Mark Maloney Scammed!

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:

  1. On what basis was Maloney’s company Radical Investments Ltd selected to broker this transaction.
  2. Is the government out of pocket because of the errant transaction.
  3. 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
https://www.law360.com/commercialcontracts/articles/1422923/barbados-co-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.”
http://www.govt.lc/news/saint-lucia-s-efforts-to-secure-high-demand-covid-19-vaccines.

St Lucia contributed $7.3 million EC
https://www.caribbeannewsglobal.com/approval-of-direct-purchase-for-astrazeneca-radical-investments-ltd/

Mark Maloney is deputy chair of the private sector group put together last March to fundraise and acquire more vaccines.
https://barbadostoday.bb/2021/03/03/high-powered-group-ready-to-assist-with-vaccine-financing/

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”???
http://search.sunbiz.org/Inquiry/CorporationSearch/SearchResultDetail?inquirytype=EntityName&directionType=CurrentList&searchNameOrder=GOODVIBRATIONSENTERTAINMENT%20L210002390860&aggregateId=flal-l21000239086-b92f38d8-b344-45fc-b36d-1320f1675828&searchTerm=GOOD%20VIBRATIONS%20AUDIO%2C%20LLC&listNameOrder=GOODVIBRATIONSAUDIO%20L190000122850

1,241 comments

  • You got 2018 and 2023 right. 2028 is a long way off.

    Our cupboard is as bare as the US of A. Nobody impressive on the horizon.

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  • The lawyer man has said no more than we have said here.

    Embarrassing, to say the least.

    Maloney is suing for the money however, probably because he knows how badly he screwed up.

    Totally negligent!

    But our government also looks very stupid.

    Nobody comes out of this unscathed.

    Double M magic is no more.

    “One cyan tell the next come back!”

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  • Some how I still do not belive Barbados govt did not hand over some form of payment…
    and these scam artist would deliver products first and receive money afterwards
    I belive that the partial money was handed to Maloney which would have served purpose as good faith
    If Maloney a business man went ahead and use money of his own to buy the product
    He deserves to be Scammed
    How could a person who have dealt in all forms of business deals did not see this end coming
    His fight to get the money returned to him begs toask several questions
    Whose money was used to.procure the vaccine or his he prepared to fall on govt sword
    His business can become jeopardize because of his involvement in what business people see as a scam and see him as a business persons with questions having to do with his honesty and integrity
    Hope he tells the whole truth cause in the long run his losses could rack up to billions coming from those who have or promised to do business with him which opens a window to do with his trust worthiness

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  • “Some how I still do not belive Barbados govt did not hand over some form of payment…”
    Isn’t that the truth. Then you could tag in on MAM, no other evidence required.

    But, the GoB may still get in hot water over the “agency agreement”

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  • If he does not fully tell the truth and if the truth as being told by govt side in regards to payment after delivery is sound
    He would be branded in the corporate world as a person who is prone to shady business deals leaving a red mark on his other business proposal
    Reason why he has to get out of this mammoth knot tied around his neck
    Even if he wins the case he knows his fight to win the confidence of the business class outside of Barbados would be a long haul
    In the international business market saying if it walks like a duck quacks like a duck it must be a duck means a lot in the way an individual plying their products is seen
    Maloney has a lot to think about his first thought must be of thinking who interest at this point and time must he serve
    He must be aware that actions speak louder than words in effect his actions is what all can be seen as little is being said
    Gong forward he knows he has plenty to loose

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  • @ac
    Lol ..so you know, the brand of shady has long ago been established. He was your boys tag team partner. But can move between political sides with consummate ease.
    Little fazes him, just like Sinck. No lack of confidence, which borders on arrogance. A new idea a day. Failure is never an option.
    And while the focus is usually upon what hidden benefit any deal has, imagine the elevation in status as “Vaccine Hero”, the man who came to the islands rescue in a moment of need,!!!
    Falling down and getting back up is standard for his type. Just life.

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  • October 12, 2021 9:47 AM

    @ac
    Lol ..so you know, the brand of shady has long ago been established. He was your boys tag team partner. But can move between political sides with consummate ease
    Xxxxcx

    Well.he did having shades and window curtains from which he could hide behind
    I this case there were no shades or window curtains
    He became a small fish swimming in an ocean of sharks
    He took the bait which Mia handed him
    Now his fate lies outside the walls of Barbados where he could lose millions placed into.the hands of scammers on behalf of the Barbados govt
    Made for TV don’t you think

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  • Mia says she talks to Colonel Bostic, every day, so how come Bostic did not know she and mark Maloney, was buying vaccines from an entertainment company, 🤣🤣🤣🤣😷😷😷murdahhh Mia got jokes, 👀👀

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  • @ac
    He HAS LOST millions. The case is to RECOVER those monies.
    He lost them all on his own.
    Remember. Even if the case is successful, MM2 has to receive the judgement. A verdict isn’t cash.
    These matters can drag on for years.

