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

  • The PM said that Verla Depezia was throwing “mud “:as the answer given to Verla questions about the scam
    The nerve of this PM is dumbfounding
    Instead of addressing the questions put forward in a decent format by having an address to the nation specifically dealing with the scam
    The PM launches an outright attack on Verla
    This country is where we are because of the quality of a leader who believes that she has a god given right of being a PM which transcends a right to do as she pleases and is not answerable to no one
    Her PR conferences only resides things COVID where she is comfortable given orders
    Now having to deal with this issue would give the nation complete exposure of the kind of character Motley truly is

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  • The only redherring is this dirty thing that KEEPS GROWING…..and there is an attempt to cover up…

    ya have a PM who not only HAS access to AstraZeneca as a government elected by the people, to acquire 1 million doses of vaccines @ $US3 PER DOSE..why did the three governments NOT combine their resourses sans fake radical and DO JUST THAT….are they all are still WAITING…so a waiting list would have been the better, intelligent and LEGAL COURSE…

    ….AND had already engaged others who according to them successfully PROCURED Covax vaccines, which we are aware that there was a shipment on the island as a first..

    BUT… no…we are hearing fake Radical maloney saying he was AUTHORIZED by the Barbados government as THEIR agent to procure 1 million doses of vaccine valued at a whopping 23 million dollars @ US$ 48 PER DOSE…from at least 6 or 7 SKETCHY companies for a measly US12 million dollars…that is definitely a wannabe white market operation…and their own ARROGANCE CAUGHT THEM…..and they CANNOT make it make sense…

    no amount of dancing around, sidestepping, shifting blame or deflecting can remove that reality…..it’s HERE TO STAY..

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  • “In capitalism a disaster never goes to waste”

    particularly when there is immense suffering, misery and DEATH…they have no shame….or fear of being struck down until all their bloodlines disappear..

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  • Definitely not a good response from Ms. Mottley. Politicians must accept that they have EARNED our distrust and not blame us for it.

    I care not what she says about Verla. She is one of them not one of us.

    However, her concern should not have been what Verla and her few yardfowls have been saying. Her concern should have been for the rest of us, especially those who switched their votes from D to B, hoping against all hope that the serious mess we were in would induce a Damascus event.

    So…instead of coming out swinging, she should have turned the other cheek and with humility, explained her thinking in consorting with a man she made a big campaign issue just a few short years ago.

    The bombast isn’t working for Bajans anymore.

    She is not reading the room.

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  • Those who have done wrong are usually required to acknowledge, apologise and do penance before they can expect to regain trust.

    Ms. Mottley is mistaking the thirty:love defeat as a love for her and the BLP. It was actually a rejection of the DLP.

    Therein lies her problem.

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  • Donna peabrain you do not win sny election 30 to 0 simply on rejection of the other party.That is total rubbish.The electorate would have to buy into whst you are offering.As abject as ex PM and the dems were there was popular suppor5 by bajans in general for Ms Mottley and the Bees maybe not a dem like you but speak for yourself and not others.Ms Mottley has spoken of the politicising of this issue by Ms Depeiza , Rev Atherley and the noisemakers on here as she has a right to do.Furthermore she dtsted a full accounting will be done in parliament come tuesday.What the hell more you and the noisemakers want.As they would say NEXT.

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  • @ angela cox September 26, 2021 5:12 AM

    We were of the view that you were quite au fait with the real political character of MAM.

    We can well recall, in true “Artax” style, how much you were against OSA in favour of MAM as the leader of the Opposition leading up to the 2013 general elections.

    Aren’t you the very same alternating blue and yellow weathercock called “ac” who used to post video clips on BU in which OSA ‘exposed’ the true nature of MAM as a despot?

    Do you remember the ‘witch all dressed in white’ now naked in all her red glory?

    Why then are you shocked at the recent turn of events involving the other MAM?

    When it comes to the BDLP game of duopoly the man called MAM No.2 represents both six and half-dozen on the board of kickbacks and corruption.

    What you and Verla, along with the mock man calling himself the ‘LoO’, should be demanding is the resignation of the MoH.

    How could such a far-reaching decision be made regarding the acquisition of vaccines to fight a pandemic without his express knowledge or involvement?

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  • So if fake Radical maloney had acquired these 1 million doses of vaccines @US$48 per dose paying less than half of the white market value of $23 MILLION…according to Mia..it was maloney’s money……exactly HOW MUCH would the TREASURY HAVE paid maloney for the AstraZeneca…..for the whole gang to make a PROFIT…off the 12 million US dollars spent…Mia said she would have BOUGHT THEM had the scam been successful….

    keep telling yall that we are much more intelligent than those we elect…do not let them make fools of you as they have for half CENTURY…..Caribbean treasuries would have taken a DIRECT HIT from this scam to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars…and taxpayers would never have known the difference, it’s the population would FEEL the resultant….DESTITUTION and pauperization…which the wicked governments would blame on the people while KEEPING THEM TRAPPED IN DEPENDENCY SLAVERY TOURISM….low wages and GENERATIONAL POVERTY 2.0

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  • they got a lot of overnight millionaires walking around in Florida and other states today because of that hoax purchasing of AstraZeneca for PROFIT…….🤣🤣🤣🤣

