Barbadians Cry Out as Barbados Bar Association Continues to Protect Crooked Lawyers and Dysfunctional System

Liesel Weekes

On many occasions in which clients have brought disciplinary proceedings against their attorneys for misappropriating or unduly withholding their funds, once the funds have been repaid the client is no longer interested in pursuing the matter at the disciplinary committee – .Liesel Weekes, President of the BAR

The President of the Barbados Bar Association (BBA) Liesel Weekes delivered from legalese text last week an insensitive rebuttal to the public. It is no secret lawyers have withheld client funds, misappropriated client funds, ‘misplaced’ important documents, been unresponsive and unprofessional. Weekes found the time to steadfastly defend her Association as any lawyer is trained to do.

She stated that unless members of the public presented evidence the ‘talk’ about lawyers being crooked is not sufficient to discipline the lawyer being accused. What Weekes and her predecessors have failed to do is update the public on the following just to name a few items:

  • The date complaint was received and responded to by the Barbados Bar Association/Disciplinary Committee
  • The number of complaints received and the number actioned by the BBA/Disciplinary Association
  • Give a listing of the nature of the charges contained in the complaints received by the BBA/Disciplinary Committee
  • How many complaints were not followed by the BBA/Disciplinary Committee because accused lawyers frustrated the process
  • Provide an Ageing Report’ of complaints outstanding with the BBA/Disciplinary Committee

No we do not accept that as President of the BBA Ms. Weekes has no idea the status of complaints lodged with the Disciplinary Committee. A commonsense approach would have been to have the Chairperson of the Disciplinary Committee append to the statement issued by Weekes.

Barbados Underground over the years has posted many blogs to highlight a dysfunctional court system including the ancillary services. The blogmaster is aware the BBA and Disciplinary Committee have not been given the resources to provide a quality service to the public. In fact one would deem it a nobrainer given the volume of complaints about the legal system from the public at home and abroad that successive governments would have addressed the matter. One is therefore left to assume tthe obvious.

At the town hall meetings in Canada recently Prime Minister Mia Mottley – a lawyer- admitted that the justice system is failing those who are forced to seek justice. A Barbadian in the diaspora also shared an experience with David Ellis last week where he travelled from overseas to attend a hearing in Barbados and he was not notified that the lawyer defending the matter would have been unavailable.

Over the years the blogmaster has observed some of our ‘best’ lawyers elected to the role of President of the BBA or appointed  to Chair the Disciplinary Committee. However,  service to the general public has not improved. Despite many of our ‘best’ lawyers having been elevated to become members of parliament and ministers of government where they have the opportunity to influence policymaking.

In the same way the BBA is always quick to comment on legislation harmful to the power brokers, why not recommend a change to the law that would permit the Crown to prosecute lawyers accused of stealing clients funds when there is evidence monies were repaid? The practice of lawyers repaying monies to clients on condition they do not prosecute is immoral and continues to compromise the justice system. Michael Carrington the former Speaker of the House is a good example.

To the lawyers that are members of the government- enough is enough!

Relevant links:

Tales from the Courts

171 comments

  • I have no trust in the local judiciary (I include lawyers in the group),Look at Avenatti in the US. He has been charged with stealing clients’ funds. In Jamaica lawyers are jailed. In Barbados they are elevated to high positions. Remember Ezra Alleyne and the client’s money or for that matter, Elliot Mottley and Bermuda? When I worked at the Barbados Development Bank I had to be up to date with the lending laws of the land. I was amazed to discover that these parasites on the community had managed to get intrenched in the laws of Barbados their levels of remuneration. For example five percent of the bill of sale goes to the lawyer. In the case of a mortgage ten percent. It is the only profession that has its remunerations backed by the law of the land. The cases of lawyers stealing clients funds will only cease when the funds earmarked for the client are paid into his/her account less what is due to the lawyer. This can be easily be done by an act of parliament. Of course such an action will never be done unless there a revolution and the entire constitution is rewritten. Barbadians are too peace loving to enter into such an enterprise. One has to remember docile slaves were retained in Barbados and the more rebellious ones shipped else where. The explosion of the number of lawyers in the land attest to the inherent crookedness of law as a profession. It also explains why there has been no major effort made to diversify the pillars of economic development of this country(there is too much money to be made from selling land and mortgages).

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  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    I dont know what has rattled the Honourable Blogmaster over the last few days.

    But, whatever it is, do ole man Hope’s that it may continue

    And I say this with some reservations knowing how serious things have to get before we act on something.

    Your submission above reads like something out of a Software Requirements Specification for a Online Ombudsman in the matter of monitoring Lawyers

    You said and u quote

    “… S1. The date complaint was received and responded to by the Barbados Bar Association/Disciplinary Committee

    S2. The number of complaints received and the number actioned by the BBA/Disciplinary Association

    S3. Give a listing of the nature of the charges contained in the complaints received by the BBA/Disciplinary Committee

    S4. How many complaints were not followed by the BBA/Disciplinary Committee because accused lawyers frustrated the process

    S5. Provide an Ageing Report’ of complaints outstanding with the BBA/Disciplinary Committee

    You are kicking up a serious storm Honourable Blogmaster

    Hmmmmmm I am starting to wonder….who is reading Tsun Tsu…

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  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    @ the Honourable Blogmaster your assistance please with an item here for you

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  • (Bread and butter – not for the cerebral folks)

    We have been down this road before and so I will avoid the circuitous route and try to get to the heart of the problem. I am only addressing the theft of money, for a dear one is a victim,

    Monies::
    The simplest fix is to change the way monies are received and paid out.’

    I purchased a book by a Bajan lawyer who ran into similar problems. It would be good if we could have him as part of a committee whose sole task is to determine what can be done to separate Bajan lawyers from their client monies (as early and as quickly as possible).

    I am not well versed in these matters, but would suggest the following
    (a) The lawyers fees be established and that three checks be made as follows:
    (1) lawyers fees in the lawyers name
    (2) the remaining fees (minus 10% of the lawyers fees) must be in the clients name
    (3) That 10% of the lawyer’s fees is held in some escrow account or a 3 month CD and and is for situations where lawyers underestimated their fees.. The monies must be paid out in full and as reconciled, at the end of 3 months.

    Let bankers and lawyers tidy up (1) , (2), and (3), but the client walks away with a hard check and not just a promise “We gun talk bout this tomorrow”.

    We all know that you that there will be a hell of a fight over that 10%, but most Bajans would be glad to get 90% and fight over 10% than to receive nothing and fight for something. Don’t tell me I am reinventing the wheel, for the wheel needs fixing.

    We need to fix how monies are disbursed are paid out.

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  • @Robert Lucas
    Read your contribution after I made my post.
    Seems as if the problems and possible solutions are known.
    But no progress towards a “fix’ has been made.

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  • The issue is bigger than following money, it is process, an inefficient one.

