Donville Inniss’ File Missing from Mottley’s Red Bag

It is also a different version of how the story got out than what our own Attorney-General said last Thursday after the verdict was handed down. He said: “It is significant that the conviction came about because individuals who had knowledge of the events were prepared to speak out and to give evidence about wrongdoing.” The AG added: “This is something that is required at all levels in Barbados’ society whether dealing with the scourge of corruption or the scourge of gun violence.

Donville Inniss Case Points to Endemic Corruption in Barbados

The traditional media is off and running with the big headlines about the sentence federal District Court Judge Kiyo Matsumoto is scheduled to deliver today in New York in the Donville Inniss matter. It is the story traditional media will have a healthy appetite for because of flagging circulation.

Mia’s Red Bag has come up empty so far

The concern of the blogmaster confirmed in the deliberations during the Donville Inniss trial is the strong inference there is pervasive corrupt behaviour in the way business is conducted by some PUBLIC and PRIVATE officials in Barbados. Successive governments over the years have paid lip service to unearthing and punishing corruption even in the face of obvious indications of wrong doing. The Mia Mottley government is better placed than her predecessors given the unprecedented mandate handed to her government to do something about it. It is no secret however to those in the know that Donville and Mia are bosom buddies.

The following is a blog repost from January 20, 2020 which captures key concerns by the blogmaster, the late journalist Patrick Hoyos and the BU family.


Donville Inniss Case Points to Endemic Corruption in Barbados

The blogmaster found the Patrick Hoyos article to be – without prolix – a good summary of the Donville Inniss matter. Especially as it pertains to the inference other payments were made to Donville Inniss and that bribery by elected officials was commonplace in Barbados. Although we have the Attorney General et al saying that local laws would not have permitted prosecution of Inniss this position was challenged during the Inniss trial.

The blogmaster’s wish is that we have a dispassionate debate in Barbados and a call to action by our officials regarding the honest prosecution of public officials. It is ironic former Speaker of the House MICHAEL CARRINGTON and Adriel Brathwaite, former Attorney General showed support for Inniss by attending the trial in New York. CARRINGTON’s legacy will be that a High Court judge had to issue a court order for him to release monies due his client 70+ John Griffiths, the blogmaster will remember Brathwiate for promising to report to parliament the status of Mia Mottley’s qualification (LEC) to practice before the Courts of Barbados. He never did.

The time has come to arrest the moral and ethical rot- add criminal. We have started to experience the negative fallout of pushing our heads in the sand.

Time for the authorities to do a job.

Time for the Prime Minister, Attorney General and stakeholders to lead the charge.

Importantly, time for John Citizens to hold officials accountable.

Read full text of BU blog https://barbadosunderground.net/2020/01/24/donville-inniss-case-points-to-endemic-corruption-in-barbados/

739 comments

  • WURA
    My question remains are you “one ah dem”? Furthermore, all of BU know you have no documents to post! You post docs on other sites but not on BU where you contribute at least 15% of all posts to each and every single topic? You post damning docs to other sites and no one reposts not one single?🤣🤣🤣
    Did I claim to be the only blk person to ever work in a boutique firm? No! But of course you must attempt to mislead and obfuscate, and of course you have family that work/worked in one. After all, either you or your family are everything or are in everything: white, chinese, ivy league educated nba, nfl, EPL, jail errything! But accusing me of boasting!🤣🤣
    I work in the “Built Environment” sector and a $1B project is normal. Any doyen of wokeness (as you promote yourself to be) would be aware of the widely known fact that in this sector (like many others) there is severe under representation of black people. In fact, non-white persons period. So being one of a few or the only blk person far less professional of colour in a firm, team or meeting is also normal and known-it is called reality which is not to.be confused with feeling yuh is “one ah dem”. Unless you’re willing to wager a bet, I have no more time to waste on a wolf cryer; but before I go (unlike you) I present EVIDENCE from both sides of the Atlantic:
    https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/architecture-is-systemically-racist-so-what-is-the-profession-going-to-do-about-it
    https://archive.curbed.com/2017/2/22/14677844/architecture-diversity-inclusion-race
    https://www.architectmagazine.com/practice/increasing-diversity-in-architecture-barriers-to-entry_o
    https://www.cnu.org/publicsquare/2017/05/18/urban-planning-can%E2%80%99t-happen-without-black-people-room%E2%80%94yet-it-does
    https://www.placenorthwest.co.uk/news/time-for-a-more-inclusive-industry/

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  • Perhaps we need a free pay-off day.
    Have a great day.. Catch you later.

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  • David
    “Franklyn declared: “This bill is to regulate … politicians”. And he called for the section related to the category of public servants mentioned, to be removed.”

    But the personality of the year thinks the above. Who tiefin up at licensing authority? Who were the PSs that let Hammie do so much shyte?🤭

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  • Theo
    Yuh talk of dead horse made me smile
    The jockey might be dead but the horse still in the stable
    Hence OSA whopping cheque placed in his personnel bank account and told was a campaign fund
    Still has not finished its course
    The blp cohorts and gutter fowls must be reminded

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  • Good afternoon All:

    Just now entering the alternate universe of BU.

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  • saying and doing are 2 different things and you have no idea the level am talking about…the know it all yardfowl who knows nothing at all….just pretending…so since you know, tell me what kind of trades that can happen between Africa and the Caribbean.
    Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.

    When you tell me the district in st George that was without running water for 3/6 months. Of which you claimed you knew someone. 🤣😆

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  • Strange enuff…i was speaking to some of the people impacted by last year by NO WATER in St. George only this morning and they reiterated that they were FORCED to pay water bills although having no water, just like the other people in St. Thomas, St. George, St. Andrew, St. Joseph, did I leave out a parish, one is now in the UK TELLING EVERYBODY about it.

    ..i was sure to tell them that yardfowls are on BU blog saying that they ARE LYING….have ya gone knocking from door to door in St. George asking yet….let me know when ya do…..ah might even hear before….rotten no good Fowl Slaves.

    i take it ya can’t answer anything about Africa, government supporters AKA yardfowls won’t be able to …yall too anti-black and anti-African

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  • “You post damning docs to other sites and no one reposts not one single?”

    So which are these other sites i post…to…how would you know what is posted..

    name one site you know i post to….i post to quite a few, name one……….

    “I work in the “Built Environment” sector and a $1B project is normal.”

    so now you pretending to be the poster child for the underrepresented…so why don’t you START ya own ARCHITECTURAL FIRM and hire BLACK and other architects…..now that would be something worth BOASTING about on BU….a REAL achievement…working for whites and others and BOASTING about THEIR billion dollar contracts is NOT an achievement, not when ya behind can GET FIRED/laid off/downsized at any time……boast about ya own…..why don’t ya.

    ya must think ya talking to ya fellow yardfowls…

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  • WURA-War-on-U

    “Who tiefin up at licensing authority?”

    a do nothing government again, the fowls know that there is tiefing up at the licensing authority, which means the government also knows, just like they know about the apparent 1 billion missing from the BWA….yet no one is prosecuted…keeping showing ya true colors…

    all of those thefts ALSO reflects on a do nothing government……just as it does on the previous.

    the anti-corruption and integrity legislation drafts, the protection of corruption clauses NEED TO BE REMOVED….and the JUDGES at the supreme court need to be INCLUDED in the legislation and held accountable for their damaging actions.