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  • MAM’s contact in Miami was reported in local media to be filing a countersuit and would reveal much more – what did the blogmaster miss?

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  • DavidOctober 12, 2021 9:10 PM

    MAM’s contact in Miami was reported in local media to be filing a countersuit and would reveal much more – what did the blogmaster miss
    Xxxxxxx
    That was in the media more than three weeks ago
    The contact says his name is bring drag through the.mud wrongfully
    His object his to claim defamation on the grounds he was not the source from which mark would have received the vaccines
    He mentioned some other company and he as the broker in helping to source the vaccine for mark
    This story has more legs than an alligator

    .BTW Mia was caught almost telling the importance of having daily contacts with Bostic which begs the question
    Why did Mia not tell Bostic about the purchase
    My thinking is one of a possible objection by Bostic
    Mia is a piece of work now in the throngs of a pandemic when trust is an all time low
    Yet expecting people to stand side by side with her in helping the antivax to get on board The vaccine bus
    Somebody ought to tell her trust matters and those who refuse the Vax does not trust her
    Today on brass tax could have been such a day to open up her mouth and be truthful about the vaccine scam clearing the air on the Bostic saga

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  • Trust is now at an all time low?

    My friend, ‘trust being at an all time low,’ was one of the reasons why the DLP was defeated 30-0.

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  • Listening to the first five minutes of the Mia dialog on brass tax I thought it was a male giving opinion
    It took some time for me to realize that it was the PM speaking
    Before the foot soldiers attack let me remind all of them how the attacks on Stuart nose was unendless

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  • Happens to me every time. Takes me a second to recognise it.

    But the attacks on Freundel’s nose were racial self-hate. Personally, I never noticed until the fools mentioned it.

    I am yet to call him ugly even once.

    I criticised his attitude. That is what counts.

    And so, I am able to point out the stupidity with conscience clear. I count the archives as my friend.

    Unlike you.

    When I change my position on something, it is because of new information or deeper thought. And I have no problem admitting it.

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  • Read Atherley blistering statement about this govt involvement in the vaccine scam
    He came very close to calling those involved from govt side corrupt
    Awaiting Mia response

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  • Awaiting govt response
    Atherley lands the plane

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    Atherley zeroes in on failed vax deal – by Randy Bennett October 13, 2021
    Even as Government moves to pass legislation to crack down on corruption, Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley on Tuesday suggested the whiff of corruption also surrounds the vaccine purchase fiasco involving the Mottley administration and cement magnate Mark Maloney

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    Atherley zeroes in on failed vax deal – by Randy Bennett October 13, 2021
    Even as Government moves to pass legislation to crack down on corruption, Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley on Tuesday suggested the whiff of corruption also surrounds the vaccine purchase fiasco involving the Mottley administration and cement magnate Mark Maloney.

    Maloney’s company Radical Investments Limited is suing Good Vibrations Entertainment LLC, the purported supplier of the AstraZeneca vaccines. The vaccines were never supplied, reportedly leaving Maloney out of pocket to the tune of $20.4 million (US$10.2 million).

    The Opposition Leader said: “Do you know there is a perception of corruption among the most recent, highly controversial and questionable action of the Government with respect to the failed attempt to acquire vaccines for the people of Barbados?

    “Have you not heard this? Is this not the perception on the ground, that it is corruption attaching to that failed attempt to acquire vaccines for the people of Barbados? How is it that a Government can get into an arrangement to acquire vaccines through an intermediary company when it is known that the international pharmaceutical company does not so supply vaccines.

    “How is it that a responsible Government can find an intermediary agency allegedly to pursue the acquisition of vaccines in the interest and well-being of the people of Barbados while the same Government should be aware that the international supply company does not so distribute the vaccines?”

    Bishop Atherley said what was especially concerning was that Government had utilized a company that had no previous experience in supplying vaccines.
    How is it that a responsible Government can find an intermediary agency allegedly to pursue the acquisition of vaccines in the interest and well-being of the people of Barbados while the same Government should be aware that the international supply company does not so distribute the vaccines?”

    Bishop Atherley said what was especially concerning was that Government had utilized a company that had no previous experience in supplying vaccines.

    Maloney is more known for his expertise in the construction industry, he said.

    “Why does this Government that wants to demonstrate such soundness, prudence, transparency in the process of procurement, why does this Government select a company that has no track record in acquiring health-related or medical supplies as far as I am aware,” the Opposition Leader queried.

