Donville Inniss Matter Raises Questions About Unwillingness of Local Authorities to Unmask Corruption in High Places

The conviction of former Minister Donville Inniss in the United States of America an his upcoming sentencing has been smothered by news of the Covid 19 pandemic in 2020. The matter blipped twice in the newsfeed this month when first it was reported Inniss fired his lawyer Anthony Ricco and replaced him with Joel Hirschhorn to challenge how he (Inniss) was represented in the matter heard by Judge Kiyo Matsumoto. Second, co-defendants INGRID INNES and ALEX TASKER are currently facing extradition requests from the USA to answer charges in the indictment (see link below).

The question observers continue to ask is why has the local authority not grasped the opportunity to pursue criminal action against local parties if there is agreement Barbados is the source of the charge of money laundering currently being pursued in a US court.

The other question the blogmaster has floated is to what extent the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) suffers collateral damage from the matter IF Inniss has to do jail time.

Discuss for 25 marks

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  • Speaking of COVID-19 and news smothering…

    In 2019 we had a record 49 (officially recorded) murders.

    Since March 2020 there have been curfews, social distancing and other mobility and crowd control restrictions. Even now there are still restrictions in place. Despite all of these, we’ve had 42 murders, the 2nd highest on record.

    Just imagine what the numbers would look like if 2020 had been a ‘normal year’.

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  • @Dullard

    How many times have we discussed this matter on BU?

    How many times has the blogmaster highlighted the murder rate compliments of Amit’s blog?

    Why has BU inserted a murder tracker in the sidebar?

    Yet we have some here who spout nonsense about BU being silent.

    The rising murder rate is a symptom of a decaying society which is channeling a global trend. When will we discuss the root issues and stop the politicking. Enforcement is part of the problem all agree but…

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  • This is over 120 BLACK PEOPLE killed since May 2018. Under the same AG.

    It is more important to save BLACK people lives than anything. People are dying at the hands of miscreants every Month it would seem and its Blog master’s Govt. is doing nothing about it. These are people who in May 2018 went out and returned the Barbados Labour Party to the House of Assembly 30 – 0. I am waiting for a WHITE BAJAN OR AN INDIAN TO GET KILLED. Then all hell from the Govt. will break loose.

    Even the tracker on BU is not working properly it seems.

    But this is more important to the Blog Master and his Barbados Labour Party.

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  • @ David

    The issue now with Tasker being summoned by the USA adds insult to injury for us. Here we have charges being laid for 2 Barbadians in a U.S court and in the meantime not even an investigation being carried out locally.

    We truly must be the laughing stock to many.

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  • No calls for the removal of the present AG and replace with a competent person. No outrage that so many BLACK PEPOLE are being murdered and ask for something positive to be done about it. No calls for safety to be returned to the streets of Barbados. No calls for us to walk streets the without fear.

    None of these things are of any concern to the Blog master and his Barbados Labour Party.

    However he is salivating at fact that a BLACK MAN is to be sentenced to jail for a few dollars by a WHITE GOVT. in America. That is of paramount importance to the Blog master.

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  • @ John A

    How are you? The real serious point is when the EU or OECD blacklist us we claim racism. Or they try to force through a flawed amended companies act, They live in a dream world.

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  • By the time he is sentence how many more BLACK PEOPLE will be killed in Barbados????

    Some who are living now will not be around to hear the verdict. Because they will have been murdered.

    They will never know what happen.

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  • @ Carson

    Have we ever had a more incompetent attorney general? I had formed an opinion of Marshall a long time ago when I heard him addressing an audience in London and talking about the Barbados development model. Ever since I have been trying to find out what he was talking about.

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  • @John A

    It does not make sense. The public via the COP needs to clarify this matter for the public. His statement made when this story broke is not good enough.

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  • David
    As expected, you have again shown a penchant for the ham bone.

    The meat is about the extraterritorial nature of US law and what that means for notions of independence.

    This is more profound than whether any number of political criminals are charged or not for there is already a presumption that they are all guilty as hell.