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  • @ WURA-War-on-UMay 1, 2021 12:37 PM
    (Quote):
    “I work in the “Built Environment” sector and a $1B project is normal.”

    so now you pretending to be the poster child for the underrepresented…so why don’t you START ya own ARCHITECTURAL FIRM and hire BLACK and other architects…..now that would be something worth BOASTING about on BU….a REAL achievement…working for whites and others and BOASTING about THEIR billion dollar contracts is NOT an achievement, not when ya behind can GET FIRED/laid off/downsized at any time……boast about ya own…..why don’t ya. (Unquote).
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    A ‘tellingly good’ come back there to expose that fraud called “enuff” of the ‘red’ bullshittery clan!

    If he were that gifted and so successful in the business domain of the “Built Environment” he would have hauled his b(l)ack behind back to Barbados and make his talents available to Malmoney to get his US$ 200 million hotel project off the ground on Bay Street.

    Why is this potentially big player in the hotel construction business now magnetically relegating himself to be a ‘mere’ third rate low-income housing contractor sponging off taxpayers’ money, again?

    Why doesn’t the drone bee called “enuff” find out why that hotel construction magnate called Malmoney- who wanted to replace Butch Stewart- is rather reluctant to save the Bajan economy from implosion as projected by the Guv of the CBB?

    Wouldn’t the ‘timely’ injection of US $200 million make a massive difference to the downward direction of the economic fortunes of the economy and the political stakes of the current ‘red’ administration?

    Which is more crucial to the survival of the Bajan economy?

    Borrowing to finance imported conspicuous consumption or investment to upgrade the country’s capacity to earn forex to sustain future imported consumption?

    Why have that kind of dosh sitting idly on a bank account in the name of the money god Malmoney when it can be put towards the national economic salvation in order for the other MAM to be the first recipient of the new Republic’s title of the Order of the Shinning Knight in armour for Bay Street-upon-Bridgetown to replace that of the current St. Michael & St. George.

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  • Why not stick to the issues? How can anonymous commenters validate what they do anyway.

    Steuspe

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  • WURA-War-on-U

    “Why doesn’t the drone bee called “enuff” find out why that hotel construction magnate called Malmoney- who wanted to replace Butch Stewart- is rather reluctant to save the Bajan economy from implosion as projected by the Guv of the CBB?”

    when ya only a worker ant, ya can only boast of the achievements of others while complaining about Black under-representation….when ya OWN the company ya don’t need to boast, and ya can take care of the under-representation problem by hiring ya own people, waiting to hear there is improvement in that regard from the boaster..

    Do really see the wannabe maloney saving any economy AFTER helping TIEF the billions of dollars from the treasury that CAUSED the “economic implosion” in the first place, fly by night minorities LIVE to feed off black lives with the help of corrupt governments/ministers, that’s all they know.

    The ones in Barbados believe they will ROB the treasury and pension fund forever…they think they are good for another 50 years…corrupt government ministers are giving them that confidence. So giving up what he helped steal will render him BROKE..

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  • WURA-War-on-U

    BTW….word is out that the Adams importer of containers of drugs and guns is still doing so and FLOODING depressed neighborhoods that can’t eat a proper meal these days with both.

    when will the corrupt government STOP these minorities from killing young Black people with their gunrunning and drug trafficking crime syndicates, this is the same one arrested with a container of drugs years ago, have gun charges and nothing was ever heard about those cases, but yet he still operates his criminal import business, as though the police are afraid of him, but can arrest every Black person they find.

    The other famous minority who told a ranking police officer that he has a container of guns and he can’t stop him or do anything about it, still operates because of corrupt government ministers.

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2021/05/01/four-people-injured-in-three-separate-shootings/

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  • WURA-War-on-U

    Need to be a little more specific so that the government yardfowls don’t jump out to say am confused…

    Adams importer of containers of drugs and guns is still doing so …Indian importer

    The other famous minority who told a ranking police officer that he has a container of guns and he can’t stop him or do anything about it, still operates because of corrupt government ministers….Syrian importer Habib.

    not a fella can say am discriminating against either….they both use the equal opportunities of bribing ministers, public servants and other officials who have been available to them for YEARS….DECADES.

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  • WURA-War-on-U

    No one is going to want to address it, but what is playing out in the deadly gunrunning and drug trafficking environment CONTROLLED by minorities on the island is a direct result of vote begging politicians viewing Black lives as EXPENDABLE.. in their rush to the parliament to become corrupt government ministers and for self-enrichment THROUGH BRIBERY…

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  • I would say drug dealing is a more honest profession than a corrupt politician in office

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  • WURA-War-on-U

    Then they all, corrupt ministers and criminal syndicate minorities got the NERVE to THREATEN those they see as a threat to their organized crimes enterprise.

    the whole world needs to know about these BEASTS…who are DESTROYING everything around them particularly Black lives and see nothing wrong with that because they KNOW there is no one available to stop them, just like those in the corrupt judiciary.

    since we are now on topic and addressing the bribery/corruption issues, let’s see others who always complain about off topic subjects…..POST what THEY KNOW about this reality…and if they don’t and say they don’t know they are LYING…..they know a whole lot more than i do.

    Time for a reckoning, another generation will be lost to the prison pipeline controlled by government ministers and corrupt minorities.

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  • WURA-War-on-U

    They really believe everyone is dead who know about the Fancy Basket, Tracksuit Top and Dirty Harry escapades, well everyone has a piece of that history to tell including ABOUT the corrupt government ministers, both dead and alive, and all the others involved.

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  • WURA-War-on-U

    Miller..they won’t hear to STOP violating Black human rights….

    Juman talked before died, he said that the likes of Neval Greenidge Aka Tracksuit Top, now ambassador to Miami or some such, everyone knows who that is, him and his fellow law enforcement comrades, made a ton of money off him with the cocaine trade the family controlled on the island at that time, built million dollar houses and everything, and he was not the only one….bet ya the Abeds, Haloutes, this one and that one also have a book they can publish…

    yall can’t kill Juman. he dead already….but EVERYTHING will come out…take time Barney.

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  • It is outrageous to accuse our Supreme Leader and Most Honourable Prime Minister of any personal closeness to the criminal Don. Collegial cooperation in parliament in the past means nothing at all.

    In any case, the fact is that our Honourable Government has been actively working towards the arrest and conviction of the Don.

    Time to arrest the other DLP grandees too and sentence them to long sentences with penal labour.

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  • Missing: One red bag and its contents.
    Recovery of these states secrets is of paramount importance. A generous reward is offered for information leading to the recovery of the red bag.

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  • “A jogging into the archives of my mind reminded me of a situation which placed the then leader of the blp OSA to answer allegations placed over his head after him receiving a whopping check from a business entity which he placed in how personnel bank account.”

    Hmmmm……..

