Arawak Cement Limited Files Complaint with Fair Trading Commission Against Rock Hard Cement,with documents

Rock HardThe ongoing battle between Arawak Cement Limited and Rock Hard Cement Limited for marketshare has escalated to the Fair Trading Commission (FTC). The law firm Belgrave Eastmond Associates acting on behalf of Arawak Cement has lodged a complaint to the FTC citing several breaches of the Consumer Protection Act as it relates to Rock Hard Cement advertising.

Section 12 (2)

A person shall not. in trade or commerce as a supplier, engage in conduct that is, or is likely to be, misleading or deceptive.


Section 13

A person shall not in trade, or as a supplier,

(a) falsely represent that goods are of a particular standard, quality, grade or composition, style or model or have had a particular history, or a particular previous use;


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119 Comments on “Arawak Cement Limited Files Complaint with Fair Trading Commission Against Rock Hard Cement,with documents”

  1. ac June 18, 2016 at 11:17 AM #

    And one would have belive that such an initiative by govt would have been beneficial to consumer as well in savings after having given a reduction..but No Arawak continuance of greed and self serving remained its highest priority.
    Now Arawak wants all to belive that RH is evil in their exploration of the cement market when all knows the truth be that RH movement has been forceable in reduction of Arawaks high cement prices
    Let Arawak continue their stampede of malice sooner or later bajans would tell them where the hell to go


  2. Charlie June 18, 2016 at 11:22 AM #

    I agree with you 100% we have put as much effort as possible in saving the Portuguese, Turkish and Chinese jobs………… hell with 150 lazy bajan bastards employed by Arawak, they deserve to be out of work right??
    Well the Trinidadians showing Mark Maloney how it is done down there. He could not even get permission to bring the cement boat into the Port.


  3. Charlie June 18, 2016 at 11:24 AM #

    One day soon in Trinidad, Mark Maloney is going to wish he kept his ass quiet and had not tried to used means similar to those employed in Barbados, to take on TCL there.
    He is going to get hurt but sometimes a man must feel the burning before he sees the flame.


  4. ac June 18, 2016 at 11:47 AM #

    Charlie glad u open your big mout and tell bajans that Trinidadians are the controllers and the manhandlers of the barbados economy and bajans cannot do a dam thing about it or else face severe consequences as now happening to Maloney..well i”ll be dam


  5. Well Well & Consequences June 18, 2016 at 12:00 PM #

    Yes ACs…yall deserve that, ya refuse to hold the ministers responsible for their actions or for their lack of due diligence…that’s thiir jobs as representatives of the people, instead you waste your time pimping for them…therefore you deserve what you will get and more.


  6. Alvin Cummins June 18, 2016 at 5:12 PM #

    Maloney has to understand that while Bajan Backs may accept some arrogance from some other Bajan Blacks, and even some from “foreign” whites, they abhor and never accept any arrogance from Bajan “eccky beckies”. He will always be abhorrent.


  7. Alvin Cummins June 18, 2016 at 5:25 PM #

    Well Well,
    You said:…””instead of reining in Arawak….what do the jackass ministers do,,,,, they give Maloney free rein, to break the countries laws at the same location and also the opportunity to endanger people in the surrounding areas health…”
    Hasn’t Maloney been brought before the court?
    Wait for the verdict.


  8. Well Well & Consequences June 18, 2016 at 5:31 PM # usual, you display your jackass side, Maloney hss a history of breaking the law it’s not the first or second time and had not the whole nasty episode not been exposed in parliament, nothing would have been done, there would hacve been no court case.


  9. Alvin Cummins June 18, 2016 at 5:40 PM #

    @Past Zone
    When Neville Rowe; remember him? Julie N, was bringing goods from all over the world, and offering them at a cheaper price, and Julie N was thriving, the crabs got to work and conspired to being about the demise of Julie N. Now you all are striving to save Rock Hard.


  10. Alvin Cummins June 18, 2016 at 5:53 PM #

    Well Well’
    As usual your slip is showing. When was the”the whole thing exposed”? If as you say it has happened before, and the Town and Country Planning has issued him with more than one order, it is obvious that the department was putting things in place to be on strong legal grounds. You people want instant action…it don’t happen so. We are a law abiding jurisdiction. Didn’t someone, not Bajan say, “the wheels of justice turn slowly, but they turn.