    Now tell us when American officials as an act of reciprocity will be brought before Barbados courts for any number of crimes against the people, humanity, international crimes, war crimes. These are the greatest crimes in the world.

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  • @ Hal

    All is well thanks. Hope you are good and staying in doors !

    Yes this really brings to light how backward we are in dealing with this type of crime. As you say the matter goes deeper than just this incident but it gives the foreign authorities ammunition to throw at us for compliance.

    My question is what have we done to ensure this does not repeat itself?

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  • @Hal Austin December 31, 2020 8:31 AM “we claim racism.”

    @Hal Austin December 31, 2020 8:31 AM “They live in a dream world.”

    I find this confusing. When you write “we” who do you mean? And when you write “they” who do you mean? And can you explain if “we” and “they” refer to the same people?

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  • Since he was indicted over 100 BLACK PEOPLE have been murdered here in Barbados.

    But that’s not important.

    Now you see what colour the Blog master is????

    Black or white?????

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  • I am wondering in the comments of the gentlemen on this blog would be the same if Donville was a member of the BLP rather than being a member f the DLP.

    I am simple, so I am hoping that the gentlemen of BU can help me to understand.

    Thanking you all in anticipation of a well reasoned response.

    And a beautiful, healthy and happy New Year to all.

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  • @ John A

    We have done nothing. We are the best in the world. If you keep telling a kid s/he is special from the cradle, by the time they reach adulthood they will believe it; it is indoctrination.
    Will we ever change? Do we want to change? Do the masses want change? Why can’t we hear from our retired senior civil servants? Where I live retired permanent secretaries are lining up to express their views of the Johnson government.

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  • @Pacha

    Feel free to focus on the impossible, the blogmaster prefers to chip away at what is possible.

    How this matter has been handled locally is about the political class closing ranks. Donville is a very close friend of Mia, yardfowls on the blog should take careful note. This has nothing to do with the AGs incompetence.

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  • @Carson C Cadogan December 31, 2020 8:30 AM “No calls for the removal of the present AG and replace with a competent person. ”

    Whom would you suggest as a replacement for Dale Marshall?

    Help me out here, PLEASE.

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  • “The meat is about the extraterritorial nature of US law and what that means for notions of independence.”

    the irony and anomaly is that they used Barbados’ 1929 archaic corruption legislation,that dotish Fruendel said was adequate, to arrest, try and convict Donville, the law appears to be adequate in every jurisdication except for Barbados…it can’t function, too much corruption and cover up.

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  • yardfowls had so much lip for me recently and they very SUDDENLY up and DISAPPEARED…ah wonder what caused them to run away and does it have anything to do with that 140 plus page document that made its public debut.

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  • @Carson C Cadogan December 31, 2020 8:35 AM “By the time he is sentence how many more BLACK PEOPLE will be killed in Barbados????”

    Well that depends on how many more black men decide to kill the sons of black working class Bajan WOMEN.

    When wunna MEN gine stop killin’ we sons?

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  • I am not sure if the MEN understand, but we women who have given birth to sons are devastated when our sons are murdered. We can’t eat, we can’t sleep…our lives are destroyed.

    When will you MEN decide to stop killing our sons. The pain of losing a son is much worse than the pain of childbirth. Much much worse.

    Can you MEN do anything to call back the young MEN who are killing our sons.

    I beg you please.

    HELP!

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  • David

    Why is ours the impossible when Barbados is for example party to international laws requiring us to pursue war criminals.

    Is the possible for you just the rendering of bajans to the US, a one way criminal flow? Is this what pious claims about independence means?

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  • Stop with your stupidity and put forward sensible ideas, dimbo.

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  • @ David December 31, 2020 8:52 AM “Donville is a very close friend of Mia…”

    If this is the case, i can only suggest that she needs to choose much better quality friends…and I say this as a woman old enough to be her MOTHER. I would say the same to any daughter, granddaughter, niece etc. of mine.

    I say to the youngsters in my family “Be very, very careful whom you choose to be your very close friends.”

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  • @Pacha

    You are sufficiently knowledgeable about the geopolitical to answer your question.

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  • @Hal Austin December 31, 2020 9:05 AM “Stop with your stupidity and put forward sensible ideas, dimbo.”

