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”.

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  • I am glad others commented on the amount of money involved.

    From Day 1, with this paltry sum, I have been waiting on other developments. Now that this fish has been caught and tagged, let us wait and see what else comes down the pipe

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  • “Now that the FBI is on the ‘case’ you will soon see if the other alleged collaborators will continue to evade Justice by this obvious case of inertia in the fast becoming dystopian state called “Badbados”.

    Some may not be seeing that this is where all of that is headed.

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  • I will not list our many failures.

    I do not know the intricacies of the law in matter like these.

    I cannot follow the explanations provided by the ‘scholars here

    It bothers me that there could be a trial and verdict in the US and we cannot initiate anything against one politician/crook.

    All we get is old talk.

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  • @ Theo

    I believe the contract was worth Bds$93m. Was ICBL the only one? Was Donville the only person being paid? I am sure our ever-talking, hand-waving president is going to launch an inquiry. After all, we are world class and can punch above our weight.

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  • All the focus is on Donville but Uncle Sam has found him guilty and will dispense punishment, now it seems that some Bajans want to extract their pound of flesh from Donville too and rather than “Peter pay for Paul and Paul pay for all” its “Peter pay for Paul and Peter pay for all”. Donville thus becomes the poster boy for all corrupt politicians (not even a cuddear) and my question becomes why is Donville the only one on the dais isn’t there another politician that can join him? Donville is paying for the sins of all politicians

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  • @ Artax January 19, 2020 2:05 PM

    Because you use the word “correct” to refer to Green(e)’s perspective on the matter.

    Where is it written in any Act or supported by any legal precedent?

    We shall soon see if the local “standard police procedures” will continue to apply when instructions are sent down to those running the comedy show in Barbados.

    There is much more in the mortar than the pestle of standard procedures which you Artax might not be aware of.

    Trust my “emotions” on this one.

    The Don is not going down alone and he will make sure of that before he loses any more weight and his condo in FLa.

    Here is the same Green(e) fella with his perspective on crime in Barbados:
    “…why it is that crime seems to escalate under the BLP?”

    Where is the evidence to support his assertion?

    We hope you can remember the ‘standard’ procedures which were followed in the killing of the Bjerkham boy versus the treatment meted out to Abijah’s mum.

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  • @Sargeant

    Good point, it does not matter the small amount laundered. A minister of the crown was caught abusing the office. The other point is that the parameter of the trial disallowed mention of others involved in fraud IN Barbados. We have to insist local authorities initiate investigations.

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  • Miller,

    you have a penchant for stringing together nuff words that mean jackshite.

    if you are going to quote me, please do it in context.

    and do you know what “seems” mean?

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  • @ Greene January 19, 2020 3:47 PM

    It seems that every time your incompetent DLP is in power the country suffers from economic strangulation, corruption and high crime!

    How about that Greenie?
    You have any ‘investigatory’ evidence to debunk that ‘seemingly’ truthful statement?

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  • Barbados will not be at the table when Caribbean leaders meet with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Jamaica, tomorrow.

    This decision has been taken by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley who announced on Saturday night she would not be sending Foreign Minister Senator Jerome Walcott to the meeting

    https://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/243550/barbados-wont-attend-meeting-us-official

    de PM look nice doh.

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  • Miller,

    you may be correct. but i believe i have covered that in a post before. wont rehash it.

    i didnt need flowery meaningless language to reply

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  • @ Hants

    Why is Barbados absent?

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  • @ Hal,

    A couple of weeks ago, I placed the spotlight on Isabel dos Santos – the daughter of the ex-president of Angola. She is currently under investigation in a number of jurisdictions for corruption. The investigative journal – Panorama – is looking into her affairs.

    Unlike Inniss, this lady is used to dealing with high end numbers and has attracted international notoriety due to her corrupt lifestyle.

    If Barbados is to capitalise on the demise of Inniss, then it must communicate with outside media outlets and provide them with all the necessary information that will shine a spotlight on corruption in Barbados. The information is out there, it just needs to be collated and presented to the public.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-51128950

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  • @ Hal
    The prime minister is the chair of CARICOM. She is absolutely correct not to attend and not to send the foreign minister if the entire region was not invited.
    Once this is the true position, I agree with her 100 per cent.

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  • Our Most Honourable Prime Minister is always right.

    She will do everything in her power to fill the blood mill of the US judiciary with Barbadian bones so that skulls splinter and bones break. Someone has to do the heavy work on the cotton plantations of the US criminal justice system.

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  • After Donville who is next ?

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  • @TLNS

    Even the Bajans who protest about so-called corruption balk at the idea of passing on information to the international media. The bogus national loyalty comes in.

    @ William

    You are making the assumption that the president operates on base ethics. There is no proof that she does. I agree that we small nations must put the US in its place, but she needs to do more than that. Remember the Haiti earthquake when David Thompson was denied a chance to visit and had to settle for a visit in Jamaica( Chelsea Clinton made the tour).
    Remember Obama’s Trinidad visit? If her refusal is to do with Caricom, then other leaders are not accepting her lead.
    Hope you are well.

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  • @ Greene January 19, 2020 4:44 PM

    Will soon be “correct” too when those two collaborators in the M/L job who seem untouchable on the local turf of corruption find themselves is stainless steel bracelets and on an airplane bound for a forced vacation in New York to face Uncle Sam’s justice system.

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  • “If Barbados is to capitalise on the demise of Inniss, then it must communicate with outside media outlets and provide them with all the necessary information that will shine a spotlight on corruption in Barbados.”

    ….the throwing under the bus thing might backfire, not everyone might be amused and they can’t just give everybody more old talk, it has all gotten way too involved.

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  • If Donville was so stupid and deceitful to engage in thieving from the taxpayers, why didn’t Donville take the bribes in Barbados dollars in brown paper bags (omg)……get US dollars and then get it taken in the US…he would only have to make three or four trips….omg…..after all…..

    Still cannot believe that Donville was so smug to think that the US would not be able to trace his shenanigans.

    He should have taken the plea bargain which was offered to him in the early days but as usual he was “powful” foolish and was probably thinking like ignorant Guyson Mayers forgetting that it was the big bad US he was up against.

    QEH is where the next probe is at.

    By the way, there are allegations that he was on a special mission as to why he was in the US….it there any truth to this talk?

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  • There is a lot of stealing that went down at the QEH, some when Donville Inniss was MoH.

