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

1,204 comments

  • @Pacha

    You should know better that most vaccine manufacture and distribution is political.

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  • And if governments alone can recieve the vaccines, why would they then need private sector interlocketers like Maloney with no experience in pharmacuetical contracting?

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  • Sharing what acting PM said yesterday in the first 3 minutes of the press briefing:

    Beyond COVAX: The Importance of Public-Private Partnerships for Covid-19 Vaccine Delivery to Developing Countries | Center for Strategic and International Studies

    https://www.csis.org/analysis/beyond-covax-importance-public-private-partnerships-covid-19-vaccine-delivery-developing

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  • Santia talked nonsense, if the intent to procure vaccines as a private company to SELL TO GOVERNMENT…. why was maloney WORKING AS AN AGENT for the government he is acting as a vendor to distribute to in exchange for cash….are all the distrbutors in Barbados who provide givernmen with essential medicines etc….government agents….,they cant retract because maloney is the claim said he was acting in the capacity as a government agent….yall can’t have it both ways…..he was ..either a distributor with no vaccines or an agent procuring for governments…that’s where the mix up mix up comes in…and government cannot unravel that in their tiny minds.

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  • News Provided by the On ? Off ? Topic / Related? Unrelated? facts information propagation service

    Biden announces US will donate another 500m vaccine doses at Covid summit
    O US to donate 500m Pfizer doses to low- and lower-middle-income countries
    O Doses are in addition to the over 600m the US has committed to sending

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2021/sep/22/us-house-spending-bill-debt-ceiling-senate-joe-biden-us-politics-latest

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  • David
    What Santia Bradshaw is quoted to have said makes no sense at all.

    She has to stop hidding behind notions about some “wild wild west”. Cspitalism has always been nothing but.

    What she has not told us and will not tell us is that within the circumstances she describes a massive, massive, premium would have been charged by Maloney to the taxpayers. We estimate at least three (3) times his total cost
    And therein lies the big steal.
    David, why are you so favourably disposed to believing their narratives?

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  • Waru
    In law the acts or ommissions of an agent are generally binding on the principal.

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  • “why was maloney WORKING AS AN AGENT for the government he is acting as a vendor to distribute to in exchange for cash….are all the distrbutors in Barbados who provide givernmen with essential medicines etc….government agents….,”

    There are various types of parties involved in bids and offers for deals in global trade markets with various terms for different specific roles which have strict definitions in the financial business world

    Such as
    Broker
    Agent
    Principal
    Counterparty

    There is nothing suggesting Maloney acted inappropriately in his efforts
    despite the echo chamber of conspiracy theorists in the peanut gallery

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  • Nah……. far from it my friend.

    Yuh see, the thing is, you’re a buffoon and I’m not fazed by your semi-literate comments.

    However, the ‘BU Archives’ will indicate I’m always able to ‘push your yellow buttons.’

    Watch yuh now.

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  • David
    If vaccines are “political”, why would you as a political entity then rely on a private sector agent to navigate the political.

    This entire scheme was pregnant with possibilities to conduct a robbery of taxpayers, in broad daylight, by forces within this regime, even as Bajans were dying.

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  • @Pacha

    If you read the blogmaster’s comments first posted to this and the other blog in an exchange with Sargeant your point was raised. What recommends Maloney for this procurement.

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  • David

    Yours is generally consistent.

    However, you now need to go a step further and admit that this here Mottley regime is in no way different than what came before.

    Just as corrupt. Just as feckless. Just as uncaring while pretending to care.

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  • “What recommends Maloney for this procurement.”

    There was a global market with a high demand for vaccines
    Government of Barbados was having difficulties procuring the providers for it’s needs
    Maloney went to the US market for the vaccine

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  • A cabal of crooked private sector players in collusion with government decided to push the golden boy of KICKBACKS to the front as a vaccine procurer….bypassing WELL KNOWN pharmaceutucal distributors like Collins, Massey/Knights and others from the SAME minority community…,and in some minds that does send up RED FLAGS.,.

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  • @Pacha

    There is always more to be done by the dissenting voice a breathing democracy allows, it will not be achieved if compromised by lies/fabrications.

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  • “….bypassing WELL KNOWN pharmaceutucal distributors like Collins, Massey/Knights and others from the SAME minority community…,and in some minds that does send up RED FLAGS.,.”