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  • Pacha and Theo…am sure yall saw the pillaging that would have come about on REPEAT until the pandemic ended……with Radical as the golden boy of vaccine procurement and seen as a hero worth promoting to the next level because everyone would be overnight millionaires and smiling ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK…….instead he got dragged to the level from where he started and helped put eyes on Caribbean governments as facilitators of these elaborate scams…

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  • The Miller

    Yes. You are wholly correct.
    If the MoH did not know about this substantial deal he should resign. This is negligence at least.
    If he did know but lied to the public he should be fired immediately.
    What is more concerning is that the impression has been given that Mottley herself seems to have usurped the authority of the Minister and was directly in charge. This is our best reading of these circumstances.
    If we’re right then these series of events are vastly more portentous. For then the entire regime should lie in the balance if Westminster claims still have meanings.

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  • Fleabrain Lorenzo,

    The electorate of Barbados is, as a general rule, split relatively evenly between B and D.

    Elections are usually won, not off yardfowls and loyalists but off those who are willing to swing.

    The DLP won two terms with two different leaders. They won even under Stuart, who was never anybody’s favourite.

    Clico did not derail the DLP. It took Four Seasons, Cahill, million dollar legal fees at the BWA, near million dollar legal fees at the Caves, 5 million dollars on a dead mother’s bank account, a suitcase of money at the airport, Transtech vehicles being driven by government ministers, UWI tuition fees, NSRL, 17.5% vat, public sector wages freeze, public sector retrenchment, Mark Maloney at the Grotto, Mark Maloney at Coverley, Mark Maloney like Poonka, all over de place, no water, no garbage collection, no buses and arrogant indifference from Stuart.

    And the callous comment that the Speaker of the House should, not repay a wheelchair bound old man his money but should seek legal advice!

    Barbados never had it so bad!

    And you believe that the people of St. Lucy, St John and St. Philip North suddenly fell in love with Mia Mottley????

    I didn’t.

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  • “These days are funny nights”

    Here we are talking about a corporate elites owned artificial personality called “radical”.

    In a group of countries where even the poorest of the poor have long eschewed real radicals, the few we’ve laid claim to.

    A country, Barbados, which passed a Public Order Act to criminalize anybody deemed radical. Some still amongst us.

    Within a region where successive elected dictatorships know best how to empower minority groupings and White elites.

    But the ethos of a radical tradition long submerged could be now given the personality of a Santa Claus.

    Not even Orwell saw this one.

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  • oh we are going to SHOW these negro TRAITORS and their fraud boy maloney the TRUE DEFINITION OF RADICALISM…this is their Waterloo.

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  • @ Pacha, This scam was at the Prime Ministerial level. The Minister of Health of St Lucia had no knowledge of it either. The Minister of Health of Barbados should resign.

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  • Waru
    There are people still alive who would have Special Branch officers stationed outside their door, 24/7.

    Would haul them in for interrogations because they’ll go to Cuba, some Afrikan countries, espoused Marxist economic views. Etc.

    These were deemed radicals and could not even hold any kind of job far less construct an artifical personality called “radical” and get a government contract.

    Wow!

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  • Mottley also attempted to square discrepancies between Government’s stated position that they knew of the deal between Radical Investment and the Florida-registered Good Vibrations Entertainment, while Minister of Health and Wellness, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, is reported as stating that he did not know of the company. In a lawsuit filed in Florida against Good Vibrations Entertainment LLC along with six other defendants, it was stated that Radical Investment Ltd had been authorised by the “Barbadian Government’s Ministry of Health and Wellness to procure vaccines on its behalf.” The purchase price for the vaccines was to be US$10.2 million.

    Source: Nation

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  • “There are people still alive who would have Special Branch officers stationed outside their door, 24/7”

    always heard about the way Barrow wielded the anti-Black Public Order Act against any Pan Africanist or Pro-Black African groups who were enlightening the population, stationing Special Branch at their residences or offices 24/7 and punishing those who resisted…all to maintain the dirty racist status quo of apartheid, disenfranchisement and oppression to ensure the empowerment, enrichment and comfort of a consortium of thieves and racists making sure of the disempowerment, pauperization and discomfort of and at the Black African’s population expense…which is still ongoing half century later, with these new age rats and crabs still embedded in the modern day haunted house of a parliament but now weaponizing the likes of scam king maloney to continue these Anti-Black African crimes generationally…but weapons CAN BE DESTROYED….

    it’s more difficult for them to use police and spies so they have upped the anti…but so can we….and made the BIG MISTAKE of casting their corrupt criminal eyes at OUR CONTINENT…and don’t know that is WHERE ALL OUR POWERS LIE..

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  • Donna pea brain you stated thst tje 30 to 0 WAS A REJECTION OF THE DLP .Then you stated not for the love of Ms Mottley.I pointed out to you that the rejection of the dems were by dems like yourself .The election of Ms Mottley and the BLP also had to do with their policies and you cannot refute this.All you have stated during the dems rule is quite true and nobpdy can do worse biut there was and still is majority support cor tbis government since bajan memories of the last set of dems ain, t short.Therefore i told you to speak for yourself and maybe your son.What Ms Mottley said about Ms Depeiza and Fev Atherley playing playing politics with this matter is quite true in my view.Like she stated hope it does not come back to bite them . I gone.