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  • If more former ministers are prosecuted for accepting bribes in Barbados surely those who PAID the bribes will be prosecuted.

    The Barbados government would not want to touch the “untouchables”.

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  • @ Prodigal Son January 19, 2020 6:53 PM
    “QEH is where the next probe is at.”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    This ought to be a ready-dug gold mine for the Fulcrum investigators.

    They ought to find a trail of fudged invoices leading to the same dental clinic the Don used to clean his ‘false’ teeth made from kickback dosh leaving a wash pan of antecedents.

    Wonder if there would be a need also for a “complainant” when these findings are made known in a report. Or would an extradition warrant have to be issued for the dexterously bent butler called “James” to appear as a Crown Witness?

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  • 4 years and still in T&T.

    “He has not left Trinidad and Tobago since he was named in the indictment in May 2015 and remains on $2.5 million (£2 million/€2.2 million) bail.

    The 76-year-old former FIFA vice-president is accused of 12 corruption offences, including racketeering, corruption and money laundering but denies wrongdoing.”

    https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1080621/former-fifa-official-warner-loses-appeal-and-could-be-extradited-to-united-states

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  • Apparently Big Sinckler is not the least gifted minister in the history of the Caribbean after all. The United States has not caught him yet. I must therefore apologise most sincerely and frankly to Sinckler. The title of the least gifted minister now goes to Inniss. To get into so much trouble over a handful of dollars. Apparently the high maintenance costs of his Mercedes E-Class have driven him to ruin …

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  • There is a saying: Cobbler stick to your last. In our case, Inniss should have left it to catch fish. Or herding pigs, whatever. People should know their social status instead of striving for what they cannot master.

    The important things should have been left to the Most Honorable Mia Mottley. Destiny has not given her a fishing net, but the gift of leadership.

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  • How do you write offf VAT that some greedy business people STOLE…1 BILLION DOLLARS…and you did not ARREST THE THIEVES.

    “I also want to know if anyone came knocking on Government’s doors asking for relief from their outstanding taxes because we are not aware of this.

    “Does the Government know how much money is being written off or waived?

    “VAT is supposed to bring in $948 million, or 30 per cent of the revenue we have to make for this year, yet according to my colleague’s findings, the penalties, arrears and interest we are seeking to write off add up to a billion dollars.”

    Responding to the Opposition senators’ claims, Senator McConney said: “The tax penalties and interest have not been waived from 1996 to 2000, but only penalties and interest for January 2001 to December 2017”.

    She stressed that it was not debt forgiveness, but more of a debt write-off, in that “the penalties and interest will only take effect as long as the tax arrears are paid off or an arrangement is made with the [Revenue Authority] before the deadline given to do so”.

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  • VAT WRITE OFF

    THE GRAND HEIST OF THE TREASURY BY THIS GOVT

    LOCK THEM UP

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  • @ Hal
    Once the position is as she explained
    I have no problem with it .
    Everything is quiet on my mind. It’s nice to see you back my Bro’.

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  • “Wonder if there would be a need also for a “complainant” when these findings are made known in a report.”

    Miller

    You’re certainly taking this issue a “bit too far the other side.”

    Please allow me to ask a few questions.

    Supposed Fulcrum Chambers Ltd. investigations unearth several financial improprieties which are outlined in a report.

    Let’s say for argument’s sake, the AG does not pass on the report to RBPF. How can the police open an investigation into matters of which they don’t have any knowledge?

    Can the police approach Fulcrum’s officials, demand a copy of the report and then conduct an investigation based on the details outlined therein?

    Supposed, for example, the report identifies certain individuals in connection with an alleged bribery. Can the police use the report as a basis to arrest and charge those individuals on suspicion of committing a crime?

    Assume AG gives the Fulcrum report to the police. Do you agree the AG becomes the “complainant,” the report provides the basis for a “complaint” and explaining the issues to initiate an investigation would be the “formal complaint?”

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  • https://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/243551/us-secretary-promote-common-democratic-values-upcoming-meetin

    Why would one attend a meeting where the USA is proposing to promote common democratic values with an administration that does not believe in democracy? Their president does not think he should answer to anybody! He has rejected the system of checks and balances, believes the press should be friendly towards him and supports the suppression of the vote of those who would not support him. The man spends all day SPREADING PROPAGANDA and Mike Pompeo is complicit in crowning him most supreme EMPEROR AND DICTATOR.

    THIS IS A MOCK SPORT MEETING. OBVIOUSLY THEY ARE JUST HAVING SOME FUN AT THE EXPENSE OF THE SHIT HOLE COUNTRIES.

    Mia has more balls than the men! (pun intended)

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  • TRON,

    So…. were Mia’s family slaves or not? If you have her family tree please post it for me as we are distantly related. The last funeral of a family member at which my father gave the eulogy she was in attendance acknowledging the relationship.

    Were Mia’s ancestors descended from African royalty????

    PS. My my mother’s father was a fisherman so if I am royalty mixed with fisherman what would that make me??????

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  • @ Artax January 19, 2020 9:30 PM
    “Supposed, for example, the report identifies certain individuals in connection with an alleged bribery. Can the police use the report as a basis to arrest and charge those individuals on suspicion of committing a crime?”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    You mean like the CLICO forensic report?

    You will attract a response from the miller when you address the ’emotionally-charged’ issue regarding the pending investigation and arrest by the FBI of the two named ‘alleged’ collaborators in the M/L cased for which the Don has been found guilty as charged.

    BTW, we notice you have gotten your emotionally-prosecuted’ wish of removing those ‘lowlife’ foreigners illegally hawking around the Fairchild Street terminal.

    Who was the complainant about their activities which were in contravention of the public health laws of the so-called law abiding country and presenting a clear and present danger to those using the ‘broken’facilities and consuming the fare(s).

    PS: We forgot those strip clubs involved in the trafficking of international flesh to display to lustful Bajans many of them ‘buying’ security services from moonlighting agents of the law enforcement forces.

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  • “So…. were Mia’s family slaves or not? If you have her family tree please post it for me as we are distantly related. ”

    Pretend FAKE ROYALTY…and spreading that false information around to fool the dumb and gullible…..pretending to be born from money but in REALITY, born into TIEFING MONEY and ESTATES from vulnerable and unaware people, leaving generations in poverty….lots of PRETENDING….but NO REALITY.

    I would be ashamed to claim any relation.

    The way all this is shaping up, Donville’s greed and stupidity will soon take on all the attributes of a misdemeanor, by the time many more face live music.

