A Caswell Franklyn Article – Stephen Lashley is a Bold Faced Liar

Dear Prime Minister

I find myself in the unenviable position where politicians from both political parties see me as an enemy. As such, I expect attacks from time to time. However I do not expect or appreciate being attacked or lied upon from the floor of the Honourable House of Assembly, by a minister of the Crown who knew that he was lying while he was speaking.

On Tuesday, December 5, 2017 Minister Stephen Lashley stated in the House that the Rock Hall Freedom Village Project is being held up by my brother’s refusal to move to allow completion. Further, he alleged that I bore responsibility for the hold-up.

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  • now that is bull shit

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  • Georgie

    The termination letter said that she was dismissed for taking chips and being dishonest by saying that she asked the supervisor.

    Apparently, she went to the server and said that she had asked the supervisor. She took only six. An assistant manager saw her with the chips and questioned her. The assistant manager then went to the supervisor and then read the riot act. Of course, he then claimed that he did not hear the request.

    Result – dismissal for six chips.

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  • @Caswell

    What was the other side of the issue?

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  • David

    There was no other side. She was brought into the meeting, never asked to respond to the allegations and dismissed. She was not even called upon to speak in her own defence.

    The chairman made some opening remarks, I then responded to his opening. He and the other manager who constituted then asked to be excused. They returned with a decision to dismiss.

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  • @Caswel

    A guess is that there has been stealing at the outlet and management wants to send message or the employee in question has notes on file.

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  • A guess is that there has been stealing at the outlet and management wants to send message or the employee in question has notes on file.

    Is this for real?

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  • Dr. Simple Simon Phd.

    Hal Austin December 11, 2017 at 3:58 PM “So, the courts have failed? Is Barbados a failed nation.”

    I am not yet ready to call “time gentlemen”

    But before my next birthday…

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  • David

    I am taking this matter all the way to the Employment Rights Tribunal, so I am not going any further other than to say that your speculation is wrong on both counts.

    Sent from my iPad

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  • @Caswell

    Good luck, have an idea how young Haloute operates.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    What do you expect from these minimum wage, slave driving, greasy joints owned by trinidadian syrians..

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  • Wunnah now know that the Haloutes play hardball? Ask anyone who worked with them from the inception of Federal Racing Service in Nelson St.

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  • Theophilius Gazerts 234

    What does Caswell means by chips. I am thinking he meant fries, but the punishment would be too outrageous.

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  • Theophilius Gazerts 234

    The dismissal letter said chips, but you are also correct –
    I mean six french fries!

    Sent from my iPad

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    All that cocaine trafficking should have seen that whole family in prison decades sgo, many of their former employees can tell you, but that is what happens when the corrupt cowards for authorities and governments allow some business people to believe that there are no consequences for their crimes.

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  • @ Caswell
    Bushie……I must give it to you. As you said, you know me too well.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    LOL
    Actually it is not that….. nor even ,as Hants speculate, that Bushie ‘knows every shiite’.

    The situation is that Bushie’s got family (adopted) who DOES know every shiite….

    …so you DONE know that;
    You ain’t getting NUTTING fuh Christmas…..
    cause..
    You’ve been a naughty boy….

    LOL
    ha ha ha

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  • @ Bushie

    This is the particular Bush Tea dat duz wax philosophical and seems to have been able to get to the computer first these past few days.

    Change the password and hide it from the other Bush Teas, so that even if duh get there first, duh can’t log on…….. to wash we donkeys in cuss.

    Hahahahahaha
    Wuh loss….
    Murdah…..

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  • Boss
    It just depends on which side of the bed Bushie step down from…

    Besides, wunna Bajan donkeys DESERVE to be washed in cuss…
    Wunna tek a perfectly good country – one SPECIALLY blessed by BBE (‘becausing’ they gotta adopted pickney living bout here… ) and MASH UM up with a lotta shiite (now even literally)….

    Truly… are you not ashamed to be a BBBBB..?

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  • Well Well
    I can recall when the Investigator used to write that one of their outlets in particular in Bridgetown used to dust their ice cream with some of that powder for unsuspecting youngsters to lick.

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  • @ Bushie

    At the end of the day, ALL OF US “stood idly by” and ALLOWED politicians, their yard-fowl consultants and supporters to “mash up (Barbados) with a lotta shiite (now even literally)……..

    I recall as a boy, being with my father as he drove through villages on Sundays, and the smell of rice and peas, baked pork or chicken filling the atmosphere was the norm.

    That is a thing of the past………. because nowadays on Sundays, Barbadians are seen in long queues at Price Mart, KFC and Chefette waiting to purchase fast foods.