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  • Some things can be easily fixed and fixing them solve other problems.
    Putting in burglar bars will not stop “John” from stealing, but he must go elsewhere to ply his trade.
    Let’s forget
    treason
    sedition
    computer abuse
    Imprisoment/ no bail; for two years
    etc.
    Forget the ‘ole’ talk and go for the small wins…

    *We need to fix how monies received are paid out.

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  • I’m a bread and butter man. If you owe me money, I want to get paid. My process is simple… Give me a check and let me run to the bank/side chick…

    More seriously …. I never bought into the 3 blogmasters, but for the past two days you have been a different person (in my opinion, you are back to punching above your weight)

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  • For example, why do we need a lawyer for buyer and seller if the purchaser in a simple land deal is agreeable to the transaction? A search of title does not require a lawyer, it is the registry which validates the result of the search.

    Why do we need two lawyers to process a divorce?

    Some transactions are non financial but impact the pocket anyway.

    We could go on.

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  • I never could understand why monies should be disbursed to the attorney rather than to the client. Just a few weeks ago I met a man who used to work for a lawyer. He told me it was routine for said lawyer to send him out to tell clients that the proceeds of the sale of their property had not yet been received when HE HIMSELF HAD COLLECTED THE CHEQUE. He told me how the lawyer would wave dismissively and say,” Tell him I am not ready for him yet!” It was as though the client was overstepping some boundary in inquiring about his money. It was as though the lawyer felt ENTITLED to hang on to it.

    “How dare he ask ME for his money when I am not finished with it???!!!! Who the hell does he think he is???!!!!!

    This is the extent of the depravity of many of these lawyers. It is hard to find anyone who does not have a horror story to tell. It tends to happen to those who are too polite. I am not and so I have only minor difficulties that tend to get cleared up quickly. Bajans are intimidated by them, defer to them and are quickly silenced by put downs such as –

    “I am speaking to you as an ATTORNEY……” translated, “These things are soooo complicated that a layman like you could never understand.”

    Not true in most cases!

    But remember what happened to the aforementioned Ezra! The slave masters let a few aggressive ones slip through.

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  • We need a lawyer because they are in parliament and they say so??????

    But seriously though in some cases it is better to have separate lawyers because one lawyer cannot represent two separate interests.

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  • Look at Avenatti in the US. He has been charged with stealing clients’ funds.

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

    Do you realise Avenatti was at one time touted as the front runner in the Democrat party to take down Trump?

    Trump, a non lawyer, is now proven by Mueller to be squeaky clean!!

    America has never had a cleaner president!!

    Extensive investigations to the tune of $20-30 million USD have revealed nothing.

    Maybe we need Mueller to come down here and investigate from the PM back down …. except, price tab is high!!

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  • Hi David:

    You have identified the root cause of the problem – lawyers’ fees are legislated.

    For your information, the FTC tried to address this in 2004 to encourage competition among lawyers to benefit the public. Something seemed to have spooked them, so they abandoned this effort entirely and directed their resources against all other professions. In 2007, they intimidated all professions except lawyers to abandon a minimum scale of fees.

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  • The people of Barbados have to grow up. They have to understand that they too can sit in judgement of lawyers and therefore conduct their business as such.

    This means that when transacting business the only money which should be payable to any lawyer should be their previously agreed fees, or estimated costs. and only afterward. What is to be so special about these people, lawyers, to be prepaid in all or most circumstances.

    Yes, this attitude may require taking some risks as this writer did when once purchasing a property, in Barbados. In those circumstances, a deposit was paid directly to the vendor in exchange the deeds were given and a purchase agreement signed, as prepared by yours truly. A clerk was engaged to do a search. These are the conditions carried to a lawyer.

    The English colour of law systems are maybe the most notorious in the world for they vicious controls of populations. In most other places citizens can transact a wider variety of matters without the involvement of a single legal thief. Why not Barbados? Why must adults be like wards of tieffing lawyers? Asked to suspend regular good judgement and be made to run down behind thieves for decades at a time.

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  • @ Robert Lucas,

    You are right. All this is the result of having lawyers making our laws. If a property is valued at $10000 the conveyancing involved is the same as if it is valued at $5m. Basic conveyancing can be done at a flat fee; the reason why it is not is because lawyers run our politics.
    There is also no real reason why lawyers cannot compete, such competition will drive down prices. It is a state-defended cartel that would be illegal in any civilised country. There is also no reason why we cannot have licensed conveyancers to compete with the attorneys. That too is a protection racket. It is gangster capitalism.
    If I want to be a conveyancer in the UK I can do a course and function freely. I do not have to be a solicitor.

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    ” A search of title does not require a lawyer, it is the registry which validates the result of the search.”

    You do not need an attorney for most things…all they are good for…if skilled enough, is filing the correct documents and skilled at good arguments…nothing else.

    They have brainwashed Bajans into believing that lawyers are so smart and everyone else who looks like them are so stupid, that they can do whatever they like…and they have…so it’s time to BREAK THOSE MENTAL CHAINS.,

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ TheOgazerts at 9 :33 AM

    Theo, did I not alert you and the rest of BU household that Piece and the Authentic David were up to some mischief? I know the two of them like the palms of my hands. You just have to follow their Brownian motions. Brownian as in particle Physics. Not the other browning’

    LoL!!!

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  • Here we go with the lies from the Sick One! Ignore button engaged, David. No warning necessary.

    ONWARD AND UPWARD!

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  • 🙂
    I like the way Bajans play with words and how we change some phrases
    prime wicker
    crime minister
    But I never thought we could invent a second meaning for Brownian motion
    Go to the head of the class.
    🙂

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  • Vincent Codrington

    This article highlights the problems that occur when a profession polices itself. It is a matter of ethical and moral principles that have to be inculcated not legislated. Of course there is relief which one can get from recourse to the Law Courts but the same lack of trust exists there as well.
    So we are back to the same old conundrum:”Who will guard the guards?”. The Bar Association will have to take its responsibilities more seriously if we want to install ” the Rule of Law”. It is no consolation that it was always been so.

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  • Vincent Codrington

    I should have typed”It has always been so”

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  • I have written to the Bar Association regarding the attorney I was dealing with because I cannot get the deed to my cash-paid home and they have not responded. This was months ago.

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  • nextparty246
    April 14, 2019 9:56 AM

    Hi David:
    You have identified the root cause of the problem – lawyers’ fees are legislated.

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

    Actually, they aren’t … atleast not in litigation!!

    I have seen fees on bills of cost that bear no relation to reality and defy mathematical explanation.

    I have seen them plucked out of thin air, by both the lawyers … and the judges!!

    Formulae in the CPR rules go through the window!!

    In 2010, the CCJ had to deal with the security for costs which Goodridge J. awarded, plucked out of thin air by the lawyers!!

    The Court of Appeal upheld her award.

    Ok, yeah it was half what the lawyers had previously plucked out of the air but still, completely outrageous.

    She was rewarded by elevation to the post of Justice of Appeal!!

    In 2012 the CCJ tossed out the award of security for costs and ordered the appeal be heard.

    It took 4 years to get the appeal heard.

