about their business without being called to account. One of many functions a Board of Directors has, is to ensure a robust governance framework is established to guide quality decision-making by the management team. Reconciling the findings of the recently unsealed forensic report and the role of the Board of Directors continues to be a challenge if the CLICO mess is to be viewed through a corporate governance lense.

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The CLICO Mess has brought into focus a bigger issue, the lack of a reliable governance framework. BU maintains we have witnessed a catastrophic regulatory failure which continues to challenge all jurisdictions CLICO operated. This view is contrary to William Layne’s who continues to dumb down the role of the regulator.

The CLICO Mess has exposed corporate governance as only a term of art, to be used by the learned in our midst to demonstrate astuteness.. The mind boggling revelation by ex-CLICO directors on the weekend that many decisions made by Leroy Parris was down unbeknownst to them. Who are some of the directors you ask? Tony Marshall a retired Barclays banker who would have operated in a corporate environment at a senior level – Tony Marshall in your position as Chairman of the NIS Board the public wants to know what is the status of the financial statements. Here…

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  • I thoroughly enjoyed the contribution of Edmund Hinkson and the fact that amidst the obvious attempt to throw him off track he stuck to the theme of his message. The members of this DLP administration, particularly the minister of international business seem bent on displaying scant regard for the people of Barbados. As sure as night replaces day, the time of reckoning shall come.That’s when your boisterous outbursts and idiotic asides will resonate with the very people for whom you have no respect.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    “I thoroughly enjoyed the contribution of Edmund Hinkson and the fact that amidst the obvious attempt to throw him off track he stuck to the theme of his message. ”

    Is there any way we can have access to a video or audio recording of Hinkson’s contribution?

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  • Is this the same Edmund Hinkson whose wife has the contract for the bookshop at UWI Cave Hill and the government owned BCC and he wants to be the alternative education minister? No wonder he is so vociferous about students at Cave Hill having to meet part of their cost, could it be that it is affecting his bottom line?

    Wunna think the BLP care about corporate governance and transparency. Get real.

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  • Dee Ingrunt Word

    millertheanunnaki at 9:33 AM …Is there any way we can have access to a video or audio recording of Hinkson’s contribution?=

    ENDORSE that sir. This is the type thing (channeling Carey, was it?) we don’t put back in the pot but share to all and sundry!!

    In another forum recently Mr. Hinkson was encouraged to maintain his perceived integrity, so I am gad to hear that he is beating some drums loudly.

    Hope others with a modicum of integrity remaining join him.

    This is not to say they Edmund Hinkson is a saint; but there are manly peccadilloes and then there is blatant corruption, incompetence and downright law breaking.

    He needs to ensure that he continues to keep his hands clean and go after the corrupt politicians with venom and vigor…

    More power to him.

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  • Dee Ingrunt Word

    @ Bajanfuhlife March 17, 2015 at 11:07…Is this the same Edmund Hinkson whose wife has the contract for the bookshop at UWI Cave Hill and the government owned BCC…”No wonder he is so vociferous about students at Cave Hill having to meet part of their cost, could it be that it is affecting his bottom line?”============

    So wait a min. You saying that although she built a business like anybody else with helping hands surely but also many road blocks too as all that comes with being the spouse of a public figure, that the man must muzzle his mouths on issues related to the country’s well being?

    Because some of those issues are in the area of her operations.?

    Steeupse.

    That is a rather cheap shot but it tells the tale: Attack the loud mouth who dares speak to the corrupt operations and paint him as corrupt too so no one would listen.

    How long has she been running that business? Across how many administrations? He is shilling for more money for her bookstore to pay for another car or another few houses?

    You gotta be kidding.

    You really trolling deep in the bottom for your dirt. When you find something that makes sense please broadcast to all. Until then you would do well to have a reality check.

    As I alluded to, Hinkson like all of them, is not going to be anointed with the sanctity of absolute virtue but your attempts to slander the man are disgusting.

    Say the man like too much woman or something sensible, do.

