Donville Inniss Ignores Letter from General Manager of Arawak Cement Limited Pointing Out Incorrect Classification of Imported Rock Hard Cement

The management of Arawak Cement Limited in the attached document dated June 1, 2016 has accused Minister Donville Inniss of not responding to a letter sent to him on April 18, 2016. The thrust of the communication is to complain that the Barbados authorities have been incorrectly classifying imported cement by Rock Hard Limited as “other hydraulic cement”  and not “hydraulic cement”. The benefit to Rock Hard Cement Limited is that the imported cement attracts 5% CET and not 15%. Further, Arawak Cement Limited posits that the the chemical composition of the cement imported by Rock Hard Cement Limited is the same as that produced in the region and therefore deemed ineligible for exemption based on COTED mandate. It is highly unlikely theatPrime Minister Fruendel Stuart has responded to Arawak Cement Limited given the sloth at which he has built a reputation.

Is this the same Minister Donville Inniss who today [16 June 2016] invited disgruntled stakeholders to pursue established government channels to solve problems and avoid the traditional and social media?

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149 Comments on “Donville Inniss Ignores Letter from General Manager of Arawak Cement Limited Pointing Out Incorrect Classification of Imported Rock Hard Cement”

  1. Gabriel June 17, 2016 at 2:28 PM #

    I am left to wonder if it wasn’t a bad day when Barrow changed the Constitution and took away the authority and independence of the Public Services Commission to appoint and/or disappoint all public servants with exceptions like the Police and Teachers at that time which had their own superior body.In all cases the final arbiter was the GG.Now with statutory bodies the final arbiter must be the Courts however you have to wait and wait and wait.Barbados has witnessed such a decline in morals that a lawyer ‘put’ the chief judicial officer in court and a big able QC skin his posterior at a diminutive lady judge and nothing came of it.If either had done it to Graveney,their asses would be Dodds on remand for a few days then brought back down and given a hearing and a sentence without bail.


  2. Well Well & Consequences June 17, 2016 at 2:31 PM #

    SSS…some people like to challenge, when they do, the onus is on them to prove me wrong I don’t sweat it.

    I just wait for them to prove me wrong…lol

    I suspect there is noe a power play…..elections ain’t that far off…Donville was telling lies to the public for 2 days, he was up and down the newspapers we all knew that, but Sinckler came out and proved him a liar…we shall see what we shall see…lol


  3. Artax June 17, 2016 at 2:44 PM #

    Caswell Franklyn wrote:

    “Caswell Franklyn June 16, 2016 at 10:32 PM #: Donville is feeling the heat. I see a cabinet reshuffle in his future with him being shuffled to the backbench. Well that is what any PM with balls would do since Inniss is fast becoming an embarrassment to the DLP and to cabinet government.”

    Each time Donville Inniss speaks on issues, he legitimizes the title “Outspoken Minister” the media has now bestowed upon him.

    If we seek to analyse the rationale behind Donville’s outbursts, we can immediately arrive at two conclusions:

    1) Donville has recognized that his DLP is incapable of ADHERING to the PRINCIPLES of “good governance” as outlined in their 2008 election manifesto and as such, he is not satisfied with the leadership style of Freundel Stuart.

    2) The DLP is NOT as UNITED as they want Barbadians to believe.

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  4. Sunshine Sunny Shine June 17, 2016 at 2:46 PM #

    You know it just dawns on me, WWC that though all the evidence shows clearly Barbados dipping drastically in the realm of immoral and proper governance that these DLP liars believe that they are on top of things and that the island’s affairs are in good hands. They bold is france with their lies, cover ups and defence, though. Not scared at all to defend the business persons who have paved the way for them to enjoy the nice little gift packs they receive from time to time.

    David I still can’t believe Donville Inniss come on BU. Wuh em got to be real.


  5. Violet C Beckles June 17, 2016 at 2:50 PM #

    You all are now waking up , but these crooks, liars and scumbags have been at this for a long time, Its takes 30 years to see lies when the same crooks take turns, this is small to see what will come next , when the house of cards all fall down with the massive land fraud,keep watching , BLP and DLP and the DBLP government , Wait till the whiteboys start to talk you may think you were better off under slavery than the Uncle Toms you have in this Bought and Sold Government in Barbados, Beatrice Henry and family will show up all, from the LAND up,
    Police, Ministers, lawyers, Judges , history books, wait for it, wait for the Audit , Audit Audit, wait till you see where all your TAX and VAT went . none will care about Panama Papers when Barbados Papers is much better,


  6. Well Well & Consequences June 17, 2016 at 3:10 PM #

    Lol…SSS, I believe Donville used to be on BU before, but he left when commenters became too outspoken, he was looking to recruit pimps like the ACs and Alvins, but it did not quite work out….

    He probably realized he overstepped his boundaries defending business people who break the law, which means he is not on the same page as the prime minister and definitely not on the side of the taxpayers who have to pay out billions of dollars for these arrogant ministers and business people’s cockup….the taxpayers keep losing and Donville prefer sit with the minority business people than with his fellow ministers…he is forgetting or don’t care that he needs the majority black pople and not the minority white and indian business people, there aint enough of them….to be reelected.

    Would it not be nice to see Inniss kissing Fruendel and Sinckler in tomorrow’s newspapers…lol


  7. Colonel Buggy June 17, 2016 at 3:52 PM #

    Be reminded t that some of the yardfowls at a DLP constituency meeting,shortly after the DLP regained power in 2008, booed Brandford Taitt. I suppose the old stalwarts are keeping well upwind of this lot. Sir Philip is now acting as GG , I am surprised that Sir Marston was not given the acting GG pick.


  8. David June 17, 2016 at 3:57 PM #


    If you do a search of the comments Minister Inniss commented around the time he floated the idea of a new hospital at Kingsland.


  9. Alvin Cummins June 17, 2016 at 4:11 PM #

    Colonel Buggy,
    Check your facts and stop trying to spread false information.


  10. Hants June 17, 2016 at 4:18 PM #

    ” I came into politics without friends and I will leave without friends if I have to.”

    So if he has no friends why is he in politics?

    Maybe he trying to shake up tings an wake up de PM.


  11. millertheanunnaki June 17, 2016 at 4:28 PM #

    @ Well Well & Consequences June 17, 2016 at 2:31 PM
    “…..elections ain’t that far off…Donville was telling lies to the public for 2 days, he was up and down the newspapers we all knew that, but Sinckler came out and proved him a liar…we shall see what we shall see…”

    When a liar tells a lie on another liar we can expect the Truth to be revealed. God must be having a good hearty laugh at these charlatans hiding within that deceitful lying party.

    If only the Don from Pornville could take a bribe and get Maloney to build that brand new hospital that was promised by the Minister of Health just prior to the 2013 elections all of the liar’s sins would be forgiven.

    We can just see the name of the new hospital emblazoned with the words: “The Maloney & Bjerkham Hospital dedicated to the poor of Barbados and funded by Taxpayers by means of a PPP arrangement privately arranged by Pornville c(O.)rrupt) Inniss”.


  12. Prodigal Son June 17, 2016 at 4:40 PM #

    @Sunshine Sunny Shine June 17, 2016 at 12:53 PM #


    Is that the real Donville Inniss posting here? Because it is, you know that the matter got to be very serious and not easily covered up for him to grace BU with his name and commentary. Anyway, if it is really Donville Inniss, please clear your name and tell all what is your relationship with Mark Maloney. Word on the street, oops let me rephrase, the word making the cyber rounds is that you took the Mark Maloney bribe and now you cannot speak against him. Is that true Sir Inniss.


    I dont know if what I heard making the rounds on the cocktail circuit after the 2013 election ties into what you are hearing.