    Gibson, Mason and Burgess were the Justices of Appeal making up the panel.

    So far, no decision, 2 years and 9 months later!!

    Mason is now the GG and Burgess is elevated to the CCJ … reward I would imagine for work well done!!

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ Theo at 10 : 20 AM

    Thanks ,O Theophillus. I did not realise how easy it is to get a promotion and a diagnosis in one blog. Things really looking up.

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  • Jean, I guess you are one of the polite ones. Prepare for a loooooooong wait!

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  • Vincent Codrington

    “Once the funds have been received the complainant is no longer willing to pursue the case”.

    The behaviour of the complainant is quite rational. His purpose in making the complaint has been achieved. It is not an easy mental ,physical and financial matter to fight the System. The complainants are happy that they have recovered something. And the perpetrators know this. That is why they take the risks.
    In this Barbados, the poor black man still has to fight to get what is rightfully his.

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  • … hang on every word I say!!

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  • Can anyone tell us why money in a Client’s account should not be available to the client within 10 days ?

    A few years ago I sold a property in Ontario and my lawyer deposited the proceeds of the sale into my bank account 5 working days after closing.

    If “We Gatherin ” in 2020 to ” Invest ” and not just fete it would help to gather up some changes to the laws relating to CLIENT’S ACCOUNTS.

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  • @David BU:

    I come here every Sunday looking for Jeff Cumberbatch’s column, It is missing today.

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  • Hi David:

    I attended the presentation of that follow-up report in 2007. However, the FTC have been unsuccessful in addressing lawyers’ fees for at least the past 15 years (since 2004). Unless there is a significant change in management, we should not expect a change of this issue.

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    “If “We Gatherin ” in 2020 to ” Invest ” and not just fete it would help to gather up some changes to the laws relating to CLIENT’S ACCOUNTS”

    good one.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    Mr Blogmaster, lots of things are immoral and some of those immoral acts are also legally punished as crimes however even those latter matters when amicably/quickly resolved to the consent of all concerned can be thus fully ‘dismissed’ by the courts .

    That to lead into your remark: “The practice of lawyers repaying monies to clients on condition they do not prosecute is immoral and continues to compromise the justice system.”

    As noted above, if the monies are repaid (with interest) why is the moral equivalence of the ‘theft’ any longer a real concern!

    There is a problem surely but our mores have long forever been badly compromised … The legal profession is NOT the only culprit in this regard.

    And @Dr Lucas why throw in the slavery trope re Bajans docility!

    Aren’t most of our lawyers descendants of the same people! … So are we docile and polite or greedy and aggressive … Or is it that lawyers are from a special ancestral group…🤔

    In sum let’s cut the BS emotive clap trap and deal with your valid blunt realities like the entrenched legislative structures etc. … Those are the reasons there will be no escape from this legal pergatory … Has not a freaking, damn thing to do with our fore-parents status!

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  • @Dee Word

    You are saying citizens should detach themselves from the needs of the country? It comes back to ordinary citizens understanding the power that resides in their domain.

    @Bajans

    No Jeff colum today.

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  • @Grenville

    This is a matter that would resonate with the people, more than ISO? Once goodwill is generated the ISO narrative can be attached.

    Go for it!

    >

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  • Aren’t most of our lawyers descendants of the same people! … So are we docile and polite or greedy and aggressive … Or is it that lawyers are from a special ancestral group…

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

    From the top to the bottom the legal and judicial system is populated by the poor black man.

    His/her behavior is no different from the standard poor black man we meet every day on here.

    It is a poverty of spirit that the poor refers to more than it does actual riches.

    They have no wealth, lots of riches, but no wealth.

    … and that’s why the poor black man will always remain poor!!

    Colour and gender have nothing to do with it because you will find the poor black man can also be white and female!!

    It is what goes on in the head of the poor black man that earns him/her the description “poor black man”!!

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  • There is a friend of mine who was divorced in 2017. The Court ordered she should pay her ex-husband a percentage of the value of her house. Unfortunately for her, he remains living there, waiting until she “pays him out, while verbally abusing her and her children……. or anyone who may visit the house.

    She decided to get a loan from the bank to “pay out” the ex-husband and gave the cheque bearing her ex’s name to her lawyer, to pass on to his (ex) lawyer. Her lawyer said it cannot be done that way and explained he has to meet with the ex’s lawyer, as well as to draft up legal papers to facilitate the “paying out.”

    For this service, the lawyer said his charges are $600 for legal fees and $800 for rendering legal services, which, to my mind, is an easy $1,400.

    My questions are:

    (1). It is necessary to have a lawyer involved in this matter, when the lady could have easily ascertained the percentage amount to be paid and pay the ex according to the Court’s ruling?

    In other words, if the value of the house is $40,000 and she has to pay him 20% of the value, which is $8,000…… why could she not give him that amount, without the intervention of a lawyer?

    Or, why could she not draft an expenditure voucher, describing the nature of the payment and have the ex sign along with two witnesses for both parties?

    (2). Why would a lawyer charge two different fees for providing, which is, in my opinion, the same service (unless I’m informed otherwise)?

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  • Greed coupled with laziness … a deadly combination!!

    Unfortunately, that’s the lot of the poor black man.

    That’s what keeps him/her poor.

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  • Two of the seven venal sins

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_deadly_sins

    Mind you, we all have to some extent these sins within us and so any one of us can very easily become a poor black man.

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  • That is such a fucking, racist lie

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  • William Skinner

    All yuh need to note how rapidly the constitution can be changed to protect and advance the movers and shakers but it is like molasses going up a hill when it comes to protecting the masses from the parasites. People who spend twenty five plus years in parliament now pretending that they only became aware of what is wrong wid de country last week and the apologists gobbling up the crap like land turtles thrown into a pit toilet. Eating crap and calling um ice cream. This is tragic comedy.
    People in power who practice law all their working lives suddenly have a revelation that the profession needs regulation. Man this is clown prince stuff. Crop over start !!!!!

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  • @John
    “Greed coupled with laziness”

    Guess we would have gone around in circles and solved nothing.
    Racist BS seem to be your contribution to this circle

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  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    @ Mr. Vincent Codrington

    I am but a simple man devoid of any reasoning skills and understanding of these things physical as you,one versed in multiple disciplines, would be more familiar with.

    However it would seem to me that you are alluding to something deeper than this “…Brownian Motion, named after the Scottish botanist Robert Brown, or pedesis, the seemingly random movement of particles suspended in a fluid…”

    In fact, seeing you to be a “man of letter” and possibly even a travelling man? I would seek to disavow (you, or is that not disabuse?) any collusion in what is a random “collision” in the ideas of the Honourable and my own.

    In fact you may recall that when asked about other online ombudsman like initiatives the Honourable Blogmaster graciously declined.

    I am genuinely discombobulated by what is his 360 degree turnaround in this matter.

    2 days ago, my Dearest SSS made two submissions that caught me unawares.

    Both were directed at the Original David of BU.

