Donville Inniss GUILTY as Charged

Millar told the court that in August 2015, she attended a meeting with former chief executive officer (CEO) of ICBL Ingrid Innes and former senior vice-president with responsibility for business development and marketing Alex Tasker.

Following that meeting, she said Innes instructed her to make “an urgent payment” of a referral bonus to Inniss.

She said she was uncomfortable with the request made by Innes as he was “politically exposed” and she enquired if she Innes had cleared such a transaction with the company’s chairman John Wight, to which Innes responded, “It’s fine”.

Barbados Today

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  • Bu Thursday we bajans will see if Pornville is a bad boy and if strings get pulled!

    Ladies and gentlemen of the jury what say ye on Money laundering and Pornville?

    Guilty you RH, guilty as charged!!!

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  • I am surprise that Inniss did not speak on his behalf and that did his defence did not call any witnesses. If indeed the money entered the US the way the prosecution said it did then I think he is cooked.

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  • By Thursday the jury would hear
    It it doesn’t fit u must acquit

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  • Donville had an opportunity to break up that criminal syndicate that is DBLP in Barbados and he played uppity like if he was still in Barbados doing shite, now he has been rolled over by the bus driven by the syndicate members, so whatever he gets he will have to take.

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  • @Adrian HindsJanuary 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    I am surprise that Inniss did not speak on his behalf and that did his defence did not call any witnesses. If indeed the money entered the US the way the prosecution said it did then I think he is cooked

    His lawyers seem to have no means of fighting the evidence presented, so avoiding jail time seems to be the objective. They will most likely throw him on the mercy of the court and he will avoid jail time because of the relative small sum of money involved.

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  • “chief executive officer (CEO) of ICBL Ingrid Innes and former senior vice-president with responsibility for business development and marketing Alex Tasker.”

    Those paying bribes should be punished just like those receiving bribes.

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  • Bajan NY

    His position as a minister in government will probably work against him.

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  • The evidence presented so far is a slam dunk. Once the US authorities link the payment to Inniss it was curtains. The blogmaster suspects there will be other charges brought.

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  • @Adrian Hinds
    I am surprise that Inniss did not speak on his behalf and that did his defence did not call any witnesses.
    ++++++++++++++
    Inniss could only speak if the defense called him to the stand to testify in his own defense, but that would give the Prosecution the opportunity to cross examine him and who knows where that would lead. Smart lawyers never want to expose their clients to cross examination.

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  • Thought this little tidbit from DI’s lawyer in the opening remarks to the jury was noteworthy…
    “This case is about politics 2000 miles away and you are going to hear about a powerful organisation that collected profits long before Inniss came into office,”

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @ Sargeant, Law101!

    How he heaveans name can Inniss go on the stand … To say what that could validate how an INTERNAL invoice made at ICBL was made payable to him via a US based company while he was at the time a senior member of cabinet of the ring government.

    The only way his lawyer could put him on the stand would be for Inniss to have grounds for appeal for his grossly incompetent attorney!

    @David what other charges do you perceive?

    Are either of the ICBL officers domiciled in US?

    The Bdos govt/DPP has shown no interest in bringing charges.

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  • Fraudsters EXPOSED TO A REAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

    Alex Tasker bai, you and your fraud brother Trevor Tasker are real real Guyanese skunts that feel everybody foolish.

    Along with Bryon Gibson, Frank Drakes and Cardinal Burnett have been engaged in drug trafficking, fraud and money laundering way way too long.

    All of wunna want losting away in Dodds Prison as you all feel that you can keep bribing Political officials and Police to turn a blind eye on your criminal network.

    The USA waiting to put handcuffs on you.

    Not so arrogant now.

    Pure pure FRAUD CRIMINALS.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    Corrections …How IN heaven’s name

    ring= ruling.

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  • I will wait for the jury to decide.

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  • This is so comical!

    At one time this man’s defence was that it was a customary thing for politicians to teif!

    And even in the face of this as well as the evidence against ICBL people giving dis man a free pass?

    Dat is why wunna getting foop daily under the previous and current government

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  • The CRIMINAL SYNDICATE that is DBLP governments must be BROKEN UP. Listen to this one, is he not another policeman turned lawyer like Dave A. Cumberbatch from Arlington Chambers, somehow they can NEVER see a crime nor corruption as long as it’s the scum from the criminal syndicate committing it…corruption and crimes against the people is NOT ILLEGAL IN BARBADOS, money laundering and thefts of public funds is ALL LEGAL, the island is under SEIGE from these useless criminals in the parliament…..and these police turned lawyers ENFORCERS.