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  • Leslie Haynes sat on the board of directors at CLICO and still took personal injury cases from claimants against CLICO, and screwed the claimants cases, made sure they did not get a cent in compensation……he could care less about conflict of interest

    Just as David Simmons, former chief justice of the supreme court sat on the board of directors at CGI and sold out his own people while chief justice at the supreme court, he destroyed the lives of so many of his own people….have these bajan men no sense of conflict of interest, morals, ethics or love of their own or is it that they are so greedy, arrogant, self-serving and nasty to their own people that they do not care?

    In Simmons’ case someone told me recently that the idiot actually believes he’s white, because of the pimp title he holds out of England, as a matter of fact they said so does Bilie “the goat” Miller and most of the clowns who are trying to continue and keep alive that centuries old fraudulent scam by the British.

    In that case, it will be many more generations (in increments of 25 year periods) before anything resembling change occurs on the island.

    Then to add insult to injury, Bajans refuse to move past the massa mentality and continue the hypocrisy of idolizing demons who wrecked so many lives in Barbados.

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/64915/tom-hailed

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  • @ Miller. ..parliament tv provides access to your wish. Hopefully you are able to prove your intended point.

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  • Taking a read at the article in Barbados Today in reference to the judicial managers report one is left with a view that the report was intentionally laid out on information to mislead especially when no concern was given to get all necessary and corrobating facts

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  • AC said at 12:20………….

    ”was intentionally laid out on information”

    What does that mean?

    Anybody?

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  • Debates in parliament are usually not recorded for unauthorized distribution unless there is a political motive like Duguid and yuh midday skunt type scenario or Dr. Agard falling asleep, iti is where we find ourselves. Let us hope Hinkson’s contribution was recorded because it was hard hitting and captured the idiots on the other side who obviously lined up behind Carrington because it was the politically correct thing to do, to hell with what is people centric and morally right.

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  • Only a political yard-fowl or an idiot would question the validity of the forensic report, without taking into consideration that Parris’ lawyers are doing what he has paid them to do, that is defend him. And in doing their job obviously they would try to discredit the information.

    Poor DLP misfits, as usual, grabbing at straws.

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  • On the substantive matter. Boards of Directors of public companies or large private companies and other large organisations in Barbados have always been more akin to ‘name dropping’ than corporate governance.

    In other words, it was never based on an ability to make sure a high-minded vision is scrupulously carried out or that the corporate strategy aligns with the company’s vision or that the functional or tactical operations link to the vision.

    Most times there are ambiguities, un-addressed, permeating all levels.

    These organizations basically try to attract the ‘who is who’ in Bajan society as a classist clique to give the impression that the organization has strategic and intellectual, experiential, professional depth. Most times, they just attend one or two meetings a quarter and get to collect a pitiful fee. So it obviously can’t be the renumeration.

    Directors of similar size companies elsewhere can easily expect at least 1 million dollars per year.

    For the local boys and girls it is about status, perceived status, or the ability to sway business to their real jobs by being on these boards on which they ‘serve’ or other boards in which they maybe an interest.

    Most times there is one man or woman on the board or within the executive management ‘who knows the mind of the board’. It is in this personality which is invested ‘godly intent’! LOL

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  • @Pacha

    It is a club where they circulate the rubbe stamp.

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  • @ac

    You like to read, or read, and report certain things. Go back, and quote us the last paragraph on page1 of the JM’s report 2013.

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  • Yes, David

    Nothing more

    And everybody is expected to tow the line.

    If you don’t, one will find one’s self out the door. Because a ‘strong man’, most times, controls a majority of voting shares or the people who do.

    How else could you have, known ‘thieffing’, going on at CLICO for decades and never a public statement by a single director or former director. This is nothing less that official collusion.

    In the USA people will be charged with racketeering under the RECO Act.

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  • @ Pacha
    AC said at 12:20………….
    ”was intentionally laid out on information”
    What does that mean?
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    WHAT THE HELL …!!!
    …are you telling us that you understand the REMAINDER…
    … of what AC EVER says…?
    LOL ha ha ha

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  • David

    You put it right by describing it as a ‘club’. That description is apt.

