Donville Inniss Incarceration Exposes a Culture of Corruption

The dent to reputation suffered suffered by Barbados when former Minister Donville Inniss was jailed in the USA for money laundering should make for interesting commentary. To be expected a gullible population continues to focus on the obvious. Why was a former minister charged over a measly USD36,000.00?

What Barbadians should be more concerned about is the incarceration of Inniss should bring into focus how business gets done in Barbados. We have so many examples whether Cahill under the former administration or the Radical vaccine scam under the current administration to finger only two.

White collar corruption and malfeasance is always hard to ringfence in any country because the gatekeepers of justice are the powerful in society. Unfortunately in island states like Barbados, it becomes more difficult because of the incestuous nature of the beast resulting in incompetent watchdog agencies as a result of nepotism.

The following insightful comment was posted by Northern Observer. We need to lift our game as citizens in a democracy showing fissures.

@David I cannot comment on AT (Alex Tasker), I don’t know the person. What can be observed is the senior management at ICBL did not appreciate the finer points of what they were doing. What none of know is the inner workings.

Did BF&M have other issues with IRS/DOJ?

What was the relationship between the CEO-CFO at BF&M, and that CFO/others and ICBL personnel.

I mean, even after discovery, it did not have to be disclosed. Who actually found it? It was two relatively small amounts…somebody could have created paperwork after the fact. Yet, somebody also decided that wasn’t going to happen.

Imagine somebody at BF&M was upset they didn’t get the ICBL CEO job. Let’s face it, II (Ingrid Innes) wasn’t particularly well qualified, and an outsider at BF&M. The decision to disclose may have been to sink her. In the myopic Bajan view it was to get DI (Donville Inniss). But the intent may have been to get II fired, and it ends there. Maybe they were after AT. Sometimes when you don’t appreciate the ‘big picture’ a decision is made, which has ramifications one didn’t foresee.

Northern Observer

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  • More Love

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  • Rastaman Passing BY

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  • @Pacha

    If the system is as irrelevant as you and others say it is, it will crash under its weight, eventually.

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  • David

    Not eventually. It is and has long been irrelevant and crashing right now but your ilk lack the courage to so envision.

    That’s the hypocrisy.

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  • Not getting what the blogmaster is saying about Donville?
    Is this an attack on the piece or the man?
    What are the flaws in DI’s essay?
    Is prison like Georgia off limit for contributions?

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    Pacha…we still try, it requires very little effort…if they don’t take in the spirit given…they are just another statistic..

    “If Black people knew their glorious past, then they would be MORE inclined to respect themselves.”

    this is exactly what dirty politicians DON’T WANT..

    “Because, no race has the last word on culture and on civilization. They do not know what we are capable of. They do not know what we are thinking. They are thinking in terms of dreadnoughts, battleships, airplanes, submarines. You know what we’re thinking about?… That is our own private business.”

    “Any leadership that teaches you to depend upon another race is a leadership that will enslave you.”

    get away from filthy colonial minded politicians…

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    Yes TLSN…..the fraud government lied to the people…as USUAL…once ensconced in the parliament….the nepotism started in earnest with FAMILY MEMBERS placed in key positions…..they were wanted NOT TO ELECT a government from the MINORITY CLASS another wannabe fraudster dynasty….PURE CORRUPTION and the people want them gone.

    .don’t expect Barbados’ media to put anything in the people’s space that SHOWS UP THE BLUEPRINT OF FRAUD taking place…to trick the gullible to spend a life of oppression and suppression in a country where they don’t speak the language and KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THE DUTCH CULTURE….

    “As it would also be all over for many of the world’s great coastal cities.

    THINK. Why are so many great cities situated on the coast?”

    brillIant…Cuddear..

    In my view Donville can write commentary letters….will never impress me because it’s tinged with politicians’ self serving SHIT and parroting Kofi Annan ad nauseaum…is the greatest turnoff from the island’s limited intellect politicians…otherwise, let him write what he wants so we can get a peep into his mind and thoughts…

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  • @Pacha

    Then our discussion is moot.

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    *they were WARNED NOT TO ELECT a government from the MINORITY CLASS another wannabe fraudster dynasty….PURE CORRUPTION and the people want them gone.

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  • “Is prison like Georgia off limit for contributions?”

    You think you got jokes?

    In some AmeriKKKan territories you have the right to shoot a black man on your property or in your neighbourhood
    I did not realise the council had sent someone to fix my fence to the lamppost with a special bracket so I shot him dead
    The Judge set me free as I was innocent and it was an honest mistake

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  • “THINK. Why are so many great cities situated on the coast?”

    Barbados is a strategic port in the Caribbean to the Americas which is why British wanted it and took it
    Barbados’ total land area is 430 km2 (166.0 sq mi), and it has a coastline of 97 km (60 mi) length.

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    an OUTPOST as designed and these think they got some paradise island…

    ..reality will take precedence…

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  • Oh dear! Is it my head in a tangle or this discussion?

    Only one comment to make- “retarded” children ARE some of the most loving people I have met.

    So….who really are the retarded ones?

    The problems of the world could be solved by what the “retarded” people have in abundance.

    What is wrong with the “INTELLIGENT” AND “TALENTED” ones?

    They cannot understand the simplest things in life.

    Being greedy and power hungry does not bring happiness. These are conditions of addiction that, like drug addiction, can never be assuaged. The more one has, the more one wants.

    The greedy and power hungry are doomed never to be satisfied, always looking for the next fix.

    Far from envying these poor people, I instead pity them….. for they are no less addicted than a dope fiend.

    But “retarded” people can be happy with the basic and simple things of life.

