The Legal Fraternity – Fundamental Flaws

Disciplinary Committee
The following is an abridge version of a communication received by the blogmaster. To protect the author names of some parties were withheld. In the opinion of the blogmaster the submission reinforces several blogs on the subject of the need for effective regulation to monitor and discipline lawyers in Barbados – David, Blogmaster
Attorney General Dale Marshall

A moral injustice prevails when the legal fraternity within any society can act with callous disregard to ethical principles which it is supposed to operate under and it is not held to account for actions which oppose these rules. Barbados sought to ‘leave its Colonial past behind,’ and has become a Republic but it will remain ‘shackled’ by its own heavy man-made chains, which unbalance the scales of justice if it does not act with enforcing accountability on the country’s legal profession.

Undeniably, a country’s government cannot police personal morals; unarguably, principles and standards under law, which govern the actions and behaviours of lawyers should be kept under vigilant scrutiny by a properly functioning body, that is robust and transparent. 

Significantly, people who suffer at the hands of unscrupulous lawyers, many of whom are women clients undergoing high emotional trauma, are reluctant to speak out, for fear of reprisal by a societal culture of ‘blaming and high religious righteous indignation,’ levelled at the victims.  Therefore, these lawyers in a superior position, take advantage of their victims at a time of high vulnerability who have put trust in them and they abuse that trust. This not only results in financial damage but the emotional cost factor is untold, with substantial injury inflicted on susceptible individuals who have turned to these lawyers for help.  

For those reading and about to take a judgemental position, please ask yourself these questions: if a blind person asked you to escort them across a busy cross road intersection, would you feel right about navigating them into the middle of traffic and abandoning them?  If an anxious child asked you to hold its ice-cream to urgently go to the toilet, would you eat it? These analogies resonate with those in desperate need of legal help, who turn to lawyers in Barbados and in particular, powerless women seeking help.

There is one former prominent lawyer (now deceased) who took on divorce cases, where property was involved, wielded position and power over young women for his own personal and financial gain. His conduct of fraternising with his client was merely reprimanded by one judge in closed court, unchallenged and never reported to the BA by any of his peers; even though, they all were aware of his conduct. Back then, an upcoming ambitious attorney, who is now the present Attorney General, was informed about this lawyer’s unprofessional conduct and client liaisons; but did he report that individual? No. No lawyer wants to report another and would it do any good reporting to the BA so the behaviour continues.  Conversely, more can also be said about abuse of power within other sectors; the exercise of harmful influence over others, who approach business institutions to engage in lawful pursuits only to be forced into relationships with those who head these business entities.

Incumbent upon the Barbados government is addressing, the lack of challenge of this wrongdoing which spills over into an unwritten law, that abuse of position and power is acceptable. This pervasive social view has become entrenched and inherent, written into the subconscious, and into an ‘invisible constitution,’ that those who hold other offices, see it as the natural progression of being empowered, to control others with resulting tangible rewards, thereby functioning under their own circle of ‘self-regulated systems.’  Seeking justice by engaging and soliciting the help of a lawyer or participating in conducting business, should never become a mine field of being preyed upon, exploited nor swindled.

Government ministries are closely tied to the legal fraternity; indeed, several government ministers are lawyers or affiliated to legal firms.  Negotiation and deals can become rather personal; intertwined and often blurred, creating more inequalities in society when there is the absence of accountability of the ethics which guide the legal profession. Within this current atmosphere, abuse of power and trust, and whereby lawyers are not vigorously monitored, all support injustices being solidified, which in turn create a new type of slavery, that is not perpetuated by the White Europeans but an acceptance of the ‘the way things are,’ one which is a social construct, called ‘Black Manipulation.’

132 comments

  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    Shouts volumes when the fowls want NO PART of any of this….and i wish others would stop trying to involve people WHO KNOW NOTHING about any of it….there has been more than enuff malicious divisions on this blog and in the diaspora…

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    I mean…it does not concern me, not my space, i got my own, but when people are VOICING CONCERNS….well, take it or leave it,

    can’t happen in my space…

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  • @Bush Tea February 17, 2022 9:21 AM “…What stops all out TOP RANKING legal experts…”

    I have some legal business to do.

