In yesterday’s press there was a reminder of Richard ‘Johnny’ Cheltenham’s appointment as Chairman of the Parliamentary Reform Commission (PRC). The mandate of the PRC according to Attorney General Dale Marshall at a recent press conference is to review the structure and function of parliament.
The other news of interest was the Barbados Bar Association (BBA) calling for action from government to address “issues affecting the rights of persons in police custody…protocols governing the conduct of attorney’s confidential communication with accused persons’ (Nation newspaper 13/02/2023). The BBA was reacting to the discovery of a cellphone in recording mode found in the interview room where attorneys at law interview clients.
The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) in its 2018 Covenant of Hope states at item number 3, ‘The Barbados Labour Party stands for good and transparent governance’. Similarly under Aims and Objects item (g) of the Guidelines of the Barbados Bar Association (Chapter 363) it states- ‘To settle questions of professional conduct, discipline and etiquette’.
The two news items should given Barbadians cause to pause. It is over 50 years the two main political parties have been promising Barbadians to enact transparency laws i.e. integrity and freedom of information legislation. Two committees of parliament, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and Committee of Privileges have always predictably failed to bring matters tabled to a head. Is there any reason the public is apathetic about governance matters and as a consequence unwilling to participate in government the essence of which is required to maintain a relevant democracy?
The same ineffectiveness can be attributed to the BBA and its complementary entity the Disciplinary Committee (DC). Barbadians have rightly been resigned to complaints raised before the two entities – mandated in law to serve the public – being willfully frustrated. Attorney after attorney rotate through the job of president of the BBA in the hunt for two letters – QC, KC, SC take your pick. The letters confer seniority and priority how the conferee does business in the court system and importantly the ability to charge larger fees to the public. It is a system that continues to be manipulated by the legal fraternity to the disadvantage of members of the public.
Barbados Underground has posted several blogs supported by documents to expose a matter which involves attorney at law Richard ‘Johnny’ Cheltenham. For the purpose of this blog the same matter requires Cheltenham to present himself at a Disciplinary Committee meeting. From all reports he has refused to appear AND the DC seems powerless to resolve the matter. The continued manipulation of justice by the BBA and DC with the support of government translates to ordinary citizens being chafed. Now we have the news a government that promised ‘good and transparent governance’ has appointed Cheltenham as Chairman of the PRC, another example of the political class laughing at we.
See a few relevant links:
- 13 Years Later – Everton Cumberbatch Vs Larry Tatem, Leroy Parris and Johnny Cheltenham
- Doyen of the Political Class Attorney at Law Sir Richard Cheltenham Ignores the Court
- Who Johnny Cheltenham think he is?
Prime Minister Mottley and members of her government can continue to deliver the pretty talk, however, as long as citizens continue to be frustrated while seeking justice, it is all a pappyshow forcing chickens to come home to roost. Are we there yet? The President of the BBA can issue pretty statements, however, as long as citizens are frustrated in the hunt for justice, it is all a pappyshow forcing the chickens to come home to roost. Are we there yet?
People in positions of power abuse the trust that is given to them and also do careless terrible work. They should be held accountable and lose their positions.
In a hundred years from now
We will not recognize this place
The dollar store is filled with love
Half the parking lot if full of grace
Now, judges with their snoopies on
With glorious and true restraint
A child is gonna rule them all
The prophets of the human race
Hey now, can you picture yourself
Hey now, in the physical sense
Hey now, it’s a continuous thing
Hey now, like a mother and father
Somebody give me a break, the clutch tore up
You put both hands up, I put four
Can’t teach a fast dog how to stand still
Mano y mano it’s the hand, the hand still
Somebody give me a break, the clutch went out
Tax slap hands, I’m about to man out
Can’t teach em at the morgue how to stand to still
See y’all tomorrow for the man to man
Now that was all so long ago
See the babies, they are running wild
If you get too close, they run away
So tonight we better stay inside
So when everything shall come our way
We simply put my snoopies on
I’ll share them with you, I don’t mind
Let me be your microphone
Will I ever get tired of this
Will I ever get turned around
Will I ever get old of you
Give me a break now, the clutch went out
Will I ever go back again
Will I ever get used to me
Will I ever be smart enough
How do I know if I’m totally clean?