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  • Heather
    Yes. During this pandemic all we saw was Mottley, all over this.

    We have the Barbados MoH saying he had no knowledge. The former PM of Saint Lucia’s admission. And if their former MoH too had no knowledge it must mean that Maloney had or have both the former PM of St. Lucia and the present PM of Barbados, as we say in soccer, in his pocket.

    Given all these circumstances it is not unreasonable to conclude, as a political judgement, that this scam was run out of the PM’s office. Therefore she too must resign and call an election.

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  • You always making these calls that are unrealistic with our prevailing culture . The same culture we are struggling to disrupt.

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  • David
    Agree. We agree that you pretend to be a Westminster style democracy but are in reality an elected dictatorship. We are unreasonable.

    You pretend to exact accountability but prefer to rest on the mouthings of elected officials rather than follow unreasonably higher standards of behaviours as followed in Westminster.

    At the end of the day you will again be the position ante. A position you’ve been in at every election in the last 15 years. Hoping that a change of government will deliver something else. Unfortunately that something else keeps getting worse and worse. Yes we are rassoul unreasonable given your fastidious acceptance of the political merry-go-round.

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  • @David
    Surely the PS in the MoH knows who gave her the information and directed her to pen what she did?
    The Kamante Millar in this situation?
    Is giving the civil service a pass part of our culture?
    If one desires change, it cannot occur if nothing else changes?

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  • See the problem for them is…our more recent 3 generations of forebears did not know what to do with or about these minority criminals and their parliament nigas BUT WE DO…

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  • @Pacha

    Simply pointing out a reality.

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  • Wasn’t the Board of CBL stacked with the most senior of the public service?
    Do they have no responsibility to the taxpayers beyond doing what the elected direct them to do?
    Sometimes you have to shine a light on those who might fold. It isn’t going to be the pols.

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  • @NO

    What the PM has admitted confirmed what some of us know regarding the power of the PM in our parody of a Westminster system. There is an inevitability to outcomes.

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  • @NO

    They have no backbone to protect the independence of the public service because the long arm of the political directorate can reach them.

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  • David
    What is real and what is not.

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  • Pacha…they will not call an election…they will be FORCED to pack all their georgie bundles and leave, they want to make it a spectacle as is their want…happened in 2018…after 10 years of pure corruption with the same scam king maloney and all the other parasites in the fraudulent social partnership..

    it has been acknowledged that this particular scam is government directed…can’t back out of it now, they were the facilitators…from the beginning..we don’t need a Judge in Florida to show us this…and no amount of local legal grandstanding will change that…populations particularly in Barbados and especially across the Caribbean have been complaining for years about the corrupt RUN ON THE TREASURIES that pauperize population…and push back progress by decades.

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  • @Pacha

    Answer this question honestly- would a call for Mottley to resign over this matter be entertained by the majority of Barbadians?

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  • @ David

    While technically we are supposed to function under the Westminister system what we really have here now is 30 to 0 dictatorship with no real opposition. I think we all need to wake up and realise that. We are no longer part of a process, but now told the process as was the case with the Republic approach. In other words ” we doing this so wunna hush.”

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  • @John A

    The last administration had a slim majority and did not enjoy the level of political capital of the current government – did it make a difference?

    No!

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  • David
    There are few ways to test such. One being an election.

    But this question is not the issue. The issue is that it is you who pretend Westminster governance but are prepared to follow none of its principles.

    Let us put it this way for you to better understand. If your jesus christ was PM and he led or was involved in this scandal he should be made to resign and call an election because the principles of governance are more important than any rasssoul body.

    Mia Amor Mottley has changed a manifesto by stealth, has backed away from your misguidance of integrity legislation as we warned you she would, has broken her referendum solemn promises and now is at the centre of an international scandal.

    You should tell us. Could she too kill somebody in Broad Street and not lose a vote? This is a more pertinent question. What more political crimes does she have to commit to lose your deep affection?

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  • @Pacha

    What Westminster system what!

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  • David

    Is yours a disavowal of the much bragged about Westminster styled system ahead of republicanism?

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  • The people understand very well what they did and want them ALL GONE FROM BLACK LIVES. They know their lives at risk thanks to sellouts and the corrupt. Mia will not get away with this one.

    “He paid $10m to scammers for vaccines that he subsequently marked up at three times market value.
    The next step was to make his sale to the Barbados Government. He was not donating them.
    Then pocket his profits and probably share with whoever.
    The documents show all of his actions were condoned by the Barbados Government from Permanent Secretary to Prime Minister. All of them know the right and correct way to buy drugs for Barbados people.
    He got robbed and that’s how Bajans found out.
    The spin by the BLP is that everybody is innocent and he is a good guy doing us a favour.
    If I did not have my vaccine already I would not want it now.
    This Mia Mottley Government cannot be trusted. Tell you one thing. Does another. The cement man may have ended up importing salt water in the little bottles.
    Fed up with them periodtttt!”

