Cahill Cowan – Spencer: A Matter of Transparency

<h6 align="justify"><font style="font-weight:normal;">L-R): Edison Alleyne (Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment), Margot Harvey (Chairman, Sanitation Service Authority), Dr Denis Lowe (Minister of Environment), Clare Cowan (CEO of Cahill Energy), Christopher Sinckler (Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs), Denis Kellman (Minister of Housing, Lands and Rural Development), Senator Darcy Boyce (Minister of Energy in the Office of the Prime Minister)</font> - Caribbean News</h6>

<h6 align=”justify”>L-R): Edison Alleyne (Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment), Margot Harvey (Chairman, Sanitation Service Authority), Dr Denis Lowe (Minister of Environment), Clare Cowan (CEO of Cahill Energy), Christopher Sinckler (Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs), Denis Kellman (Minister of Housing, Lands and Rural Development), Senator Darcy Boyce (Minister of Energy in the Office of the Prime Minister) – Caribbean News

On the 20 October 2015 BU received the following communication from rhw law firm who purports to be acting on behalf of Liz Spencer a self styled financier.


Based on public information Liz Spencer was the source of funding for Clare Cowan the CEO of Cahill Energy Limited.

rhw solicitors

The Editor

Barbados Underground

Dear Sir or Madame  – we act for Liz Spencer.   It has come to her notice that on your interesting site are copies of documents in connection with  our client’s dealings with Ms Clare Cowan and, we see, a letter other UK lawyers, IFLG,  wrote to Ms Cowan, dated 13 March 2015 .

We have been asked by our client to write to you to please ask you to take down from your site the copies of documents which in any way relate to our client  – which are both confidential and privileged.

Please reply to us by return with your agreement to our client’s request and to confirm you will take such steps immediately.

Please also tell us the source of those papers.



John Britten
Solicitor and Mediator

rhw Solicitors LLP
Ranger House, Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4UL
DX: 2445 Guildford 1

Tel (Direct): +44(0)1483 540 532
Tel (Office): +44 (0)1483 302 000
Tel (Mobile): +44 (0)7943 806 211
Tel (Fax):
+44 (0)1483 301 242

BU responded to rhw on the same day, to date we have not received a response. We have given a reasonable time for a response and in the interest of being transparent  we share the communication with the BU family.

Dear Mr Britten,

We have your e-mail dated 20 October instant.

Your request is very non-specific and we would be obliged if you could assist us in pointing out exactly which letters and/or e-mails specifically assert privilege or those on which solicitor-client privilege might be asserted. If we have indeed published documents on which privilege is asserted or can be asserted on a solicitor-client bases, it would have been in error and we would certainly be prepared to remove these from our site. However, absent such assertion of privilege or evidence of the paper-trail by which such privilege was first asserted, we regret that we cannot comply with your request.

As for your request to name our source, you know better than that and if you do not, you should, given the press practices and rules in the United Kingdom.

In any and all events, we state without equivocation or fear of contradiction that this subject matter is one of national importance and interest to Barbados. Your client, either by herself or through you, is welcomed to post your side here on BU and we invite you to do so, either credited or anonymously. We are an equal-opportunity blog.



David – Barbados Underground

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42 Comments on “Cahill Cowan – Spencer: A Matter of Transparency”

  1. Anthony Davis November 13, 2015 at 7:11 AM #

    I wonder if Mr. Britten would have the audacity of telling any British paper to “please give them the source” of anything which it has published. I very much doubt it! That is why we need a Freedom of Information Act in this country posthaste.


  2. Bush Tea November 13, 2015 at 7:38 AM #

    Sweet response David….SWEET!!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. watchman November 13, 2015 at 7:52 AM #

    John,you never hear that Black men got ever thing bigger


  4. Well Well & Consequences November 13, 2015 at 8:32 AM #

    David….I know you did not seriously expect a response to your reply…lol


  5. millertheanunnaki November 13, 2015 at 9:27 AM #

    @ David BU:
    “In any and all events, we state without equivocation or fear of contradiction that this subject matter is one of national importance and interest to Barbados.”

