Land Dispute Between Sir Charles ‘Cow’ Williams and Ambassador Ryan Brathwaite

Submitted by Neil a Holder, Political Leader, Barbados Integrity Movement (BIM) – Press Release



Sir Charles Williams

I followed this matter in the print media of the Sunday Sun last week and have since heard of a banter on the radio program “Brasstacks” between Sir. Charles Williams and Ambassador Ryan Brathwaite regarding this issue! At this juncture I wish to state very clearly that I have been privy to three occasions prior to the elections where I have personally engaged Sir Charles on this subject on behalf of Ambassador Ryan Brathwaite with both gentlemen present.

In my opinion, Sir. Charles had exhausted every avenue to have the gifted lands approved by the Town and Country Planning Department from inception. From our initial meeting, Sir Charles profusely apologized to Ambassador. Ryan Brathwaite for the protracted delays experienced over the past 9 years citing the then Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart as being the hindrance to the handing over of the lands with the relevant approvals.

In his usual candour Sir Charles gave us a dossier of a multiplicity of correspondence to the Town and Country Planning Department and the Ministry of Agriculture to outline the arduous process and the status to date. This was followed up by an introduction to Sir Charles’  Physical Planners who in return forwarded every iota to both Ambassador Ryan Brathwaite and myself spanning the 9 year period.

It was upon confirmation of receipt of the documentation that Sir Charles gave me full authority to pursue the completion of this matter citing the possibility of my placing some political pressure on the government to do right by Ambassador Ryan Brathwaite. Both gentlemen were extremely frustrated for obvious reasons as Ambassador Ryan Brathwaite wanted to acquire the lands and Sir Charles wanted desperately to deed the gift offered with the relevant permissions.

When asked why Sir  Charles did not alternately choose to offer up a parcel at Apes Hill, the initial reason for the location of the agreed and substantive parcel was that of the locale in relation to the village (Hillaby) where the Ambassador grew up. This was all cited by Sir Charles in the media of recent.

As I came to be acutely aware that Sir Charles had indeed exhausted all channels to acquire the relevant Permissions; I instructed the Ambassador not to engage the media on the matter in the presence of Sir. Charles in the hopes that we could have approached the Hon. Fruendel Stuart in order to have the file reviewed with every expectancy that it would be favourably granted the permissions sought.

To my dismay some two (2) weeks later there was an article in the electronic media where Ambassador Ryan Brathwaite allegedly spoke at length with the press regarding the issues. This was against our mutual agreement in the presence of Sir. Charles and my subsequent admonishment not to go to the public domain with what was at present a very sensitive issue. When Ambassador Ryan Brathwaite was confronted on the matter, his response was that he received a telephone call from that specific media house to query the progress to date on the approvals.

My verification with the media house concluded that Ambassador Brathwaite reached out to them to give the story even against our admonishment and his agreement not to do so in order that we could engage the Prime Minister. By this time I became aware that Ambassador Ryan Brathwaite out of total frustration was becoming devoid of reasoning.

I contacted Sir Charles to apologize for the matter having reached the media which was contrary to our last agreement and understanding. Sir Charles was quite gracious and we then agreed to proceed as planned to have an audience with Prime Minister Stuart.

Once more to my shock and dismay during a conversation with Ambassador Ryan Brathwaite it was revealed to me that he had high hopes of selling the land in order to pursue funding for the preparation process leading up to the World Games qualifiers and the 2020 Olympics.

At that juncture I grew very concerned that an athlete of this calibre was not being subsidized by the Ministry of Sports. I immediately tried to reach out to the then Minister the Hon. Stephen Lashley who refused to accept calls from both Ambassador Ryan Brathwaite and myself. I was later informed that the minister did respond to the Ambassador through a subordinate and gave assurances that he would also have the planning approvals garnered through the Hon. Fruendel Stuart, Prime Minister.

This matter has indeed been a political football that has been kicked off field for reasons only known to the Democratic Labour Party Administration which up until election time has never addressed the issuance of permissions for the subdivision.

It is my hope that this will vindicate Sir. Charles and also engage the attention of the Hon. Mia Mottley Q.C, M.P, Prime Minister where a positive outcome will be concluded.
Let us be true Patriots and reward our Citizens who Excel beyond expectation.


  • Anderson Worrell

    WARU has a thing to say on August 21, 2018 at 1:39 PM.

    “Which car companies were using gas brains government ministers in the last administration for bribery and corruption purposes, should not be hard to figure out.”

    True. Probaby slavery.


  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    @ Enuff of Lorenzo Duo

    Cuhdear you does read all my drivel faithfully doah

    Bless your soul.

    Though, now that I mention it, that is your job on the BU site

    “From the Office of the Chairman

    Attn: Enuff of Lorenzo & Lorenzo of Enuff aka Enuff of Lorenzo duo.”

    You have been appointed on this day at the level of S6 (i.e. level suckers of six, nearly said clit) to monitor all dissent on Barbados Underground and report back to me


    Chairman Mia Mao de Jong
    Implementer of the Long March (and supplier of breakfast for the marchers, Syrup will be supplied through the Ministry of Education and the School Meals Department. it may be stale dated 2005 but for wunna sheeple that is good enough)

    Whuloss Enuff of Lorenzo duo is that quiet Enuff for You?