    Can you please name some TOP RANKING legal experts so that I don’t end up with a bread and fish lawyer? Thanks

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  • @Anonomous complainant “in particular, POWERLESS WOMAN seeking help.There is one former prominent lawyer (now deceased) who took on divorce cases, where property was involved, wielded position and power over young women for his own personal and financial gain. His conduct of fraternising with his client was merely reprimanded by one judge in closed court, unchallenged and never reported to the BA by any of his peers.”

    First I would say to all women, never ever see yourself as powerless. If you behave in a powerless way the hyenas will eat you alive. This is the law of the human jungle.

    Second NEVER EVER sex with anybody whom you are paying to do a job for you. This advice from my mother, may she rest in peace. NEVER EVER pay twice for anything. If you are paying with your cash never ever pay with your body as well. NO MAN deserves to be paid twice.

    @Anonymous complainant “one former prominent lawyer (now deceased) who took on divorce cases, where property was involved, wielded position and power over young women for his own personal and financial gain”

    My response: If this is the case, he was wrong. If is the case I hope that he died before his time and that he suffered badly before he died.

    @Anonymous “fraternising with his client”
    Don’t ever fraternise with somebody you are paying. If you are paying him, then he is the help, your servant. Never ever sex with the servants. The servants are your social inferiors.

    @Anonymous “reprimanded by one judge.”
    Good that the judge did this.

    @Anonymous “never reported to the BA by any of his peers.”
    S-A-D.
    It is also the DUTY of the offended woman to make a written report to the Bar Association. As woman you can’t afford to be a helpless Lily who pays with money and then with your body.

    Understand hyenas don’t feel for their prey.

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  • I have never understood how and why lawyers in Barbados are able to embezzle their clients and get off scotch free. When a burglar visits your house to steal your possessions or to physically harm you have a right to defend yourself by any means necessary. If you had a club, a crow bar, a knife or a gun at hand you would probably use it.

    A lawyer who embezzles you is no different to a house burglar. Once the local population understands this point they will never again have a problem with lawyers on the island.

    Many years ago on BU, I stated how lawyers should be barred from becoming MP’s. I have seen nothing in their behaviour over the years to make me change my views.

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  • Generally speaking within the UK, a bent lawyer would have connections with organised criminals. A lawyer with no criminal connections within the UK would risk having their collars “felt” by their clients if they had tried to embezzle their clients.

    Can we assume that Barbadian lawyers are affiliated with organised criminals or are criminals masquerading as lawyers?

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  • How to Win in Court Tribunals or Parliament for Dummies

    nos decipiat

    A great memorable quote from the Amazing Grace movie
    James Stephen: It’s Latin. Loosely translated, it means… we cheat.

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  • February 16, 2022 8:38 AM

    @ Donna; et al
    1. I posted on ;
    “@ WURA
    This article is vindication for what you have been saying . Specifically , the comment in relation to Black Manipulation
    . The usual story: We ignore the message and shoot the messenger.
    The truth will out.”
    2. @ David Feb., 16 2022 12:06 AM
    “ You are a hypocrite William same as your mate,”
    3. @TheOgazerts Feb., 16, 2022 12:10 PM
    Agreed with me.
    4. @ de pedantic Dribbler February 16 , 2022 1:54 PM posted:
    “ And you Skinner you know well that your glib remarks about “ investigative journalist” lacks the reality test.”
    5. @ Donna Feb., 17 , 2022 5:18 AM;
    A post implying that I have a favorable disposition toward @WURA and I was not being “ fair” to her ( Donna)
    Honestly, I don’t understand why @Donna thought that.
    6. @ Donna Feb 17 , 2022 7:16 AM :
    “ William keeps unleashing a “ monster” on the blog over and over again.”
    7. @ WURA February 17, 2022 7:27 AM:
    “ I been on here this is the 10th year and William had absolutely nothing to do with any of it strife maker.”
    I really had nothing to do with it.. However,I don’t consider or agree that @ Donna is a strife maker.

    @ Donna and @ WURA are two very articulate persons and I enjoy their contributions. They , in my humble opinion, are both assets to BU.

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    As long as they don’t drag you or anyone else on the blog into the MINEFIELD that they themselves don’t know SHIT ABOUT….they can continue their articulate petty primary school shit…

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    ““@ WURA
    This article is vindication for what you have been saying . Specifically , the comment in relation to Black Manipulation”

    some were only aware of what PERTAINED TO THEM only….which should have, but obviously didn’t. inform them about what is REALLY OUT THERE…the type of battle and war being waged…

    ….which would have MAULED THEM to pieces anyway, because they could NEVER be prepared mentally or spiritually for any of it..let alone fight it.. ..now they know why they are still largely untouched….but they keep playing silly games and not even me could hold back those demons when they get desperate enuff…..but i know how to save myself….got all i need.