It’s the elastic youth, coming to size up your plastic troop
Keep a pot of caution, boil it in the hot
I wonder why, so why not
Move like a used car and you get used up wherever you are
So they say me and my crew get it new all day
Couple of shots of calamity
Pacha…apparently it’s only in Barbados and in these tiny jurisdictions with incompetent fools, politicians can laugh all the way to the bank and get away..
.these int laughing for this collossal f-up…though..
“Spain Spends $275 Million On Trains That Won’t Fit Through Tunnels
Any hole’s a goal unless you’re a Spanish train operator.
Two transport bosses from Spain’s rail operator Renfe have been fired after ordering €258 million ($275 million) of trains that don’t fit through the railway’s tunnels. Although the image of a train trying to fit into a small tunnel [insert your own tasteful mental image here] is amusing, fortunately for all Spanish rail passengers, the mistake was discovered before the trains could become impromptu convertibles.
As with all government debacles, this involved a diverse team of highly trained screwups, including rail infrastructure management company Adif (who didn’t measure things correctly), Renfe (who ordered the wrong trains), and transport manufacturer CAF, who figured out the error in 2021 but didn’t do anything until now.”
pm mottley says grow more food
As a very obedient slave, I am doing just that. Freezer full of melt in yuh mout cassava. Sweet potatoes big and sweet fuh days, plum tomatoes, lettuce, beans, pigeon peas, okras, kale, sweet peppers et cetera, et cetera, et cetera!
Taking a break from fretting!
Did you kill off cuhdear and raided her crops?
Indeed, the time for Barbados to start thinking of feeding itself is now. We should not wait until there is a worldwide food shortage to think of feeding ourselves.
But what about those who commit predial larceny or the monkeys that steal the fruit. Apart from a call to grow more food, these groups of bad actors need to be taken into consideration.
Money gettin spen
hope you planning a kitchen garden strategy for when you become a returning national.Also don’t forget your ” duty free ” entitlements.
For some reason, which i will post in a few…i dont think they will laugh much longer. Gabby got it right.
“COMMON SENSE AND COMMON SCIENCE
I wish I was a medical doctor
But that I’m not
Several medical doctors
Put big phama on the spot
They have surely proven
The Covid 19 vaccine
Is nothing but a medical disaster
Yes a fake !
It’s absolutely amazing
How we got flummoxed
With a stab
A Medical Piranha
A blood clot causing jab
The way authorities pushed it
It seemed to us a charm
To go to a medical facility
And get it in your arm
In all the years of medicine
When trials cause people to die
After a dozen or so deaths
We kiss the experiment goodbye !
But not this Corona Baby
We Feed It Everyday
Into people’s bodies
Without a Hope or Pray
Once given this ‘ vaccine ‘
Sees a health Transformation
Then takes the scene
Many family members
Hurting to the core
Brothers and Sisters
Are with us all no more!
This is Medical Malpractice
And should be treated as such
This is but the kiss of death
Given with a velvet touch
Where’s the investigation
Throughout the world
And the West Indies?
This is truly
By the Big Pharmacies
They have already admitted
The jabs can’t stop the Spread
Of this Plandemic Fiasco
Get ready to bury your dead !
Written February 13th, 2023. From 6.31pm to 7.06 pm. By:
( Gabberts )”
All laughing done…not a fella int laughing no more..
This is how the story really went, the first post had the Swiss attorney general as the one facing prosecution, it’s in reality the health minister…in case it still dont look that way, they coming for all the MINIONS….watch it cascade.
“Criminal Charges Filed Against Swiss President For Lies Over COVID-19 Jab Safety & Effectiveness
A Swiss banker named Pascal Najadi has reportedly convinced the Switzerland Attorney General to prosecute the Swiss President and Minister of Health for making false statements about the COVID-19 shots.
“The President himself and the Minister of Health are under investigation, indictment, and prosecution by the Swiss Attorney General,” U.S. Attorney Todd Callender said.
“It’s the first criminal complaint anywhere on the planet that has legs. This is the first time anywhere anybody has been charged with these crimes and it happened in Switzerland,” he added.
“I’m also working with a Royal family in Southeast Asia who had one of their family members killed. They are able to by virtue of their lineage and power in that country to convene their own war crimes tribunals,” Callender noted.
Callender explained they’re pursuing those charges outside of the United States because they can’t get anything done inside the Unit.”
