Flyover Files Missing From Barbados Government Corporate Affairs Office

Same Old Same Old: Government Cover-ups & “Misplaced” Files

A solid source informs Barbados Free Press that the company files for Structural Steel Solutions LLC (3S) flyover project have disappeared from the Barbados Government Corporate Affairs & Intellectual Property Office.

Yesterday morning, May 15, 2007, a senior official from another government office attempted to locate the file and was told that the file has been “astray” for “some time”. The official requesting the file had been following up on an internal complaint that NO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT has been done for the flyovers. Further, the official has been unable to find any details of the plans for the highway.

How Much More Of This Corruption Are We Supposed To Take?

The entrenched thieves do as they please and answer to no one. Members of this self-appointed royalty ignore their own laws with disdain. When it suits their purpose they change the constitution as if it means nothing – with two day’s notice and zero public debate.

Oh, but they can’t pass any integrity legislation for decades, can they? “Needs more study” they say, or like the Prime Minister says “It’s not needed because Barbados politicians are honest.” (paraphrase)

Even the opposition doesn’t pass integrity and conflict of interest rules for it’s own members. They wouldn’t want to spoil their own gorging at the piggy trough would they?

Thieving worms, all of them.

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91 responses to “Flyover Files Missing From Barbados Government Corporate Affairs Office

  1. John

    … one flew over the cuckoo’s nest.

    Do you realise that in order to remove the stigma of “the green gate hotel”, the cast iron railing and gate were repainted grey at the psychiatric hospital.

    This leaves only one place I can think of which would have a similar railing and gate and which seems hell bent on getting the name of the Green Gate Hotel.

    One hint, unless the railing has been repainted the location is at the top of Broad Street.

  2. Zulu

    Why is anyone surprised because files are missing? If you can’t find something how could you say what is being done is wrong?
    Roads, flyovers, what is new?
    Why is it that no small road builders are getting any of the St. Philip work? Can our good friend Glyne Clarke say what happened that ppl like Ajax and Riley’s and Brathwaite’s and the like not being allowed to feed at the trough? Clarkie seems only to be dealing with the really big boys. “Bout dis place really got me confused, doh.

  3. Bif

    Are you saying that no plans have been published and the taxpaying public remains in the dark about this multi-million highway development and expansion project which they are financing?

    This is absurd!

    Where is the Minister?

    Minister, tell us where to look to find the files which we have the right to see.
    If the files are lost then give us full details, NOW.

  4. justice

    Is there not one member of this abysmally disgusting Cabinet, Eastmond [perhaps] apart, who is unconcerned with the personal acquisition of wealth? And will Harrison Point be able to hold them all?

  5. more

    No, justice, they cannot all hold into HP that is why they are building the new prison.

  6. Jerome Hinds

    No file gone ” missing ” !

    The file most likely has been deliberately removed !

    No evidence…..no charge !

  7. justice

    Good one, more, good one- LOL

  8. Missing

    Y’all freakin out about missing files?

    Wait til dey find out how much money missing from the Treasury!
    Den ‘unnuh gyne bawl!

  9. cat eyes

    I hope this is not true. And if it is, where is the local media on this???
    The ‘tieves better get the people’s kiss-me-tail files back where they belong!

    You know when I hear these stories I get real vex. I would take that whole government, back and front bench (excluding Rawle Eastmond), pull down their pants, make them bend over in Heroes Square and pepper their backsides with a bull pistle. I would give Owing 75 extra for the $750,000 we can trace!!!

  10. Zulu

    This is one that won’t go away that easily. We will wait and see how this pan out.

  11. reality check

    loosing files in Barbados is standard operating procedure—Land Tax, Land Registry, Supreme Court Registry, Town and Country—you name it—this is how those in power abuse and slow down the system.

    When they want something to happen watch out—land rezoned overnight ( Norwoods ) with all approvals in place and even probably no environmental impact study. Welcome to the Republic of Banana!

  12. Thomas Moore

    Cat eyes:

    I note with interest your comment about excluding Mr. Eastmond, but you may be unschooled in Constitutional matters…collective responsibility is one of the major tenets of our system of Government. So in the event that you wish to punish one all would have to be punished.

    But there is no basis for your conclusion that the Government should be held responsible for a file missing from a Government department.

    It is also interesting your choice of punishment that you would want to dispense to those individuals.

    Care to explain your apparent fascination with those person’s behinds ???