    I share the same view as Bush Tea.
    Don’t give into the bullying tactics of that John(ny) and his ilk. Let him focus on helping his client recover the loan from the scammer.


  6. MR.C November 13, 2015 at 2:38 PM #

    @ David BU:-
    My hat off to you Sir for standing your ground, and NOT allowing any lawn firm place fear, or pressure on you, to make you go from your PRINCIPALS ABOUT HONESTY.


  7. johnjickum November 13, 2015 at 3:06 PM #

    @David BU
    Stand firm ! What bloody nerve !


  8. Caswell Franklyn November 13, 2015 at 5:08 PM #

    I am grateful for the Solicitor’s letter because it has proven beyond any shadow of a doubt that BU is the real deal that can be relied upon for authentic news. You realise that he never said that the information contained in the blog was erroneous.

    If I weren’t a gentleman, I would suggest that David show this solicitor the middle finger, but being a gentleman I would endorse your response.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Gabriel November 13, 2015 at 5:16 PM #

    Well said and you continue to leave the door open for his or their side of the story.Meanwhile I will exhale.


  10. Due Diligence November 13, 2015 at 5:16 PM #

    Here is Liz Spencer’s bio at:

    Liz Spencer is an entrepreneur with an extensive experience and understanding of both European and global issues.
    Mrs. Spencer founded EPPA in 1987, the first independent, pan-European, public policy consultancy, and built it into a 22 country business. She specialised in EU environment, energy, financial services, agri-food and health policy issues and worked with a wide range of corporations, governments and NGOs. Directed external research programmes for the European Commission and European Parliament. She has been an adviser to several European governments. She was an early promoter of the importance of corporate responsibility, sustainability and sponsor of “Sustainable Business Excellence”, the first book to impact the corporate sector and lead to a change in company behaviour, on which changes she advised a number of well known MNCs. This work led to her becoming a director of The Sustainable China Forum.
    Mrs Spencer was the Founding Chairman of the European Centre for Public Affairs (ECPA) and a Board Member from 1992 – 2011. The ECPA seeks to set the standards for best practice in European corporate-government relations. Designed and delivered training programmes for both major multi-nationals and civil servants from several countries on negotiating with the EU. She has led Decision Mapping™ workshops for the European Commission.
    Mrs Spencer began her career in advertising and marketing working at Benton & Bowles and subsequently Dorlands, 2 global advertising agencies. She subsequently created her own marketing and communications company, Public Focus Ltd, advising SMEs. She is a director of a number of small companies where her background and sectoral expertise add value to the business proposition.
    She is a lay member of The Alzheimer’s Society Research Network and a Trustee of the John Paul 2nd Foundation for Sports.
    She has served in local government as both a district and parish Councillor and as a Prison Governor.
    BA (Hons) in Psychology, Sheffield University, 1972-75. Created and directed The Hughenden Foundation (policy think tank), 1984-89. Winner of Robert Schumann Silver Medal for Services to Europe, 1981. Awarded UK Woman of Europe prize. Fellow, R.S.A.

    Her LinkedIn profile is at

    EPPA has a website

    Liz has a reputation to protect.

    John Britten was asked by Liz to write to you to please ask you to take down from your site the copies of documents which in any way relate to Liz because, when word leaks out that she had to have International Family Law Group LLP make demand for a GBP400,000 unsecured loan she made to Clare Cowan her stirling reputation as an international business consultant for large corporates and governments on global issues will be tarnished.

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  11. David November 13, 2015 at 5:24 PM #

    Liz Spencer seems very qualified to be in the ‘loan shark’ business. Alvin Cummins intimated in earlier comments on other blogs BU’s claim of having received a letter from Spencer’s lawyer less than genuine and requested we post it. Truth be told we wanted to give Spencer adequate time to respond, to be fair.