Nope! I am missing her just like you are. I hope she is well.
I reap only what I sow.
I am just getting better at it.
I have seen only two monkeys this side years ago although I heard they were around and doing damage. Apparently there has been some attempt at culling recently though.
The praedial larceny guys want more than I have to offer. But I did get my neighbours flock of sheep THREE TIMES. Got at my sweet potato leaves and the cherry tree leaves but…..the mad woman has dealt with that.
They will not be back!
From what I see, the case has to do with spreading false information about the effectiveness of the vaccines in preventing the spread to others.
That idea was about only for a short time in Barbados. It soon became clear that it wasn’t entirely effective in that regard.
I do remember that it took our government a little time to change course.
How much did they understand is the question!
And, some idiot ‘said’ you are obsessed.
Did she really? I didn’t see that. These days I only do hit and run. I never checked for her reply.
Government’s chief legal advisor Attorney General Dale Marshall is deeply concerned about the callous gun-related deaths in Barbados. In fact, he describes the 2022 crime stats, 43 murders, 33 by gun, as outrageous.
Don’t worry yourself, that remark was made on another thread.
I know exactly which one. I just did not bother to check for it.
Almost every comment, the poor fool keeps bringing up about people calling her a liar. Of course, she never thinks that the fault lies with her lies!
She cannot get over people calling her what she is.
The funniest one was Lawson and the clicks. You couldn’t make that one up!
See how Lawson disappeared! He knew he no longer had plausible deniability after what he said. Flat out RACIST! Even with the so-called Afrikan attempting to provide cover, he knew the gig was up.
Poke them hard enough and they show themselves!
Trying to provide cover for racist systems, politicians and cops, shifting the blame to black people in a sneaky way that can appear reasonable is what Lawson always did. Some people, including black people fall for it. It is dangerous.
But…back to the topic.. at least for others. I am taking a break from fretting.
A reasonable perspective shared by the Senator.
I’m sure you probably realised I don’t contribute as frequently as I did previously, and I’ve also decided in 2023, not to engage in any ‘tit for tats.’
A few days ago in response to Frank and Bimlady on the “UWI Discrimination” thread, I ‘said,’ I’ve read several historical perspectives relative to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and origins of Islam.”
It is very IMPORTANT to NOTE I also mentioned, “If THIS and other information I’ve SEEN ARE TRUE……”
The lady, COMPLETELY IGNORED that statement to
use FOUR (4) CONSECUTIVE contributions…… and 5 or 6 thereafter, to verbally abused me.
Perhaps the epitome of “contributing something useful to BU.”
UNSURPRISINGLY, a member of her fan club, also came out to make a dishonest, malicious comment in her defense.
But, what the heck. Why bother one’s self with people with whom you do not share any professional, casual or personal relationship?
And there is no time and no place for your isms
junk is what your thoughts they manifests
Nuh spread nuh propaganda cause yu caant stop dis
Now dem a ponder how di ghetto yute so slick
And wicked heart, I must put you down
Burning you with words power and sound
Never see I when I clean only when I dirty
No other like Jah be wise
And ah Jah ah guide
Some cyar recognise
Wicked heart, must put you down
Burning you with words power and sound, yea
Full time Babylon realise
Every ghetto youth is element of surprise
And wicked heart, I must put you down
Burning you with words power and sound
Final submission date
THE FINAL DATE for submission of comments and recommendations to the Constitutional Reform Commission (CRC) is 4 p.m. on April 14.
Perhaps the D of the B to the U could set up a brand new fred to hack into the branes from the brightest of the dimmest Buers eye dears
People also ask
Is Barbados part of the USA?
Barbados is an independent country. Free of colonialism, imperialism and other ownership ism’s.
What is Barbados political ideology?
The politics of Barbados function within a framework of a parliamentary republic with strong democratic traditions; constitutional safeguards for nationals of Barbados include: freedom of speech, press, worship, movement, and association.
Is Barbados republic or democracy?
The tiny Caribbean country of Barbados has attracted headlines worldwide for its transition in November 2021 to the political status of a republic after more than three hundred years with the British sovereign as head of state.
What is the economic crisis in Barbados?
Barbados has continuously incurred debt, from international financing institutions such as the International Monetary Fund, since its independence from Great Britain in 1966. As of 2017, the estimated national debt of Barbados is $7.92 billion (USD).
