Goddard’s Yacht Ecstasy Busted!

Chris Rogers (l) Walter Prescod (c) Charles Herbert (r)

 

The news that approximately 3 million dollars worth of illegal drugs was discovered on a boat owned by Goddards Enterprises – a successful and respected international company domiciled in Barbados – continues to be the talk of the town. A few high profile names are reported to be assisting the police force read Charles Herbert the Chairman of Goddards Enterprises and Chris Rogers a non executive member who were reported to be on the boat when the interdiction was made by Barbados Customs Officers.

Information coming from the police about the progress of investigation has been slow as one would expect when prominent individuals are involved. Then add high profile lawyer Andrew Pilgrim to the mix. The blogmaster joins many expressing an interest in who will be charged and incarcerated for the crime. The tangential story is that there is an intense lobby with the charge in government to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes.

The blogmaster ask commenters to be smart when posting comments. On behalf of the BU household we appeal to all those out there to continue to tip off the authorities so that we can arrest the scourge of drugs, guns and other illegal activity pouring into our little island. Feel free to email BU also with tips by completing the Contact List that will be forwarded confidentially to the blogmaster.

BU’s Featured image is Charles Herbert, Chairman of Goddards (l) and Chris Rogers, non executive board member (r).

 

778 comments

  • @ MoneyBrain July 27, 2018 12:47 PM

    Dullard, None of this effects my family BUT it does effect poor Bajans who have to live in a country obviously dominated by so called “leaders” rotten to the core.

    IT IS AMAZING THE HYPE THAT THIS THING HAS GENERATED ALL WEEK
    NOW ONE CAN IMAGINE IF THEY CHANGE THE TITLE OF THE THREAD TO

    TWO WHITE BAJAN MEN GET LOCK UP IN BARBADOS !

    IF WHISTLE BLOWER IS TELLING THE TRUTH, HE SHOULD RELEASE TO THE PUBLIC AND THE POLICE ALL THE NAMES OF
    LAWYERS, LAWMEN AND LAWMAKERS AND OTHERS INVOLVED IN THE LOCAL DRUG TRADE……….FROM TOP TO BOTTOM

    THEN LET WE TALK

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  • Precod would have to be one jackass of a black man to take 2 falls for white drug traffickers since it appears to be known by the police that he took a fall already.

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  • Moneybra

    “it does effect poor Bajans” –> Cmon, you care nothing about “poor Bajans”.
    “Duterte would be acting on my side if he managed Bim.” —> Are you sure? .

    “Regret to inform you that you have overestimated your low limitations.”—> Hehehe. That’s the best you can do? Rather than sophomoric put downs attempts I prefer to shine the light on your hypocrisy. Watch you contort with lies. This is way more fun.

    A. Dullard!!!

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  • @peterlawrencethompson July 27, 2018 10:10 AM “I am personally quite sure that Herbert is not guilty.

    As we all know there is a legal presumption of “innocent until proven guilty”. So when Omar from Cat’s Castle is found in the vicinity of where a few ziploc five bags have just been discarded, Omar too is presumed to be innocent.

    But NONE OF US can be “personally quite sure” of anything until we have had an opportunity to see and hear the EVIDENCE in court.

    You have not seen nor heard the evidence Peter. And neither have I, so at this point none of us can be “personally quite sure” of anything.

    Have a little chat with a divorce lawyer–not a criminal lawyer–it will greatly increase your understanding of the complexity of human behaviour.

    I have a lawyer friend who stopped dealing with divorces because he could not deal with human deviousness. The practice of criminal law is actually much easier than practising divorce law.

    We can NEVER EVER fully KNOW another human being, not even our spouses…

    or especially, not even our spouses.

    Lolll!!!

    P.S. A schoolmate you have not spent much time with in the past 40+ years? Weren’t you living in Canada while he was living in Barbados? Stupssseee!!! You know virtually nothing about him.

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  • @Fearplay

    “How many contributors here be willing to take the risk of accompanying half million dollars in drugs through an official port of entry?
    I wouldn’t but those 3 apparently did, no?

    And to those of you saying “I would”, how much are you worth compared to the two businessmen now charged.
    I am A. Dullard, only worth about $3.51 but yet I am not the one charged, n’est-ce pas?

    One further question, how many here have a public profile and reputation approaching those of the accused? Would you still take the risk of personally accompanying half-million dollars in drugs?
    I am A. Dullard, with no profile no reputation yet those with “a public profile and reputation” have “personally accompanied half-million dollars in drugs” and are now “charged”, verdad?

    A. Dullard

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  • NorthernObserver

    @Dullard
    No elaboration.