    Looking through the archives I came across Michael Carrington withholding John Griffiths property;

    Michael Carrington charged BIDC $706,450 for providing legal services relative to “the $32M sale of a BIDC at Lot A1 Newton Business Park, Christ Church to Gildan Activewear Properties (BVI) Inc. in 2010…… and asked the BIDC to pay VAT on his behalf;

    Richard Byer charged Caves of Barbados $766,855.24 in legal fees for giving an opinion on a loan;

    Hal Gollop’s $1.5M invoice to BWA;

    “These skeletons are long and large in the DLP side.”

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  • @ WURA-War-on-U,
    Both parties have openly turned a blind eye to gun running and drug racketeering from within our minority communities. The average Bajan remains docile to the implications this will have for the island and will impact their ability to travel unimpeded abroad.

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  • WURA-War-on-U

    The bar association is infested with thieves that in collusion with those in the parliament and judiciary ROB THE TREASURY and pension fund, elderly, dead, unborn, just born, young, abled, disabled… BLIND and nonstop, right along with the criminal minorities..

    .the majority population, their children and future generations DON’T STAND A CHANCE…they have not gotten an ease from these CRIMINALS in over 50 YEARS.

    let’s talk about that.

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  • “The average Bajan remains docile to the implications this will have for the island and will impact their ability to travel unimpeded abroad.”

    they are not aware of the consequences of not exposing those crooks, who get diplomatic passports from the corrupt in the parliament for ease of travel…and diplomatic posts abroad… or the implications to the economy. They got one in Dubai right now although knowing who and what he is but are quick to criminalize the dudes on the block who these same traffickers supply.

    ..but containers of drugs and guns vs little dudes with nothing trying to make dollar and whose only future is the prison pipeline don’t count….their lives are expendable, just the way the politicians want it.

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  • Miller
    “If he were that gifted and so successful in the business domain of the “Built Environment” he would have hauled his b(l)ack behind back to Barbados and make his talents available to Malmoney to get his US$ 200 million hotel project off the ground on Bay Street.”

    Simple! I am not that gifted. Furthermore, apart from not being a big fan of the design approach, me and Maloney are not friends and right now I prefer billion dollar projects (plural) as oppose to one for US$400m project. The latest, 3,300 homes to be sold at between US$683k to US$1.3M. Do the maths. In the meantime keep pelting, wunna hands soon drop off cuz I bear year round. Google me!🤣🤣

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  • Enuff. if he were that gifted? Or if he was that gifted?

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  • @ Enuff May 2, 2021 11:57 AM
    “Furthermore, apart from not being a big fan of the design approach, me and Maloney are not friends and right now I prefer billion dollar projects (plural) as oppose to one for US$400m project.”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Who then would be having the preconco magnet’s back if you are distancing your overseas-based self from an old weathercock friend in his hour of most need as he shifts his imaginary money from a 15-storey skyscraper hotel back to middle income accommodation Coverl(e)y style with which he is highly comfortable and within his pay grade of execution?

    Come man, “enuff”, why are you jumping ship when it is about to run aground- as in the infamous Sam Lord’s legend- because of the absence of that lighthouse called the Hyatt Ziva?

    Why are you the first to do a Simon Peter on your so-called saviour Malmoney the former economic miracle worker for the Bajan tourism product and the revitalizing magician for Bridgetown?

    What is going to become of Bridgetown now that Hyatt lighthouse of renewal has been abandoned?

    Turn into the worst looking World Heritage site on the planet?

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  • Bridgetown Hyatt or not was at death’s door.

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  • Enuff. if he were that gifted? Or if he was that gifted?

    Dompey, don’t go there boy.

    If you apply grammar rules, ‘were’ is correct.

    Yuh know, you should be the last person here to be telling people about grammatical errors, when you are guilty of doing the same. I will give you two examples out of nuff.

    Dompey May 2, 2021 2:10 PM ……. now to get a better perspective and understanding of this belief, what ethnic (or ETHNICITY) was King David?

    Dompey April 27, 2021 10:19 AM …..The demographic information of the Afro Barbadian roots does not indicated (or INDICATE) majority of Afro Barbadians are of the Akan Nation of Ghana.

    Man, mek yuh contributions and leff out the English classes.

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  • You are, as usual, clutching at verbiage. Once again you’ve been eviscerated by me and as I have done with the Salemite, so shall I do to you–sign off. Keep pelting.🖐🏾

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  • The ‘pending’ death of it’s Capital city is a sign of a decaying nation.

    And both administrations played a deadly pivotal role in its decay by moving the Government’s offices from the City.

    But hasn’t the Hyatt lighthouse been touted for the last 5 years to be the elixir for the Capital’s rejuvenation with the hotel corridor being the pathway to the economic rejuvenation of Bridgetown and its environs including the Nelson street area?

    Maybe the powers-that-be is about to announce Warrens to be the country’s new Capital of Business & Commerce by calling it the ‘Red City’ and let Bridgetown be turned into the Bajan Babylon.

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  • Frank

    He, she, it was
    You, we, they were ….maybe your grammar rules, but he were is grammatically incorrect Sir.

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  • @ enuff May 2, 2021 4:46 PM

    But, but enuff, you can’t ‘eviscerate’ any body on BU (including the same Salemite or even the many pussies Mariposa) as long as your MAM continues to clutch secretly that big red bag to her selfish bosom while the cop(s) remain ‘groping’ in the dark!

    Just remember that the man you are about to dump as your fair-weather friend was once deemed the No.1 enemy of the State of Barbados prior to May 2018 when the de facto high priest of morality Comissiong was the king of litigation.

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  • @ Dompey May 2, 2021 5:12 PM

    No he wasn’t! The man’s grammar was “spot on”.

    Now, why don’t you just retreat (back) to your ‘Hindu-type’ pay grade?

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  • Cuhdear Bajan

    @TLSN May 2, 2021 8:53 AM “Both parties have openly turned a blind eye to gun running and drug racketeering from within our minority communities. The average Bajan remains docile to the implications this will have for the island and will impact their ability to travel unimpeded abroad.”

    I agree with you that gun and drug trafficking are both great evils and illegal too.

    But how will this impede the ability of non-criminal Bajans to travel freely.

    Me no gun. Never.
    Me no drugs. Never.

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  • Cuhdear Bajan

    Why are so many of our young men permitting themselves to be used by gun and drug traffickers?

    Why is anybody spending money which they scarcely have to buy guns and drugs?

    Can’t we get together and decide to starve-out the gun and drug traffickers? I mean we don’t have to shoot them, we just have to not buy their product.

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  • @ Cuhdear Bajan May 2, 2021 6:06 PM
    “Why are so many of our young men permitting themselves to be used by gun and drug traffickers?”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    There is No way any ‘ordinary’ black Bajan person can import or bring in any illegal guns or drugs into Barbados unless they have they are prepared to pay for the connivance of some political or public sector officer.

    Now ask yourself who do you think has ‘easy’ access (like Ross) to both the politicians and bureaucrats?

    Why don’t you, a Simple Simon(e), try bringing into Barbados either drugs or firearms through JFK or Gatwick (or as recently from St. Vincent) and see what happens to you?

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  • Cuhdear Bajan

    Me frighten fah Gatwick. The last time I was there the middle aged security woman out her hands so far up between my legs that I assumed that we must at least be engaged.