  11. ac June 18, 2016 at 6:48 PM #

    The company’s eagerness to detach itself from the retail prices of cement is that it has not always been so clear with its pricing. In 2008 it was accused of unfair pricing in relation to the Fair Competition Act.3 Arawak was accused of charging different prices for different groups of customers to prevent competition, with non-distributors (ie: building firms/manufacturers) losing out to dealers. The company agreed to standardise the prices and the case was closed in April 2009.


  12. TheGazer June 18, 2016 at 7:09 PM #

    Let me congratulate you on your new pay arrangements.
    I saw you were so busy this past week that I came to the conclusion are now paying you by the word.
    Right or wrong, you were putting words on BU as if they were going out of style.

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  13. Well Well & Consequences June 18, 2016 at 7:17 PM #

    Alvin…re Neville Rowe, who do you think the crabs were working for to stop Neville from importing cheaper goods for the people, ya should ask Owen Arthur and othrr previous government ministers if DLP..

    You still don’t get it or pretending not to….as soon as Mia started talking about Maloney controlling the government, Fruendel dropped town planning portfolio like a hot potato and here we are….ya can only fool some of the people some of the time…people drop dead waiting for the wheels of justice in Barbados, because there is no justice for poor people on the island, as usual you are being hypocritical. .


  14. ac June 18, 2016 at 7:41 PM #

    @ Gazer what de hell everybody does it including you HEE ! HEE! Hee!


  15. Colonel Buggy June 18, 2016 at 9:20 PM #

    @ Pieceuhderockyeahright
    From my file

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  16. Colonel Buggy June 18, 2016 at 9:37 PM #

    Here is the jersey barriers which Maloney used to block off what is a public road, though badly maintained, denying entry to Legall’s concrete plant,and others. They got hold of a tractor and dumped the jersey barriers in the bushes. These men have more balls than the entire Cabinet of Barbados, one of whom (in the cabinet) incidentally , reported to Maloney ,the minutes of a meeting these concern businessmen had with a minister,which Maloney was not in attendance. The chickens have come home to roost.

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  17. Pieceuhderockyeahright June 18, 2016 at 11:41 PM #

    @ Colonel Buggy

    My profound thanks for your timely submission of this information.

    Will you accept and IOU in lieu of payment for the gasolene spent acquiring these photos?

    According to Mr Franklyn you will still have to pay takes on these miles even though as a court marshall you are entitled to this travel.

    Speaking of taxes on travel I wonder if Caswell could inform BU if Fumbles does pay taxes on his travel allowance?

    Colonel Buggy, it has been brought to my attention by one Gazer that post industrial action last week (for I note that AC was out of action last week) that one AC (both letters are for badwords so I wont use them here) was able to negotiate and per work contract and has returned with new fervour.

    I have been trying to get a piece of wuk at the Nation for a little while but for some strange reason my application and my blog comments have been refused.

    I am wondering if you

    (a) knew someone at the BLP who know Mia and could get me a job there doing posters for them contra the DLP ( would promise not to do more that 10 anti BLP/Troika posters while working for them)

    (b) knew anyone at the DLP who would get in a word with Stinkliar, Fumbles or Pornville so that i could get a job with them where I promise to use the gaussian blur on Photoshop Elements on all of their faces to .007% so that no one will be able to tell who they are. I do not have to share why I am using that %

    Though, given that all of them are no big like buffaloes, that may not be enough blur to hide them from shy*te sorry sight.

    I will work on the “Death Islands” presently


  18. Pieceuhderockyeahright June 18, 2016 at 11:54 PM #

    @ Are We there Yet

    I said that i would put this question to you since you seem to be quite au fait with these regulations at the TPD.

    I am looking at the area of embankment in front of the “Death Island” at Coverley.

    It is an “anomaly” for me, it does not “fit”

    By that I mean that the area in front of the island and rest of the highway seems not to have that “verge” that is equidistant from the edge of the road and gives the impression that the island is in the “verge”

    Is there some Road Act or MTW rule relative to the width of the verge that one can rely on?

    So If a man had t pull off the highway and put his wheel in the island is that man on the ABC highway OR IS HE IN COVERLEY DEVELOPMENT?

    If, by way of protest, I were to drive my 16 wheeler into the island while repairing an imaginary flat, would i be trespassing or am I on the ABC HIGHWAY?

    I IS JES A SIMPLE OLE MAN and want your professional insight pun de matter


  19. Charlie June 18, 2016 at 11:57 PM #

    I feel a brunch of well meaning Barbadians ought to go up there with sledge hammers and forks and remove the blasted thing altogether.


