Thanks to Bajan Citizen for producing relevant links to the latest story making the rounds about Mark Maloney being scammed out of US10 million dollars purported to be a payment for 1 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine on behalf of Barbados and two other governments.
The blogmaster has two questions:
- On what basis was Maloney’s company Radical Investments Ltd selected to broker this transaction.
- Is the government out of pocket because of the errant transaction.
- How does being out of pocket USD6.7 million affect Maloney’s financial state to continue to do business.
Mark Maloney Says $12M COVID Vaccine Deal Was A Scam
The case is Radical Investments Ltd. v. Good Vibrations Entertainment LLC et al., case number 9:21-cv-81761, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Radical Investments Ltd. is a St Lucia registered company owned by Mark Maloney.
He appears to have been swindled out of $6.7 millon USD from the governments of St Lucia, the Bahamas and Barbados who contributed money to buy COVID vaccines for their citizens.
“In April 2021, the Governments of Saint Lucia, The Bahamas and Barbados initiated a bulk purchase of AstraZeneca vaccines, as the minimum purchase from authorized suppliers was one million (1,000,000) vaccines.”
St Lucia contributed $7.3 million EC
Mark Maloney is deputy chair of the private sector group put together last March to fundraise and acquire more vaccines.
It is not clear what due dilligence Mr Maloney did before entering into this commercial arrangement with Good Vibrations Entertainment LLC. If you were looking to purchase pharmaceuticals would you do business with a company whith a name that connotes mechanical sexual services, and with an address at 21218 St Andrews Blvd Suite 318 that is a mailbox in a UPS store where 175 other fly by night companies also have their “headquarters”???
@ angela cox October 16, 2021 10:12 AM
Oh what a tangled web weave when sinister acts of deception are practiced to deceive
Some here would rather brush Paynes story aside but at times when or if things fit purpose the truth comes crawling out of the belly…(Unquote).
Now that the Covid vaccine lid has been lifted off the two MAM scammers’ pot
it would be extremely difficult if not impossible to disagree with the gravamen of your contribution.
Your London-based chief of your BU fan club must be real proud of you.
In order to make greater political capital out of the serious misstep made by the MAM administration what both your DLP leader VdP and your fellow BU yardfowls ought to be doing is asking the same MAM No.1 what is the state of play regarding the Hyatt project now looking more like a scam.
Weren’t Bajans given the ironclad assurance that the erection of this same project was to be started since May 2020?
What has gone wrong? Covid-19?
How can there be any economic recovery in Barbados without tourism recovery?
Where is the confidence being demonstrated in the future of tourism in Barbados?
Any one with a modicum of business commonsense ought to have spotted the Hyatt scam from the outset.
A scam professionally organized by MAM No.2 via one of his many registered business enterprises.
It was just a promise of a pipedream in order to obtain duty-free concessions in return for electoral campaign funds.
So why not ask MM No.1 who really owns the land which was taken away from the Ram’s?
Is it MAM No.2 or the people who paid for the demolition of the Ram’s rat house to create an excellent window to the Carlisle Bay and to which it shall thus remain in the foreseeable future?
You asked me:
@ Mr. Skinner
It is not my intention to ‘tell’ you how or on what you should comment. However, what is your opinion of recent actions of a particular DEM, who once EMBRACED Mark Maloney as an IN LAW and RUSHED to his DEFENSE ‘each and every time’ he was criticized by the BEES, during the former DLP administration’s tenure………..
………….. but has now ‘jumped ship’ to describe him as an OUT LAW?”
My opinion is identical to the Bees who cussed Maloney and now in bed with him. pathetic.
It’s how the BLPDLP operates.
It’s folly to even attempt to separate the pattern; they are the exact same.
That’s my opinion brother Artax. Pot calling kettle black ; not worth any in-depth analysis. I find it pathetic on both sides. I have seen this movie a thousand times.
Right now Mia is desperately racing towards the Republic finish line to get more tourist in the country to fill up the HOTELS
The Hyatt might be unofficially dead tossing and turning in the back of the MAM’s mind trying to find a big lie by which to con the people into believing the Hyatt project would restart in the near future
Don’t you think Mia should incorporate a special purpose entity to “restart” Hyatt? Call it Carlisle Bay Limited.