Go and wake the town, here comes the sound
To give the people freedom and put away you frown
Babylon, you get no turn
The ‘Binghi Youth see you plantation getting burn
Lovely morning filled with the beauty of goodness life can’t done
Lovely morning–give thanks for life, strive with the rising sun
Lovely morning filled with the beauty of goodness life can’t done
Nyabinghi chanting–give thanks for life, I strive with the rising sun
Hail de ghetto youths them on de River Nile bank
All is but just, de Rasta better give thanks
Black people give thanks for the giving of thanks
Nuff of what Babylon did are for Vance
Emmanuel says fi burn de slave master ranch
Yow! If you’re greedy, you broke off with the branch
Joy and love, it is so important
Salvation for the people, it is significant
De Bobo Youth ah love them from ah distance
Heed de youth them response
Ah bless you in this
Lovely morning filled with the beauty of goodness from the rain that comes
Nyabinghi chanting–give thanks for life, strive with the rising sun
Lovely morning filled with the beauty of goodness, so life can’t done
Nyabinghi chanting–give thanks for life–yay yeahh!
Holy Mount Zion, joy Mother Earth
Woman go back in a your skirt
Pacha…keep that mental level up to its highest degree. It certainly was the right call. No turning back, ah just wont post on specific people anymore…with the limited amount of DNA to go around, wont want to end up with another army of family bosie….dont know what i will get next…..keeping and embracing evabody as is my nature…because it is what it is…but i dont have room for anymore…so when ya see me silent on people and only referring to issues in a broad manner..that is why.
Yes, Waru. Will try!
Poor Cheltenham, as compared.
There was a case where one of his colleagues showed up at a murder scene and proceeded to alter the evidence in significant ways before investigators were called.
Their Greek, Socrates, is allegedl to have posed the eternal primary philosophical question about what a particular phenomenon means in and of itself.
Will there ever be a time when the answer to his question can be approach? Is it not past time when the very nature of what passes for reality be interrogated, in fundamental ways?
Disinfo black ops
A special investigation exposing the companies and states behind global disinformation
Why are white peoples lies called black ops shouldn’t they be white ops
Why is it to stand and deny the work of his Imperial Majesty
Emperor Selassie I?
Why is it to rebel against each other when we work to establish
our own nobility?
So Negro,dem no really know we yet
Score done show say dem have no pie-fry!
Oneness-mess up dem and dem wicked flex
Warrior roll wet or dry,hey!
Blackness! some ah dem no really know we yet
Score done show say dem ha’ the pie-fry!
Oneness-mess up dem and dem wicked flex
Warrior roll wet or dry
“Attorney General Dale Marshall announced at a post-Cabinet media conference last Friday that an eight-member Parliamentary Reform Commission (PRC) will provide recommendations on how the legislature could be transformed to better suit the country’s needs. ”
Is anyone keeping a list of the various commissions?
How many have we created in the past 5 years?
How many active commissions do we have?
Is anyone overseeing all of these commissions?
If not, please appoint me lead commissioner – (King For Commissioners) with the title of KFC
(I am here fighting for a good (sensible) F word, but cannot find one.
Fees for meals could be paid to KFC (that’s me – King of all Comissions)
“There was a case where one of his colleagues showed up at a murder scene and proceeded to alter the evidence in significant ways before investigators were called.”
I read about that in a book….it was terrible, the whole ugly saga, and very detailed, who was involved in the coverup, who desecrated the deceased…….so disrespectful of the diginty of the victim..so inhumane.
They cant see reality even if we drop it on their heads, one of the reasons being, they dont want to.
I share the same thoughts of Kristina Hinds.
This is like taking your car to two repair shops and have one working on the back and the other on the front end. It is more likely that you will end up with a problem and not a car in perfect working order.
But then again, it is possible that all of these appointed commissions are all pointless PR exercises. Didn’t we have 2 or three previous constitution commissions???
The Barbados Bar Association moves quickly and speaks loudly when the ball is ‘not’ in their court.
On matters that lies within their domain, there is no sign of life. Posturing and lying is their only game.
General comment but may seem directed.
Just say what you have to say and don’t let others silence you. That’s my approach…
Laugh if it is funny, ignore if it is false and punch back if you think it is necessary… but don’t be silenced.