    Bishop Atherley said what was also very concerning was that Government was willing to purchase the vaccines from Radical Investments Limited at a very inflated rate.

    He noted that while the AstraZeneca vaccines were being sold for $3 or $4 per dose on the market, Government was prepared to spend $24 per dose from Maloney’s company.

    Bishop Atherley said: “When you hear that is there any wonder that there is a perception of corruption? A lot of the time is that there is a perception of corruption. The reality of corruption has to be dealt with and it cannot be dealt with by simply trying whether it be the lips of the substantive Prime Minister or the Acting Prime Minister. It cannot be achieved by simply trying to castigate an Opposition member who simply raises questions that people outside are raising anyhow and questions that become obvious to anybody.”

    He said that it was puzzling that Minister of Health and Wellness Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic had no knowledge of the deal.

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  • What is blistering about it?

    What is Verla saying? Ooops, forgot she or any member of her team not sitting in parliament .

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  • Saw Mia taking a photo-op in the US whilst Covid running rampant in Barbados.

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  • If people are not being vaccinated, then the Maloney vaccines would have been sold to others.

    The scam that keeps on giving.

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  • A Mottley will be a Mottley. Just wait, poor Barbadians may reach the stage where we are fed in the park by a person dress in white, like a grandfather of the pass. My CP always underlined Mottley in red. why

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  • Honestly I don’t understand this integrity bill thing
    ,https://barbadostoday.bb/2021/10/13/straughn-says-gaps-in-anti-corruption-bill-will-be-filled-by-future-legislation/

    Wait. We gun fix it good.

    Wait! We still got to do a little more fixing.

    They mekking gun that can’t shoot.

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  • The appearance of doing something while doing absolutely nothing.

    Steupse! They think we stupid.

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  • https://barbadostoday.bb/2021/10/13/mps-public-needs-to-see-anti-corruption-laws-in-action-first/.

    Read these excerpt (with *** added) and tell me if you think they’re out to fix anything…
    .
    MINISTERS SINGS THE OLDIES
    She said: “It is important for this Government to explain the roles and responsibilities of ministers and Members of Parliament. First of all, ministers do not handle any money; the Permanent Secretary in the ministry is who determines how money is spent in any given ministry and after we have done all the necessary checks regarding whatever transactions have taken place, we then bring the paper to Cabinet.”
    .
    **** It is not we. We don’t handle money. It’s corrupt civil servants thiefing de money.

    She also made the point that contrary to popular belief, corruption was not limited to the political class. “We know of senior citizens getting robbed by lawyers, doctors, religious leaders and their families, and we also often hear of commercial bank workers stealing from dormant accounts,” she declared.

    ********Why pick on we? It’s more than we, the whole island is a bunch of thieves.

    MP for St. Philip North, Dr. Sonia Browne, said all too often “small men” paid for crimes perpetrated by those in the higher echelons of society. She said: “It often seems that ‘lighter coloured’ people get away with criminal activities while those like us sit in jail awaiting trial. We also have a situation where people fear to “blow the whistle” on corrupt practices they may have observed, fearing victimization and other reprisals, so we need laws in place to protect whistleblowers.

    *********Here, they run out with the old reliable color verse. But, in Barbados black are the majority and they have political power. The disparities in the US cannot be used to continuously explain the f-upness of Barbados. She hit almost every note …. color, big boy and small boy and cowardly citizens don’t come forward.

    Dr. Browne said it is imperative that the new anti-corruption laws are not only passed but enforced. Citing an example, she said: “I serve on the Pharmacy Council, and sometimes we have instances where over the counter stores are selling items that should only be available via prescription. We stage raids and seize the items, but a week later they are back on the shelf.

    ******** Police not doing their job, they are incompetent and are not smart enough to see that their raids are a waste of time. Nobody does tek them seriously.

    “The laws need teeth. We had instances where two ministers were called to give evidence before the Public Accounts Committtee and they refused to show up, and too many cases where people were given contracts to do jobs and carried out shoddy work, or money allocated to certain jobs went missing and was never traced. If we are serious about fighting corruption, we need to make some public examples, and in that way we can rebuild trust.” (SB)

    ****In closing, all the verses of the tune that were missed by the lead singer.

    Two different jokers will be singing this musical hit in 2025. Would be funny if they were 2 D’s.

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  • Great interpretation! Tell WURA to publish it.

    Seriously.

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  • Even George Payne put a tongue lashing all but accusing govt of entering corrupt scams
    With words like scandal and implying corrupt motive on govt
    Waiting for The PM reply

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  • Just putting an X here so that this post does not die.

