Peter Odle Under the Gun

A dispute involving Irish investor Alan McIntosh and other parties with local hotelier Peter Odle continues to be a source of embarrassment for Barbadians and makes public what ordinary Barbadians have been complaining about for many years. We have a court system that is broken and a ‘buddy system’ that protects the favoured in society. In local parlance, two Barbadoses.

The two political parties come and the two political parties go and the problem remains.

See other blogs posted on a dispute which continues to expose our moribund court system and to dent our reputation as a domicile fit and proper to conduct international business. This imbroglio is occurring as Prime Minister Mia Mottley has been promoting the Barbados Welcome Stamp – Work Remotely in Barbados initiative in the international media. It should not be forgotten that attracting foreign direct investment is important to the economic planners to ensure we can honour foreign commitments.

Alan McIntosh dubbed by Barbados Underground as that pesky Irish investor has written a second letter to the Prime Minister of Barbados which encapsulates in summary detail the dysfunctional governance setup and toxic business ethos prevailing in Barbados. The letter separates the issues for the Prime Minister’s under the headings – Court Delay Tactics, Corporate Governance and Abuse of Personal Relationships to Circumvent Creditors.

It is clear from reading the letter that Attorney General Dale Marshall is also aware of the ongoing dispute that threatens to compromise Barbados’ economic recovery effort. In an Affidavit filed with the Barbados court, Abagi Ekoku who is a shareholder in Sandy Bay Holdings Inc (SBHI) named as First Defendant in the pending court matter, explains how a repurchase agreement with Richard Bradford and Peter Odle has gone south and precipitated litigious action.

Clause 23 extracted from the Affidavit sworn by Agagi Ekoku:

On Monday the 10th day of February, 2020, pursuant legal advice which I received from my Attorney-at-Law, I wrote to the Attorney General of Barbados, the Hon. D. Marshall, Q.C., MP. I requested acknowledgement of my aforementioned letter from the office of the Attorney General and received the acknowledgement on the same date from Hazel Mederick, the executive secretary to the Attorney General. To date, I have not received a response to my letter. True copies of the email/letter dated 10th day of February, 2020 and the acknowledgment of the same date are hereto attached and marked “AE3”.

Extracted from the Affidavit of Abagi Ekoku

It pains the blogmaster no end each time a blog of this type is posted which shines a light at the underbelly of Barbados. The upside is that it is being done with the aim of making Barbados a better country for ALL.

Barbadians should be reminded of an Irish saying – May the enemies of Ireland never meet a friend..

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  • “Later in the letter, he wrote: “I have waited for the court system to allow me due process, and after almost three years have seen no progress in the courts whatsoever.”

    On Monday the 10th day of February, 2020, pursuant legal advice which I received from my Attorney-at-Law, I wrote to the Attorney General of Barbados, the Hon. D. Marshall, Q.C., MP. I requested acknowledgement of my aforementioned letter from the office of the Attorney General and received the acknowledgement on the same date from Hazel Mederick, the executive secretary to the Attorney General. To date, I have not received a response to my letter. True copies of the email/letter dated 10th day of February, 2020 and the acknowledgment of the same date are hereto attached and marked “AE3”.

    (8) Any court or other tribunal prescribed by law for the determination of the existence or extent of any civil right or
    obligation shall be established by law and shall be independent and impartial; and where proceedings for such a determination are instituted by any person before such court or other tribunal, the case shall be given a fair hearing within a reasonable time.

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    Looks like he might end up bringing a constitutional action against the Attorney General for the delays.

    If he gets there, a remedy in damages means the taxpayer foots the bill.

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  • Quaker John

    This is a familiar play book. The attorney general and the courts will delay, the Irish business will go to his government, who will put pressure on the EU to defend its citizens. Barbados will be blacklisted once more, and the idiots will cry racism. They must sort out their incompetence.

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  • Once again, the BU community is completely misinterpreting a case. Unfortunately, there is a wrong tendency in Barbados to blame all personal mistakes and the mistakes of incompetent lawyers on the Attorney General and the courts.