    Barbados was in the position of paying more for less for a product that was required to be purchased in bulk order

    Business world recognises cash money not racial complexion and a rich businessman stepped up to the plate to do the deed and save the nation who happened to have a different DNA

    His race is a red herring in the matter

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  • @ John2 September 22, 2021 11:18 PM
    (Quote):
    The MOH denied ONLY – that he knew the name of the company ( so he couldnt comment )

    He never claimed that the ministry/ goverment did not have an arrangment with malmoney

    Most of you Are just Running down the rabbit hole
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    What rabbit hole? The one the same “Malmoney” fella has dug for himself and into which your corruptible administration has fallen?

    Why don’t you take note of what “Northern Observer” has drawn to your attention @ Northern Observer September 22, 2021 11:39 PM?

    How can a minister of the Crown not know about such far-reaching policy decisions concerning his ministry? And a ministry at the forefront of a crisis which Barbados has never faced in ‘living’ memory?

    Shouldn’t he resign in keeping with proper Westminster practices? Or are you supporting the shoots of a ripening banana republic?

    BTW, the miller is still sitting in the lap of the same malmoney fella waiting on him to rise to his long-promised Hyatt occasion.

    Where is that erection? Instead the poor chap has gone and gotten scammed by a viral injection.

    Why don’t you try to find out who really owns the land which was compulsory acquired from the Rams?

    You might just find out that the same radical investments entity has been inoculated against such public exposure to the obvious scam called Hyatt.

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  • Collins has been around for long long time, well established, think it says so right on the front door,,,from the 1800 or 1900s….can’t remember which, if someone wanted to do a background check for distribution reputability purposes….they got the credentials.,…so does Massey Knights…and they could network with AstraZeneca’s subsidiaries since they all speak the pharmaceutical distributors language.

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  • 555dubstreet
    Failure to factor race in any conversation is a misguidance. It represents an effort not to recognize lived realities and appease non Black people

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  • angela coxSeptember 23, 2021 5:20 AM

    If this story was brought to light in the USA the justice dept would have got involved forthwith and Mark Maloney instead of seeking justice on monies lost would be looking face to face with a justice system holding him accountable for buying vaccines on the black market

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    It has been brought to light in the USA in its court system.

    You can be sure the actors who scammed Maloney are being investigated if they broke any laws.

    Maloney is suing them civilly.

    He could if there are more than one party invoke the RICO statute.

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  • DavidSeptember 23, 2021 5:59 AM

    Middlemen selling vaccine is nothing new for your information. This is to assist where ignorance abounds

    Maybe just maybe you ought to put a cap on your nonsensical responses
    Xxxx.
    Your retort should say licensed practionerers in the field of buying and selling medical supplies drugs etc can act as middlemen
    For your information
    Mark Maloney does not have such authority
    Go to the back of the class idiot
    Xxcccc

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  • @ 555dubstreetSeptember 23, 2021 7:32 AM
    (Quote):
    Business world recognises cash money not racial complexion and a rich businessman stepped up to the plate to do the deed and save the nation who happened to have a different DNA

    His race is a red herring in the matter…(Unquote).
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    That quite true!
    But would you agree also that a businessman’s track record aka antecedents also play a determining role in how the People’s (government) business is conducted with that same businessman?

    Have you forgotten the contents of ill-gotten gains stored in the big red bag of the current primate inter pares?

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  • This issue also lends itself to good governance where directives are put in place to protect people and country
    Evidence as told by Santia exposes a govt breaking laws and taking it upon itself to pursue paths taken only unto themselves
    Was the opposition included in helping govt make the necessary decisions on buying the vaccine
    This govt performance now hinges on a slope leaning dangerously close to making laws that can destroy the democratic process
    A democratic process where rules and guidelines are of uttermost importance for the good of a country
    Heads need to be rolling

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  • Miller…the 2 MM & MMs really outdid themselves this time….this one is over the top and riddled with deceptions….oh what a mighty fine TRAP of a web they weaved when they practiced in 2018 to deceive..

    now caught in their own web of deceptions and lies…

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  • @ angela cox September 23, 2021 7:46 AM

    (Quote):
    Your retort should say licensed practionerers in the field of buying and selling medical supplies drugs etc can act as middlemen
    For your information
    Mark Maloney does not have such authority
    Go to the back of the class idiot..(Unquote):
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Excellent retort there Ms Many Ps!
    That should punch should put the blogmaster to bed for a while!

    We are not dealing with an urgent order for prefabricated houses for the poor or the sourcing of an order of imported cement to build brand new Covid- quarantine facilities on the East Coast.