BTW…you conveniently dodge what you prefer to ignore…is 22-8 a fair prediction?
hope this video is not tampered with by the powers who talk of transparency and accountability has been given an expired date stamped May 2018
is this govt way of silencing truth
then why is this video with the voice and face of George Payne not allowed on web site
Barbados democractic process is being tampered with by shutting out information that does not bodes well with the present govt
Dictatorship has finally made way in barbados under present govt
Thank God for U tube had much more time to listen to more of the video which govt has block on other web sites
Listening to Cynthia Force speaking to Barbadians like children
Also talking about teens going to drug dealers for jobs and making mention of corruption and teens having no morals
I hope she understand that govt using the black market to purchase vaccine is corruption and by law is illegal which bodes well to say that govt cannot preach or stand on moral ground when speaking of corruption
It is so sad that govt has blocked this Parliament video on websites
Their is a caviar of meaningful information which gives insight as to how govt formulates policies and how it impact society
Strange that a govt has seen it necessary to put blinders on the people eyes on this videob disallowing the people ability to see the workings of inner govt
Why do I believe this story is as dead as a doornail.
Somehow, it reminds me of the CXC story. That dog died a peaceful death.
It reminds me of the hunt to EWBSB. Nothing burger.
What became of the slogan commission?
Is White Hoax still functioning?
Today on local radio a talk show host did his best to land the vaccine scam planev
The host presented a bucket loaded with information which govt needs to be answerable
Mia was loud on the CLICO mess and run the length and breadth demanding answers and rightfully so
Presently the govt involvement in the vaccine scam is under heavy scrutiny and Mottley mouth is nowhere to be heard
The damming implications gives rise to ask
Who does Mottley think she is ?
Mottley when purpose fits her cause gets on local radio and speaks to issues
However when public concerns brings attention to vaccine scam her silence relates a model of t disturbing arrogance
After all Mottley does not own Barbados
The people of Barbados voted her based on her own words Trust Transparency and accountability and it is not up to her to decide for the people which concern or issues she would be transparent or accountable
Time Mottley gets off her PR hobby horse and tells the people of Barbados how Barbados good name got involved in a vaccine scam
The question of whether Maloney (if this case does not go to trial) would sue Barbados govt for monies lost in this scam is very intriguing
However knowing and seeing how the lack of transparency is absent from govt policies
It just might be govt use a backdoor entrance to out the raging fire
Well let get the coroner in here. I think this thing died right in front of us.
I think part of Maloney’s contract was that he had to make an effort to recover lost monies. He did that.
To quote a BU regular.. Move on folks. Nothing to see here
–this is a great song —
I think part of Maloney’s contract was that he had to make an effort to recover lost monies. He did that
In the court of law “I think” cannot be considered evidence
Furthermore making an effort is not consider a closure or full collection of debt owed or payable
This case cannot be closed the defense also has a say
Bringing good music back to BU.
I love this.vWhen I play it, my wife wants to know what my sorrows are..
If Good Vibrations can walk away with the money, I doubt they would pursue the case
I am out of the COVID business
Out of the Republic business
Out of the scam business
**** Initially, I was opposed to going Republic, but I saw a post from Queen this morning. God help us. Hopefully he/she does not become President.
Trying to get in a few songs before 555 start playing music made by scratching the walls.
Obviously, he wasn’t talking about me…. I trust no man
angela cox October 20, 2021 3:53 PM
It is OBVIOUSLY CLEAR you do not know the differences between CIVIL and CRIMINAL law suits.
RE: “In the court of law “I think” cannot be considered evidence.”
Couldn’t the words, “I think” be reasonably interpreted as TheOGazerts’ ‘preamble’ to his OPINION and are not applicable to Maloney’s law suit?
RE: “Furthermore making an effort is not consider a closure or full collection of debt owed or payable.”
It seems as though you have not taken into consideration Maloney was was UNSUCCESSFUL in his efforts to recover his money, hence, the reason why he filed the civil suit?
I think u should be worried how the walls and foundations of Barbados democracy are being chipped away making room for dictatorship
Instead of trying to chip away at my harmless words which u make with effort to interpret
You’re very presumptuous to assume what I’m not worried about.
However, please explain how ASKING you a QUESTION means I’m “trying to chip away at (your) harmless words which (I) make with effort to interpret?”
My friend, apparently it’s either English isn’t your first language or you’re semi-literate……… because I’ve realized you seem UNABLE to DIFFERENTIATE a QUESTION from a definitive statement.