If it’s a comment from 555 then “don’t inhale”.
Why do I do that.. I know he will most likely have an outlandish reply, but that don’t bother me…in fact, I like his replies.
Good comments TheO
…signs of sanity in the new BU reality where 555 has taken control, and now infest every blog with rolls of shaving cream.
to open your heart ❤️
and let it’s light shine like the sun 🌞
Preparing the heart centre for opening spiritual channels and developing deeper intuitive abilities.
This mantra heals, cleanses, opens and develops the spiritual heart centre.
O P E N · T H E · H E A R T
T O · O P E N · S P I R I T U A L · C H A N N E L S
Ah Ah Ah…..
Ah Ya You
Barbadian judge takes up TCI appointment
Pacha, at least this mental case had the good sense to resign.
..think it’s the case where this big hardback man dressing up like. and calling himself a woman with wig and evating…problem is he has a history of violently raping women and this fool belched out all this nonsense about his right as a women…hell is wrong with her and all of them….if he attacks a woman in that prison and she guts him you wil hear she got charged and convicted to decades in no time.
“⚡️Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon Resigns (Sky News)
It follows a car-crash interview last month in which the former leader said that trans women were women but not treated so in prison.
Sturgeon then refused to answer whether a double rapist was a man or a woman.”
If there is one body here dat would know these things is you.
But unless you know them, everything else you think you know about this here deeply sick society is foolishness.
Don’t leh we talk about that anymore. For these effers would have yuh killed. LOL
On Scottish PM, Nicola Sturgeon, former or outgoing, has been the darling of the wokist fanatics in the West and their slaves elsewhere. The liberal authoritarians who are want to talk irrational shiite about limitless freedom as a function of the battle to maintain a dying Western empire. She shepherded a Gender Recognition Act, which would have allowed men, for example, to simple declare that they are women, given all rights of women, and vice versa. That 4 year old children could simply tell their school teachers that they feel like the opposite assigned sex and the teachers were, under legal penalty, bound to treat same as the opposite sex, or whatever pronoun desired by the children. It’s time for the mushroom clouds, is it not!
“It’s time for the mushroom clouds, is it not!”
They are certainly begging for it. Where did commonsense go. Yes, empires are dying, but was western education not meant to create and reproduce better and better, go from strength to strength….or so they said during geberational talk fests.
Apparently, not even they believe in their own bullshit anymore…maybe that signals it’s time for us to take over…those of us who can see past the slavehood…and small time desires and attitudes.That’s what powerful blood lines are for…better, not worse, stronger, not weaker, moving forward, not backward.
Cant see how their trajectory will improve anything and not lead to anarchy.
This cunt’s opinion has always been that, “Too far east is west.”
Gender dysphoria is a real thing. It has always been and will be for the foreseeable future.
Transpeople are here. They are not going anywhere.
Nobody would choose to put themselves through this by choice.
Common sense says that they cannot help it!
These are human beings, therefore they are entitled to human rights. But at the same time, they must not encroach upon the rights of others.
My issues have always been, firstly the dangers of admittance of transwomen to women’s bathroom facilities. It OBVIOUSLY opens the door to perverted MEN to masquerade as women for the purpose of spying and even rape. It is often difficult to tell the difference between a transwoman and a man in drag.
They need their own bathrooms and locker rooms at the gym etc.
I never even thought of prisons but that too is problematic.
They need their own block!
My second issue is transwomen in women’s sports. The compromise of allowing those who have never been through puberty to compete, may be workable as they would not have developed male body advantages, apparently.
Too bad for the rest! They need their own category.
And my final issue is the changing of official documents to reflect their new “sex”. They should not be able to simply tick the female box. They need their own box – transwoman!
How else is a man to know to whom he is saying I do?
Some of these transwomen can fool the inobservant person!
Natural-born men and women have rights too.
“Too far east is west.”
These are real issues to which common sense must be applied. That’s all it takes! No mushroom clouds needed!
Live and let live!
My apologies for straying from the topic at hand.
But I’m going to crave your indulgence here.
In the US, Marjorie Taylor Greene Goblin has bemoaned the “hard work” and “small salary” of the US congressperson.
In the UK, it seems that some have the gall to suggest a pay increase, while condemning their parliamentary table fare and wine!
In Barbados, Edmund Hinkson laments ….well EVERYTHING about his conditions, it seems!