    Yet, while some come to this forum writing about “slaves,” “minority groups” and how Haloutte treats his Chefette employees………Bajans support him to the extent he could brag about opening 17 restaurants…….. so… who cares about him paying “slave wages,” or KFC selling salty, greasy chicken?

    Barbadians see themselves as being superior to other Barbadians based on skin texture and tone; “quality” of hair; school attended; type of home; job; car, etc………..

    Many in this forum criticize Bizzy and “COW” Williams…….. a black customer was assaulted by a white manager in one of Bizzy’s hardware stores. Bizzy’s response to the incident was the manager was tired and transferred him to another location. A man decided to stage a protest as a result.

    On the day of the protest, the man was ALONE………… and black Bajans CONTINUE to support the hardware store.

    But Bajans would cease supporting my business, if I were to increase my one door shop to two doors, because they believe I’m making too much money.

    We complain about Trinidadian ownership of many of our indigenous businesses. But would find excuses to save our money with Republic Bank, rather than the credit unions…… or shop at Massy instead of Carlton, Channel or Savings Plus supermarkets.

    Barbadians believe products made in Barbados are of inferior quality………. but would PAY TOP DOLLAR for “knock off” products made in “sweat shops” in Indonesia, China, Turkey, Sri Lanka and the USA.

    I know many Barbadians who are awaiting special jobs, but Guyanese and Jamaicans come to this island and open bars as a means of income. Check the old Fairchild Street market………. “foreigners” out dey getting out licking…….. Guyanese and Jamaicans supporting their own and Bajans supporting them.

    And I can go on and on and on……..

    So, under these circumstances I have to say “YES”………… I’m ASHAMED to be a “BBBBB.”

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  • Caswell

    Why would a civil servant leak Maryanne Redman’s letter of resignation? It seems some of them are willing to ignore the oath if the cause is one of political expediency?

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  • David

    I don’t know what you are talking about. Please enlighten me.

    Sent from my iPad

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  • @Caswell

    Check Barbados Today or your Whatsapp(?), in brief Mary Redmaan submitted a letter to June (PS) for early retirement and then had a change of mind and ask to have it withdrawn. Somewhere in the process the letter was leaked and circulated on Whatsapp.

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  • Thanks David

    I have subsequently read the story.

    I don’t understand why the suspect is a civil servant. The average public officer has nothing to gain by leaking the letter. A more reasonable suspect would be someone or some body that has something to gain. For example Lodge School would gain a teacher, who actually spends time at the school if Mary were to retire. So tell me why shouldn’t suspicion be cast on the board of that school or one of its operatives.

    Give public officers a break.

    Sent from my iPad

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  • There is a big difference between someone who seeks to provide a public service as a union leader, and someone who is really just about promoting their own interests.
    Who in their right mind could think that after sending a letter to a whole Board AND to a government department that it would remain confidential…..?

    Only a moron.

    Shiite, A big able EX PRIME MINISTER sent a little joke note to another big able shiite PRIME MINISTER ….and had it displayed to the world as a serious preposition….

    Steupsss..
    Withdraw the ‘withdrawal’ and go ‘long do…!!!

    @ Artax
    Bushie agrees with your 10.20 pm post last night (after Bushie bedtime)
    The bushman is ALSO ashamed as shiite to be a BBBBB..

    Fortunately, there IS a cure…
    It is called BBE….

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Gabriel….not only the ice cream sprinkled with cocaine, but also the rotis….that was the popular information going around.

    Had a roti there some years ago, never again, my stomach reacted violently.

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  • @David
    Why would a civil servant leak Maryanne Redman’s letter of resignation? It seems some of them are willing to ignore the oath if the cause is one of political expediency?
    +++++++++
    I am beginning to suspect that you are not a Bajan.

    If you were a Bajan you would know that there is no expectation of privacy or confidentiality when everybody knows everybody and people “malicious” or “gipsy” whatever the word is, people would leak things for …… well because they can…… you just lucky that someone hasn’t leaked as to who the real “David” is, tell muh you got compromising pictures on them?

    Man move on

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  • “Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler said that it is the job of the Supervisor of Insurance to whisper to the management of a company that something is not in place, so fix it.

    In other words, insurance supervision is falling down on the job. This in simple English spells incompetence.. But is the supervisor qualified enough to do tis with authority?”

    Didn’t Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Thompson long after the purported incompetence of the then Supervisor of Insurance declared CLICO to be a well managed company and proceeded to pump 10 million dollars into this well managed company

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  • Dr. Simple Simon Phd.

    @charles skeete December 14, 2017 at 1:12 PM “Didn’t…Minister of Finance Thompson declare CLICO to be a well managed company and proceed to pump 10 million dollars into this well managed company.”