    Some neurologist needs to study that.

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  • Side note..
    The reference to Georgia was to a comment made to WS.
    The reference to prison was to DI’s situation
    It happens that both are in the USA, but that is incidental.

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  • William Skinner

    One Donville Inniss writes a column and this causes a problem for those who do not realise that prisoners / murderers on death row also write books and have them published.
    Prisoners pursue doctorates and even counsel other prisoners. Some ex-convicts offer services to law enforcement agencies and act as consultants.
    Weekly we turn on our televisions and watch an actor who was engaged in illegal activity and now plays the role of a crack detective in a successful television series.
    But, Donville Inniss sends an article on a topic with which he was familiar as a Minister and the self appointed guardians of the society have a problem.
    Why not deal with those out of prison who are daily barely surviving and we now have to feed their children during the summer holidays, who some say, maybe facing starvation.
    Who Wunnuh tink Wunnuh fooling with these diversions and distractions.
    Peace

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    “Prisoners pursue doctorates and even counsel other prisoners.”

    AND…upon release…teach at TOP UNIVERSITIES…part giving back…part re-assimilating into the society, and getting on with their lives….because they PAID THEIR DEBT TO SOCIETY..

    hope they have the same sentiments WHEN THEY LOCK UP THEIR CORRUPT IDOLS…

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    wait, wait, wait…is this not the same BAG MAN got caught leaving a UK airport with a ton of money alledgedly “70,000 pounds in cash” a few years ago and wanted to SUE media for reporting it……lawd…

    hopefully there are around 50 or more sealed indictments by now….make some bellies go SOFT LIKE JELLO……we can wait…

    “According to multiple sources, both in the East Caribbean and in North America, former Saint Kitts & Nevis Prime Minister Denzil Douglas has been indicted, in Federal Court in the United States, and America is seeking his extradition. Longtime readers of this blog may recall that exposed Douglas as the holder of a diplomatic passport from the Commonwealth of Dominica, reciting that he was a native Dominican, which he purportedly for international travel, since his SKN passport apparently drew too much unwanted attention at international airports in North America and Western Europe.

    Douglas has reportedly been charged with;

    (1) Money Laundering.

    (2) Corruption.

    (3) Fraud.

    (4) Wire Fraud.

    (5) Criminal Conspiracy.

    Given that indictments of defendant who are outside the United States, and this not in Federal custody, are sealed and not available to the public or journalists, we are unable to obtain details or verification of the many similar rumours flitting around the East Caribbean, but specific dates have been uniformly stated, raising a presumption that the information is accurate.”

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  • David

    Honestly, this writer always hated the act of steusping or spitting. Are these not on the margins of good behaviour?

    But for a big rasssoul man to be constantly performing this childish, petulant, act of evasion or derision whenever you dislike responses conjures weakness. For want of a better word😡

    William Skinner has a way of saying in the clearest terms the ideas this writer was trying to put over.

    The bottom line is that you have a backward understanding of the criminal justice system. And that backwardness is being deployed using one man as the sacrificial lamb for systemic and historic national failures. The current failures of Mia Mottley

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    Uhhhhh!!!..oh well…lol

    “There are strong suspicions that Douglas was charged, based upon information supplied to US law enforcement agencies by former BVI premier Andrew Fahie, soon after he was arrested in Florida on money laundering and narcotics trafficking charges. Fahie reportedly stated that he was going to bring down a number of East Caribbean leaders that he knew were involved in facilitating narcotics trafficking through their territories, giving drug shipments safe haven from seizure by American maritime law enforcement action.

    “He’s a little crook sometimes.” quote from the criminal case.

    The action against Denzil Douglas will most likely further worry other East Caribbean leaders, who fear that they could be targets of Fahie’s substantial assistance, who have noticed an extensive delay in Fahie’s trial, which often indicates that ongoing cooperation could be occurring behind the scenes.”

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  • @Pacha

    Do you and other apologists understand that Inniss was incarcerated in the US for a crime that originated in Barbados and which remains unresolved and unsolved? The blogmaster does not give a rats ass how you perceive spitting and steuspsing in the same way others may not appreciate your use of muscular language on the blog. A stuespe is a Bajan thing and bajans will understand what it is meant to convey.

    #steuspe

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    take down one little crook with colonial titleand they ALL FALL DOWN..

    “And that backwardness is being deployed using one man as the sacrificial lamb for systemic and historic national failures. The current failures of Mia Mottley”

    don’t know why he would want to self-sacrifice for DANGEROUS HISTORICAL CRIMINALS …..on their way OUT…

    unless there is a familial/genetic connection…..only then will it make sense…

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  • David

    And we don’t give a rat’s ass how Bajan it is. It’s petulant and childish. Even womanish, but not manly.

    Our attitude towards the criminal justice system is non inclusive of the awe which you seem to award what the Americans have done.

    Indeed, we take the opposite view. And we’ll ask how come there have been no similar processes in Barbados. Not only about this case but similar cases happening all the time.

    Such a lead goes to the mountain of official corruption in Barbados. In any case Inniss is not the first nor will he be the last Bajan to be so ensnared.

    Permit us to remain nonplussed by your trite renderings.

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  • If there is a challenge by bloggers here in understanding the difference between forgiving, rehabilitating and loving a reformed criminal; an unfortunately challenged individual; or even a mass murderer…
    …and allowing that deviant’s story and their foray into criminality or anti-social behavior to be used as a role model for impressionable young minds…

    Then you may as well close the damn blog David.