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  • We will solve the problem by electing the DLP next general election.

    #twiddledeetwiddledum

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  • @Miller

    We know you have a hardon once the name Maloney is mentioned.

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  • “Failure to factor race in any conversation is a misguidance. It represents an effort not to recognize lived realities and appease non Black people”

    OK

    blacks are blacks
    browns are browns
    yellows are yellows
    reds are reds
    whites are whites

    people are people
    humans are humans

    Covid don’t give a fuck and doesn’t discriminate by skin colour
    beneath the layer of thin skin we are in were are all the same
    blood bones organs tissues muscles capillaries water air carbon
    and shit

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  • DavidSeptember 23, 2021 8:05 AM

    We will solve the problem by electing the DLP next general election.

    Xxxxxxc
    Thine ignorance has no bounds
    Jesus take the wheel

    #

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  • It’s not that it did not cost us a cent. It’s the scent.

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  • blacks are blacks
    browns are browns
    yellows are yellows
    reds are reds
    whites are whites

    These phrases can be loaded with a subtle nuance and hidden meaning oozing with overt and covert racism in various contexts depending on who is saying it and to who and how

    blacks are blacks
    can mean an inferior human
    bottom class worker
    for exploitation
    low stream student

    where as

    whites are whites
    can mean a superior human
    the boss
    privileged cultured
    teachers pet

    what colour are good vibrations inc

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  • Race debating without baiting

    I believe Africans and Asians have very similar cultures climates lifestyles taste in foods etc

    Bajans have little knowledge and experience of either and follow the Eurocentric lifestyles

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  • @ 555dubstreet

    People frequently use the terms ‘distributor,’ ‘agent,’ ‘partner,’ or ‘rep’ interchangeably. However, you’ll appreciate there’s a difference between a ‘distributor’ and an ‘agent.’

    Whereas a distributor takes ownership of the product, having purchased it from the ‘principal,’ (i.e. manufacturer or supplier) and sells on to their own customers……….

    …………… an agent is simply an intermediary that has continuing authority to negotiate and conclude the sale of goods on behalf of the ‘principal.’

    For Radical Investments Limited (RIL) to become an agent for the vaccines, means the principal would have appointed the company to sell the vaccines on its behalf, in return for commission on sales. In this situation, since legal ownership of the vaccines and contracts with customers remain with the principal and not the agent, the former assumes legal and commercial risks.

    On the other hand, assuming RIL’s sole purpose was to PURCHASE vaccines from the manufacturer and RESELL them to its customers (e.g. the islands mentioned), then the company would be acting as a distributor.
    Legal ownership to the vaccines passes to RIL, which then has contractual relationship with any customers…….. and not the principal.
    If this was indeed the case, then, suggesting the owner of RIL must have experience in the pharmaceutical industry or be a “licensed (medical) practitioner” is irrelevant……… unless there is information that indicates otherwise.

    Since there isn’t any overwhelming amount of information on RIL in the public domain, I find it rather interesting that some people have chosen to assume Maloney ACTED ILLEGALLY and WITHOUT the appropriate LICENSE…… (if that is indeed a requirement), without presenting any credible supporting facts on which they based their assumptions.

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  • In various trades such offshore banking agents are acting in unknown parties interests (with rules of client confidentiality) and principals are acting on their own behalf

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  • “It’s not that it did not cost us a cent. It’s the scent.”

    🤣🤣😂😂

    and the COST is still up in the air..

    this particular cost, the colluding gang will also feel.

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  • Another spin bowler.

    ” Barbadians have no reason to be concerned about how their tax dollars are being used by the Government for purchases or deals brokered for the benefit of the country.”

    Like Acting Prime Minister Santia Bradshaw, Straughn explained that Radical Investments, like many other “good will” private entities

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2021/09/23/nothing-fishy-in-vaccine-deal-says-straughn-urging-no-need-to-worry/

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  • @ David September 23, 2021 8:06 AM

    Don’t you too?

    After all, look how he managed to scam a big able duty-free merc out of the Bajan Treasury!

    That forgone tax money could have gone a long way in paying a reputable local pharmaceutical agent to source vaccines for the Covid pandemic.

    Some of it could even come in handy in the upcoming republic re-branding exercise.

    BTW, don’t you think is high time that your buddy Malmoney show you his Hyatt erection; or at least the ‘concrete’ codpiece in his trousers protecting the monster?

    We are sure that if you were a lady of the BU night, like the Madam angela coxy, you would have by now dismissed the fake impression displayed by the multi-talented hotel magnate.