  13. henery george

    ELECTIONS ELECTIONS WATCH THE nation tell us the readers last week that men were indicted that has connection to a prison in the carribean but wont say it is barbados it is veco and the white man was to be the warden so before the scandal explode he is going to call an election a lot of corrupt politicans involve now is the time to change the goverment it may be your last chance before he turns it in to a republic

  14. ?

    Which file was AWOL?

    Structural Steel Solutions LLC (3S), or

    3S Barbados SRL

    Are both registered in Barbados?

  15. Big Government

    “The ‘tieves better get the people’s kiss-me-tail files back where they belong!” said cat eyes,
    but we need to remind him/her that those are GOVERNMENT documents, and if we feel to lose them that is our business. We are slack so.

    If you’re not careful we’ll lose you, or any record of you, and then you’ll be a person without a country. Sorry, can’t find you on the list of Registered Barbados Citizens, or Nationals, or residents.
    What then?!
    See how easy it is to lose stuff?
    Tread carefully, lest you lose yourself.

  16. Justasking

    What does SRL stand for ?

  17. Straight talk

    Stash Real Lolly

  18. Jerome Hinds

    Justasking
    May 16th, 2007 at 8:00 pm
    What does SRL stand for ?

    **************************

    Scamps Remain Loyal ( SRL )……to the BLP !

  19. John

    ?
    May 16th, 2007 at 7:32 pm
    Which file was AWOL?

    Structural Steel Solutions LLC (3S), or

    3S Barbados SRL

    Are both registered in Barbados?
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Corporate affairs has a website where this can be checked. Just google CAIPO and search.

    SRL means Society with Restricted Liability.

    I guess LLC means Limited Liability Company. I can’t find the LLC company in the records so it might be that it is not registered here at all.

    What on earth is a Society with Restricted Liability?

    Any lawyers around?

  20. No-name

    Jerome,
    SRL means, Societies with Restricted Liability (SRL).

    A SRL can be formed either as an exempt society or a non-exempt society. Exempt SRLs are used mainly for international transactions and are prohibited from acquiring or holding land leased for business purposes.

    According to the BIDC, an entity registered as a SRL has the following characteristics:

    Limited liability
    A maximum of 50 years duration

    The ability to seek, as an Exempt SRL, the benefit of the special tax and other privileges outlined below
    Benefits of this statute, in conjunction with other relevant benefits are:

    Tax on income on a sliding scale, from a maximum of 2.5% to a minimum of 1%
    Exemption from all withholding taxes
    No capital gains tax or estate duty
    Tax credit in respect of taxes paid outside of Barbados is allowable but only insofar as it reduces tax payable in Barbados to a minimum of 1%
    Complete freedom from exchange control
    Books of account may be kept outside Barbados
    No minimum capital or ‘thin capitalisation’ rules
    Bearer shares are permitted
    Inward and outward re-domiciliation provisions
    Tax Treaty network
    Convention expenses allowed by U.S. tax authorities
    Modern and flexible corporate law
    The sale of foreign real estate or investments, and the transfer of equity in an SRL, are not subject to local transfer taxes and stamp duty
    An SRL may import, free from all customs duties, machinery or materials for use in its business
    All of these benefits apply to an SRL which elects to be treated as an exempt SRL; whereas several of the benefits would not otherwise apply.

    You should therefore have noticed that 3S Barbados SRL is involved in the construction of the additional lanes on the ABC Highway including the flyovers; the St Peter’s Bay SRL (chairman Bjorn Bjerkhamn) donated money for an organ at St.Peter’s Parish Church and have provided some sort of assistance to Alexander School(ask Owen about that); the APES HILL DEVELOPMENT SRL recently signed a US$34.7 million (BDS$68.14m) syndicated loan facility with BNB Finance & amp; Trust Corporation – that thief Karamath is involved diretly or indirectly; Savoy Properties SRL, a real-estate joint venture between Barbados Tourism Investment Inc. and BL & amp;PH, and Leucadia National Corporation (parent of Canadian International).

    So if you have some money to invest and want to minimise taxes and get some entitlement to incentives then talk to your lawyer.

  21. John

    I googled Societies with Restricted Liabilities.

    Here is one hit with a description of what such a being is.

    http://www.barbados.org/srl.htm

    The Caipo site seems to indicate that there are 640 such entities existing in Barbados.

    Well, you live and you learn. Never in my life heard of an SRL.

  22. John

    Not sure if my last post went up. If I repeat, forgive me.

    Goole Society with Restricted Liability.