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  • Ministers, lawyers, politicians always fooling the public and the dumb fowls that they are enemies when in reality they are all the best of friends and BUSINESS PARTNERS working AGAINST the best interest of the populi and reducing them to unnecessary hardships.

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1229953610547509&id=100005986451739&sfnsn=scwspwa&extid=rRXoZmLSGcQYYsk9

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  • Miller

    RE: “You will attract a response from the miller when you address the ’emotionally-charged’ issue regarding the pending investigation and arrest by the FBI of the two named ‘alleged’ collaborators in the M/L cased for which the Don has been found guilty as charged.”

    As I mentioned in a previous contribution, the FBI does not have jurisdiction in Barbados. In circumstances such as this case, FBI agents cannot enter the island to arrest anyone, unless they’re given consent by Barbadian authorities, and the arrest must be made in collaboration with RBPF.

    Do you recall a few years ago when the owner of Bionic Man Shop on Swan Street (I think his name is Ibrahim Noumeh) and a former police officer were charged with having counterfeit US dollars and fake passports? Noumeh went to Trinidad to attend a friend’s funeral and was arrested by the FBI and TT police. On March 12, 1999, a TT magistrates Court ordered him to be extradited to the US. He spent over a year (or there about) in TT challenging the Court order. Richard Cheltenham represented him and they won the case.

    Do you also remember the lengthy extradition trial involving Gaskin, Scantlebury and Hawkesworth, who were indicted in 2004 by a Washington, DC grand jury for conspiracy to traffic cocaine? They challenged the extradition, which lasted 9 years and the charges were subsequently dismissed, without prejudice, on December 2013. They were released from Barbadian custody on January 9, 2014.

    RE: “BTW, we notice you have gotten your emotionally-prosecuted’ wish of removing those ‘lowlife’ foreigners illegally hawking around the Fairchild Street terminal.”

    Let the record state that I have NEVER referred to “those illegal vendors hawking around the Fairchild Street terminal” as “lowlife foreigners.”

    But, I’m happy they’re moving because they were engaging in an illegal activity, similar to that of squatting…….. and selling food and beverages, in an unhealthy environment, without the required health certificates and liquor licenses.

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  • How come that millions of dollars in vat was transfered to some of the wealthy in barbados and not a word of disgust mentioned
    However 36 thousand measly dollars none of which came out of tax payers money and all up in arms
    Not saying that Donville should be giving a pass
    However when tax payers money is given willy nilly to the wealthy and nothing is said and the silence on such an important issue becomes deafening then we have all lost our way and like storks have buried our heads in the sand

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  • All these sows, swines and pigs for lawyers, ministers, politicians see the black population on the island as are vehicles and HOSTAGES to use as a means to GORGE their greedy selves off, enrich themselves in order to PRETEND to be what they ARE NOT…all have SLAVE BACKGROUNDS and doing their best to OUTRUN IIT…

    ….their halfassed, lazy, greedy parasitic minorities are trying their best to outrun their INDENTURED SERVANTS background by still pretending to be massas of the small majority.

    They all need ALL OF THEIR ASSETS FROZEN..that should bring some perspective and REALITY into all their thieving lives…bringing them right back to earth, teach them all some humility and humbleness .

    Barbados’ great pretenders, liars and frauds…..are now world renowned, they too love to travel up and down displaying their uppitiness…well dont stop now, alyuh look good on the world stage.

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  • @ Mr Hal Austin

    Hal, welcome back, I thought that the Honourable Blogmaster had run you way!

    You said and I quote

    “…Donville Inniss is not a nice person, but his prosecution and conviction in a US court of law raises as many questions as it answers, most important of which is the long-reach of US law…”

    With regard to “tong-reach of US law” I do hope that, as your phrase could impute, you are not intimidating over reach?

    The crime of money laundering was done in the United States so i am confused about the “long-reach” qualifier

    I commend the United States for having the balls to bell the cat.

    And i hope that they continue to be proactive in protecting bajan people from themselves cause ballsless Mugabe nor her predecessors, HAVE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO DO SO!

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  • Piece….ya done know many would prefer US overlook crimes of money laundering out of Barbados and instead lock up some American for a petty crime and blast it across North America and ignore all the uppity thieves on the island. They still believe they are untouchable.

    Somehow u can always find the names of the renowned somewhere together in packs of 3s and 4s.

    https://offshoreleaks.icij.org/nodes/100337863

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  • @ Artax January 20, 2020 5:59 AM
    “As I mentioned in a previous contribution, the FBI does not have jurisdiction in Barbados. In circumstances such as this case, FBI agents cannot enter the island to arrest anyone, unless they’re given consent by Barbadian authorities, and the arrest must be made in collaboration with RBPF.”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    We love you ‘bad’ Artax!! A real dye-in-the-wool (but not ‘powful-foolish’) Bajan believing they are punching above their weight and that their authorities could ever say “NO” to an FBI instruction especially in this cut-and-dry, open-and-shut case.

    We shall soon see if that powerful stance will prevail in their world of the Untouchables when the real Untouchables with Eliot Ness come a knocking.

    Let them say a big “No way, Jose” should the local protection racket be broken up.

    With respect to the market fiasco about which you used to complain ‘bitterly’ the miller is 100% behind you in bringing that festering case of lawbreaking to the fore.

    Don’t take my ‘dig’ too personal (like the DLP tainted Green(e) fella watching the local draught board from afar).

    Just a soldier fighting in the army for Truth and Justice to overcome the ‘wrongs in the two Barbadoes which is fast turning into a kleptocracy

    BTW, what ever became of the gun slinging event in the precincts of parliament and reported to the local Bill? At least there was a known complainant. How come this ‘case’ was silently swept under the carpet?

    Are you surprised at the high incidence of gun violence plaguing the banana republic today? The authorities are reaping plantains from the figs they sowed.

    Karma is at work, King Artaxerxes!

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  • @ Donna January 19, 2020 9:44 PM

    Donna,

    A government should represent the whole people, i.e. the intelligentsia, the wealthy as well as the poor and stupid. It all depends on the mixture.

    Unfortunately, from 2008 to 2018, we were only governed by descendants of the lower class, who do not know even their decimals and who do not use knife and fork properly at table.

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  • Forgot to mention this last week but Vonda Pile’s law office Imperial Law needs to make a PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT telling their clients where they have moved to…CLIENTS ARE LOOKING FOR THEM FOR THEIR FILES and other issues that these lawyers never seem to WANT RESOLVED for their clients.