    In the mean time traditional media continues to be led by the political narrative of the day. Listen to VoB in Sunday talk show if there is doubt


  12. NorthernObserver November 13, 2015 at 5:47 PM #

    LOL…the bigger issue for Ms. Spencer is after the other reveals relating to the various mortgages on MECC’s condo, even if it sells at current asking, there isn’t shiite left for Ms.Spencer.
    They should be thanking you for revealing their unappealing position, and doing all they can to get monies repaid ASAP.
    A shark? with an unsecured loan? They do not fit together


  13. Caswell Franklyn November 13, 2015 at 6:07 PM #

    Loan sharks break knee caps; we’ll just have to wait to see if Claire is walking funny the next time she’s in this neck of the woods.


  14. David November 13, 2015 at 6:29 PM #

    Miss Spencer appears to have been persuaded the Cahill agreements are/were airtight.


  15. Well Well & Consequences November 13, 2015 at 6:40 PM #

    That is it. Cow-an would have had to convince her that Cahill/Barbados was in the bag to get her to release such a lumpsum…….hmmmm…interesting to see the outcome.


  16. Amused November 13, 2015 at 6:40 PM #

    @David. Well done.

    @Casewell. In your first post you say, “I am grateful for the Solicitor’s letter because it has proven beyond any shadow of a doubt that BU is the real deal that can be relied upon for authentic news.” Yes. BUT you fail to make mention of the fact that BU protects both its sources and its family, unlike other blogs. AND I think you have misspoke in your second post. You say, “….we’ll just have to wait to see if Claire is walking funny the next time she’s in this neck of the woods,” I would respectfully suggest that you take the words “the next time” and replace them with the word “because”, although I also venture to most respectfully suggest that her walking funny might have far more to do with activities the results of which are quite other than broken knees.


  17. Crusoe November 13, 2015 at 7:15 PM #

    Interesting what a google can bring. Just similar name or same person?


  18. Crusoe November 13, 2015 at 7:17 PM #

    Quoting the Times of Malta article above (individuals therein actually residing in Guildford, quite like the ones that you quote, interesting that).

    ”Convicted conman Patrick Spiteri was arrested yesterday afternoon following an investigation by The Sunday Times of Malta that tracked down the disgraced lawyer to a country mansion in an upmarket rural town in the UK.

    Surrey and Guildford police moved in at around 3pm after being alerted to his whereabouts by this newspaper.

    He was watching his favourite team Chelsea play Liverpool when the police knocked on the door. He was later found hiding under a bed, police sources said.

    The 50-year-old former tax law guru has been living permanently in the UK since January in a €4 million country estate set over 15 acres of land, evading the Maltese courts where he is facing eight separate cases linked to fraud and misappropriation charges.

    Since October 2013, he has been presenting medical certificates that claimed he had multiple sclerosis and was unfit to travel.

    Police raid country home

    Last May, Magistrate Consuelo Scerri Herrera – at the request of the prosecution – decided to postpone indefinitely a case in which he was accused of defrauding an Italian businessman of almost €5 million.

    Seven other cases, in which Mr Spiteri is alleged to have swindled in excess of €10 million, were also put off. However, in an apparent change of heart Malta police asked the courts to issue a European arrest warrant after the medical certificates could not be verified.

    The request was upheld on October 20, but Mr Spiteri’s whereabouts were unknown until The Sunday Times of Malta tracked him down in the sprawling Barford Court estate belonging to former Tory MP and MEP Tom Spencer and his financier wife, Liz. He has been living there with the Spencers’ daughter, Lorna Maltby, and their two children. Though this newspaper managed to get visual confirmation that he was on the property, Ms Spencer ordered journalists out of the mansion’s inner grounds, which are separated from the main gate by a 70 metre driveway.