ArtaxOctober 21, 2021 7:30 AM
You’re very presumptuous to assume what I’m not worried about.
Maybe so but your preoccupation with my every words gives sufficient evidence for me to make my conclusion
Yesterday in the house of Parliament a blatant undermining of the rules and laws which directs good governance and laws under a democracy was exposed by Senator Franklyn and your first object of today in your comments to me was one of attacking my intellect
Be that as it may I could not care less I am comfortable in the way and manner I place my comments and would not be deter by your insults
Hence I would use my low level of intellect to.speak out against the levelling attacks on Barbados democracy ongoing by the PM and cabinet in.the house of Parliament
angela cox October 21, 2021 8:27 AM
RE: “Maybe so but your preoccupation with my every words gives sufficient evidence for me to make my conclusion.”
“Maybe so, but your preoccupation with RESPONDING to my every words gives sufficient evidence for me to make a SIMILAR conclusion” as well.
RE: “Yesterday in the house of Parliament a blatant undermining of the rules and laws which directs good governance and laws under a democracy was exposed by Senator Franklyn and your first object of today in your comments to me was one of attacking my intellect”
How do you know whether Caswell Franklyn is correct or not?
I prefer to wait on more information before making any definitive comments on the issue.
Ironically, this is the same Caswell Franklyn you used to ‘cuss’ and DISAGREED with on daily basis, when he criticized your former DLP administration, while asking him for more evidence to substantiate his claims.
RE “Be that as it may I could not care less I am comfortable in the way and manner I place my comments and would not be deter by your insults.”
Good for you.
“Hence I would use my low level of intellect to.speak out against the levelling attacks on Barbados democracy ongoing by the PM and cabinet in.the house of Parliament.”
That’s your prerogative. But, REMEMBER, everyone knows you exhibit a high level of DISHONESTY in so doing. And, this is evidenced by the fact you have a penchant for misrepresenting the truth and RELYING on inaccurate information from sources that are questionable or lack credibility, as your basis to “speak out” …………..
………….mainly for reasons of political expediency and to score cheap political points.
In other words, you DO NOT have any CREDIBILITY in this forum, hence, the reason why you’re asked questions.
Here endeth the lesson.
Here endeth the lesson.
Good riddance knucklehead
No scam news.
Story is dead …… ???
heOGazertsOctober 22, 2021 5:32 PM
No scam news.
Story is dead
Everything in palm beach court docket
Boys and girls, this dropped off of top posts, top clicks and recent posts.
Dead even on BU.
I was called to save the lobby from the music of 555.
Maloney scammed. – BU File 13
Headed for file 13
Reached into file 13 And retrieved this post.
In all honesty, I think this dog is dead. Maloney got back his money from those who design the scam.
Talking about Scammed
I put this comment on fb
Their are holes in the bucket
How many more left
Lol.and behold some one reported it to fb
Fb said I violated community standards
All.i can say is
One baffled moment and a blatant attack on freedom of speech
What de bird
@ TheOGazerts who wrote ” Maloney got back his money “.
” show me the money \’ lol
I like this song… It’s about scamming (cheating)
Can you imagine running out of lies?
What do you do when you realized that your lies are all done what do you do?
Sometimes I wonder how many of you are real. Have you ever been deeply in love or are you just partnered up because the music is playing?
Has someone ever reached in and took up all the space for love in your heart or did you just play it safe and go through the motion of living?
Have you ever been so deeply in love that you said ‘I will never hurt her. If there is pain then she must be the one who inflicts it first’? Have you ever left yourself vulnerable and exposed?
Or on seeing misfortune coming to your loved one said ‘Dear God, let me carry this cross’.
What I am asking is “Do you know what love is?” Have you ever loved without having limits? Without having triggers, alarms, boundaries or an escape clause? Do you have that level of courage?
Am I getting through to you? Do you know what love is? And if you do, have you ever been loved?
It is the height of the human experience
Boys and girls… let them know you care
Were you looking for this?
@ TheOGazerts my fellow harrisonian,
I was going to ask what you smoking but I will respond to this . Sometimes I wonder how many of you are real. Have you ever been deeply in love or are you just partnered up because the music is playing?
I am real.Never been deeply in love. That is probably why I have two ex- wives.
Never found a G G clone so had to settle for ,,,,
re the baloney.
The people of Barbados needs to know the facts. The return of the money is good but there are still questions to be answered.