    I will tell you truthfully, they caught me midstream, their intensity transcended this digital medium and knocked me back a few paces.

    I understand that running a blog one has to become good at juggling diverse opinions and ideas and, periodically, to get things moving, be confrontational, even if it is not your position.

    There are 3 people who facilitate this blog, but the one who is the Centre of Gravity is David.

    And articles like this show that he, while under great pressure from the Office of the Attorney General Teets, continues to fight the good fight.

    I may be wrong cause I am not omniscient BUT HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL…

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  • April 14, 2019 9:56 AM

    Hi David:

    You have identified the root cause of the problem – lawyers’ fees are legislated.@@@

    You have no clue, the fee is made to make them self rich and to have status, the main problem after the fees is that the lawyers know what you have and then try to teeefff it right from under you,

    When you lawyers and you to be paid the lawyer get the check in his name and cash it and they will not give you your money, , NOW you have to go and pay another lawyer to get your money, and hope this one doesn’t do the same , The banks seem to in this for then that money in some cases never leave that BANK it may say in a different account , year will pass as that lawyer make money from loans and interest on the account of the lawyer and even when paid you get no interest on the fund for those years so the lawyer are paid twice as they wait for you t die so now your family may have to get another lawyer to get those funds depends on WILL and Probate, all along they are living and the game keeps going, They need to give you your funds no later than 30 days after the funds are cleared and the bank also need to keep you informed instead of telling you to go talk to your lawyer who is not talking to you,

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  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    @ the Honourable Blogmaster your assistance please with an item here thank you

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    I actually see how the demons in the bar association wear down their victims on the island……i saw this article sometime last week, and looked at this beast in all her deceit and said to myself…she will not suck my energy on this topic that we spent years exposing the criminality of the lodge clique for a fraternity…

    … in that i was able to understand how they broke the spirits and souls of their victims/clients…while robbing them…

    All the crap she is talking, Therold Fields dragged a senor citizen from UK he robbed f THROUGH THE SUPREME COURT FOR 8 YEARS FOR HER OWN MONEY, OWN PROPERTY…BEFORE THE APPEALS COURT DISBARRED HIM…so for her to tell these outrageous lies knowing what these lawyers’ victims are subjected to …she herself has no goddamn soul…

    Pacha…we really gotta stop black people from referring to themselves as poor….the most they are, are victims of useless black leaders…but black people are the wealthiest people on the planet…by virtue of their African ancestry…ya done know how that galls greedy, lazy poor ass racists…

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  • I left the UK and visited Barbados in October of this year to seek advice from a lawyer named Sharon Carter. Who supported my now deceased grandfather in getting his 92 year old sister who has dimenture to sign away her land to him that is located in Barbados. When I confronted Sharon Cacillia Ida Carter to question her unlawful action. I faced many brick walls. I made other calls to obtain legal advice and support in Barbados but no one would assist. I left Barbados after recognising that the whole legal system in Barbados is corrupt and in need of a full investigation.

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  • It is clear as a matter or urgency there should be a judicial inquiry in to the legal profession in Barbados. Over to you, prime minister.
    But the governor general is a lawyer; the prime minister is a lawyer; the president of the senate is a lawyer; and the speaker of the House is a lawyer. Help! Bring back Donville.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    No Mr Blogmaster, I would never want “citizens [to] detach themselves from the needs of the country” …. However, trying to be morally righteous/just re ANY professional group in this era of tremendous widespread moral depravity is the problem … NOT the engagement to societal problems!

    @ John, you are shockingly amazing 😂

    You had the gumption, cajones or otherwordly temerity to mouth the outlandish lie that “Trump, a non lawyer, is now proven by Mueller to be squeaky clean!!…America has never had a cleaner president!!”…what a lark.

    And then to offer the philisophically sounding mumbo jumbo about poor Black men. Amazing!

    And for the record our Auditor General has “investigated”
    ‘from the PM back down’ for years at a very cheap price tab!

    Lots of info on how squeaky clean we are as well too…

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  • I think this client/lawyer/bank/money is one of the easiest things to fix.
    We get fixated with treason and hacking of the Government which will involve at most two or three Bajans…
    Let’s go for the easy fix that will help many… separating lawyers from their clients’ monies.

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Theo…anger will be the order of the day…when those who marginalize, disenfranchise, practice racism and segregation against the majority population… on the island…realize that they have been checkmated….by KARMA…

    watch how many of them who did not want to identify with anything or anyone African will suddenly have 20 black, black, black grandmothers and grandfathers…all out of Africa…lol…but before, when they saw a black person..they turned up their noses and try to make as much strife as they could….wait until the reality really sets in…most people do not fully understand what is ahead…

    it’s the jokers in parliament and the bar association who will look even more stupid for the sell out traitors they have been against their own people for decades…they too got the Karma checkmate..lowlife Judases

    Africa must be warned about those sell outs, they sold out Barbados and they will sell out the Continent…given the right opportunity…that is all they know..

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    “I made other calls to obtain legal advice and support in Barbados but no one would assist. I left Barbados after recognising that the whole legal system in Barbados is corrupt and in need of a full investigation.”

    And that is the honest truth and reality of the criminals for lawyers in Barbados…and what they do to their victims…..starting in the parliament and bar association..

    so don’t mind lying Liesel.

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  • Where is the letter sent to the BBA or Disciplinary Committee?

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  • It’s organized crime, but with criminals running the legal system
    Bizarroe’s World
    1984
    Animal farm
    Groundhog Day
    ]Alice in Wonderland
    Well past the tipping point

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  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    @ Theophillus Gazerts

    My man Theophillus

    Do you remember this “biopic” of my grandson?

    Here it is below

    And the concept was and is very simple really

    In fact you Theophillus Gazerts said it above and I quote

    “…I am not well versed in these matters, but would suggest the following

    (a).The lawyers fees be established and that three checks be made as follows:

    (1).lawyers fees in the lawyers name

    (2).the remaining fees (minus 10% of the lawyers fees) MUST BE in the clients name

    (3).That 10% [ALL OF THE LAWYERS FEES ARE HELD, YOU SAID 10% BUT I SAY ALLLLLL] of the lawyer’s fees is held in some escrow account or a 3 month CD and and is for situations where lawyers underestimated their fees..

    The monies must be paid out TO SELLERS, in full, and as reconciled, at the end of 3 months.

    What is ironic about all this chatter that is on this blog today is what I arrived at 12 years ago!!!

    And what the E-Platform that the Go Fund Me proposed was 2 gateways for the Third Party Movement to ” INVEST IN” outside of the stranglehold that currently exists in Barbados!

    Imagine that TWELVE YEARS AGO!!

    But you understand the currency of the DELIVERABLE A THIRD PARTY BRINGS TO THE BAJAN ELECTORATE WHEN THEY DELIVER THIS???

    Now I ask you to observe the seeming Collusion between the Honourable Blogmaster and me.

    He says and I quote

    “…April 14, 2019 12:27 PM

    @Grenville

    This is a matter that would resonate with the people, more than ISO? Once goodwill is generated the ISO narrative can be attached.