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  • Lorenzo

    Ms Mottley has spoken of the politicising of this issue by Ms Depeiza , Rev Atherley and the noisemakers on here as she has a right to do.Furthermore she dtsted (stated) a full accounting will be done in parliament come tuesday.What the hell more you and the noisemakers want.As they would say NEXT.

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    Lorenzo did u not hear Mottley launching a full body attack on Verla
    How can Mottley dare open mouth to talk about politicizing any thing
    Has she forgotten the South West Sewage problem and what about Cahill and Clico and the water problem that plagued drought stricken areas
    Also the downgrades
    Now tell me that I am wrong by saying Mottley had no say in the invoking politics into those burning issues
    Now Mottley comes out slinging political words like mud at the opposition and then talks about politicizing the issue
    Well u tell Mottley that the people does not like Barbados name drag in the mud associated to scam artist crooks and scalliwags
    If Mottley wants to talk about mud first tell the people how she is going to clean up the mud that is now plastered Barbados name on the front pages of news papers
    Also be transparent in telling where and who she bought the mop for the clean up when speaking in Parliament
    Xxxxxxxxcxx
    I hope some one would launched a signature campagain calling for a no confidence vote against Mottley and hand the signed results to the opposition in effort to motivate him into doing something of worth to preserve Barbados democratic process and it’s integrity

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  • @Pacha

    All of us are working through a process.

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  • I’m not sure where this mythical Westminster system is to be found and suspect it is a romantic notion from fairy tale yore handed down via wisdom of elders. But, AstraZeneca is a UK product and Barbados should have used it’s links with GB via embassies, PMs, Manufacturers etc in it’s efforts to secure 4-500,000 doses for it’s needs. It would have made more sense to procure American vaccines like Pfizer from USA.

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  • This message fell off the back of a truck

    Answers please

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    To our prison minister Mia Mottley: please confirm or deny that you traveled on Mark Maloney’s private Jet, to the UN meeting where you delivered an excellent speech at the United Nations general assembly?
    To: embattled minister of health and wellness Jeffery Bostic confirm or deny that as stated by you in a recent interview by Barbadostoday online newspaper that you denied any knowledge of Maloney covid-19 “vaccinate” purchase on the behalf of the government of Barbados?
    To the ubiquitous Mark Maloney, were the documents to transfer US$10.5 million through the Central Bank of Barbados above board.
    I’m a supporter of the BLP, but have my conscience to live with. We need answers before we move forward to Republic status. This is above partisan politics, it’s about integrity and honesty.

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  • “Now Mottley comes out slinging political words like mud at the opposition and then talks about politicizing the issue.”

    “……….. slinging political words like mud at the OPPOSITION?”

    What “OPPOSITION” are you referring to?

    As far as I’m aware, Atherley is the Opposition Leader and the PdP the official Opposition poitical party.

    The DLP is just another political party similar to Solutions Barbados and UPP.

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  • What is not escaping people are the RISKS associated with the Mia Maloney scam to source from people who could easily have filled those bottles with POISON and wipe out a large presentage of those who showed up for innoculation….she is showing that even if the thought entered her mind, which i doubt, too damn greedy, that it was not a concern…how the hell would any of them know what that clown maloney was buying…….but anything to promote these criminals ahead of the people who elected her….this is her swan song..

    Pacha…it’s a stretch to get people to realize that the system to which they have become way too accustomed has ALREADY BEEN REPLACED and they do not even know…..i can’t expend energy on such any more…so they better get on their A game…as i said, the most that can be done is a disseminatoin of information so they can EDUCATE THEMSELVES GOING FORWARD…if they want, it’s a personal choice or stay stuck deep within a dead system that no longer exists…their choice..

    they can’t say they dont know since Mia was running around like she was on fire begging Pope White Dress and whoever would listen to her bullshit babble, for a new world order.

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  • The nonsense some of you post by yanking comments from the nether regions is beyond the pale.

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  • Well we know that ya can’t just transfer 10.5 million dollars US through any central bank just so…..so we wait for something else to “fall of the truck” as confirmation….these days ya can’t even get over $1,000 out without grief..

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  • MillerSeptember 26, 2021 7:51 AM

    @ angela cox September 26, 2021 5:12 AM

    We were of the view that you were quite au fait with the real political character of MAM.

    We can well recall, in true “Artax” style, how much you were against OSA in favour of MAM as the leader of the Opposition leading up to the 2013 general elections.
    Xccxxx
    U know all have memories which can be used to fit their purpose
    Time and change goes hand in hand
    Xxx
    My memory purpose me to ask what does the above u posted have any thing to do with the vaccine scam and Mia leadership
    Xxxxx
    So what if I had at one point endorsed her becoming leader of the blp
    Should the endorsement of that time not allow me to change my mind after three years of unusual ethical conduct practices and behavior by Mottley
    I am certain u have heard me in a vexing and disgusting mode painfully speaking on her poaching Ross from Dominica
    A state which was experiencing hellish economic conditions
    Not meaning to digress
    Again I ask what does my pass endorsement have to do on the realities presently at hand

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  • @ David

    Not disagreeing with you on that comment at all about the last party having a slim majority, but I see this situation more concerning and the below is why.

    A. We now have for the first time a 30 to 0 government capable of changing our constitution as they will and passing any law they wish to.