    They REFUSE to change 90 year old laws to make these crimes illegal, they all need to be swept up and imprisoned.

    “As far as the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) is concerned, embattled member Donville Inniss should not be on trial.

    At least, says general secretary Guyson Mayers, not by Barbados law.

    “If Mr Inniss’ matter was to be tried under Barbadian law, by now it would have ended because there would be no case against him. Based on what is in the public domain, I am not sure the elements of a charge of money laundering would be satisfied based on the four corners of our domestic legislation,” he said yesterday during a press conference at DLP headquarters, George Street, Belleville, St Michael.”

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  • “Those paying bribes should be punished just like those receiving bribes.”

    Iness is probably hiding her skunky self in Barbados, once she crosses back into Canada, they will hand her ass over to US, am sure there are indictments waiting for her and the other crook Tasker.

    Only in a CORRUPT PIT like Barbados you will find crimes not being crimes.

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  • Piece…. a message has to be sent to the VOTING populi over the next 3 years…KICK ALL LAWYERS OUT…of the parliament…and NEVER, EVER ELECT ANOTHER ONE…they are dangerous, toxic criminals..

    so sharpen up your stoopid cartoon tools.

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  • All of them should be in prison, they continue to be A THREAT to the people, the island AND other countries.

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  • Ah too love when they cocky, arrogant and stupid.

    Ah know alyuh bad but dont forget who got the Money Launderer’s Inc BANK ACCOUNT NUMBERS, SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER and NAMES….ya done know as bad to the bonevand wealthy as ya are from ya crimes against the people…ya handicap is STILL THE SHORT MEMORY THING.

    And with dumbass Lawsuit Lorenzo…yall already on shaky ground.

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  • Guyson should shut up. Verla gave a more reasoned statement. Who is speaking for the DLP anyhow? Verla or one of the traditional old boys?

    I hope that Verla has the balls to do a Mia to the old boys, just as Mia did in the BLP.

    I tired ‘o de ole menses.

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  • Tasker has an identical twin. If i was the twin I would not travel to the USA.

    With identical twins it is damn hard to figure out who is who.

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  • Relax folks lets hear the defense rebuttal on the imaginary dental Clinic and Roger Clarke and past govt involvement with the Insurance company
    Rushing to judgement can break many necks

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  • And that british Cardiff company Fulcrum that Dale Whistleblower claimed is helping them FIND CORRUPTION in the corrupt SOE’s etc…are looking more and more like just another shady, scam company being used to siphon off taxpayers money..just like whiteHOAX.

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  • @Mariposa January 15, 2020 8:21 AM “Relax folks lets hear the defense rebuttal on the imaginary dental Clinic”

    There was/is a an “imaginary dental clinic”

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  • i thought Guyson gave a measured response too if anyone cared to read his full statement.

    having interfaced with US Fed authorities and laws i can say that the laws in the US are in some ways different to Bim’s laws and UK laws.

    anti m/l laws are applied differently according to the laws of the land

    the jury shall decide.

    on a more important note the AG has hired Fulcrum from the UK to do an assessment on whether corruption in Bim during the last Govt. interesting times ahead

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  • There is no point saying if the issue was taking place under Barbados laws.

    That is like saying if my grandmother had balls she would be my grandfather.

    Granny did NOT have balls.

    She was NOT my grandfather.

    Donville is NOT being tried in Barbados.

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  • Even if an innocent verdict is delivered there is enough information in the public place to have smeared Inniss. His reputation as a public service is destroyed, he will probably find a way to continue at the private level.

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  • @ David.

    The question I would ask is will this matter be pursued in a Bajan court if he is found innocent?

    The fact that as of today not a man or woman has been brought before a local court, begs that this question must be asked. After all at elections I was told of the ” mass corruption” that plagues our island.

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  • Dis Guyson MAYERS, who he?

    He says and I quote

    “…“As far as the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) is concerned, embattled member Donville Inniss should not be on trial….

    If Mr Inniss’ matter was to be tried under Barbadian law, by now it would have ended because there would be no case against him…”

    And this is why de ole man rooting for the New York Prosecutors to succeed in locking up Pornville

    Wunna corrupt a.sses does do what wunna like in Barbados TO WHOM WUNNA FEEL LIKE, for as long as wunna like!