    It is alleged that someone called George Street in a panic on election day saying the person was in trouble, needed urgent help, as the person said “I cannot loose my seat”. The man we call a blasted liar was alleged to have said….dont despair, reinforcement is on the way……..we can only guess as to what type of reinforcement was sent.

    This is what I heard at a cocktail party where many were in still in shock that these dems were able to pull off a victory!


  13. Well Well & Consequences June 17, 2016 at 4:51 PM #

    Lol…Donville jumped in the newspapers recently talking about taxpayer’s money was invested in Apes Hill, I wonder if he told Fruendel, I know he said nothing to the taxpayers, whose money it is, before giving it to Cow and Bizzy.

    Now sometime ago certain people had a conversation during dinner and talk about this hospital being built up Apes Hill came up….now we are left to wonder and are free to speculate…is it taxpayer’s money going to build this Apes Hill hospital…and if true can people from Orleans, Chapman Lane, Black Rock and the surrounding areas present themselves to this hospital.

    Why the hell would ministers of government continually take the taxpayer’s money and give it away to Cow, Bizzy, Maloney, Bjerkham et al… far it’s not the taxpayers benefitting from this arrangement, why do these emptyheaded jackasses for ministers keep doing it…..and they always “feel the pain” of the minority business people, but never feel the pain of the majority whose votes they depend on to elect them…..

    Some years ago I remember Mia sucking up to the hoteliers talking about “she feel their pain”…..same hoteliers who never paid back their loans…or taxes or vat……how is it that politicians cannot feel the pain of the majority whose numbers they need to be elected.


  14. Well Well & Consequences June 17, 2016 at 4:57 PM #

    Prodigal….I heard the same thing from several different sources, everyone cannot be lying. Ya would think because he only barely squeaked by last elections because the people don’t trust him and the person he called was able to share out bags of money…..he would pay more attention to his constituents and make sure they are looked after, roads are fixed, young people have jobs…but no, he reverted to the same old arrogance……got new friends after election, but they are not enough to get him reelected…I hope the police will be on the look out for the vote buying this time around.


  15. Prodigal Son June 17, 2016 at 5:02 PM #

    @ David June 17, 2016 at 3:57 PM #


    If you do a search of the comments Minister Inniss commented around the time he floated the idea of a new hospital at Kingsland.

    Donville is can be termed what our old folk would call a “moutha”…….speaks unadvisedly on any and every thing.

    When he flew this kite about building a new hospital at Kingsland, a few weeks later I happened to be in a meeting with senior health officilas and I asked one about the new developments.

    The person laughed and told me that the minister is full of hot air.

    The person said that he must have woken up the morning and decided to put that lie out there.

    The person also said that there were no meetings held, no technocrats assembled, no plans drawn up, no architects, nothing.

    So we can judge him by this assessment from a civil servant….when you get to know civil servants, they do talk about these incompetent politicians!


  16. Hamilton Hill June 17, 2016 at 6:00 PM #

    Like my man CARDINAL sung in the song Syncopators: De majority went UWI
    Study and get degree
    Just to come back out LIE to we.
    Lie,Lie Lie Donville we pun BU know you.
    How long? Not long….That one day is coming soon….


  17. Sunshine Sunny Shine June 17, 2016 at 6:21 PM #

    Prodigal Son

    Me got me a few sources too and the word is not a pretty picture being painted of Donville Inniss. There is also the allege gossip that Freundel and his ”merry men” have determined that they will not win the next general elections and so cash in is there new buzz word.


  18. Gabriel June 17, 2016 at 6:23 PM #

    Adriel Brathwaite is another one that can really shut up.He see people buying and selling votes and only talk about it.Did nothing! Then he talk about checking to see if Mia got the right papers to appear at the bar.Talked about it in Parliament.Did nothing!Today he talking about security at the courts.As Pillie point out.The security just to make sure men shirt tail tuck in and they in long pants and shoes.They never search for weapon.We waiting to see the AG act.Mark my word,unless the attorneys and those on the bench wring his hands,nothing will happen.


  19. David June 17, 2016 at 7:22 PM #

    Good Morning ‪#‎realdreamchasers‬! We’ve made it to the end of another week. Give thanks. Here is your daily newscap.

    FREUNDEL LAMENTS US KILLINGS – Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has extended sympathy to the President of the United States, Barack Obama, over the loss of innocent lives, occasioned by “an evil and brutal act of terror” in Orlando, Florida over the weekend.The massacre happened on Latin night at the Pulse nightclub in the heart of Orlando, a city best known for its theme parks.The gunman, identified as Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old security guard who was born in New York to Afghan parents, opened fire inside the crowded gay nightclub early Sunday, leaving at least 49 people dead in the worst mass shooting in modern US history.In correspondence sent to the US President, Stuart said: “Barbados, like other peace-loving and free societies, repudiates such barbarity and the affront to human dignity.“I am confident that the resilience of the American people will serve them in good stead as they seek to recover from this outrageous deed.”Stuart said that at this time of sorrow and mourning, the Government and people of Barbados were praying for the bereaved and for the safety of the people of the US.

    SCANNERS, CCTV OPTION FOR SCHOOLS – SCANNING DEVICES AND closed-circuit television cameras in schools are just two of the recommendations a security organisation will be sending to the Ministry of Education in a matter of weeks. The recommendations are coming from the Caribbean Association of Security Professionals (CASP), the board members of which held a news conference yesterday.Chairman of CASP, Oral Reid, said members of the board met president of the Barbados Union of Teachers, Pedro Shepherd, and as a result “we are now fully informed with regard to some of the challenges which exist within the school environment and the challenges which members of the teaching population have been exposed to and (have) experienced over time”.

    BAD CHEQUES – PEOPLE WITH NO MONEY in their bank accounts have written more than a $150 000 in worthless cheques to the Carlton and Emerald City supermarkets over the past four years. And with no seeming end to the situation, Andrew Bynoe, owner of the two popular retail entities, has taken the drastic step of ending the acceptance of personal cheques. Bynoe told the WEEKEND NATION yesterday that from July 1, only people pre-approved by the retailer would be allowed to offer cheques as a form of payment for groceries from the outlets located at Black Rock, St Michael and Six Roads, St Philip.“Our preferred method of payment will be cash, credit cards and debit cards . . . . The reason why we have to move away from personal cheques is because too many cheques are being returned these days and it is a high cost to the business,” the supermarket owner explained.

    UWI COUNTS LOSS – A local credit union is counting a financial loss associated with its investment in Arawak Cement Limited (ACL).UWI (Cave Hill) Co-operative Credit Union Limited, which recently held its annual general meeting, reported the $137 107 impairment in its 2015 annual report.President Jennifer Hinkson, speaking on behalf of the board of directors, said the loss was related to investments made through the then Barbados National Bank (now Republic Bank) Finance And Trust in ACL bonds”.“In June 2006, the credit union invested in an ACL bond through BNB Finance Trust. The amount of the investment was $225 000 at an interest rate of 10.25 per cent. In January 2007, a further $468 750 was made in a second tranche of the bond at an interest rate of 11.20 per cent,” she explained.

    PROBE INTO IMPORTED GOOD RACKET – A SELECT GROUP of business people in Barbados with connections in the Customs and Excise Department is fleecing the Treasury of substantial amounts of tax revenue and making it extremely hard for some legitimate importers and distributors to get their products sold. Yesterday morning Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler confirmed he had received a “legitimate complaint” from one of the badly affected companies, Bryden Stokes, and just three days ago had raised it at a meeting that was attended by officials in the manufacturing and small business sectors as well as customs. WEEKEND NATION investigation revealed that one of the major culprits was an officer of the customs department who was connected to a company that imported items such as Bounty paper products, Pringles snacks and Monster energy drink, all of which attract duty in excess of 100 per cent, but which were being sold at prices “that do not reflect this imposition”.

