Prime Minister Mia Mottley and Attorney General Dale Marshall Press Conference

Prime Minister Mia Mottley supported by Attorney General Dale Marshall are scheduled to hold a press conference at 4:30PM today. The event will be streamed on social media.

 


Here is a recording of the press conference. The PM was a no-show.

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  • If we follow the DLP-logoic of the Commissioner and his supporters on BU, there is no chance to investigate a bribery case ever, since neither the parties of the bribe nor the DPP will ever file in a “complaint”.

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  • Anyone who thinks that Mia is going to put any individual above the well being of Barbados?

    A lot of people must be worried now.

    No wonder xxxxxx was so adamant that he did not want her there.

    I now understand. Took me long enough.

    He well knew that Mia would sacrifice any crooked individual for the good of Barbados.

    Enlightening.

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  • @ Crusoe August 10, 2018 7:02 AM

    It must therefore be done and seen to be done, that improper acts are dealt with accordingly.

    Anyone who thinks that yesterday’s operations are still acceptable, is in for a rude shock.

    And yes, as I said before, some people still do not get it.

    Is this a case of the monkey showing his tail. I am a bajan and we kinda deserve where we are now. “Hard ear you wont hear …. own way u gine feel”

    Over the decades we promoted and welcomed bad behaviour of all types from all segments of society with the calls for reform or corrective actions falling on deaf ears.

    It is what it is. But it could have been sure better if we didn’t(allowed) do what we did?

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  • sirfuzzy
    August 10, 2018 7:10 AM

    Agreed. The thing is, anyone who pushes against this current tide is going to get a surprise. Mia needs the international agencies like we need water on a hot day.

    And their requirements will determine actions.

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  • @Crusoe

    SirFuzzy is on the right track. The content of the press conference did not merit a full blown press conference, it was padded with stuff to give it body. There is an argument that the international reputation has taken a beating and therefore some defense may be called for, what was put up yesterday by the AG was fairly unspecific and amorphous.

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  • Mr Blogmaster, you said: “The public like the fact that this Mottley government seems comfortable in public interfacing activities, this is good. Especially if compared to the former Stuart government that was the opposite.”

    Read that slowly and roll the words ‘seems comfortable in public interacting…’ across your tongue to let them sorta simmer and tell the blog if you don’t bite ya tongue 🤣!

    Do we realize how ridiculously low our standards must have fallen if we are applauding a government for SIMPLY keeping its citizens abreast of important news done by the ministerial servants of the electorate!

    These folks speak with an eloquence that is impressive on platforms, in court and all bout de place but here we are giving them props simply because they schedule a presser as compared to the deliberately uncommunicative former sdministration which often didn’t.

    SORRY, Mr Blogmaster no can do. The DLP is not the standard for PR in govt…playing so so club cricket at Empire cannot guide our expectations for a clash at Lords of test level teams!

    If one measures this activity on any reasonable PR metric this was pure pappyshow….and oh incidentally I checked y’day and it appears the BGIS did eventually carry the live stream …or so my peeps were I formed.

    In addition to your other queries I would also ask this: why schedule the press conference to clash with the cabinet meeting. A minor query really but the AG mentioned that in his preamble giving the impression that (1) there was something so important to share that a presser was called, (2) other unexpected and supposedly important matters prolonged the 30 member cabinet confab and (3) that the PM was deeply involved in those things and not able to attend.

    All in all bare boo (to coin another blogger)…

    Incidentally to @Pieces and your point on ‘who is on first’🤣 or as you guys said controlling the script I ask this: which leader does NOT control the messaging of her govt. Ah well, I gone for now.

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  • @Dee Word

    One has to water the plant before expecting fruit?

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    “If we follow the DLP-logoic of the Commissioner and his supporters on BU, there is no chance to investigate a bribery case ever, since neither the parties of the bribe nor the DPP will ever file in a “complaint”.

    They try to wear you down and out with their stupidity…standard operating procedure, what they dont get because they spent decades wallowing in inertia….is that as long as the AG says his office is not allowed to interfere in police investigations AND he said it publicly…..it immediately untied the hands of the Commissioner and freed him from political interference from government ministers in police affairs and investigations….as I have said…black people tend to not know when they have been freed….he is now free to investigate not only the Inniss affaif but all issues related to insurance ci0ompanies on the island and the decades of accusations of bribery, fraud, corruption, money laundering, blackmail, extortion, gun and drug running, INTERFERENCE WITH THE SUPREME COURT PROCESS AND VICTIMIZATION OF CLAIMANTS and human trafficking that have been leveled ad nauseum at some of executives of these insurance companies….complaints that the commissioner himself received in writing.