    But Amurica has shown wunna dat you Pornville ent shy$e and very soon… heheheheh

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  • @John A

    You should read Nation Editorial of today, the same question is being asked. Has the matter been complained about to COP Griffith? You may recall he indicated the matter had to be initiated externally.

    On another note the blogmaster notes the testimony by ICBL official when he stated that the BIDC deal that has embroiled Inniss in the matter at hand was finally closed 70:30 between ICBL and CGI. The blogmaster does not intend to opine on the matter other than what is fact.

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  • john2January 14, 2020 9:27 PM

    Bajan NY

    “His position as a minister in government will probably work against him.”

    i was thinking otherwise that it would probably work for him

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  • @ Silly Woman January 15, 2020 8:43 AM
    “There is no point saying if the issue was taking place under Barbados laws.
    That is like saying if my grandmother had balls she would be my grandfather.
    Granny did NOT have balls.
    She was NOT my grandfather.
    Donville is NOT being tried in Barbados.”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Now that’s the kind of gender-neutral unbiased impartial contribution we like to see from a silly woman called Simple Simon(e) the budding president of BU bloggers.

    How could such a prosecution take place under Barbados laws when there will be no complainant as pertains with the other ‘alleged’ collaborators in the petty theft in an insurance scam?

    Can you imagine such a defence of the Don of Pornville is coming from a politically modified ‘man’ who is keen on becoming a representative of the people of St. Josephine in Parliament and hopefully a minister of the Crown soon to be the ‘Republic of Barbados’?

    The Big question we would like to put to the genetically-modified (GM) legal luminary for the defence of DLP graft is why should the same the same Don of Pornville get himself ‘personally’ involved in the day-to-day affairs of the BIDC which ought to be the purview of its Board and Executive management?

    Why are his personal e-mail address and his tampering role coming up in correspondence between the management of the ICBL and his ministerial intervention?

    Shouldn’t that correspondence on such a ‘routine contract of insurance matter’ be restricted to the representatives of the management of both entities that is the CEO of the BIDC or its designate and the CEO of the ICBL or its designate?

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  • The DLP folks should shut up in this matter until the verdict is delivered.

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  • @Miller

    The AG is quoted in the paper to say if Barbados had Integrity Legislation the Inniss matter could have been tried in Barbados. As you know parliament debated a resolution yesterday to adopt the report of the joint select committee on the Integrity in Public Life Bill 2018.

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  • @ David.

    What integrity legislation got to do with thiefing? Is people ain’t got nothing sensible to say then hUsh. Say wunna can’t touch one of you own and done.

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  • Charles Skeete

    How so?

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  • DavidJanuary 15, 2020 8:46 AM

    Even if an innocent verdict is delivered there is enough information in the public place to have smeared Inniss. His reputation as a public service is destroyed
    —-‘-””-‘—”””””””

    Correct one of the lessons of reality that teaches …..if one lie down with downs uh gonna catch fleas

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  • Hal Austin some where out there i hope all is well with u

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  • @ David January 15, 2020 9:34 AM

    Would it have been applicable without a complainant as demanded by the CoP?

    What’s so wrong with the existing legislation that the CoP cannot enforce like the vending or the use of alcohol and cannabis laws?

    Right now the same CoP uses the investigative powers to go after those seen breaking the laws on social media like ‘seemingly’ handling high-powered weapons, drugs and in the abuse of children and vulnerable adults.

    What’s so ‘divine’ about the public information surrounding the ‘alleged’ involvement of two former employees of the ICBL in a game of fraud against the Bajan taxpayers who are effectively the shareholders of the ICBL?

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  • by now if the AG was serious some govt official would have supplied the RBPF with documents and a statement. unless Fulcrum will do that initial work and deliver a package to the RBPF for possible investigation. that would work too and probably the better way to do it altho it does assume some double work

    but then it would have to be decided how an investigative team is constructed

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  • @ JohnA

    @ David.

    What integrity legislation got to do with thiefing? Is people ain’t got nothing sensible to say then hUsh. Say wunna can’t touch one of you own and done.
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Correct %200.

    I PREDICT DONVILLE INNISS WILL BE CONVICTED BY THE JURY OR 12.

    THIS IS IN A REAL COURT NOT CORRUPT BARBADOS WHERE IT IS BUSINESS AS USUAL IN CRIMINALITY EXCEPT FOR THE SALT BREAD MAN AND OTHERS ON THE LOWER END OF THE TOTEM POLE.