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  • Dullard wrote,
    Rather than sophomoric put downs attempts I prefer to shine the light on your hypocrisy.

    The lumen level of your shinning is even lower than your IQ. You have not made any point yet that would require me to contort in any fashion. Please try harder to say something worthy of serious response.

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  • Bail??? Oh please.

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  • Moneybrain,

    I wish we had a Rodrigo Duterte right about now.

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  • For Heavens sake, the three men faced the same charges. What is wrong with Barbados. @ William Skinner, Barbados is a failed nation.

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  • The researches in Barbados need to stay on top of this and don’t make up in crap…UK is the biggest exporter of medical cannabis..these people remain hypocrites to their dying days, ya can only export Cannabis if ya grow it…and/or have a huge supply and suppliers.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/medical-cannabis-uk-prescriptions-legal-explained-benefits-sajid-javid-a8466236.html

    “Doctors will be allowed to prescribe medicinal cannabis within months after home secretary Sajid Javid was advised by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs that it has therapeutic benefits.

    It follows several high-profile campaigns which captured widespread media attention and evoked deep public sympathy.

    Campaigners had questioned how severely epileptic children could be prevented from accessing medicines that significantly improved their condition while the UK remained the world’s largest exporter of medicinal cannabis.

    Medicinal cannabis to be available on prescription in UK
    The UK’s move to legalise medicinal cannabis products will bring the country’s policy closer to that in countries such as Canada, Holland, Portugal and the majority of US states.

    Medical cannabis was outlawed almost five decades ago in 1971 amid fears that the substance served as a gateway to more dangerous drugs, with the US spearheading a return to the so-called ‘reefer madness’ era.

    Now, however, as emerging clinical data and volumes of anecdotal evidence amasses, suggesting cannabis can help patients living with epilepsy, MS, cancer and other serious conditions, modern medicine in the UK could be primed for serious change.”

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  • @ Well Well and Consequences

    You said and I quote “…Now if the customs can confiscate a few more of those yachts with marijuana…”

    While that is desirable and would show that the law is doing its job, it WILL NOT HAPPEN

    For two reasons

    (1) that overzealous team WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ANYWHERE NEAR INTERDICTION ENVIRONMENTS by the current administration

    (2) The current administration has received its instructions from the king pins so no one will be touched until next year other than the footsoldiers who are selling a few spliffs or “cars that are driving suspiciously” according to Carl Moore.

    So we can continue to expect remonstrations from Fearplay and John the Quaker and the dynamic duo for daring to even speak or in their words speculate on things that we know nothing about.

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  • Jeff Cumberbatch

    Bail??? Oh please.

    Bail is primarily to secure the presence of the accused at his or her trial. It should not be used as a form of punishment, and suitable conditions may be imposed.They will probably be bailed.

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  • Jeff,

    I know what bail is for. Remanding someone in custody is the best way of making sure they attend the committal hearing. Remanding someone in custody is also necessary if there is concern that they may tamper with evidence or witnesses. A a neutral person, this would be my concern. How about the variation in bail?

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  • @ Mariposa

    Commendations to you for sticking to this topic and keeping it in the limelight even though another in another blog topic

    @ the Honourable Blogmaster

    Whichever of the three of you it was you are to be commended to have taken this topic from its obscurity and bringing it to the fore.

    I am sure that the *** administration is cursing one of you real bad but that one of you loves Barbados and is committed to the George Linnaeus Banks cause (the other two are learning and will hopefully one day walk in your shoes)

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  • Piece…the BU enablers can remonstrate all they want, they have been charged.

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  • Dullard wrote,

    I wish we had a Rodrigo Duterte right about now.

    We agree 1000%.

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  • re Bail

    you must start from the presumption that everyone should be bailed unless … and there is a list of factors and circumstances that will be presented for the Court to consider inter alia- the gravity of the offence, likelihood to re-offend, whether there is fear that the accused will abscond, likelihood of interfering with witnesses or evidence, etc. and each of these can be addressed by the Court or the defence by presenting passports to the courts, a like surety and an order from the Court to stay away from witnesses etc.

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  • Jeff Cumberbatch

    Remanding someone in custody is the best way of making sure they attend the committal hearing. Remanding someone in custody is also necessary if there is concern that they may tamper with evidence or witnesses.

    This presumption should be established on evidence and not by mere assertion. The liberty of the subject is paramount and not to be lightly trifled with!

    *How about the variation in bail?&

    An unnecessary and provocative appearance of discriminatory treatment

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  • Maybe if they did not like to jump in front to hog everything, own everything, suck up all the financial opportunities so the majority population can gain nothing, access nothing, can’t move forward because of all the corruption these blights generate in their lives…we would not now be watching all this play out.