Elombe Mottley taught me how to play 3 chord blues. I think I was in 4th form.
For those who care I have been playing guitar since I was about 10 years old.
Still have the dream of playing on a stage in Barbados but the dream is fading as I approach 70.
Someone will appreciate this
The incomparable Taj Mahal
When is govt going to make a Budget available for the people
Yesterday in Parliament Atherley questioned the need for a Budget and govt decision of not having prepared one
This is another violation of the Constitution and governing laws of Barbados by this govt and govt should be called into accountability
Every penny which is being spent under the laws of governance must be made known to the people
Barbados is heading towards becoming a Republic and so far many promises under the guidelines of Transparency and accountability has been broken by this govt
Yes there is a national health crisis however govt cannot take unto itself the health crisis an excuse as not to provide thr the Budget constitutes a Constitutional right of the people right to.know how govt spends the taxpayers money
Having a weak opposition in Parliament does not give govt a right of pushing the Constitution away and making their own rules
Atherley should at least make a call for a vote of No confidence against Mottley even if as a means of being symbolic however one that would be written into the history books
This govt reviving laws and rules of good governance is a straight up in the face insult to the people and contains the footprints and leanings of dictatorships
This scam bag not dead
It is being taken up.in the house of Parliament
Cannot process centRal bank, covid, Republic, Grenville and the youngster at the same time.
Processing shams, scams and Caswell.
The PM should resign
She knew more about the scam than Bostic
You have become my main source of Barbados news.
Was reluctant to depend completely on you, but I mean with the scams, Republic thing and BarbadosToday wanting subscriptions, I have to depend solely on you.
Heaven, help me😃
No news. .
No new scam????
Has Ram reported in yet? I need my refund.
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Dead as a door nail.
Maloney made an effort to get back some money. That was all he had to do.
He will be made whole off the book somewhere.
The island is corrupt as hell.
Folks who know to eat and keep their beaks clean.
Next set saying they can hear no evil, speak no evil or see no evil.
Saw my boy was back on the radar. Rushed in to see what’s new.
Move on. Nothing to see here.
Now my boy is off the radar.
Gonna do my best to bring him back
Have you ever been fully awake and had a nightmare. Something happened, I don’t know what it was.. hallucination, nightmare
I imagined I was in Barbados and crossing the road to buy
Water from 🐇/🐰 (sewage/waste)
Covid vaccine from Maloney
Face mask from Ram
Would not walk directly to an isolation center and forget about the
fake test from J2/Ca
Thought it was over but it got even worse..
Went into the bank to make a withdrawal from my savings and had a big argument..
Damn clerk trying to tell me I don’t know the difference between a deposit and a loan.. I owe not own.
This has to end.. I need to sleep.
Just when I thought it was over
Lawson started to crack ‘jokes’
555 started his musical scratchings
GP started to preach
AC started to screech
Lawd, I feeling weak
Have a Great Day
You win some. lose some.
Source: Daily Express
Four companies to be given permission to import cement, after telling RH to get lost? In Trickidad?
Who is connected to dese four?
Yuh knoe whah dah soun like?
Dese people so sweet nuh? Dem would sell out dem granmudda.
Rock Hard should not bother wid de judgement.
Should just tell de Trickis to kiss dem Rock Hard.
My boy was not mentioned.
“Gurdip Bath: For arranging the logistics and facilitating the transportation of 100,000 AstraZeneca vaccines from India to Barbados, in February 2021. Thus, allowing us to commence our vaccination programme against COVID-19.”
My boy …
Is bizarre the correct word? There is something farcical in the stories as reported. It is almost as if a playwright got hold of a bad script and decided to put as many plots and twists in the story as he/she possibly can.
The backbone is the reality of life in Barbados, but the subplots of cronyism, favoritism nepotism and scams are always being played out for all to see. Heroes and antiheroes abound.
Ian St. Clair Carrington, Director of Finance and a top economic advisor has been awarded for his distinguished career in the public service and exceptional leadership of the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT) programme. The certified general accountant is also a former Director of the National Insurance Scheme.
Don’t want to rain on anyone’s parade but as an individual who has been honoured for “his distinguished career in the public service” and is a former Director of the National Insurance Scheme, did he at any time make any statements about the long-term feasibility of the NIS as it was constituted?
” The top brass of the Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS) is assuring Barbadians they will have enough pork this Christmas.”