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  • @Miller

    Mia just said no to Pompeo.

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  • @ David January 20, 2020 9:06 AM

    You have read between the lines, didn’t you Blogmaster!

    This is a rather high stakes game of political poker she is about to play given the vindictive ego of the bully dealing the cards and in charge of affairs in the country which is currently ruling global things.

    There is a high probability that impeachment will end up in the political dustbin and the trumpeter is returned for another 4 years of madness to fulfill his mission.

    Watch and see, unfortunately so, how little Bim a longtime friend of big Uncle Sam will become the victim of petty political vindictiveness and deemed a “shithole” country especially after the ‘Donvillegate’ affair.

    Don’t be surprised if there is a sudden increase in the return of undocumented Bajans aka denizens to the tropical paradise .

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  • Miller

    RE: “A real dye-in-the-wool (but not ‘powful-foolish’) Bajan believing they are punching above their weight and that their authorities could ever say “NO” to an FBI instruction especially in this cut-and-dry, open-and-shut case.”

    Where in any of my contributions to our “back and forth” I wrote anything to suggest “punching above weight” or that the “authorities could ever say “NO” to a FBI (request)?”

    Note, I substituted your word “instruction” with “request.”

    RE: “Are you surprised at the high incidence of gun violence plaguing the banana republic today? The authorities are reaping plantains from the figs they sowed.”

    NO!!! I’m not at all SURPRISED!!!

    From 2016 when a few known drug pushers and hit-men were “assassinated,” I anticipated the gun violence would progressively increase, as a result of the reprisals that obviously would follow.

    For example, let’s look at the murders of Stephen Agard – June 10, 2017; Jerome “Wild Geese” Bovell – June 29, 2017 and Ronald Rudder – January 11, 2019. According to usually reliable sources, it is being alleged “Geese” shot Agard; Rudder shot “Geese” and 3 unknown assailants shot Rudder. If this information is true, and the reprisals continue, we’re looking at 3 additional deaths.

    And as the hit-men “conduct their business” with a brazen assurance, innocent by-standers will, unfortunately, be included in the body count.

    But, Miller, it’s amazing that, during our “discourse,” you went from Donville, to illegal vending, the gun slinging event in Parliament, CLICO forensic report, strip clubs and moonlighting policemen. I’m sure if you approach your driving similarly, the police would pull you over for a breathalyzer test.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA !!!!

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  • Miller

    Was there any major fall out when former PM, Owen Arthur, refused to sign the Shiprider Agreement in its then form?

    Do you recall in March 2019, when Trump invited the leaders of The Bahamas, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Haiti and the Dominican Republic to meeting at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida to discuss his (Trump) vision for diverse relationships in the Caribbean and the potential opportunities for energy investment, Chinese economic intervention in the region and the political and economic crisis in Venezuela.

    Since the issues that were discussed were relevant to the Caribbean region, did any of the selected leaders had the authority or the jurisdiction to speak on behalf of any CARICOM or OECS member state? Wasn’t this a clear case of “divide and rule?”

    Similarly, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is scheduled to be in Jamaica for a two-day meeting with Jamaica’s PM Holness and other Caribbean leaders, where he will “conduct a multi-lateral round table discussion” with them and also “deliver remarks on US-Caribbean relations.

    Since these issues are also relevant to the entire region, how would the Pompeo discuss “US-Caribbean relations” with leaders of certain CARICOM member states? Who among those leaders have the authority to speak on behalf of the uninvited leaders?

    Yuh mean, not one uh dem fellows couldn’t say: “Pompeo, the Caribbean has two representative organisations, namely CARICOM and OECS. US-Caribbean relations will ultimately affect all territories. In the interest of Caribbean unity, we cannot discuss unless all leaders are present.”

    And we come to this forum “talking” about “regional unity?”

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  • For every former DLP government minister charged with accepting bribes

    there COULD be TWO or MORE BUSINESS EXECUTIVES charged with PAYING bribes and or CONSPIRACY to commit BRIBERY or M/L.

    I trust my fellow bloggers will continue to focus on Donville and the other DLP members as seen in the Piece poster above but do not name any potential BRIBERS because they are usually honest citizens who are untouchable and mostly a lighter shade of pale.

    Question for the legal experts on BU.

    IN BARBADOS can a person be charged with accepting a bribe but the person who paid the bribe NOT be charged ?

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    @Hants January 20, 2020 11:04 AM

    The 1929 Prevention of Corruption Act prescribes equal penalties for giving and accepting a bribe.

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  • @ Artax

    You wrote:

    “And we come to this forum “talking” about “regional unity?”

    Holness has always been anti-CARICOM. I wrote that those leaders sitting outside the office waiting on Trump was the most embarrassing photo taken in the post independence
    era. Those of us who understand the importance of true regional integration will continue our quest in the interest of future generations. We cannot be blamed for the inferior leadership with which we are now unfortunately saddled .

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  • Jamaica has always pursued opportunities in the North. Forget Hollness.

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  • Doesn’t Holness lead a Conservative Party? The JLP is not the Party of Michael Manley

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  • @ Piece the Legend,

    Your next poster could show Donville and link to Tasker and Innes and ICBL.

    There will be no prosecution of any bribers or bribees in Barbados..The bribers are usually a lighter shade of pale and untouchables.

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  • I would be very careful with Barbados’ FAKE leaders who OPENLY promote Black people’s ENEMIES on the island.

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  • @ Artax January 20, 2020 10:01 AM
    But, Miller, it’s amazing that, during our “discourse,” you went from Donville, to illegal vending, the gun slinging event in Parliament, CLICO forensic report, strip clubs and moonlighting policemen. I’m sure if you approach your driving similarly, the police would pull you over for a breathalyzer test.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Put it down on old age while writing under the influence! A ‘senior hour’, if you please!

    Just to point you in the “correct” direction of the law enforcement agencies’ ‘CONSISTENT’ failures to enforce the laws of the banana republic.

    What then can you expect if the Americans have to do it for you as in the case of the poor DI?

    Didn’t the current AG make a ‘complaint’ to the Bill about the gun pulling and threatening who passed the buck to the speaker who swept it under the carpet in that honourble chamber. Was the man’s licence to carry arms subsequently renewed?

    BTW, would you pass the test if you were smoking 3 spliffs of pot instead of 3 beers?

    What a nice way to kill off the local rum business and make it for ‘export only’ like the imported deadly chemicals while promoting the use of mary jane while driving?