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  • Guyson Mayers is and was always a dummy. Unless the dental practice was preparing false teets, bridges and braces for ICBL staff, the 5% evidence is “pellucidly clear”. Then again this was the same man that sat few days ago at a press conference questioning Dottin’s consultancy forgetting about his 15-month, $300,000 one that produced nothing. Coincidentally, it was to fight money laundering. Verla shudda keep she mout shut tuh. That photo of her sitting below a pic of Donville may come back to sink her.🤣🤣

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  • JURY OF 12

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  • If Mr Inniss’ matter was to be tried under Barbadian law, by now it would have ended because there would be no case against him…”

    policeman turned lawyer only succeeded in showing the DEPTH of the corruption in Barbados, they all worked diligently for decades and were successful in REDUCING the Supreme Court to NONFUNCTIONAL and here is this fool showing everyone why the court system cannot function..

    ..he needs to be checked out himself, see what he has been getting up to in US and in other jurisdictions…since he has CONFIRMED that Barbados has NO RULE OF LAW.

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  • “The AG is quoted in the paper to say if Barbados has Integrity Legislation the Inniss matter could have been tried in Barbados.”

    And if DBLP corrupt syndicate had REMOVED the 1929 now 90 year old SLAVE LAW created by SLAVE MASTERS to cover their own corrupt asses…Donville could never have been arrested using that same law…but these PRETENDERS in parliament all aspire to be JUST LIKE MASSA…so there..

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  • Am sure Blogmaster can bring up everyone of my posts over the years cussing them, begging them, beseeching them, to remove those slave laws…oh well, they can’t see it was my fault, they will have to find another fall guy.

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  • @ the First of the Rented Jackasses Hee Hee

    This is the very first time SINCE MAY 24TH 2018, de ole man got a reason to endorse what you are saying AS OPPOSED TO YOUR USUAL BRAYINGS!!!

    You said and I quote

    “…Guyson Mayers is and was always a dummy…”

    De ole man endorse that statement and unfortunately have to add de Depieza lady to that statement too!

    She clearly DOES NOT UNDERSTAND HOW TO DISTANCE HERSELF FROM THESE TORPEDOES that will sink the ship of her political aspirations!!!

    But den Hee Hee you add a likkle comedy which was unexpected! Heheheheh

    You said and I quote “…Unless the dental practice was preparing false teets, bridges and braces for ICBL staff, the 5% evidence is “pellucidly clear”…”

    Heheheheh

    False teets! Not to be confused with the 87 teets, real shark teets dat de Attorney General Teets Marshall got in he head AND BARES TO DE CAMERAS WHENEVER HE PUN CBC REPORTING LIES!

    Or Charles Me Love You Jong Time BLP owned Parliament TV!!!

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  • “On another note the blogmaster notes the testimony by ICBL official when he stated that the BIDC deal that has embroiled Inniss in the matter at hand was finally closed 70:30 between ICBL and CGI. The blogmaster does not intend to opine on the matter other than what is fact.”

    It’s no secret that CGI was helping ICBL through Tasker sending out some kinda SOS in those times, it was all over social media, the Saturday fish cookout meetings in St. John i believe, if i remember, as well as the board meetings with everyone present at ICBL..don’t know if the Don was there though..

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  • And i remember vividly that employees at ICBL complained publicly, loudly and bitterly at CGI’s presence at those board meetings and the clear and present danger that could develop because of that toxic association…..the blogs are still available am sure.

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  • @ Miller who wrote, ” the ‘alleged’ involvement of two former employees of the ICBL ”

    Pay bribe, receive bribe….same difference.

    Most BU bloggers tread lightly around those who PAY BRIBES AND FACILITATE CORRUPT POLITICAL PRACTICES.

    Government ministers who tief taxpayers money could be locked up.

    People who PAY BRIBES to government ministers and civil servants could be locked up.

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  • Question:
    Isn’t Guyston Mayer’s and the Attorney saying the same thing in a different way?
    Just asking.

    The Duopoly Rules

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  • to be absolutely clear Guyson was talking about M/L and not deception, corruption or fraud. it seems to me that many here are mixing up those crimes.

    quote} “Based on what is in the public domain, I am not sure that the elements of a charge of money laundering, for which he [Inniss] now stands trial, would be satisfied, based on the four corners of our domestic legislation.

    “However, I am aware that there are other issues that may be relevant where this case is concerned.”{quote

    please read up the anti M/L laws in Bim and why it was severely criticised by CFATF during its last evaluation.