    Pacha are you going to let Hal get away with insulting you?

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  • Here is a man who gave $1000.00 to a stranger as a deposit on a time share. Here is a man who posted this week on a BU blog to suggest Tony Cozier is alive, dead since 2016. Here is a man who posted on Facebook to suggest 21 January is not celebrated as a public holiday known as Errol Barrow Day. Finally here is a man who questioned the academic qualifications of Roger Cave of Fortress. There are emails to support.

    You MAY have the last word.

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  • Don’t be mad. Where did I say that Cozier was alive? Stop fabricating nonsense, you idiot.

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  • I am not here to tell the Barbados Labour Party who they should put for AG. That is there business. They have the largest Cabinet in the History of the Caribbean getting free money it would seem. I don’t get any.

    They just paid TWO MEN sitting in a one door London office $54 million of taxpayers money. For doing what???? Up until now they have not completed the job they were supposed to do , but they have been paid.

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  • You will never come even near the same man.

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  • Cuhdear Bajan

    We were minded that that tantrum by the ugly man was directed elsewhere.

    And that the object of his affections has adequately responded.

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  • Carson C Cadogan

    We’ve asked previously and were ignored.

    How come we only hear Black talk from the DLPites like you when in a position were they cannot do a damn thing. Not in powah.

    And coming from a man like you who in typical Bajan fashion has scorned such talk is troubling.

    Are you now being too influenced by a certain Bridgetown merchant?

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  • David

    Seems that you have managed to disengage your suitor just in time, pun intended.

    Now he’s, in his usual style, demanding proof.

    As you well know this demand has no meaning, is instrumental, for even if his handwritten evidence is presented only steadfast denials will ensue.

    We have long found Halton Austin to be intellectually dishonest.

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  • Finally here is a man who questioned the academic qualifications of Roger Cave of Fortress. There are emails to support….(Quote)

    Please share with the blog. You are silly. I do not know any Roger Cave, apart from what is published in newspapers, so cannot question his academic qualifications. In any case, I know what the law of libel is.
    But you continue to manufacture nonsense to get cheap laughs. Instead you should spend your time trying to understand English grammar. Fool.

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  • “The question observers continue to ask is why has the local authority not grasped the opportunity to pursue criminal action against local parties if there is agreement Barbados is the source of the charge of money laundering currently being pursued in a US court.”

    USA has the financial regulations and Laws in place to prosecute which are applied to Global Banking, Income and Tax Law
    USA PATRIOT Act Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism
    AML Anti-Money Laundering
    PoC Proceeds of Crime
    SAR Suspicious Activity Reporting

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  • Was not going to comment on this.

    I see Jack Warner of TT is in a drawn-out fight against extradition to the US.
    These islands should never surrender their citizens to another country.
    It is doubtful if the US would surrender a citizen who was BORN in the USA to these small islanders.

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  • #BLACKLIVESMATTER deals with Police Violence against Blacks and other issues of racism against Blacks

    Black on Black murder is usually related to Black Market Business but can also be Turf War between gangs and a culture of violence among youth, but these latter aspects have been replaced with the business side.

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  • Above the Law
    When a Government minister is found to be corrupt, it follows his party and their term in office was corrupt.

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  • Pachamama

    “We have long found Halton Austin to be intellectually dishonest.”

    Thank you.

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  • Don’t be mad. Where did I say that Cozier was alive? Stop fabricating nonsense, you idiot.

    Please share with the blog. You are silly. I do not know any Roger Cave, apart from what is published in newspapers, so cannot question his academic qualifications. In any case, I know what the law of libel is.

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    @ Hal

    NOW YOU ARE SEEING ON FULL DISPLAY THE LOCAL BAJAN CONDITION BECAUSE OF YOUR OBJECTIVITY AND INDEPENDENCE OF THOUGHT..

    THEY WILL LIE TO CONFUSE OTHERS AND TO PUT YOU IN A BOX THAT THEY MANUFACTURE.

    IF THE BLOG MASTER COULD GO TO SUCH LENGTHS TELLS YOU ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW.