    B. We have one of the worst and weakest oppositions we have had since independence. There is no Barrow and Adams situation here!

    C. We have the poorest level of 4th estate we have ever had. The only real journalist we had that would poke the bear has not been silenced.

    One could call this the perfect storm for “doing as wunna want” in.

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  • Pacha..these are in for a REAL mind altering SHOCK…

    my energy is all used up and now must be redirected..

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  • @John A

    Are you sure about changing the Constitution? Have you forgotten what occurred before the last parliament was prorogued with integrity bill?

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  • Artax u right

    As far as I’m aware, Atherley is the Opposition Leader and the PdP the official Opposition poitical party

    Xxxxxx
    Next
    Xxx
    Moving on
    How many DlP members are they compared to the the official opposition party
    Xxcccx
    There are some things that give a right of passage
    A default opposition in my mind does not fit the bill
    Also there are still Constitutional questions for the asking in reference to Atherley becoming an “opposition”

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  • DavidSeptember 26, 2021 1:26 PM

    The nonsense some of you post by yanking comments from the nether regions is beyond the pale
    Xcccc
    You sound like a paling cock I guess u didn’t know that
    Be that as it may u have a right
    Xxxxxx

    Oh I posted something that fell off a truck
    Some one asked the driver
    To go to Deacons and give it to the person having Mia number and ask them to deliver the message
    Xx I bust out laughing after thinking it was a good idea

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  • @David

    I am fairly sure with a 30 to 0 and the sign off of the GG it’s a done deal. Plus don’t forget with a new constitution coming with the Republic anything is possible. I don’t think people understand the slope we are on!

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  • Fleabrain Lorenzo,

    It cannot have been just koolaid you drank. It had to be some sort of magic potion.

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  • I hope that the honourable businessman Maloney sues the opposition for pain and suffering after they have so badly and completely unfairly maligned him. The man is a national hero, not a villain.

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  • @John A

    The less than robust governance model we have is still the big issue. A big problem is that the apathy and cynicism by citizens translates to disengagement which benefits the political directorate and maintain the status quo.

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  • @David

    Yes i agree with you whole heartedly on that. We the public must now replace the useless 4th estate. I will say though that seems to be happening slowly as the blogs if they could just stay focused, could go a long way in replacing the 4th estate as the voice of the people.

    I just think our people are so beaten down by the economic pain in their own lives from the virus, they are just focusing on their own personal problems. Plus sadly many have accepted this is their lot and are just too tired to fight it.

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  • angela cox September 26, 2021 1:52 PM

    RE: “How many DlP members are they compared to the the official opposition party.”

    Irrelevant.

    But, it seems as though you believe the political party that has the most members, automatically becomes the official Opposition.

    RE: “There are some things that give a right of passage.”

    Rubbish!!!!

    RE: “A default opposition in my mind does not fit the bill.”

    And, a political party, pretending to be the “default opposition, in my mind, does not fit the bill” either.

    RE: “Also there are still Constitutional questions for the asking in reference to Atherley becoming an “opposition (leader).”

    If that was the case, then, why hasn’t any lawyer, including several of those who are members of the DLP, sought to have those “Constitutional questions” answered, by challenging his appointment in Court?

    Anyhow, the fact remains, whether you like it or not, Verla is not the Opposition Leader.

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  • TronSeptember 26, 2021 2:20 PM

    I hope that the honourable businessman Maloney sues the opposition for pain and suffering after they have so badly and completely unfairly maligned him. The man is a national hero, not a villain

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    And so.was Nelson.a hero who became a villian and he didn’t sue any body
    Xxx
    Now u can finish the rest of the story

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  • Artax @ ac

    Anyhow, the fact remains, whether you like it or not, Verla is not the Opposition Leader.
    XXXXX
    I Said you are right
    Boy do u like to argue as like a dawg fighting with a dry bone

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  • Just saw an approval letter dated April 20, 2021 signed by the Director of Finance in St. Lucia, to the Permanent Secretary of Health and Wellness cc to Director of Finance, Account General, Director of Audit and threatening that if the instructions were not followed re Radical Investments 47 million Aand a lot for procurement via DIRECT PURCHASE. that they would be in breach of section this and that of the procurement blah blah blah….and that is why some of them should go to prison…because that was the wrong call, it got the island ROBBED by the maloney radical scam.

    apparently the Minister of Health was definitely bypassed, so it’s not a stretch to believe that Bostic had no clue what happened…he should leave on PRINICPLE ..i would want nothing to do with the criminal element in the parliament or the private sector when they are wielding laws for their own personal gain and promote minority criminality.

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  • Well, well ,well.

    You ‘asked’ me a question and made THREE (3) comments to which I responded.

    And, now you’re ‘saying’ I “like to argue like a dog fighting with a dry bone?”

    You never miss an opportunity to demonstrate your semi-literacy.

    I know you can’t help but to respond with abusive language. So, I’ll wish you the same……….. in advance.

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  • CORRECTION:

    threatening that if the instructions were not followed re Radical Investments $7 million and a lot for procurement via DIRECT PURCHASE.

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  • 5 months is a long time to be waiting for vaccines from a shady character who has NO VACCINE FACTORY..does not manufacture and has to depend on 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th parties to source..