    NO PERMITS – Many of the vendors seeking permission to ply their trade along The City streets will be sorely disappointed, with the Ministry of Agriculture warning some will not be accommodated. Officials from the ministry, along with members of the Barbados Association of Retailers and Vendors (BARVEN), toured sections of Bridgetown that traditionally attract a large number of vendors, as the ministry seeks to exercise greater control.Manager of Markets in the Ministry of Agriculture Sherlock King said there were not set limits to the number of permits issued per street. However, he said there were several factors that could lead to a rise or fall in the number approved over time. The tour allowed the authorities to hear the vendors’ concerns in order to formulate solutions “to the benefit of everybody”, King explained.It was not meant to prevent vendors from conducting business but to ensure there was a more “regulated environment in which vendors can operate without fear of prosecution or criminalization”, he insisted.He said the top brass of the ministry would discuss today’s findings “as quickly as possible” before making a decision on the number of permits to be issued.

    SSA GETS THUMBS UP – The Sanitation Service Authority got a passing grade today for its collection of garbage on the routes identified by Minister of the Environment Dr Denis Lowe in an interview with Barbados TODAY.Thursday, a Barbados TODAY team took up Lowe’s challenge to journalists to move around the country to see the waste had been removed from such districts as Pie Corner and Moon Town in St Lucy, Highway 5 which stretches from the Prime Minister’s official residence in Two Mile Hill to as far east as the parish of St Philip, and the stretch of road from Bridgetown to Speightstown in St Peter.Barbados TODAY’S team not only visited the districts identified by Lowe, but visited such districts as Sealy Hall and Sargeant Street in St John where all of the residents interviewed gave the SSA a thumbs up.Holder’s Hill in St James was the only district visited by the Barbados TODAY where unsightly piles of garbage could be seen all along that stretch of road.

    ARAWAK MEETS RESIDENTS -RELATIONS BETWEEN RESIDENTS of Bromefield, St Lucy, and their industrial neighbour Arawak Cement Company appear to be improving. Last Saturday the top brass of the company sat down with more than two dozen residents who had been complaining for months about dust that had been invading their homes and hurting their health as a result of a limestone quarry Arawak opened upwind of their homes last year.According to spokesperson for the residents Olivia Thornhill, the Arawak team was led by general manager Manuel Toro and included officials from its environment and safety, human resources and public relations teams and the issues covered included general health complaints and a reduced standard of living caused by the dust.She said several residents again complained that they continued to suffer from bouts of asthma, difficulty breathing, sore throat and other respiratory matters.

    OLD WOMAN SLEEPING OUTSIDE OF QEH – THERE WAS AN old woman who slept outside the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH). However, whether she has any children – much less so many she did not know what to do with – is unknown. Unlike the nursery rhyme, however, all may not end well for the woman as she may be showing signs of mental instability.The woman, who may be named Doreen, has apparently been making the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital as her home at night for the past decade.She can be spotted there late at night sweeping the surroundings and keeping the area clean. Normally this is a good thing but the woman then spends the night in a box near the entrance, much to the surprise and concern of those at the A&E.

    HEAR US – There will be a heavier police presence in the Brittons Hill, St Michael community following a request from residents.This afternoon, when police officers walked through Valery, Brittons Hill, residents complained about the influx of drugs and firearms, and called for more police surveillance.Senior Superintendent Eucklyn Thompson agreed that there must be greater interaction between police and residents, promising that the Royal Barbados Police Force would step up its presence there.“Some [residents] said to me that they want to have a greater police presence and that has to be examined; and everything would be done to ensure that that happens,” Thompson told journalists.“You have heard too that some of the issues within this community really are not within the bosom of the residents; that they are people who are coming in and creating difficulties. So that too has to be looked at. In fact we encourage people to feed us with the requisite information.”

    FIRE – A young Water Hall Land, St Michael man was rendered homeless today after an early morning fire consumed his home.Tourism worker Corey Brewster lost all his possessions in the blaze, which started around 8 a.m. The fire also destroyed an adjacent one-bedroom house, caused slight damage to another, owned by 99-year-old Rosalie Bailey, and extensively damaged a car that was parked in front of Brewster’s home.The 29-year-old Brewster was not at home when the fire started, but got there in time to see his home being consumed by the flames.He said he attempted to save some of the contents, however, the heat and billowing smoke proved too much for him.“I feel lost, just like the house,” the young man, still in disbelief, said yesterday afternoon as he watched the charred rubble.“I loss everything, even the dog dead. I even had lumber in there that I buy to do some small repairs. I had paint, a brand new marble counter, sinks, bathroom fittings that ain’t get installed yet,” he lamented. It was just in late February this year that Minister of Social Transformation Steve Blackett handed over the $75,000 house to Bailey under the Poverty Alleviation and Reduction Programme. Bailey’s granddaughter Caroline, who lives at the house with two of her sons, wept bitterly at the scene this morning. She later collapsed and had to be taken by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for medical attention.This afternoon, Bailey sat in her dining room, thanking God for sparing her home. Just after nine, ten fire officers under the command of Divisional Officer Ormond Fenty brought the fire under control. Two fire tenders and one water tanker were deployed to extinguish the blaze.

    COMMUNITIES ROCKED BY SUDDEN DEATH – One moment fisherman Peter Holder was “drinking two beers” and having fun with his friends at Seaside Bar in Bathsheba, St Joseph, the next second, Holder, in his sixties, was dead. Dead is 52-year-old Joel Clarke, assistant supervisor at Consett Bay Fish Market for the last six years.It was not immediately known how the father of two, who resided in Cave Hill, St Michael with his wife, died.

    MAN COLLAPSES AND DIES – The sadness that 21-year-old Leandra Trotman felt this morning as she boarded a flight bound for Jamaica was nothing compared to the shattering pain she would endure just a few hours later.Leandra and her father, 56-year-old Sylvester Trotman, said their goodbyes last night because he had to work this morning and would not have been able to see her off as she left to pursue studies at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies.Having arrived safely, the young woman was in her dorm this evening when she received the devastating news from her mother Joycelyn Trotman, that the man who saw her as his world had collapsed and died moments earlier at Belle Gully, St Michael, just a short distance from home. “One of the last things Leandra told her father is that she loved him, and he said, ‘I love you too sweetie’. That child was his world.“He loved that daughter immensely. She was his heart. This is so sad. I am shocked,” Trotman’s cousin Ivan Foderingham said at the scene. Trotman, an employee at Cost U Less, was on his way home from work and had stopped to talk to the shopkeeper at Kaieteur Bar when he died.His elderly parents Winfield and Carma Jordan were among the first to arrive at the scene and the mother insisted she would not leave. Relatives attempted to console her as she cried openly over the loss of the son who lived with her. No one appeared more bemused than the shopkeeper who had a difficult time grasping what had happened. The shopkeeper, who asked that he not be identified, said it was about 6 p.m. that he and Trotman were engaged in conversation. He was sitting at the shop’s door and Trotman was standing outside. They had spoken for about two minutes when the 56-year-old went quiet. The dead man’s brother Carlisle Trotman also left the island today, and was given the heartbreaking news while in the United States. His nieces Krystal and Natheisha were also visibly shaken, especially Natheisha, who spent some time bonding with her uncle last night.Residents described Trotman as a friendly and quiet neighbour who loved gardening and spent a lot of time at it.Members of the St Barnabas Anglican Church where Trotman was a member of the choir and driver of the church bus, gathered at the scene, offering words of comfort to the family. Church warden Michael Beckles said Trotman was an active member. He attended service every night last week during the annual patronal festival, Beckles said. Trotman was the fifth person to have died suddenly in Barbados this week.