    ONE OF THE REASONS I CALL THE 2 x 3 ISLAND A CESSPOOL.

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  • Hal

    I don’t think that the USA would ever deport one of its citizens to Barbados or to any Caribbean country. No matter what they did , but we in Caribbean willingly deport our citizens to the USA.

    And then we say “INDEPENDENT”.

    You could fool me.

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  • @TheOGazerts

    You appreciate Barbados has signed an extradition treaties?

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  • Hal

    Pay the blog master no mind, that is the best way to deal with him.

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  • @ David December 31, 2020 8:52 AM
    “How this matter has been handled locally is about the political class closing ranks.”
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    You have gone straight for the jugular in exposing the ‘reluctance’ of the local law enforcement authorities to bring charges against those directly involved in the Donvillegate affair.

    Maybe they are stiil waiting on some person (even via Crimstoppers) either from the BIDC or the DPP or even from the DLP to make a “COMPLAINT” against the Don and his colluding friends.

    At least the miller has been vindicated as his ship of Justice has finally made it to the port thanks to an SOS to Uncle Sam from one very , honest and forthright public servant acting in the interest of the Bajan taxpayers.

    As Brother Hants would say: ‘There can be bribee without a briber’ since it requires two hands to clap.

    Oh, how the Mighty has fallen like Icarus from the skies!

    The Don, that ‘poor’ boy from the country must be shitting bricks bigger than the mansion he has to forfeit after changing his legal defence team.

    He ought to be put under self-annihilation watch.

    Now where is that standpipe lawyer called DLP Green(e) when his client(s) need him most?

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  • The Miller

    When the world puts a definite article before one’s moniker sentiment is clear.

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  • @ Baje

    I know the old tricks. Tell a lie. For example I am a Roman Catholic or an insurance salesman/agent. When challenged then I am told to move on. Oar that I am a Marxist, or some nonsense.
    Or claim that I questioned someone’s academic qualifications, when asked to provide the proof, then will hide behind claiming I would deny it anyway, so they won’t provide the proof. The only academic qualification I question on BU are t hose of the chairman’s. He should ask back for his money.
    Or, as one spinster suggested, I claimed Bajan women are not worth marrying. It is an old BU trick. The other trick is copying and pasting a couple words out of a submission to ‘prove’ their point.
    Someone claimed I am intellectually dishonest. He is partly right. I am not an intellectual of any kind. I can just about read. Maybe that is why I claimed that logic is not a core part of philosophy. Now t o claim that you must be really intellectual.

    @ Carson
    The US is a rogue state and Trump exposes this more than any. Warner is wanted in the US for alleged football offences committed in Switzerland and within the regional football family. Football, soccer, as they call it. Can you imagine? If the US has a case against Warner, then present it in a Trinidad court.
    As to the blog master, there is a small group of semi-literate fools, headed by the chairman, whose only contribution to BU is cyber bullying, shouting and picking fights or threatening violence. I usually ignore them. The chairman is different, he is the boss.

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  • Appreciated. Your point is well taken but
    “These islands should never surrender their citizens BY BIRTH to another country.
    It is doubtful if the US would surrender a citizen who was BORN in the USA to these small islanders.”

    The US can be very selective in how laws/treaties are obeyed.
    This is one area where we have to stand toe-to-toe with the US.

    Point taken, but …

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  • @The Miller

    Do not underestimate the political class in Barbados and the length it will go to protect one of their own. Do you recall when Michael Carrington withheld John Griffiths’ money? A collection bag was passed around and prominent members of the political class from both sides contributed to bail him from the jam. One example to support the point about the political class that will fight to leave no man behind.

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  • Again, why sign an extradition treaty then? We do it because we are takers of services and other support from these players. The sovereignty of which we like to refer is more about the esoteric and academic than anything else.

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  • New years resolutions that I am considering
    (1) Never repeat/revive/continue an old argument
    (2) Only if it is positive will I call a name (Rabbit is the exception, but I will not be negative)
    (3) Not carrying 2020 stuff to 2021

    This site has given me a lot of pleasure during the past year. I love the many exchanges, even though we often crossed some lines
    So I am going to say this

    Blogmaster – Thanks for the generous gift. Happy New year. Wishing you a great 2021.