  20. Pieceuhderockyeahright June 19, 2016 at 12:10 AM #

    If dem fellers was leepy Smith and that White bajan feller whose name i cant remember Morgan?

    THe thing is that they dont only have to remove it but it has to be refashioned to be made “safe”

    There is a cost associated with that which the murderers should pay.


  21. Well Well & Consequences June 19, 2016 at 7:54 AM #

    Piece….look….the serial criminal Maloney breaking the law again, he as well as all the other business criminals know that the sloth in the excuse for a court system allows this….or none of them would dare do it. .

    Well Well & Consequences June 19, 2016 at 6:12 AM #

    Here is Maloney breaking the law again.


  22. ac June 19, 2016 at 8:12 AM #

    Arawak s n no position to criticize after years of deceit and mistrust


  23. Alvin Cummins June 19, 2016 at 9:19 AM #

    Well Well,
    “Maloney hss a history of breaking the law”, (copied and pasted)
    When has he been convicted? If ever. Be specific.


  24. Bush Tea June 19, 2016 at 10:07 AM #

    @ Alvin
    You have a long history of talkinf shiite…
    When have you been flushed? if ever? be specific.

    In brassbados, there are no penalties for whites breaking the law or for yardfowls talking shiite.


  25. Charlie June 19, 2016 at 10:49 AM #

    @ Bush Tea & David

    There is something about this Maloney character that we just don’t know/understand. People are distancing themselves from him in droves.
    What connection does he have that would make him think can just do as he likes?
    There must be some real nasty stuff in the PAC report about NHC and Maloney, that’s th only think that seems to make sense…………….someone is rolling the wicket for the latter part of the year.


  26. Prodigal Son June 19, 2016 at 11:17 AM #

    Since 2008 when the people of Barbados elected these black morons and they began giving away the wealth of this country to Mark Maloney, has Mark Maloney ever followed any rules or regulations especialy those of the Town and Country Planning?

    A man in an area I pass often tore down the existing wall around the property which was there for donkey years. He began to rebuild the wall but went much higher than the previous wall.

    I agree that from the look of things, the owner was wrong to contravene TCP regulations re the height of the wall but would you believe that one morning TCP came with a full brigade including many police and pushed down the whole wall. They did not even push down the layers which were over the original wall, they torn down the whole wall on the Cane Vale side and left some on the Gall Hill side.

    From the time that wall was built to the time it was destroyed was a matter of weeks. It only goes to show that this man did not have due process like Mark Maloney….the man was not given any five year reprieve…………….

    We cannot go on like this…….look at the fancy buildings Mark Maloney has constructed at Bushy Park without planning and they still stand today.

    And to top it off, as seems his usual pattern, he has gone and built structures on lands that are leased…………and the biggest farce is that this moronic governent compulsorily acquired somebody’s property and aint even pay the owners for their land.

    What a bunch of jokers we have as a government!

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  27. Colonel Buggy June 19, 2016 at 11:18 AM #

    Pieceuhderockyeahright June 18, 2016 at 11:41 PM
    On my way across the island I capture , not only the beauty of this island, but also the ugliness and two-barbadosness. I have a comprehensive photo file……….No Charge.
    Shucks !! The only person I know that is /was able to get you through most doors in Barbados, whether they are made of wood or rock hard cement, is Mr Maloney.

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  28. Alvin Cummins June 19, 2016 at 11:20 AM #

    I might as well add my pet peeve to the list. The application to construct a raceway at Vaucluse was denied permission by Town and Country Planning; from the application for construction of a Tower, to the construction of the race way and the filling in of the watercourse.. An earlier BU posting contained copies of the correspondence to and from the TCP. Yet when I went there for the Sol Rally I saw a completely paved raceway, with tunnel and bridge, a raceway covered with asphalt complete with tyre barriers. I guess the TCP will have to bring a court case again to seek the digging up of this facility, at great cost to government. Who will pay for this? Never mind the crowds who went there.
    All that land at Vaucluse should be acquired, and the owners should be made to wait for years for compensation, to make up for the years when people did not have the benefit of the growth of produce on those lands. It is a sin to have those lands idle , and covered in grass and bush..

    It is the arrogance.
    Being convicted of a charge is being specific, bot the suspicion. The raceway and the denial of permission are facts, but a conviction registers guilt of the offence, not just the accusation.