    If it is not OBVIOUS that we should inspire our bright young people with POSITIVE, SUCCESSFUL, UPLIFTING role models that they can be inspired to emulate….
    RATHER than with tainted miscreants who represent SYSTEM FAILURES, and who, instead, should be projected as examples of the society’s patience, love and forgiveness…

    Well then it is no wonder we are resigned to brassbowlery and failure at the national (and global) levels….

    “Wisdom has been withdrawn from the world’s brass bowls – who have rejected the Creator.
    Instead, they are consumed with idiotic, self-destructive, demonic philosophies that lead to the very results we are seeing,,,”
    Bush Tea July22

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  • “If there is a challenge by bloggers here in understanding the difference between forgiving, rehabilitating and loving a reformed criminal; an unfortunately challenged individual; or even a mass murderer…
    …and allowing that deviant’s story and their foray into criminality or anti-social behavior to be used as a role model for impressionable young minds…”

    the issue is the corruption of Government bidding process which is granted favours for companies to win contracts by bribing ministers so money is transferred to personal accounts. Some say it is not robbery as the money business pay is recovered from the money they earn in multimillion dollar contracts. But the more enlightened opinion is public is shortchanged as contracted businesses provide substandard work to cut costs and the better value bids are not chosen. The dodgy practices need to be removed.

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    “If it is not OBVIOUS that we should inspire our bright young people with POSITIVE, SUCCESSFUL, UPLIFTING role models that they can be inspired to emulate….”

    what ya got in the parliament is SHIT…no role models…except of the CORRUPT VARIETY…

    what are you doing about those…they should in NO WAY be influencing our young people, given their various criminal histories of the LAST HUNDRED YEARS…

    right now Donville is NOT THE THREAT…and anything he writes, easily DEBUNKED…

    the problem is INSIDE THE PARLIAMENT…

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  • Bushie

    Shiite! Who would be these so-called role models?

    For years your bible reading people assumed that role.

    And for millennia they have been bulling little boys.

    There have been never nuh genuine role model structures in the West. Not even some parent.

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  • @Bush Tea

    Can we have an Amen?

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  • Parents.

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  • @ Pacha
    Don’t waste time arguing with Bushie … NOT INTERESTED!!!
    Feel free to stay with your position. Illogical as it obviously is.

    Bushie is PERSONALLY aware of HUNDREDS of EXCELLENT role models who have inspired EXCELLENCE in THOUSANDS of Bajan youths over the past decades…. Many in the school system of the past…
    TOO many names to call…

    Not one shiite to do with any church (which seems to be something stuck FIRMLY up your craw)
    You should REALLY try to get over it…

    Why the hell should felons and freaks become role models, when we have COMMUNITY BUILDERS, COOPERATIVE leaders, Sports GIANTS and (YES) some Church leaders who have EXEMPLIFIED societal excellence?

    Your irrational, wholesale, hatred of the Bible and Church is your Achilles heel….
    Get some boots…. and you will shine…

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    “And for millennia they have been bulling little boys.”

    raping little girls and SETTING UP KIDNAPPINGS..

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    “Why the hell should felons and freaks become role models, when we have COMMUNITY BUILDERS, COOPERATIVE leaders, Sports GIANTS and (YES) some Church leaders who have EXEMPLIFIED societal excellence?

    so WHY have they done NOTHING to remove the CORRUPTION, misleading and CRIMINALIZING OF YOUNG AFRIKAN PEOPLE…

    why have they NOT OUTED the corrupt politicians…

    why have SO M ANY young people lost TO THE NASTINESS that passes for governance…

    SILENCE IS VIOLENCE…

    SILENCE IS ACCEPTANCE…

    those are no role models i want in CHARGE OF MY GRAND CHILDREN”S lives…if they can;t stand AND BEAT DOWN THE CORRUPT….

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  • Bushie
    Hatred of lies and wickedness whether in the church or bible is central for us.

    Role models constructs are from the very albinos oft decried.

    Our young people are best served by getting to know their Afrikan ancestors. There are no more mighty than them.

    Have you not seen that all your White man’s decency models fuck us up?

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    “Our young people are best served by getting to know their Afrikan ancestors. There are no more mighty than them.”

    we keep REPEATING IT…..they keep IGNORING IT..

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    my grands REJECT ALL THING MANMADE..

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  • (Quote):
    The bottom line is that you have a backward understanding of the criminal justice system. And that backwardness is being deployed using one man as the sacrificial lamb for systemic and historic national failures. The current failures of Mia Mottley
    (Unquote).
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    It would be interesting to see if that same lamb which was sacrificed to Uncle Sam is charged for corruption on his imminent deportation to his homeland.

    If, as has been pointed out by our Northern Observer, a ‘criminal’ law had to be broken in order for the money to become dirty before laundering in the USA, isn’t that, ipso facto, sufficient grounds for DI to face prosecution in Barbados, the domicile where the crime of M/L originated?

    We will watch the actions of the authorities to see if there will be a need for a complainant to come forward.

    Now who could that “complainant” be in order for the monkey criminal justice system in Barbados to work?

    Tasker? The AG?

    Or that man C H who sold D I the sacrificial lamb down the river while shouting ‘Lock he up! Lock he to hell up!’

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    The former CoP said there was no complaint made in Barbados in the Donville matter, althoug the US proved by using the 1929 Barbados law that a crime was INDEED committed locally…

    …they carried out a CHARADE where the current AG claims he is the complainant and the CoP said he could do nothing…

    the FRAUD PARADE..

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    Miller…Donville’s writing a commentary article for local media that don’t have the BALLS to use journalistical ethics, morals and courage to prosecute the corrupt in the parliament and in the minority crimunity….WILL NOT BE THE LATEST BU DISTRACTION..