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  • n the meantime, Prescod, who is known to the court, was offered bail in the amount of $450,000, but up to the time of publication, he was awaiting a surety to post his bail to which conditions are also to be applied.

    He is represented by attorneys-at-law Arthur Holder and Shadia Simpson.

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  • Jeff,
    It is common sense. That is the only evidence you need. If someone is in custody, unless something unusual happens – ie illness or death – they are available to appear in court.

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  • Two directors in Goddard Enterprises Limited were each released today on $400, 000 bail with two sureties following Monday’s drug bust at the Bridgetown Port.

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  • hal
    why do you think there should be no bail?
    the bails were removed when these men brought in a bale of drugs………so bail LOL

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  • Charles Herbert of Redlands plantation.

    Wasn’t there a case about 3 years ago, of one of Herbert’s black managers (from the said Redland Plantation) being held with drugs and ammunition off St Lucy in a boat registered in a company belonging to the manager.

    It would be interesting to find out if this black fella who has been charged – Prescod – whose profession is given as – sailor – if he was hired directly by Herbert.

    So this would be the second employee belonging to Companies Herbert is associated with who has been charged with drugs.

    Why this man so unlucky though?

    Is it that the manager now charged cannot do the pick ups anymore for him so he had to resort to direct drops?

    Enquiring minds want to know.

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  • There is a history of blacks working for this man on his plantation with direct drug ties to him…I would check out all his properties, all the land he has cultivated. to see what he is growing.

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  • At least 2 of the 3 can sleep in their own beds this weekend, not sure of the fisherman turned sailor who is awaiting his surety. Holder is named as one of the lawyers for Prescod, if Holder wanted to pursue his career as a criminal lawyer he should have asked Mia to keep him on the back bench and spare us the charade of Mottley and Atherley dragging an “unwilling” Speaker to his chair.

    BTW Caswell mentioned ethics and Barbadian lawyers, surely, he knows that is a combustible mixture.

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  • Well, Well tantalizes us on July 27, 2018 at 1:55 PM:

    “There is a history of blacks working for this man on his plantation with direct drug ties to him…I would check out all his properties …”.

    And your evidence for this is… what?

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  • @ Those of Us who really Give a Damn

    Here is a perspective for consideration.

    Given that the principals to the crime recognised that they could not let go these 3 of the 6 people that were on the vessel.

    Given that they said that they would be tarnishing the reputations of specific people with certain standing elsewhere.

    What the parties and their administrative collaborators decided was this…

    “…We going cut them off at the pass…”

    Who we gots under our finger in the courts?

    SO fellers what we going do is we going have to get a feller let them go so we going pick…?

    Watch carefully who going get pick

    Now let me revert to the carefully chosen points of Horace Rollins who is also thinking ahead like Are We There Yet

    @ Horace Rollins

    You said and i quote “and there is a list of factors and circumstances that will be presented for the Court to consider inter alia…

    (a) the gravity of the offence, (now lessened because the value of the drugs has gone from $3million to 1/2 million

    (b) likelihood to re-offend, (a serious consideration that the Human Resources Department of the great Goddards Enterprises Limited with its numerous governance Committes ignored)

    (c) whether there is fear that the accused will abscond, (imagine that we happen to have a man who has a private yacht in a country with an expansive coast line not wanting to abscond?)

    (d) likelihood of interfering with witnesses (whuloss dem cant be serious? whu dem already interferring with the witnesses AND THE THREE OTHER SUSPECTS who have mysteriously disappeared)

    (e) or evidence, etc. (whuloss you mean that the drugs already decreased to 1/2 million dollars already)

    But Mr Rollins you do see where the ole man disagrees with your with your suggestions or is that subliminal thought projections for the benefit of judicial reviewers that “by presenting passports to the courts, coupled with a like surety” that these fellers will be released on bail?

    Ahh haaaa this is why the amount of the drugs was decreased from $3 million to 1/2 million!

    Wunna really thinking ahead!

    So de ole man going predict that all three suspects going be offered bail the amount of which we have yet to see AND DE OLE MAN GOING PROJECT DAT IT GOING BE BOUT $100K for each of dem INCLUDING DE RE-OFFENDER PRESCOD!

    Steupseee but a feller wid two spliffs up in Dodds awaiting a trial date for over a year

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  • I love being petty, so I will ask a foolish question. We have heard from David the blogmaster that “Goddards Enterprises [is] a successful and respected international company.”