    All – Thanks for your many contributions. Happy New Year, all the best for 2021

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  • We have been repeating for years and we do so again

    Logic is in everything around us. From a one cell amoeba to the largest organism.

    Our argument has always been that it is not a separate and distinct branch of philosophy.

    That all the branches of philosophy we recognize require an internal logic to operate but that logic in and of itself is not, for us, a separate and distinct branch as the Greeks professed.

    Why would logic be a separate and distinct branch of philosophy if all others are run by an internal logic?

    Ours is an opinion widely shared and not representative of dishonesty, intellectually or otherwise. Whereas we have clear evidence that Halton Austin is a liar.

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  • From: Hal Austin December 31, 2020 9:16 AM

    (Quote):
    Don’t be mad. Where did I say that Cozier was alive? Stop fabricating nonsense, you idiot. (Unquote)
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    THE DEMISE OF WEST INDIAN CRICKET? From September 2016 recently updated as follows:

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    Hal Austin December 30, 2020 6:17 AM

    John Holder, the outstanding cricket umpire of his generation, is suing the England Cricket Board. Where is Tony Cozier when you need him most?

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    David December 30, 2020 6:54 AM

    Tony Cozier is dead, has been for many years.
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    The Blogmaster is ‘right’ to assume that you are not aware of the ‘demise’ of Tony Cozier unless you want the same blogmaster to raise the totally decomposed body of Tony to comment on the John Holder matter.

    BTW, is that the same John Holder who was a fast bowler at Combermere while you were there?

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  • Blood and guts on barbados streets daily
    Visitors escaping quarantine like wild mongoose
    BU interest is elsewhere
    Happy New years

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  • @ David December 31, 2020 10:44 AM

    Then the same incestuously tainted political class should do a whip-round to engage the services of the likes of Gollop and even Alleyne who has a tract record of fighting successfully such extradition ‘requests’ on behalf of bigger fish wanted for robbery.

    The ‘subject’ of the extradition order has the potential of corroborating what the Don himself has confessed to. That is, the receiving of bribes by politically-exposed people in Barbados is part of doing business in Barbados especially when it comes to the award of government contracts.

    The local conman Greenverbs should be a tad concern about his future given his ‘former’ close relationships with business entities in the USA.

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  • Our government got everything right with Donville Inniss. It is not our Supreme Leader and Lord Marshal Dale who are responsible for the local failure to prosecute corruption, money laundering and other filthy matters, but influential people in the administration and legal world with DLP party membership.

    Time to clean up the state apparatus!

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  • The rising murder rate is a symptom of a decaying society which is channeling a global trend…
    Got it. Good stuff: home grown. Bad stuff: the big bad world we live in.

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  • @ David

    As i said before this sends the message to the man on the block that they are one set of laws for the poor and another for the chosen ones. I remember when the Bs wanted my vote it was nuff talk about them dealing with corruption. So wait what happen since then?

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  • No fan of US extradition and all it entails but without it, this situation would never have seen the light of day in Barbados far less be entertained in our courts.

    As a country that depends heavily on international financial services, the local authorities should have been all over this but unfortunately that is not how things work “bout here”.

    I hope the government does not cry wolf at the next black or grey listing.

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  • Hal know-it-all Austin “The court said the council can use Arsenal’s move from Highbury to Ashburton Grove to regenerate the area. The case arose after Mr Prescott accepted Islington’s view that plans for the new stadium would make “a substantial contribution” to the regeneration of a deprived area.” You are even more knowledgeable than the Court.🤣🤣

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  • Hal did not mean Tony Cozier in a literal sense. You are catching at straws.

    I have spoken about ERROL WALTON BARROW. Did I mean him in a literal sense??? Some of you are so stupid at times. No wonder the WHITE BAJANS AND INDIANS are at top despite their tiny numbers.

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  • Tron

    Your kind is not in a position to pass judgement on any one. Bear that in mind.