    We sorry that we were not as punctilious as you were.

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  • @David

    We never fully understand anything written by AC. Most times we have to make large assumptions. But this time were at a total and complete loss.

    Not that we often read what AC has to say. But sometimes we give a fleeting glance with no higher expectation that yours. LOL

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  • David

    Many times on the CLICO board ‘people’ came to meetings with decisions already made. All the board was to do was to give them ideas on implementation.

    And you have purported qualified, professional, people with high experience putting up with that shit for decades.

    No wonder Parris felt he was a full man and a half.

    Could you imagine this!

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  • @ Bushie

    Sorry. Our 1:13 comment was a response to you. LOL

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  • Do you know a former banker and Clico board member in the person of Tony Marshall has been rewarded with a cushy UN Ambassador job?

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  • Dee Ingrunt Word

    @David March at 2:28 PM … ok yes he has.

    And as you have chronicled above a former CLICO 2nd in command has been rewarded with a cushy CEO job to advise and guide young businessmen.

    And 30 years from now some lettered wag will stand up (not unlike Sir Rich Cheltenham) and wash David Thompson in praise as a scholar and leader par excellence at a DLP event or God forbid at a Combermere or other school speech day.

    They all a bunch of sycophants and ass approximaters to their political or monied cause!

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  • We might have to await the printing of Hansard for this session to read Hinkson’s review of the immorality of the Dishonourable Michael Carrington.Surely,it must be clear even to AC that the DLP is a den of thieves and corrupt people.

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  • @Dee

    There is the politically correct position and there is the swill flowing underground.

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  • David

    You really believe that.

    Teh care you don’t soon have to call Parris…………. Sir Leroy!

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  • Pachamama March 17, 2015 at 3:03 PM #

    “Teh care you don’t soon have to call Parris…………. Sir Leroy!”

    Seems as though Guyson Mayers has already started the process of singing Parris’ praises, as evidenced by his tribute to the former CLICO boss, , in his Sunday Advocate article, “A Guy’s View”.

    If we hold fast to the opinion of CBC, Mayers is one of the only 3 expert lawyers in Barbados, the other two being Verla Depeiza and Hal Gollop.

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  • Has there ever been a case of a director found negligent of not adhering to fiduciary responsibility?

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  • @ David
    Do you know a former banker and Clico board member in the person of Tony Marshall has been rewarded with a cushy UN Ambassador job?
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Bushie likes the way that you tend to feign surprise at such happenings.
    …surely you get it by now…???
    This world is French Connected (UK)……

    Left is right ,and right is left
    the first is last, and the last is first..
    every shiite is upsided down…

    Those who ‘succeed’ in this world are the ones who toe the line and kowtow to evil… the David Thompsons, Parrises and de ex-moderator who lives by the school bus stop.
    Look at the ‘Sirs’ as Pacha intimated….and you will see the types of people on these kinds of Boards…once you bend over willingly and pay your dues, you will get your just rewards and awards…

    Then look at the poor, scrunting, “trouble-makers” like Caswell, Walter, the current Auditor General, etc…. (had to drop Baffy … he too tight with Wickham bozie…)
    …men who are always targets….always being ‘fired’, sued, cursed…crucified even..

    Can you see why Bushie has been pushing these fellows to come forward…?
    LOL….of course they would not last long, but while they are in…um would be cat piss and peppa bout here for the lotta crooks and scumbags infesting the damn place….