    Let’s see him saying he never got any complaints now.

    The commissioner got to used to calls from government ministers and other politiciansv telling him not to investigate and not to touch certain people…hope he remembers how to do his job.

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  • Well Well & Cut N’ Paste At Your Service
    August 10, 2018 7:27 AM

    May be we will soon be wishing the Commissioner happy retirement.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Commissioner needs to do his job to keep his job …Cruseo.

    There are more than enough white collar criminals and their crimes to investigate, as as long as he starts, people will come forward, they have had enough of these executive criminals sitting in their towers and in their stores directing criminal enterprises and cartels without fear of prosecution and prison time…of which the Commissioner was also warned….IN WRITING.

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  • you know that somebody in Govt especially to do with the contracts Donville is supposed to have given to ICBL in exchange for the alleged bribe could file a complaint.

    but continue talking stupidness

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Greene…the commissioner now has to do his job….or lose it…tek dah.

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  • Well Well & Cut N’ Paste At Your Service
    August 10, 2018 7:38 AM

    Not to worry, seriously. I am only now beginning to get what Mia meant when she said ‘watch muh’.

    The carte blanche of Ship Rider may not exist, but there is such a thing as permission. Don’t mind all the rubbish written by some, that it cannot be done.

    Two key things to remember. Barbados NEEDS the international agencies right now and for the foreseeable future.

    Secondly, MIA is going to put Barbados above any one man or collective.

    This has the potential of being a watershed moment.

    I think we should, as they say, ‘watch this space’.

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  • Piece in my earlier comment I attributed some of AG statements as those “rehearsed”from a script. I never said AG had his own “script”
    I also made a reference to an observation where i took notice of AG putting his two cents worth of opinion when he was off script
    Who has the scriot or who writes the contents of these PR expeditions would lead to speculation
    However one cannot help but observe that there is another communication voice whose intent is to put up a fire wall using a well planned and design smoke and mirrors to fool the people while protecting and covering the mistakes of the govt
    Two months into this govt reign and any mistake made mention by this govt is met with outrage by the blp supporters
    Now we are seeing the blacklash of not having an opposition to keep this govt on the straight and narrow Barbados is on a dangerous path of becoming a totalitarian state in its embryonic stage beginning with present govt always giving a well planned scripted version of their Truth under the guise of PR a stunt usually form out of propganda used in dictatorship
    The sadness of what is being revealed is their is no opposition voice to refute govt version of facts.
    How is it yesterday no mentioned was made of the drug haul wherby the Head of the private sector was charged of which all and sundry would be aware that the private sector has commercial ties to the international business sector and it would have been relevant to show no biasis on govt part to protect Herbert from criticism

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Exactly…dont mind them with shiprider nonsense…while you do not want to give US criminals a free pass to commit their own crimes on your soil…when there is a need for JOINT COOPERATION…you do not under any circumstances..
    not cooperate…particularly when you as a country and your people are so vulnerable financially and need help because white collar criminals took over your country and destroyed its reputation in the last 20 years…you do what is necessary, ask for whatever help you need to get rid of these criminals.

    Mia is not dumb…she knows what needs to be done to move forward.

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  • @ Crusoe August 10, 2018 7:12 AM

    Agreed The thing is, anyone who pushes against this current tide is going to get a surprise. Mia needs the international agencies like we need water on a hot day.

    And their requirements will determine actions.

    In a perfect world yeah. that will be the call to arms. But in our imperfect world they will be those who thread the needle. There are so many nations under IMF styled supervision where the corruption has not ceased. Usually It just means we(the nation) stay under supervision longer; but the corruption does not end.

    There is an economic belief out. It says “give the rich the money as they have proven how best to make the money work for them(the few) but not necessarily the many. As part of the IMF medicine what amended economic model will Barbados have to follow. will this model automatically pick winners and losers by the way it is structured? Who will be now be better placed within the economy to take advantage of the restructuring?

    For an example take this scenario. Company X go thru a competitive bidding process and wins the govt contract. However to the curious or well informed onlooker the govt appears to be “over paying”? But al is above the board? We al followed the rules; just that the winner was already chosen?

    Or the contract some how manages to end up over budget. But everything looks OK, but are these deliberate actions to get additional money for “bad behaviour” that got them the contract in the first place.