    Our Irish investor is a small fish in terms of investment volume. If he had better lawyers, he would have negotiated an arbitration clause to the arbitration board from the outset. We also do not know to what extent the delay at SC is attributable to his lawyers.

    Until these aspects are clarified, it is pure speculation to accuse the local justice system of failing.

    A general remark: Powerful investors own a private militia to cope with competitors and a gold treasure chest for bribery. Our Irish investor obviously does not have either. It is his own fault.

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  • Hal AustinSeptember 19, 2020 7:50 AM

    Quaker John

    This is a familiar play book. The attorney general and the courts will delay, the Irish business will go to his government, who will put pressure on the EU to defend its citizens. Barbados will be blacklisted once more, and the idiots will cry racism. They must sort out their incompetence.

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    Agree!!

    But it isn’t only incompetence.

    Incompetence is a good cover for corruption.

    The Eu is but one avenue.

    There is also IACHR which although it can’t impose a monetary penalty can still make life uncomfortable for the GOB.

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  • TronSeptember 19, 2020 8:13 AM

    Our Irish investor is a small fish in terms of investment volume.

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    Find the part in the constitution where an individual is not protected by the constitution of Barbados.

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  • A general remark:

    Peter Odle clearly refutes the racist prejudice of former minister, the Presscott that all influential business people are white.

    There is no God-given contrast between whites and blacks in Barbados, only a cultural-ideological one between successful businessmen like Peter Odle and the masses dependent on social transfers like the drug addict on cocaine.

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  • The accusation of racism has nothing to do with colour!!!

    It’s all to do with agreement.

    If you agree, no accusation, if you don’t agree, you are a racist!!

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  • Why does this embarrassing debacle continue? Largely because Peter Odle, well known for using the threat/benefit of his ‘contacts’ to delay making payments to others for many years, is finally being unmasked.
    Congratulations to you BU. You are putting our mainstream press to shame and I urge you to keep investigating for the betterment of Barbados.

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ David BU

    Why are you promoting this issue?Is Bu the place to ventilate ad nauseam what is really a private legal dispute which should be handled in the law courts however broken it is? Can you tell me which other country in the British Commonwealth that a private citizen can demand special attention to his private legal disputes from the Head of Government and the Chief Legal adviser to the GoB?. Are you unwittingly encouraging disrespect of our GoB and its chief executive?
    We strain at a gnat of republicanism and swallow the camel of gross disrespect for our country and elected Leaders. Come off it. You can do better. Try doing the same thing in USA or UK. Some foreign ?investors? need to know their place.

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  • Well said @ DBD
    Bajans, it’s time to break free from personal oppression, suppression and injustice of our court system. Root out the protection, expose the favour it offers to a privileged few and make swift justice something for everyone and a source pride for our nation.
    All part of the ‘liberation’ spoken by the PM. Desperately waiting for her teeth to bare on broken law system

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  • @Vincent

    Is that your takeaway?

    Wheel and come again.

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  • “If he gets there, a remedy in damages means the taxpayer foots the bill.”

    good, then maybe his stupid supporters will stop electing that big teet retard to public office…

    “Barbados will be blacklisted once more, and the idiots will cry racism.”

    Barbados is 2nd behind South Africa in being the most RACIST country….against Black people IN BARBADOS…they will NOT get away with playing any race card..

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ David Bu

    It is my perspective from another angle. I wheeled and came. And I will wheel and come from different perspectives as the spirit moves me and you allow the posts.

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  • Vincent seems to be begging for the people who have been waiting 10-20 years to have matters adjudicated in that corrupt supreme court TO COME FORWARD and create MORE EMBARRASSMENT…be careful what you wish for, it will be nothing pretty.

    your leaders are THIEVES AND SELLOUTS…they disrespect the black majority on a daily basis and even repulsively insult and disrespect our ANCESTORS…yall old slaves need to die out…ya are a disgrace to human life itself.

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  • It is good to have a big spotlight shining on matters like this one, as it clearly points out that even the rich can encounter problems with slow justice.

    However, VC has a solid point. Newer comments/changes in this story/ additional information can be posted to an existing blog.