    When the old Corruption Law that is still on our statues book was passed. It was done against people like you , we BLACK PEOPLE were not in Parliament as yet. So it was against your tiefing, dishonest, kind. You all have it down to a science.

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  • theogazerts

    Happy New Year.

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  • Mariposa
    Happy New Year to you as well.

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  • MARIPOSA

    whats the word on the streets of the night watchman vs the president? i cant hear yuh!

    What the word on the street about reifer getting beat again in the next general election?

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  • “These islands should never surrender their citizens to another country..”

    and it would’ve been credible if Barbados in the 90s didn’t start the process of deliberately RAILROADING 2 very innocent Black Bajan men into a US prison when they were playing their tiefing games in that same Hawkesworth case that Pilgrim is talking about, those men could’ve gotten life in prison the way they were set up.

    Problem is, ICBL already threw those two, Tasker and Innes under the bus and pleaded guilty to bribery in US.

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  • “Visitors escaping quarantine like wild mongoose.”

    🤣🤣😂😂😂heard about that one, too funny.

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  • @ Carson

    Thank you. It is a good habit to get in to when if you do not understand what someone says ask them to clarify. The English language is so dynamic that often we think we understand people, when we really do not.
    I am not being rude, but I think the chairman needs a few lessons. I am off to learn about logic.

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  • Is Innes facing an extradition request?

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  • If the BLP run a dog in SGN it would win. the people up there have lost their senses.

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  • Pachamama in awakening Her volcanos.

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  • The Devil is in the detail and geezer is banged to rights
    https://www.justice.gov/criminal-fraud/page/file/1089646/download

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  • @TheOGazerts

    Best you you and family. A reminder, the blogmaster is NOT thin skinned. Continue to make your points.

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  • UNITED STATES V. DONVILLE INNISS: DOCKET NO. 18-CR-00134

    This case was filed on March 15, 2018, in the Eastern District of New York.

    This case was announced on August 6, 2018.

    The defendant was found guilty on January 17, 2020.

    https://www.justice.gov/criminal-fraud/fcpa/cases/donville-inniss

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  • @John A and The Miller

    If you followed the trial testimony referencing local was denied as it relates to players involved in corrupt behaviour on island. This should signal to a well meaning government that there is an opening to clean shop. We making sport.

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  • @ HAL

    WISHING YOU A SUCCESSFUL 2021.

    GOING FORWARD IGNORE THE DETRACTORS AS YOU LOOK ON FROM OUTSIDE NOT THROUGH CLOUDED OR TAINTED GLASSES.

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  • @ Baje

    The same to you. Stay safe.

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  • @ Carson C Cadogan December 31, 2020 12:27 PM

    Carson,

    People like you have been hibernating in the administration office for 54 years, pinning medals to their nipples for failure. At the expense of all taxpayers. Stop your post-colonial lament and stop acting like a whiny child all the time. Man up and acknowledge the many economic crimes your party has committed against the black masses since 1966. Where were you all the time when the south coast was full of sh** and your ministers were insulting the black population almost daily? People like you were residing in mansions in Florida, Canada and UK because they despise the black masses.

    The failure has faces, namely Barrow and Stuart. People who come from the poor house like them just can’t handle money unlike our current government. This is not about skin color, but about integrity, righteousness and justice.

    It was not the BLP or businessmen, but Senators controlled by Donville Inniss and the DLP that caused the anti-corruption bill to fail.

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  • I don’t know if it is true or not , but on Social media here in Barbados it is being circulated that Barbados is again under Curfew from tonight.

    It may or may not be correct.

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  • Yep 12 pm to 5 am from tonight

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  • @ John A

    A midnight to 5am curfew can only be meant for the Old Year’s Night ravers. Why not just ban all large gatherings? Otherwise, apart from the Old Year celebrations, that is the time most people spend in bed.
    I still ask: what is our epidemiological model?

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  • @ David December 31, 2020 1:45 PM
    This should signal to a well meaning government that there is an opening to clean shop. We making sport.
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    More like ‘mekking mock sport’ at the taxpayers while laughing at the international financial business regulators.