    CLASH OVER RENT MONEY – ACCUSATIONS, recriminations, allegations and insults flew as two women clashed in Stuart Land, Savannah Road, Bush Hall, St Michael, yesterday.Their dispute was over a rented house in the neighbourhood, the windows of which were broken around 5 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.As one woman accused and the other rebuked in the name of God, police from District “A” were investigating to find out who actually shattered the glass in every roadside window of the house.Marlene Elliott, the daughter of 74-year-old Carlton Stuart, who lives in the United States and who owns the house and a number of others in the neighbourhood, accused tenant Patricia Eversley of paying someone to break the windows.

    GUN SCARE AT COURT – A ROUTINE STOP by a security guard yesterday uncovered a chilling attempt by a young man to slip into the District A magistrates’ court precincts with a loaded 9mm gun. The firearm, reportedly tucked between the man’s leg and buttocks, led to the alarming unmasking of an apparent revenge plot that may be connected to the recent fatal gunplay linked to the Brittons Hill, St Michael district, police sources said.The discovery sent the court and police into high alert with court administrators rushing to address nervous office staff about their fears over the lack of security within the precincts.The 21-year-old armed man identified as Shaquille Rasheed Greenidge was able to get slightly beyond the Coleridge Street gates of the court when the security officer stopped him to enforce the strict dress code. He had been casually dressed in three-quarter “cut-up” jeans and a white T-shirt and resisted the guard’s attempt to deny him entry.

    COURT WORRY – A tragedy waiting to happen!That’s was the reaction of one prominent attorney and former President of the Barbados Bar Association to today’s worrying incident, which occurred on the precincts of the District “A” Magistrates’ Court on Coleridge Street, The City. Up to late tonight, police were yet to confirm the identify of the court offender, but attorney-at-law Wilfred Abrahams, who is also an Opposition Barbados Labour Party Senator, said that based on the information he had been able to glean privately about the incident, he was worried that one of the main places of work might not be safe.Abrahams said he had been informed that the main reason the man was not allowed into the compound was that he wore short pants, and not because he was carrying a loaded weapon.While giving kudos to the security guard who eventually discovered the firearm, Abrahams said today’s disturbing event highlights “some inherent weaknesses” in the court’s security system, as he went on to compare the situation at the magistrate’s court with that at the island’s main judicial building, the Supreme Court. The attorney further cautioned that there was a similar security weakness at the gate leading into the Central Police Station “where if you are coming through to go to the police canteen, you can just walk through that gate without being searched once again”.He further took issue with the current procedure whereby “persons in custody are walked across the courtyard within touching distance of their family, friends, supporters or people who might wish to do them harm, or try to rescue them”, saying, “It is unacceptable”.In light of today’s “scare”, he said it was time for the authorities to face up to the reality that criminals in the country were getting daring, while suggesting that at least some of the police officers working in court compounds should be armed. With police and other judicial officials and staff tightlipped about the investigation, Abrahams stressed that “had that [man] not been wearing a short pants, Lord alone knows what would have happened! That’s the only reason he got stopped.

    BACK IN COURT – THE MAN CHARGED in connection with the hit-and-run of a schoolgirl was remanded overnight. Derrick Sherland Nowell, 43, of Battaleys, St Peter, will reappear in the Holetown Magistrates’ Court this morning on seven charges in relation to the accident along the Speightstown By-Pass Road, St Peter, in which Zawadi Gilkes, 13, was struck. On Wednesday Gilkes was left bruised and bloodied at the scene. Nowell was charged with failing to stop at an accident; driving without due care and reasonable consideration; having no tax, no insurance, no valid driver’s licence; failing to register a vehicle; and fraudulent use of number plates.

    17 CHARGES – A St Michael man, charged with a string of offences involving the theft of bangles valued at over $17, 000, was remanded to HMP Dodds today after appearing in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court.Shamar Renaldo Welch, of Rockhampton Road, Grazettes, St Michael, is facing a total of 11 counts of theft, across three parishes – Christ Church, St Michael and St Peter.Welch, 27, pleaded not guilty to the charges when he appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the No.2 Court.The charges are: stealing one bangle belonging to Monica Scantlebury worth $1, 000 on June 2, 2016; one bangle belonging to Monica Barrow on March 14, 2016; two bangles belonging to Margst Odwin worth $2, 000 and a bracelet worth $300 on April 13, 2016; a $400 bangle belonging to Eudene Brathwaite on April 16, 2016; two bangles belonging to Cheryl Agard worth $2, 000 on April 15, 2016; four bangles belonging to Daphne Hamblin valued at $4, 000 on April 29, 2016; two bangles belonging Glendora Kirton worth $2,000 on April 29, 2016; one $150 bangle belonging to Marlene Sealy on May 23, 2016; a pair of bangles belonging to Genevese Corbin worth $1, 400 on June 7, 2016; two bangles belonging to Glendine Browne worth $3, 000 on April 1, 2016 and two bangles belonging to Francia Husbands worth $1, 200 on May 3, 2016.Prosecutor Station Sergeant Janice Ifill objected to bail, citing the serious nature of the matter. She argued that if granted bail, the accused “will reoffend”.Applying for bail, the unemployed man said: “I believe everybody deserves a second chance at life, mam. I believe it’s a bailable offence.”Welch was remanded until July 14, 2016.

    THREE FINED FOR CANNABIS – Three men were today slapped with fines on separate charges of illegal possession of cannabis.Andre Ryan Oneal Headley, who pleaded guilty, will have to dig deep in his pocket for $4,000 to be paid over the next month.The 37-year-old carpenter of Odessa McClean Avenue, My Lords Hill, St Michael was charged yesterday. Headley was ordered to pay the District “A” Magistrates’ Court $2, 000 on the charge of possession of cannabis and a further $2, 000 for the cultivation of cannabis plants.He was reprimanded and discharged on the charges of possession, possession with intent to supply and trafficking.He was ordered by presiding Magistrate Kristy Cuffy- Sargeant to return to court on July 22, 2016 to present his receipts as proof of payment of the fines.Also appearing before the District “A” No.2 Court was Leroy Andre Lynch who was charged today.He too pleaded guilty.Lynch was fined $1, 500 to be paid in one month or two months imprisonment for possession of cannabis.He was reprimanded and discharged on possession with intent to supply and trafficking charges.The 36-year-old #49 St Ann’s Road, The Pine, St Michael resident must return on July 22, 2016 to show his receipt to Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant. Meantime, Omar Elvis Francis was found guilty in the No.1 District “A” Magistrates’ Court.The 25-year-old of Gills Road, Dayrells Road, St Michael was charged on May 14, 2013 for possession, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and the cultivation of cannabis.When he appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick today, Francis was fined $3, 000 to be paid in four months or six months imprisonment.He was convicted, reprimanded and discharged on all the other charges.

    THREATS TO KILL – Paul Henderson Cox is facing a charge of using threatening words towards Ricardo Greaves.However, when he initially appeared in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court yesterday, he pleaded not guilty to the offence.Cox reportedly uttered the words, “I gine kill you” to Greaves, which caused the complainant to believe that “immediate unlawful violence would be used against him”.Cox appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant and was granted $2,000 bail with one surety.The 45-year-old Wilkinson Road, Richmond Gap, St Michael resident, who returns to court on August 11, 2016, was ordered to stay away from Greaves in the meantime.