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  • @ skinner

    take the grand prize, please

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  • “Isn’t Guyston Mayers and the Attorney (General) saying the same thing in a different way?”

    Mr. Skinner

    Ironically, I was “thinking the same thing.”

    And, I hope you noticed both Mayers and AG Marshall were being politically expedient in their comments.

    Whereas AG Dale Marshall is essentially implying the DEMS refusing to immediately introduce integrity legislation requiring a declaration of assets by public officials, a Code of Conduct for Ministers and integrity legislation (as was outlined and promised on page 48 of their 2008 election manifesto), prevented Donville from facing criminal charges in Barbados………

    ………Mayers is saying, “if Donville’s matter was to be tried under Barbadian law, by now it would have ended because there would be no case against him.”

    So, Mayers is attempting to placate the George Street rum punch drinkers that Donville hasn’t really done anything wrong under the laws of Barbados……

    ………. and Marshall is trying to pacify the angry Roebuck Street kool-aid drinkers that, although he made unsubstantiated references to corruption under the last administration and would like to lock a few former DLP ministers, the DEMS not implementing certain legislation, is preventing them from taking further action.

    As you always “say”………. the duopoly rules.

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  • Greene
    You fuh real?🤣🤣🤣

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  • @Artax

    quote}So, Mayers is attempting to placate the George Street rum punch drinkers that Donville hasn’t really done anything wrong under the laws of Barbados……{quote

    he never said that. he was referring M/L laws specifically in Bim.

    from Mayers according to the Bim papers-

    quote} “Based on what is in the public domain, I am not sure that the elements of a charge of money laundering, for which he [Inniss] now stands trial, would be satisfied, based on the four corners of our domestic legislation.

    “However, I am aware that there are other issues that may be relevant where this case is concerned.”{quote

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  • @Enuff,

    i am aware that a lot of you who post here have a passing acquaintance with what M/L actually means and what the M/L laws in Bim says

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  • None here can deny the fact that Guyson should be aware of the intricacies of money laundering.

    After all, he was a former acting director of the Financial Intelligence Unit under the previous Freundel Stuart administration and was subsequently contracted for 15 months to oversee the National Risk Assessment and Mutual Evaluation Exercise of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Financing of Terrorism Regime of Barbados……

    …… for which he was paid $300,000 and $224 000 to purchase “technical tools” from the World Bank to get the job done.

    So, Guyson should know wuh he talkin’ ’bout.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    So @Artax and @Skinner, if I am reading u guys correctly u are saying that Inniss is not or would not be guilty under current local ML statutes according to the nuanced language of both Marshall and Mayers!

    Ok… I hear that .

    But please can either of u tell me which legal standard ALLOWS the creation of false invoices payable to a foreign entity with whom the company issuing the cheque has no known business dealings and payable to a Min of Government who had some responsibility/control over said company issuing invoice and cheque for the fraudulent services in his name.

    Which tenent of the criminal code allows such activity?

    As asked above what does ‘tiefing’ or fraud have to do with Integrity legislation !

    ML is the final net in a series available to catch the crook but the various other filters are more than useful if and when put into action.

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  • Greene

    I never mentioned Mayers said anything as you you’re suggesting.

    I presented MY interpretation of what Mayers said re: “if Donville’s matter was to be tried under Barbadian law, by now it would have ended because there would be no case against him,” is that Donville didn’t do anything wrong that would be recognized under the laws of Barbados.

    Unless, you’re suggesting Donville ACTUALLY did SOMETHING ILLEGAL for which he could NOT be prosecuted under the laws of Barbados.

    So, cut all the fancy talk about knowing money laundering laws and answer the following question.

    Did Donville Inniss engaged in an illegal activity or not? YES or NO?

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    Mayers is misleading Bajans. We do not have money laundering laws but we have the 1929 Barbados Prevention of Corruption Act. Donville should also be charged in Barbados after he has served his time in US jail.

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  • “But please can either of u tell me which legal standard ALLOWS the creation of false invoices payable to a foreign entity with whom the company issuing the cheque has no known business dealings and payable to a Min of Government who had some responsibility/control over said company issuing invoice and cheque for the fraudulent services in his name.”

    dPd

    I presented MY interpretation of the statements made by both gentlemen, within a political context.

    However, what I can “say,” as it relates to circumstances surrounding the creation of false invoices for alleged consultation services rendered and subsequent issuing of cheques as payments for those services, it is clear case of FRAUD.