    It should not die, but it seem as if the game plan is to outlast our attention span.

    What became of EWBSB? Are you still interested??

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  • Just waiting patiently for the next shoe to drop
    Two days ago George Payne a die hard BLP minister lambasted govt on this issue
    Atherley also did the same giving govt a good cut a.ss accusing govt of playing backdoor corrupt politics
    This story would never end until govt tells the truth and the palm beach fla court allows Mark Maloney and the other scum bags to give their side of the story

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  • George Payne is not a BLP minister.

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  • @TheO
    EWBSB continues below the surface, tho Min Duguid put an odd tongue lashing on the head of the P.Eng Assoc., which suggests he is frustrated.
    Cudos for getting some action on rebuilding some Barbadian homes. Less so, for the manner in which the plan and implementation has been explained. Not sure JoeQ public has any idea who runs EWBSB or how you contact them.

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  • DavidOctober 15, 2021 5:05 PM

    George Payne is not a BLP minister

    Xxxxxxx
    Correct he sits on the back bench where Mia put him
    Now he puts on his boxing gloves and punches Mia in mouth

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  • For those who.missed George Payne lambasting of PM Mottley

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  • go on u tube and type in barbados parliament
    govt too ashamed to let the truth be known

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  • @ angela cox October 15, 2021 5:45 PM

    Disloyalty to the leader and the party is a crime. Our Supreme Leader and Prime Minister should crush this rebellion with brutal force. There will be something in her files to extradite Payne to the US.

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  • @ TheOGazerts October 10, 2021 11:53 AM

    I hope for a thousand-year reign of our Supreme Leader. Let the opposition rot in jail. Donville was only the beginning.

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  • By Shamar Blunt In a rare break from the party line, a senior backbench MP on Tuesday accused the Barbados Labour Party and the Mottley administration of an apparently hypocritical “condonation of corruption” for which it had previously blasted its predecessors in Government.

    St Andrew MP George Payne lambasted Government’s anti-corruption record while lawmakers moved to complete the reform of a 101-year-old Prevention of Corruption Act that began but was never completed under the Freundel Stuart administration,

    then continued by the Mottley administration before it was defeated in the Senate last year.

    Payne said the administration and his

    party have openly dropped the ball on fighting the corruption and mismanagement they had accused the 2008-2018 Democratic Labour Party administration of committing.

    Referring to the appointment of former DLP Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler to the Jobs and Investment Council back in April 2020, Payne questioned the

    rationale behind hiring the DLP member to such an important financial committee. If the accusations made against him were false, he said, an apology to Sinckler and the Barbadians public should be done

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  • Here is the question for George Payne- can you refute the claim you contributed to your law practice while sitting on the front bench? Keep your rh fake concern to yourself.

    #integrityinpublicoffice

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  • In a thinly veiled reference to cement magnate Mark Maloney, the backbencher said that given the rebuke Mottley laid on the DLP for handing out larger and more lucrative contracts to seemingly one individual for projects at Coverley and other areas, the country deserved an explanation on big deals that were still being given to the contractor.

    Payne told the House: “I listened to the leader of my political party on political platforms itemizing all the things that were given to this particular individual, can’t happen here that is what was said. and you in bed with a person like that? “Condonation of corruption is not covered in this bill, but condonation of corruption

    is the same thing as corruption.” Payne also insisted that though he fully supported the Prevention of Corruption Bill currently before lawmakers, it lacked the teeth and grit necessary to make a real dent in what he saw as a problem that continues to erode public trust.

    Though the non-partisan Bar Association and the Integrity Group Barbados made suggestions to the 2018 Integrity in Public Life Bill and once again made several contributions to the new anti-corruption bill, Payne questioned why these suggestions, including campaign finance laws, had not made it to the floor.

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  • “Condonation of corruption is not covered in this bill, but condonation of corruption is the same thing as corruption.”

    Payne also insisted that though he fully supported the Prevention of Corruption Bill currently before lawmakers, it lacked the teeth and grit necessary to make a real dent in what he saw as a problem that continues to erode public trust.

    Though the non-partisan Bar Association and the Integrity Group Barbados made suggestions to the 2018 Integrity in Public Life Bill and once again made several contributions to the new anti-corruption bill, Payne questioned why these suggestions, including campaign finance laws, had not made it to the floor.

    “You solicit comments from [Integrity Group Barbados], from the Bar Association, but yet when you come to the legislation you totally ignore [them], apart from a few pleasantries,” said Payne.

    “You are dealing with 75 pages you know in this Corruption Bill, and then you are dealing with 15 pages of solid recommendations, plus recommendations from the Bar Association, nothing of substance in terms of those recommendations.”