Pinch me, David, for I must have been dreaming! Or did you miss that one?
“On matters that lies within their domain, there is no sign of life. Posturing and lying is their only game.”
It’s like that throughout the sordid sideshow…..dont look for any better, it will never materialize……given information out there…the degradation is real.
you will notice their voters and supporters are STILL not calling anyone of them out for the LIARS they all are, still waiting for more slick talk and lies, to admire, feel proud about, so they can justify and cyclically vote for the same old….and then come and anonymously tell us they did not know what else to do…..although they know evating fuh evabody and got talk fuh evabody else.
That’s what powerful blood lines are for…better, not worse, stronger, not weaker, moving forward, not backward.
Pacha..let me reiterate cause those who know no better may believe and get it in their heads..that am speaking about the bullshit artist politicians that have haunted our lives for 100 years and have become a living disgrace…..
…i assure you am not….there exists those with REAL bloodlines who dont have to put in any other effort except to do what is necessary..What a most pleasant state of affairs..a refreshing change..
Murdaaah! Fairytale time!
Pacha., William…wuhloss…info with proof circulating is that poop is in the streets again, no amount of political postering can change that reality.
Guess the quick fix sleight of hand bandaid just came full circle.
Pacha……and as soon as that was posted, Gaston Browne got his own personal video from his backers asking him to RETURN the many itemized millions he got for this that and the next..
Oh, how the tide is turning.
Dey gine be busy enuff trying to hide and cover up evating…problem is,
TOO MUCH TO COVER UP..cause their imps and pimps wont know which direction it’s coming from..
Karma & Retribution.
..this video was so detailed, the forum went silent…
“(War!) Don’t forget Judas who betray us.”
Problem with that, when ya put faulty bloodlines…aka judas traitor slave bloodlines in charge of the colonial system…there can be only one outcome…this is it..
Some apparently believe this is all a joke that will go away and everything will then sink into their comfortable same old…we can be the spectators to that wishful thinking.
Btw..does Barbados have the most talked about decades promised integrity legislation yet? Take ya time to think, cause it’s one of many, anti-corruption legislation still not ratified, the latest lie scam….marijuana still not legalized..but the imps and pimps cahn see dat…
the stories about that one…huh!
“KINGSTON, Feb 15 (Reuters) – Jamaica’s anti-corruption agency has referred the prime minister to its director of prosecutions over government contracts awarded to a construction company between 2006 and 2009.
The Integrity Commission released a report on Wednesday referring to an investigation into a recommendation made by Prime Minister Andrew Holness for contracts with Westcon Construction Limited, citing a potential “conflict of interest”.
Holness said in a statement that he “strongly disagree(s) with the findings of the Integrity Commission regarding conflict of interest based on mere associations”.
Making it up as they go along.
Yes we can if we work towards it
never say never despite the hardship
just be strong we can all get along
no need to be heartless
Zoophilia pride march in Germany.”
Pacha…the poor animals who have no way to consent are being roped into to psychotic evil…animals do their thing one way or the next naturally…they need no crazy human inputs….this is now way out of control….and showcases the depths of depravity involved…
Only emptyheaded, brainless idiots will try to justify any of this as it regards children and now animals…
2 words….death penalty.
Some extremely long prison sentences for the minions who assassinated a sitting president for some stupid list of names…another bunch of losers , dozens, in prison Haiti. How do men get caught up in these types of life ending events.
“Haiti President Assassination: Four Arrested In Florida
Four men – Colombian national Arcangel Pretel Ortiz and US citizens Antonio Intriago, Walter Veintemilla, and Frederick Bergmann – have been charged with the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise in 2021, Miami-Dade federal officials announced.
Ortiz and Intriago are accused of hiring over 20 Colombian ex-soldiers, who denied knowledge of the plot’s basic details, insisting they thought they were providing security for a presidential candidate.
Bergmann has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder by illicitly importing bullet-proof vests for the alleged mercenaries. There are now 11 defendants in US custody over the case.”
There is an interesting documentary series on Netflix called African Queens, the first series is about Njinga
With two more international tours scheduled to be hosted in the coming months, an executive member of the Barbados Polo Club believes the sport has the potential to help revive the country’s tourism sector and generate significant foreign exchange.