    David Thompson was Minister of Finance because he appointed himself Minister of Finance. Duhhh!!! Being Minister of Finance does not mean that the Minister knows anymore about Finance than the average Joe down the street. David Thompson was a lawyer with no formal training n Finance. People ought not to have listened to his declarations about CLICO.

    Do I take advice about mechanics from my doctor?

    Do I call my lawyer when my toilet is leaking?

    No.

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  • Dr. Simple Simon Phd.

    @Artax December 12, 2017 at 10:20 PM “I recall as a boy, being with my father as he drove through villages on Sundays, and the smell of rice and peas, baked pork or chicken filling the atmosphere was the norm.”

    So while you and your daddy was drivin’ ’bout, who was home at you cooking the of rice and peas, baked pork or chicken?

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  • Dr. Simple Simon Phd. December 14, 2017 at 10:15 PM #

    “So while you and your daddy was drivin’ ’bout, who was home at you cooking the of rice and peas, baked pork or chicken?”

    Dr. SS PhD

    The maid.

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  • charles skeete December 14, 2017 at 1:12 PM #

    “Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler said that it is the job of the Supervisor of Insurance to whisper to the management of a company that something is not in place, so fix it.

    All is not lost. For years I have been saying on BU that the Clico problem was a regulatory and supervisory one. . In his eight years in the job, Mr Sinckler has learned one key lesson: supervisors are there to supervise. Better late than never.
    Now what is he doing about it? Incompetence, political and administrative, is the cause of most of our problems.

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  • Hal Austin December 15, 2017 at 4:32 AM #

    “For years I have been saying on BU that the Clico problem was a regulatory and supervisory one.”

    @ Hal Austin

    Okay……. point taken.

    I agree the regulators in Barbados, and by extension Trinidad & Tobago, cannot be absolved from blame.

    And according to Wayne Charles Soverall in his working paper: “CLICO’s Collapse: Poor Corporate Governance:”

    “The corporate collapse of CLICO also highlighted the critical need for legislation and regulation to KEEP PACE with the RAPIDLY EVOLVING OPERATIONS of financial institutions. This is REQUIRED to ENSURE that regional regulators have SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY over the operations of the conglomerate or holding company structure which has become the preferred form of organization for large financial institutions such as CLICO.”

    However, surely you must agree that CLICO’s high risk business model, irresponsible/inadequate management practices and poor corporate governance were also contributing factors that led to the demise of that insurance conglomerate.

    But…….. are you implying if the Supervisor of Insurance had enforced the “regulatory and supervisory” requirements, the financial irregularities by CLICO’s top management, as uncovered by the Deloitte forensic audit, would not have occurred (i.e. Leroy Parris, Duprey et al DISHONESTLY manipulating the system to enrich themselves)?

    Then………I guess you’re also suggesting to BU that, CLICO’s subsidiary, CIL, selling over 800 insurance policies after being ordered by the Supervisor of Insurance NOT to ENGAGE in that activity…………..

    ………………. was a “regulatory and supervisory” problem as well.

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  • @ Artax
    “…..who was home at you cooking the of rice and peas, baked pork or chicken?”
    Dr. SS PhD….The maid.
    +++++++++++++++++++
    Wha Plax!!! ….. Six!

    Sweet!!!

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  • Prosecutor Sergeant Rudy Pilgrim informed the District “A” Magistrates’ Court that officers from the Suppressing Criminal Activity Threatening Society (SCATS) unit were on patrol on Broad Street when they saw the 24-year-old wearing a camouflage hat.

    A society in decay worrying about someone wearing a camouflage hat. If this pettiness was not serious we would think it was a joke.

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  • Hal

    You are so right. Also, the possession and wearing of only certain types camouflage is illegal. These clowns ranging from magistrates to police officer have criminalised the possession of all types of camouflage.

    In order to constitute an offence the person must be wearing clothing made of camouflage material or in possession of camouflage material of the type worn by the Barbados Defence Force or one that is so close that it is likely to deceive. Or camouflage that is worn by the military of another country.

    I have never seen or heard any evidence presented from a representative of the military of another country being called to convict an accused wearer of camouflage.

    I am firmly of the view that accused persons, who are unrepresented need to be protected from some of these overzealous, or as David Thompson called them foolish, magistrates.

    Earlier in the year, I went to Cuba and people wearing camouflage all over the place.

    Sent from my iPad

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  • Was not the Clico collapse the result of wholesale theft of policy holders funds and did this phenomenon not occur in Guyana,Trinidad,Tobago,Barbados,all the Eastern Caribbean States,Jamaica and The Bahamas?Was it lack of oversight in all these separate and independent jurisdictions?Are We to understand that not one jurisdiction was on the ball?What is/was the status of Anguilla,BVI,Turks&Caicos,Bermuda,The Caymans,Surinam?

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