    The IMF cannot police the greed and relentless ingenuity that human possess. Corruption like water flows into every nook and cranny. We need water but we dot need corruption. The choice is truly ours.

    JMT

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  • suppose a Govt policy is that to get small black owned business going it will allocate certain contracts to small black owned business on a no bid basis? is that corruption?

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  • https://www.dominicavibes.dm/readers-248914/

    Dominica continues to fume at Mia .while BU continue to remain silent on the story
    What a dam shame

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  • Playing devils advocate for a bit here.

    “Jury of one’s peers. n. a guaranteed right of criminal defendants, in which “peer” means an “EQUAL.” This has been interpreted by courts to mean that the available jurors include a broad spectrum of the population, particularly of race, national origin and gender.”

    “A jury trial, or trial by jury, is a lawful proceeding in which a jury makes a decision or findings of fact. It is distinguished from a bench trial in which a judge or panel of judges makes all decisions. … Only the United States makes routine use of jury trials in a wide variety of non-criminal cases”

    The above is 2 of the main tenants we rest on when persons come before the court on criminal matters.

    Now who will make up “your peers” to sit in the jury in the following scenarios.

    A) If you are a white bajan that happen to be wealthy and connected?

    B) If you are an ex-pat non-national that happen to be rich/wealthy?

    C) If you are a well connected Bajan of any hue that happen to be wealthy?

    D) If you are an ex-pat non-national that happen to be not-rich/wealthy?

    E) If you are a bajan that happen to be not-rich/wealthy?

    All suggestions are welcomed?

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  • By: Julius Caesar

    I listened with a heavy heart at the even heavier voice of Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados seeking to explain the proverbial backstabbing of Dominica for thirty pieces of silver.

    The video footage, the face of Prime Minister Mia Mottley has left me, and many other Caribbean nationals most disturbed by such bad judgement.

    Mia the Novice

    Prime Minister Mia Mottley stated in a dismissive tone that “the Government of Barbados was approached on this matter (of the Ross university relocation to Barbados) on May 31, 2018 within a week of forming the government”.

    This is an admission that she was a novice Prime Minister who had tasted the reins of power for less than one week. Her first art of negotiating with a multi-national corporation was to “horn” Dominica in its marriage to Ross University and to deal a most fatal blow to this long and mutually beneficial relationship.

    Irresponsible Decision Making

    Mia Mottley is an experienced lawyer who must know that every story has two sides.

    From her own account she was courted by Ross University on May 31, 2018. She then had a conference call with Ross University on June 1, 2018 to have a number of matters clarified. Then Mia Mottley states, without shame, that she sought to enquire of the state of recovery and rehabilitation in Dominica and whether there was anything she could do to fast track the progress of rehabilitation in Dominica.

    This is total gibberish and utter nonsense.

    First, Ross University is not the Government of Dominica. Why does she ask Ross about the state of recovery and rehabilitation in Dominica but not ask the Government of Dominica?

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  • why is the Govt contemplating allowing non bajan firms to bid for central Govt contracts? why not take care of your first? i hope this doesnt fly cos it makes no sense. i can see where it happening where no bajan firms operate in the particular space.

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  • @sirFuzzy

    Is there a reasonable expectation that Barbadians should bid for contracts in outside markets? Then you have our answer. Mia seems to be attempting to expand the common market/trade space in her role as lead for CSME. Again Stuart did nothing on this front.

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  • @ James Greene August 10, 2018 8:20 AM

    Suppose a Govt policy is that to get small black owned business going it will allocate certain contracts to small black owned business on a no bid basis? is that corruption?

    Good question? its the administration of the award of the contracts that requires the inquiry? The IMF i guess would not be pleased if no-bid contracts are only going to certain entities due to some “other non-professional arrangement” between the awarded and the awarder

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  • @ James Greene wrote ” why is the Govt contemplating allowing non bajan firms to bid for central Govt contracts?”

    If it was the DLP we would say it is because it is easier to collect your ” finder’s fees ” but this is the squeaky clean BLP so it must be for the betterment of Barbados.

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  • how is allowing a non bajan firm to bid for and presumably get central govt contracts beneficial to Barbados? and i say that tongue in cheek.