    Go for it!…”

    Are you understanding this artful wile?

    Here is an idea that would resound with tens of thousands of bajans, which de ole man been promoting AS A CENTRAL THEME FOR A THIRD PARTY MOVEMENT, being repackaged and sold out to The Liar Grenville Phillips as a ISO 9000 PROJECT!

    I have grown to accept that all people ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL THEOPHILLUS.

    All I do nowadays is observe how, after sitting to table with them all, how they walk away, refashion what is omnibus patented AND SEEK TO BRING IT TO TABLE AS THEIRS.

    it is in their nature Theophillus Gazerts and that CANNOT BE REMOVED

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  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    @ the Honourable Blogmaster your assistance please with an item here for Theophillus Gazerts thank you

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @PUDRYR at 1:36 PM

    Thanks for the reassurance. As you know these are the days of conspiracy practitioners,so I am “”upping” my awareness game.

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  • Can anyone tell us why money in a Client’s account should not be available to the client within 20 working days of a request for the money by the client ?

    Do lawyers routinely use client’s money as cash flow or for short term investments ?

    How many Bajans would say to a lawyer ” I want my wrasse hole money or elsie .? or play Rihanna’s song ” *itch better have my money ?

    Bajans are very passive people and take a lot of abuse by the so called leaders.

    In another blog I posted this and it failed to generate interest.

    “Modified briefings were also held with the Social Partnership – that is the trade unions and private sector – as well as with the heads of social agencies in education and welfare, charging them to formulate programmes to inform policies that would help combat the worrying increasing lawlessness.”

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/239303/security-worry

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  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    @ Brother Hants I responded to your post and said this

    @ Brother Hants

    Wait for it, wait for it…

    You said and I quote

    “…“The security threat posed by gunmen is more dire than the Government has indicated.

    It’s so serious that the National Security Council, which overseas Barbados’ national security interests, took the unprecedented step to brief all parliamentarians – MPs as well as senators – on the problems being faced…”

    Here is how that will play out Brother Hants

    In a few weeks or slightly longer, we can expect an “incident” to happen

    Arising from said incident, we can expect a series of follow up lockdowns and interventions.

    This has to happen well in advance of the Gathering since, if it happens too close, it would disrupt the ALL YEAR PARTY THAT IS ANTICIPATED IN 2020

    ALL HAIL MUGABE!!!

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Yeah Lie-sel…we are on to YOU…everyone is….

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  • @ Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right,

    I still frighten to say what I really think but an informant by the name of Memyself thinks that time has been given for people to cover their tracks.

    I thought all like now I would be reading about multi pronged raids by swat and the guns and gangs task force backed up by the Defence force.but…

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  • This bloog needs some eye candy and sweetness

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Bajans need to lose that passivity real fast…they just moved from being a target of violence and hatred from lowlife racists and white supremacist to be elevated to their rightful place on earth as the world’s wealthiest people…making the HATRED, ENVY AND COVETOUSNESS against themselves…even more real…and a hundred fold…so they better stop the bullshit and grow some serious armor..they will need it..

    ya already saw racist John display his envy and covetousness against black bajans just today…well it has not even begun fully yet..

    Although i will always have a place in my heart for US…and the flight is much shorter…reality is reality..

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  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    @ Mr. Vincent Codrington

    Your caution is very much understood in these days when citizens DO NOT PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE COUNTRY BARBADOS but to the back side of Mugabe Mottley

    But, let me just continue slightly further with that Collusion Concept, if I may.

    The Newly Invigorated Honourable Blogmaster said and I quote

    “…S5. Provide an Ageing Report’ of complaints outstanding with the BBA/Disciplinary Committee…”

    Let us suppose that he and I are “colluding” in this collision of concepts, conspiratorially and that we two understand “the disruption of the Mugabe regime if, in addition to said report that he speaks of in his article above, imagine what this would do Mr. Codrington!!!

    Imagine what said report, one generated by the freestanding Reporting platform de ole man was suggesting to him, did this

    “…S5. Provided an Ageing Report’ of complaints outstanding AGAINST SPECIFIC LAWYERS with the BBA/Disciplinary Committee, THE NATURE OF THE MATTER IN DETAIL AND THE $$ AMOUNT INVOLVED IN THE COMPLAINT.

    Now let us go a step further Mr. Codrington and extrapolate the damage such would impact on the BLP.

    Imagine if say Eddie, the Biter of Muffs of Ladies of the Night, OR RALPH with the thorn in his side, or Kerrie Oblong head were among those implicated???

    Can you imagine the Machiavellian lengths that the Honourable Blogmaster and I would have gone to, if, unknown to the Mugabe Regime, we did conspire to run a “Good Cop, Bad Cop” routine on the Mugabe Regime?

    Whu after all, de ole man is using Telegram pun a phone with a disabled SIM with no correlated IMEI!!

    Hmmmmm….

    But you do comprehend the power of this Unintended? COLLUSION and its impact on the 30 ministers dat Mugabe has around her.

    ALL HAIL MUGABE!!!

    You feeling me???

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  • It is a fair judgement to presume that all lawyers in barbados are currently involved in serious crimes.

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  • Hal Austin
    April 14, 2019 1:47 PM

    It is clear as a matter or urgency there should be a judicial inquiry in to the legal profession in Barbados. Over to you, prime minister. But the governor general is a lawyer;

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

    She also was a judge .. and is now a former judge with a decision outstanding for nearly 3 years.

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Yep..they are a criminal enterprise and criminal syndicate all rolled into one…you would be shocked, literally, by what we have found..

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  • Amm sorry to interpret but the whacker is missing
    Where is Bush Tea. Not possible for him to be hiding this long when the country is looking for good leadership
    Where is Bush Tea

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Since Dale Whistleblower is all on board with making sure criminal charges are in the futures of those who commit these heinous crimes in Barbados…AND…he is kinda sorta taking credit for opening Barbados’ doors…real, real wide for Interpol…we will make sure he gives the information to interpol..just so he can be the hero…

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  • Sunshine Sunny Shine

    If the legal fraternity is so bad, why do we insist on electing lawyers as our state leaders knowing fully well that their policy decisions are intended to benefit or protect them?

    If we know that the BLP and DLP are parties have over the years dealt with bajans very scrappy, but have spared no moment wasting time in creating carefully prepared nest eggs for themselves, why do we still vote them in?

    If we know that no lawyer, no politician, no wealth business person, no person of prominence are never incarcerated for wrongdoing but wrongdoing is attached to their name, why are we not boycotting them or protesting against this onesided unfairness?

    If we know that a politician will promise us a whole heap of shite so they can win and forget all about their promises afterwards, why do we still entertain the same shite promises every time that elections come around?

    If we know that Mia and her bloated cabinet is an unfair justification in a situation where she promised that all must feel the pain, but only those at the bottom are bearing it, how could we continue to believe that she intends to rule Barbados in fairness when it is obvious that her concept of fair is onesided?