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  • Angela..to confirm what you said about the private jet ride to UN, a credible source said the same thing….they don’t work for the people, but for the criminals…let’s see him reelect her by himself, am sure the Black/African population is no longer needed for that..

    Don’t know how or why Chastenet would embroil himself in that folly…with those two marked and known….

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  • It appears, relatively, easy for minority figures to capture a black led country. Here is an example which we as black Barbadians can easily relate to.

    https://www.thesouthafrican.com/news/where-are-the-guptas-countries-help-arrest/

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  • angela cox September 26, 2021 1:14 PM #: “To our (prime) minister Mia Mottley: please confirm or deny that you traveled on Mark Maloney’s private Jet, to the UN meeting where you delivered an excellent speech at the United Nations general assembly?

    Hmmmm………

    If that rumour is true, why would YOU, of all people, want to make an issue of it?

    Why not allow neutral contributors to explore the matter?

    I recall when you and those of your ilk were on BU, giving all types of reasons to justify why former PM David Thompson was travelling throughout the Caribbean in CLICO’s private jet.

    You guys aren’t genuinely interested in the welfare of Barbados and Barbadians. But, you pretend to be.

    It’s about overly and unnecessarily criticizing and using those types of situations, hoping to ‘score cheap political points’ and advance your political party’s chances of winning the next general elections.

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  • If anybody doubt that Mia didn’t have her eyes ears and hands in this big project
    Here is a reminder .. during the st George north bi election
    Mia told the people all big projects must come by her
    Her answer to Floyd promise to the people of getting projects which would be geared towards youth programs
    Vaccine scam is a big project
    Mia yuh should stop hiding and sending yuh foot soldiers to do damage control
    This big project is yours to own
    Stop the lies and attacks on those who dare ask questions

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  • Why don’t they feed the people at Harrison Point, this is the second time people had cause to complain..they are asking for help…what is wrong with you beasts, they are not even getting medication, ya have people locked in isolation 11 0’clock on a Sunday morning with nothing to eat and they have CHILDREN WITH THEM.

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  • Waru the notorius liar , where is the evidence to support your claim? Is this the usual expose you claim to have from someone on facebook or other social media?You really need to stop posting people,s commen5s on here without verifying the truth first.It seems you get up everyday like others to find what other negative item can i find to post about Barbados.You are a despicable human being in my view.Last week or so there was a gentleman who claimed the doctors and nurses were responsible for the recent deaths at Harrison, s point.I mean these people have been working extremely long hours to save lives and this is the thanks they get? What really is wrong with some of you people? Have some of you gone insane? Despicable.I gone.

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  • Artax @ac

    I recall when you and those of your ilk were on BU, giving all types of reasons to justify why former PM David Thompson was travelling throughout the Caribbean in CLICO’s private jet

    Xxxccc
    Yuh certain it was me posting comments about David Thompson flying in Chico Plane
    Yuh certain it was me
    Xxxxxxx

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  • “What really is wrong with some of you people? Have some of you gone insane? ”
    chicken home roosting…ha

    says the mentally challenged who sounds no different to the village idiot King..

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  • TLSN…weak Black leadership, the fool who facilitated is themself feeling heat…facilitation brings down governments…but lawyers are haughty and believe themselves well armor plated.

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  • This is the wreckage left over from colonialism and the westminister system controled by descendants of the enslaved……soon we will hear the argument about who thief more…well Mia did outline what maloney huffed, and facilitated by DLP…….in her pre-election video, hundreds of millions with no returns to the majority…

    give them a year and a half and hear their mentally challenged Slaves arguing during the campaign season and boasting how much more he got under Mia, thankfully it has been much harder with Covid…..AND they already TIEF EVERYTHING…not much more left but LOANS and debts….as far as am concerned they can have BOTH…

    …always trying to outdo each other about who robbed the Black population the most because they KNOW there is no one to do anything about it…..but ya can get EXPOSED worldwide for it though, exactly what yall did not want….and exactly what is happening..

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  • “who robbed the Black population the most”

    sounds like the title of your next book and movie
    which can also be the punchline in a running joke

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  • Pacha…things have taken a whole new direction and most people missed it…don’t know whether to laugh or cry..

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  • I have complete faith in our young, they are stepping up publicly and making sure THEIR VOICES ARE HEARD…where are the older folk who spent over a decade on BU posting, your job is to protect and FORTIFY the young while they get rid of the trash in the parliament..

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  • It is indeed a galling experience when I have to agree with Lorenzo.

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  • As far as am concerned, there should be an immediate international investigation into ALL OF THEM..The people of Barbados did not ask these crooks to beg donations in their names. That’s between them and government the other half of the crook brigade.

    IN THE NAME OF BARBADOS – SHOULD YOU LOOK A GIFT HORSE IN THE MOUTH?

    Barbadians might have noted only in passing the ongoing challenges facing Haiti and the number of institutions public and private which stepped forward to provide assistance. They might also have noted that questions have arisen surrounding the improper use of resources meant to find their way to the people of Haiti.