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  • Chill Jazz Lyrics in the House
    07:08 Miles Davis

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  • Miles was able to make something that was wrong into something that was right

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  • The issue is the corruption of Government bidding process which is granted favours for companies to win contracts by bribing ministers so money is transferred to personal accounts. Some say it is not robbery as the money business pay is recovered from the money they earn in multimillion dollar contracts. But the more enlightened opinion is public is shortchanged as contracted businesses provide substandard work to cut costs and the better value bids are not chosen. The dodgy practices need to be removed.

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    100/100

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  • NorthernObserver

    @David
    When will you learn the USofA is THE enemy. And then anyone or anything which can be linked to that is a close’ish second.
    Once you get that, all becomes logical.
    Did you know Cuba was officially an atheist state for years. In fact, Catholics couldn’t be a CPC member for eons. The people are to listen to you, and for those who refuse to conform, they’ll meet one of your several military arms, who are very familiar with the dispensation of justice. No competition from any fictional God is desired, you are their God ( even if they don’t know it).
    #getwiththeprogram 😂

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  • The former CoP said there was no complaint made in Barbados in the Donville matter, althoug the US proved by using the 1929 Barbados law that a crime was INDEED committed locally…

    …they carried out a CHARADE where the current AG claims he is the complainant and the CoP said he could do nothing…
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    This Donville Inniss issue has been debated on BU…… ad nauseam, yet you continue to mislead the forum.

    Unfortunately, rather than have a rational ‘discussion’ on how your comments are misleading, you prefer to ‘make things about you.’

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    ya come back to make yaself look STUPID AGAIN…

    there is VIDEO of the charade…….where the AG and CoP were discussing the matter…

    don’t you have anything else better to do..

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    and no, i don’t have to post shit….go look for it..

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @The BushMan Griot, well said above re embracing and supporting a ‘rehabilitated’ murderer (in ‘some’ cases, not all 🙏🏿IMHO) as contrasted with the folly of making their story one of idolatry and acclaim!

    The other tangential point related to that is the obfuscation on Oppo leader Barrow in Belize. That type of hop scotch is amusing generally but when it’s done at a supposedly high level of intellectual discourse it’s disturbingly shameful.

    That gent committed his criminal act as a young man in a TOTALLY different sphere to his current operations … not passing ANY judgement on how his past acts may be an indicator of his character and political behaviours BUT that was then and here he is now!

    Inniss committed his crime as a sitting Minister … there can be NO possible equivocation about HIS CHARACTER and corrupt actions as a representative of the people!

    But anyhow @the Blogmaster, you really can’t expect to have your cake and then ‘defecate’ pon it too!

    YOU framed the blog around “Donville Inniss’ arrest and subsequent conviction in the USA” and what it revealed about government officials influencing the affairs of SOE …

    You did NOT lead with @Northern’s observations nor highlight other named individuals … so good sir the subsequent broadsides and misalignment to your main thrust about the “culture of corruptionis on you. Just saying!.

    Inniss is an ‘outlier’ ONLY as a Bajan story. Recently of course there was a similar US indictment for the BVI Premier and for years there have been similar cases. Buuut … lets cast our minds back to the bobol corruption of the TnT govts and Minister John O’Halloran over 40 years ago … he of running to Canada fame with his ill gotten funds.

    My simple point is to reinforce YOUR point that this “mismanagement and corruption” has been endemic across ALL the islands and surely is NOT “unique to Barbados”.

    And to your underlying point and that of the BushMan and others … it is WE the people who condone and authorize these behaviours over and over … cause we all want some too, it seems!

    BTW, which poll was it that gave you the assurance that most Bajans believe ainniss did nothing wrong?? Since when is tekking bribes copecetate !

    I gone.

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  • @ African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved July 20, 2022 10:08 AM
    (Quote).
    the FRAUD PARADE..
    (Unquote).
    ++++++++++++++++++++++

    Indeed, just another case of the passing fraud parade in Barbados.

    Just like how the MoF is trying to convince the stupid people of Barbados that the reason for the writing off of the VAT is that it was deemed “UNCOLLECTIBLE”.

    What a farce!
    How can VAT be uncollectible when it was paid into the consumers to the businesses who acted as mere tax collecting agents of the Crown?

    VAT is an imposition on the final consumers and which they have dutifully settled to the Crown.

    VAT is NOT a financial imposition on the businesses!
    Maybe an administrative burden; but certainly not a tax on their profits.

    It is nothing but downright fraud which has gone unpunished because of the political connections in the failing nepotistic and growingly despotic state called Barbados heading for its Waterloo in a Sri Lanka pointing cul-de-sac.

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  • About 150,000 children were taken from their homes. Many were subjected to physical and sexual abuse in what Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 2015 called “cultural genocide.

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  • @Dee Word

    Prosecuting these types of matters oftentimes call for a multi prong message approach to achieve multiple objectives. The blogmaster accepts the approach is missed by many on the blog given the narrow prisms utilized.

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  • Last/last

    RE: “ya come back to make yaself look STUPID AGAIN…”

    My friend, you CONTINUE to make yourself LOOK STUPID on BU on a DAILY BASIS.

    Today, you ‘said,’ “the US proved by using the 1929 Barbados law that a crime was INDEED committed locally, which is a DEVIATION from your INITIAL ARGUMENT that the USA Justice Department charged and incarcerated Inniss using Barbados 1929 laws.

    RE: “there is VIDEO of the charade…….where the AG and CoP were discussing the matter…”

    Yes, the AG and former CoP discussed the issue, but Marshall NEVER mentioned anything you are ACCUSING him of mentioning.