    I believe that, being aware of this information, it would be up to ICBL’s management to provide the RBPF with the necessary evidence to investigate the matter, since, in these circumstances, the police cannot invite themselves to investigate.

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  • @ Artax,

    if you are instructing me i charge in 15 minute blocks at 75 pounds.

    to save you some dosh read Guyson’s words in the bit i quoted above

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    Donville committed at least two distinct criminal acts:
    1. Soliciting and accepting a bribe;
    2. Laundering the bribe proceeds.

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  • @ Piece of the Legend January 15, 2020 9:06 AM

    I back you one-hundred percent.

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  • Inniss is being tried for M/L in the US. the jury will decide whether that offence has been proven by the Prosecutors there.

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  • “Mayers is misleading Bajans. We do not have money laundering laws but we have the 1929 Barbados Prevention of Corruption Act.”

    Don’t know if they ratified the anti-money laundering laws like they were supposed to but the refused to ratify or upgrade the anitcorruption laws for decades.

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  • Mayers said: “If Mr Inniss’ matter was to be tried on Barbadian law, by now it would have been ended because there is no case against him based on Barbadian law.

    What he really meant to say is that corruption has become the accepted norm in Barbados.

    On another depressing note why has the former Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite and the Former Speaker of the House, Michael Carrington , chosen to have accompanied Mr Inniss – a man accused of corruption – in court? Were they there to offer him support or could there have been more sinister reasons for their presence in the court?

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  • But Piece why dont u pay attention to the dark horse called Atherley who hasnt in two years said any or done anything to help the people of barbados
    Even the gun violence he has dare to say anything of worth to affect change
    Stupsee wuh Verla and Diepieza not sitting in Parliament like the dead horse Atherley who now seems to have found a comfortable spot collecting tax payers money fuh doing nothing
    Hey Verla and Myers can talk all they want but their views not gonna form any “real” legislation to form change
    Yuh need to check Atherley and asked why is he so silent and at times behaving like a robot

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  • @ depedanticDribbler

    I merely asked if Mayers and the attorney general are not saying the same thing differently.
    I did not even hint the legal implications of Inniss’ acts. And I don’t intend to get into that.
    As @Artax correctly states both statements are nothing more than red meat for the apologists and cool aid drinkers of the Duopoly. And the Duopoly is a past master at that.

    The Duopoly Rules

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  • Question:
    Will the assets of those covered by the Integrity legislation be declared to the public?
    I thought that they were to be kept confidentially by the cabinet secretary.
    Maybe I am wrong.
    Just asking.

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  • Things aren’t looking too good for Donville, I must say. Guyston Mayers is trying to cloud the issue and confuse people. That’s all.

    But it is my opinion that there are many many Barbadians who find it difficult to be outraged at such because they would be doing exactly the same thing.

    There is a saying here that any man who gains political power and leaves power a poor man is an idiot who does not deserve political power.

    This bribery problem is not one of politicians only but civil servants who have the power to grant licences, permits, certificates, immigration papers. One can get one’s vehicle declared roadworthy without an inspection. One can obtain a driver’s licence without passing the test. One can make a traffic violation go away on the spot. One can regularise one’s immigration status, waltz through customs with items not declared, obtain a ZR permit etc etc etc. All these things, I know from persons who have taken advantage of such, are a matter of course in Barbados, although I have never taken that route or had it suggested to me.

    Also, though I personally have not been in a situation where I had no choice, I do know others who were extorted as well. Legitimate applications were withheld until such bribes were paid.

    People simply do not see the connection between the financial health of the society at large and their own personal financial health. They would kill the goose that lays the golden egg, figuring that they will already have accumulated eggs to keep them fed for life. Many of them will discover that the eggs still need a good nest of some kind in order to hatch healthy goslings.

    The problem is pervasive and accepted as a legitimate “hustle” by many many Barbadians. So to say that Donville is done is premature.

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  • But there is no lie in the AG’s statement. He simply said that if such a law were in place Donville would have been easily caught because the Integrity Commission would have seen the USD$36,000 (provided the foreign account was declared) and he would have had to face the court. We would have never known of ICBL Gate had the money not been wired to Amurka. Furthermore, what Fulcrum digging for? All the false invoicers need to be called to account too.#justasking

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  • TLSN,

    Just read your conclusion and i guess you and i are saying the same thing. Corruption has become the accepted norm in Barbados. From the top to the bottom.

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  • Fulcrum, from my knowledge, is doing a comprehensive legal/criminal review of what transpired in the last 10 years not just the Donville incident.