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    William…the negro slave bible tells them all types of USELESS SHIT….but nothing about the waging of UNSEEN WARS…

    that’s why i told GP to get his ass up and START SEARCHING…

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  • @ WURA
    I think most of us understand the degree to which slavery and colonial rule has reduced us. The major problem is we are reluctant to admit this truth .
    It appears that the Black race is the only one that does not have any phobias about other races.
    Our innate civilization makes us more human and humane than any other race or ethnicity but we are literally afraid to unleash this power on the white world.
    As you have correctly stated, the Black political managerial class, recognizes this trait, and seeks to exploit its own people.
    You will note , how leaders such as Mottley exploits this weakness to her great political advantage.
    The major hypocrisy on this blog and other places, is that we cussed the living daylights out of Stuart and Company, and we were correct to cut the DLP’s ass twice.
    Not that it fundamentally changes anything other than a record for the history books because the BLPDLP is in all seriousness is one party. That is why Dr. Don Blackman, went into exile because he had tried both and realised that they have no intentions of removing the commanding heights of the economy from the minority corporate parasites.
    The reason , I stopped commenting on the current fiasco about putting unearned DLPs in the senate, was because I discovered that some on BU, whom I thought would support the party of their choice, which is their democratic right, we’re prepared to dump the Constitution to demonstrate their love for Mottley .
    I will never again listen to them when they profess their love for our country. It proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that , when it comes to defending their party and leader , they will discard the Constitution.
    It’s a dangerous path they have taken. They have no credibility but that’s how the Duopoly operates – they love for Barbados is very frightening.
    Barbados has been very good to all of us. It has given us all it has. However, if we would destroy on the alter of the BLP, DLP , NDP, Solutions ,APP or any political person or organization, we really cannot love it ; and I don’t care where we live or what color we are.
    It was for me a very shocking realization that some people only talk about integrity but they don’t mean it.
    And I am not blaming Mottley. Right now she reigns supreme and she has the mandate.
    It’s the ones who will not call her out when she is wrong . And when they meekly criticize her; it comes with an apology.

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    “The major problem is we are reluctant to admit this truth .
    It appears that the Black race is the only one that does not have any phobias about other races.”

    we were NOT designed that way…we are NOT earth trapped beings, but spiritual beings having an earth experience….we cannot be earth bound/trapped indefinitely…that;s why they were able to STEAL EVERYTHING our ancestors created over 3, 000 YEARS ago…and turned it into a DISASTER…

    “You will note , how leaders such as Mottley exploits this weakness to her great political advantage.”

    tried to warn her that she is setting herself up, but some things are unseen until it is revealed to them……..they are helping in the downfall with that blindly following and supporting the misleader nonsense…

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  • “I think most of us understand the degree to which slavery and colonial rule has reduced us.
    .. ..
    I will never again listen to them when they profess their love for our country.”

    africa > barbados > canada

    you are all and none of them

    countries cultures are just ways of life
    ways of thinking
    ways of living
    think outside in the box
    progressive means changing everyday
    your mind is just one part of you
    your body is another part
    your energy is another part

    Read up on Koshas
    In Eastern philosophy, the koshas are considered the energetic layers of your body that surround your soul. Sometimes, they’re referred to as “sheaths” or “casings.” … Your physical body composes the outermost layer, while the innermost layer contains your bliss body, or soul.

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    Pacha got so frustrated he just left…it’s very difficult SEEING what others CAN’T and you warn them, to save them the trauma, and they will not budge but will believe any lie coming from ENEMIES…

    see, they are still waiting for a parliament…because the CENTRE CANNOT HOLD..

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  • TLSNFebruary 17, 2022 6:49 PM

    Generally speaking within the UK, a bent lawyer would have connections with organised criminals. A lawyer with no criminal connections within the UK would risk having their collars “felt” by their clients if they had tried to embezzle their clients.

    Can we assume that Barbadian lawyers are affiliated with organised criminals or are criminals masquerading as lawyers?

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

    True also of all countries, not only the UK and Barbados.