    Mr Spiteri was visiting a Christmas fair with his family in a nearby town yesterday morning but returned in the early afternoon, only to be taken into custody shortly afterwards.

    Two Surrey officers turned up with a police van.

    One stayed at the front while the other checked the property from the back when they got no answer after knocking several times.

    Eventually, they were allowed inside and moved in to arrest Mr Spiteri after searching the house.

    Shortly after that, he was driven out in a panelled police Ford Transit van.

    Patrick Spiteri’s profile as Patrick Borgia on dating site and, top, his message to ‘Sarah Montgomery’.
    Patrick Spiteri’s profile as Patrick Borgia on dating site and, top, his message to ‘Sarah Montgomery’.

    Conning the conman

    The man accused by many of being a con artist ended up giving himself away with a profile on dating website

    Notoriously camera shy, Mr Spiteri ditched his inhibitions and posted four pictures to entice prospective “slim and athletic”, “attractive” women whose best features are their “smile and legs”.

    He used the alias Patrick Borgia – another independent reference to his claims of a House of Borgia lineage [see box below] ­– and confirmed his identity when he responded to a message sent from a profile this newspaper set up under the name of Sarah Montgomery.

    He asked for photos to be sent to an e-mail address attached to the server of Symphony Global, a consultancy firm where he was a director and in which his current partner and the mother of his two children, Lorna Maltby, and her mother Liz Spencer are still involved.

    “Hi there. Yes, I am [Italian],” he answered when asked a question about his nationality.

    ‘Patrick Spiteri runs like a greyhound’

    Not everyone at the estate was distressed by the arrest. Tom Spencer, former Conservative MP for the Surrey county, said he blamed the disgraced lawyer for the breakup of his family.

    He said his wife was seeking a divorce, which he was not opposing, but she wanted to sell Barford Court, which was put on the market in March 2014 with an asking price of £3 million, to give her share of the money to Mr Spiteri.

    “My children will never see it again,” an emotional Mr Spencer, a broad 6’5” bearded man said, referring to the lush green park at the back of the property.

    He claimed Mr Spiteri manipulated his wife and step-daughter into believing the Malta court cases were orchestrated by the former PN government.

    The PN was in power when his career fell apart in 2000 and he was engulfed by a stream of fraud allegations by investors.

    However, before his fall from grace, Mr Spiteri was widely regarded as a leading legal authority on financial services, having been entrusted by both PN and Labour administrations to draft landmark tax legislation.

    Ms Spencer rejected her husband’s claims, saying as she escorted the journalists off her property that Mr Spiteri had never done anything to harm the family. However, she also alluded to political orchestration in connection with his legal trouble in Malta.

    Former Tory MEP Tom Spencer
    Former Tory MEP Tom Spencer

    Asked whether he believed that Mr Spiteri was seriously ill, Mr Spencer said that over the past months “Patrick would on some occasions climb down the stairs apparently hardly able to move, having to prop himself up with a walking cane… but then on other days he would forget and be completely normal”.

    “The truth is that Patrick runs like a greyhound. He is very nervous and runs up stairs in sets of three.”

    Mr Spencer said Mr Spiteri had persuaded his estranged wife to lend him hundreds of thousands of pounds that were lost in what he called unsuccessful investments. Ms Spencer denied this claim.

    For years Mr Spiteri ran an investment firm and advised the Fenech Adami administration on the introduction of VAT in 1995. He also acted as a consultant to Labour a year later on the changeover to the Customs and Excise duty.

    In the late 1990s he was investigated over multiple cases of fraud and misappropriation that led to at least 11 criminal cases. So far his only conviction is in relation to a property contract. Prosecutors often said he used delaying tactics in court.

    Borgia family turned Mossad agent?

    According to Mr Spencer, Mr Spiteri would make outlandish claims about himself and his family history.

    Among these alleged stories was a claim to be a descendent of the Borgias – the highly influential Spanish family that dominated Italian public life during the Renaissance after producing two popes and a string of cardinals, aristocrats and politicians.