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  • DavidOctober 16, 2021 5:10 AM

    Here is the question for George Payne- can you refute the claim you contributed to your law practice while sitting on the front bench? Keep your rh fake concern to yourself

    Xxxxxx
    So now u attacking George Payne for squealing on PM
    Xxccc
    Shame on you if you considered yourself to be a member of the Fourth Estate your questions should be laid out within a journalistic view of not showing up yourself to be a political yardfowl
    It is obvious that your partisan politics and love of Mia have blinded your wanting to be a professional journalist
    But instead overlook the messages to shoot the messenger
    BTW do u have evidence of the question of which u asked Payne

    Also why have you not make theses revelations known as posted articles on the blog
    Many on the ground have made mention to BU underground as agents for govt
    Is that true ?

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  • angela cox October 16, 2021 5:43 AM #: “Many on the ground have made mention to BU underground as agents for govt.”

    Hmmmm……..

    I remember approximately 2 years prior to and 2½ years after the January 15, 2008 general elections, the general sentiment on BU was predominately ‘anti BLP.’

    During that period, DEMS supporters such as you, Alvin Cummins, Carson C. Cadogan, Hudson Austin and his son, Kevin, Fractured BLP, NationBLPnewspaper, Douglas, along with other contributors, were ‘GIVEN FREE REIN’ to post your comments praising the DEMS and criticizing the BEES.

    I also recall David BU’s congratulatory comments AFTER the DLP won the elections:

    “Congratulations from the BU team to David Thompson and the Democratic Labour Party on their victory. May God inspire your government to chart a path to our continued prosperity for Barbados — both on the economic and social fronts.”

    Ironically, at that time, the BLP supporters were SIMILARLY ACCUSING the ‘blogmaster’ of what you’re now accusing him and I further recalled when he responded with ‘saying’ he will give the then new DLP administration a chance to fulfill its mandate before criticizing, which resulted in them, (BEES) labeling BU as a ‘Democratic Labour Party blog.’

    Unfortunately, the problem with people of your ilk is, you believe your narrow political interests can only be served, or political advantages achieved……… if BU and its facilitators post ONLY POLITICAL ARTICLES for ‘discussion’ that are either CRITICAL or SUPPORTIVE of the political party you oppose and support respectively.

    In other words, BU’s SOLE PURPOSE should be that of providing you with a forum to ‘cuss’ Mia Mottley and the BLP and praise Verla DePeiza and DLP………… and vice versa for the BLP.

    To post articles of DIVERSE topics for debate is UNREASONABLY INTERPRETED as a DISTRACTION.

    Perhaps that’s the reason why, if the ‘conversation’ is about the weather, for example, you ALWAYS make the unfair claim that David BU is distracting away from Mottley and introduce some frivolous issue, thereby creating an opportunity for you to ‘cuss’ the PM, as an attempt to divert contributors’ focus away from the substantive topic……. to what YOU want to ‘talk about.’

    If you want a forum where the ‘discussion’ would be predominantly focused on criticizing the BLP, then, I suggest you frequent the DLP’s website……. and for the BEES…… the BLP’s website.

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    ArtaxOctober 16, 2021 9:10 AM

    angela cox October 16, 2021 5:43 AM #: “Many on the ground have made mention to BU underground as agents for govt.”

    Hmmmm……..

    I remember approximately 2 years prior to and 2½ years after the January 15, 2008 general elections, the general sentiment on BU was predominately ‘anti BLP.’
    Xxxc
    Since u stuck your nose into the debate

    My question to u can u vouch that the person claiming to be David is the same David from the 2yrs prior to the 2008 election cycle
    Xxx
    Answer that
    Also when you find it fit tell your thoughts on George Payne lambasting and calling out Mia for her faked performance during the last election cycle on the issue of accountability transparency and integrity and corruption
    All.of which Payne made clear was disingenuous in the way and manner Mia attacked Sinckler
    Presently Sinckler being a member of economic committee
    Also the same with Mark Maloney who Mia lambasted during the last election cycle only now to find her laying in bed asking him to buy Vaccines on the blackmarket for Barbados
    Xxxx
    What are your thoughts

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  • Maloney getting his way, says Mia

    OPPOSITION LEADER Mia Mottley continues to hammer at the relationship between the current administration and businessman Mark Maloney.

    On Sunday night, the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader again raised questions about what appeared to be an unusually large number of Government projects ending up in the hands of Maloney and companies with which he was associated.