    CRICKETERS PAY RESPECT -SCORES of youth cricketers and dozens of senior players converged at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, next to Ellerslie School in Black Rock, St Michael yesterday for the funeral service of Victor Springer, father of Barbados and West Indies Under-19 all-rounder Shamar Springer. Present and past Combermere cricketers, headed by Barbados captain Kraigg Brathwaite and his West Indies’ teammate Jomel Warrican as well as first-class players Kevin Stoute, Kyle Mayers and Justin Greaves were among those paying their last respects.Several work colleagues from the Transport Board, where the deceased was employed for many years as well as of the Barbados Cricket Association’s officials Stephen Leslie and Roxanne Forte, national Under-19 coach Dexter Toppin and chairman of the youth selection panel, Elvis Howard, also attended the service.Officiating Pastor Dayle Haynes delivered the sermon while tributes were given by Shamar Springer and Felicia Sue of the Transport Board.

    ARTHUR SMJITH & CHARLES F. BROOME MAKE SEMIS – Arthur Smith and Charles F Broome are through to the semi-finals of the BICO-sponsored National Sports Council’s Primary Schools Football TournamentToday at the National Stadium Arthur Smith comfortably defeated Blackman & Gollop 4-0. Arthur Smith led 2-0 at the half-time whistle and doubled their score in the second period thanks to the efforts of Tremar Cox and Javon Hurdle who both scored two goals. While Jaheem Wilson had very little to do between Arthur Smith’s uprights, Blackman & Gollop’s custodian Aton Holder was among the busiest on the field, but still did well to keep the tally down to four.In the second quarterfinal, Charles F Broome had a tough tussle with Deacons Primary before edging them 2-1 in an exciting match. The winners had the speedy Khalil Vanderpool-Nurse to thank for their win and his performance was a continuation of the form he has shown throughout the tournament. He netted both goals for Charles F Broome, inclusive of a penalty. Keshawn Smith scored for Deacons. Charles F Broome led the encounter 1-0 at halftime.

    UWI BLACKBIRDS SOAR – University of the West Indies (UWI) Blackbirds are the Barbados Netball Association’s double crown champions.Last night at the Netball Stadium in drizzling rain UWI baptized Newbury All Stars 68-22 to capture their first ever BNA Division One League title. The winners led 15-6, 27-14 and 49-16 after three periods.That win has now taken the uncatchable Blackbirds to a total of 40 points after playing eight matches with two games left to play against Pine Hill St Barnabas and Guardian Group Pride of Villa.

    COACHES DROPPED – SWEEPING CHANGES have been made to the coaching staff of teams in the upcoming Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Investigations have revealed that eight of the 12 coaches attached to the six franchises last season have been replaced for the June 29 to August 7 tournament.Among those making way are former West Indies fast bowler Curtly Ambrose, former West Indies captain Carl Hooper and former West Indies assistant coaches Hendy Springer and David Williams.Contacted yesterday for the thinking behind the high number of changes, CPL head of public relations and communications Peter Breen explained that unlike previous seasons the franchises had been given the option of selecting their own team operations units.

    PUMA PRIDE – USAIN BOLT’s brand is now also running with Bajan track and field. The best of Barbadian athletics will be decked out in PUMA for the upcoming Rio Olympics, as the Athletics Association of Barbados (AAB) signed a partnership with the global sporting brand. Under the deal, local athletes will receive gear for the next three major summer championships.News of the big sponsorship broke yesterday after PUMA announced the partnership and revealed the details of the apparel deal.“PUMA is synonymous with track and field in the Caribbean, we’re proud to now be part of that story,” said AAB president Catherine Jordan. “There’s a real personality and ambition with how PUMA works in the sport, also represented in the performance qualities of its apparel that come with a real style and flair in colour and design.

    That’s all for today folks. Try to do something good for someone today. There are people out there under immense stress. To whom much is given much is expected. Pay it forward! Have a great day. 🙂 Shalom ❤ Steph.


  20. Donna June 17, 2016 at 7:24 PM #

    Well Well,

    Never assume you know what my motives are. You will, more often than not, be wrong. I asked because I wanted to know. I am not aware of any scandal besides the porn.


    What you are missing is that I like to have evidence to back these things up. I do not jump on any bandwagon even if your lovely self is on it unless I check it out for myself.


  21. Well Well & Consequences June 17, 2016 at 8:08 PM #

    Donna…I was real serious when I told you the information is there…look for it, I did realize you have not been following the comments in the links…I catch up with the comments first by reading everything on the link, because most times, links are posted with comments and evidence of ministers telling lies and making asses of themselves.

    Piece…. I gotta tell, Donville is minister of small business….he should be encouraging the young males to start there own businesses, creat their own wealth so they wont have to be going to the Bizzys, Cows, Maloneys, Tempros, Bjerkhams and becoming dependant on them for jobs only to be used as bait to enable them to break the island’s laws, just to keep a job….

    instead of Donville encouraging self-sufficiency in young people, in his own people, he has spent the last 7 years pimping behind those he considers big business people, but in reality are only parasites on the treasury…7 wasted years…4 as health minister, 3 holding a business portfolio…..he should be showing us 200 young people who have successful busineses because of his intervention..and dont have to go to the minorities for a job… least another 100 older people who are also independent of having to go to the minorities for a job…..but no, he got nothing to show but arrogance.

    But these are the same people he will have to face and beg for votes soon.

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  22. Pieceuhderockyeahright June 17, 2016 at 8:53 PM #

    @ Well Well

    But therein you are wrong.

    You stated “But these are the same people he will have to face and beg for votes soon.”

    That is very wrong and Pornville in his interview, gives us a preface of how he perceives those same people.

    He does not want any friends from any of them or us.

    He is set for life so there is no need for him to be beholden to a man.

    He is not like Patrick Todd who I am reliably informed by others more knowledgeable that me, is penniless the day after he is paid his $15,000 a month.

    They know that they are going home so, like the devil, the Demonic Lying Party knows their time is short so they will run around and do everything to line their pockets.

    This group WILL NEVER WALK INTO THE HoA again, mark my words


  23. Well Well & Consequences June 17, 2016 at 9:31 PM #

    Piece….that is indeed good news….let them go work for the Cows, Bizzys, Maloneys, Bjerkhams, Parris’ and Harris’….the same parasites they believe are better than the majority population.


  24. Well Well & Consequences June 17, 2016 at 9:33 PM #

    And don’t forget…another piece of scum politician Lionel Craig boasted he will never be broke again…back in the 70s, he is now dust and paid for his mouth.


  25. Prodigal Son June 17, 2016 at 10:07 PM #

    No Well Well…………the Cows, Bizzys, Maloneys, Bjerkhams, Parris’ and Harris’ will have no uses for them after they loose the election………

    These morons will be of no use to them and they will not use the billions they acquired over the last eight years to pay them any a cent in salary.

    The deceitful sob’s made enough on the side so they should be set for life. I well remember a certain minister’s wife complaining during conversations at PTA meetings when our children attended the same school that they were struggling to pay rent some months as the husband was not making much and most of the burden was on her. Now they are flying high with many high end luxury vehicles, luxury homes, businesses and my girl flies the world.

    Talk about politics paying well…….only in Barbados …..DLP fatted calf sweetly shared among a few!


  26. Gabriel June 17, 2016 at 10:09 PM #

    Kudos to the police officer holding the young man found with a high powered gun in the courts precincts.The officer is holding the prisoner in the old time hand on the man’s arm and the other in the waist of his pants.This way he can’t pull and run.Further in the old days part of the perp walk was to hold the back of the pants waist at the spine and pull it up tight so the prisoner must of necessity walk on his toes and this added to his discomfort and embarrassment.These guys who think it cute to shake hands and smile at their young girlfriends would be most embarrassed to be walking tippy-toe like a toddler.


