Vonda Pile was found guilty earlier today of thieving close to $200,000 dollars from a client Anstey King. The blogmaster salutes Mr. King for finding the time to pursue this matter which was kicked about in our dysfunctional justice system for several years. If the judge suffers no damascene moment- like in the James O’Rourke matter- Pile will be handedRead more
Tag Archives: Michael Carrington
This week [9/5/2017] the local press reported as follows: a “41-year-old female attorney-at-law was Tuesday suspended from practising law in Barbados for 18 months, after she was found guilty of professional misconduct. Tuesday, the Court of Appeal handed down the decision against Allison Helen Alexander-Lovell of No. 140 Breezy Hill, Halton, St Philip, who was released on $50,000 bail withRead more
Michael Carrington is challenging the media to reveal the names of politicians who have dealings with criminals. And this challenge is coming from Carrington who wilfully with-held his former client’s property for a number of years. The Speaker knows the main stream media is spineless and weak when it comes to exposing individuals from certain sections of the BarbadianRead more
Integrity is the cornerstone of good governance and democracy. By upholding the highest ethical standards, public servants conserve and enhance public confidence in the honesty, fairness and impartiality of the federal public sector – Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector One of the enduring and unflattering memories of the Stuart led government so far is the matter ofRead more
CHICAGO — A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced former House speaker J. Dennis Hastert to one year and three months in federal prison — a term above what prosecutors had recommended and one that clearly took into account the sexual abuse allegations that generated the criminal case against the Illinois Republican – The Washington Post In 1998 the then governmentRead more
Griffiths, who leaves the island on Friday to go to Britain for medical treatment, said he was still awaiting correspondence from the Bar Association in relation to a complaint he had lodged against Carrington [BU’s emphasis] – Nation Newspaper 15/04/2015 BU agrees with New York columnist David Brooks who promotes the view the public must be able to distinguish betweenRead more
BU Calls for the Immediate Resignation of Speaker Michael Carrington and Deputy Speaker Mara Thompson
Speaker Michael Carrington and Deputy Speaker Mara Thompson Drag the Highest Court in the Land Into the Gutter
The Speaker of the House Michael Carrington was caught with his hand in the cookie jar, the consequence? Madame Justice Jacqueline Cornelius had to issue a court order to force the payment of monies owed to a wheel chair bound septuagenarian – about two hundred thousand dollars – forced to wait 14 long years to have his case settled.
As if this was not enough of an embarrassment, the Deputy Speaker Mara Thompson and widow of the late Prime Minister David Thompson has been named in a court action by the Judicial Manager for Clico which alleges that her late husband generated a false invoice to support a payment of 3.3 millions dollars to Leroy Parris then Executive Chairman of Clico Barbados Holdings Limited.
Barbados has always been categorized as an orderly society, one that manages its affairs with dignity. What is happening is unacceptable and continues to rain shame on our little country.Read more
Good to hear the crescendo of calls for Speaker of the House Michael Carrington to step down. Leading the calls is outspoken and widely respected lawyer Andrew Pilgrim QC a former President of the Barbados Bar Association (BBA). BU assumes he was not head of the BBA when the 78 year old wheel chair bound Griffiths filed a complaint in the matter now occupying national attention.
BU understands there is a concerted effort around town to raise monies demanded by the Court Order from ‘pals’ of Carrington, we have no doubt that he will be bailed out. The political class and buddy system always close ranks.Read more