    So I never went back to merry ole England.

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  • Cuhdear

    The fact of the matter is, Barbados is and has always been a corrupted society, but only people like myself who were exposed to this corruption, would know this because of my close association with law enforcement in Barbados.

    Case in point, a brother of a high rank Police officer in Barbados was supplying drugs to a particular area of St. Michael in the 1980s, and a warrant was issued for this man’s arrested, but before he was arrested, his brother the high ranking Police officer managed to get him a flight to America.

    So around about the middle 80s, I migrated to the States, and as fate would have it, I met the said man that was supposed to be locked up in prison in Barbados, residing in my State.
    And he resided there from about the early 80s, to the late 90s, when the lip-service regarding his criminal activity died down, and then he returned to Barbados to reunite with his family, and never spent a day in prison for those drug offences.

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  • Cuhdear

    Whittaker, has died and some of his killers have died as well and whom haven’t died have gotten old, so the younger generation can kick up rumpus today.

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  • I feel cheated…. Dompey is not a fair exchange for the irascible doctor and Hal A.
    I want my money back.
    Have a great night, Dompey
    Have a great night, Barbados.

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  • Cuhdear,

    Tracksuit top can’t even walk in the same shoes of the men who formed the backbone of the CID back in the day ….
    Men like: Merrick, Eswick, Arthur, Gittens, Taylor, Byneo, Nurse, Big Sam, Starsky, Invade 1, Fantasy Basket and Bourne whom was like a father figure to me. And Invander 2 whom was the younger brother of Invader 1 ….. spent a short stent in the CID he was a good friend of mine. Also A couple of Whittaker killers in this bunch ….

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  • Cuhdear

    Arthur cool guy ….Merrick ….very cool guy ….Big Sam cool but deadly …..Gittens would arrest he madda …. Eswick …. Psychopathic ….he would kill yah …..Nurse a people’s person ….. Starsky no difference between he and the bad boys in Bush Hall ….. Cummins …. Nice guy but No Nonsense …. Robinson …. nice guy ….. Bynoe ….. father figure …. but dangerous….

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  • Taylor …. Vesper …. put a lot of people under de ground ….. including sandfly…..

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  • Bourne, was probably the nicest CID detective back in the day because this guy was like a father figure to me ….no funny business ….a good man genuine who was empathetic to kids.
    This guy would take me around in the Police van with him as a kid!!! And on one particular occasion in the 70s, he was taking this Kid to Dodds for lock up, and he brought me alone on the ride in St. Phillips, as well as when he was taking the prison from District to Central for lock up. Bourne, was a Good man …… I don’t know if he died because I haven’t heard anything from him in years, but I would never forget the impacted he has had on my life as a kid.

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  • Lion Man, was the complete opposite of Bourne ….. He hated kids and would chase us out of the Police station everytime he got the chance …. He was a big tall ignorant man like Tracksuit Top and his brother-in-law Dirty Harry ….. Two of most ignorant and hot tempered men in the CID back in the day ….

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  • And that is why when Durant became Commissioner of Police, he fired both Tracksuit Top and Dirty Harry on the spot.

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  • Dompey May 2, 2021 5:12 PM

    Frank

    He, she, it was
    You, we, they were ….maybe your grammar rules, but he were is grammatically incorrect Sir.

    #########################################

    Dompey, how you used the words “ethnic” and “indicated” was grammatically incorrect too. In fact, you like putting “ED” at the end of words when it ain’t necessary. Yuh could tell that you taught yourself English grammar when you was a big man.

    Anyhow, I ain’t went school too long, but “if the verb in the if clause is “to be,” use “were,” even if the subject of the clause is a third person singular subject (i.e., he, she, it). See the examples below for an illustration of this exception:”

    INCORRECT:…… If I was a rich man, I would make more charitable donations.

    CORRECT:…… If I were a rich man, I would make more charitable donations.

    INCORRECT:…… If he was here right now, he would help us.

    CORRECT:…… If he were here right now, he would help us.

    “Remember, though, that this exception applies only to unreal conditionals—that is, situations that do not reflect reality. (Hint: unreal conditionals often contain words like “would” or “ought to.”). When you’re talking about a possibility that did happen or might be true, use “was” and “were” as you normally would.”

    INCORRECT:…… If I were rude to you, I apologize.

    CORRECT:…… If I was rude to you, I apologize.

    ###########################################

    “In FORMAL writing, use WERE rather than WAS to express a state of affairs that is contrary to the facts: I wish it WERE finished (but it is not); Suppose it WERE true (but it is false); He behaves as though he WERE a millionaire (but he is not). Similarly for hypothetical conditions after if: If John WERE here, he would know; If it WERE to rain we should get wet; He spoke as if I WERE deaf.

    In all of the above, WAS is common in less formal styles. But even when you’re not attempting formality, WERE is the only choice in inverted sentences: WERE this true, it would be very alarming.”

    Source: Longman Guide to English Language (Sidney Greenbaum, Jane Whitcut)

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  • Frank

    Man I passed dat aa ready though ….cheese on bread ….man I talkin bout Bim before de closet door swung open

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  • I don’t know if he died because I haven’t heard anything from him in years, but I would never forget the impacted he has had on my life as a kid.

    Dompey

    Yuh see wuh I tell you? You too like putting “ED” at the end of words. You telling me that I was grammatically incorrect when you don’t even know when you grammatically incorrect too.

    INCORRECT:…… “but I would never forget the impacted he has had on my life as a kid.”

    CORRECT:…… “but I would never forget the IMPACT he has had on my life as a kid.”

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  • I betta be careful bout wat I sah bout Tracksuit Top …….cause He got diplomatic immunity now, and I en live tah far from he …. So I hope he en got aa ballet with mah name write on it?

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  • Tracksuit Top and his brother-in-law Dirty Harry were two mouth men …. the man that was to be feared back in the day was Invader 1, whom Big Mike feared, and Big Mike was the badest man throughout the entire Bush Hall area and beyond back in the day. And Pack Rat feared Big Mike and Pack Rat was feared by police all over Barbados because he used to public and openly assaulted Police officers day and night, until the Police decided to shot Pack Rat at the National Stadium one evening.

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    Dompey 9/15

    Your colloquiol Bajan War Stories would be fascinating if people knew who Tracksuit Top, Dirty Harry, Invader 1, Big Mike, Pack Rat, Lion Man, Nurse, Big Sam, Starsky, Fantasy Basket were. Could you give their Government Names / True Real Names to do some googling research.

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  • Frank,

    I got tired of being corrected with the “was” and “were” and so now I just fit in with the crowd. Plenty of other stuff I let slide these days unless I am writing formally.

    Dompey,

    In case you have not heard, the tracksuit top may have gained money and status but he has lost a daughter to murder.

    I wonder which he prefers.

    I know of a man who won the lottery and bought a vehicle that he would never have been able to buy on his meagre wages.

    A few years later he died whilst driving that vehicle.

    Had not for the lottery win he would have been on a bus.

    It is not often that easy to draw a straight line between events.