    If we know that the Bar Association pampers politicians when they pilfer clients money and that they have set up the system to have payments in land matters transferred to their accounts, why are we not writing the Bar Associaton, the Chief Justice, Prime Minister Rogue-Works, to have this change immediately as a demand from the citizenry?

    Why are there no petitions against the judicial system for its disrespect to clients and lawyers who steals clients money not heard in a court of law before a grand jury?

    David

    You wrote a good article. It sounds very much like you, but still, my respect for you and what you use to stand for is gone. I honestly hope you are not kissing the ass of the BLP or have BLP operatives involve in your blog. I am yet to see you write a piece on Mottley’s very controversial decisions in the first few months of her stewardship as PM. Or is that you waiting for a year to past. In any event, I won’t be commenting on here too often, and eventually not at all. I have 5 posters already done for your blog. Just do not know if I should release them on here.

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  • While overseas i was in the process of selling some property in barbados
    Hearing so much bad things about lawyers
    I left nothing to chance and called that lawyer at every chance i got
    I remeber his secretary telling me on some ocassions he was in court
    Howver my determination to collect my monies when the property was sold outweighed his daily rituals
    Couldn’t care less … i recevied all of my money right after the transaction was finalised in less than six months

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  • Sure, the Barbadian Bar Association is a syndicate. But everyone knows that.

    Thanks to “free” education in Barbados, everyone has at least three lawyers in the family who can take care of your affairs. You really have to be very stupid or very naive to confide in a third party lawyer.

    I don’t understand the excitement about the lawyers’ fees either. It’s the same all over the world. The lawyers have to make a living from something.

    The problem is rather that the local legal market is saturated. There are hardly any real estate transactions at the moment, except for the chattel houses. But you can’t make money with them anyway.

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Nobody ain’t tiefin chattel houses unless it got nuff, nuff acreage…any lawyer will tell ya that..

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  • Caswell Franklyn March 16, 2016 12:43 AM

    David

    The Disciplinary Committee of the Bar Association was not designed to be effective. It is a tool to help lawyers get away with wrongdoing by giving the impression that something is being done.

    When lawyers steal or otherwise defraud clients, they should be brought before the courts like any other suspected criminal. In most instances where theft by a lawyer is reported to the police, the complainant is directed to the Disciplinary Committee. Very rarely do police take action against lawyers. The system was designed by lawyers to benefit lawyers.

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Yep..Dale Whistleblower is going to help us clean up all the nasty corruption in the judiciary and bar association..who better than him to make sure outside agencies know wuh a go on and who is what…am sure he will be morethan happy to.

    “Barbados Chief Justice Threatened Political Action Against National Park If Personal Lawsuit Against Him Was Not Dropped – Secret Meeting Not So Secret Anymore!

    Posted by BFP

    “I was invited by Peter Simmons to this house on March 14, 2007 to meet his brother Sir David Simmons. He had with him a copy of a document which I understood to be a lawsuit which named him. Throughout the course of the discussion Sir David expressed his displeasure at being included in the lawsuit and that he wished to be removed from it. He also let me know that the existence of the lawsuit could compromise the efforts of FOGH to see the creation of a National Park.”

    … Sworn documented testimony of a secret meeting with Barbados Chief Justice David Simmons, his brother, Barbados diplomat Peter Simmons and environmental consultant Stuart Heaslet.

    Evidence Shows Chief Justice Simmons Violated Every Rule In The Judges’ Book… And A Few Others Too!

    According to sworn documented testimony, Barbados Chief Justice David Simmons linked the creation of a National Park at Graeme Hall to the dropping of a personal lawsuit against him – a lawsuit that had NOTHING TO DO WITH THE NATIONAL PARK!

    David Simmons, who was once the Attorney General of Barbados and a Senior Minister in the Cabinet of the former BLP Government under Prime Minister Owen Arthur, is probably one of the most powerful, influential and well-connected people on this island. His controversial and inappropriate appointment by Owen Arthur forever tainted the office of the Chief Justice with the stink of politics.

    Now we see exactly what it means when a senior politician is appointed as the highest judge in the land: because David Simmons unethically linked the dropping of a personal lawsuit against him to the efforts of citizens to create a National Park.

    Shame! Shame!

    What foul lack of integrity and bad character would cause a man to try and save his own skin by destroying a national initiative that would have benefited all citizens of Barbados?

    I spit on the ground in front of Chief Justice “Sir” David Anthony Cathcart Simmons.

    Keltruth Blog has the disgusting story and publishes the court documents HERE.”

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  • Another article in an occasional series about “teefing” lawyers.

    What about a lawyer who negotiated a settlement for an accident victim and included the cost of his services in the negotiated amount and when he was paid by the Insurance Company billed his client for his fee- double dipping to a new level or is that par for the course.

    The PM is a lawyer and knows the inner workings of how the legal fraternity operates in Barbados and when some lady at the recent Q & A in Toronto asked about corruption in Barbados and how people stealing her property, the PM said words to the effect that if yuh got property in Bim yuh have to come home occasionally and look after it ( another plug for We gathering). In fairness to my lawyer friends she didn’t say that it was lawyer(s) who were stealing her property it could be her close relatives or friends or whomever ( I know a man who lived in Canada and built a house in Barbados with his wife who was looking after the local affairs and when he turned up at the retirement home he was shown the door as everything was in de wife’s name)

    I won’t tell the Gov’t how to police lawyers (God Knows I have made suggestions on the blogs) the majority of the Parliamentary Reps know what is fair and equitable but if a lawyer is in the process of “unfairing” you, do what an acquaintance of mine did, he told him he was going to turn up at social and community events he was likely to be at and embarrass him. He told him if he ran into him at the Supermarket or any daily activity he was going to make sure that everyone in the vicinity knows about what is going on. Next ting the lawyer’s Secretary was on the phone asking him to come to the Office to pick up…….

    Now if de lawyer aint got no shame, yuh got another problem, suffice to say I know what worked with another legal maguffy but if I relay that info it would give the Government an excuse to shut down the blog.

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  • A Bajan saying,” High wind know where old house live.”

    The lawyers know who to play with. The decent, polite ones who would be more embarrassed than the lawyer to turn up at the events and behave in such a manner. And the ones that are too sane to behave like a mad person.

    As Bushie would say, ” Not stinking Donna.” Whatever is necessary!

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  • Seems like I am no longer the only one dealing with your sick ass.

    I hate lies and you constantly lie. That is why I “hang on your every word”. I don’t really though. I just point out your every LIE. When you stop lying I shall not bother with you any more. Try it and see!

    Squeaky clean like the Graeme Hall swamp!

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  • Donna
    April 14, 2019 9:42 PM

    Seems like I am no longer the only one dealing with your sick ass.

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

    Poor you, …. such a grave responsibility you have undertaken!!

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  • One thing I will tell you with no fear of contradiction …. no other politician in this world has ever had the type of resources spent to investigate him … or her …. than has Donald John Trump!!