    Look at the Clinton’s in America, both lawyers.

    They are seriously connected and we can see that in the length of time they have been in business.

    You can see Biden (a lawyer) having at some time to pardon Hilary Clinton but that is a long way away as her connections ensure she is protected.

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  • @William

    Stuart etal got their asses cut twice for incompetence. In the lane of the blind the one eye man is king. Mottley is attracting support because there is no competition. In case you missed it she has also been getting her fair share of competition. Don’t be a hypocrite.

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  • Beneath the Skin you are in

    from the outer physical body to the inner soul

    Annamaya

    The annamaya kosha is the physical sheath that composes the outer layer. It’s sometimes referred to as the food sheath.

    Your body weight or size can reflect your physical sheath, as well as any physical ailments or concerns you have. You can also pay attention to how your body reacts to different types of food.

    Pranamaya

    The pranamaya kosha is the vital energy, breath, or life force sheath. In Sanskrit, the word “prana” refers to life force and is the word for breath.

    Awareness of this kosha allows you to move stagnant energy, so you can experience greater vitality and an energetic connection to yourself, others, and nature.

    Manomaya

    The manomaya kosha is contained within the annamaya and pranamaya koshas. It acts as a messenger, bringing experiences and sensations from the outer world into your intuitive body.

    This is the mental sheath that represents your:

    mind
    emotions
    inner world
    

    This layer includes thought forms, mental activity, and awareness of thoughts. Getting in touch with this kosha involves looking at your perceptions and mental patterns.

    Vijnanamaya

    The vijnanamaya kosha is the astral or psychic body that’s your seat of intuition.

    Known as the awareness or wisdom sheath, it allows you to develop a deeper awareness and to see reality for what it is. Thought of as “the mind beyond the mind,” this kosha is connected to your deeper and more subtle layers of thoughts.

    The vijnanamaya kosha helps develop clarity and inner reflection as you learn to detach from your thoughts, ego, or sense of self. By remaining the witness, you may learn to become more present and aware of each moment.

    Anandamaya

    The anandamaya kosha is referred to as the bliss body. It’s the deepest and subtlest of all layers — so much so that some people even say you can’t use words to describe it. Instead, it must be felt and experienced.

    Developing your anandamaya kosha requires the discipline to complete inner work and spiritual practices over a long period.

    This level of consciousness relates to the essence of your true self or nature, which is perfection.

    Transcending all five sheaths can lead to a state of samadhi, or unity between individual and universal consciousness. This is said to be pure bliss or joy.

    While you may not reach samadhi, you may experience glimpses or moments of bliss that are bright enough to color your world and awaken these feelings of joy, even if only for brief moments.
    https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/koshas

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  • Vincent Codrington

    We,Bajans,do not aim nor operate at the minimum. It must always be fit for purpose. All else is a waste of time and money.

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  • Lawyers in the US are no different, just get involved in bigger scams.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @David, you misspoke yesterday morn when you said : “…. Mottley is attracting support because there is no competition. _In case you missed it she has also been getting her fair share of- ***competition”***.

    What did u mean to say exectly? Clearly she can’t be getting competition if there is no competition … well at least no competition politically…she gets lots of competition legally and commercially and so on, clearly.

    And @John Fellow, this matter of parsing matters to fit a political or social ideology is always disturbing. The issue is right or wrong based on an acceptable standard of ethics not based on who did it!

    Attorneys ‘use’ clients to make money in Bim and other places … that’s not worst because Carrington did it or the DLP lawyer who supercharged Harrison’s Cave or because a BLM attorney owns a mansion. Why this stupid game.

    Deal with the extent of the criminal act by the person … why would any attorney offering ‘legitimate counsel’ have to plead ‘no answer’ hundreds of times in order NOT to incriminate himself in possible illegal acts unless he was doing something ‘ultra vires’. If a BLM lawyer did anything similar then he or she needs to be ripped apart as a rascal too… we really need to stop this inane ideological finger pointing BS!

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  • $60 million has disappeared.

    Lawyers appear to be involved …. standard operating procedure, SOP.

    Forget the skin colour, look past it.

    The only colour of any import is green!!