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  • William Skinner

    @ David
    “Bridgetown Hyatt or not was at death’s door.“

    You are more than correct. We encouraged a lot of nonsense in the capital city and allowed unscrupulous landlords to charge draconian rents while allowing their properties to become almost derelict.
    The real owners (white) started to to sell off the properties to other minority groups.
    Tom Adams knew that once the Highway was completed, that the action would lead to Warrens. Even back then the politicians were giving the corporate elites the plans. So, it’s fair to say that the plan to turn Bridgetown into a ghost city were afoot decades ago.
    Once more the private sector screwed us and as is usual , we bent over and asked them how deep they wanted to go!
    It’s not beyond saving but where there is no vision the town will perish.
    Is it not ironic @ David that the blacks are selling nuts,fruit etc on the side of the Highway. Reminds you a lot about how we also selling on the sidewalks in Bridgetown. Somehow we always end up the same place we started.
    “ Then she unscrewed her wooden legs and placed them against the wall/ Oh what has become of my Mary after the ball. “ ( Apologies to the Merrymen)

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  • Nope I am still none the wiser. If it adds to the debate, I have at least 10 tracksuit tops

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  • @William

    When the BTMI was created and there was this big vision to revitalize the city – board walks, refurbished hotels etc one hoped the effort would have been sustained. We have paid lip service to the job of building Bridgetown. Even government moved key offices that attracted traffic to the locale.

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  • @ 555dubstreet

    I believe by “Fantasy Basket,” Dompey meant ‘Fancy Basket.’

    Seems as though the CID fascinated him when he was a youngster. The nicknames of those guys he mentioned were the ‘popular’ detectives ‘back in the day,’ many of whom fell off the ‘first floor’…… into the ‘basement.’
    I doubt you could “do some googling research” on those guys.

    At that time the oldsters used to refer them by ‘nicknames’ and would talk about ‘Bill Johnson’ and ‘Johnny Salt Bags’ going through Nelson Street looking for someone and having found him, would say, “De van parked at de top uh Nelson Street, go and sit down in it and wait till I come.” And, he willingly complied.

    Unmarked police vehicles were also a topic for discussion, especially the ‘Big S,’ referring to….. I think it was a Toyota Crown, S2548.

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  • William Skinner

    @ David
    “ May 3, 2021 5:24 AM

    @William

    “When the BTMI was created and there was this big vision to revitalize the city – board walks, refurbished hotels etc one hoped the effort would have been sustained. We have paid lip service to the job of building Bridgetown. Even government moved key offices that attracted traffic to the locale“

    One of my “friendly fire “ battles with you over the years is how positively you view the parasitic private sector.
    They are not stupid and backward as many perceive.
    Recent case in point:
    Cave Shepherd lost 39 million. It then moved with great alacrity to offload the retail store and now concentrate on financial services.
    Note that the founder’s grandson , went overseas to study where the future of the empire was going to be.
    We get here on BU with a lot of pseudo postulating and pretending we are economists etc. But in the meantime, the very future of our country is being determined by less than 500 whites and other minorities.
    Case in point: The Goddards Group
    According to some , this business was started by” poor” whites.It’s now decades that the Goddard Group started to use the money from the supermarket to invest outside of Bim.
    Case in point Simpson Motors
    Started with motorcycles on four wheels and other low end vehicles. Today Simpson Motors has interests in oil and car dealerships of high end cars both here and overseas.
    Simpson knew that Warrens was the next Bridgetown. He was given the inside scoop!
    So for all those who think that white people in Barbados “ igrunt” and uneducated , they seeing education as degrees and regurgitating global positions. And that is our downfall brother.
    The cut arse far from over. We better wake up or we forever will be vendors on the Highway..
    “ After the ball was over Mary took out her glass eyes………Oh what has become of my Mary after the ball ( Apologies to
    the Merrymen)

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  • WURA-War-on-U

    “We get here on BU with a lot of pseudo postulating and pretending we are economists etc. But in the meantime, the very future of our country is being determined by less than 500 whites and other minorities.”

    tiring, useless and now decidedly boring, with no solutions on how to CLAW BACK this clear case of sabotage of African lives for their survival, when plans should be afoot to SABOTAGE and UPEND the racists and thieves, but all ya get on BU is How to remain a Victim 101 and be glad it’s better then how ya ancestors had it, although it amounts to the same results, corruption, oppression, thefts from the population and POVERTY etc.

    ya don’t need go nowhere degrees to position yourself to CONTROL AN ECONOMY ….and rob the majority…wuh look at all the degreed idiots with inferiority complex who are the ones handing over the population’s treasury and pension fund by the billions of dollars to the same crooks…and have to work under them when they are no longer part of the parliament parade of yardfowls, hangerson and corrupt government ministers…

    it’s going to be worse next round.

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  • Artax

    It seems like I cannot make a mistake Sir but thanks and take your Brownie points ..
    and no the guys of the CID never fascinated me …..I knew most of them personally, and did chores for all of them ….like washing their cars …..going to the shop …. as kid who was privileged to have lived right behind a Major Police Station in Barbados. Now how many kids in Barbados have had such an experienced Sir?

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  • @William

    Agree with some of what you wrote but those who control the purse strings are moved to reposition at the head of the line to grab the opportunities on the horizon. Disrupting the establishment is not and will not be an easy undertaking. It is a process.

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  • Dompey May 3, 2021 6:40 AM

    RE: “It seems like I cannot make a mistake Sir but thanks and take your Brownie points.”

    Come off it, my friend, “brownie points,” what.

    But, weren’t you the SAME ‘Dompey’ who sought to CORRECT Enuff yesterday, by asking “if he were that gifted? Or if he was that gifted?”

    So, rather than ACCEPT Enuff may have made a mistake, you challenged him. And when Frank mentioned he was correct you further challenged his response with, “he were” is grammatically incorrect.

    Surely, some people would reasonably conclude you were LIKEWISE looking to “take your Brownie points.”

    Some of you guys have short memories.

    RE: “……….as kid who was privileged to have lived right behind a Major Police Station in Barbados. Now how many kids in Barbados have had such an experienced Sir?”

    The experience of living behind a “Major Police Station in Barbados,” running chores for the policemen….. or both?

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  • Artax,

    Thanks,

    Barbados reminds me of Mare of Easttown a new cop series set in a small town in pennsylvania usa where everyone knows everyone which is what Barbados sounds like

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  • Artax

    My point is and has always been that few Barbadians have had the opportunity as I have had to have been privileged, because I counted it a privileged, lived behind a major police station, the Prison, the National Stadium, and the five Cinemas in the City back in the day. How daa sound fah yah Skippa?