    Now where has that US$ 175 mill investment ‘radically’ disappeared to?

    Karma is a bitch, isn’t she!

    To fudge the ole Bajan saying that ‘One-smart’ died at ‘Two-smart’ door:

    ‘One-smart Bajan Malmoney died at Two-smart American entertainment door’.

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  • @Miller

    We have to focus on the system issue. We have a flawed governance model. It will not matter which government is elected, the outcome will be the same.

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  • “Business world recognises cash money not racial complexion and a rich businessman stepped up to the plate to do the deed and save the nation who happened to have a different DNA

    His race is a red herring in the matter.”

    Always interesting to see who different bloggers will root for. He may have stepped up with the intention of helping or of making a big buck, or because he was asked to do so. It may have been a honest venture or as some believe an attempt to grab some money and run. I am reluctant to give him a ‘knighthood’ or medal at this time.

    I may be able to buy into your ‘red herring theory’ but why is the same select group of individuals always be at the front of every making money affair.

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  • “Like Acting Prime Minister Santia Bradshaw, Straughn explained that Radical Investments, like many other “good will” private entities”

    is he not one of wiliam’s boys who worked for them prior to pimping a ministerial seat by deceiving Black voters…or is that another boy from the negro yard..,,i know for sure one of them did….think it was Sutherland
    “We have a flawed governance model. It will not matter which government is elected, the outcome will be the same.”

    that’s the problem with the little 11 Plus boys and girls from the negro yard, once elected to parliament through lies and deception they will always see the descendants of the first white prison colony in the Caribbean, other foreign wites and minorites as saviors and their EQUALS….and forever sing their praises although they are all CROOKED AND CRIMINAL…….

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  • “Always interesting to see who different bloggers will root for.”

    I am not rooting for him, I just don’t have the inherent hate for him that is oozing out of other’s pores.

    In the Court petition he is the victim seeking legal remedy who was shortchanged 6 million large

    “I may be able to buy into your ‘red herring theory’ but why is the same select group of individuals always be at the front of every making money affair.”

    there are monied peoples within all races faces and places
    a minority of a minority or a minority of a majority become top 1% or top 0.1%

    some but not all of any race are successful
    and there are many poor of all races

    You would think and hope that people of a different race who have lived their whole life in a certain place would be accepted as one of them one day down the line even if it takes years or decades

    That is also the cry of the black man woman and child living in white man land

    who say racial stereotypes suck big and want equality one day if not today

    Carrying on with ignorance if your little heart desires like a burning fire down the wire with shrinkage in the linkage

    Racism will never be defeated by tolerating others who are different but by appreciating them

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  • @Theogazerts,

    there is a reason why some BU bloggers do not ” root for ” Maloney.

    Do some research and see what MIA and the BLP members and supporters said about Maloney before the 2018 elections.

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  • “As a result, the Government earlier this year agreed to purchase vaccines on the open market at around $48 per dose to supplement the shortfall.”
    If this price is for the vaccines from Radical…
    Two points.
    (1)Let us assume that is US $24.00. Depending on the source, it could be a very good or very bad deal.
    https://www.visualcapitalist.com/covid-19-vaccine-cost-eu-versus-us/

    (2) The cost for 300,00 at that price is Us $7.2 M. We have seen that St Lucia paid US$2.5 for 200,000. That means roughly $10M for 400,000 vaccines. This is consistent with the 2.5M for 100K vaccines.

    (3) The money paid so was probably just a down payment and part of the commission.

    (4)Suspect this was for the AstraZeneca vaccine; therefore the price of $48.00 BDS per vaccine is astrozenical (astronomical) even when you allow for a generous markup.

    And the want to knight the guy.

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  • Major correction:
    (2) The cost for 300,00 at that price is Us $7.2 M. We have seen that St Lucia paid US$2.5 for **100,000.

    That means roughly $10M for 400,000 vaccines. This is consistent with St. Lucia paying 2.5M for 100K vaccines.
    ———-xxx—–

    Total cost for 1M vaccine could be in the neighborhood of US $24M.
    Not a bad payday if your total outlay for the vaccines is in the neighborhood of US $8-10M.

    I say knight the man.