    “Patrick said that the Borgia family had settled in Malta when they were exiled from Italy during the Mussolini era and that he was a descendent of this family.

    “He claimed the Italian State had seized a number of properties belonging to the Borgias which the family was now battling to obtain back over a long-drawn legal process typical of the Italian legal system.”

    According to Mr Spencer, he even claimed to be a former agent of the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad – a connection that apparently also springs from the Borgias’ rumoured Jewish heritage.

    “He said that he was part of an international anti-terrorism agency that incorporated people from the US, UK, Israeli, Russian and Chinese intelligence agencies,” whose task was to uncover the secret financial assets of terrorist organisations.

    In recent months, Mr Spencer said that Mr Spiteri claimed to have travelled on secret missions to all sorts of exotic destinations like Angola Djibuti.

    “In late Autumn 2013 – a period corresponding with the onset of the alleged medical condition – he claimed that he was poisoned by al-Qaeda.” Unquote


  19. Well Well & Consequences November 13, 2015 at 7:29 PM #

    These people practice fraud as their first profession.


  20. Caswell Franklyn November 13, 2015 at 7:37 PM #


    I take your guidance. However, the only thing that is stopping Barbados from being screwed too is the good work of Kammie Holder and David (BU).

    Sent from my iPad



  21. Well Well & Consequences November 13, 2015 at 7:41 PM #

    Terrorists of another kind rampaging in Paris.


  22. Due Diligence November 13, 2015 at 7:52 PM #

    @David November 13, 2015 at 5:24 PM #

    “Miss Spencer appears to have been persuaded the Cahill agreements are/were airtight.”

    @Well Well & Consequences November 13, 2015 at 6:40 PM #

    “That is it. Cow-an would have had to convince her that Cahill/Barbados was in the bag to get her to release such a lumpsum”

    DD’s gut says that, given that Liz Spencer was Chief Communications Officer of Cahill Energy – Guernsey, from June 2012 to August or September 2013, while the Four Ministers were being set up, Liz was a (big) part of the set-up, and believed in her own good work for Cahill.

    And the unsecured “loan” may in fact represent unpaid wages/salaries etc she was owed by Cahill which she decided she should have documented after she left and got cold feet.

    “Liz Spencer seems very qualified to be in the ‘loan shark’ business.”

    I agree with Caswell that “loan sharks tend to break knee caps”

    As MECC said in her September 4 email to Tim Gleason, the “rather ruthless fellows” at Ridgemount FS Ltd more closely fit the loan shark profile.


  23. Well Well & Consequences November 13, 2015 at 7:54 PM #

    So what will it take to convince politicians in Barbados that fraudsters from other countries target and prey on small island governments because of their vulnerability and greed. If the Cow-an fiasco don’t teach them something this time., they will never learn.


  24. Hamilton Hill November 14, 2015 at 10:21 AM #

    Seriously though, why do people in Barbados buy newspapers? As much as I love VOB and Q FM if I had to pay to listen I would feel cheated.While we understand that not everything placed on social media is gospel, lil common sense tends to get you to the meat of the matter. That’s why these heifers are so bitterly opposed to BU…..problem is that just like me checking BU is high on the list of Order Of Business for the day for most of them. …..though they don’t admit it. Heard David Ellis sometime ago talking about something he had read and as if he would catch the plague holler amm amm I saw it somewhere. We all knew that source was BARBADOS UNDERGROUND.


  25. Hamilton Hill November 14, 2015 at 10:45 AM #

    Pardon me but I’m a little disjointed from the lack of sleep. I was trying to make the point that the mainstream media cannot be relied upon to provide thorough ventilation of issues. As the song goes Ain’t That A Shame? That some feel more of a need to police the noise that night life makes than offer their all powerful voice to the condemnation of CAHILL is shameful.