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  • WURA-War-on-U

    No one is going to be able to help yall this time around…ya better start by HELPING YASELVES…or sit and take it as usual and pretend how fortunate ya are that you are not getting a whip and chains….in total dishonor of and disrespect to your ancestors…

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  • David
    Government can only use land it owns, land acquisition powers and policy to fuel regeneration. Remember Hal Austin the know-it-all describing the acquisition of Ram’s pen as not in the interest of public good? Remember me saying urban regeneration is led by private sector investment and is usually phased over a long period? The government has and continues to do its part–boardwalk, independence square, Old Town Hall renovation, Constitution River canalisation, new markets, ZR terminal (even the Dems), freedom park etc. The big private sector projects will come, just one ‘anchor’ scheme on the pierhead is needed to catalysed its redevelopment. Where do you think this discussion would be had Covid not roll into town? On Warrens, it is not and can never be the new Bridgetown. Warrens is characterised by high-rise office buildings, big box retailers, fast food and businesses that need nuff land (Simpson). In fact, the future of Bridgetown is far brighter than Warrens. Maybe the woke on BU should lobby black-owned credit unions and large bank accounts to find a way to get in before Simpson gets the “inside story”. Just remember to embed social distancing and hand sanitisation into the design🤣

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  • Waru
    not sure where you are UK, USA, Barbados, or elsewhere, but if you can, watch the HBO series “Exterminate All The Brutes” HBO series it will educate and entertain you
    as KRS-ONE of BDP calls edutainment
    where KRS-1 means Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone
    of Boogie Down Productions

    Here is Director Narrator Raoul Peck’s Statement of Intent

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  • WURA-War-on-U

    Sometimes we foolishly take messages for entertainment to our own detriment, i use to as well, until there was a very rude awakening.

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  • @enuff

    You make good points, we have to find a way to mobilize the investment. These are novel times, while we prefer to avoid Mugabe type policy approaches the government must be at the lead of the disruption required given our supine private sector. The focus of mainstream private sector is not fit for purpose.

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  • NorthernObserver

    @enuff
    I was also in the objector category to the acquisition of Rams pen. My objection was never about public good. For whatever reason, the footprint of the proposed Hyatt development changed. So after the announcement of the development, two PRIVATE landowners then got into a spat and couldn’t reach a deal. So the GoB steps in, and acquires property under compulsory acquisition, ultimately to sell it to the Hyatt developer. THAT was the issue.
    You pointed out where elsewhere this had been done.
    I am aware of several instances where it has NOT been done. The private parties must reach a deal themselves.
    We can stretch the term “public good” to mean anything?
    The reduction of the civil service and a restructuring of the public pension system is clearly in the “public good” but don’t expect it anytime soon.

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  • WURA-War-on-U

    “So the GoB steps in, and acquires property under compulsory acquisition, ultimately to sell it to the Hyatt developer. THAT was the issue.”

    don’t care how the yardfowls twist and turn it, it still falls under the heading of the usual CORRUPTION..did they not say that maloney was corrupt, when they wanted to TRICK the electorate to get into the parliament…..with BRIBERY the determining factor…”no big works cah happen widout me”

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  • No
    Is it illegal in Bdos’ law to do so? Is it discriminatory, biased or unfair? Where in the world were your examples drawn from and what were the.circumstances? What is the objective of regenerating Bay Street?

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  • NorthernObserver

    I never said, not suggested it was illegal.
    Was it unfair or biased? Ask the former property owners.
    Three developments of which I am aware that holdouts forced the reshaping of a development were in Toronto, Vancouver and LosAngeles. In all 3 the areas had been designated by the local councils for purposes which met the proposed criteria. But it was up to the developers to acquire the land.
    More recently, like ongoing, there is a development along Yonge St in Toronto. The developers we’re proposing an entire city block. One owner, TD Bank refused to sell. After much back and forth the developer altered plans to include all lands but the TD lot.
    Hyatt changed from Centric to Ziva? Did this cause the footprint change?
    What a wonderful way to extract land!! Make a plan, get a government all hot on the idea, change the plan, and then get them to acquire the additional land…because “WE need this project”…it is about regeneration of Bay St.
    Time longer than twine.
    Covid has changed the landscape, so I would not be surprised if this project changes again.

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  • Not going to comment on the economy. The economy will be fixed when we fix ourselves.

    Tinkering will not help. We need a new search engine.

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  • WURA-War-on-U

    Yardfows/fowl Slaves/gatekeepers too love their thieving minorities infused government corruption…

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  • WURA-War-on-U

    It is ILLEGAL for government ministers to TAKE BRIBES in Barbados, and what did Donville tell the court “that is how we do business in Barbados” and every politician and government minister, and am sure lawyers, judges, civil servants etc concurs because they ALL APPEAR TAKE BRIBES…since none bother to protest…..so even though ILLEGAL …it happens EVERY DAY…

    so what do we call the comment “is it illegal to do so?” maybe an OXY-MORON…

    told yall that ya are on a merry-go-round and if you DO NOT GET OFF…that’s right where you will stay…Barbados has NO RESOURCES other than the African population and CANNOT compare itself with countries or islands who do…..

    .you have corrupt, CRIMINAL minorities .LEACHING OFF the majority population…PARASITES…. …THAT IS PEOPLE’S LIVES…being SUCKED DRY…. in direct VIOLATION of criminal and international laws…and it appears the compliant and complacent comfortable Slaves hold the worldview that NOTHING SHOULD BE DONE ABOUT IT…,,but that is alyuh problem your grandchildren and great grands should beat ya asses for enabling their destruction, if ya survive that long..

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  • WURA-War-on-U

    William…we will soon see the direction it’s all headed, 2023 is just around the corner, came really fast too, we can now say year after. TikTok.

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  • @ WURA-War-on-U May 3, 2021 2:05 PM

    It might be a bridge too far in stretching the ‘truth’ to conclude that the land deal is a fait accompli.

    Who says the land has been sold to any Hyatt developer? Where is the consideration to seal that deal?

    Maybe a promise to sell or even an intent to purchase but where is the consideration?

    In whose name is that compulsory property currently vested?

    As your friend “Enuff” has suggested, there might just be a joint venture arrangement on the table where the GoB, through its tourism investment agency, could be a ‘significant’ shareholder with the compulsory acquired land representing the GoB’s contribution to the project.

    Since the Malmoney fella has ‘ready’ access to such a large stash of dosh looking for a Bajan ‘investment’ home, why didn’t he buy for a song the Four Season’s half-done project which is more in keeping with his housing development portfolio as is playing out in his most recent construction venture.

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  • WURA-War-on-U

    “Who says the land has been sold to any Hyatt developer?”…

    shades of the 4 Seasons Scam…where the decayed dilapidated property disappeared, not from view though, and so did the money they claimed to have sold it for, but talk around town, states that was it Bjerkham? who created a company and “bought” the property that no one can find the 60 million dollars they claimed to pay for…ask DLP about that…..packed up his family and left the country……that part still to be confirmed.

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  • Now everyone sees how corrupt yardfowls/foul Slaves/gatekeepers are, they have no shame.

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  • Miller…check out the quiet, now we see how fowl Slaves love to come on the blog and play their petty little games…not one yardfowl from across DBLP divide will post that…wuh Mia was the lawyer for the 4 Seasons Scam…they would come here and pretend to cuss each other and fill the blog with their fowlness polluting the air around them and everyone that is in close proximity…but when it comes to showing some back bone, everyone runs away..

    so we are left to wonder if the 4 Seasons Scam is part of the reason that the big red bag of EVIDENCE OF DLP CORRUPTION that Mia was waving around and bragging GOT LOST….somewhere between 2018 and 2020….when TEETS came out hemming and hawing and ammmming about ..”you know it’s difficult to find evidence to prosecute corruption….

    frauds the whole lot of them…

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  • forgot to finish this…🤣🤣😎

    Per TEETS aka Brandy & Punnany……”you know it’s difficult to find evidence to prosecute corruption…and we CAN’T do this and we CAN’T do that because of THIS and THAT..”