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  • @ Theo
    You should know that at the end of the day, depending on the political flag they are waving, Maloney would become or made out to be a victim.
    You would recall how they pissed all over Donville . I did not hear about balance and waiting to find out more than what they had read in the papers. That too was dependent on the political flag they were waving. Suddenly we have all of this “ balance” and waiting on facts.
    This is about a careless, non-transparent act of governance. What more facts do they want ?
    This is about stealth and and a big up behind the scenes deal that went wrong.
    This is about a Minister of Health distancing himself from negotiations made on behalf of his ministry .
    If Mark Maloney was considered a black businessman, the tone of these will be completely different.
    What is it so hard to admit that a party that promised transparency and proper governance seems out of touch with what it promised.
    After all the DLP promised the same thing and did not deliver. And the party was cussed everyday on BU for lacking transparency re Cahill. and other issues.
    Mottley , , Depeiza , Atherley and Stuart are cut from the same cloth.
    Proper and transparent governance has not been the forte of the Duopoly.
    It’s really time to stop the buffoonery on both sides. Pot calling kettle black getting old now. That’s why when I read the prolong and useless sniping and back and forth all I can do is laugh.
    There is no balanced argument coming from either camp.
    However the scent is the same.

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  • “United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres reprimanded world leaders on Tuesday for the inequitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, describing it as an “obscenity” and giving the globe an “F in Ethics”.

    this is a major part of the problem, but there is absolutely NO REASON not to network with REPUTABLE distributors and or subsidaires/representatives of vaccine manufacturers even if ya have to go on a waiting list…at least you know there is going to be delivery, it will be a wait anyway because future US donations are not due to come again until January….they may get lucky and get an AstraZeneca shipment before if they source the product through REPUTABLE DISTRIBUTORS correctly ….sans maloney/minority scams…

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  • “Not a bad payday if your total outlay for the vaccines is in the neighborhood of US $8-10M.”
    ..
    US paid approx $7 dollars a dose….but they bought approx more than 500 million doses.

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  • “Total cost for 1M vaccine could be in the neighborhood of US $24M.

    That means roughly $10M for 400,000 vaccines. This is consistent with St. Lucia paying 2.5M for 100K vaccines.”

    so you see the conundrum…note that Barbados, St. Lucia and Bahamas populations combined is roughly 700,000….so 400,000 doses = approx $10 million……but the 1 million doses they anticipated @ 10 million the cost appears to be well above that…try more than DOUBLE.. and consistent with what the last company said the total cost would be @$23 million US..

    i think that’s when everything went real sour…could it be the pretend minority millionares who feed off the treasury and pension fund just did not have all the money…..and Ma cannot play fast and as loose with IMF, CDB and IDB money LOANED in the people’s name anymore…..maybe a few millions here and there….but….

    it will all come out in the Southern Florida Court wash…

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  • These descriptive words of govt leadership enters my mind in regards to this scam
    Lack of Transparency
    Lack of Accountability
    Corruption and illegal practices and behaviors
    What Mottley ought to do instead of placing blame on social media
    Place blame on herself for breaking the Trust which was given to her when elected
    Time and time again she has been caught Red handed
    Luckily her misdeeds were done in Barbados and not in international jurisdiction if not she might be looking at jail time

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  • I am amused.
    No animosity against Good Vibrations, who may also be ‘out of pocket’?
    It would appear, that apart from conflicting statements on knowledge of events, by saying “show us the product, and we will buy it” the GoB acted in the taxpayers best interest.
    Chastenet in St.Lucia, facing an election, showed less prudence and parted with funds. Possibly he knew he was losing and hoped vaccines may boost his re-election chances?
    Bahamas?
    All this palaver about experience, legal status etc is hot air. Get the product and we will buy 100,000 units.
    Possibly the GoB said this to other entities too. It seems they understood the only way to acquire the vaccines was if another government sold them into the private-for profit market. (Sadly this does happen)
    If Min Bostic had said “Yes. I was aware of entities trying to obtain vaccines for Barbados, but our terms were show us the product and then we’ll pay you”, this matter is dead, beyond MM2 seeking damages against GV in a US Court. The St.Lucian taxpayer may not agree, but that is for their government to decide. Bahamas?

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  • Theo…now they have the opportunity to purchase Astrazeneca vaccines the RIGHT WAY…through a reputable and ESTABLISHED pharmaceutical procurer and distributor….

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  • Poor beleaguered Maloney dat smart Trini assisted by some Americans fleeced him down to his skivvies but never fear, don’t cry for him he has the ear and protection of any Party – BLP/DLP which forms the Government of Barbados.

    Whatever the US Courts decide Maloney will recoup his losses in some new deal with the powers that be, this is just a slight detour on the road to more riches.