    RE: “don’t you have anything else better to do..”

    Unlike you, I contribute to topics on which I have knowledge.
    If YOU had “anything else better TO DO,” you wouldn’t be on BU from EARLY MORNING to LATE in the evening, posting modified versions of the same contribution to ‘EVERY SINGLE’ ARTICLE posted to this forum for discussion.

    What person in ‘their right mind’ would do that?

    For an individual who claims to be writing books and magazines, conducting research and managing several websites, you SPEND an INORDINATE AMOUNT of TIME on BU.

    YOU ARE A VERY UNSTABLE AND ABUSIVE person.

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  • NO
    Please. Not only Amerikkka. Your entire White world. Including your fascist Japanese vassals.

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  • NorthernObserver

    “And then anyone or anything which can be linked to that is a close’ish second”
    I couldn’t list them all, but am sure you can specify as required.

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  • @ NO
    “The people are to listen to you, and for those who refuse to conform, they’ll meet one of your several military arms, who are very familiar with the dispensation of justice.”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    How was this fundamentally different to, (or even any way CLOSE to) what the FBI and CIA ROUTINELY did / do on a GLOBAL scale?

    There is a COMMON spiritual driver of this kind of thinking and behavior. However, those that are adapted NATURALLY to the philosophy of such wickedness are easily identified by their material success in the system of greed, selfishness and spite.

    The ‘follow-pattern’ brass bowls who have foolishly ADOPTED this albigno-centric philosophy (when their NATURAL disposition is completely different) have ALSO done shiite, but you can easily see from the third world results that they reap …of debt, default, chaos and serfdom…. that they are mere copiers….

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  • Many youths would like to shoot someone.
    Who is more corrupt the convicted ministers or the gunmen.

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  • Miller, correct. Appropriation of Vat by any other party than the Treasury is theft, plain and simple.

    In other words, those not paying it over need to be prosecuted.

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    “but you can easily see from the third world results that they reap …of debt, default, chaos and serfdom…. that they are mere copiers…”

    that’s all they are COPIERS and PARROTS….and want everyone else to be JUST LIKE THEM…FRAUDS..

    hopefully no one else comes up with another throw away phrase like Kofi Annan did or THAT’S ALL WE WILL HEAR ABOUT FOR THE NEXT 50 YEARS….puke worthy…not an orginal thought between them..

    “Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 2015 called “cultural genocide.”

    Hants…the Canadian government finally agreed to pay out a bunch in reparations…..but that can never heal those wounds, when it’s divided up, there is not really much to go around..

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    “Indeed, just another case of the passing fraud parade in Barbados.

    Just like how the MoF is trying to convince the stupid people of Barbados that the reason for the writing off of the VAT is that it was deemed “UNCOLLECTIBLE”.

    What a farce!
    How can VAT be uncollectible when it was paid into the consumers to the businesses who acted as mere tax collecting agents of the Crown?”

    re the VAT…they ALLOWED it to be STOLEN for their CUT…since then another 6 milllion in VAT is unaccounted for…

    re the FRAUD PARADE in the Donville case, where corrupt governments cannot prosecute corrupt fellow members……..ALL of us on BU sat and watched that video…they are fooling NO ONE..

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  • ARTAX
    RE Unfortunately, rather than have a rational ‘discussion’ on how your comments are misleading, you prefer to ‘make things about you.’

    WHY DO YOU BOTHER WITH THAT IDIOT, SIR? CANT YOU SEE THAT THE WOMAN IS A SELF SEEKING WANNABEE?

    THIS IS A WOMAN THAT PREACHES HERE DAILY ABOUT HOW WHITE PEOPLE FIGURATIVELY SCREWED PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCENT AND TAUGHT PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCENT TO FIGURATIVELY SCREW PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCENT SUCH THAT IS ALL THAT COUNTS, BUT YET…………..YOU KNOW THE REST OF MY POINT. LOL

    SHE CAN NOT SHOW BY ILLUSTRATING VIA A PUNETT SQUARE HOW TWO BLACK PEOPLE GAVE RISE TO THE WHITE FOLK OR ANY ETHIC GROUP TO SUPPORT HER RUBBISH ABOUT THE BLACK ORIGINS OF ANY ONE BUT DEFAECATES DAILY ON BU FROM THE ECTOPIC COUMNAR EPITHELIA IN HER CRANIUM

    SHE DOES NOT KNOW THAT ABRAHAM THE FATHER CAME FROM OVER OR ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER (TIGRIS OR EUPHRATES) WHICH IS ESSENTIALLY WHAT THE WORD HEBREW LITERALLY MEANS, BUT CLAIMS THAT ISRAELIS CAME FROM THE BLACK RACES, (SOME FOLK WILL NOW SAY BUT GP THERE ARE BLACK JEWS……FORCING ME TO TELL THEM WHY, AND OFFER PUNETT SQUARES IN EXPLANATION OF THEIR IDIOTIC CHALLENGE).

    CAN YOU NOW SEE WHY I CONSIDER COMING HERE WHEN BORED, IS THE CARTOON SECTION FOR MY DAILY READING
    .

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  • NorthernObserver

    @BT
    There is little difference.
    They are “special”. Special forces, Special Ops, Special Task Forces, Special Missions,… sometime you can substitute Elite, or they have both special and elite 😆
    Whenever the is no explanation for public consumption, they are “special”.
    Most nations have them.

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    ALL of us on BU sat and watched that video of the AG and CoP discoursing on the Donville matter……they are fooling NO ONE.

    but as i said…am hoping there are at least 50 UNSEALED INDICTMENTS by now…

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  • @Crusoe

    What about in cases the government owes the business?

