Tag Archives: Corruption

Preventing Corruption in Barbados

T he recently defeated Integrity in Public Life Bill (Integrity Bill) will not trouble the scores. Despite the fake Oscar-contention outrage of our senators, if the bill had passed, it would simply have made corruption legal in Barbados. That is how terrible the bill was designed. At first, the bill specified that a person could not be investigated for corruption

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How Dirty is CARICOM?

Submitted by Nathan ‘Jolly’ Green CARICOM is the oldest surviving integration movement in the developing world. It is a grouping of twenty countries: fifteen Member States and five Associate Members. CARICOM is owned by the member countries and run by the member countries. So, if you have among those countries leaders who have elements of evil in their leadership, you

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Mass Corruption in Saint Vincent

Submitted by Nathan ‘Jolly’ Green Firstly, what is corruption? Often, we use expressions or terms without having a clear understanding of their meaning or implications. In most dictionaries, corruption is described as dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery. Is corruption merely the reflection of a lack of integrity? I suppose it can be described as

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Quagmire of Incestuous Behaviour by Public Officials

The following was posted to social media by Attorney at Law Douglas Trotman and tagged to Barbados Underground. David, Blogmaster It is with mixed feelings that I pen this missive… does relationship bias equate to corruption? Gollop, Stuart (former AG and PM), P. Cheltenham, and Worrell (judge) are indeed not in a partnership. They are directors of a company “Harford

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Jumbling Guns, Drugs, and Corruption.

There are many pieces to our drugs, guns and corruption puzzle.  Reviewing various documentaries about the drugs trade in the wider Caribbean region, can show us what the finished puzzle may look like, and therefore, why it is not being solved. Interviewed gang leaders admitted to bribing: customs officials, police, judges, and politicians.  Bribes were paid to guarantee the uninterrupted

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Barbadians Carrying the Weight of Cahill Waste

Who is Quantum Energy and are they new beneficial owners of the Cahill Waste To Energy idea. Who owns the Garbage in Barbados? … – Kammie Holder (posted to Request to Remove CAHILL blog 2018) At some point on Day 3 during the just concluded Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Annual Conference, Prime Minister Mia Mottley referenced that the controversial Cahill agreement

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A Heather Cole Column – Why Not Due Process? – Part 1

The Attorney General of Barbados continues to make some utterances that makes one raise their eyebrows. His statement that persons made confessions of having taken part in bribery during the tenure of the previous Democratic Labour Party Administration should make us all concerned. Based on his own admission Mr. Dale Marshall, the person who serves as the Attorney General of

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The Grenville Phillips Column – Power Can Corrupt Very Good People

Solutions Barbados recently held their Annual General Meeting.  All Executive positions are for one-year terms, and Grenville Phillips II was re-elected to serve another term as President. Politicians in all of the political parties, who participated in the last general election, know that politics is not only a very dirty game, but a cesspool of some of the worst types

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Fighting Corruption at the Port Authority and Grantley Adams Airport

Several times this blogmaster has listened to Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith share with the public his perspective that corruption at our ports of entry is a big reason illegal guns enter the island. Every time Griffith makes the statement, trade unionists feel compelled to defend the public workers fingered.  Griffith has been targeted in his criticism by naming the

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Planning Unplugged

On Tuesday 22, 2019 the government continued with the review of the the Planning and Development Bill 2018. All agree that modern and relevant town planning laws are necessary to effectively and efficiently develop land space and related activity. The average Barbadian can list any number of examples to show a lack of ‘planning’ because the system has been compromised

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A Reminder to Mia and Corruption Talk

This is a BU reblog from 2015 – David, blogmaster Mia Mottley Prosecutes Government on CORRUPTION in Her Reply to 2015 Budget Posted on June 19, 2015 by David 245 comments Those  Democratic Labour Party (DLP) members in parliament advocated the need for Barbados to enact Integrity and Freedom of Information legislation prior to being elected in 2008. There was an

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Mia Mottley’s Government and Corruption Déjà Vu

@inthenameof# I must ask, what has stopped the formation of a “Corruption Unit” within the relevant investigative body? I note the appointment of several other gurus in the area of communication, finance etc etc, yet Corruption is being ducked, such that persons as yourself can offer up ‘takes time’ (delay). And whenever the time comes, with no person or unit

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The Mottley Saga – A Promise of Change but More of the Same

Submitted by Sunshine Sunny Shine (SSS) When the Mottley led BLP were in opposition, startling revelations by them suggested that the then DLP Stuart led government was corrupt, dishonest, and happily kept silent on important matters that should have engaged the public’s interest. Mottley, agitated by the sequence of disturbing events unfolding under Stuart and his team, fought to have

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