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  • Two notable things I remember from that PR exercise:

    1) The Minister referred to the “White Collar Division” (could be Dept) of the RBPF
    I didn’t know such a creature existed as sightings of it are very rare so I thought it was either extinct or on the endangered species list. Thank God we will be able to hear how it operates in the future (with town firmly in cheek)

    2) The Minister mounted a firm defense of the allegations on social media made against his Cabinet colleague and law partner and he acknowledged that there wasn’t a public face or name to those complaints.
    All I can say in their right mind will approach the Atty Gen. with a complaint that will tarnish him and the Gov’t? In circumstances like this my old people would say “da body en got de sense dey was born wid”.

    BGIS couldn’t carry the PR thingee but when I visit BGIS I see all kinda pictures and videos of the PM and various Ministers about their duties but yet it couldn’t carry a minor PC which was farmed out to the arm of the ruling Party.

    We still have a ways to go.

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  • Did any one read or where about the “peer to peer” lending fiasco in China? Millions have lost millions as the “peer to peer” lending companies are now going belly up. Is this corruption because the “well intended” did the business thing and declared bankruptcy or was it a well planned scheme/scam coming to fruition”

    Reported by CNN

    ” The Chinese government is facing anger from mom-and-pop investors after hundreds of online lending platforms imploded, wiping out their savings.

    The outcry shines a light on a murky corner of China’s financial industry that authorities allowed to grow rapidly with little oversight. Promises of double-digit returns attracted people looking for more lucrative places to put their money than conventional banks”

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  • @ James Greene
    “suppose a Govt policy is that to get small black owned business going it will allocate certain contracts to small black owned business on a no bid basis? is that corruption?”

    Short memories: The government once gave black owned Rayside Construction, the contract to do some road work. Don Blackman was the Minister of Communications and Works.White owned Williams Construction, owned by Cow Williams put the government in court, claiming that the contract was awarded on racial grounds and not by the best bid. The government ended up paying Cow.

    Both the BLP and DLP hands are tied when it comes to helping small black owned businesses because they take money from the big white businesses. Now Mark Maloney, who was cussed for ten years will get the same or more amount of business and he has family ties to Cow and Bizzy. Bizzy has publicly stated that he gives money to to both the BLP and DLP. So all this talk is just that …talk .
    You note also that all the social activists have gone underground because there is no opposition and there will be no need to question anything. So, all the crocodile tears should not be taken seriously. We should sit back and watch the useless fire crakers and little starlights from both sides try to defend everything they attacked and or defended in the last decade.
    Let’s start with twenty six ministries and four ambassadors………………..
    then let us look at bringing back discredited jokers to lead a party in total disarray by the same people that the electorate completely discredited.
    Over to my entertainment suppliers: The firecrackers and little starlights.

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  • SHREDDER ALERT!

    ” At least two statutory corporations in Barbados will be going under government’s microscope in the near future, to investigate possible practices of corruption.”

    http://www.loopnewsbarbados.com/content/corporations-be-investigated-corruption

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  • Lord make peace.You see the crap david/bu wrote at 8:47 a.m.
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    There is nothing Mia can do that David/Bu can find wrong.NOTHING !
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    Its like Trump said he can shoot a man on the busiest street in New York and his rabid supporters would say he is right.
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    Look this crap passing as ‘Mia what’s right for bdos and good governance’ is getting me down man
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    Which other CARICOM Country’s government encourage foreign companies to bid for govt contracts & services on the same basis as the local companies.I know govts will often open the bidding process once the local firms cannot meet the requirements.But to suggest that it is alright to do this because ‘Mia is attempting to expand the trade space because she has lead role for CSME” – IS REALLY PUSHING SYCOPHANTIC BEHAVIOUR TO THE EXTREME.Steupes.
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    At a time when local Companies are struggling to stay open.
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    At a time when there will be high unemployment as the IMF demands JOB CUTS in the public sector so that local companies will where the unemployed will go to find employment or start a small business.
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    At a time when they pushing entrepreneurship as the way for forward and the way to grow the economy.
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    I keep telling you all that Mia does not know how to run a country.All Mia knows is to talk a lot of mumbo jumbo political speak and she knows how to oppose whoever is in her way (Owen or the DLP) to serve her selfish interests.
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    SHE HAS NOT A CLUE HOW TO TAKE THIS COUNTRY FORWARD IN THESE DIFFICULT ECONOMIC TIMES.
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  • William Skinner
    August 10, 2018 9:17 AM

    @ James Greene
    “suppose a Govt policy is that to get small black owned business going it will allocate certain contracts to small black owned business on a no bid basis? is that corruption?”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Since corruption is viewed as a white collar crime investigated by a White Collar Crime Unit, there may be issues in charging a “black” person!!