    BTW The Deputy PM said Barbados didn’t advance any funds for this deal, which begs the question it must have been more than worthwhile for Maloney to advance his own funds( don’t know if he did) if he stood to recoup a megaton of cash from the Barbados Gov’t as a facilitator.

    Life is too sweet

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  • It’s no secret, there is a decades old modus…not even a trend, too embedded….to purchase medical products and equipment, look for the cheapest suppliers to get it at one low price and then PAD the invoices and hit up the treasury for TENS OF MILLIONS….ALL OF THEM DO IT…the entire DBLP and think it;s cute…

    not a fella can say am lying, look at the state of QEH and it tells the WHOLE STORY..

    personally, if i believe minority thieves are involved in vaccine procurement…and not reputable pharmacuetical companies……would make it my business to travel to another country to get jabbed first…

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  • “Total cost for 1M vaccine could be in the neighborhood of US $24M”.

    the crook got crookd…lol

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  • “and Maloney are said to be business associates in the claim.

    It is also stated in the claim that Radical had been authorized by the Barbados Government’s Ministry of Health and Wellness to procure vaccines on its behalf. The purchase price for the undelivered vaccines was to be US$10.2 million.”

    au contraire…these 2 the trini female and maloney filed the claim together…been seeing where they are business associates…

    apparently the claim did NOT SAY that the 1 million doses cost a helluva lot more than 10 million US…

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  • Ryan Straughan says
    ” there is nothing about the deal ” Good heavens what his he smoking
    Another talking head with a script handed to him to.protect this govt failures

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  • @wura 11:09
    I now see $23M in a document. The profit is huge.

    There is a 110 page document in circulation which details the matter. Perhaps the blogmater can share.

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  • The profit may have been commensurate with the risk. If the GoB after a period of time makes him whole, then there truly was no risk for him… and this turns out to be just a money grab.

    — Here endeth my contribution —

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  • Theo…thanks for helping work the math.

    they are all mathematically constrained…so those little details would escape the big crooks….lol

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  • Agree Sargeant, the more important point in this matter.

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  • I see somebody finally considered why the man would have used his own money.

    This is the problem with some of you. You scratch off like some minibus men and drive just as dangerously without due care and attention.

    If Maloney had managed to secure those vaccines in good time he could have charged Barbados an arm and a leg for them.

    Or he could have transformed his image from villain to hero and delayed his reward. (nuff government contracts and a silenced citizenry)

    Don’t know which he would choose.🙄

    Unfortunately for him, as I listened to the comprehensive report that PLT posted I concluded that he has rebranded as a joker.

    And our government did not fare much better.

    Good thing the scammers did not deliver or we might have been injecting placebos.

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  • @Sarge
    I think it is fair to assume MM2, and partners if any, planned to make a healthy return.
    Yet in respect of future deals, is MM2 now tarnished goods? Is he a liability to play ball with, or does he still offer “more” than his competition?
    Since he has acted as a ‘front’ for a few over time, maybe the time has come for him to find his own ‘front’… 😆 😂

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  • maloney has always been a front for using other people’s money to commit mischief against the Black population….since he was recruited by those too treasury and NIS sucking swines who believe Black people owe them something…..and act like the Black population is BEHOLDEN to a bunch of minority THIEVES who live off African people….

    the only people beholden to them are the sellout CRABS in the parliament…

    goodwill is where clothes are dropped off for the needy, so they can take their goodwill and shove it up their thieving asses…

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  • “Barbados developer and the principal behind that country’s US$175 million revamped Hyatt Ziva Barbados Resort and The Village at Coverly Housing Project, Mark Maloney has expressed interest in housing investments in Guyana and last week met with President Irfaan Ali to discuss possible projects, sources say.”

    I can’t think of a better alignment, it should end very well..

    ..the Africans in Guyana are opening their eyes rapidly, so this should not concern them..

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  • Mark was the mark in a bait and switch fraud where people of Barbados needed medicines but were deemed too small to matter. The people of Barbados seem to lack mental clarity in their peer review of events and favour the scammers side.

    https://barbados.loopnews.com/content/barbados-vaccine-efforts-thwarted-court-case

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  • @ Northern, this matter is not dead. There is still no information about the Bahamas and more importantly, we do not know who the other principals are for Radical. Chastenet may not have said all that he knows. I have therefore not reached the conclusion that this matter is not over yet.

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  • ” I have therefore not reached the conclusion that this matter is over yet.”