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  • @Greene
    since it is from your part of the globe, who is Fulcrum?
    I found this….http://www.fulcrumdirect.co.uk/index.php
    Unsure it is these folks, since their specialties do not seem to overlap with the intended exercise?
    The bigger Fulcrum seems to be in the energy space.

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  • Fulcrum Chambers Ltd is a highly specialised legal advisory and consultancy business comprising barristers, solicitors, investigators and other high calibre professionals.

    We have established ourselves as an award winning firm providing strategic legal advice for corporates, public bodies, and private individuals in the field of bribery & corruption, fraud, investigations, due diligence and regulatory and compliance issues and compliance.

    We have been involved in, and continue to be involved in, the most significant and high-profile international corporate criminal investigations and prosecutions of the past decade.

    https://fulcrumchambers.com/about-us/

    taken from their website

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  • @David January 15, 2020 8:46 AM “Even if an innocent verdict is delivered there is enough information in the public place to have smeared Inniss. His reputation as a public service is destroyed, he will probably find a way to continue at the private level.”

    Whether or not Donville is convicted he still has a very bright future ahead of him. Donville a son of a fisherman can still go into the fishing industry once he is a completely free man. Fishermen make very good money. I don’t know why wunna feel that being a Cabinet Minister is somehow “better” than being a fisherman. A university educated friend of mine married am American fisherman, she and her husband can sell a Cabinet full of Cabinet Ministers all a penny.

    I wish that I had a nice hard working fisherman to hug up in my bed now that these nights are so chilly. I have NEVER lusted after a Cabinet Minister 9except maybe after Owen) mostly because too many ‘o dem too damn chubby.

    A nice hard, hard working fisherman is more what I desire.

    So Donville once he is free to travel should take up his daddy’s line of work. Didn’t daddy raise a whole Cabinet Minister outta dat work?

    Has Donville raised a Cabinet Minister yet?

    Stupseee!!!

    Wunna so damn foolish den.

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  • Seems as if these guys when they should shut their mouth.

    He dies not help Donville, but only confirms what the pick-a-noise/salemites say … The laws are just to slam the poor, the powerful and rich walk

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  • Seems as if these guys talk when they should shut their mouth.

    He does not help Donville, but only confirms what the pick-a-noise/salemites say … The laws are just to slam the poor, the powerful and rich walk.

    __on a phone

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  • @David January 15, 2020 9:34 AM “The AG is quoted in the paper to say if Barbados had Integrity Legislation the Inniss matter could have been tried in Barbados.”

    And Dale has been a Member of Parliament and a Cabinet Minister for how long?

    If Parliament/Cabinet has not made laws to prosecute whose fault is it? If the officials who work under the our Attorney General’s supervision do not/have not investigated or prosecuted is it our fault? What do our MP’s think that we elect them for? What do they think that we pay them for? Why do they think that we pay them nice, nice pensions?

    Dale really needs to shut up too.

    Stupssseee!!!

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  • @ David
    How long has the Duopoly been in power? Is this the AG’s first stint as AG? Nothing but Duopoly hot air.

    The Duopoly Rules.

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  • I am looking at today’s newspaper and even while Donville looks quite cheerful, his wife looks enormously distressed.

    I must declare that I took all “lemonade” courses while at university, so my assessment is NOT based on any hard science.

    The uni’s refused to let me into the “hard science” classes.

    Lolll!!!

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  • Long ago and far away before cell phones were invented I picked up my little kid from day nursery. I looked at the kid’s face and said “what happened?” Kid replied “one of the children died today”

    There were no tears on my kid’s face and the other child had died several hours earlier

    That day without being told i saw “death” on my child’s face. i still don’t understand how I knew without being told that my child had been traumatized

    Maybe Dr. GP or some BU scientists can explain.

    Of course my mother when a teenaged cook saw a guardian angel or a duppy or a spirit walking a few steps ahead of her as she walked home along a long lonely dark road by herself late at night. It upped and flew away once she got to a point of safety and comfort.

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  • @Greene
    Thanks. This makes a lot more sense.

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  • @peterlawrencethompson January 15, 2020 12:42 PM “…should also be charged in Barbados after he has served his time in US jail.”

    But, but, but, he is a Harsun fella…the Americans can’t lock up a Harsun fella, can they?