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    TLSN…check out the Guardian….banking details linked to 30,000 credit suisse clients “all over the world” leaked Guardian got access to the data…watch me keep real FAR from this story about to explode….especially if all the names are now out there…lol

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  • @ John February 20, 2022 1:26 AM
    (Quote):
    $60 million has disappeared.
    Lawyers appear to be involved …. standard operating procedure, SOP.
    Forget the skin colour, look past it.
    The only colour of any import is green!!
    (Unquote).
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Couldn’t agree with you more, Sir Johnny the Red!

    And you could have gone even further and assert that the only god on which there is total (global) agreement is that green-eyed monster called Wealth aka Money.

    Even your book of Jewish wisdom has it right on the money when it says:
    ‘The Love of Money is the Root of all Evil’; (but after sex).

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  • @ African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved,

    Credit Suisse appear to be in a spot of difficulty. Drug dealers, money launderers, Mafiosi, lawyers and politicians will struggle to find a safe haven to hide their dodgy cash. So much for the phrase “cash is king”. I wonder how many have connections to Barbados.

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    “Credit Suisse appear to be in a spot of difficulty. ”

    that’s the hoi poloi…too rich for my tastes…lol

    swim with sharks ya tend to get bitten…….hang out with world criminals and ya get tainted….all we can see is blood in the water..

    last i heard, some were pretending to be heavy weights. after TIEFING from the people, and use the same services, don’t know if their accounts are still open, but with all that data in the hands of journalists, guess we will soon find out…let’s see if there is any fall out from their greedy hallucinations…..

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  • MillerFebruary 20, 2022 3:23 PM

    @ John February 20, 2022 1:26 AM
    (Quote):
    $60 million has disappeared.
    Lawyers appear to be involved …. standard operating procedure, SOP.
    Forget the skin colour, look past it.
    The only colour of any import is green!!
    (Unquote).
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Couldn’t agree with you more, Sir Johnny the Red!

    And you could have gone even further and assert that the only god on which there is total (global) agreement is that green-eyed monster called Wealth aka Money.

    Even your book of Jewish wisdom has it right on the money when it says:
    ‘The Love of Money is the Root of all Evil’; (but after sex).
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    As each of us get further along the road of life and start approaching our destination we will all be faced with more wisdom from the Bible.

    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20John%202%3A15-17&version=KJV

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  • Watching the oldometer move forward by one digit.
    Feeling a bit blue.
    Ending the voluntary exile this year.

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  • @ John February 21, 2022 5:58 AM
    (Quote):
    As each of us get further along the road of life and start approaching our destination we will all be faced with more wisdom from the Bible.
    (Unquote).
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Same bit of advice can also be given to those who read or study the Koran or the
    Bhagavad Gita or the Tao Te Ching aka the Lao-tzu.

    Stop being so myopic in your perspective on Wisdom which comes in as many forms as there are rays of the Sun.

    You should check out “The Code of Hammurabi” to see if many of the sayings in your Jewish book of wisdom have not been plagiarized therefrom; giving rise to an honest application of that universal injunction ‘Thou shalt not steal’.

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  • @ Miller
    You can talk all the modernistic epistemology that you want to. Bushie can ASSURE you that these various religions are ALL bare shiite…. A L L !
    They are ALL attempts by BBs to interpret an ontological reality that is UNESCAPABLE and OBVIOUS to anyone with a functioning brain, …BUT at the same time, whose genesis has hitherto been LOCKED for reasons that Bushie explained many times before – but which explanation ALSO seems to have been locked.

    Why the lock?
    Because the ‘good news’ contained therein is TOO VALUABLE to be reserved for the ‘intellectuals and brainiacs’ among us, BUT is reserved for those (bright or dull) who genuinely and conscientiously seek the way to TRUTH….and who are then provided with the needed KEY to unlock that door…. in the form of an additional ’sense’ often called THE SPIRIT OF GOD.

    If sweet, nice, well meaning people like ac and Dompey can barely grasp concepts such as ‘integral calculus’ or the ‘law of diminishing marginal utility’…..
    Could it be fair to make them compete with people such as Northern Observer, Hants and your good self for what is the VERY PURPOSE for the existence of life in the first place?

    Wunna may know every shiite; …get rich rich rich; … and live sweet sweet … BUT when it comes to the REAL PRIZE, both ac AND Dompey may be miles ahead of all wunna…. LOL LOL

    BBE is a BOSS!!

    So you could refer to all the documents ever printed and all the research ever done …by the brightest of the brightest… just a lotta shiite ….
    Gotta get the KEY.

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