    Or can’t you see the ‘consistency’ of the double standards?

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  • @ Hal

    You should click on the nationnews link below taken from their Online website.

    Can you believe these brain dead idiots who are walking around telling people that they are ‘punching above weight’ still have people going to get water from water tanks?

    Something I have never seen in most countries visited.

    The only punching above weight in Barbados is Politicians both B & D collectively fooling and stealing taxpayers funds.

    xxxxxxxxxxx

    Hundreds of people in the central and eastern parishes of Barbados will be without water after low reservoir levels forced the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) to shut down two reservoirs.

    The BWA says they were forced to stop pumping at the Bowmanston and Golden Ridge Pumping Stations and this may result in low levels and water outages to customers in districts across St John, St George, St Joseph, St Andrew and St Thomas.

    The Authority apologised to customers for the inconvenience and said water tankers will be dispatched to the affected areas and the community tankers will also supply water as a temporary measure

    https://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/243554/water-outages

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  • @ Piece

    Many thanks. The chairman still tolerates my rantings. As to Donville Inniss’ criminality, I will give an hypothetical example drawn from financial services and inheritance law. But first I must remind you I am not a lawyer.
    Here we go: a newly married couple – both for the second time with children from both marriages – were on their way to their honeymoon when the place crashed, killing them both. In the probate, the big question was who died first?
    Common sense may say that it does not matter, they are both dead and both died at the same time. That is why common sense is usually wrong. It is important to the children who died first since it would determine which set of children will inherit the family estate.
    Remember this as we discuss Donville’s unethical behaviour.
    Donville was convict ed in the US of money laundering, but that was a secondary offence. The substantive crime, what lawyers call the core crime, was committed in Barbados by a minister of the Crown.
    The onus was on the US to inform the Barbados authorities at the earliest opportunity the moment they realised that a senior politician was corrupt. Instead, it appears as if the US authorities waited until Donville was travelling on an ordinary passport and entered their jurisdiction to arrest him. Two wrongs do not make a right and the US criminal justice system is as dishonest as the people they prosecute.
    The not so smart will say that had the matter been reported to the Barbadian authorities it would have led to stalemate, with the case being dropped for lack of evidence or not in the public interest.
    There is a long list of suspected offences that Donville could have been arrested and charged on, from corrupt motives (ICBL could have reported the approach, if it was made by Donville, or Donville could have reported it, if the initiative came from ICBL). Then there is abuse of power, using the power of office for personal advantage for a job he was already paid to do; malfeasance in public office; there is solicitation (if Donville made the first move); or bribery (if ICBL did); dishonest/corrupt intent.
    In the case of ICBL, the regulator should be having conversations with them and subpoenaing papers relating to the New York trial and to the offences.
    Further, the accountants association should be talking to the 2015/6 auditors of the ICBL books. There is a lot to explain there. What about the insurance supervisor and the senior civil servants in Donville’s ministry?

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  • @ Baje

    The BWA is still allowing golf courses to water their courses, at least the Barbados Golf Club; there is no evidence that hotels are having water problems; there is no evidence that there are water problems in the Hight and Terraces; there is no ban on filling swimming pools.
    In short, the president should have called an emergency long ago, but of course only ordinary people are suffering. A belated Happy New Year to you.

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  • @ Hal
    The great joke here is that although Inniss has paid for his transgressions ; the bigger cover up in the country continues. The Duopoly will do all in its powers not to bring this case to a local court because it runs the risk of involving others. They are hoping that it just now goes away. Of course the cool aid drinkers would not accept this reality because of their blond loyalty to the corrupt Duopoly.

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  • @Donna January 19, 2020 9:44 PM. “My my mother’s father was a fisherman so if I am royalty mixed with fisherman what would that make me?”

    Good afternoon Donna.

    That makes you a REGAL angel fish The REGAL angelfish (Pygoplites diacanthus) or ROYAL angelfish, is a species of marine angelfish of the family Pomacanthidae, and the monotypic genus Pygoplites. [Wikipedia]

    And if auntie Mia is you family, then she too is angelic and royal.

    Oh dear I beginning to sound like Tron now.

    Lolll!!!

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  • Golf courses watering their courses is not the issue if you know the water source.

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  • @Artax at 5:59 a.m. “lengthy extradition trial involving Gaskin, Scantlebury and Hawkesworth, who were indicted in 2004 by a Washington, DC grand jury for conspiracy to traffic cocaine? They challenged the extradition, which lasted 9 years and the charges were subsequently dismissed, without prejudice, on December 2013. They were released from Barbadian custody on January 9, 2014.”

    Perhaps Hawkesworth should have thrown in the towel and gone ‘long with Uncle Sam. If he had done so perhaps he would be alive today, instead of being found, dead, dead, dead in a field at Bakers, St. Peter.

    In any event was the “case dismissed, without prejudice” or did the United States withdraw their extradition request?

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  • @Hal A

    Common sense may say that it does not matter, they are both dead and both died at the same time. That is why common sense is usually wrong. It is important to the children who died first since it would determine which set of children will inherit the family estate
    +++++++++++++++
    I thought from a legal point of view the question would be did either have a will? The law in most areas presumes that the older spouse died first.

    I am not a lawyer

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  • @David January 20, 2020 2:03 PM “Golf courses watering their courses is not the issue if you know the water source.”

    you mean likwe somebody watering their golf course with imported bottled ater?

    Otherwise as far as I know aall of Barbados’ water comes from OUR common acquifer, or from the Atlantic Ocean.

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  • @Mariposa January 20, 2020 6:02 AM “However 36 thousand measly dollars none of which came out of tax payers money and all up in arms.”

    Because who knows whether ICBL was charging the taxpayers the best possible rate? Perhaps their rates were higher than they should have been because they had to charge the government agency more than they should have in order to give the Minister “his cut.” $72,000 Barbados for doing NO work at all is a lot of money. I need to remind you that most Bajans work for less than $72,000 per year. Of course we are resentful that the Don got paid $72,000 for spending a few minutes sending emails and making a phone call or two, while the rest of us have to go to work for years in order to earn that much. A Bajan working for $350.00 per week, perhaps minding our infants or looking after our elderly parents, or cooking our food, or mopping our homes, hotels and offices have to work for 205 WEEKS/4 YEARS in order to earn $72,000, and the Don got that amount for a few minutes “work.”

    So for us $72,000 is not a measly amount, for us that represents years of sweat and toil. That is why we are resentful.