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  • The Atty Gen is quoted as saying that the Barbados authorities couldn’t charge Donville under the existing laws, yet the Barbados Gov’t has enlisted the service of a British firm to investigate instances of corruption going back ten years (note the timeline) which begs the question is the Gov’t going to make the Integrity Legislation retroactive or will any persons found to be corrupt be charged under the 1929 law? If they would be charged under the 1929 law it means that the learned Atty Gen. was just blowing hot air when it came to the issue of charges against Donville.

    How many people have any confidence in the Atty. General?

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  • I have a lawyer friend who once prosecuted a matter before the then Chief Judge, the late David Trager. in the Eastern District of New York (E.D.N.Y). (Judge Trager was also the Presiding Judge in the case of defendant, Lemrick Nelson, who was convicted for the murder of a Hasidic Rabbinical student, Yankel Rosenblum, during the Crown Heights riots of 1991).

    My lawyer friend represented an elderly black parishioner who had retained a Jewish lawyer in New York to settle an estate. The lawyer settled the estate. However, he simply forgot to pay his client.

    My lawyer friend then sued the lawyer to recover monies wrongfully retained by the lawyer. The matter was highly contentious.

    My friend explained to me that in that case he had found the E.D.N.Y a hostile environment. In the end, it was only after some severe legal skirmishing that the matter settled, and he was able to recover the money due his client from the sale of the real property part of the estate, and some other compensation.

    Let me say that I am not privy to the facts or the evidence in Donville Inniss’ case. But, which one of us is without blemish in this life? Which one of us has not erred and made sometimes tragic and foolish decisions? We have all sinned. We all have some axe to grind. However, do we really want to kick a fellow Barbadian, a former Barbadian M.P and Government Minister when he is very much on the ropes, and he and his family clearly have a tough road to hoe.

    Perhaps, we should simply suspend judgment, notwithstanding any shortcomings on Inniss part, await the jury’s verdict, and any sentence in the matter.

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  • These Duopoly apologists are so predictable. They latch on to anything they are told and then they spin spin …………pathetic !

    The Duopoly Rules

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  • What is the blogmaster missing?

    There is enough information to have exposed Donville having engaged in corrupted behaviour.

    As far as this blogmaster is concerned the die has been cast. Let us continue to create pressure on those who serve to do so with integrity.

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  • @ Silly Woman January 15, 2020 3:32 PM
    “What do our MP’s think that we elect them for? What do they think that we pay them for? Why do they think that we pay them nice, nice pensions?
    Dale really needs to shut up too.”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    If the Don of Porn is found guilty would he still be entitled to a pension from the GoB as a former Minister of the Crown?

    He needs to explain why he got himself involved- while being a minister of the Crown- in the manufacture of fraudulent invoices from which he benefited.

    He must have learnt this M/L technique from the dead King David and his leper friend Leroy the rearguard mechanic.

    What kind of consultancy services was he providing to a private sector insurance company while in receipt of a taxpayers-funded salary?

    Will the Don of Porn be asked to pay back to the Treasury the amounts misappropriated while employed in the capacity of a Minister of the Crown.

    We can now understand why this guy was so boisterous in demanding back his 10% salary cut as his sacrificial contribution to the resuscitation efforts in trying to rescue the economy under Sinckler.

    He had too many bills to pay, not so?

    The man came into elected politics and was appointed a minister of the Crown having amassed more than a bagatelle of wealth and a mansion.

    “Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction.”

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  • fortyacresandamule

    Why should integrity legislation makes any difference? A number of caricom countries have various anti-corruption laws on their book for public officials and still these people are corrupted as ever. Why should Bim be any different?

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  • @fortyacres

    It is the right thing to do. We have to manage our country to satisfy our standards and values. No need to benchmark to others falling short.

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  • @Sargeant

    The ten year stop is obviously political, that the investigation has been initiated could be good news. What it does is for DLPite members of the political class to see the benefit of blowing the whistle.

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  • @William

    We hope and pray that there is something seismic about to happen, the tipping point.

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  • fortyacresandamule

    First of all they come up with slap-on-the-wrist fines for breaches of said law in addition to all sort of loopholes. Not to mention not providing enough resources to the entity whose job is to audit those asset declaration.

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  • @CalebP
    are you sure she hired a ‘jewish lawyer in NY’? Sure sounds like a Bajan lawyer to me.

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  • fortyacresandamule

    @David. Historically the problem with us is not the law per se but enforcement and equity. Intergity legislation is great in theory and a good for political optics, however it becomes just as useless as the other laws on the books if it is not properly funded and enforced.

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