    Moreover, during a political meeting at Providence in Christ Church, Mottley also attacked MPs Michael Lashley and Dr Denis Lowe over their links with companies she accused of benefiting from significant Government work.

    https://www.nationnews.com/2015/07/14/maloney-getting-his-way-says-mia/

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  • Everyone knows past govt was under attacked by Mottley as Mottley lead a vicious and rigorous campaigning to attached past govt to claims of being corrupt and immoral
    What people did not know that this Mottley schooled in political theater was leading them down a sinister and disingenuous path to capture vote and she did
    Now what has unfolded is a story told by a back bench minister and a loyal supporter of the blp which has captured the minds of people in a revolting manner of a story laced with immoral tendencies and corruption by present govt
    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

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  • @ac
    I fully agree with you on Mia faked performance. Donville should have been charged as soon as the DOJ info was public. They didn’t need to hire foreign consultants, the DOJ had done their work. Ditto for Tasker and Innes.
    The DPP should also have charged Carrington for his malfeasance. And surely the questionable untendered contracts could have produced a charge or two?
    In this way nobody could be saying Mia’s performance was fake?

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  • “Here is the question for George Payne- can you refute the claim you contributed to your law practice while sitting on the front bench? Keep your rh fake concern to yourself.

    #integrityinpublicoffice”

    I still consider the blog master to be a man of integrity and sound character. However, he sometimes enters the pool at the shallow end and the brilliant colors of his bath trunk are exposed for all to see.

    Here is George Payne (GPx) experiencing a Damascene moment and is almost at the point at repentance and the blogmaster rushes in order to rubbish and silence him.

    I will order some white shorts for the blogmaster so that he can discard the brilliant red and gold.

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  • “In a thinly veiled reference to cement magnate Mark Maloney,”
    How the RH does someone who IMPORTS cement become a magnate?
    Seems he is more a magnet to politicians and those who control large contracts.

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  • @No
    Not going to engage u with a “what should have been”
    All knows the end result of those names u have mentioned
    What all would like to and want to know are the full details of the Mottley Maloney connection in.the buying of vaccine on the black Market
    Also all or most awaiting her reply to George Payne comments in Parliament laid out as bold evidence against Mottley disingenuous attacks on Sinckler
    George Payne and Mark Maloney has provided evidence enough and suffice to say Mottley can’t be trusted
    What are your thoughts

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  • My thoughts are simple.
    1. Ignorance is not a crime? The papers filed in the USA court all point to vaccines coming from AZ. And AZ is not the black market?
    Now you may say given that Vax Manufacturers only sold to Nations at that time, meant any vaccines would have to come from another source. And Maloney should have known this.
    I say to you, for years I told you Big Sinck’s budgets were “dreams”, the numbers were unattainable. And they were. But his hi- ignorance and arrogance were permitted, he was allowed to dream. Isn’t Maloney also allowed to dream? To believe that money and ‘his brilliance’ can achieve anything. And let’s not get into the cost of their respective “dreams” on the Barbadian taxpayer!!!! They maybe more alike than you care to admit.
    2. Payne? If I were Mia I would expel him from the Party. She isn’t in the FJS situation where one seat costs her the government. If he wants to oppose, send him to the Opposition. Who knows he may even give the D’s a seat?

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  • @NO

    Is expelling Payne an option if you consider that it creates the problem of forcing Dale Marshall to possible resign as well? He is a sleeping partner in G&W Law Firm?

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  • and FYI none of that is “what should have been”. There is nothing barring a charge today. Nothing other than “will”.

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  • @NO
    Ignorance is not a crime?
    +++++++++++
    A short answer is “No” or else the jails would be overflowing, but “ignorance” has a price and as long as you are not paying that price all is well. From what we have been led to believe the taxpayers of St. Lucia and Maloney are paying a price, the Barbados Gov’t is claiming that it dodged a bullet on behalf of the taxpayers of Barbados but no word on what it did to its international reputation.

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  • David
    You running scared? Why would Marshall give up his seat, when it is obvious to all and sundry that Payne has “stepped out of line”. I didn’t suggest after expulsion GWP should be investigated?

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  • @Sargeant

    Not so fast, we need to eyeball the agreement to establish obligation in the event of cancellation for reasons contained therein.

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  • @NO

    You would have to know remuneration as a partner in G&W compared to the ministerial salary and loyalty to the man of many hats. There is also the stress of public office taking a toll?

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  • @Sarge
    International reputation?
    Anything, and I am not pretending it is all, I have read beyond the islands, is someone got scammed trying to buy vaccines. A private citizen.
    DI was a far bigger story, covered in media with wide readership, and even that was like water off a duck’s back…. somebody is surprised an island politician is convicted of corruption?? And it was 🥜🥜.
    Why do you think our fellow citizens of ‘previously questionable practices’ are so attracted to these island locales? Because their reputation is of being squeaky clean and a history of prosecuting corruption?