    We have heard from PLT on July 25 at 9:20 a.m. that one of the accused is “as rich as Croesus”

    I am wondering if the company has a pension plan for all of its employees, a medical plan, a dental plan?
    I know, I know one cannot force one’s employees to go to the dentist.

    But why on earth does the black employee have a hanging incisor/eye tooth that makes him look like a lion?

    Any good dentist in Barbados could fix that for a few thousand dollars.

    Successful well respected companies, and Chairmen who are “as rich as Croesus” should let a lot of that money GUSH, not trickle, they should let a lot of that money GUSH down even to the lowest ranked employees.

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  • Smoke and mirrors.

    Rich get bail and out walking in the sunshine. Andrew “Johnny Cochrane” Pilgrim will be getting a liftime supply of macaroni pie. lol

    Poor Prescod get jail for now.

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  • @T.Inniss July 27, 2018 1:47 PM “Why this man so unlucky though?”

    I feel that you T.Inniss work obeah on him.

    Lolll!!!

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  • @ Simple Simon

    Lollll. Huh?

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  • @Well, Well July 27, 2018 1:55 PM “There is a history of blacks working for this man on his plantation with direct drug ties to him…I would check out all his properties, all the land he has cultivated. to see what he is growing.”

    You ain’t hear what PLT told us. His schoolmate grows lettuce.

    I grow ground provisions and vegetables, lettuce too, but alas I am not as rich as Croesus.

    Right now 23 cents in one account, and 56 cents in the other.

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  • lol..lettuce huh!!

    exyardfowl must be in heaven, her enemy Herbert took a hard fall…Karma had no time to waste.

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  • @Hants July 27, 2018 2:12 PM “Poor Prescod get jail for now.”

    Wait!!! Prescod int got no white friends who could sign bail fa he?

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  • Regret that I can’t sign it either, since my worth right now is 79 cents.

    That is 79 cents BDS, not U.S.D.

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  • “Successful well respected companies, and Chairmen who are “as rich as Croesus” should let a lot of that money GUSH, not trickle, they should let a lot of that money GUSH down even to the lowest ranked employees.”

    They are greedy, selfish and avaricious, they believe they are the only ones who should be wealthy and everyone else who is not their kith and s(kin) should be paid a pittance and suffer.

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  • I reckon more employers will do deeper background checks on their employees … and prospective employees.

    Wouldn’t be surprised to see mandatory drug testing become a condition of employment given the apparent demand for drugs in Barbados.

    So how much exactly are the drugs worth?

    What was the press value up till the charge specified the value?

    Why the huge difference?

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  • Listening here to the griots Adonijah and Classic? singing respectively “Two Barbadoses” and Classic? singing “In Bed Together”

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  • It has now become difficult to avoid charging and prosecuting politicians!!

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  • John,

    It is nothing to do with background checks on employees. Stop your deceptive nonsense.

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  • “And your evidence for this is… what?”

    Ask the police..my concern is the files disappearing before trial..I would love them to screw up in that way, everyone will is watching this case.

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  • And the young RPB (1985) singing “Me Hands Tied”

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  • “Wait!!! Prescod int got no white friends who could sign bail fa he?”

    Those negros better stop that shit if ya are going to get locked up for drugs, man sure it’s your own.

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  • Simple,
    Charles is Chairman of the Board and NOT an operating officer at the organisation on a daily basis.

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  • Hal

    We just watched an asset of a major Private Sector company and employer of over 6500 being used to bring its name into disrepute.

    You really think employers will not take action to prevent being the next one?

    http://www.datia.org/datia-resources/27-credentialing/cpc-and-cpct/931-workplace-drug-testing.html

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  • Hants,

    Who are the sureties for the two GEL men? Why could that person(s) not stand surety for Prescod? In any case, anyone accused of a serious indictable offence should be remanded in custody. It is a fallacy that the court can guarantee an appearance if someone is given bail. Remember the retired priest who was remanded in custody by that fretful woman?
    There is no condition, unless they are handcuffed to their front doors, of guaranteeing a remanded person appearing in court. It is a middle class myth.
    Regular reports to the local police station, handing in travel documents. In this case, there is a private yacht involved and it is almost certain the two business people, although honest as the day is bright, have friends with access to private planes and other yachts.All three should have been remanded in custody.
    The DPP should go to a judge in chambers to get the magistrate’s decision over-ruled. Then again, neither of them is Ninja man. Barbados is a failed state.

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  • Simple Simon
    July 27, 2018 2:27 PM

    Regret that I can’t sign it either, since my worth right now is 79 cents.
    That is 79 cents BDS, not U.S.D.