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  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    De granson send dis Stoopid Cartoon for me to share wid wunna

    Now he tell me dat de reason dat ye used a “fish bone” is because of the flying fish dat Barbados is famous for.

    He went on to say that it will seem to many dat de fish ent got no real flesh on its bones and that is to represent the fleecing that de BLP already engaging in doing (not to be confused with fleeting that former Minister of Edykashun use pun de BiUMed shyyte rather site)

    Ammmmmmm de ole man still wondering effing wunna sheeple know ef de granson cuh get a pick under de BLP “MANY SALARY CREW” and where he got to send he resume

    Does anyone have Charles JONG email? cause maybe he want a hand wid de Communications tasks dat he got

    heheheheheheheh

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  • @ Sargeant,

    I hope you are a Canadian citizen comme moi. lol

    PUDRYR say tings might be put on we hard drives.

    Could have to report to CRTC and call CBC “marketplace ” and CTV ” W5″

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  • “Attorney General, Dale Marshall is of the view the COMPANY EXECUTIVES and former Minister, Donville Inniss who have been implicated in money laundering scheme should be investigated by the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF).”

    http://www.loopnewsbarbados.com/content/inniss-and-accomplices-should-be-investigated-says-ag

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  • @Hants
    Have been a citizen for a long time, hope someone doesn’t say I abandoned Barbados like the claim made on another blog about Inniss.

    Note that I didn’t say Duguid, Adams or McConney- Barrington.

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  • Why are we not surprised that you label anything crap because it does not align with your DLP prism?

    By the way, the DLP left the country at junk status.

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  • Is there such a thing as bribery where no money passes hands? How is bribery defined in a legal sense?

    I am thinking that corruption does not always have to involve money payments. Maybe i owe u a favour and i look the other way as a method of settling a debt due etc?

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  • Of course it can happen where a public official can use influence to have a contract awarded to others.

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  • David BU

    I guess Stuart “HAD A CLUE HOW TO TAKE THIS COUNTRY FORWARD IN THESE DIFFICULT ECONOMIC TIMES.”

    I’m amazed!!!!

    One one hand, Ross University relocating to Barbados is not seen as a benefit to our economy “At a time when local Companies are struggling to stay open.”…..

    ……..it was as a result of some selfish, untoward, sinister, unethical, immoral and underhand move by government…..

    ………..which goes against the spirit of CARICOM unity and will devastate the Dominican economy.

    But on the other hand, procurement of goods from other CARICOM states is not viewed as being unselfish and embracing Caribbean unity……

    ……we should look after “our own self interest” first and ignore CARICOM unity.

    In other words, CARICOM unity is used conveniently…. according to what political agenda is being pushed at the time.

    Politics, politicians and political yard-fowls…….never cease to amaze me.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @Skinner, re “@ James Greene “suppose a Govt policy is that to get small black owned business going it will allocate certain contracts to small black owned business on a no bid basis? is that corruption?”…Short memories: The government once gave black owned Rayside Construction, the contract to do some road work. […]White owned Williams Construction, owned by Cow Williams put the government in court, claiming that the contract was awarded on racial grounds and not by the best bid. The government ended up paying Cow.”

    Nothing short about the memories I suspect…then as now it’s all about spewing populist rhetoric to sway the baying mobs RATHER than effectively conducting practical social reforms.

    As I recall Dr Don Blackman was extremely vocal of the disadvantages to Black operators like Rayside and by voice and actions set about to remedy the situation. To put that entire vibrant debate and situation in a nutshell retort all these years later: the Minister went about the actions wrongly and according to the courts illegally.

    You cannot redress one wrong but perpetuating another. He surely could have carved out legal ways to give Rayside work (which eventually they did it seemed) and avoid the fracas.

    COW was the principal of this company and surely reaped great profits but in simple terms his company employed hundreds of Black Bajans as well so the chatter a the time was more about the prevailing ‘white shadows’ issues and about political patronage with COW supposedly aligned to BLP and Rayside to the DLP than it was about practical social redressing of anything.

    YOU know that.

    As history of these many years is our guide, COW continues to employ hundreds of Bajans and still to be super wealthy but he also continues to be a patron of now both political parties; Rayside is still there and has shrunk and then expanded as the founder-owner and his designated successor faltered and regrouped.