  29. Colonel Buggy June 19, 2016 at 11:30 AM #

    Prodigal Son June 19, 2016 at 11:17 AM
    Bro I have no sympathy for that man. he was treated just as he deserved. He had paying tenants in his old house, one being a pregnant woman. He knocked down the steps leading to the relatively high entrance, forcing the pregnant mother and others, to use a make shift ladder to gain entry. This story was highlighted in the NATION. He may well be revisited by the TCPD.
    Without permission, I am sure, he cut down a large 100 year old mahogany tree,on his property,near to the side walk .
    What goes around , comes around. Treat your own with disrespect,and expect the same treatment some day.


  30. Bush Tea June 19, 2016 at 11:32 AM #

    @ Charlie
    Maloney has displayed his true character for all to see by his childish antics and spoilt-brat actions. It had ALWAYS been people like him that dictated things in Barbados. They were the plantation managers, factory bosses and bank managers who maintained the Bajan apartheid before 1966.
    Since independence, Barrow, Crawford and a few others have forced the whites to keep such persons in the background and to send forward the sweet-mouthed fellows such as BU’s ‘John’ (have you heard him lately?), Fields, McConney, King and Money B.

    Starting covertly with Arthur, they began to regain their confidence after being encouraged to buy out our national assets (regain their plantations -so to speak) for a song.

    When the jackass Froon and his band turned out to be so bribe-prone, things picked up, with massive transfers of assets to these peoples through Ionics, SBRC, Coverley and other housing scams, molasses tanks, and all kinda shiite projects.

    We are practically back to the plantation days -as you saw with Maloney parading his niggas on TV last week.

    The whites have therefore sent forward the old type personality (Negro driver) to take over in the new plantation environment that our ‘leaders’ have created for us. So while Jerkman is on the Central bank board, COW calls brass tacks to get his way, and Bizzy cries on TV, Baloney is the ‘hit man’.

    Maloney is a creature of the black jackasses we have had in parliament now since Sandiford.

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  31. Consumer June 19, 2016 at 11:36 AM #

    “Warning then that his Government was prepared to go as far as to enact laws to ensure they comply, the Prime Minister, who has responsibility for the Chief Town Planner’s office, was adamant that the country’s development must be “ordered” and that the law had to be followed.” Freundel Stuart, June 2016.

    Is this the same DLP that erected bill boards contrary to the TCP laws in the 2008 and 2013 election.


  32. Colonel Buggy June 19, 2016 at 11:39 AM #

    Maloney has done what he did, as like the sugar plantations and the many American companies which once ruled the roosts in the slave-labour industrial estates all across Barbados , as they hold an ” If -I-go-out-of-business-thousands -will -loose-their-jobs ” trump cards . Which really should not cut any ice, with a government which has already laid off thousands of workers.


  33. Colonel Buggy June 19, 2016 at 11:46 AM #

    Bush Tea June 19, 2016 at 11:32 AM #

    We are practically back to the plantation days -as you saw with Maloney parading his niggas on TV last week.
    The only thing missing from the picture was a big rough ,barefoot ,loud- mouth Superintendent/ Watchman with a big stick and a large bunch of keys shouting to the labourers to go forward.

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  34. millertheanunnaki June 19, 2016 at 11:55 AM #

    @ Alvin Cummins June 19, 2016 at 11:20 AM

    What are you trying to say here, my friend?
    When did all of this take place? During which time period? And who is stopping the authorities from doing what the law permits them to do as in the case of the wall that Prodigal Son referred to @ June 19, 2016 at 11:17 AM?

    The T&CP function has always been under the purview of the PM going back to the Barrow era (you with your magnificent skill of recall) can correct me if that is not so.
    How come the man, currently at the helm, is so afraid of executive responsibility and decision-making that he can it fit to delegate his authority to non-elected official in order to avoid controversial issues?
    Prodigal has raised this matter, what do you have to say, Alvin?

    Duffus might have concluded that all roads lead to Barrow but, by jingles, the reverse seems to be true where all roads lead away from Fumble the Bajan Houdini of an escapologist when its comes to prime ministerial responsibilities.


