Rodney Wilkinson the Former Bagman for Owen Arthur Protected by the Political Class
In September 2014 Owen Arthur’s bagman and CEO of the Hotel and Resorts Ltd known as GEMS was implicated in one of the biggest vehicle scams to hit Barbados. He faced 67 charges involving the sale of several cars totalling about $4 million. He was remanded to Dodds Prison.
On the 31 October 2014 Wilkinson’s lawyer was able to secure bail of 1.5 million with three sureties. Three years and some later we ask the question- What is the status of the RODNEY WILKINSON CASE?
The BU household is of the view that although the prima facie case being tried is concerned with a vehicle scam- given the deep relationships Wilkinson maintained with prominent members of the political class before his interdiction- the bigger issue is how a privileged group of people are given reins to trample our laws for personal benefit. This is the perfect case for the newly installed Director of Public Prosecutions Donna Babb-Agard QC on the eve of a general election to send a loud message to those with ears to hear, there is a new sheriff in RH town!