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  • Whoaa @ Vincent – “know their place”
    A shameful statement echoing the colonial past we decry.
    Justice is justice my friend, wherever people come from. If people visit or invest under our laws, why system can’t deprive them of voice. Truth uncomfortable sometimes. Don’t mean you hide from it Sir

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  • @Vincent

    If the matter is repackaged to expose a scenario where the Claimant was a ‘poor black man’ would the problems outlined here resonate with you?

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  • Odle’s predicament remains unchanged from whatever it was two weeks ago or whenever the suit was filed against him. What is under the microscope is the judicial process and the inaction of some officials to pen a simple response to letters of complaint.

    McIntosh is petitioning the Gov’t to speed up the process in order for him to can have his day in Court, don’t see how this puts Odle “under the gun”.

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ Bratwaite E
    I agree that there are several areas of our society that have suffered from the lack of maintenance. Our system of providing justice is one of them.It is a system that served the pre-independence regimes well. The post independence regime did not retrofit it but decided to exploit it. It has now become dysfunctional and troublesome.It requires some effort but few are prepared to exert that effort. We only get a lot of noise. We lack the testitudinal fortitude. But it is something to rant about. It is a national mojo.

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  • A letter to the PRIME MINISTER of Barbados dated September 15th 2020 ends up on BU blog.

    Peter Odle is my friend and if the accusations are true it is ” unfortunate “.

    He should resign from the Board of Barbados Ports Inc. and let his lawyers try to resolve his legal issues.

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  • @Wura,
    I luv ya.

    But VC has a great point. This item already has four or five recent posts devoted to it.

    On this matter, we are not covering new ground. On this matter, a rehash without deriving any real benefits.

    A few that have their own personal axes to grind have hijacked these threads. Let them live on the already existing posts.

    I am quite content to get my updates there.

    On this we differ, but the luv and respect is still there.

    Fight on sista. Luv ya. Luv both of ya.

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  • @Hants

    As usual you zero in on the heart of the matter. We operate in a system where change is effected when it touches certain people. If BU has to hitch a ride to power the battery so that others benefit, so be it. In this case – depends the perspective- it is fortunate or unfortunate Peter Odle.

    Let the wind continue to blow…

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  • Spare a thought for those INNOCENT Bajans who spend months in Dodds awaiting ” Justice “.

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  • SargeantSeptember 19, 2020 9:26 AM

    Odle’s predicament remains unchanged from whatever it was two weeks ago or whenever the suit was filed against him. What is under the microscope is the judicial process and the inaction of some officials to pen a simple response to letters of complaint.

    McIntosh is petitioning the Gov’t to speed up the process in order for him to can have his day in Court, don’t see how this puts Odle “under the gun”.

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    Because if the GOB ends up with a hefty bill for damages, the only person from whom it can recoup the loss is the defendant who is being provided with an unfair advantage in a court that “shall be independent and impartial”

    The natives might become restless if the GOB uses their money and does not appear to recoup the loss it has occasioned.

    The only way of avoiding this outcome is to actually provide the plaintiff with a “a fair hearing within a reasonable time” in a court that “shall be independent and impartial” as he is due under the constitution.

    The defendant might actually win but if “a fair hearing within a reasonable time” is being withheld it is a fair bet the defendant is expected to lose and that the court that “shall be independent and impartial” is not.

    Either way, the defendant is under the gun, the GOB too.

    Of course the GOB can stick its head in the sand like an ostrich and hope it all goes away.

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  • That’s the problem in a pseudo fascist system that is dumb enough to actually have a constitution affording protection to its natives.

    With an unholy alliance between the government and private enterprise in existence (definition of fascism) somebody is going to blow the whistle to stop and will invoke the constitution.

    The trick is to get rid of the constitution or rescind all alliances, well not all, only those which threaten the government.

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  • Reading some of the comments here and elsewhere regarding this matter explains the lack of urgency to fix this problem. There is an embarrassing ignorance about these matters by the average citizen.