  26. Well Well & Consequences November 14, 2015 at 12:53 PM #

    I am sure Fruendel and the gang have exhausted themselves over the last 2 weeks trying to find a way, any way to see Cow-an and her recordings blow away and be forgotten, they are praying and praying, not going to happen, the ISIS attention seeking nuisances rampaging around the globe will die down first.

    Cow-an is not going anywhere anytime soon.


  27. Sunshine Sunny Shine November 14, 2015 at 12:57 PM #


    You is a lawyer? After the first 6 lines my tongue asserted my lips not moved. What exactly did you tell the man again? Or maybe my Alvi can help me since he said he is familiar with all aspects of the law. Alvi Cum in, Help me out here sweetie.


  28. Gabriel November 14, 2015 at 1:08 PM #

    I am truly grateful to my Dad of blessed memory for always bringing home all the newspapers of the day,Torch,Beacon,Advocate,Observer,Truth and the periodical, Readers Digest.As a result I am of the opinion that a good woman is a blessing to a man and next to a good woman is a good book,a pen and a dictionary,the dictionary not only to aid in the meaning and usage of a word but importantly,its pronunciation.
    Kudos to those like David,DD,Arta,Bushman,Miller,Piece,Jeff,Caswell,Walter who never fail to engage the ‘inward eye’,which is the bliss of solitude.Reading Jeff,the dictionary is a must.

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  29. pieceuhderockyeahright November 14, 2015 at 3:12 PM #

    @ Gabriel

    I am humbled to be among your venerable listing even though the ole man is often referred to (adoringly by detractors here) as PieceuhMadman and PieceuhSpiritualBackSlider (were it not for the Saving Grace of de Madam) at the ** Church

    BBC featured a a noted calligraphist, an educator from Berkeley, a writer and a neurosurgeon and spoke around the issue and mechanism of writing in a recent airing on one of its many engaging talks.

    In speaking on that topic, the calligraphist spoke to the science of writing, the educator and writer spoke to the skills of writing and the neurosurgeon spoke to the synapses which the brain scans activated.

    DE ole man, while not a calligraphist, nor writer nor neurosurgeon would however state that the diet we received in being raised on books, without going anywhere, but the church, the schoolyard, the stan pipe, the pasture, the Harvest, the church fair, the church in another district, the other peoples churches that were “permitted interfaith venues” and much later, as you were allowed to “lef home” ALONE, the fairs in another district etc., without leaving the shores of this 2 x 2, in the Atlantic Ocean, our world was well defined, albeit by x, y, z, AND the dimension of thought, long before we went to Amurica Kenada and Englant.

    We knew of racism well before our encounters in Canada and London and in the United States of America and while the x, y, z and t (time) riveted us more rigidly in “their” timeline, we had been there before in the expansive spectrum of our minds, coloured by later encounters facilitated by steamers and BOAC.

    It is therefore not necessary for CNN News to feed us with the drivel of 128 people dead, we understand why “the soft belly of Paris, as opposed to Englant” with its MI5 and 6 and SAS and what is the impact of showing to this host of the Climate Change in a few days/week, why we can bring up our date, with impunity, just months after our Charlie incursion.

    We were raised to think for ourselves and to take information, filter the fluff and to extrapolate with some uncanny accuracy and, while we do not relish in the falling of these citizens, what already our minds are clearly understanding is what these 128 AND the man with the grenade in the UK airport WILL MEAN to our tourism product, already lurching.

    If the UK and France with its National Gendarmerie Intervention Group (GIGN) could be so seemingly useless then what can we with a Police Force embroiled in a fired Commissioner of Police who was implicated in taping the conversations of a former Prime Minister and and Acting Commissioner of Police without the power to arrest CLICO and BHL criminals, what can we truly expect to be the outcome WHEN the hotel booking are cancelled?

    What are the cuntry’s alternatives?