    Whether you like to admit it or not that has to make him the cleanest politician this earth has ever known … unless someone can dig up some dirt on him.

    All the resources of first world America deployed and yet to date, no fault can be found in him.

    I see he is named John too!!

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  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    You know something though?

    I am starting to realize that we Bajans love this sort of thing though

    We like getting bu** and it would appear that de bigger de instrument, de better.

    Seriously this IS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE!

    De easiest online form builder solution will show how this would work

    https://form.jotform.com/91039371268157

    The E Platform that is being built will have several other features but this should show wunna how simple it is going to be to enforce compliance WITH PEOPLE WHO FEEL DEM IS A LAW UNTO THEMSELVES

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  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    De ole man is serious about this online ombudsman

    The issue always was and will be cost

    The fact is that Politicians who are generally lawyers WILL NEVER POLICE THEMSELVES

    BUT, and here is the thing, they will not need to

    Any Bajan or person conducting business in Barbados WHO HAS BEEN ROBBED, would come to the site and upload their information to the Legal Ombudsman.

    So what happens next?

    The general public would com to the online site and do a query on Dale Skin Teets and, in time, 1-2 years we would got all of Teets & Pain and Ralph and Oblong Head records.

    I wonder effin de ole man cud get de Luminary Jeff Cumberbatch to be interested in a thing like dat for he UWI campus.

    I mean he cud go to de inter American Development Bank and ask for a grant for dis

    And use student to go to the registry and populate the data bases

    What say you Luminary Cumberbatch?

    At least this way it could be said that the Campus is doing something meaningful!

    But then again maybe Donna my sisteren is right about “the snake will never cut off its own head”

    Not calling The Luminary a snake but wunna understand de imagery of law students aiding in a mechanism that keeps them honest

    I wonder effin de Honourable Blogmaster would be interested effin I was to axe he again?

    Honourable Blogmaster could you use this embed code here just to show the People and Sheeple the Raw Power of taking back their money from teifing lawyers

    https://form.jotform.com/jsform/91039371268157

    Of course effin you was to do that it might suggest a Brownian complicity and we don’t want that do we?

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  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    There is a part of the Holy Bible that I love

    It goes like this

    “…“Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin…”

    The poor parallel I would wish to draw here is that ALL THESE YEARS HENCE, “the only power that these politicians could have over us, is Power from the Throne of God, WHICH THEY DO NOT HAVE!

    I Piece uh de Rock Yeah Right speak these words to wunna, He Who I serve has shown me many many things among which are the means to destroy these thriving men an women.

    To humble them and make them our servants AS THEY SHOULD BE.

    Imagine lawyers working their butts off because THEY GET WORK BECAUSE OF GOOD REFERRALS?

    Wouldn’t that excite all of you?

    So let me cap this off with the Word of My God

    “…Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied…”

    Either what I am proposing here to you is prophecy or de ole man is a Caligula case.

    But DO NOT TAKE MY WORD FOR IT, let time prove de ole man wrong

    Let it be that you help de ole man build the online Ombudsman FOR THE USE OF THE THIRD PARTY MOVEMENT and let us see what it does with the BLP regime.

    Ahhhhhh now ALL OF YOU STARTING TO GET A GLIMPSE OF THE POSSIBILITIES NOW ARENT YOU?

    And suddenly I ent so mad after all heheheheh

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  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    *** Not thriving but teifing

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  • Will take a look at it this week. Creating the form is no issue. If youcreate a professional header for a Page, will host it on BU in the fine tuning stage.

    List fields for the form to improve what you submitted if any.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @John you use this platform to perpetuate a list of blatant lies related to your political favorites . What should bother us other bloggers is how you then speak of your local scholarship and pronounce an honesty and transparency on other matters…when do we believe your integrity amidst the lies. Alas!

    The president of the US is a pathological LIAR. Those bits of dirt are displayed daily so not too much effort to dig up.

    Dirt is found in every review or investigation of his businesses or political actions.

    For the record:

    His Trump Foundation charity has been ordered dissolved by the courts and he and his family banned from such activities for a period of years.

    Dirty and guilty.

    He has been indicted as a co-conspirator to a man CONVICTED of illegal campaign financial activity related to paying off two women re maintaing secrecy on sexual trysts. Nothing squeaky clean there.

    He was shown in an extensive NYT report to have manipulated his family finances in ways that were illegal…maybe the time to bring charges has elapsed but quite obviously there was nothing squeaky clean about those irregularities.

    His University settled their cases of false advertising and related civil irregularities brought against him. Clearly proven to be a dirty operator.

    And this Mueller report suggests that his actions were tantamount to obstructing justice despite the reality that no actual criminal charges can practically be brought to win a case. What can be squeaky clean about that.

    But then again you did note that “he is named John too” so clearly lying comes easy to both of you!

    Alas.

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  • And this Mueller report suggests that his actions were tantamount to obstructing justice despite the reality that no actual criminal charges can practically be brought to win a case.

    THESE ARE THE WORDS OF A NASTY STINKING LIAR AND SEMI ILLITERATE AND A NOBODY
    IT IS SENSELESS FOR THE DRIBBLER SCUM TO CONTINUE TRYING TO DEGRADE THE POTUS WHO IS DOING A VERY GOOD JOB DESPITE THE SENSELESS OPPOSITION AND RESISTANCE HE FACES

    DRIBBLER , YOU CANNOT WALK TEN FEET IN THE SHOES OF EITHER JOHN K OR DONALD J

    WHY DONT YOU RETURN TO YOUR LAIR YOU STUPID SNAKE

    WHO ARE YOU?
    ARE YOU KNOWN TO ANYONE? ANYWHERE?
    WHAT HAVE YOU EVER ACCOMPLISHED, YA MORON

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  • RE One thing I will tell you with no fear of contradiction …. no other politician in this world has ever had the type of resources spent to investigate him … or her …. than has Donald John Trump!!

    THIS CAN NOT BE REFUTED JOHN

    RE All the resources of first world America deployed and yet to date, no fault can be found in him.

    THIS CAN NOT BE REFUTED EITHER JOHN

    I JUST ADMIRE HOW HE SURVIVES AMIDST THE HATE AND SIILY RESISTANCE AND OBSTRUCTION HE FACES

    IT IS HILARIOUS

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  • .. greatest show on earth!!

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  • All of you have emptied your views about Trump, no more on this blog please.

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  • You know Piece, the people are afraid that they get sued and feel that the system would be rigged against them. Sometimes all they need to do is send copious e-mails to their attorneys and publish them and their responses or note that they have received no response. No other comments are needed. Then what can be the defamation.? People can read and understand.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    Mr Blogmaster we can all agree that “All of you have emptied your views about Trump, no more on this blog please” is ideal…but it’s utterly distressing that repeteadly such level of vitriol and blatant absurdity is authored by your “accomplished” bloggers and they are given a free pass!

    Free speech is a noble goal but why do you find it acceptable to allow rather obvious folly and falsehood on ANY subject on the blog !