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  • @ my Brother Hants

    Or “poor black boys” who spend years

    Spare a thought for them

    Cause if a white man gets unfaired we can expect a long litany for his matters WHILE BLACK PEOPLE WILL SUFFER though in the same predicament

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  • People don’t want to believe that Barbados system of crooks in government and lawyers are real, If white people would open their ears and listen they would not get robbed, Being robbed must be a black thing only, Crooks don’t care what you look like, If More whites have to get rob before action is taken then please keep investing in Barbados in stolen lands, You are worried about your money and the people worry about you investing on land without “Clear Title”, There is no such thing as CROWN land or government land in Barbados, Tell your Friends to check with Me before doing anything busy in Barbados or wait until after the next elections as We try to remove these cons from Office, Keep at them, expose them, Lookup FOUR SEASON in Black Rock, seek the Plantation deed for all lands you are looking to invest. Do not use any lawyers in Barbados for any investment they are all working together, You wrote a letter to the Crime Minister? Well Well, she knew of the Fraud before you, she is also in every dirty deal and most Lawyers/Busines are related,,,,, We will share all you write and send.
    Bajan Free Party, Tell the World Shut Down Barbados, Send Interpol

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  • Is the time not ripe for the Barbados Bar Association to become an active lobby from within the system? As legal officers Mrs. Rosalind Miller-Smith has to know the responsibility of legal officers to make the system better. If/when it crashes under its wait then what.

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  • @Hants
    Peter Odle is my friend and if the accusations are true it is ” unfortunate “
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    Here you are pretending to be a poor boy who lives a simple life and loves fishing now we find out that you have friends in high places, what else are you leading us on about? 😊

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  • Justice should be provided by all. The fight for speedy trials should be continuous an unending.

    However, at some of PO1 to PO1000 stop being a fight for justice and becomes a personal vendetta. We already have four to five posts on this matter.

    The cry is not for silencing of the PO matter, but for ventilation of the matters/plight of others.

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  • Hants and Peter Odle may be Quakers, hence the use of the term friend.

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  • If McIntosh is not having any luck with his letters to the PM he should up the ante by going over her head and appealing to Elizabeth R before it is too late. As an Irishman he may be reluctant to go to the House of Saxon as they have long memories and may not be in a forgiving mood after what the Irish did to Dickie Mountbatten (Battenberg for the historians).

    That’s my general knowledge lesson for the day.

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  • September 19, 2020 10:07 AM

    There is an embarrassing ignorance about these matters by the average citizen.
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    TheoGazertsSeptember 19, 2020 10:31 AM

    Justice should be provided by all. The fight for speedy trials should be continuous an unending.
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    … a “fair hearing in a reasonable time” … in an … “independent and impartial” court.

    Get the language right and it becomes clear as a bell, even to Grasshoppers.

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  • “I am quite content to get my updates there.”

    luv ya too…but the more the psychology behind the colonial mindset is exposed…the quicker we can get help for the afflicted…Vincent is an old palace pimp and house negro…he is just trying to sweep everything away, am on another forum asking him and his sidekicks if they want me to give the 2 billion-plus platform a laundry list of Barbados’ ills and no one has answered me yet…don’t mind these palace imps and pimps working themselves into a frenzy to keep the colonial system alive and well and directed in all it’s ugly at the Black population…and that was half hour ago, the same ones who cuss me in nanoseconds……can’t find their voices.

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  • “independent and impartial” court … independent of what?

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  • @ Sargeant,

    I am a poor boy but I went to Kolij same time as a lot of fellas who got rich while I remained poor. lol

    One of my strong points is loyalty except to ex wives and girlfriends.

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  • Wait he aint resign from de board yet ? He skin mist be thicker than crockodile scales!

    The boss lady must be was too busy with the throne speech and the weed and gay thing to remember to call on he step down that is all that happen. Give she few days to do it. Who knows maybe by then he conscience if present might make he call it a day.

    Of course i aint holding my breath for either to happen cause this is Bim, where the faithfuls must be rewarded and the Political Chameleons run from one party to another and are rewarded by both. But dont worry when we turn Republic all that will change! Wunna wait pun it. LOL

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  • O those speedy courts!