    Can you state here with any veracity that their issues are a result of lack of contracts, competitive advantage from the benefits giving to COW and others, management problems or whatever?

    It is surely not corruption to establish ‘set asides’ as a social redressing of historical discrimination but just as surely it can corrupt the parties involved when good motives are badly implemented!

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  • I however agree that, rather than procure items from our regional counterparts as a first option, we should be encouraging and, where necessary, assisting new and small to medium sized businesses to produce these items.

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  • The painting, which since has been repaired, was owned by Morley’s father, Harold Morley of Barbados, according to court documents filed in Pitkin County District Court. Harold Morley is a former dentist from Manchester, England, who became a property developer and IT investor and now lives with his wife in Barbados, according to a Thursday article in The Times of London.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    Mr Blogmaster re”Of course it can happen where a public official can use influence to have a contract awarded to others….”

    AND then be awarded a senior executive at that company after leaving government…

    OR have a relative employed by the company…or maybe even if that relative of the govt official is given special consideration/discounts from said company for the personal company the relative owns

    OR when the company awards services or products contracts to another company associated even indirectly to that former govt official

    OR when the govt official is then appraised of business actions by the company or other in its industry space and trades stocks or otherwise benefits from that insider knowledge

    OR if that govt official recommends to another govt authority not to investigate or take action for missteps made by the company

    Please, the question was firmly tongue in cheek because there are SO MANY OBVIOUS ways to circumvent the obvious bribery way of physical passing money …they were just a smattering!

    BTW, if discovered with evidence all these can still be prosecuted!

    I gone.

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  • Yes siree this govt performance so far can be labelled as crap
    Their is a reassembly of the ole campagain strategy without any assemblance of creating a plan for growth
    Public is now subjected to utterances form on one specfic point of view coming from govt mouth
    What about promised transparency
    Transparency of who received tax write off after all it is the taxpayers money
    What about White Oaks
    How about the recent Ross relocation that has drag barbados name and image into a war of words
    Doesn’t the people have a right to know about the order of business and how it is executed by this govt
    No!
    How convient is it for you David to want all and sundry to eat the daily food spoon fed pablum by this govt after ten years of you asking for transparency by past govt

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  • De pedantic Dribbler August 10, 2018 10:42 AM

    wrote ” Please, the question was firmly tongue in cheek because there are SO MANY OBVIOUS ways to circumvent the obvious bribery way of physical passing money …they were just a smattering!

    BTW, if discovered with evidence all these can still be prosecuted!

    I gone.”

    Those just being a smattering of ways to circumvent the “bag of money/cheque) payment etc, I don’t see how the mere fact that Barbados is entering an IMF programme will stop the “bad behavior” that will most likely occur under this administration like it did under previous administration.

    We need to stop/curtail producing/birthing greedy and corrupt citizens before the corruption will stop/reduce. Anyone have any ideas?

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  • “How about the recent Ross relocation that has drag barbados name and image into a war of words.”
    +++±+++++++±+

    You need to be more honest in your contributions.

    As far as I can recall there has not been any “war of words” between the governments of Dominica and Barbados…….or between Dominicans and Barbadians.

    All we have is a few people expressing their views of being for or against the relocation…….

    ……….and dishonest people such as you that are “overly exaggerating” the issue because it suits your political agenda and it is politically expedient for you to do so.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    re: “We need to stop/curtail producing/birthing greedy and corrupt citizens before the corruption will stop/reduce. Anyone have any ideas?”

    Go back to that old method offered by Nancy Reagan : Just so no and abstain. No intercourse of a sexual nature and no birthing of “greedy and corrupt citizens”. Very, very simple, Oh loss!

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  • The moral and social fabric of our society has been gnawed by the moths or corruption?

    It may be gross enough to discover that moths have eaten a hole through your favourite sweater, but get this — it’s not actually the moths that eat your clothes, but their slimy larvae(off spring).

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  • i am slowly coming to the conclusion that Barbados’ development would have been more collective and perhaps better but for the DLP

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  • Look how desperate the Dems are. Reverend Guy Hewitt is so desparate to get a silver Mercedes with gov plate under this posterior that he is running for DLP leadership. Obviously he does not make enough money in church.

    Figures like Hewitt are the reason why Bim turned into the laughing stock of the whole Caribbean. They only know their personal offshore account and even do not know how to spell the “common good”.

    Only the old Gods will grant Barbadians the power to overcome the crisis. Not false prophets like Hewitt who preaches forgiveness where capital punishment is the best choice. Goddess Bim woun´t forgive 10 years of economic terror and slavery.