    The insults are immaterial but blatant falsehoods should be called out and addressed whether it’s about Mia , Stewart or Trump.

    Do you believe that decent men or women can blatantly lie about their political champions but then speak always truthfully in other areas of expertise …anyhow, proceed onward; crooked, lying Bajan lawyers immersed in political machinations obviously have nothing in common with other Bajan professionals fabricating on other matters.

    I gone.

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  • @Dee Word

    The regulars on this blog know the views on Trump. Some believe and others are being provocative. We have a choice to use the blog for a productive result. The choice is yours.

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  • David….please get Jeff to address this issue of Lawyers in Barbados and why it takes lawyers to be involved in most transactions. I know it may take him MANY articles but we need to get these parasites off our backs.

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  • David
    April 15, 2019 9:18 AM

    @Dee Word
    The regulars on this blog know the views on Trump. Some believe and others are being provocative. We have a choice to use the blog for a productive result. The choice is yours.

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

    Doesn’t the whole exercise of investigation of politicians merit consideration in this age of corruption?

    Trump just happens to be one highly visible politician that was investigated for whatever it was he was being investigated.

    Under what circumstances could we or should we investigate ours?

    Do we need to actually specify and allege a crime for which they would be investigated?

    Is it ok to say that since Donville was caught money laundering and accepting bribes that all politicians should be investigated for money laundering and corruption?

    Come to think of it, shouldn’t ours be agitating for investigation so they too can be cleared of whatever the populace imagines about them?

    Same goes for lawyers.

    All politicians and lawyers are now branded as devils.

    Should we be allowed to so brand them and they have no form of redress?

    Trump was really not exonerated of anything because no one knows for what he was being investigated.

    The investigation was really to find something to investigate!!

    Besides being the greatest show on earth, isn’t it also unconscionable?

    I think before investigation takes place a crime needs to be alleged.

    When Barbadians cry out (BTW the subject of this blog) they should do so with specificity.

    Weeping wailing and gnashing of teeth is a waste of time.

    If someone is guilty, bring the evidence and follow due process!!

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  • @David

    Great piece on the perpetual tyranny being endured by the great people of Barbados when it comes to “LAWYERS” & “MONIES”…

    In 2013, several months after my beautiful daughter had passed away due to a very rare form of brain tumour & the gross medical negligence involved in her healthcare – my wife & I decided to honour her memory by launching a charity in Barbados as an extension of the parent charity here in the UK…

    In January 2013, we came to Barbados and went to the former Solicitor General’s Chambers (who was domiciled in the building opposite the taxi stand in Lower Broad St.)…

    One of the ‘Partners’ saw my wife & I, to discuss what we wanted to do on the island, as a way forward to help kids & young people who suffer from neurological anomalies and will need advanced clinical help abroad (something the charity would pay for)…

    We were given a quote for fees in the vicinity of about $3000!

    Looking at a basic Constitution for the Charity along with documentary submission to “Corporate Affairs & Intellectual property Offices” at Warrens could NOT surely cost that kinda’ money?

    We decided to shop around.

    Enter: one of the brother’s from our local SDA Church – both he & his Dad are also lawyers – suggesting that I come to see him given he could have everything done for us quickly!

    When I showed him a copy of the Constitution document which (Charles – my Scottish business partner) and I worked on for a week while I was in Barbados in Jan ’13 (doing the vast bulk of it via email, SKYPE & FB) he said that clearly, a “LAWYER” did not write the document… (LMBO)

    He then said he could “REDRAFT” the DOC for just under a $1000!!!

    My wife & I thanked him, SMILED* broadly and left his offices on Roebuck Street…

    Conclusion of the matter: In the end, I did the entire DOC myself; got the paperwork (Application) from “CORPORATE AFFAIRS” in Warrens – filled it out and submitted all the relevant documents and went back to the UK… 3 months later, my brother-in-law (one of the Trustees) received the ‘Certificate of Registration’ (with a TOTAL COST to us of a simple FEE* to the Barbados GOV)…

    #INGLORIOUSBASTERDS!!!

    No wonder JESUS CHRIST pronounced a – (“Woe to you lawyers”)!!!

    For the BIBLE* reminds us that:

    “From the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who was killed between the altar and the sanctuary. Yes, I tell you, all of it will be charged to this generation…” (This is the WOE* TO reLIEgious leaders)!!!

    YESHUA* continues with His condemnatory remarks:

    “Woe to you experts in the law! For you have taken away the key to knowledge. You yourselves have not entered, and you have hindered those who were entering.”

    WHAT A STATEMENT OF FACT!!! What a damning indictment upon a nebulous fraternity of individuals who clearly have been “CURSED” by GOD HIMSELF because of the lurid machinations of men & women in the legal profession who have about as much clean “MORAL GUMPTION” as a SKUNK!!!

    The Bible says: “As Jesus went on from there, the scribes & Pharisees began to oppose Him bitterly and to ply Him with questions about many things…”(Luke 11:51-53)

    WHY?

    Were they so “PISSED OFF” at JESUS*? Was it because of His denunciation of their malignant practices given how He had exposed them for who they really were?

    LAWYERS* are treacherous sewers of disgustingly pernicious bile that they pipe down through society as the lapdogs of the establishment elites who give them insalubrious cover based on all the “WICKEDNESS” & “EVIL” these basterds do to the innocent & the vulnerable!!!

    Stay tuned folks – #PitchForks are coming!!!

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  • TB why are you scared to name names?

    #Gollops?

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  • Dreamstarworld,

    You surely do not work in the City. Otherwise you would know that the solicitors and barristers in London charge you up to 700 or even 1000 GBP per hour. In comparison to these prices Barbadian lawyers are really cheap

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  • @ Tron,

    Charges vary. Magic Circle charges, with dozens of fee-charging partners, are at the top end, for obvious reasons. High street, one desk practices charge a lot less.

    @ Dreamstarworld,

    Not unusual at all. I once presented a draft of a letter to be sent out by a local attorney regarding property and he charged me nearly Bds$500. In London, I had a payment dispute and did most of the work myself; at the end, my solicitor, who later became a judge, thanked me, admitted I did most of the work and his modest fee was paid by the other side.
    It is cultural.

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  • Tron
    April 15, 2019 10:43 AM

    Dreamstarworld,
    You surely do not work in the City. Otherwise you would know that the solicitors and barristers in London charge you up to 700 or even 1000 GBP per hour. In comparison to these prices Barbadian lawyers are really cheap

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

    What bang for your buck do you get?

    … or put differently ..

    Good work no cheep … cheep work no good!!

    Not that I am agreeing that it costs less in Barbados than the UK, quite the contrary, my experience 1998-2005 is that Barbados legal fees were twice those in the UK!!

    … but I will admit the local lawyers had a pecuniary interest in the outcome of the case and inflated their fees.

    … put differently, Barbadian lawyers don’t always charge by the hour!!

    Perhaps they have more difficulty now not charging by the hour given the 2008 Rules but my guess is they will always find ways to inflate their fees.

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