    Elsewhere in the news is the case of one Kobia Jamar Robinson who recently pled guilty to a burglary that occurred on August 24,2012. There is no indication of what happened in the eight years that elapsed between the commission of the crime and the guilty plea although one can surmise that the accused was caught quickly since some of the stolen items (including perfume) was found at his home and I don’t think that anyone would keep perfume around for several years waiting for the opportunity to use or gift it to someone.

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2020/09/19/st-john-man-admits-to-breaking-entering-and-stealing/

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  • @Sargeant

    Do you appreciate how all roads lead to the same destination? Justice delayed is justice denied.

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  • Why would the Barbados Bar Association (not the watering hole fraternity) get involved? Delay is a primary legal weapon. Everywhere. S-t-r-e-t-c-h ya out, and hopefully fatigue may alter your determination. It works easily when other cogs in the wheel have rust, and hence delays are seen as less strategic or forced, and merely a product ‘of the system’.

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  • @ David I am in perfect agreement. Justice delayed is justice denied!

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  • @John September 19, 2020 10:34 AM

    Hants and Peter Odle may be Quakers, hence the use of the term friend.

    Too funny….lol

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  • @ Hants, I agree Peter Odle should resign from his government post.

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  • Police began investigating the matter and on September 9, 2012 they took one of the men who participated in the robbery to the house.

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    Does took mean arrest?

    Is this a cases of arresting double standards?

    What does the constitution say?

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  • (1) No person shall be deprived of his personal liberty
    save as may be authorised by law in any of the following cases,
    that is to say-
    (a) in consequence of his unfitness to plead to a criminal
    charge or in execution of the sentence or order of a court,
    whether established for Barbados or some other country,
    in respect of a criminal offence of which he has been
    convicted ;
    (b) in execution of an order of the High Court or the Court
    of Appeal or such other court as may be prescribed by
    Parliament punishing him for contempt of any such
    court or of another court or tribunal;
    (c) in execution of the order of a court made to secure the
    fulfilment of any obligation imposed on him by law;
    (d) for the purpose of bringing him before a court in
    execution of the order of a court;
    (e) upon reasonable suspicion of his having committed, or
    being about to commit, a criminal offence under the law
    of Barbados ;
    (f) in the case of a person who has not attained the age of
    twenty-one years, under the order of a court or with the
    consent of his parent or guardian, for the purpose of his
    education or welfare ;
    (g) for the purpose of preventing the spread of an infectious
    or contagious disease;

    etc. etc. etc.

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  • @Northern Observer

    There is no ethical consideration we should expect from our legal legal profession you are saying?

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  • Was the accused on remand for 8 years?

    Was he out on bail?

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  • @ Tron, no amount of excuses will repair a damaged reputation. If this was the first time that the local jurisdiction was accused of failing, I would say that you have some ground to stand on that its reputation was being sullied. However this is NOT the case. The law Court in Barbados and the jurisdiction already have a bad reputation. It would be good it this matter would be the one to break the inertia.
    While there is no evidence that the AG was advising Mr. Odle, he has not responded to the letter. Since this matter is now in the public domain, he should clear his name because it is all caught up now in the circumvention of the law. Barbados needs an impartial AG as I have stated before who is not associated with or a member of any political party. This is one of the changes that is definitely required for the Republic. Hence we need that Referendum as we do not need the cosmetic change of a figure head.

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  • Good advice especially with players willing to leak more info in the pubic domain.

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  • @Vincent Codrington September 19, 2020 9:08am

    A friend in need is a friend indeed???

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  • @ Heather September 19, 2020 1:28 PM

    We do not know the facts, but everything always only from hearsay. What is clear is that in Barbados the losing party points to the court. Our Supreme Court unfortunately plays the role of a whipping boy, although there is no evidence of bad or slow justice.

    In many cases clients go to cheap and incompetent lawyers to save money. In London, a top lawyer costs up to GBP 500-700 per hour (i.e. not per day). If you go to a cheap lawyer, you must not complain about any delay.

    Lastly: As far as Lord Marshal Dale is concerned, the man is beyond reasonable doubt. Why should he explain himself or answer letters from an angry foreign investor? The press might interpret any answer as an interference with the independence of the judiciary.

    It is important that we trust our leader Mia Mottley and her right-hand man, Lord Marshal Dale, unconditionally.