    We are NOT sheeple.

    We know that we were unfaired.

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  • @ Sargeant

    A Will will be useless in the circumstances. If it is declared that the husband died first, then his spouse inherits everything and as she is dead, then her heirs will inherit the estate ie her children. And vice versa. A Will will not answer the basic question: which set of children will inherit..

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  • @ Silly Woman,

    You must learn to let the billy goat prance up. Do you remember bank holiday goat racing?

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  • @Mariposa January 20, 2020 6:02 AM “However 36 thousand measly dollars none of which came out of tax payers money and all up in arms.”

    In addition many of us have been ICBL customers for decades. We had no idea that the company was paying the Minister money out of OUR premiums, because all of the insurance company’s money comes from the customers. The company does not have a back room in which it manufactures money. The company could not/cannot exist without its customers.

    So if the company was charging us their customers more than they should have because they had to pay the Don money, then that was OUR money. We would have been happy to pay even $5 less per year on our premiums. But “no” after paying our taxes which were used to pay the Mnister’s salary, then we had to pay enough on our premiums so that the Minister could get “his cut.” and in the meanwhile we scrunting and some months can only pay half our light bills, can’t buy enough food for our children, can’t afford to pau their school shoes.

    So for us $72,000 is not a measly amount, for us that represents years of sweat and toil. That is why we are resentful.

    We are NOT sheeple.

    We know that we were unfaired by Donville and by the company.

    That is why we are resentful.

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  • No Hal. Country girl. Only went to town to get new shoes at Christmas. Did not wear shoes to elementary school. But once at “big” school also went to town in August to get new high school shoes. So going to Bridgetown when I was a child was like going to the mystical Promised Land.

    So “no” sadly, no goat racing for me.

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  • @ Silly Woman

    Really? Whatever is happening to our culture? I propose Elombe Mottley to write about the subject.

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  • “In any event was the “case dismissed, without prejudice” or did the United States withdraw their extradition request?”

    Simple Simon (I prefer to use Simple Simon, because you’re certainly not a “Silly Woman”).

    Read the following informaion:

    United States Court of Appeals: FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT

    Appeals from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia:
    (No. 1:04-cr-00285-3)
    (No. 1:04-cr-00285-4)

    Opinion for the Court filed by Senior Circuit Judge EDWARDS:

    EDWARDS, Senior Circuit Judge: In 2004, Appellants, John Wayne Scantlebury (“Scantlebury”) and Sean Gaskin (“Gaskin”), who are residents of Barbados, along with another Barbadian resident – Frederick Christopher Hawkesworth (“Hawkesworth”) – and two Guyanese residents, were indicted by a grand jury in Washington, D.C., for conspiracy to traffic cocaine. Scantlebury, Gaskin, and Hawkesworth (who is now deceased) all challenged extradition to the United States. The disputes over extradition lasted for over nine years. Finally, in December 2013, the U.S. Government moved to dismiss the charges against Scantlebury, Gaskin, and Hawkesworth without prejudice, citing “the age of the case, government resources, and other factual and legal issues which indicate the case is no longer viable.” Joint Appendix (“J.A.”) 41. The District Court granted the Government’s motion to dismiss on January 9, 2014.

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  • Well…at least Hal is being quite consistent, still living in LaLa Land.

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  • @Hal Austin January 20, 2020 1:09 PM “a newly married couple – both for the second time with children from both marriages – were on their way to their honeymoon when the place crashed, killing them both. In the probate, the big question was who died first?
    Common sense may say that it does not matter, they are both dead and both died at the same time. That is why common sense is usually wrong. It is important to the children who died first since it would determine which set of children will inherit the family estate.”

    In some jurisdictions it will be assumed that the older person died first, since as my father used to say, a green lime may drop, but a yellow lime WILL drop.

    In some jurisdictions the minor and/or disabled children will be given precedence.

    In some jurisdictions if all of the “children” are healthy adults, they will al inherit equally.

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  • @ Silly Woman January 20, 2020 3:18 PM
    “In some jurisdictions the minor and/or disabled children will be given precedence.
    In some jurisdictions if all of the “children” are healthy adults, they will al inherit equally.”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Bingo!
    We all knew you had that bagatelle of commonsense lying somewhere in the valley of human rights.

    We are not disappointed that you have left your feminist shoes at the door and have not proposed that the entire estate be shared only among the female offspring since it would be wasted on the ‘young males’ in buying guns, hitting dope and banking their shares in the hairy purses.

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  • David BU

    The information I provided Simple Simon reminded me about an opinion being persistently promoted in this forum re: the “Barbadian authorities set up the DEA to arrest Hawkesworth so they could steal his land and money.”

    Information from the Court indicates otherwise.

    BACKGROUND:

    The U.S. Government began investigating Hawkesworth for cocaine trafficking in 2000. The Government suspected that Raphel Douglas (“Douglas”) and Terrence Sugrim (“Sugrim”)
    were supplying cocaine from Guyana to Hawkesworth. And Appellants were suspected of assisting Hawkesworth in an international drug trafficking operation that distributed cocaine
    in Barbados and transported cocaine from Barbados and Guyana to the United States.

    As part of its investigation, the Government worked with an unnamed confidential informant. The informant allegedly spoke with Appellants and Hawkesworth on several occasions and made plans to help them transport cocaine to the United States.

    In 2004, a federal grand jury in Washington, D.C., returned a two-count indictment against Scantlebury, Gaskin, Hawkesworth, Douglas, and Sugrim. The first count alleged that all five defendants had conspired to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine. The second count alleged that Hawkesworth and Douglas distributed 500 grams or more of cocaine. With respect to Appellants specifically, the indictment alleged that they “obtained false identification cards and documents in order to travel to the United States to facilitate the importation of cocaine from Barbados, Guyana and elsewhere into the United States.” J.A. 35. The indictment stated that Hawkesworth was the leader of the organization, which had allegedly shipped 184 ilograms of cocaine from Guyana to JFK Airport in New York City. The indictment also alleged that Scantlebury and Gaskin met with the informant to discuss whether contacts were in place for a test shipment of cocaine and that the informant provided Scantlebury and Gaskin with fake identification cards.