    .which still makes no sense when Mia said there is ALL OF THIS EVIDENCE….

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  • WURA-War-on-U

    William…they too love to play games with the people’s lives….but the people allow them to play, or they would be afraid to do it. What did i say about TEETS…can only tell ya how the government CAN’T do, never how they CAN…while sucking on taxpayer’s money…the word frauds may actually be too kind. More hemming and hawing, the electorate better take note.

    the lies and excuses keep coming although we are in the information age, just touch a button and it’s instant info..what is the saying again, the people deserve the lying government they get…lie,lie, stall, stall and when election comes around in 2023…LIE SOME MORE…will leave yall to read the whole link….at least the media is on to them…and their PROTECTION OF CORRUPTION.

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2021/05/04/free-access-to-information-for-the-public-good/

    “On this World Press Freedom Day 2021 and as we reflect on the theme Access to Information as a Public Good, I thought it instructive to share with the public – particularly media workers – insights into a 2008 draft Freedom of Information Bill, which after 13 years remains mere words on paper.

    That bill was introduced by the former Democratic Labour Party (DLP) Government of late Prime Minister David Thompson and when he died on October 23, 2010, the proposed legislation continued to make the rounds within the public service under his successor, Freundel Stuart.

    All indications suggest that Thompson may have had a special interest in ensuring that a Freedom of Information Bill became law in an expeditious manner to the extent that the processes involving it were managed by his office.

    He had even set October 31, 2008, as the deadline for online responses to the bill to be forwarded to the Permanent Secretary for Special Assignments or to a special government email address that was published.

    A new Barbados Labour Party (BLP) administration took over the leadership of the country with Prime Minister Mia Mottley at the helm after a clean sweep of the polls during the May 2018 general elections and riding high on manifesto promises of transparency and accountability in government, including a Freedom of Information Act.

    This government is just about two years short of ending its first term in office and that promised legislation is still to be realized.

    When Attorney General Dale Marshall addressed the awards ceremony of the Barbados Association of Journalists and Media Workers (BARJAM) on November 29, 2020, he asked the media practitioners to reflect on how the public service is set up and how it operates suggesting that one would immediately recognise the magnitude of the undertaking of enacting Freedom of Information legislation.

    The reason he gave was the manpower required to respond to requests for information, the timeliness of delivery, the completeness of delivery and the completeness of the record being requested.

    But I hope I am wrong about concluding that media workers should not expect to see a Freedom of information Act on the statute books any time soon based on the Attorney General’s concerns about the magnitude of the undertaking.

    Therefore, that 2008 bill, most of which I have read, offers much food for thought and I hereby share some of its provisions ‘for the public good’.

    Within that draft law, there are provisions for prosecuting ministers of government and other public officers who contravene the proposed legislation. For example Section 56 states:
    (1) Where a Ministry or prescribed authority fails or refuses without reasonable excuse to comply with the provisions of sections 15, 16 and 17, the Minister commits an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of twenty thousand dollars.
    (2) Where a Ministry or prescribed authority fails or refuses without reasonable excuse to comply with the provisions of section 22(4) or (5) or section 23, the information officer of that Ministry or prescribed authority commits an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of three thousand dollars.
    (3) Where a Ministry or prescribed authority fails or refuses to comply with section 25 or section 26, the Permanent Secretary and the information officer of that Ministry or prescribed authority each commits an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of five thousand dollars.
    (4) Where a Ministry or prescribed authority fails or refuses to comply with any other provision of this Act for which no specific penalty is provided, the person in the Ministry or prescribed authority responsible for the failure commits an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of not less than three thousand dollars and not more than twenty thousand dollars.

    (1) The Minister may make regulations not inconsistent with this Act prescribing all matters that by this Act are required or permitted to be prescribed, or are necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act, and in particular, making provision for or in relation to – (a) charges or fees for access to documents (including the provision of copies or transcripts) in accordance with this Act, including requiring deposits on account of such charges or fees; and (b) the officers who may give decisions on behalf of a Ministry or prescribed authority.

    According to Section 8 of the bill: (1) The Governor-General, acting on the recommendation of the Prime Minister and with the approval of both Houses of Parliament signified by resolution, shall appoint an Information Commissioner for the purposes of this Act, on such terms and conditions as may be specified in the instrument of his appointment.

    3) The Commissioner shall hold office for a term of five years and may be re-appointed for a further term of three years, but shall not hold office for more than two consecutive terms.
    (4) The Commissioner may be removed from office by the Governor-General for inability to exercise the functions of his office (whether arising from infirmity of body or mind or any other cause) or for misbehaviour, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister and with the approval of both Houses of Parliament signified by resolution.”

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  • WURA-War-on-U

    And as Karma would have it, today is World Press Freedom Day 2021, what a day to expose the corrupt…

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  • William Skinner

    @ WURA
    The BLPDLP has mastered the art of feeding us warmed over soup. They know they can promise anything and are never held accountable.
    However, I do think that the apologists are daily weakening. I expect the majority of them to go under a rock until elections are called, by then the BLPDLP would have accumulated some more crumbs to give them.

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  • NO
    Does Canadian expropriation law allow public bodies to compulsory acquire land for use by private developers? If the answer is no, then the examples you cited are irrelevant within the context of Ram’s pen. It would be better to locate your argument in a jurisdiction where there is similarity. I previously mentioned Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium but a similar approach also obtained for Spurs’ stadium: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/feb/20/tottenham-hotspur-new-stadium-high-court-archway-sheet-metal-works
    https://www.pinsentmasons.com/out-law/news/high-court-dismisses-landowners-challenge-to-tottenham-hotspur-fc-stadium-cpo
    Closer to home, there is the Antigua government v HMB that went all the way to the Privy Council.

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  • WURA-War-on-U

    “by then the BLPDLP would have accumulated some more crumbs to give them.”

    yardfowl Slaves by name and nature…corrupt to their core, but all they get in return are crumbs or nothing at all.

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  • Miller
    “As your friend “Enuff” has suggested, there might just be a joint venture arrangement on the table where the GoB, through its tourism investment agency, could be a ‘significant’ shareholder with the compulsory acquired land representing the GoB’s contribution to the project.”

    Ah beg your pardon? Where did I suggest anything about JV and Hyatt? I know nothing about Hyatt besides what was in the news. I tell you keep from round the Salemite. Your weak immune system will easily suh-cum (to quote Liz 🤣) to Abigail’s virulent strain of lying.

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  • WURA-War-on-U

    I don’t think there is a Salemite dead or alive that can lie like yall….the electorate can tell everyone, those who can remember and don’t suffer with short memory syndrome, just how many LIES they have heard over the last 54 YEARS coming from DBLP…

    that’s what yall gotta worry about, HOW M ANY REMEMBER…..and HOW THEY WILL MAKE YALL PAY..’

    i have no such problem, will NEVER LIE to MY OWN people JUST TO ROB THEM…or SELL THEM OUT….