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  • @ Heather September 19, 2020 1:28 PM

    Incidentally, the case also refutes the narrative that white businessmen are privileged in Barbados. Last week the BU community was still upset about white privileges in Barbados, now some are defending a white businessman from Ireland. Somehow a contradiction.

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  • Peter Pan.

    The Irish bookie have to wait. My case took 6.5 years to resolved in the Supreme Courts (in my favor). Ask the next Attorney General Deighton Kingsley Rawlins. One of Barbados 🇧🇧 most Distinguished Attorneys.

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  • @Tron September 19, 2020 8:19 AM “… he masses dependent on social transfers like the drug addict on cocaine.”

    You mean like the $300 million just transferred to the masses of hoteliers?

    The business class which never tires of sucking on the tired bubbies of the Bajan taxpayers?

    Stupssseee!!!

    P.S. Good Lord, a baby is weaned at a year or two, or in times of war or famine maybe at 3 years old, but these perpetual babies sicken me. If my baby insisted on sucking on my bubbies past 3 years old, war or no war, famine or or famine, covid or no covid. I would smash its head against the nearest rock.

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  • @Vincent Codrington September 19, 2020 9:08 AM “@ David BU. Why are you promoting this issue? Is Bu the place to ventilate ad nauseam what is really a private legal dispute which should be handled in the law courts however broken it is?

    @Vincent Codrington September 19, 2020 9:08 AM “@ David BU. Why are you promoting this issue?
    My response: Because he can.

    @Vincent Codrington September 19, 2020 9:08 AM “@ David BU “…a private legal dispute which should be handled in the law courts however broken it.”

    The thing is. It appears that it is NOT BEING HANDLED.

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  • @Hants September 19, 2020 11:35 AM “One of my strong points is loyalty except to ex wives and girlfriends.”

    Give the ex-wives and ex-girlfriends a break nuh! They were young, foolish, and lusty just as you were.

    This is how to handle it.

    Do not concentrate on what made the relationship fail.

    Concentrate on the sweetness which they shared with you while the going was good.

    And you will all live happily [even if separately] ever after.

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  • @ Vincent.

    I’m sending you a life preserver old chap.

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  • All right thinking Barbadians would agree that the justice system in Barbados works too slowly and needs to be speeded up. That is not Mr Odle’s fault . All we know is that Mr McIntosh has filled a case against Mr Odle .We are not privy to the facts of the case , indeed we do not know will be the outcome .Yet the ranters and ravers and “puller-downers”of The BU family have tried , convicted , tarred and feathered Mr Odle Shame on you

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  • I must admit that i am not too fond of Bajan lawyers.

    25 years ago I gave one a non-contentious civil matter to expedite for me. Unlike what Tron thinks I was willing and able to pay the going rate, whatever that was.

    He, it is ALWAYS a he, responded in WRITING that he would handle it.

    I haven’t heard from him since.

    The Irish man is more patient than I am.

    I got another lawyer, a SHE to do the work. Work done in less than six months.

    Women can walk and chew gum.

    Some of our MEN just damn lazy. We know. We were raised in the same houses as they were. Some of us had the misfortune to be married to some of them.

    Oh Lordie!

    Doan lemme go there.

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  • If there is a legal dispute between a plaintiff and the Government, the Office of the Attorney General is sued.

    Dale Marshall just for the moment happens to occupy that Office.

    If he is removed, whoever takes his place will have to respond to Mr. Mcintosh.

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  • Cuhdear BajanSeptember 19, 2020 3:58 PM

    The Irish man is more patient than I am.

    I got another lawyer, a SHE to do the work. Work done in less than six months.

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    Not Cheriann Parris or Vonda Plie by any chance?

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  • Spikes,

    Count Donna out. I have been very careful with my words – AS USUAL.

    All I have said is that IF the gentleman is constantly involved in financial dooflickies it would be inappropriate for him to be appointed to the post.

    No conviction of the man. Just an opinion on the decision made by the Government in hypothetical circumstances.

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  • Oh dear, Cuhdear Bajan! You walked right into that one.