    Oh doan tell de ole man nuffin, I am getting a feeling from those disembodied spirits here assembled, they are telling me…”hitch your wagon to Clare’s wagon…” cause, one more incident, and the coming winter season is through the edoes

    Needless to say, the economy of Barbados is well on the way to recovery and our other industries so skillfully crafted, and supported by these DLP Dufusses, will easily weather the coming storm..


  30. David November 15, 2015 at 3:51 PM #

    @Alvin Cummins

    You demanded for BU to publish the communication from Spencer’s lawyer, we have, and no comment from you?


  31. Frustrated Businessman November 17, 2015 at 12:36 PM #

    I assume since the leaks have stopped that Claire’s tactic to intimidate local teefs into returning her money has worked.


  32. Well Well & Consequences November 18, 2015 at 10:25 AM #

    Frustrated… come we never heard how much money Fruendel, Sinckler, Lowe, Kellman and Boyce alledgedly stole from Cow-an, everthing else is out there, so what’s the big secret. We don’t expect the yardfowls to tell us, after all, they are only yardfowls, but in all fairness, we are entitled to know.


  33. Frustrated Businessman November 18, 2015 at 10:35 AM #

    Don’t ever pick a fight with a madman or someone who has nothing to lose.


  34. Well Well & Consequences November 18, 2015 at 12:37 PM #

    What I would love to see from Cow-an is proof that the ministers accused of stealing from her, repaid her with taxpayers money, now that would be a hoot and totally up for discusson…


  35. Colonel Buggy November 18, 2015 at 10:16 PM #

    The owner of the sprawling beach front property on the east coast, once known as Foster’s Funland, sadly, met his death in a traffic accident recently.
    Lets wait and see who will be lining up to grab this piece of prime real estate. In the blue corner are the lawyers, and in the red corner are the BJerkmans, COWS, Malonies.


  36. Frustrated Businessman November 19, 2015 at 7:12 AM #

    CB, Mr. Foster has had that property for sale for decades but unfortunately, there is a long history of development permission refusal for Foster’s Funland based on the fact that the Scotland District is a National Park. The exception to this blanket embargo would obviously be the Greenland Landfill. A change of circumstances that would allow its development and, therefore, sale would certainly be an earth-shaking development.

    But it seems Gov’t House is earthquake-proof. In fact, by the time you get up on the 3rd floor, not only can’t you feel what is going on in the world outside but all ‘noise’ is negated as well.


  37. Well Well & Consequences November 19, 2015 at 3:09 PM #



  38. Colonel Buggy November 19, 2015 at 11:11 PM #

    Is it a coincidence that Bjerkham ,after 17 years of fighting for land which the Australian farmer was evicted from, suddenly gave up all interest in the same land, shortly after the demise of Mr Foster. Is Bjerkham now has his chops set on developing what was once Foster’s Funland.
    I am sure that he will experience no frustration here. Money talks, and the Aussie walks. This country has become like an old english apple, rotten to the core.


  39. Colonel Buggy November 19, 2015 at 11:20 PM #

    Frustrated Businessman November 19, 2015 at 7:12 AM #

    BTW. Isn’t Cattlewash part of the Scotland District National Park? You may not be able to see the extensive development that has been undertaken here, by traveling along the East Coast Road. To see the full extent take a view from atop the Ridge or Springfield.
    Did Mr Barrow not have a plot of land at Cattlewash ,which he refused to develop?


  40. Weston Fistler December 3, 2015 at 4:23 AM #

    Some of the features offered by CLM that are not only absent on other International Chinese Dating websites,


  41. Crusoe December 3, 2015 at 4:42 AM #

    Colonel Buggy November 19, 2015 at 11:11 PM #

    Hah. You like you sounding as fed up as me.


  42. Crusoe December 3, 2015 at 4:45 AM #

    Frustrated Businessman November 19, 2015 at 7:12 AM #

    ‘development’ permission and ‘change of circumstance’s…

    What is the betting…

    As Gearbox used to say ‘Raaahhhhhhh’.


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