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  • not everybody in barbados perfume guilt without an accused having a fair trail ,unlike the BL yardfoiwls who are holding on to the tail end of Clico for dear life hoping to win another election. Clico /L P seems to be their last hope for getting into parliament,
    Nothing new here except that six years ago the CLico bLp ghost busters flew that kite high in the air and the high wind of the electorate brought it plummeting to the ground.
    Yes the lawyers are there to defend their client ! however when misleading allegations in an attempt to overturn the judicial process of fairness and truth the attorneys have every right to pursue and seek answers, that is what democracy means
    To some of you yardfowls all that matters is winning an electorate even if all democratic rights to due process is thrown out the window,,

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  • not everybody in barbados presume guilt without an accused having a fair trail ,unlike the BL yardfowls who are holding on to the tail end of Clico for dear life hoping to win another election. Clico /L P seems to be their last hope for getting into parliament,
    Nothing new here except that six years ago the CLico bLp ghost busters flew that kite high in the air and the high wind of the electorate brought it plummeting to the ground.
    Yes the lawyers are there to defend their client ! however when misleading allegations in an attempt to overturn the judicial process of fairness and truth the attorneys have every right to pursue and seek answers, that is what democracy means
    To some of you yardfowls all that matters is winning an electorate even if all democratic rights to due process is thrown out the window,,

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  • ac March 17, 2015 at 6:10 PM #

    not everybody in barbados perfume guilt without an accused having a fair trail ,unlike the BL yardfoiwls who are holding on to
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    “perfume Guilt”. No error . What an appropriate phrase.Over the last few weeks we have seen guilt in all of its ugly and smelly aspects , being masked in perfume,like a busy operator on Bush Hill, and pushed up the noses of Bajans.

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  • The legion has an annoying way of using incoherent metaphors, which makes their contributions difficult to understand.

    They have now come to this post to fight the good fight, DLP style, in a futile attempt to defend, by implying the forensic report was specifically prepared to implicate Thompson and Parris. Yet all they bring are words and no credible evidence to substantiate their claim.
    However, their credibility has already been lost, especially after asking where the judicial manager was during the period 2004 to 2007.

    When Thompson staged his coup against Mascoll to become leader of the opposition, was he not doing “all that matters in his quest to win an election and Mascoll’s democratic rights to due process not thrown out the window” in the process?

    Was not winning an election all that matters to the DLP yard-fowls, when Thompson, at the eve of a general election, promised to disclose the details of secret deal Arthur was alleged to have negotiated with the IMF, and they went to the meeting in their numbers, only to witness Thompson failing to deliver, thereby embarrassing himself?

    Or when Thompson went the length and breadth of Barbados with his “mobile cinema” displaying the $75,000 cheque Arthur received from CLICO, while accusing the BLP of being corrupt and “raping the treasury”, but to date none of them have been taken to court, can this not be interpreted as doing “all that matters to win an election even if all democratic rights to due process thrown out the window”?

    “Perfume guilt without an accused having a fair trial”….. I guess they forgot this when they were happy to call Lisa Marshall a thief, based primarily on a memorandum asking her to EXPLAIN the circumstances surrounding missing money, but NOT accusing her of theft.

    Was not Lisa’s “democratic rights to due process thrown out the window” when these same DLP yard-fowls were quick to find her guilty?

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  • perfume guilt is what the BLp yardfowls are trying to attached to Clico / LP DT and the 3mil with a direct attack to diminish the democratic rights and privileges to an accused.
    Glad colonel was quick to latch on to that phrase “perfume guilt” as in the last six years the BLP yardfowls have not miss a beat in heralding loud and clear the perfume smell to victory but bonly to be handed a democratic form of defeat, Surely one should have learned by now v that what sweeten billy goat mout gonna burn the belly

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  • Well said, Artaxerxes (March 17, 2015 at 6:54 PM).

    I really admire your patience with the ac consortium but I guess someone has to refute the bile that is spewed on BU from that end.

    I just listened to the PM on DLPTV tonight saying that he requested and now has in hand a list of the persons who invested in the flexible annuities at CLICO. He said he knows who these people are and that all will be revealed in due time.

    Tell me something, Artaxerxes, what difference does that make? How will that help the people get their monies back? People invested their monies in good faith with a rogue company and this jackass instead of condemning the not a leper swindler wants to put the blame on those who invested? What madness is this?

    The day cannot come too soon to never have to see that man ugly face on my TV!

    Jackass! Bush Tea has told me not to call them morons.

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  • Prodigal Son wrote “He said he knows who these people are and that all will be revealed in due time.”