    In support of its requests for extradition from Barbados, the U.S. Government submitted affidavits written by a Senior Trial Attorney in the Criminal Division of the Department of
    Justice (“Trial Attorney”), a Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) special agent, and the confidential informant. The Trial Attorney’s affidavit stated that the evidence against the
    defendants included the testimony of the confidential informant and of DEA agents, audio and video recordings of conversations, photographs, telephone records, passport records, airline records, and seized cocaine. The DEA special agent’s affidavit stated that 184 kilograms of cocaine, packed in a shipment of frozen seafood, was seized at JFK Airport on September 20, 2003, and that, later that day, the confidential informant met with Sugrim and Hawkesworth, who said that they had lost a load of 180 kilograms of cocaine that had been shipped to JFK. The DEA affidavit also noted that the confidential informant “was told that nobody was arrested.”

    J.A. 132. In addition, the DEA affidavit noted that the confidential informant had worked with the DEA for approximately five years and had proven to be “completely reliable.” Id. at 129.

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

    So, based on the above information, I’m finding it very difficult to believe the US government, Justice Department, DEA……… would allow themselves to be deceived (or set-up) and forced into a situation where they lost value time and resources over a 19 year period, so that some Barbadians politicians could steal Hawkesworth’s land and money.

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  • The onus was on the US to inform the Barbados authorities at the earliest opportunity the moment they realised that a senior politician was corrupt. Instead, it appears as if the US authorities waited until Donville was travelling on an ordinary passport and entered their jurisdiction to arrest him. Two wrongs do not make a right and the US criminal justice system is as dishonest as the people they prosecute.
    The not so smart will say that had the matter been reported to the Barbadian authorities it would have led to stalemate, with the case being dropped for lack of evidence or not in the public interest.
    There is a long list of suspected offences that Donville could have been arrested and charged on, from corrupt motives (ICBL could have reported the approach, if it was made by Donville, or Donville could have reported it, if the initiative came from ICBL). Then there is abuse of power, using the power of office for personal advantage for a job he was already paid to do; malfeasance in public office; there is solicitation (if Donville made the first move); or bribery (if ICBL did); dishonest/corrupt intent.
    In the case of ICBL, the regulator should be having conversations with them and subpoenaing papers relating to the New York trial and to the offences.
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    @ Hal Austin

    You have been living in England/UK for way too too long.

    Barbados does not work how the developed world operates.

    The system is way too corrupted to include DPP office and the Baygon evidence planting Police Force.

    If Donville was like the local couple who last week was charged with using false information to getting a loan and then money laundering in disposing of the cash in terms of them having no status or strings to pull re connections.

    Makes no sense taking potshots at the US since left on its own Donville and all the other crooked BLP and DLP Politicians would have continued stealing and fooling the taxpayers of Barbados UNABATED.

    Now the cat is out the bag and shows the level of contempt and disdain the MANIPULATED system has for the poor people who make up the majority of voters.

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  • @Silly Woman

    You are aware for example that Sandy Lane manages a desalination plant onsite?

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  • @Miller

    A bagatelle of commonsense- you do have a way with the language.

    Good one!

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @Austin, on what legal, govt to govt, international law or even rationale basis do you make the point that: “The onus was on the US to inform the Barbados authorities at the earliest opportunity the moment they realised that a senior politician was corrupt. Instead, it appears as if the US authorities waited until Donville was travelling on an ordinary passport and entered their jurisdiction to arrest him.

    I can readily appreciate and understand your statement if this was a matter of national security i.e for example the US intel folks discovered that a govt minister was inappropriately consorting with China (and accepting bribes) to let’s say inappropriately allow Huawei local govt contracts !

    And in that regard that type of inter-govt national security interaction becomes pertinent because the US may also be affected by the bad acts. (As they have so accused Huawei)

    But generally, why would anyone prejudice their case by alerting the same govt in which the alleged bad actor is performing. That makes absolutely no sense.

    Furthermore and much more importantly, your remarks clearly belie the clear understanding that criminal investigations are NOT under the purview of politicians and cannot and should NOT be in any way prejudiced based on political considerations. I am totally perplexed.

    Also clarify your point about the Auditors Asscociation. What have we heard in public about this matter that brings that forward?

    There was a suppoedly valid invoice for the expenditure and there was authorization from the CEO and sign off (grudgingly we are told) by the CFO. So when the Auditors sought to validate that years financials what exactly would have been the warning lights fo prompt their concerns.

    @Artax, I don’t recall that Hakwesworth case so quick question for you. Why did the US not just WAIT until the defendants entered their jurisdiction with the false documents !

    That extradition request seemed bit odd in that sense.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    Let’s be clear Mr Innis was not a diplomatat of Barbados living in US and thus entitled to diplomatic immunity.

    I would leave it to the Dean if he were here to further clarify what rights a travelling govt minister (under diplo passport) who is also a Green card holding RESIDENT of the US would have.

    I would surmize, however, tnat one cannot be fish or fowl to suit one’s legal jeapordy!

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  • @ Pedantic

    The substantive, or core, crime was committed in the jurisdiction of Barbados. That is why I illustrated it with the hypothetical case abut inheritance. Money laundering only became an offence after the malfeasance in office offence.
    Donville had an opportunity to explain to the New York and New York jury why he had set p a company in the City and had money paid in to it. He failed to do that, either on his own volition or on advice from his defence lawyer and Bajan supporters. It was to my mind, bad advice.
    The only justification was that the prosecution had to prove their case against him. Theoretically true, in reality nonsense. He should have taken the stand.
    As to the proposed investigation by the accountants’ association, you are anticipating the outcome. Th justification for the inquiry is the bogus invoice, so should the tax man: was taxes paid on the ‘income’?.

    @ Baje
    I believe that Barbados is world class, and that includes in terms of the integrity of our public servants. We can punch above our weight (bless Kofi Annan in his grave).
    Seriously I do not believe it is just our police and the criminal justice system or even politicians who are incompetent and liable to corruption; I believe it is the culture, the Bajan Condition, from the car park attendant who charges $5 for parking, then adds that is US dollars, to the doctor who charges patients Bds$1500 a visit and recommends six more visits. When the patient jumped on a plane and returned to London to see an NHS doctor he received brilliant treatment with half the visits.
    What about teachers who fail to teach children competently in class then recommend private tutorials for their children?

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  • @ Hal

    I agree with your above comments %200.

    A great place to visit but not to live as a young person with dreams and ambition.

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  • Then bugger off the blog.

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  • Then bugger off the blog.
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    You are an genuine idiot.

    Do you think that you can control everyone’s thoughts or put them in a box to play a part in your own personal backward thinking?

    Grow up and stop behaving like a 5-year-old.