  35. Colonel Buggy June 19, 2016 at 12:04 PM #

    Back in the plantation days ,we are. In todays Sunday Sun there is a follow up story to the BL& P kicking incident at the Spring Garden Plant, as expected those who took part in the demonstration , were given Warning Letters, ie they will be on Sarah McDonald’s chopping list next round. But what is most distasteful is that up to now the media has neglected to name the offending Canadian supervisor, Mr N.O Name , who probably under expert advice, went back to Canada for the usual nine days which it takes Barbados to become stricken with amnesia.
    Last week, deservedly or not, we saw a driver remanded overnight after knocking down a school girl, and leaving the scene of an accident.
    Remind me, was this man remanded after killing his son?

    From B.U.
    You are here: Home » Johan Bjerkhamn Matter Exposes Double Standards In The
    Administration Of Justice

    50 years of independence.


  36. David June 19, 2016 at 12:22 PM #

    @Colonel Buggy or any other

    BU is willing to post the picture and name of the Canadian Caucasian who kicked the local BL&P employee.


  37. Well Well & Consequences June 19, 2016 at 2:33 PM #

    Alvin…I dont have to be specific about anything.

    You have a history of not be credible, that should be specific enough for you.


  38. Well Well & Consequences June 19, 2016 at 2:41 PM #

    I repeat Alvin..

    You have a history of not being credible, that should be specific enough for you.


  39. Prodigal Son June 19, 2016 at 3:50 PM #

    Well Well

    What do you expect from a yardfowl who hears no wrong, sees no wrong and believes no wrong when it comes to his deceitful lying party.

    Remember that there was nothing wrong with Claire Cowan and Cahill………..we are all doom and gloomers who do not have the country’s interest at heart.

    Even when proof was provided that the lying incompetent PM signed the deal while never acknowledging that he even knew of the project, they denied that it was the Fumble’s signature…….eventually came out and said nothing cannot happen unes he says so. Then the clown Lowe finally acknowledged that the project is dead.

    Not even then would the ac’s admit the dlp is made up of lying, corrupt, deceitful, incompetent morons who are selling out this country to the minority while the majority are suffering!


  40. Prodigal Son June 19, 2016 at 3:52 PM #



  41. TheGazer June 19, 2016 at 4:44 PM #

    @ Colonel Buggy
    “as expected those who took part in the demonstration , were given Warning Letters”

    Lesson 10: How to deballs a nation (the word castrate is ).
    1) Identify the few who has more than their share of balls and the target them for retribution.

    2) Punishing them in a public manner will decrease the testosterone level in those who, would look to them as role models.

    3) It is important that the whole island knows that these heroes were flogged (punished) for demonstrating signs of manhood (pride).

    Seriously: If Barbadians had demonstrated in their ‘thousands’ and given these men their full support, those responsible for taking names and reporting back to their master would have had a difficult job. The cowardly and docile citizens made these few men stand alone, thus making it possible for those in power to identify and victimize them.

    I would advise the few Bajan citizens (men and women) with any remaining balls to self-castrate. When shit happens, you would be able to accept it, docilely.


  42. Well Well & Consequences June 19, 2016 at 5:24 PM #

    Prodigal…Alvin pimps for useless politicians shamelessly, and also for those he considers wealthy, even if they robbed bajans to get there,….. he cant do it in Canada, no one would pay attention to him, so he takes full advantage and uses every opportunity in Barbados.

    The Gazer….. the name and photo of that Canadian racist at Emera should be all over cyberspace. ..they would have to send his ass back to Canada.

    Black people on the island have to stop accepting that treatment, but when the leaders are weak and useless…just look at the Maloney matter…you find that weakness trickles down into the society…it can only get worse from there.


  43. millertheanunnaki June 19, 2016 at 5:49 PM #

    @ TheGazer June 19, 2016 at 4:44 PM
    “I would advise the few Bajan citizens (men and women) with any remaining balls to self-castrate. When shit happens, you would be able to accept it, docilely.”

    That ‘nipping’ job has already been accomplished.
    That is why the likes of Maloney can do as he pleases and issue threats to public servants for doing their job.
    That is why the British can echo the Cockney equivalent of the honourable Bajan cussing phrase “carry your mother rabbit” à la Dr. Duguid when it comes to any uprising talk about reparations for descendants of field niggas.
    You now see why the goodly dentist had to wash out his mouth in cuss on Pornville Inniss the bold-faced uppity house nigga and prince of doublespeak next in line for the throne of the DLP King Liar?

    Reparations talk by the modern-day house niggas is nothing but a load of baloney served at the massa table. They are just whistling in the wind while spitting in the air.


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