    ++++++++++++++++++++

    I got the impression from your contributions that you were a major marijuana farmer, well versed in the destruction of evidence to avoid prosecution!!

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  • NorthernObserver

    @SS
    From reading their annual reports, it would appear that GEL has both a pension and health benefits plan, and has had for many years. And several of the photos available online show pictures of events for pensioners. This company went public back in the 1970’s.

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  • Employers have to take due diligence when employing people. Committing an offence and being punished does not mean that person should suffer a life sentence. People go to prison as punishment, not released to be punished. Employers are not social services.
    In a little island such as Barbados everybody knows everything about everybody else. Employers employ the best person for the job available – be it drug smuggling or driving a taxi. The morality of our criminal justice system is questionable. Where is the attorney general?

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  • HAL
    WHY DID YOU NOT FACE THE ELECTORATE AND CONTROL THINGS?

    Where is the attorney general?
    TRY AT LUNCH
    ON AN EXTRACURRICULAR ESCPADE
    MINDING HIS BUSYNESS
    ENGAGED IN MASTERLY ACTIVITY IN ORDER TO DRIVE YOU NUTS
    ALL OF THE ABOVE

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  • Jeff Cumberbatch

    Who are the sureties for the two GEL men? Why could that person(s) not stand surety for Prescod? In any case, anyone accused of a serious indictable offence should be remanded in custody. It is a fallacy that the court can guarantee an appearance if someone is given bail. Remember the retired priest who was remanded in custody by that fretful woman?
    There is no condition, unless they are handcuffed to their front doors, of guaranteeing a remanded person appearing in court. It is a middle class myth.

    Hal, with all due respect, this is nonsense on stilts!!

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  • Jeff,

    What is? A single person can stand bail for two accused. By the way, I dislike heights.

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  • NorthernObserver

    @HA
    ‘Barbados is a failed state’.
    Why do you hate Barbados so much?
    I don’t recall exactly, was it you who had an issue with a timeshare?
    What other distasteful events may have shaped your dislike.

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  • @MoneyBrain July 27, 2018 2:41 PM “Charles is Chairman of the Board and NOT an operating officer at the organisation on a daily basis.”

    Understood.

    But my general point was that highly successfully companies ought to look out for their employees.. All of their employees. Not just the ones at the top of the company, but the gardeners, the maids, and the labourers too.

    As in: “Is there a connection between workers feeling well-treated by their employers, and the bottom line?
    There’s lots of evidence the answer is yes. Here’s just one example, tracked for 15 years: Stock in Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” way outperformed both the S&P 500 and the Russell 3000 indices.”

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/are-companies-that-value-employees-more-successful/

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  • NorthernObserver

    @WW
    Told you this would play up your alley whatever the outcome.
    Btw…it would seem the majority of the senior management at GEL are persons of colour. I dodge the black/ white classification as the CEO Ali, is of colour, but I don’t know if you would classify him as black or ???. All the rest are black, except a Latin American person and Massiah, whom I am unsure of his ancestry.

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  • And so not to let the point of why the Speaker of the House not be involved in this matter here is a Stoopid Cartoon for all the senators and lawyers and MPs and big up society peeples among you

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  • We must remember that just last week Ninja Man complained in court about being remanded in custody for almost a whole year for the “offense” of “sacrilege” whatever that is at St. Michael’s Cathedral.

    In court the Ninja stated that everybody knows that he lives on the streets of Bridgetown (a very small town)
    and that the authorities can easily find him. I can vouch for that. The Ninja can usually found near to the Treasury Building, and he never seems to be hiding from anybody, or hiding anything, in fact sometimes he is as naked, and presumably as innocent as a new born babe.

    He was further remanded for another month.

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  • Northern Observer,
    I am sure I have never used the word ‘hate’ in terms of my relationship with the country of my birth nor is it a word I often use in normal speech.

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  • @Hal

    the Bim bail act closely resembles the British bail act. it begins with a presumption that everyone coming before the courts are entitled to bail unless certain circumstances so prohibit.

    your terrorism act and criminal justice act address some of those. in addition you can be bailed to return to a police station pending further investigation where on return you are charged to attend court with bail or not, released, or further bailed under limited circumstances-there is no police bail in Bim only bail to a Court.

    i have outlined other circumstances that would militate against bail and those have to be strong enough to defeat the bail presumption

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  • This company went public back in the 1970’s.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++

    In other words, Bajans and foreigners of all colours own GEL.

    It is profitable and its shares are sought after.

    While I am sure there will still be Goddard shareholders, I am also sure they will be in a minority.