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    “In other words, those not paying it over need to be prosecuted.”

    how are you going to prosecute your CO-CONSPIRATOR in stealing BILLIONS OF DOLLARS in VAT and money from the treasury and pension fund..

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    are yall forgetting so QUICKLY mrs. maloney’s husband part in the vaccine scam….so who was going to prosecute 48 million dollars SKIMMED from the treasury…..

    .what a breeze, a CAKEWALK…..if not for those dudes in the entertainment company…being slick and tiefing the down payment…lol

    so who wuddah get prosecute….

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  • On January 1st, 1997, the initial VAT threshold was $60,000 per annum.
    The threshold was subsequently increased to $80,000 per annum, on January 1st, 2010.

    Those rates would obviously include small businesses such as village shops, mini-marts, boutiques, water-sports, house and apartment rentals etc.

    So, bear in mind owners of these businesses would’ve benefited from the VAT write-offs as well.

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  • @ Crusoe July 20, 2022 1:10 PM
    Quote):
    Miller, correct. Appropriation of Vat by any other party than the Treasury is theft, plain and simple.
    In other words, those not paying it over need to be prosecuted.
    (Unquote).
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    There are (genuine) cases where and when VAT can be written off.

    These apply mainly to situations where goods and services are sold on credit but the merchants/suppliers are unable to recoup the receivable for whatever reason.

    But there is already adequate provision in the legislation (and on the VAT returns) to cover such cases.

    It is blindingly obvious that the writing off of such large sums of VAT under the instruction of the MoF can only be ‘justified’ through the lens of a politically-approved quid pro quo between the present administration and those who might have contributed handsomely to the coffers of the political party’s electoral campaign(s).

    But what can the taxpayers expect from a government which believes the Auditor General is a cu**nt to be politically screwed and dismissed year-in-year out and his reports thrown away like a used Johnny?

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    “There are (genuine) cases where and when VAT can be written off.”

    but these got the gonads to attempt to justify, explain away and LIE ABOUT THE THEFT OF 1 BILLION DOLLARS IN VAT……and then IGNORE the Auditor General when he brings up the thefts and DISAPPEARANCE of money from VAT, TREASURY and PENSION fund…..if those those dirty traitors could blame the thefts on the people, they would..

    that can only be a cult that the little frauds for groupie fowls gotta run out on the blog and attack people to COVER UP THOSE CRIMES….they should see themselves..

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  • David,

    The net amount should be paid over by the relevant party. Either way.

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    Miller…i saw an article yesterday where i think it was chartered accounts say…that IGNORING the Auditor General will RETURN TO BITE THEM…EVENTUALLY..

    ..because the international community don’t take kindly TO BEGGARS…can’t account for BILLIONS OF MISSING DOLLARS…but can appear in front of them WITH BEGGING BOWLS IN HAND..

    a lot of people are WEIGHING IN…and what they are saying…means…these are UNDER A MICROSCOPE…no matter how they PRETEND OTHERWISE..

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  • @Miller

    You are correct the minister under the Act has the authority to waive/write off various fees/penalties. Isn’t it true to also say that there should be accountability built in as well where the rationale must be disclosed and supported by the technocrats in the finance ministry? This way the minister’s decision can be audited?

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  • Donville will serve his time and could be deported or not.

    Ingrid Innes could stay in Canada and is unlikely to be extradited to the US If she has good Canadian lawyers.

    Alex Tasker could be another ” fall guy ” but get a ” plea deal “.

    Buh doan mine me. I distracted by Crop Over soca videos.

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  • Blogmaster:

    To get back to the Inniss case, how can an extradition order against Tasker be successful when there is no case to be answered for any criminal activity relating to the aiding and abetting of M/L in the USA?

    What Bajan laws did he break, allegedly, by aiding and abetting in the washing of dirty money?

    Maybe he needs to heed the advice of the previous PM and get a ‘proper’ lawyer to represent his interest and prevent him from going to Sing Sing in NY.

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  • @Miller

    Tasker and Inness were charged with conspiracy to launder which probably has to do with the wire transfer to the dental company.

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  • William Skinner

    In the meantime we are moving to make it more difficult for citizens to be involved in rate case hearings against entities such as the Light and Power.
    Oh what a tangle web we weave, when first we seek to deceive.( destruct)
    Not a banana republic yet but………………….

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  • William Skinner

    Should be distract not destruct.

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  • @ David July 20, 2022 4:41 PM

    For there to be a conspiracy to launder there must be “dirty” money involved.

    Where is the evidence that the money was dirty in order to be laundered?

    What piece (s) of criminal legislation was breached to cause the money/wire transfer (that is proceeds of alleged criminal activity) to become dirty?

    Why are there no local criminal charges being brought against any of the parties involved?

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  • The source was masked when the wire transgress down. This would have been part of the BF&M information sharing no doubt.

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  • Looka the usual hypocrites. Not stinking me to borrow from a fellow BUer.

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  • @ David July 20, 2022 4:56 PM

    So what is stopping the Bajan law enforcement authorities from invoking the relevant legislation (the Prevention of Corruption in Public Office or however it is so titled) to bring charges against the parties involved (excluding, of course, the whistleblower Millar)?
    Political nepotism still rampant among the corrupt cabal making up the duopoly?

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  • @Miller

    The retired COP and former AG tried to make a case that a complaint would have to be initiated to trigger an investigation. The blogmaster does not buy it. As NO opined this action was triggered by BF&M and local authorities went along for the ride because there is no appetite to investigate the matter – it would disrupt the local establishment.