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  • @Heather
    I apologize if I said or suggested the matter was “over”.
    MM2 still has a lawsuit involving several, according to VIC Bahamas claim no knowledge, whether Chastenet knows or will admit to more, my only interest is that unlike Clearwater Bay which cost taxpayers $124M, and the home grown financing debacle, the direct financial costs (not personal nor political) to Barbadians appears minimal.

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  • @NO

    As stated above the perennial lack of accountability linked to a not fit for purpose governance model is the concern .

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  • Mia makes a public announcement. She is happy with her numerous advisors as her cabinet of thirty (many hands makes light work) was deemed by her not to have sufficient skills and experience!

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2021/09/23/advisors-key-to-economic-recovery-says-pm/

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  • DonnaSeptember 23, 2021 1:06 PM

    If Maloney had managed to secure those vaccines in good time he could have charged Barbados an arm and a leg for them.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    The manufacturers deliver to a Government, not a private entity!!

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  • @Northern, the reputational damage here is far greater here. Barbadians will have more reasons not to trust the government. The health of the nation was placed at risk for monetary gain. The clearwater scam did not impact on everyone but this does. The government has been named in a lawsuit relating to an illegal activity. The financial rules and due diligence were not used. So much for saying that tax payers money was not used…when I see the proof, I will believe it, not before. This friends and family thing has to stop and awarding contracts to campaign financers and elevating one man over the entire country. It is as though we are moving to a monarchy not a republic. I would prefer Lizzie any day, she lives far away and does not meddle in the internal affairs of Barbados. We need a good storm to wash away this mess! One thing for sure, the country cannot go on like this, by how many points will it sink on the Corruption Index?
    The court case may be an even bigger revelation. I heard that there is supposed to be some news coming out of St. Lucia tonight.

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  • “South Sudan’s political elite plundering public coffers, says UN
    The UN’s Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan says $73m have been diverted since 2018, with almost $39m stolen over a period of less than two months.”

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/9/23/south-sudans-political-elite-plundering-public-coffers-un

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  • Lock up them two rotten apples Maloney and Mia
    The disgrace they have brought to this country cannot be corrected by word of mouth thrown to the people via press conferences
    The way forward is to lock them up and keep Mia far away from the political landscape of this 166 sq miles
    Shameful and disgusting and she calls herself a leader

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  • DLP press conference on the vaccine scam

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  • What is funny about this is that the element from the underground economy dressed in a cloak of respectability that was bestowed by the government is taking another illegal entity to court!

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  • dlp press conference on the vaccine scam

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  • Facilitator fees. They would not have wanted to burn bridges they may have needed again.

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  • Depezia just laid out a map showing how govt leap over good governance and jump straight into the arms of scam artist
    The weave of lies gets tighter around Mia neck
    She should be locked up

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  • If the DLP did not lock up Maloney for The Grotto project or Dennis Lowe for Cahill …

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  • …Breaking News in Barbados…

    Bajan Lynch Mob are on a rampage
    Mass Hysteria has broken out
    Brains have stopped working

    SNAFU

    Situation
    Normal
    All
    Fucked
    Up

    It’s Pure Comedy Gold

    …Stay Tuned…
    …More News at 11…

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  • DavidSeptember 23, 2021 4:41 PM

    If the DLP did not lock up Maloney for The Grotto project or Dennis Lowe for Cahill
    Xxxxxxxx
    Now answer this for 1000 vials of the scam vaccine
    Why hasn’t the Attorney General said nothing about this scandal
    I

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  • It is quite possible that the scam has already been completed.

    There is $4 – 6M US parked somewhere.

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  • Some comedian stated that Ms Mottley may be a one term government becauser Chastenet and the other guy in the Bahamas lost.Compared to those two Ms Mottley is head and shoulders above them as a politician.You do not win elections by default in Barbados.Therefore who will replace Ms Mottley and the BLP? The in my view clueless nightwatchman Ms Depeiza and the dems who are known to run down the economy whenever they are elected eg Mr Sandiford as he was then or Mr Thompson and Mr Stuart all of whom were disasters in my view.Maybe we should go for Rev Atherley who came in under the bees and suddenly decided to form a party.Are they even running in 2023?Do not make laugh or as Bush Tea used to say oh ma shirt!As far as this issue is concern i await Ms Mottley,s say on this as Ms Bradshaw nice lady as she is ain, t no Ms Mottley by a long shot.I gone.