    Those shares were turned into cash when they were offered to the public.

    … a win/win situation for both the Goddards who owned shares and the public who bought them.

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  • @ the Honourable Blogmaster

    Your assistance please with an item that furthers the point about what going happen in the Courts with this 1/2 million haul.

    It is understood that the policemen that gave the information to the Newspaper went to the Garsun and sat next to Stinkliar.

    Apparently it was disclosed that said policeman used to copy answers from off Stinkliar’s maths books

    “I must not copy from Cris Stinkliar…”
    “I must not copy from Cris Stinkliar…”

    The exercise book of the officer is available for review of interested parties

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  • NorthernObserver

    @SS
    On this topic you are full of shit.
    You may only have a few cents in your bank accounts, but there is nothing wrong with your internet connection as evidenced by the number of links you post.
    Like me you could have searched GEL and seen if they had a pension/benefits plan?
    Instead you CHOSE to toss out questions which brought the business standards of GEL into question. Why?
    Nuff said.

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  • Northern..it’s quite the story.

    The employee composition of the company is no surprise, the salary level would be a huge factor…blacks would accept half the amount paid in salary to anyone else…they come cheap.

    Ah know of an Adrian Ricardo Moore, but ah want to confirm is the same person as the former manager at Herbert plantation..it will take me another week to get the info.

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  • NorthernObserver

    @HA
    I never said you used the word hate.
    ‘Barbados is a failed state’
    What emotion does that conjure. Love? Pity? Sorrow?
    Or merely a fact, based on your assessment of the island?

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  • Horace,

    Absolutely. The major objections to bail are: the likelihood of interfering with evidence or witnesses; or absconding. A bail condition reporting every Wednesday before 10am is a mickey mouse condition. That could not stop Ninja man from absconding. You know and I do that you can report at/by 10am and at 10.05am be leaving the country.
    Taking travel documents from the accused is further mickey mouse stuff. Wealthy business people can travel on numerous passports and, in any case, travelling on a private yacht does not need a passport and visa for every country visited. If not how would seafarers travel?
    By the way, as you probably know, police bail restrictions have recently been reduced following the historical sex allegations.

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  • … blacks would accept half the amount paid in salary to anyone else…they come cheap.

    +++++++++++++++++++++

    Not Leroy Parris or DT over at CLICO!!

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  • Northern Observer, 3.01pm

    Why do you hate Barbados so much?(Quote)

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  • NorthernObserver

    WW
    I know nothing about compensation, other than despite what many want to believe, senior employees in Barbados, get compensated very well by any standard. Black, white or Blue. I would be more likely to believe pay equity between the sexes is more an issue than skin tone.

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  • Talking Loud saying Nothing

    “All political lives, unless they are cut off in midstream at a happy juncture, end in failure, because that is the nature of politics and of human affairs” – Enoch Powell on Joseph Chamberlain.

    Mia’s buddy appears to be in a spot of bother. What must she be thinking as she places her head on her pillow at night? From the sheer ecstasy of been elected the first female Prime Minister of Barbados, to this! Sadly, I fear that she has become tarnished by her association with others.

    Mia is relatively young in age but she remains part of the old vanguard of Barbados politics. The country requires new and younger blood.

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  • NorthernObserver

    @HA
    Exactly…I used the word, not you.
    So what emotion are you trying to convey to a reader?
    Via Barbados is a failed state.
    You have been using it long before the partial default.

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  • Northern..you could be right, worldwide the unequal pay between males and females is more of a problem than unequal pay among others.

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  • But here i the thing about the hastily decreased value of the Drugs seized and the size of the bail set.

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/57552/wilkinson-prison

    That item reads “…BUSINESSMAN RODNEY LEVI WILKINSON will have to wait until next week to secure his freedom.

    The former chief executive officer of GEMS Hotels was granted $1.5 million bail on Thursday but according to reports, his sureties were still busy today getting paperwork ready, in order to sign his bail.

    Wilkinson of Friendly Hall, Jackman’s, St Michael is accused of committing 67 fraud offences involving close to $4 million….”

    So if the drug amount had be placed at $3 million ir would have required a much more substantive amount to have been placed on the three accused.

    Amounts which prescod who is now seen to be struggling to pay his 1/2 million fine WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABOE TO GET without their being questions.

    Of course he will be able to meet the $450K bail required after a few days.

    It is only fair that this will happen to keep up appearances but now wunna unnerstands why de drugs decreased so substantially…

    I wonder effing Goddards Enterprises would want to give de ole man a job in dem Marketing Department mekking dese Stoopid Cartoons?