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  • David

    Remember, according to the indictment, Innes and Tasker were alleged to have used two ‘false invoices’ for consultancy services rendered, to facilitate the wire transfer of US$16,536.73 from BF&M’s bank account in Bermuda, to a bank account of a bank in Elmont, New York, in the name of Inniss’ friend’s dental practice.

    And, BF&M, as the then parent company of ICBL, co-operated with the US Justice Department.

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  • That is correct Artax. There are several actors in the BF&M shop who the blogmaster suspects were in the ‘loop’.

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  • @ David July 20, 2022 5:31 PM

    Confession at last is good for the Bajan hoity-toity’ soul.

    William Skinner should be proud of you.

    That is why the CoP at that time was put between a most politically pressured rock and a professionally compromised hard place.

    But the DPP has that Constitutionally-enshrined authority to investigate any matter smelling of criminal perfume.

    The question is why NO action until Uncle Sam had to ring the bell in order to make an example of a greedy talkative buffoon whose petty stealing of taxpayers’ monies started way back at the QEH as the MoH.

    BTW, what has ever become of that legal luminary called “Greene” of such strong DLP persuasion who incessantly argued that there is No way the Don called Inniss could ever be charged and convicted for corruption, bribery or Money Laundering in Barbados? At least he has been proven to be “Spot on”!

    Thank God for Uncle Sam! Please forgive the miller, Dear Pachamama (and GP).

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  • Please direct the forum to any information that indicates “the DPP has that Constitutionally-enshrined authority to investigate any matter smelling of criminal perfume?”

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  • NorthernObserver

    I ‘believe’ there were TWO transfers to the dental operation? Some months apart.
    This is ‘supposedly’ what led BF&M to question these two payments.
    During the trial, Ms Millar described the back and forth on how to make payment.
    The ⁉️⁉️ is, why couldn’t ICBL obtain $US in Bdos and wire them? Why go through H/O?
    Ms Millar testimony+ what was actually done, makes me think a deal was cut, but the deal makers had not a clue how to execute it.
    For JC sake, you don’t ask your CFO to ‘creat an invoice’ she knows is false?

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  • NorthernObserver

    Posted too early ……con’t
    The LAST person you wish to know of any such deal is the CFO!!!
    Get the damn invoice, think it through, have it approved, and it ends up in A/P for payment.
    If it gets questioned, and it may, have a story ready, that backs up the invoice.
    You don’t tell your CFO to go ask the VP Marketing how the invoice should read.
    Simple incompetence.
    I doubt somehow that AT will be invited to the Dons next Old Years Nite affair

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  • @NO

    It is New Years affair, his birthday.

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  • NorthernObserver

    Sorry I was a day off lol

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  • ALEX TASKER HOPE YOU ARE READING THIS.

    HE WHO LAUGHS FIRST CRIES LAST.

    NEVER FORGOT WHAT YOU TOLD ME AT A LOCAL DIGICEL SPONSORED GOLF TOURNAMENT.

    YOUR ASS IS UNCLE SAM’S NOW BUDDY.

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  • NorthernObserver

    Yes, there were two wire transfers, in the amounts of $16,536.73 and $20,000, respectively.

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  • Quote:
    Please direct the forum to any information that indicates “the DPP has that Constitutionally-enshrined authority to investigate any matter smelling of criminal perfume?”
    (Unquote).
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    It is assumed that the old ‘Crown’ Constitution still applies to the fast ripening banana republic:

    (Quote):
    79. (1) There shall be a Director of Public Prosecutions whose office shall be a public office.

    (2) The Director of Public Prosecutions shall, subject to section 79A, have power in any case in which he considers it desirable so to do:

    (a) to institute and undertake criminal proceedings against any person before any court other than a court-martial in respect of any offence against the law of Barbados;

    (b) to take over and continue any such criminal proceedings that may have been instituted by any other person or authority;

    (Unquote).

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  • ARTAX
    WHAT YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT SUCH DEVILS ONLY COME OUT WITH MUCH PRAYER AND FASTING
    DO LIKE ME
    GO LOOK AT SOME GOOD LOOKING WOMEN AT THE WORLD ATHLETIC CHAMPIONSHIP
    THIS IDIOT IS TOO FLIPPING UGLY

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  • “It is assumed that the old ‘Crown’ Constitution still applies to the fast ripening banana republic….”
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    The information in Sections 79: 1; 2 (a), (b) is self explanatory and there isn’t anything therein that explicitly states the “DPP has that Constitutionally-enshrined AUTHORITY to INVESTIGATE ANY MATTER….”

    What has been presented from Barbados’ Constitution, is included in the Constitutions of countries whose legal system includes a DPP.

    The DPP does not have any investigative functions.
    The DPP simply decides whether or not there is sufficient evidence to prosecute an individual for committing summary or indictable offences.

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  • @ac
    Where are you?

    You are a modern day John the Baptist crying in the wilderness of BU. Your cry of ‘Repent’ fall on deaf ears but yet you persist.

    Please come and bring bread to the table; this lunch of recycled hot air is tiring.