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  • @David
    You are suggesting a lawyer of Smilax’s tenure and societal standing couldn’t find work elsewhere?
    Why didn’t he stop/speak out when GWP was axed in the “undignified manner”? In politics you make your bed and you lie in it.

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  • NorthernObserverOctober 16, 2021 11:22 AM

    and FYI none of that is “what should have been”. There is nothing barring a charge today. Nothing other than will
    Xxxx
    Well it happened and both bear the consequences at the ballot box and the swift hand of USA law
    Xcxxx
    Going forward what happened cannot be allowed to happen ever again
    Now as if the laws of good governance means nothing
    Present govt steers clear and proceed down a path of illegal behavior which they ought to be punished

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  • @NO

    It is reasonable to believe it is not his decision to make when to speak out.

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  • @ac
    And if you are correct, in historical Bajan style they will be punished. 22-8? What say you?

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  • @David
    It is HIS mouth, always his decision. We all can appreciate why the AG didn’t publicly. Life is a constant weighing of risk/reward.
    The same choice we all face, including Mia? And why public silence maybe her best choice, not her most preferred choice. A diplomatic posting?

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  • angela cox October 16, 2021 9:28 AM

    RE: “Since u stuck your nose into the debate.”

    Nah, did not “stick my nose into the debate.” This is a PUBLIC FORUM and ANYONE is FREE to CONTRIBUTE or ASK contributors questions on their contributions. The ONUS is on the individual whether or not they want to respond.

    RE: “My question to u can u vouch that the person claiming to be David is the same David from the 2yrs prior to the 2008 election cycle?”

    I don’t have any reason to doubt it’s the same David. Are you implying there are TWO (2) David Kings operating BU? If so, Could you PLEASE EXPLAIN how you CAME to that CONCLUSION?

    RE: “Also when you find it fit tell your thoughts on George Payne lambasting and calling out Mia for her faked performance during the last election cycle on the issue of accountability transparency and integrity and corruption.”

    What makes Payne’s RECENT outbursts SPECIAL, especially if you take into consideration contributors to BU have ALREADY expressed SIMILAR sentiments on various blogs……. and more so in their OVER ONE THOUSAND (1,000) CONTRIBUTIONS to this “Mark Maloney Scammed” blog?

    However, to me, I’m NOT IMPRESSED. It’s just another SHOW within the ‘duopoly.’ This is the SAME George Payne who ENDORSED his party’s criticisms of Mark Maloney and EMBRACED him when he (Payne) was Minister of Housing and Lands and Rural Development…….. who has now ‘made an about turn’ on every issue, since he was EXCLUDED in the Cabinet reshuffle.
    Also, in MY OPINION, if Payne concerns were GENUINE, he would have done the honourable thing and RESIGNED from the party.

    Dr. David Estwick’s performances during the former DLP administration’s tenure, comes to mind. Talked a ‘lotta shiite’ LOUD, but really did not say anything in the end……… while REMAINING a member of the party.

    Another ‘pappy show.’

    RE: “All of which Payne made clear was disingenuous in the way and manner Mia attacked Sinckler. Presently Sinckler being a member of economic committee.”

    I’m aware Mottley invited Sinckler to sit as a member of an ‘economic committee.’ Do you know if the committee is still functioning and is he “PRESENTLY a MEMBER?”

    But……….. shouldn’t he be ASHAMED to ACCEPT any position OFFERED by Mia, after ATTACKING her every opportunity afforded him during Parliamentary debates in the House, having told her she should ‘run down Broad Street naked’ and made some very DISPARAGING comments about her at the DEMS meeting near the stadium, to launch their campaign?

    I’ll remind you this is the SAME Chris Sinckler who, along with Donville, Michael Carrington, Derek Alleyne and other BEES and DEMS, used to lime with Mia at karaoke, EVERY Thursday night at Jack’s Bush Bar, in Pile Bay?

    RE: “Also the same with Mark Maloney who Mia lambasted during the last election cycle only now to find her laying in bed asking him to buy Vaccines on the black market for Barbados. What are your thoughts?”

    My thoughts are, I’ve noticed you’ve been ‘saying,’ “Maloney was asked to buy Vaccines on the black market for Barbados,” which is a BLATANT MISREPRESENTATION and you’re MISLEADING the forum in the process. However,
    REMEMBER, the Mark Maloney you’re NOW criticizing and calling an OUT LAW………

    ………… is the SAME Mark Maloney you considered to be an IN LAW and VEHEMENTLY DEFENDED, when he was being criticized for Hyatt, Coverley, Grotto Housing Project scam and when the DEMS waived duties for ‘Hard Rock Cement’ and allowed him to build a bond just off the ‘Mighty Gryner Highway,’ without permission from T&CP.