  27. Well Well & Consequences June 17, 2016 at 10:35 PM #

    Prodigal…they use their deceitful smiles and lying mouths at election time to deceive the people, those actions gain them the status they require to acquire the positions of trust, access to the treasury, access to their bribers and thats all they need to start their nasty practices of bribetaking and corruption….there is never any intention to enrich the population or achive progress for the population as a whole, it’s always the intentions of politicians to enrich themselves and a few.

    Let’s see how this turns out, all the money in the world can’t stop them from acquiring the diabetes, blood pressures, strokes, heart attacks, cancers, brain tumors, aneurysms etc…and I can go on all night….most people when afflicted would give up every penny to be healthy again…let them carry on smartly, driven by greed.


  28. Well Well & Consequences June 17, 2016 at 10:41 PM #

    Prodigal Son June 17, 2016 at 10:07 PM #
    No Well Well…………the Cows, Bizzys, Maloneys, Bjerkhams, Parris’ and Harris’ will have no uses for them after they loose the election………

    Of course the minority parasites will turn immediately to the ministers who have direct access to the treasury and government contracts…the very next day after am election loss, they will pretend that Fruendel, Dumbville, Lashley, Boyce, every one one of the existing ministers….never existed.


  29. Sunshine Sunny Shine June 18, 2016 at 12:57 AM #


    Girl, I am not into that innuendo, gossip, slander or trumping up claims to add bad to those that are already bad. I stated the allege gossip because my source said it is a talk but not substantiated. As per Inniss matter, there might be some truth in that, but my peep will validate things for me. I might be perceived as not so nice, Donna, but I won’t go around spreading lies about anyone even if they are the DLP Lie lie train.


  30. Well Well & Consequences June 18, 2016 at 6:27 AM #

    Here is a prime example of a very dumb black man….Brathwaite, who has no useful, intelligent reasoning skills, allowing himself to be used as bait by Maloney, to keep a job, instead of making himself independent of that type of usage, by finding ways which will enable him in creating his own wealth….whenever he is fired by Maloney, ya will hear him sing a different tune….presuming he will not be too ashamed to say anything at all.


  31. are-we-there-yet June 18, 2016 at 6:38 AM #

    David, Piece, SSS, Caswell, DPD et al

    I’ve been trying to find a reasonable explanation for the disparate happenings of the last week or so re. Maloney and the CTP as well as Freundel Stuart ceding his authority re. TCPD to Darcy Boyce and it suddenly hit me this morning that the only thing which explains them is that a sleeping giant has now awakened and set in train a series of happenings that first and foremost seeks to assuage his conscience from the realisation that he is responsible for much of the rot in the country through inaction and looking the other way on the less than honourable actions of some Ministers.

    The upcoming train wreck is designed to clean out the augean stables by forcing the perps to do much of the cleaning themselves.

    I think that someone realised that he could no longer ignore the wide swath of infelicities that were exposed into the public domain by the Mia Mottley No confidence Motion and uncharacteristically threw all caution to the wind in taking asymetric action which has so far resulted in a number of cracks in the facade of the DLP cabinet when the perps recognized, by the vigour of the anti-Maloney actions, that someone meant business.

    The glimpse into the mind of Maloney as evidenced by the removal of all the plants left by the CTP action and the suggestion that perhaps they were stolen is most instructive. The reactions by the Hon. Donville Inniss can only be described as akin to seeing the writing on the wall and taking the necessary corrective stances to position himself for the likely fallout.

    These events may well portend the beginning of actions similar to those which saw the fall of the Sandiford regime but in this case absent of altruistic input by many of the combatants.


  32. Bush Tea June 18, 2016 at 7:11 AM #

    @ AWTY
    The shit is hitting the fan.
    So far, we are just seeing the farts and some soft jobby being impacted….

    There is a time for everything….
    There was a time to bribe and to be bribed…
    ….there is a time to pay…
    There was a time for secrecy…
    …there is a time for exposure..
    There was a time for brass bowlery
    …and the time is coming for its consequences.


  33. Donna June 18, 2016 at 7:20 AM #


    I don’t believe you are into that sort of behaviour. I just believe in giving EVERYONE a fair hearing in my court. That requires evidence and an examination of such. The politicians usually convict themselves with their own words but in this case I can’t figure him out. I need evidence.


  34. Well Well & Consequences June 18, 2016 at 7:43 AM #

    The Bushman…as has happened for centuries, humans continue to make the same mistakes and expect different results.

    In this case it’s the same nasty practices over and over and over by politicians and business people, but they do not expect the same nasty practices that they have indulged in on the island against the people for decades….will one day no longer work.


  35. millertheanunnaki June 18, 2016 at 8:36 AM #

    @ Well Well & Consequences June 18, 2016 at 6:27 AM
    “Here is a prime example of a very dumb black man….Brathwaite, who has no useful, intelligent reasoning skills, allowing himself to be used as bait by Maloney, to keep a job, instead of making himself independent of that type of usage, by finding ways which will enable him in creating his own wealth…”

    Now you can see why the Bussa rebellion failed. Bussa was sold out by his own black slave brethren for a plate of food from the Massa kitchen.

    Not only Brathwaite but also the other black political jokers backing Maloney in his flagrant disrespect for the law. I guess (unlike the Speaker) he has taken the PM’s advice to heart and gotten a lawyer to justify his illegal acts.

    But you must admit that Mr. Brathwaite does make a salient point about ‘indiscriminatory’ (wholly confusing) treatment being meted out by the T&CP. Shouldn’t the T&CP also remove the obviously more dangerous death trap at the Coverley egress?
    Shouldn’t the same Bussa statue be relocated like the Sir Garfield to its more relevant place in either Heroes Square to be in an imaginary eternal battle with Nelson the poster boy for British imperial slavery of blacks and brainwashing colonialism?

    The Lears roundabout is just a red-herring of a mere distraction. When you see the removal of the Coverley death trap and the ‘detumescent’ flattening of any of the other of Maloney’s illegal ‘erections’ then you could argue the T&CP does not ‘discriminate’ in its exercise of building rules and regulations.

    But right now it is merely ‘screwing-up’ Maloney, in a roundabout way, with a limber prick of a dickhead called the Knight of Obstruction to Privateer Business in Barbados and who would soon be canonized as the beheaded Saint Mark betrayed and traded in the grand game of political chess by his Lord Fumble king of Corruption Land.

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  36. Well Well & Consequences June 18, 2016 at 8:37 AM #

    Donna…evidence is nice if you are a lawyer or judge….dead bodies as evidence is even better….particularly if it’s yours…lol


  37. Well Well & Consequences June 18, 2016 at 8:43 AM #

    Miller….from the track record of that Maloney town planning issue….where it took 5 years for the process to remove the useless hut from the roundabout…, I don’t know how long ago Maloney built the illegal coverley obstruction, but maybe the slothful process to remove it and the illegally built gas statoon, is not yet over….again, the government is culpable in sloth….when their ministers are not taking bribes from these same people…the sloth in the government departments prevent any useful action to stop illegal practoces from idiots like Maloney,


  38. Well Well & Consequences June 18, 2016 at 8:48 AM #

    And Maloney et al knows this.

    Why do you think another arrogant jackass like Peter Harris misuse and abuse the court system….he knows the sloth and refusal to change laws and procedure by the slothful government….allows him to do so indefinitely…corrupt business people count on that, are all aware of it and will not stop their dirty unlawful practices until the sloth is removed….which is not likely under either the D or BLP political parties….but who knows, we may be one day, very pleasantly surprised.