    The international community has been concerned for some time about the use of non-profits for anything ranging from pilferage to money laundering to the financing of terrorism. Due diligence must be undertaken on those who donate funds, those who disburse the funds and the individuals and institutions to which the funds are donated. There must be a proper accounting for funds received and funds disbursed. The cost of administrative and professional services which are deducted from the proceeds meant for the country in crisis has also been of concern.

    Just as the people of Haiti only ever heard of resources being donated to them, Barbadians now find themselves in a similar position. Money is being raised in the name of Barbadians and yet the monies donated and the purposes to which these monies have been allocated are not being disclosed to Barbadians – well not in any comprehensive way.

    The first entity of which Barbadians became aware was the COVID-19 Relief and Recovery (Barbados) Inc. which was incorporated on March 25, 2020 and up until March 31, 2021 was chaired by Andrew Mallalieu. The Deputy Chairman was Mark Maloney and other Directors included Sir Paul Altman and Barry Gale. It seems that the Director of Finance and Economic Affairs has subsequently been asked to sit on the Board. In March 2020 they had raised $2.8 million and by March 2021 the Company was able to disclose that people have been very generous outside and inside Barbados.

    There is no intention to compare the activities of COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Inc. with Radical Investments Inc. of which Mark Maloney is said to be principal, however one must be concerned as to whether there will be a proliferation of private sector entities which are seeking funds and resources in the name of the people of Barbados with no requirement for an accounting. We have already heard the Government admit that Radical is not the only one out there working on our behalf.

    Crises are a breeding ground for entrepreneurship of all kinds. Barbados is small and while scams which make news in larger countries may have little impact on them, they will on Barbados.

    All companies carrying on an undertaking in Barbados are required to be registered with the Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property Office (CAIPO). Non-Profit Companies are required to file audited Financial Statements with CAIPO. Given the restrictions on visiting CAIPO it would be of course useful if Relief and Recovery would publish its financial statements so that the transparency which the the people, the private sector and government all crave could be satisfied.

    Government has chosen not to provide an oversight role. Its position seems to be that the money belongs to the private sector and while they are grateful it has nothing to do with the Government and nothing to do with the people apparently. Yet the monies donated were made in the name of the people of Barbados, certainly the people have a right to transparency especially now.”

    Article submitted by:
    Lynette Eastmond
    Attorney-at-Law

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  • thse days ya don’t have to do much work to expose people, they do it themselves with share stupidity, arrogance and ignorance…lol

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  • Lynette Eastmond raises some very good point. The salient one being that many of these charities are more for the benefit of those running these organizations than for those deserving of charity.

    Many of these funds are eaten up by administrative expenses and the people actually needing help get the remaining tiny percentage.

    “1. American Tract Society

    Administrative expenses: 68.0%

    Topping the list of America’s worst charities is an organization that spent more than $1.6 million dollars on its administrative expenses in 2007, over twice what it spent the previous year. The American Tract Society, based in Texas, distributes religious literature to spread its message around the world.”
    .
    Let me commend the clarity of Lynette’s writing.

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  • Those found in Barbados are charities-cum-scams…going forward Mia need to tell her minority business partners that Black/African people do not need nor have they ever asked for charity from any of these crooks, seeing as they give it ONLY to gain access to the treasury or pension fund, ably assisted by sellouts…..next time they feel the urge, they can take all that fake charity and shove it up their asses..

    glad to have them all in one spot, all over one scam, so the world can see them..

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  • Northern…it’s noted that Mallalieu attempted to mislead by saying that Radical maloney was not part of that group, should have mentioned if he had been previously..so that attempt of hiding fialed… because i did remember someone saying on here that Altman supposedly put 5 million….but that falls under when crooks are pretening to fall out during their scam, none of our business.

    thanks for reminding me that it was really Melnyk’s name i saw in Toronto associated with hospitals/medical equipment etc… the place is so infested with them, can’t keep who is who straight..

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  • ‘The choices that we make in life have the potential to create heaven on earth…. Greg Tharpe’

    I believe that Barbados is far from where it should be, but I sincerely believe that
    if we get politicians who put the nation before self interest and personal profit; if we treat each other with respect;
    if we apply the laws and apply them equally;
    if every citizens is a first class citizen in his own country and
    if opportunities are provided to all, then we could be one of the better places on this earth

    To misquote: I see things as they are and ask why; I see things as they are not and ask why not.

    I can see how sweet Barbados could be with just a change of attitudes. Let’s start.

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  • @ Theo
    Nothing is wrong with Barbados. Barbados has been and is very good to all of us. The question is : How good have we been to Barbados and how are we really repaying Barbados for how good Barbados has been and is good for us.
    Peace.

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  • “Nothing is wrong with Barbados.”

    between the dirty system and the crooks who believe they got a gold mine and can live off of others indefinitely, the African population don’t stand a chance, that’s the problem right there where everything is wrong..no one cares if they cling to Mia and the other imps, but get off the majority population’s back…..pesitlence.

    and everyone already knows that i seek no goddamn friends…..but it’s time someone tells them..