    Mia ent tell you to cease and desist? Do you understand what you do when you write? do you comprehend what de ole man sees?


  • A company that hide behind used cars, and Trans-Tech millions from SSA and Transport Board with the help of former Minister Lashley and Lowe,2 of the DLP bandits, no investigation, just remove corrupted top staff at SSA


  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    @ Ambassador Ryan Brathwaite

    Everyone is making these comments and suggestions some of which are constructive and others are not.

    I hope that I can do something for you unlike those who encouraged you to effect this publicity stunt against Sir Cow.

    Which only goes to support the statement “those who tell you buy Big Cow, dont help you feed it”

    Let de ole man again encourage you with the following item.

    Under seperate cover i send an article to the Honourable Blogmaster which features a suggested Letter for you to Ms. Rihanna Fenty.

    Cow and the others will renege on their promise because the T&P permission for that land was not granted. Such is the nature of these people.

    But there is one thing that is evident from Rihanna Fenty is that she has a love of her country and ONCE SHE HAS CONFIDENCE THAT SHE ENT BEING TRICKED she will engage with serious projects

    The letter that was sent is a suggestion only but should form the basis of an outreach to Ms Fenty

    My Spirit tells me, and I verily believe that she will be favourably disposed to underwriting an initiative that is designed and adheres to assisting athletes and young aspirants.


  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    @ the Honourable Blogmaster

    Your assistance please with an item for Ambassador Brathwaithe


  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    Brother in Arms Bush Tea and WARU and 555Dubstreet and others of you, William Skinner, and Bernard Codrington and many more that the ole man cant remember wunna names right now speak of empowering ourselves variously.

    So what if COW reneges?

    Do we have to beg COW or Bjerkham or Maloney or any of them for anything?

    The reason de ole man does hit out and Chairman Mia Mao is not because of that likkle incident with the *** DAT IS NOT IMPORTANT.

    We have a job to do and for such a time like this you have been entrusted this administration.

    Let us change this narrative.

    We have the ability and the resources to stop this


  • BBE an’ Bushie

    “One thing that I have learned from Hitler”

    Always good to know. What BBE what?

    The BU Family, in its majesty, rampant.

    What goats what?


  • Piece…Cow should never be in the lives of young successful Black people or vulnerable senior citizens with land and other property, neither should any of his fellow parasites, they are blights in the lives of the majority population..blights.

    No one should take anything from them and they should be stopped from jumping in front to exploit and oppress the people. ..through self serving offers.


  • “A company that hide behind used cars, and Trans-Tech millions from SSA and Transport Board with the help of former Minister Lashley and Lowe,2 of the DLP bandits, no investigation, ”

    Mia needs to start locking up people and stop telling them bout confessing…the parliament is not a church, lock up some people and that plot to set her up and sabotage the government..will disappear like magic.


  • @ PUDRYR,

    I respectfully suggest you ask de grand son to correct the poster.

    “110 metres hurdles at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics in Berlin”


  • Earthquake just felt in Warrens, Mellineum Heights area.


  • WARU
    Can’t lock-up people just so, its better to remove the known corrupted top staff at SSA, BWA, and Transport Board


  • WARU alerts we to a major seismic event on what some call August 21, 2018 at 5:36 PM.

    Dat alert read alert in full read in full …

    “Earthquake just felt in Warrens, Mellineum Heights area.”

    Murda a lie cricket ‘n’ Bob.

    Probably because of slavery. We ass = grass. BBE say so.


  • Piece
    My one idea trumps your zillion ideas/poster without even trying. Zero cost to a brek state. CT 🖐🏾.


  • The Cattlewash Crooks supoorters seem unsettled…lol

    Earthquake did damage in Trinidad, so far felt in Grenada, St. Lucia, some say Guyana..but tsunami warning for Venezuela where it originated..


  • Enuff…what you think about Mia’s accusations.


  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    The facts of this matter are that Sir Cow has and will invest more money into the care of his polo horses or his Big Breed cows than he has ever or will ever invest into any 110 metres athletic from any type of Championship!

    His mentality is emblematic of bajans, white and black across Bim

    Unless they can CONTROL the resource and get benefits that accrue to their bank accounts IT IS NOT WORTH A PANG to any of us.

    And this is why we WILL MOVE FROM 1 murder a week to 2 murders a week UNTIL ALL UH WE GOING BE SCARED TO LEF WE HOMES whether it be in the day or night.

    Watch muh now!!


  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    @ the Honourable Blogmaster

    Your assistance please with an item thank you


  • I listen to the exchange on Brasstacks a few days ago and was shocked really. This should never be in the public domain like this. An offer was made in good faith and has been delayed by the nonsense that goes on in this country daily. This should be settled away from the camera and print media.

    Come on guys you can do better than this.


  • @Just Saying August 22, 2018 7:47 PM “This should be settled away from the camera and print media.”

    It was away from the cameras and the print media for nine years and wasn’t settled. Do you believe that if it remains away form the cameras and print media for another 9 years it will be settled?

    The media is the messenger.

    Please I beg you.



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