Did DLP Leader David Thompson meet with billionaire Donald Trump in Miami “in late 2006” and cut a deal to allow Trump Casinos onto Barbados in exchange for campaign support?
The BLP Blog is running that story today – called “DLP’s Gambling Deal“ … however, the same story says that the Barbados Free Press is “… allegedly managed and operated by close friends of the DLP…”
Ha ha… nice try BLP Blog. Alleged by whom? Friends of Gline Clarke who don’t like that we published photos of him living on expropriated land? Or perhaps friends of Prime Minister Owen Arthur who don’t like it that he won the 2006 Barbados Piggies At The Trough Award? Or maybe our accuser is “Lying Liz” Thompson or “Mama Mia” Mottley? (nah… couldn’t be Mottley. She’s a big supporter of blogging!)
Both the BLP and the DLP have shown themselves to be Barbados Piggies At The Trough.
It’s just that the BLP under Prime Minister Owen $ Arthur has been the most recent party to jump into the slops and is therefore our major target when it comes to criticizing unethical behaviour. If the DLP win the next election, we’ll hit them as hard as we’ve hit the BLP should they engage in the unethical behaviour that has characterized the reign of BLP’s Owen $ Arthur.
Now back to the gambling story…
We already have legalized gambling in Barbados in the form of a slot machine casino in a GEMS hotel under the BLP, and a national government approved lottery.
The issue is not whether or not Barbados will have casino gambling – that has already been decided and implemented and administered by the BLP government. The BLP Blog just seems to be upset about which games and types of casinos are allowed.
The issue is whether or not it should be legal for a political party to sell their influence. We agree it should not be legal for a political party to accept foreign money upon promise of performance if elected. If Thompson and the DLP did this, they are no different than the BLP thieves.
We call upon the ruling majority party – the Barbados Labour Party – to immediately introduce Election Financing and Disclosure Legislation – and to also immediately introduce Conflict of Interest and Integrity legislation. The BLP has a majority – they could make it happen tomorrow.
We also call upon the DLP – Democratic Labour Party to support the immediate introduction of Election Financing and Disclosure Legislation – and Conflict of Interest and Integrity Legislation.
Ladies and gentlemen of the BLP and DLP: do that and you can criticize anyone you want about unethical behaviour. Otherwise, sit down and shut up.
We citizens have had enough.
Message to the BLP: If you are so concerned about the DLP’s Thompson receiving election support from Trump – you have a majority government and (assuming the allegation is true) you can stop Trump and the DLP tomorrow by introducing Campaign Financing and Disclosure Laws.
Your call, Prime Minister!
Lies, More Lies and Damned Lies From The BLP Blog!
I just noticed this at the end of the latest post on the BLP Blog…
“From 1994, this BLP Government has kept its promise of open governance and full disclosure of information to our people. To our credit we are now a Nation of high credible standing. We will keep it that way.“
Fabulous, BLP! Fabulous!
Now… show us a list of all campaign contributors and the amounts given to the BLP since 1994.
“open governance and full disclosure”