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  • Lock them up this kind of unfair business practice has been going on for years
    The excuse of COVID does not ring true
    Lock them up
    Xxcccc

    $40 million debt
    THAT’S HOW MUCH HOTELIERS OWE THE STRUGGLING SMALL HOTEL INVESTMENT FUND
    By Marlon Madden
    Small hotel operators in Barbados have been unable to meet their debt obligation to the now struggling Small Hotel Investment Fund (SHIF), which was established to provide financing for the optimization of their properties.
    Mahmood Patel, Chairman of the Intimate Hotels of Barbados (IHB), which represents just over 40 small hotels, disclosed that some members owed some $40 million to the SHIF, which is managed by the Enterprise Growth Fund Ltd. (EGFL).
    He made the revelation on Wednesday in his annual report to the IHB’s annual general meeting at the Island Inn Hotel.
    Patel suggested that the COVID-19 pandemic had impacted the ability of the small hotel operators to make good on their debt obligation.
    “IHB hoteliers are indebted approximately $40 million to the SHIF fund. Unfortunately, the fund has not performed as well, as overall payments have been tardy. When you mine down that information though, and I do not want to go into details, but it is one or two members that might even pay a cent and that has created a case of ‘Peter paying for Paul’,” he said.
    “IHB needs to find a way to have a conversation with the state [about] how do we fix this, how do we reinvent the fund or recapitalise the fund because the majority of the members were paying before COVID. That is something I would like to throw out there – how do we sit down and fix this problem for IHB members. We need to recapitalise, we need to reinvent our inventory, our plant. We have to find a constructive and creative way to get out of this hole,” said Patel.
    He said the IHB was currently engaging the EGFL in an “economic analysis” relating to the SHIF and once completed there would be a conversation between the IHB, EGFL and the Ministry of Finance to maybe find a “fiscal space” for IHB in the BEST [Barbados Employment and Sustainable Transformation] programme and then to constructively look at the debt challenges.
    He said the hope was to come up with a debt restructuring plan for the sector.
    “I would like to suggest that maybe we also look for other sources of funding like equity or sovereign funding, but we have to find space to renovate and modernise.”
    At the same time, Patel urged small hotel operators to take advantage of the Energy Smart Fund, which is also managed by the EGFL but to provide financial and technical support for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.
    He said it was necessary for the sector to be “repurposed” to become more relevant in the changing tourism market.
    He noted that in the previous iteration of the Energy Smart Fund, which is recapitalised by the Inter-American Development Bank and the European Union under the Sustainable Energy Investment Programme, only about five per cent of the IHB group applied for funding to carry out photovoltaic projects.
    This fund provides loans, grants and rebates for green projects.
    “I would like to implore all members to take up this offer. Interest rates are 3.75 per cent and I know, at least from my experience, energy is the second highest cost for my small hotel,” said Patel.
    Minister of Tourism and International Transport Senator Lisa Cummins meanwhile, admitted that the SHIF was in need of a revamp, but urged the tourism industry operators to pay up what they owed.
    She said the SHIF had been under review over the last few months and admitted that it was “not the best performing fund” of the EGFL, which manages several funds.
    “It was perhaps one of the two worse performing funds in the arsenal of dedicated funds, and largely because of repayments,” said Cummins.
    “I think if this moment in time has taught us anything it is that change is required of all of us and even if the Government were to find the fiscal space to capitalise new funds including the SHIF, there has to also be a responsibility to come from everyone to repay the funds that are made available so that we are not only benefiting ourselves, but we are allowing and creating space for others who will come behind in those five and seven years intervals or new entrants into the market to also access those funds,” she said.
    “It is simply not acceptable to be able to benefit from funds like SHIF and not repay those funds because you are damaging the sector that we represent. So that is going to be an important responsibility and I am going to call on the leadership of the IHB to ensure that you play a role in policing, along with the Government, the obligations that go along with the rights or access that Government will make available to the sector,” said Cummins.
    During his presentation, Patel also reported that the IHB was inching closer to establishing a solar photovoltaic farm and a co-operative.
    He also spoke of the need for more marketing and public relations financing while pointing out that the $50,000 received from the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) for the period 2016 to 2018 was simply not enough.
    “It is very little, and we will be coming to the BTMI hopefully to increase that budget to do very specific actions for our group,” he said. marlonmadden@barbadostoday.bb

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  • The Fix Is In

    GP and his White Jews bunkum

    The Wandering Jew
    12 Tribes of Israel
    Ten Lost Tribes of Israel
    Lost Tribes were located “beyond the rivers of Abyssinia” (which is Ethiopia)
    The 10 tribes were gradually assimilated by other peoples and thus disappeared from history

    Romans were White and Jews were Brown
    Some Jews migrated to Europe with Romans for work and intermarried with Europeans some Romans converted to Judaism

    The origin of Eastern European Jews revealed by autosomal, sex chromosomal and mtDNA polymorphisms
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2964539/
    Six Jewish populations: EEJ, Moroccan Jews, Iraqi Jews. Iranian Jews, Yemenite Jews and Ethiopian Jews, which have been studied for all the autosomal markers used in this study, are included in the analysis. EEJ are defined on the basis of history as those Jews originating from the areas of the Polish-Lithuanian Kingdom and their descendants in bordering regions, encompassing the territories of Russia, Poland, the Baltic States, Belarus, Moldavia, Moldova (the north-eastern part of Romania) and the Ukraine. The Data on the non-autosomal markers were also available for other Jewish populations: Bulgarian Jews (X, mtDNA), Turkish Jews (X, mtDNA), Tunisian Jews (mtDNA), Libyan Jews (Y, mtDNA) and Djerban Jews (Y).

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  • (Quote):
    The DPP does not have any investigative functions.
    The DPP simply decides whether or not there is sufficient evidence to prosecute an individual for committing summary or indictable offences.
    (Unquote).
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    It was never argued that the Office of the DPP had an investigative function or the capacity/resources to perform such.

    What is known that the DPP can at any time issue an “Order” to the BPS for such an investigation to be performed in order to collect evidence to support the prosecution of any case against any person ‘suspected’ of breaking the Law.

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