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  • @John A September 22, 2021 10:54 PM “I wonder how many more people these Miami scammers hit? This remind me of Clico, in that if it sound too good to be true then it usually is. Vaccines scarce like gold dust even governments begging for some direct from Astra and can’t get, then low and behold an Entertainment company in Florida just so offered to get vaccines for you no problem and that ain’t send up no red flags?”

    May I add “an a Trini umman”

    Most SENSIBLE comment on this thread.

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  • A video has been circulating all afternoon with Mia as opposition leader outlining in a blow by blow when she was thirsty to crawl into the parliament…how many millions maloney scammed and absconded with from the TREASURY with the help of DLP…24 million here, 28 million there, Grotto was mentioned, this one and that one….pretty much HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS….STOLEN…….Bushy Park land stolen from the rightful owners and given to him, oh she was so PRETEND… incensed and waving her arms and fingers everywhere….FRAUD….that is what everyone is watching…

    how low a sellout negro would go to deceive Black people to become elected to hobnob with and enable THIEVES;..

    i have seen the video before so AM SURE IT’S IN BUs archives…

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  • Bajan Wisdom (or Wiz Dumb)
    On the basis that everything is a scam
    we believe that there were multiple scams
    but we don’t what they are just yet
    and are still trying to figure it all out

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  • @Heather
    I am unfazed….I haven’t trusted the administrations of either party for years. You are free to put your cost on ‘reputational damage’. To me there is very little reputation to damage. Pride maybe, not reputation.
    Care to explain what financial rules and due diligence were employed for CBL? Not ONE RH report in 10 years!!! You may conclude $124M doesn’t affect everybody, I cannot agree. It is A LOT of money.
    What health of the nation? Are you imagining how many vaccines $124M could have bought? 😆
    And if you think the vaccine manufacturers didn’t play games with their pricing, think again. Not one of them is a charity.
    I agree Barbados has to up its public accountability.

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  • The Americans have a saying “follow the money” and while I agree with that; it has been my observation that it is also prudent to “follow the sex”

    In this world, sex, that is the procreative desire, the our desire to leave a bit of us behind, that is our desire to be immortal, to live forever, is without a doubt the STRONGEST motivating factor in human behaviour.

    Human beings like sex significantly more than they like money or status or power, because sex through our children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren permits us/our DNA to live forever. And immortality is more valuable than status or money or power is it not?

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  • @Artax
    A comedian

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  • @WURA-War-on-U September 23, 2021 4:37 AM “am sure Cuddear is still selling bridges out of Brookkyn.”

    I am indeed. I have one bridge left. The price is USD$24 million…please act fast because there are a lot of people anxious to buy as this is the last one left.

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  • Ciddear …ya can some tips from these rancid scam artists…lol

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  • Astra Zeneca Customer service: +1 800-236-9933

    A 1 second search produced this result. I have a sibling who worked for more than 40 years for the HHS living less than 100 miles from the company’s headquarters. I am sure that tens of thousands of Bajans many of whom worked for 30 and 40 years in health care live within the same 100 miles of the company. London where our High Commissioner resides is just 60 miles away. And NOBODY thought make a phone call to the company’s customer service line or to ask any of the tens of thousands of Bajan health professionals who reside in the area to have some questions asked by people on the ground?

    If nobody contacted the company it leaves me to wonder if perhaps those involved did not want to know.

    My dearly beloved departed mother, who didn’t go too far in school, being only a good 7th standard girl would have told me “pick up the phone and ask a question. Nobody can bite off your head because you asked a question.”

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  • So when i come out talking, stay in yall lanes, because i don’t have that bullshit short memory syndrome that so many of you suffer with and are crippled and handicapped by ..to the point of danger to yaselves and ya families..

    this greedy piece of shit maloney makes sure he MARGINALIZES Black people until they can’t even make money to feed themselves daily and as Mia said he should be IN PRISON…but she is not the one to put him there while enabling the THIEF…

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  • MIA BALONEY CAN’T BE TRUSTED.

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  • I am confused. Last recently Grenville was talking about radicals. Can somebody tell me if these are the radicals he was referring to?

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  • Cuddear…they did not want to know anything about Astrazenecz customer servicee or subsidiaries….not .while in the grip of the latest maloney scam to pad invoices and rip off the treasury they would all have shared…like they accused Lashley, once maloney’s best buddy when minister at NHC…,that lowlife didnt even put a coat of paint on the pealing building, left it as an eyesore….too busy helping a tief with scamming hundreds of millions from the Black population.

    They ALL GOT A LOT TO PAY FOR…and will.

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