    ‘Fair weather friends.’

    My friend, it seems as though you’re LACKING the INTELLIGENCE or ABILITY to REALIZE the BLP and DLP play games and manipulate SILLY, GULLIBLE supporters such as yourself. That’s why your only role will always be the DEMS ‘yardfowl mouth piece’ on social media…. for a few crumbs from the table.

    Just my thoughts.

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  • Whoever defies the Supreme Leader must face harsh consequences!

    The DPP needs to quickly dig up something on Payne and indict him. He departs from the official party line and is therefore a traitor to our Supreme Leader and to the people and the state.

    There is only one supreme law in Barbados and that is called Supreme Leader. There is only one supreme court in Barbados and that is our Supreme Leader.

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  • Why should the DPP have to do anything, is Jackie Stewart not waiting in the wings pregnant with evidence to assist with prosecuting the man of many hats?

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  • ArtaxOctober 16, 2021 1:20 PM

    angela cox October 16, 2021 9:28 AM
    Xxxxxx
    OK
    Thanks for your thoughts
    The same repetitive bull crap
    You are dismissed

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  • DavidOctober 16, 2021 1:53 PM

    Why should the DPP have to do anything, is Jackie Stewart not waiting in the wings pregnant with evidence to assist with prosecuting the man of many hats?
    Xxxxxx
    Amazing now it suits your purpose to slime George Payne you revert to calling Jackie Stewart name
    When Stewart needed support handed with evidence against Marshall and Payne what did u do
    Let me remind u of the mocking and scoffing and using your heavy handed moderation tool to block some of the evidence
    Now u jump out of the box waving a flag of evidence against Payne
    Maybe this is your moment of exposure of being a Mia yardfowl
    BTW Stewart did well all by herself along with her many supporters of exposing George Payne
    But not to take the issue away from the players involved
    George Payne did what u as a journalist should have done when Mia was feeding kool-aid to the people
    Tell the sinister background Politics Mia was selling to the oeople

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  • angela cox October 16, 2021 2:34 PM

    RE: “The same repetitive bull crap.”

    My friend, remember, according to you, “the TRUTH like milk, DOES NOT SOUR.”

    Hence, it will not automatically transform into a lie, whenever you choose to call it “repetitive bull crap.”

    RE: “You are dismissed.”

    Perhaps you always seek to embrace the truth.

    In so doing, you won’t have to go through the embarrassment of being “DISMISSED,” because, as the ‘old saying goes, ‘the truth shall SET YOU FREE.’

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  • Artax,

    She is hopeless!

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  • This is so laughable. After the 2018 elections, the Bees were saying the Dees should apologise for the “lost decade”. Now we have a Bee saying the Bees should apologise for apparently misleading the people regarding corruption.
    There is nothing more pathetic than watching these political vagabonds cannibalize each other..
    The deception never stops…………….

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  • “It is not the size of the dog in the fight, it is the size of the fight in the dog”

    We fight, even against insurmountable odds, because sometimes we win… Billy Parish

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  • Yup! Nothing more pathetic than watching these self-important people put on their show, thinking that they are fooling anybody besides the few thousand yardfowls.

    The response from the vast majority of Barbadians to George Payne’s mealy-mouthed utterings is most certainly,

    “STEUPSE!”

    Their audience is forever shrinking. No aura emanates around the positions of MP, Minister or Prime Minister.

    From the people, there is no respect but a “wuh yuh got tuh gimmuh”. If politicians were seen to be for the people, there would be respect. The “wuh yih got tuh gimmuh” would be “wuh yuh gun do fuh de country an’ how can I help”.

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  • William Skinner October 16, 2021 4:34 PM #: “Now we have a Bee saying the Bees should apologise for apparently misleading the people regarding corruption.”

    @ 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?

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  • @ angela cox October 16, 2021 10:12 AM
    (Quote)
    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?

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  • @ Artax
    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.

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  • @ MILLER
    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

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  • @ac
    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?

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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
    However

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  • 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

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  • 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?

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  • 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 ?

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Well let get the coroner in here. I think this thing died right in front of us.
    DOA.

    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 —
    https://youtu.be/8AHCfZTRGiI lol

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  • Theo
    I think part of Maloney’s contract was that he had to make an effort to recover lost monies. He did that

    Xxxxxxx
    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

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  • Bringing good music back to BU.
    I love this.vWhen I play it, my wife wants to know what my sorrows are..

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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?

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  • Artax
    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

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