    I happen to know a few female attorneys who can be trusted. The one male attorney I trusted is dead.

    We must be careful though, not to define things so rigidly in gender terms. There will always be exceptions to the norm.

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  • From what I have read I agree with Donna the only lawyer you can trust is a dead one

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  • Both male and female lawyers steal.

    Both male and female lawyers waste their client’s time and money!!

    I know!!!

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  • … and unfortunately, the higher the lawyer the worse the offender!!

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  • Quaker John

    Whether or not she is guilty, she should not be jailed. They were making an example of her, which is always bad justice.

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  • From my dealings with Vonda I found her to be conscientious. She was recommended to me by a friend who could not handle my matter because it would jeopardise another relationship.

    I remain surprised by Vonda’s case. Don’t know what the hell happened there!

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  • Pile admitted she withheld the money from her client to offset monies owed by said client.

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  • That’s not what I said, Lawson but in Barbados one does have to be very careful in choosing an attorney – male or female.

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  • @Spikes

    That is the court of public opinion for you. Why did Odle borrow from external players in USD?

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  • “Moments after she finished her submission Lashley returned fully robed and told Justice Beckles that Pile was a good and proper candidate for bail. He pointed to her stellar attendance at her court sittings, the fact that she is gainfully employed, that she was not a flight risk and that the “strictest of conditions” could be imposed.

    The Acting DPP responded saying that Pile’s status was now changed and that any bail application prior to sentencing should be heard at another hearing.

    “It has always been tradition when a person is found guilty of offences that they are remanded into custody pending any bail application prior to sentencing . . . that is the normal course and we know that. I am not saying to this court that this now convicted person cannot be considered for bail at a future time, what I am saying is that, this is not the stage for a bail application to be heard. And we have to be careful . . . in setting precedence in these cases,” Blackman submitted.

    Justice Beckles stated that the maximum sentence for such an offence was “a lengthy one” and that must be considered under the circumstances.

    “We have to be very careful in the precedence that we set,” the judge said as she remanded Pile to Dodds pending sentencing and as her colleagues watched, some tearful.”

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    You see the process.

    Taking away a person’s liberty is a serious matter.

    The person is protected by the constitution regardless of who he/she is.

    Vonda Pile has been remanded, her liberty has been taken away.

    When she returns to court for her bail hearing she will be in handcuffs because as the prosecutor made plain to the court, her status has changed.

    Mr. Nadur is on remand at Dodds.

    His status has changed although he has not been found guilty of the offence of which he is accused.

    When he returns for his bail hearing he will be handcuffed.

    If he or she is not, then is the time to talk about double standards.

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  • You will probably find that both Cheraine Parris Vonda Pile left court not only with a conviction but also in handcuffs.

    Both are guaranteed by the constitution a “fair hearing in a reasonable time” in an “independent and impartial” court.

    Anyone wants to opine what the court must be independent of?

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  • Was Vonda representing the plaintiff in a case against the Nation?

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  • Donna. You are counted out. Question for You though , if a Barbadian had a case tied in the British legal system would it be appropriate for him to write the Br Pm about it ? Or should he write the Lord Chief Justice. We know that Mr Macintosh wrote the Pm because he was trying to get her to interfere in our judicial system .Surprised that we are condoning his behavior

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  • Maximum sentence is a ‘lengthy one’, which sentencing course did he go on? It is ‘tradition’ to remand people convicted in custody? What jokes.
    A sentence must be determined, unless it is indeterminate or real life. This is a human rights issue. And a convicted person can be remanded on bail for sentence by the judge. This is an abuse of process.
    Is there a sentencing council?

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  • @ Spikes
    Don’t be feelin sorry for Mr Odle. He love gossip and always talking bout other people misfortune.
    He mess with wrong people this time. People not scared of his contacts and not buying his BS excuses. He just hate payin. Simple.
    What make he think people should wait forever?

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  • There is a reason why players looking to the Barbados Courts for Justice maybe tempted to seek assistance from the execution. This is Barbados, this is how we roll.