That assertion by Monique Archer follows the conclusion of the international polo series between Barbados and the USA, which climaxed at the Holder’s Hill polo field last weekend.
It was the first polo series on the island since 2019 as the COVID-19 pandemic had initially resulted in the curtailing of sporting activity.
In an interview with Barbados TODAY, Archer said the just-concluded series, which Barbados won 2-1, was a success and she estimated that the crowd on hand for the final game last Saturday was the largest ever for that particular series.
“We are very happy to have had a very successful first tour with the USA team here and it went really, really well. The BTMI [Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.] assisted with bringing some great entertainment that the visitors and locals certainly loved – the tuk bands and stilt walkers as well as people in Crop Over costumes – it was our biggest crowd ever that we’ve seen at a USA final, so that was phenomenal,” Archer said.
Pacha…i had taken a few days off and only just saw all of this happening in the Sahel.
“France, the former colonial master in the Sahel, is receiving a series of blows as its foothold shrinks on the back of growing anti-French sentiment and increasing Russian incursions.
After their retreat from Mali following a ten-year failure to eradicate Jihadist groups, now Burkina Faso asked France to withdraw its troops from the country within a month.”
Bushman…earlier this afternoon someone brought to my attention that the people who were refused the right to vote in Barbados last year because of the covid scam….were not told that they could have voted by PROXY….meaning they could have sent an agent to vote in their place…check it out and confirm…i think there were at least 3,000 who could not vote, given a lying covid excuse…you have an illegitimate government as John said all along..
Is that really the type of nasty government wunna got who would deliberately withhold that type of human rights violating information from the people??? And deliberately withheld their constitutilnal rights out of maliciousness, stinkness and evilmindedness …is that the type of nasty government wunna want???
Ah want the fowls to come fuh muh fly out and jump out…come out fowls or Slaves or whatever wunna is dese days..
THERE IS A GOOD REASON WHY BOTH THE BLP AND DLP BAND OF ALIBABA AND THE 40 THIEVES INCLUDING MARK MALONEY, DAVID SHOREY AND OTHERS DON’T WANT NO INTEGRITY COMMISSION ON THE 2 X 3 ISLAND WITH TEETH.
IN JAMAICA THE INTEGRITY COMMISSION JUST HANDED OVER PRIME MINISTER ANDREW HOLNESS TO DPP FOR CRIMINAL CHARGES FOR DOING UNDERHANDED BUSINESS WITH AN CLOSE ASSOCIATE WHEN HE WAS EDUCATION MINISTER MORE THAN 10 YEARS AGO.
Jamaica PM strongly rejects conflict of interest allegation
-after Integrity Commission refers report to director of corruption prosecution
(Jamaica Gleaner) Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness has rebuffed allegations of wrongdoing in the awarding of millions of dollars in government contracts to the company of a business associate.
The Integrity Commis-sion has referred a report implicating Holness to the director of corruption prosecution after it concluded that he may have influenced the awarding of the contracts.
The recommendation was made in a 107-page report which contains details of an investigation into the award of government contracts to Westcon Construction Limited between 2006 and 2009.
The report said the company’s directors, Robert Garvin and Donovan Simpson, are known to Holness for more than 20 years.
Contracts were awarded through the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MOEYI), when Holness served as portfolio minister, the Social Development Com-mission (SDC), and the National Works Agency (NWA).
In a statement last evening, Holness rejected allegations of impropriety.
“I strongly reject any suggestion or insinuation of wrongdoing and I will do all in my power to ensure that the truth is known,” he declared, noting that he has referred the matter to his lawyers.
I have just completed my preliminary review of the integrity Commission Report.
Please note my initial comments:
1. The matter covered in the report of the OCG/ Integrity Commission (concerns) the award of contracts as far back as 2006-2009, over 14-17 years ago.
2. The failure of agencies to comply with various procurement rules cannot be attributed to me in any capacity and we note that the report does not make such a conclusion.
3. In my response to the Integrity Commission queries of these dated matters, I made it absolutely clear that at no time have I ever exercised influence on any process for the award of contracts.
4. I strongly disagree with the findings of the Integrity Commission regarding conflict of interest based on mere association.