    Any one of wunna know Anthong Ali?

    Call he and tell he dat de ole man looking fuh wuk…heheheheheh

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  • Leroy Parris was CEO I think or General Manager or some such at CLICO, DT was Clico’s attorney…how do you expect to pay employees at that level pittance…and despite their huge monthly salaries , they still stole and found themselves in all types of mischief….explain that..

    it is the lower level employees get pittance salaries.

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  • VERY INTERESTING U TUBE VIDEO FEATURING HERBERT ON THE NATION ONLINE

    GO THERE AND RAMP UP THE MORONIC MOUTHINGS ALL

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  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right - Leader of the Opposition cause Enuff of Lorenzo tell me so

    @ The Honourable Blogmaster 2 items languish in the suspense corridors

    A picture rather a stoopid cartoon and an item that explains why the amount of the drug haul was mysteriously decreased. from $ 3 million or is that %4.34 Million if the US$ 1K per pound that The Luminary Jeff Cumberbatch spoke of is applied to the 267 lbs that were discovered euphemism for snitched on.

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  • @ Hal

    all that may be true but how do you so prove in the present circumstances. all those men are Barbadians with substantial ties in the community. the surety will have to pay the amount if they do not turn up. the reporting conditions go some way in ensuring that they remain on island and are accounted for. the likelihood to interfere with witnesses or evidence is unknown if not remote. and 500k in drugs despite the hype is not majorly serious under the circumstances- at least not enough to deny bail

    in short, as it stands, it would be unreasonable for a Court to deny bail

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  • Sorry, nothing in spam.

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  • Simple,
    I am a big believer in encouraging employees with Stock plans to give them a piece of the action and Benefits. Another option is to set them up as independent contractors eg you have driven a van for 25yrs and may want to run your own lil trucking ting, facilitate. Happy people who are included tend to work harder.

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  • I have to remember not to post at anywhere or anytime when we are close to the multiples of 75 which is the maximum that one of BU ‘s pages hold.

    Especially when the other two of the BU BORG are on duty because the items get held and placed on those pages AFTER THE PAGE HAS ELAPSED.

    So that was while it cannot be said dat de ole man is being moderated de items jes aint being posted in response to the other blogs that elicited the thought

    Note carefully that The OLD David of Barbados Underground DOES NOT DO THIS GAME but the other two are puerile and as supported of the BLP they have adopted this strategy as a way to prove their allegiance.

    But that is ok lady and gent, it is wunna family ting and de ole man going abide by wunna rules.

    Try therefore to hide these incidents of teifs and Drug dealers who are close buddies of the Prime Minister of Barbados from the eyes of 280,000 people.

    Cause wunna is David Copperfield and can make the Statue of Liberty disappear too

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  • Horace,

    Out of over 10000 minutes a week an accused on bail is asked to go to a local police and report in – no more than a minute – once a week. That does not guarantee the person would be available the following week. Interfering with witnesses and evidence depends on the balance of probabilities ie the likelihood that enough irrefutable evidence would be uncovered to send the accused to prison for a long time.
    Th bail depends on the value of the contraband and the value of the accused to the operation.

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  • Talking Loud saying Nothing July 27, 20183:34 PM “Mia is relatively young in age”

    If 52 is relatively young.

    At what age does middle age occur?

    And at what age does old age occur?

    The oldest person in Barbados is 111.

    Fellows can we agree now that 50+ is well MIDDLE AGED?

    And that most Bajans are dead, dead, dead before the age of 80.

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  • @Caswell Franklyn July 27, 2018 5:54 AM “Did Prescod take a fall for someone in 2001, and if so who? This is how it usually works but I am not suggesting that this is how it worked in Prescod’s case: when the traffickers get caught a small guy, like Prescod, would take the fall for the bossman.”

    Lord, Lord when will foolish black people realize that white people are NOT their friends?

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  • TheoGazerts - Captain of the fishing boat - Aspririn

    A few days ago $3 M was lunch money or pocket change to ACH, Today he get $400K in bail. Somebody is not reading BU or bail would be around $12M,

    Have you all figured out how some think the man is innocent?
    1) He white
    2) He rich as shite
    3) He went to school with them

    Poor me I went to school with them but I black and poor as shit…..

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  • Jeff Cumberbatch

    Out of over 10000 minutes a week an accused on bail is asked to go to a local police and report in – no more than a minute – once a week. That does not guarantee the person would be available the following week. Interfering with witnesses and evidence depends on the balance of probabilities ie the likelihood that enough irrefutable evidence would be uncovered to send the accused to prison for a long time.
    Th bail depends on the value of the contraband and the value of the accused to the operation*

    @ Hal, what do you not understand about the liberty of the subject being paramount? The denial off bail is an exception to the rule and not the rule itself. That is why the prosecutor objects. He must adduce reasons why the accused is not likely to return to answer the charge. Incidentally, How many cases on the constitutionality of the denial of bail have you ever read?.