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  • HYPOCRITICAL PHRASE

    JOIN IN THE DISCUSSION, YOU NEVER KNOW HOW EXPRESSING YOUR VIEW MAY MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

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  • Let us understand you lot, Barbados is a failed state, you wouldn’t recommend any one to visit or stay on the island BUT your asses or logged on to a Bajan blog day and Rh night. Piss in the blogmaster’s pocket do.

    #idiots

    >

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  • Ya will never see this happening under any of the DUOPOLY corrupt governments..because:

    bribery comes first,

    ripping off taxpayers and pensioners come first,

    selling out the majority population comes first.

    https://caribbeannewsservice.com/now/antigua-prime-minister-fires-agriculture-minister/?fbclid=IwAR1B8UdgWN-DKrlXrdkY8SiyAIfhx7iQz6WKjFaF3dBIgLucsszMfmhCsIo

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @David… come now. Be a hospitable host!

    @Austin, you continue to shroud this matter with disjointed reasoning.

    1.The substantive or core, crime having been committed in Barbados is therefore NOT under US jurisfiction and they had NO interest in that….. The hypothetical case about inheritance is a lovely law class moot and I’m sure if the Dean was still available we would learn much from your example …. The issue of what came first (who died first) is difficult to determine in your example whereas in this case it’s clear the US ONLY got interested when their ML LAWS were broken.

    2.He should have taken the stand. you said but you also said you are NOT a lawyer. Lawyers DO NOT generally expose a client to a ‘cross’ from a prosecutor when the client very easily can incriminate himself.

    What explanation do you see as acceptable for a supposed busy, hard working govt minister (equivalent to a US Cabinet secretary) to have set up a US Dental services company (despite having his important day job) and having an insurance company (over which he has governance control) pay funds to said company?

    You would put your client before a jury to ask that and the related devastating series of questions … how many companies did business with your company; how many years were you servicing clients for ICBL…this was a service to insured clients of ICBL correct; what were the services rendered…etc, etc, etc ???.

    SERIOUSLY. @Hal. The only reason his attorney would have such a brain freeze is possibly to set up a strong ground for Innis to appeal: attorney malfesance!

    3.The prosecution did NOT HAVE to prove the case really… they had to present it for prosection! It was done and dusted (as @PLT or @Sargeant noted) from the moment the parent company presented the full accounting of the affair to authorities in seeking relief themselves from sanctions.

    Unless you are reading a very different narrative or have an absolutely better grasp of the law than I may have then your analysis still leaves me totally perplexed.

    And last one..

    4.No, I am not anticipating the outcome re the accountants’ association. I am ASKING you why you are suggesting that the Auditors work based on public knowledge thus far should be questioned because of this conviction.

    All that we know says the invoice (which did NOT have Innis’ name on it) aooeared valid…and the CEO approved it. If the chief officer of a company signs off on a document that looks real (nothing bogus at that point) why would an auditor question such an inconsequential sum?

    As someone said begore if not for Innis’ arrogance in doing this in the US there is nothing that would have flashed a warning bell from on a standard, cursory review of a seemingly standard transaction .

    You may be right that all concerned needed to be more diligent and maybe the CFO needed to challenge her CEO and the minister but then she would have been likely terminated for some bogus reason and the malfeasance still done !

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  • @Dee Word

    Did you read Tony Best on his why Donville was advised not to take the stand by his high price lawyers? Emphasis on Lawyers.

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  • David BU i commend you for tolerating the self important jackass baje This idiot feels he alone has educstion and is an expert on every topic especially in pulling down Barbados.If this was my blog he along with Austin , Piece and Waru would long have been banned and told to form their own blog to see how popular they truly are would not last a month.

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  • @ Lorenzo

    You would love that so that you and your dishonest local mates would keep the ongoing stranglehold on the Bajans living on not so paradise on the island.

    Fortunately, for some of us, we escaped the rock/mental slavery and speak freely without being hindered or being ostracised.

    JOIN IN THE DISCUSSION, YOU NEVER KNOW HOW EXPRESSING YOUR VIEW MAY MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    Actually @David no, I did not. I will.

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  • @Hal Austin January 20, 2020 1:09 PM “The onus was on the US to inform the Barbados authorities at the earliest opportunity the moment they realised that a senior politician was corrupt. Instead, it appears as if the US authorities waited until Donville was travelling on an ordinary passport and entered their jurisdiction to arrest him. ”

    Question 1: Do authorities typically inform suspects that they are about to be arrested?

    Question 2: Why do you believe that the U.S. authorities did not inform the Barbados authorities that they suspected Donville of corruption?

    I don’t know what sort of passport Donville was travelling on, but certainly once he lost his seat in the May 24, 2018 election he was no longer a Member of Parliament and as such no longer had diplomatic immunity, and was no longer entitled to a Barbados diplomatic passport

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  • @Artax January 20, 2020 2:56 PM ““In any event was the “case dismissed, without prejudice” or did the United States withdraw their extradition request?” Simple Simon (I prefer to use Simple Simon, because you’re certainly not a “Silly Woman”). Read the following informaion: United States Court of Appeals: FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT
    Appeals from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia: (No. 1:04-cr-00285-3) (No. 1:04-cr-00285-4)

    Thanks Artax.

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  • @David January 20, 2020 4:01 PM @Silly Woman. You are aware for example that Sandy Lane manages a desalination plant onsite?”

    And Sandy Lane imports its water to be desalinated from Mars then?

    Stupssseee!!!

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  • @David

    I didn’t have the opportunity to read T Best, would appreciate if you could provide a link or copy

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  • Wunna still talking about Donville
    In meanwhile govt has transferred millions of dollars in vat to the wealthy
    Also getting reading to give big pocket investors a chance to buy barbados in exchange for barbados citizenship
    Well well keep wunna head buried like stork
    As Errol barbados once warned
    One day coming soon they will be no more barbados
    But Wuh wrong wid wunna doah
    Stay the RH off the koolaid
    Wunna cant be so friggin drunk.not to see when wunna being played for fools
    But looka muh crosses
    Millions out de door just like dat
    Govt extending a long arm for outside investors to buy barbados for the price of citizenship
    And not a man give a dam
    But the best laugh Granville for the past three weeks talking about demolishing like he can stop it
    Belly laff if ever there was one
    Lol.and hard

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  • @Silly Woman

    You are aware desal plants use brackish water read water that is not for potable use. When you are wrong Ste o back and stop prancing like a billy goat.

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