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  • @ WURA
    What this discussion shows ,
    as all discussions show,is that there are those who express their love for Barbados but will readily defend those who are ruining the country.
    They are blinded by BLPDLP
    loyalty and will watch the country go under ,once it leaves Roebuck and George Street standing.
    So, like I said : If we love it so , much, why are we afraid to clean up.
    Apparently, we prefer the USA to clean up corruption. So now we wait on legal procedures in the USA before determining that there is clear evidence of mal governance.
    What can anyone expect from these political raiders. Mark Maloney was accused of building a structure which caused the death of a young boy. He was villified all through a campaign .
    Now we are told that his “ambition was always admired “ and it was always the belief that he we would still be considered and associated with. Imagine admiring the ambitions of a man you accused of constructing something that caused the death of a young citizen.
    I don’t blame Barbados for anything it’s just the decadent Duopoly who runs its affairs.
    Keep up the good work.
    Peace.

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  • Yo..we got a beautiful rainbow around the sun today….RA!!

    go outside and look up in the sky.

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  • Long talk has reached its expiration date on this scam
    Now time for a class action law suit be lodged in the CCj against the govt of Barbados
    Actions pertaining to deceit
    Corruption and govt taking undemocratic steps to purchase vaccines through ist and 2nd parties via the black market
    All which adds up to illegalities for which govt must be accounted

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  • “is that there are those who express their love for Barbados but will readily defend those who are ruining the country.
    They are blinded by BLPDLP
    loyalty and will watch the country go under ,once it leaves Roebuck and George Street standing.
    So, like I said : If we love it so , much, why are we afraid to clean up.
    Apparently, we prefer the USA to clean up corruption.”

    those are the ones who call each other peabrain and flea brain,…so go figure…they appear to run in the same circles…

    now if Mia really wanted to do something, she would have spent the last 3 years cleaining up that dirty corrupt mess, and dismantling human rights abuses against the Black populaiton instead of doubling down on it, lead by example then claim to be a real world leader then go give the international community their business…..but no, ass backwards want the international cimmunity to clean up their act first but in the meantime label everything as fake news….we can’t make any of this up…

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  • Don’t know how clear the photo will be, but let me see any of these so called power brokers/crooks making moisture put on such a solar show…

    https://www.facebook.com/messenger_media/?thread_id=100043306508899&attachment_id=442862277163654&message_id=mid.%24cAAAACQ2sbbuCWYcvXl8KDl2P_zWq

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  • Calling on all patriotic bajans to launch a Go Fund with signatures attached in effort to have the leadership of this country removed from officefor engaging with unknown parties associated with illegal activities to buy vaccines via the black market
    Her actions are commensurate with serious violations acted against the purity of a democratic process enshrined with good governance for country and people of Barbados

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  • Class action…go fund me…non confidence…wha bout a march?
    Fah what?
    For telling an aggressive, arrogant fella, “look, effin you think you could get vaccines, gah long. Effin yah get any, I’m interested in 300,000. You’ll get paid if and when they are delivered”.
    Chastenet is another story.
    Internally we have the issue of how (not why) the PS in the MoH could write a letter endorsing (not cou cou this time) the acquisition, and yet the Minister says he isn’t aware.
    But this isn’t any different to the NIS blatantly not following the investment policy, and loading up on very risky GoB debt, because the MoF (Big Sinck) decided it should be so. Not a soul know how it happened?
    Why you don’t organise a march, and see effin ya could get a few lions?

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  • This peabrain’s position remains that the Duopoly’s lies should be fought with the truth. As they say, “Satan cannot drive out Satan.”

    Posting damaging stuff as fact without verification is counterproductive, no matter what William Skinner says.

    What happened to the boy who repeatedly cried, “WOLF!” when there was no wolf and the wolf finally showed up?

    There was a time when these things were understood. Sadly, William Skinner seems not to care anymore.

    But in the end, liars cannot be trusted.

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  • There only need to be an investigation into why those charities operate like they are a stepping stone to access the treasury and pension fund, they all do it, act as though that’s the key to controlling the legislature and the people’s finances….then billions of dollars disappear and no one is held accountable..

    that has to come to an end…they all got caught hovering over this one scam…when the prudent thing to do was go on AstraZeneca’s waiting list…but scamming took precedence and all of them got caught..

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  • 🤣🤣😂😂😂..lawd..

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2021/09/26/btspeakingout-forrest-gump-lives/

    “Reading about Mr. Mark Maloney’s plight I said to my self, “My lord it’s Forrest Gump time in Barbados”. Of course I am referring to that famous line of Mr. Gump “stupid is as stupid does”. I say this for three reasons.

    First, why would the Barbados Government buy vaccines through a local private company when it can deal directly with the manufacturers, foreign governments with surpluses and with COVAX for supply? Why would they pay a commission to someone to do for them what they could do for themselves? Second, Mr. Maloney surely did not do his due diligence from the outset and ask that same question. Was he speculating he had better access but never considered he would be scammed if he got involved in a supply chain totally controlled by governments and manufacturers?”

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  • AGAIN…for BIRD BRAINS…hope mentally challenged Enuff ain’t still holding on tightly to those wet panties…lol

    “Was he speculating he had better access but never considered he would be scammed if he got involved in a supply chain totally controlled by governments and manufacturers?”

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  • Greed + Stupid = greedy stupid..

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  • Lawd if only quantity meant quality.🤣🤣🤣

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