  39. Charlie June 18, 2016 at 10:19 AM #

    Mia Mottley and the BLP on pun a winner with this Mark Maloney business. I just can’t wait for the PAC’s report to Parliament on NHC and the Auditor Generals Special Audit of High Rise Housing Projects.


  40. Due Diligence June 18, 2016 at 11:23 AM #

    Pieceuhderockyeahright June 17, 2016 at 7:25 PM #

    You have outdone yourself with that one.


  41. Sunshine Sunny Shine June 18, 2016 at 12:16 PM #


    I hope you understand that the burden of proof is not easy to obtain. Most of what is developing in Barbados is because a few whistleblowers decided to leak information to expose particular scams. Some have called Donville Inniss all sorts of names; I have alluded to him like the mouth of the south who need a bridle. However, if Donville Inniss is a politician with a modern day conscience and ounce of integrity, then it is safe to say that Freundel Stuart is a leader of exemplary skills, and Dennis Lowe is what we always needed as environmental minister.


  42. Pieceuhderockyeahright June 18, 2016 at 2:04 PM #

    Why thank you Due Diligence

    I shall inform the grandson of your endorsement

    And here be more of the Fatted COW sorry Calf sorry Fatted Bovine

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  43. TheGazer June 18, 2016 at 6:33 PM #

    It seems as if Mark Maloney is doing more than stopping foreign investors from coming to Barbados. Like the petulant child that he is, he took up his plants and signs.

    Seems as if they are two Barbados; the Mark Maloney Barbados and the rest of us. In the Maloney Barbados, that statue of Bussa has to go. Maloney’s PR lackey in equating Maloney’s hut to Bussa’s statue made an asinine statement and is now pretending to be a contortionists as he tries to clean up his idiocy.

    Guys, i understand that you need the checks, but try to always ‘act like a man’.

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  44. TheGazer June 18, 2016 at 6:45 PM #

    “Is this the same Minister Donville Inniss who today [16 June 2016] invited disgruntled stakeholders to pursue established government channels to solve problems and avoid the traditional and social media? A few months past, there was a female lawyer whose support of causes was conditional on victims not going to the media.

    It is hilarious watching individuals trying to drag Barbados back to a time before the advent of social media. They want to buy land and to hide and wuk it.

    One only has to watch the recent development within Barbados and note that where once those in authority would have covered their eyes, ears, and mouth so as to remain unresponsive to the concern of citizens, we see that there are now cracks in the wall. Cahill no longer appears to the be the done deal that it was. A structure which was in defiance of the laws of Barbados for years was demolished in a matter of hours. It is as if levers which were in the hands of politicians are suddenly beginning to work.

    Donville Innis has been sending strange signal these past few days. Some has interpreted his words as a pre-resignation speech; perhaps, they were just a signal to his ‘sponsors’ that a different model for doing business is now in effect and that he will be unable to deliver the goods as he did in the pre-social media days.

    Whilst BU did not take any credit, only a fool would be unable to see that BU is changing the way business is done in Barbados.

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  45. Well Well & Consequences June 18, 2016 at 7:08 PM #

    Gazer….ya can guarantee that no honest investors will get involved in Barbados as long ss the Maloneys, Bizzys, Bjerkhams and Harris’ et al are the ones poisoning the place with corruption, greed and selfishness, they are now famous worldwide as being less than honest snd sided by greedy politicians, the government ministers would do well, to cut ties and their greedy losses.

    The only investors the island will attract because of those now well known crooks are scam artists like Del Mastros and Clare Cowan…unles the politicians clean up their dirty acts.


  46. Caswell Franklyn June 18, 2016 at 10:16 PM #


    Your poster depicting the fatted calf is precious.

    Sent from my iPad



  47. balance June 19, 2016 at 5:12 AM #

    You said the Dems fooled people that they are Champions of the Black Man.That reminds me of Bharatt Jagdeo former president of Guyana.He was named by the UNIA as a Champion of the Earth and walk about boasting that he is such.What they have found since he is out of office now is that he gave away practically the whole of Guyana forest to the Chinese company Baishilin who destroying that country with a vengeance,chopping down all the trees and shipping them out to China.If Barrow was alive,Jagdeo couldn’t land in Barbados.”

    Didn’t Mr barrow give away Paragon to Bull. Big gun testing missiles to kill the black people in South Africa and Namibia and no recourse to the law for the disadvantaged property owners.


  48. balance June 19, 2016 at 5:22 AM #

    “Donna June 17, 2016 at 1:55 PM #


    It is not just civil servants who suffer from this. I have noticed that many, many people enjoy frustrating you by telling you that – “It cyan do so” or “It cannot be done” and similar disappointing responses. I suspect that it gives them a feeling of power, perverse as it seems, because in many cases their jobs depend on your patronage. But how many people do you know who act rationally? I have met many more who don’t.”

    Very instructive post. Only yesterday we were discussing the same and came to the same conclusion that it must be a sense of power that drives a service provider to say no without even examining or offering alternatives or advice to the person seeking service. This behaviour is particularly prevalent in some Government departments and kin the banking sector.


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

    Here is Maloney breaking the law again.


  50. Sunshine Sunny Shine June 19, 2016 at 6:16 AM #

    My Sweet Piece

    I hear dying with laughter at the fatted calf poster. But you know that ain’t no ordinary calf. That is one of dem cowtocalf. A rear breed of heffer that can only be found in the Lowelands of Denniss.


  51. Well Well & Consequences June 19, 2016 at 6:20 AM #

    They need to do more than just say time for Lowe to go, apply real pressure on Fruendel to get him out he is useless and could cause disease to destroy the island.

    12 sudden deaths in one month, according to this article is serious, the air is unhealthy when garbage pikes up in neighborhoods.


  52. Colonel Buggy June 19, 2016 at 1:00 PM #

    One of the things that I will advise all Barbadians to do , is to sanitise all canned and bottled items which they purchase, whether from the corner shop or from the upscale supermarket. As the island is now overran with food embedded garbage, the rat population has increased tremendously,and nowhere is safe from their sneaky incursions, open market or distribution warehouse.
    Barbadians for a long time have been drinking soft drinks straight from the bottle, now we have adopted the habit of necking beer straight from the bottle as well. These botlles/ containers could very well be contaminated.
    Then there is the matter of open -handed handling water coconuts which have been left exposed overnight.
    We need to be more conscious of the hygiene,or lack of it, around us.

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  53. Hants June 19, 2016 at 1:11 PM #

    The baloney business model is to maximise the linkages in government by negotiating favourable leases of land

    with the expectation that baloney constructed buildings are categorised as permitted development unless the CTP files an objection or sues,

    with the reasoning that the average case in Barbados courts take years to complete.


  54. Hants June 19, 2016 at 1:16 PM #

    “This time, the Ministry of Housing, Lands and Rural Development has threatened to terminate its lease to the Barbados Motoring Federation, which is operated by the Bushy Park Racing Circuit Inc., headed by Maloney for alleged breach of contract.”

    After creating an exciting race track with great potential as a “niche industry” surely a compromise will be negotiated.


  55. David June 22, 2016 at 5:35 AM #

    Minister Donville Inniss the public deserves an explanation?


    US LNG breaks into Caricom market; Barbados now importing LNG from United States


    Tuesday, June 21, 2016

    Trinidad and Tobago’s close neighbour, Barbados has become the first Caribbean country to begin importing Liquified Natural Gas from the United States.

    This is according to a report by the US Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy, which also shows that the prices paid by Barbados are in some cases more than double the amount of which this country is exporting LNG.

    The report shows that six shipments of domestically-produced US LNG left the port of Hialeah, Florida between February 5th and April 29th, 2016, bound for Barbados.