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  • “Fellows can we agree now that 50+ is well MIDDLE AGED?”

    Middle age starts at 35, ask any doctor.

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  • de pedantic goats dribbler o dat ilk, et al

    Why is this even an issue? In a grown-up country, it wouldn’t be. Charge the guilty,free the innocent. Where’s the problem?

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  • Jeff,
    Precisely. Only in exceptional circumstances should bail be withheld ie if there is a likelihood of interfering with evidence or witnesses, or absconding. In a recent case, I believe the accused would not abscond, however I think there is a very high probability of interfering with evidence/witnesses.

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  • He is trying to spin the story and interfere with the case.

    Playing the race card too..shamelessly.

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  • What has shocked me most is just how far certain people are willing to go to ‘get back’ at a man. I knew that they were ruthless, but even then I underestimated just how had they are.

    Barbadians made a decision recently that we already knew saved the country, but it is now dawning on me just how bad things could have been.

    Burnham? No, Gairy more like. A few vipers in sheep’s clothing.

    For the international readers and agencies reading this. I can assure you that this has all the signs of Herbert being framed. The only thing that he has done in the recent past to cause such vindictiveness is to come out very vocally against the previous government. Whomever would seem fit to frame him, we can only guess.

    Barbados now has a government that is worthy of calling itself for the people.

    Barbadians, be very careful about what you accept, many things on the face of it are not what they are.

    To the current Government, be very careful, watch your moves and assess those who are working for you carefully. It does seem that there are vipers out there.

    To those who are relishing this with glee. Grow up and realise that there are bigger issues at stake here.

    Your (significant) prejudices are clouding your thoughts.

    And for those who would seek to capitalize on this for their own gain, no, it does not make you any more electable than you were a few months ago. The last eight years the Barbados economy has undergone a mauling at your hands.

    Get lost.

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  • THANKS JOHN FOR BRINGING UP DE U TUBE VIDEO I MENTIONED ABOUT AN HOUR AGO THUS

    VERY INTERESTING U TUBE VIDEO FEATURING HERBERT ON THE NATION ONLINE

    GO THERE AND RAMP UP THE MORONIC MOUTHINGS ALL

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  • TheoGazerts - Captain of the fishing boat - Aspririn

    This black and white thing is nonsense.
    Seems like school the person went to and the amount of money is an integral part of the race equation in Barbados……

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  • Simple Simon
    July 27, 2018 4:15 PM

    Black , white, black, white, black , white.

    Idiot, that is all you can bring to the discussion?

    So, you do not like white people, we get it.

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  • lol…praise the police for doing a fantastic job of collecting evidence..and being professional too..then cuss the DPP for charging ya and then cuss social media for speculating..

    …did he say why he was on his company boat with a known trafficker/employee who is smart enough not to take the fall this time ???

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  • @ Hal, what do you not understand about the liberty of the subject being paramount?

    ++++++++++++++++++

    I know from my years in civil court (20 plus) that if a bail hearing comes up, it takes precedence over any scheduled civil matters.

    … regardless of who the accused may be or what the civil matter is about!!

    The first time of many times I saw it happen while waiting to be heard I was told that … by the whole lawyer … and I understood it instinctively.

    Mr. Prescod has been granted bail.

    Had he been refused, he could have gone to the High Court and he would have been heard before any scheduled matter was heard.

    That’s what I saw repeatedly … people whose bail had been refused by a magistrate appearing in the High Court.

    I seem to remember seeing one or two in the Court of Appeal too!!

    I am only half a lawyer but that is my understanding.

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  • Georgie Porgie
    July 27, 2018 4:35 PM

    Georgie,

    Realise that on this blog you have Mariposa, an agent of the prior government. Simple who is just cussing white people because, well, they are white and Well Well, who comes here to post because her blog does not get much recognition, although it is half shut from being so scandalous.

    What do you expect?

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  • “Whomever would seem fit to frame him, we can only guess.”

    Crusoe..ya gotta convince me this is a frame by people who would not give up a 10% pay cut to save their own people from hardships and hunger, but would lose 1/2 million or whatever in drugs to frame Herbert…

    …ah know yardfowls are still mad at him but that level of planning and calculating successfully is a little more than they are capable of…did I mention how greedy and selfish they are???

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