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  • Why are you holding this position? Could it be that he is doing what civic minded people should do and that is to join the party to create change from within instead? He showed you what is possible with his contribution to Windrush.

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  • there seems to be a move afoot to crush the DLP. Anyone associated with that blighted party that has done nothing to aid the development of Bim and has now destroyed Bim with crooked tiefing politicians and policies that has enslaved bajans are being vilified.

    without the DLP, Bim would have been a better place and will be a better place.

    from all evidence that must be true

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  • @WS
    “Maloney….. and he has family ties to Cow and Bizzy.”
    enlighten us. What is the definition of a ‘family tie’….business partner?

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  • As long as the DPP and the Commissioner of Police do not take action against the corruption and other crimes committed between 2008 and 2018 I do not trust ONE DLP-member.

    Barbados is now the least developed country in the Caribbean when it comes to growth and debt. And the Dems still ventilate their agenda, eg the legend of the “constitutional crisis” since nobody of the blue syndicate made it into parliament.

    Or what do you think what will happen after devaluation? Do you think people will stay calm when houses and cars are gone and Dems like Hewitt pursue their very priviledged life? I have seen what happend in Jamaica and Guyana. That taught me a lot.

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  • “August 9, 2018 8:50 PM

    @ac
    i recall up to a few months ago, the former PM referring to the ‘continuing challenging economic conditions’, a line which he had milked for years. Have you heard it recently? Or is that the BLP ‘fall back’ position?”

    no need to answer your sidekick did…

    “SHE HAS NOT A CLUE HOW TO TAKE THIS COUNTRY FORWARD IN THESE DIFFICULT ECONOMIC TIMES.”

    I guess this is the DLP version of Frustrated’s chant….there will be no economic recovery under Fumble’s Fools.
    Amen

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  • corruption in Bim politics began in 2008 and ended in 2018

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  • Artax if you think it is over exaggeration read what some of to heads of Caricom govts are saying about Mottley
    The sentiments are pointing to an insenitive barbados govt who thought it best to engage in deceptive practices against the govt of Dominica to fuel the barbados economy
    The fact that the blp supporters are taking a distance position on the Ross issues speaks of an unnerving hypocritical self serving stance

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  • Harold “Doc” Morley, a dentist and Donville Inniss are linked through two Malta registered companies.

    https://offshoreleaks.icij.org/nodes/55029948

    https://offshoreleaks.icij.org/nodes/55029951

    … since 2005, BLP days.

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  • Mr. Greene

    Everyone with even a “molecule” of common sense knows that “corruption in Bim politics” predates 2008 and even 1976.

    However, in the interest of fairness……I’m sure you’ll recall that the DLP and their supporters were similarly leveling accusations of corruption at the BLP during every election campaign from 1999 to as recent as 2018….as well as during any opportunity presented to them.

    Going by your logic, it would have been likewise justified for the DEMS to say corruption in BIM politics were at its zenith during 1994 and 2008.

    But here is where the difference for me comes to the fore. Rather than shed crocodile tears lamenting on the DLP, what you should have done was to encouraged them to investigate cases of alleged corruption and lock up a few BLP politicians and their bag-men…….

    ……. rather than referring to these allegations during election campaigns as a strategy to solicit votes.

    If the DLP had done and said about BLP corruption, during their 10 year tenure……what the BLP now APPEARS to be doing and saying……would you think you’ll be holding the same position?

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  • As said earlier. “no saints does run for elected office bout hay”?

    As someone told me u only find the saints in the grave yard, and not on Roebuck or George Streets. Last time i check the BLP and DLP HQs are near churches, but that is probably as close to the saints as they get assuming those churches have grave yards?

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  • @James Greene August 10, 2018 12:31 PM

    corruption in Bim politics began in 2008 and ended in 2018

    It would serve you well not to believe everything that you read(see written) on the internet, on a website or a blog or even posted by yourself.

    Just saying.

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  • Barbados faces the most serious constitutional crisis ever. The Commissioner of Police rejecting to act and a silent DPP – whereas the AG demands swift investigation into bribery and money laundering. In other words, the police and the DPP on the wrong side of the law.

    Who else is siding the Commissioner and the DPP? The GG? The CJ? Or any other officer appointed during the 10 years of economic terror and slavery?

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  • “In other words, the police and the DPP on the wrong side of the law.”

    pretty much..