    What is of equal import to the Donville & Co case is what are the local law enforcement authorities doing about the recommendations contained in the most recent Auditor General’s report especially in regard to the ‘alleged’ serious financial ‘infelicities’ which occurred at the BWA under the previous political administration.

    Will the current administration (in spite of its manifesto commitments) sweep this evidence-based exposé by the Constitutionally-appointed financial watchman under the carpet while hoping the OECD/EU would say ‘wink, wink, nudge, nudge’?

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  • TRON

    I still say that the Corruption bill we have on our Statue Books and still LIVE predates BLACK PEOPLE being in Parliament. It was not aimed at us.

    So guess where we learned how to receive grease hand from it from.

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  • @ Theo
    Thanks. Same to you and yours. May all good things attend you and yours in 2021.

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  • @ Hal

    It seems the problem is coming from the young party crowd much like what you guys are facing in the U.K. After the big fete down paradise I think that is the straw that broke the authorities back.

    What I must ask though is once the party started why wasn’t it shut down by the authorities? Usual approach let the horse out then close the stable door.

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  • @ John A

    It is the exuberance and invincibility of youth. We have all been there. The problem is the community spread. If people are asymptomatic it does not mean they are virus free.
    Remember, mist victims do not need hospitalisation. Be careful.

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  • @ Hal

    It would have to blow through the shop window to catch me. Lol

    The challenge is the asymptomatic cases and we have been finding quite a few of them here recently from our testing.

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  • Heard yall got curfew.

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  • @ Hal
    The USA is known for making countries, sign on to treaties , that the USA itself never honors.

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  • @ William

    The UK has been trying to get the US to extradite the wife of a CIA agent who killed a young man in a road accident and they just refuse.
    If they can do that to the UK, imagine what they will do to a small island. They are bullies. However, a Happy, Prosperous and Safe 2021 to you.

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  • What the hell is happening Citizens not allow to pick up. Relatives at the airport
    Houston We have a constitutional crisis in the making on our hands
    The goal post is moving further and further away from our Constitutional rights

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  • This situation merely confirms why the country has plumbed such a lowly status. Good ole Uncle Sam’s arm of justice has cast a shadow over the heads of our so-called business communites and our politicians.

    They are being monitored. Our legal system is not sufficiently robust to investigate and combat corruption. And our senior politicians are not interested in tackling corruption. This is why so many foreign businesses are attracted to doing business in “Wild West” Barbados.

    Foreign-owned companies who are doing business in Barbados should be investigated by their own governments. If they are doing business in the country then there is a strong likelihood that they are practising some form of corruption.

    If such action is taken, we will see a reduction in the number of foreign companies who are prepared to do business in our country.

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  • @TLSN

    They believe that wealthy individuals and dodgy corporations want to do business in Barbados because of the integrity of our regulations.
    Happy and Safe 2021 to you.

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  • The corruption cultivated by the DLP is paradigmatically evident in the recent Corona outbreak. It is no coincidence that two prison officers are infected who allegedly had no contact with tourists. Corona does not just fall from the sky.

    It is likely that the two became infected while picking up drugs from the crew of a Colombian or Venezuelan speedboat. After all, we all know that Dodds is Barbados’ number one drug hub.

    General Bostic is now called upon to extract the necessary information from the two officers and relatives. If necessary, with the help of American or Chinese interrogators.

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  • @ Hal and to the BU family,
    Let’s all hope for a for a more prosperous 2021. It has been a dreadful 2020.

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  • The Black rock Police station is to be closed down with immediate effect. The official version it is to be renovated.

    How many people believe that??????

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  • @ Hal
    Thanks. All the best to you and yours in 2021. May all good things attend you.

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  • Hal

    You like you are correct as usual. We have given the impression only visitors are coming down with the virus. But it looks further from the truth.

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  • @ David
    All the best to you and yours for 2021. Once more , you have given us the opportunity to express our views on matters affecting our great country and global events. Continue the good work. May all good things attend you and yours.

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  • “General Bostic is now called upon to extract the necessary information from the two officers and relatives. If necessary, with the help of American or Chinese interrogators.”

    Worth a😊

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