    The shipments totalled 7.4 million cubic feet of LNG that fetched prices as high as US$15.78/mmbtu, with the lowest price being US$10/mmbtu.

    In comparison, the highest price Trinidad and Tobago has fetched for LNG exports to the United States this year, was US$6.70/mmbtu.

    All annual reports dating from 2015 go back, have shown no exports by the United States to any other country in the Caribbean, making this year the first incursion by the United States, into T&T’s traditional Caricom market.

    T&T now the only LNG supplier to US

    The DOE report which tracks LNG import and export data for the US for the first four months of 2016, also shows that Trinidad and Tobago is now the only country in the world that exports LNG to the US.

    A total of 34.8 billion cubic feet (bcf) was exported by this country between January and April this year.

    Other competing nations, including Egypt, Nigeria, Norway, Qatar and Yemen, have not exported any LNG to the US this year.

    The report shows that Trinidad and Tobago exported 12 billion cubic feet of LNG in January.

    However, that figure dropped to 9.6 bcf in February, 8.5 bcf in March and 4.7 bcf in April.

    Overall, this still represents an increase of 1 billion cubic feet over the corresponding period for 2015, during which 33.8 bcf was exported.

    The report shows two short-term shipments from this country in January and February amounting to 2 bcf, that netted US$6.70/mmbtu per shipment.

    A total of 15 other shipments over the period netted prices ranging from US$5.83/mmbtu to US$1.45/mmbtu.

    Trinidad and Tobago exported a further 15 billion cubic feet of LNG to US territory, Puerto Rico during the same period.

    The most valuable of those shipments netted US$6.96/mmbtu.

    CNC3 Digital


  56. Sunshine Sunny Shine June 22, 2016 at 9:08 AM #


  57. Sunshine Sunny Shine June 22, 2016 at 9:09 AM #

    oops sorry David, that was not meant for here


  58. Due Diligence June 22, 2016 at 12:07 PM #

    The LNG story is unbelievable.

    Is it possible that the Trini LNG exported to the US is being re-exported to BIM.

    Of his recent promotional seminar in Toronto Donville said:

    “We saw a keen interest in Barbados and how Barbadian companies have been helping Canadian companies to go global, and I’m satisfied that once we keep at it, this sector will grow leaps and bounds.”

    Is this an example of how Barbados is helping US LNG exporters to go global?


  59. David June 22, 2016 at 12:12 PM #


    It would be great for the minister to issue a public response.


  60. Gabriel June 22, 2016 at 12:21 PM #

    I recall reading about 4 to 5 years ago,that financial gurus in the USA were forecasting that investment opportunities in ships transporting LNG from the US is the recommended market for investment.This was as a result of the take off of ‘fracking’ and the US becoming self sufficient in oil.


  61. Pieceuhderockyeahright June 22, 2016 at 2:37 PM #

    @ Gabriel

    This “Inspirational Quote” is from you

    Remember share it as a blind copy with friends.

    To do so and not “be caught” create an email address called e.g. then copy and paste all the email addresses of your friends in the “bcc” segment of the email and add the picture and send it

    The only way the campaign to oust these incompetents is going to gain momentum is by you and every one of us tekking the time to broadcast the message that we want them out the House of Assembly.

    Every effing one of them.

    Clean Slate and then we deal with the Troika and them empty “Covenant of Hope”

    “Make Integrity Legislation Law, Make Freedom of Information Law and make The Power of Recall Law, OR WUNNA ASS IS GRASS”

    By that time a 3rd party will have arisen BUT THE DELP WILL NEVER EVER GET IN POWER AGAIN


  62. Fa June 22, 2016 at 3:31 PM #

    Constitutional Rights, invasion of privacy, ILLEGAL !!!!!! Violation of Human Privacy !!!! INVASION OF CIVIL CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS !!!!


  63. Fa June 22, 2016 at 3:53 PM #

    Needs to stop invading human rights of privacy !!! by secretly spying on people in their bathroom, bedrooms. Especially when someone is not committing any crime. Such waste of resources when they should be investigating big corporations, and insurance companies that’s committing many organized crimes that is making people suffer and taking people money, pensions, everything they worked hard for … or the ones that are killing innocent humans, like in Florida.
    Stop this illegal invasion of privacy of innocent civilians that been hurt enough!!!! And go after the real criminals…


  64. Colonel Buggy June 22, 2016 at 4:01 PM #

    Were are the so-called Technocrats when these dumb ministers go abroad and sign away Barbados’s future?


  65. Well Well & Consequences June 22, 2016 at 5:29 PM #

    “Clean Slate and then we deal with the Troika and them empty “Covenant of Hope”

    “Make Integrity Legislation Law, Make Freedom of Information Law and make The Power of Recall Law, OR WUNNA ASS IS GRASS”

    By that time a 3rd party will have arisen BUT THE DLP WILL NEVER EVER GET IN POWER AGAIN”

    Now that’s a forward thinking plan….oh thee of vision.


  66. Tell me Why June 23, 2016 at 10:16 AM #

    David. I have a fundamental question regarding Ministers going overseas and negotiating on behalf of the Government and signing off to millions of dollars without any checks and balances. We had Water Resource ministry going and finalising loans inclusive of funding for restructuring the economy. This action should have been the responsibility of the Finance ministry. Finalising negotiation on the importation of LPG should have been discussed with Finance, Energy and Commerce together as a team, this is why we keep making stupid decisions, but again, both administration allow individuals to beat their chests saying “I did it” and when blatant mistakes are made “Silence, more silence and sealed lips”.


  67. David June 23, 2016 at 10:34 AM #

    @Tell me Why

    Perhaps T&T government cannot sell Barbados in small quantities and it makes sense to sell in bulk to the USA.


  68. Kammie Holder August 13, 2016 at 6:03 PM #

    I have no sympathy for Arawak as last year this time I was paying $28 per bag. NowI buy the said cement for $17


  69. David August 13, 2016 at 6:44 PM #


    With respect the issue is about transparency, leaking forex and good governance. The cost of the cement is just an outcome.


  70. Bush Tea August 13, 2016 at 8:37 PM #

    @ Kammie
    Yours is a very simplistic view.

    Consider this.
    You are a member of an extended family (or cooperative, or country), and one of your members takes on the responsibility of producing all the milk that the family needs.

    Now due to economies of scale; lack of experience; lack of facilities, and other predictable factors, it is OBVIOUS that such a member CANNOT compete with external suppliers who may enjoy bigger markets, government subsidies, state-of -the-art facilities and more experience.

    What do you do? …..force that family member to compete directly with some outside stranger so that you can save 10 cents per pint?
    …OR DO YOU WORK WITH THAT MEMBER with the intent of building his efficiency and capacity to the point where he IS INDEED competitive? …and where he is then in a position to STRENGTHEN the family /coop /country by becoming a resource himself?

    Supporting Chinese cement makers over less efficient Bajan BROTHERS, is cutting your nose to spite your face…

    Don’t blindly follow those selfish albino-centrics …whose ONLY interest is the amount of profit they are able to grab for themselves from every pound of concrete that they dump around Barbados in their various scams…..


  71. Colonel Buggy August 13, 2016 at 9:22 PM #

    Isn’t the BNSI suppose to carry out some sort of destructive testing on both Arawak and Hard Rock cement products,used in building and other construction , to ascertain that the required standard, provided that we have one, is being maintained ?


  72. Kammie Holder August 14, 2016 at 8:48 AM #

    @David @ Bush Tea, I do share the same sentiments. Arawak has also robbed us for years and is very arrogant about the Fugitive Dust concerns.


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