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  • Dear Mango truth. I don’t deal with gossip and I am not concerned with any other cases , true or false , either from current disgruntled or former disgruntled employee.My comments relate to this McIntosh thing

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  • She -man Lorenza, ya can’t even change ya writing style, fowl slave in hiding..

    ya are an enabler, like Comissiong, you would enable crimes against anyone, especially your own people, as long as it’s family and friends committing those atrocities and grand thefts, the blighted plight of the yardfowl…

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  • Mango Truth,

    I do not think the prime minister should be the first person to be written. I would have acknowleged the letter however and told him where he should have written. I think last time I said I would have passed it on but that may have given the impression that it should be prioritised.

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  • We noticed her colleagues weren’t crying for the people she robbed, gang of thieves.

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  • Sorry! That was meant for Spikes. Lack of sleep.

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  • Dear Mango truth I don’t deal with accusations whether true or false or from present or past disgruntled employees My comments relate to the McIntosh issue and why we are so quick to pass judgment without the facts

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  • @Spikes

    You recognized that Ekoku had his matter which is related to the substantive matter highlighted here acknowledged by the AG?

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  • “Why should he explain himself or answer letters from an angry foreign investor?”

    we will know by the number of investors or lack of, rushing to get into the island now……short memories make people forget that the Irish dude is not the only person complaining about the supreme court, the lawyers, the judges etc, but he is certainly the one to do the most damage internationally, in combination ……with…..

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  • The blog master.seems to have a fixation on Mr Odle. What does it matter whether the supposed loan was in Bds, Pounds , Yen Euros Marks etc

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  • Will repeat the question Spikes- do you acknowledge that the AG if Barbados acknowledged receipt of a notification of a matter that is directly related to the substantive issue raised by McIntosh?

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  • Yes Spikes, the blogmaster is curious why would Odle borrower from the external market at a time when access to forex in Barbados was tight. To boot he forgot to register the funds.

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  • So what we saying here is we have a court system here that will allow somone to borrow millions and dont pay them back as committed. Then if they dont like it you tell them “Well carry me court then”, knowing it will take ten years. So in the meantime you invest the lender money and turn it 2 or 3 times then if the case ever conclude you give him back just what you borrow and keep the profit..

    The got a list anywhere of the lenders cause i got a few projects to do first of which is my lab raised chicken with 4 wings for sale to the supermarkets.

    When you study it a man could get rich taking advantage of the court speed. Hold on apparently some are already doing it! LOL

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  • @ Tron,
    It is important that we trust our leader Mia Mottley and her right-hand man, Lord Marshal Dale, unconditionally.

    UNCONDITIONALLY? What are you smoking to suggest this? We all have a brains that we must use to determine what is right or wrong regardless of what anyone says. I do not drink Trump koolaid.

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  • Waru you are so intent in shite talk you puttinge in an issue i have not commented on.You should realise by now i ignore your cut and paste repetitive boring idle talk.In other words i scroll past any comments you make so why are you calling my name?I do not know anything of this matter and hence unlike you who feel you are a know all chose not to comment on certain topics.Perhaps you should try it as Spikes said a bunch of doom and gloomers on this blog every day saying the same thing.It gets boring hence my taking time off and responding to very few posters on here when i feel like it and you Waru are definately one i ignore. Therefore you and the regulars can speculate all you want i gone.

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  • Granted some female lawyers are not above board…but none have kept be waiting for 25 years.

    Just tell me “yes” i can do the work”

    Or

    “No” I can’t do the work.

    And let me get on with my life.

    But to tell me yes, and then do me no?

    Sorry I dun wid you.

    Women can walk and chew gum.

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  • @Tron,
    TronSeptember 19, 2020 2:37 PM

    @ Heather September 19, 2020 1:28 PM

    Incidentally, the case also refutes the narrative that white businessmen are privileged in Barbados. Last week the BU community was still upset about white privileges in Barbados, now some are defending a white businessman from Ireland. Somehow a contradiction.

    In this case the foreign business appears not to have political privileges. His white privilege did not suffice.

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  • @ TronSeptember 19, 2020 2:34 PM

    @ Heather September 19, 2020 1:28 PM

    We do not know the facts, but everything always only from hearsay

    Wrong, we have 2 sworn affidavits.

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