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  • Are we so moronic in our thinking that corruption and bribery began only in 2008. It is well known and documented that a former acting Prime Minister of Barbados in the name of Lionel “Lammie” Craig was caught with a substantial amount of illegal drugs at our airport in the 1980’s. A complete coverup with the then Prime Minister Tom Adams seeking and guaranteeing his release from custody.
    Also in the era of Tom Adams as PM of Barbados the illicit drug trade took off. That is between 1976 & 1985.
    Fast forward between 1994 & 2008 a number of dubious acts took place in Barbados. Al Barrack controversy,former Prime Minister Owen Arthur receiving a cheque for his St Peter Foundation and personally cashing it,Hardwood Housing Inc receiving millions of dollars of government money and yet NOT ONE house was ever located in Barbados built by that company.The GEM Project whereby the government of the day repaired old dilapidated hotels owned by private individuals as the expense of the tax payers and returned them to the owners who did paid a cent back of our money. A million dollar bath built in Silver Sands and the demolition of an ackee tree that cost the tax payers of Barbados thousands of dollars.All of these things occurred under Barbados Labour Party administrations that comprised the present one term PM,and the other ministers including the same Dale Marshall & George Payne.
    This Barbados Labour Party administration has just enough skeletons in their closet or even more than any former Democratic Labour administrations.
    The Barbados Labour Party in my estimation is even more corrupt than the Democratic Labour Party.

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  • When s the government going to hold a press conference about the currency down grade, and put its economic consultants before the cameras?

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  • Artax
    Don’t forget their opposition to visa-free travel for Haitians less than a month ago.
    The opening up of procurement to bidders within Caricom is another step forward to a full fledged single economy. Note that the apologists fail to mention that the arrangement will be reciprocated. Ask them if the Chinese working up at Sam Lords from bout here or who drew the plans? The disemboweled Dems have nothing of substance to offer, so they are throwing and hoping something sticks. In the meantime a candidate for Gen Sec of their party is, sadly, under ankle arrest in Trumpland.🤐

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  • Let us hope Donville is acquitted of all charges in the USA.

    Let us hope that Herbert and the two other GEL employees are also acquitted in the drug case.

    That would partly cleanse Barbados’ “tarnished” reputation.

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  • @Hants

    That would be interesting outcome if just to observe the reactions from DLP hailers on the blog.

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  • Enuff enough of your bull shi..t comments
    How can you compare the govt of barbados aggressively plucking 30% of Dominica GDP to travel free travelling for Haitians
    Every country has a right to protect its Borders
    The worst part of this aggression is that Mottley a few months ago with the meeting of the heads of Caricom govts talk about unity
    Give me a break Enuff you just as insensitive and dont care sh..it as the barbados govt

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  • Do you reread what you write? How is Barbados responsible for a decision Ross principals made? If Ross did not relocate to Barbados where would they have gone, back to Dominica? Does one make a business decision based on emotion and sentimentality? You all need to stop the political partisan nonsense.

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  • I think the Democratic Labour Party has done such egregious harm to the hitherto good name of Barbados that that party should be the subject of an appropriate resolution in Parliament to ensure it never again is allowed to field representatives for any public office in Barbados and further that all those former members of the parliament during the years 2008 to 2018 do not benefit from a pension where applicable.That is the party that added 9 billion of debt to its citizens and can show nothing for it other than corruption of the highest order.The Democratic Labour Party is a threat to Adult Suffrage.It should be banned for ever and ever and it’s last parliamentarians consigned to the nethermost parts of hell if it exists.Its a bloody disgrace to Barbados.

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  • Maraposa /AC,why don,t you and T Inniss join your DLP ex Ministers on the political dump heap for the next twenty years.No one wants to hear your rubbish,where were you when Mr Thompson expelled hundreds of Guyanese out of Barbados in 2008,alledgedly telling them ever so welcome wait for a call?were you or the J/A t inniss in Barbados as I did not hear your voice.After running up and down the country talking about corruption,why did the Dems not pass the Integrity legislation to lock up someone,in 10 years?Mariposa spare me the crocodile tears,you are not interested in any Dominica situation you are interested inpulling down Ms Mottley and the BLP,who are doing their best to bring the country back from junk bond status you jokers left it in,in addition to trying to divert attention from the Donville Inniss issue but your tactics will not work as the CEO,herself said they were looking to relocate so what your problem,trying to make a mountain out of a mole hill.The Dems really need better persons to represent them on this blog.

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