5. It has been the longstanding practice that Members of Parliament are asked to recommend local contractors to undertake works in their constituencies as a practical matter. This practice was introduced during the 1990s and has continued across multiple administrations since. Furthermore, it is also the practice that Con-stituency Project Officers for the Constituency Deve-lopment Fund (CDF) are recommended by the Member of Parliament. It is not unusual that CDF Projects Officers are persons who are already working in the constituency organisation and are associated with the MP. I am certain that a review of local works and CDF Projects Officers will find that MP recommendations feature significantly in a vast number of them, and this has never been cited as exercising undue influence.
6. The Integrity Com-mission’s report also ignores the circumstances of an emergency, where in 2008, 15 years ago the ‘Christmas Work’ programme was late in starting and workers faced a high probability of not being paid. I was asked to recommend an entity to facilitate payment of the ‘Christmas Work Program-me’ before the close of business for the Christmas holidays. This was done in good faith. To see this being targeted and made into something it is not, is gravely disappointing.
7. I strongly disagree with some of the findings of the report and have referred it to my lawyers. I strongly reject any suggestion or insinuation of wrongdoing and I will do all in my power to ensure that the truth is known.
8. I, and the government I lead, remain strongly committed to tackling corruption in our country. The processes of doing so must, however, be practical, balanced, and fair to all concerned
End of statement
The report said 10 contracts were awarded to Westcon Construction through the MOEYI totalling $21.8 million. Five were reported to the Office of the Contractor General by way of the MOEYI’s quarterly contract award (QCA) reports for the period.
The report said that Garvin is “personally” known to Holness and had been employed both in his St Andrew West Central constituency and his personal business.
Garvin was also a director in the Positive Jamaica Foundation Limited, where Holness remains a director.
Garvin, Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke and Warren Vernon were noted as ceased directors as at November 1, 2016.
Both Holness and Garvin were also listed as directors of the company Sunshine Mobile Company, for which the core business activity was the provision of transportation consultancy.
Garvin was also listed as a ceased director as at November 1, 2016, in the company West Central Saint Andrew Trust, for which Holness was listed as a director.
Both Garvin and Juliet Holness, the member of parliament for St Andrew East Rural and the prime minister’s wife, were listed as directors of the company Omega Bridge Finance, for which the core business activity recorded was investments.
The prime minister ceased being a director in that company in September 2007 and is listed as a shareholder together with Garvin.
The report said Westcon Construction Limited was recommended in a letter which was dated December 20, 2007, and authored by Holness for the award of contract in the amount of $1,450,000 for works in St Andrew West Central relating to the 2007 Christ-mas Work Programme.
The NWA awarded 34 contracts to the company totalling $33.7 million. The report said 26 fell within the value threshold which required the NWA to submit particulars of the contracts to the then contractor general by way of its QCA reports. Only six were reported.
Two contracts were awarded through the SDC to Westcon totalling $370,000 and $1.4 million. Both were reported to the OCG but there was no evidence of the SDC utilising formal tender procedures for the procurement, the report said.
In relation to the contract that was awarded by the SDC to Westcon Construction, Holness wrote to the SDC, in a letter dated September 23, 2009, and advised that Garvin was employed as the project manager under the Constituency Development Fund in St Andrew West Central. Subsequent invoices were provided to the SDC requiring that payment be made to Garvin in care of Westcon Construction Limited.
“The matter concerning the potential conflict of interest which arose in relation to the recommendation which was made by the Most Hon Andrew Holness is being referred to the director of corruption prosecution for consideration with respect to breaches of the Contractor General Act, the Public Sector Procurement Regulations 2008, the Corruption (Prevention) Act and/or any other applicable law,” the report said.
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I visited Oistins, earlier this week to check out the government buildings that are been threatened with demolition. It has been suggested that they will be replaced with A.N.OTHER hotel development. The current structures are historical and are clear markers of our development as a people. They are in strategic location, accessible and facilitate community interaction.
I spotted a plantation style house which was in need of complete refurbishment and another building which appeared to have no roof on it, which was in the same location as the above. I could not help but notice the prevalence of litter.
There is a case for the introduction of cultural public buildings which enhances the life’s of Oistin’s local community. The existing plantation house could be transformed into a library, café, cultural space with decent public toilets. The beech front restaurants within the vicinity should be demolished and upgraded. This area should be given a new lease of life.
The current day Oistins still has a lot of charm. It still has that local feel. It would be a pity if this bone headed idea of introducing, yet another, hotel becomes a reality.