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  • WURA-War-on-U

    Keep using those HOLES IN YA FACES….to LIE TO THE PEOPLE….and think am the one who will have to answer to them…..public nuisances.

    oh by the way, someone Liz knows quite well at that the UN building was wondering aloud just days ago…. “how Liz is pleading human rights at the UN? what kind of HYPOCRISY is THIS.?”‘

    don’t worry, they know she is no longer there…or they would ask her themselves….

    ah was waiting for the right time to break the news, thanks Fowl Slave/Gatekeeper….yall are famous Enuff…

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  • WURA-War-on-U

    At least Liz CAN’T show her face there anymore, cause she will have to answer questions…and she done know they ain’t easy…..ask her……yall fraudulent ways were bound to catch up with ya.

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  • @ nextparty246 May 4, 2021 4:54 PM

    Given the relatively good potable quality of the water in Barbados don’t you think that the retail price is way too ‘cheap’ to the average consumer to act as any effective deterrent to waste and hence meaningful water conservation?

    What is required is a pricing strategy which caps the price up to the ‘Basic Needs’ tier for the average household but thereafter rises steeply for those high-demand consumers; both domestic and commercial.

    Don’t be surprised if the price of water is increased in the coming months to recoup some of those high capital costs being incurred during the so-called ongoing infrastructural improvements.

    The ‘contributions’ towards the upkeep of the SSA & sewerage plants are designed to help cover the costs of those public health operations with the BWA billing system the preferred (and most efficient) vehicle of collection which should not be tampered with or manipulated for partisan political purposes.

    The BWA should have been privatized at least 15 years ago with local investors (both corporate and individual) given the opportunity to own and control this utility which is the fulcrum for the country’s future economic development.

    Now that the IMF has it in its sight set to privatize that SOE what is your view about its future ownership? Foreign or Local?

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  • @ Miller May 4, 2021 7:17 PM

    Apologies to readers!

    Inadvertently posted to the wrong blog.

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  • @ Enuff May 4, 2021 5:31 PM
    “Ah beg your pardon? Where did I suggest anything about JV and Hyatt? I know nothing about Hyatt besides what was in the news. I tell you keep from round the Salemite. Your weak immune system will easily suh-cum (to quote Liz 🤣) to Abigail’s virulent strain of lying.”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    So from whom did you contract your special strain of the virulent disease called ‘Lying’?

    From Donville who told the Bajan people that his proposal for a brand new imaginary Hospital was approved by the Fumble Stuart Cabinet and who is, ‘accidentally’, now feeling the sting of Karma?

    Or did you pick it up from smelling under the MAM’s armpits while she was holding above her Joan of Arc head that red bag of incriminating evidence to lock up every member of the Fumble Cabinet for a life sentence at Dodds?

    Aren’t you the same ‘red john’ who argued the Town Planning Office’s approval is all that is required for the Hyatt project to proceed?

    So what’s the hold-up? The absence of your expert advice?

    After all, it’s now a full year (since May 2020) that your friend Malmoney made an ironclad promise to Bajans to reveal the initiation of his ‘concrete’ erection.

    Can we conclude, therefore, that the same lying ‘Red’ virus has infected in the most acutely pandemic form the same Hyatt and its principal(s)?

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  • WARU,

    On the Four Seasons, what happened to the principal of that, the fellow who seems to have taken off in the quiet of night?

    Is he to be like Walter Mattheson, who some say was walked out through the airport by a former senior DLP Minister?

    If it was just an honest and poorly calculated collapse, why should he disappear? If it was a scam, then surely the Barbados government would look to extradite him to face charges of fraud?

    I am asking these questions, mind you, not making allegations.

    Just as the USA seeks to extradite persons from Barbados, Barbados needs to extradite those who cross our laws.

    If the Four Seasons was one such event, then surely the Guv’ment would be scratching high and low to find and extradite the fellow?

    I remember that someone told me they tracked Mattheson to Brixton in the UK, whereupon he promptly disappeared. So the law people caught up with him, but someone else tipped him off. Friends in high places and all that.

    As for those who made investments in the project, why should the country (NIS) have repaid those. You invest money in a project, there is inherent risk. Unless it was guaranteed by Government, there was no need to repay those funds.

    Maybe those investors then would have gone after the fellow for losing their money.

    If you have money to invest, the first three questions, even before assessing the potential returns are if the person / investment is genuine, does the person have the know how to manage it successfully or are they morons, the third question is whether the person is a shyster.

    Far too many of the third lot around now.

    As for the second, some of those inhabit the business boardrooms too, that is far too commonplace. Not only in Barbados.

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  • WURA-War-on-U

    “As for the second, some of those inhabit the business boardrooms too, that is far too commonplace. Not only in Barbados.”

    Barbados’ boardrooms are INFESTED with THIEVES from the minority community, all ya will get in that type of scenario IS THEFTS from the treasury and pension fund and everywhere else you can find taxpayer’s money….the little crook pem-berton architect of the scam must be with someone’s underage African son, that is all that one is good for…sell out ministers encourage all of that, they are destructive to African lives.

    and yes, the human rights violating black faces in parliament would weave a safety net around the thieves they helped robbed the people and “:escort them and their families straight out of the airport” to escape justice…..don’t care how many BILLIONS of dollars they stole or how many human rights violations they ALL created to terrorize the majority population….they go out of their way looking for thieves to help ROB THE COUNTRY….they always have, it’s a pattern.

    .It was bound to come out, Liz got at the UN for years LYING her ass off, putting on a FRAUD SHOW while knowing that they ALL GO OUT OF THEIR WAY to violate African human rights every chance they got over the decades because of the small island illusion of power that makes them feel they are untouchable and can BULLY WHO ELECTED THEM by misusing and abusing the legal system for their OWN FINANCIAL GAIN and did not think that one day, one day, it was going to come out, i heard all about it from those who were RIGHT THERE watching Liz for years….and the fowl Slave/Gatekeeper as usual came out with the bad timing…. we can ALL BELIEVE what is coming out about them.

    “After all, it’s now a full year (since May 2020) that your friend Malmoney made an ironclad promise to Bajans to reveal the initiation of his ‘concrete’ erection.”

    they have all become SO POISONOUS that only criminals like themselves would go near them, word has been spreading about them in the international arena for YEARS…..and none of it any good.

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  • WURA-War-on-U

    waiting to hear when they will start ARRESTING the criminal cartel minorities STILL importing guns and drugs by the container loads on the island and causing crimes and deaths…to enrich themselves and those whom they BRIBE..they still got a trainline running right through the Ports.

    all of them were so CONFIDENT that it would last forever, their ILLEGAL second economy and even MORE illegal second government and immune from justice. thanks to the frauds in the parliament..

    we will now see how much and how soon the LIARS and frauds who were up in the UN thinking they had everyone fooled will want to make this happen so that the youngsters whose lives DBLP RUIN every generation for over 50 years….can “put down the guns”..

    they thought they had it all figured out, am sure the fowl Slave nearly BUST A GUT contacting Liz so she would know THAT WE GOT HER….she can put on no more fraud shows at the UN…then the fowl will take a break for a few days until it believes we forgot.

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