    The people who bought annuities thought they were INVESTING in a good product backed by a billion dollar Trinidad company.

    I am curious as to what could be revealed other the names of the VICTIMS.

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  • The DLP needs a spin doctor badly.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Prodigal Son March 17, 2015 at 7:21 PM
    “I just listened to the PM on DLPTV tonight saying that he requested and now has in hand a list of the persons who invested in the flexible annuities at CLICO. He said he knows who these people are and that all will be revealed in due time.”

    Do you now see the kind of wicked vindictive person you are dealing with?
    We already know who are the holders of the EFPA’s. The financially greedy elites of Bajan society.
    Why doesn’t the fool whose ugliness is growing faster than Pinocchio’s nose request a list of the directors who allowed this swindle to take place right under their noses and ought to be seen grossly negligent under Section 95 of the Companies Act? Wouldn’t such a list disclose the name of Tony Marshall who has just been appointed as the country’s representative to the UN, of all the international organizations? Can Mr. Marshall be deemed a fit and proper person with the right qualities of honesty and discernment to represent Barbados?

    Why doesn’t the PM also request a list of the ordinary life insurance policyholders and especially the pensioners who have been left holding bogus annuities worth as much as the fake invoice used to swindle millions from the CLICO gravy train. Now such a request would be in keeping with his “Socially balanced” philosophy.

    “Why socially balanced? The greatness of any society is not measured by how well a minority of the population is doing. It is measured by the extent to which every man, woman and child, of whatever station in life, can find his or her place and can realise his or her God-given potential.
    Social balance is a prerequisite for social stability.”

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  • Why would the list of EFPAs be an issue at this stage? Isn’t the priority one of resolving the CLICO matter? Did he comment on the fact the SOI directed CLICO to stop selling policies yet it continued? What about the short funding of reserves?

    Why must we politicize everything under the damn sun?

    JAs

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  • @millertheanunnaki,

    Just calm down, drink a little single malt and read what I am writing. lol

    Up until the excrement hit the fan circa 2009 or 10, Bajans always referred to Clico as a TRINIDAD owned company and Parris as Duprey’s faithful servant.

    I used to hear about the billionaire owner of Clico who controlled an “empire.”

    Your “financially greedy elites of Bajan society.” would not have bought a pack a nuts from Parris.

    They were investing with the billionaire Trinidadian.

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  • You ought to learn by the ramblings of ac, who is the shadow of the PM. They deflect, distract, and point fingers at their accusers because they don’t have an answer to anything. These vermin need to be eradicated like the african snails.

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  • I endorse the comments of Miller and David.When I saw the man,appearing to be in threatening mode about a list that will be revealed in due course,I said so what!Are you going to tell me how to invest my money you JA!So you have a list.I dare you to use your stupid,vindictive,asinine,poor rakey persona to name and shame those persons.I tell you there will be a tsunami of law suits in your tail you stupid JA.
    It is obvious you have been caught with your defenses down,now that you could’nt get Chandler to do Randy Graham’s bidding.You have filth all over your face Stuart.You low life swine.Why don’t you name the greedy,self serving directors of Clico like Tony Marshall whom the FBI will now have under surveillance based on public knowledge of his association with what appears to be high class thievery by directors who evidently failed to follow the Company Law Practice in Barbados.All those directors are jointly and severally liable in a court of law.
    So JA Sturat you can bring your list,also be prepared to bring the Leper,every director,financial controller,auditor,manager and all who contrived and executed the high class thievery that is Clico and all you of the political class who benefitted including the 39 million estate the dead king left for the Thompsons.

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  • @ Hants
    The DLP needs a spin doctor badly.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Sorry boss ….
    .. the only doctor they need is a pathologist….

    LOL ..but even THAT is not really needed – since it is looking like death by association with leprosy 🙂

    Um is an undertaker they need….

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  • @ Miller
    Why doesn’t the fool whose ugliness is growing faster than Pinocchio’s nose request a list of the directors who allowed this swindle….
    ++++++++++++++++++++++
    …he has been there and done that….
    They have been already given national honors, awards and promotions.

    Time to cuss the victims for causing the collapse of CLICO now….

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  • Only politically blinded individuals would not understand that, even assuming Parris may the have “democratic rights and privileges” to be be entitled to $3.33M, it does not make it RIGHT for him and associates (known and unknown) to access those funds by fraudulent means. That is the real issue.

    Let’s take the matter with former CLICO messenger/driver, Michael Cook, for example. Cook, became upset when he was told by Parris that his 15 years with the company does not count and he had to start over. Thinking his “democratic rights and privileges” to receive severance payments would be compromised, Cook decided to take matters in his own hands by stealing over $1.3M of CLICO’s money.

    Then if you hold fast to the idea that Parris was correct, then we must conclude that the Court erred by incarcerating Cook for obtaining in excess of his severance by illegal means and he should be afforded sentiments similar to those extended to Parris.

    I can’t believe people can be so stupid.

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  • Stupid is what stupid people do !

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  • Tell me something I don't know

    The time is rapidly approaching when we will have to increasingly question the motives of Barbados Today. It seems to be the preferred e-rag for Parris and his attorneys to articulate their views unchallenged. Methinks it more than passing strange that one of those press conferences help by LP and his Attorney invited specifically DLP-TV, Barbados Advocate and Barbados Today. One wonders who are the directors of Barbados Today and who are the key shareholders? I’ve heard rumours but has there ever been any official announcements?

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  • Hants March 17, 2015 at 7:53 PM #

    The DLP needs a spin doctor badly.
    ………………………………………………………………………………..
    You mean besides that ones on BU who are experts in spinning the Number 2

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  • Tell me something I don’t know March 17, 2015 at 9:20 PM #
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    Where is Barbados Today located? That should answer your question.

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  • @Gabriel
    Why don’t you name the greedy,self serving directors of Clico like Tony Marshall whom the FBI will now have under surveillance based on public knowledge of his association with what appears to be high class thievery by directors who evidently failed to follow the Company Law Practice in Barbados.All those directors are jointly and severally liable in a court of law

    +++++++++++++++
    What surveillance what? Marshall will have diplomatic immunity and this is not a case the Americans are interested in. If American Interests were at stake they would be on the alleged fraudsters faster than you could say Dudus Coke or Allen Stanford.

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  • Brazil ruling party treasurer Vaccari charged with corruption

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-31917231

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  • Parris hired an Internal Auditor when the Auditor did what he was hired to do and told Parris that the “Insurance Policy” Clico was selling was not an Insurance policy and that they were in fact breaking the Law, Parris berated & belittled the man for the entire office to hear.

    Even when Clico was formally instructed to discontinue selling the bogus policy they did not – what happened to them? nothing. Parris knowingly took people’s money, we should never forget those famous last words he said on CBC TV when asked when the news of the Clico saga broke if he would have to approach the Central bank for assistance he said ” for what for them to tell me what a wonderful job I am doing”. CBC should still have that tape – unless of course……………

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  • @Tudor

    And why were Clico employees, former employees and other person allowed to get their monies first?

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  • What exactly is Stuart trying to imply by saying he has a list of those persons who invested in the EFPA and he knows all the people who wanted quick money?

    Perhaps he’s insinuating BLP politicians made investments in the EFPA or behaving as if something untoward occurred.

    But does that make them criminals if they chose to invest in what they may have thought to be a legitimate venture?

    By making such a grand boast about him having this list, Stuart is just demonstrating another form of yard-fowl politics to appease the DLP and their supporters who are hurting as a result of the information revealed by the forensic audits reports and to make them feel as though he has some sort of “ace” up his sleeve to discredit certain individuals, who may have invested in the EPFA.

    Stuart, people are always looking for quick money, that’s why the lotto lines are so long with some individuals spending as much as $500 per “Mega” or “Super Lotto” draws.

    That’s why some arcades open 24 hours, because they are always filled with people playing the slot machines until the early hours of the morning.

    That’s why the racing pools open from early morning until late at night to accommodate punters who are looking for quick money.

    The only difference here is that CLICO had an operation that was much more sophisticated than the Barbados Lottery, arcades and racing pools.

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  • david you would have to ask Parris that question

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  • There is something about those CLICO directors that does not inspire confidence they are not unlike personalities that you would expect to be close to a shady guy like Parris. Tony ‘Bowels” Marshall and the Trini sounding lawyer Haynes are two suspicious individuals known for arrogance. Don’t know the Davis person heard he is a lawyer. We know by now what lawyers are good for so the CLICO chaos is unsurprising. The bottom line is if at the end of it all crinminal wrong doing is established Parris and his chourts must face the law courts. There should be no equivocation.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Togetherness March 19, 2015 at 5:39 PM
    “We know by now what lawyers are good for so the CLICO chaos is unsurprising. The bottom line is if at the end of it all crinminal wrong doing is established Parris and his chourts must face the law courts. There should be no equivocation.”

    Finally we get to see eye-to-eye on something. We are ‘together’ on this one.
    Thanks for crossing over river Jordan to be on the bank of righteousness and moral uprightness. A place will be prepared for you on the right side of the Lord of Justice and Retribution.

    But before you can get on board the ship of good hope to cross the river Styx to shed the curse the current DLP administration has brought on the country you, Togetherness et al, must do a period of penance by revealing that your Achilles heel is really your undying support for a wicked evil immoral lying sanctimonious hypocrite and bastard called Fumble.
    We will let you through the pearly gates of morality only if you loudly proclaim Fumble to be a devil as long as he continues to offer protection to Leroy Parris while blaming the poor policyholders for the demise of CLICO.

    Deal or no deal? Crossover or no crossover to Jordan where you will find a balm from Gilead to soothe your aching moral wounds?

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  • I hope to God that when this inept incompetent bunch of morons instruct the Central Bank to float the next bond issue, no one, no one takes up the offer. After all, the Central Bank pays a higher interest rate than the commercial banks.

    What an educated clown we have for a PM! My goodness!

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  • @well well

    u think it is only them u are absolutely wrong..sure u would have Caswell Franklin’s post in connection with Leroy Parris about the fact that Froons was the lawyer for his supposedly good friend Neval Greenidge against Clico and kept the case for 9 years without getting a date of hearing just to please Parris and Thompson ……

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  • @togetherness

    Woodbine Davis was the Solicitor General of Barbados and was Leroy Parris next to Duprey best friend. He was a Director for more than 20 years and was the man who get the job at Clico for Parris .he was Duprey friend before Parris was and it was so because like people

    from his lofty position so that was his reward after he retired..

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  • “ac March 17, 2015 at 6:10 PM #
    not everybody in barbados perfume guilt”

    And that sums up AC’s intellect perfectly.

    Bajan Boy……. I understand that was Fruendel “Froon the Swoon” Stuart’s modus anyhow…taking people’s case files, particularly the elderly, taking their money and not doing one iota of work, including not getting court dates for hearings, period. Working for the plaintiff as well as the defense.

    And we wonder why all the other lawyers continue the same scam, guess who they learned from, starting from in the 70’s.

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  • Well well well.

    “Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak jailed in corruption retrial”

    What are the chances of such charges being brought against a Thompson (posthumously) , a Stuart or an Arthur in Barbados if they were discovered to have committed historical fraudulent acts?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-32672630

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  • @Exclaimer

    No chance, Barbados is a democracy, countries like Egypt are dictatorships.

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  • @ David
    No chance, Barbados is a democracy, countries like Egypt are dictatorships.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Wrong!
    No chance …..but it is because Barbadians are ALL thieves and it becomes very difficult to find anyone to cast the first stone.
    The politicians are high level thieves …because they get access to high level funds…..but what is the difference between a politician stealing $3.3M or $5M and hiding it on his mother’s account….and a fellow stealing stuff from his employer, or neighbour or even from a stranger?
    NONE….. the only difference is OPPORTUNITY.

    Perhaps in places like Egypt (and some democracies too) there are a few persons of integrity left …who CAN throw a stone….

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