    Here is the first hit.

    http://www.barbados.org/srl.htm

    There are 640 such beings registered with CAIPO.

  23. Observer

    So when did you say we will finally see a “flyover”?

    Where are the base supports for them? I have not seen any so far.

    When will they be starting contruction of at least the initial stages?

  24. cat eyes

    LOL. Stash Real Lolly!!
    Thomas Moore says:
    But there is no basis for your conclusion that the Government should be held responsible for a file missing from a Government department.

    It is also interesting your choice of punishment that you would want to dispense to those individuals.

    Care to explain your apparent fascination with those persons’ behinds ???
    ************************************************
    Thomas, why would an everyday civil servant carry way a file? It was not missplaced and found, it is missing. If the civil servant wanted information for the opposition, he could copy it. There would be no need for the file to “disappear.” The only persons who make files “disappear” in various government departments is the government in office. They put their lackies in place to execute that crap whenever it is necessary. Believe me when I tell you so. The “fascination with their behinds” phrase was funny. No fascination tho. If you like, I could ask that their heads be put on a line of blocks… I left out Rawle because his head is not good and you cannot hold him responsible for anything those brutes have done within the past year. That would be unfair. Shoot! Just realised the “head” imagery up there. Did not mean Rawle’s head was no good to take off. Meant he might not be tracking too good with the low blood sugar and stuff…

  25. John

    Looks like a major benefit of being an SRL is the 1-2.5% tax bracket.

  26. Straight talk

    John
    FYI
    Societies with Restricted Liability
    The SRL is similar to the Limited Liabilty Company in a number of other jurisdictions- it is designed to allow US taxpayers to claim individual tax treatment on their participationin an entity which is treated as a corporation in its own jurisdiction.
    SRLs are formed under the Societies with Restricted Liability Act 1995, and have the following characteristics:-
    A maximum duration of 50 years
    Limited liability for its members
    Legal personality in Barbados
    Restrictions on the transferability of shares ( called quotas )
    SRLs do not need to have any physical presence in Barbados, but must maintain a local registered agent and registered office; they are classed as exempt or non-exempt.

  27. John

    Who is employing CO Williams and Rayside Construction to do the work we see going on?

    Who is paying for the work we see going on?

    Is the GOB paying or is it some entity which is under a BOLT contract to widen the ABC highway and erect flyovers?

    Are Rayside and CO Williams under contract to some entity, or to the GOB?

    Where will the profit be made?

    …. and, what about Naomi?

  28. samizdat

    I know nuff attorneys, John.

    After work I’ll call around and see what I can find out…

  29. Straight talk

    John
    My last post defining an SRL is somewhere in the ether.
    Basically its a limited company set up so US citizens can be taxed as individuals on their profits.
    Why the heck our government wants to contract with a company whose directors want to be taxed as individuals I’ll leave to everyone’s imagination.
    Check my previous posts, this company is a front.
    No previous, no website or even yellow page listing in its home town, and its ” head office ” is a suite in a rented, serviced office complex.

  30. need roads bad

    when will the widened sections of ABC be ready for 4-lane use?
    we could use it – yesterday!
    can’t wait for some increased traffic efficiency,
    right now at an all time low.
    want to bet they ‘need’ to wait until it’s ALL done, before we can use it?
    In the meantime we can stare at it lovingly,
    mouths drooling. stand dey en suffer.

  31. John

    I wonder if there is a Society with Restricted Liability seeing after the building of the Prison in St. Philip?

    Aren’t both BOLT projects?

  32. John

    Veco seems to be registered here as well, and it is registered as a company.

    Name VECO USA,INC.
    Number 22106
    Date Registered / Inc. 2003-02-19
    Category Company

    There seems to be more than 22106 companies registered in Barbados!!

    Wow!! Business must be booming.

  33. Rumplestilskin

    If these files are missing then indeed there is something rotten in the state of …..

    No EIA?

    You kidding? Absolutely hilarious and well in keeping with the excellent record of 100% botch-ups on public projects.

  34. Straight talk

    John
    This is the booming business to be in.
    Quote low, pay the correct commissions, and then the sky is the limit with cost over-runs.
    Who cares?
    Unfortunately we, the Bajan public do, and we and our children will be paying for this corruption, foe the length of these BOLT contracts.
    Happily at the moment the 3S contractors are only 20% over budget, watch the spin.
    It will rise dramatically shortly, just like our rented prison.

  35. AWOL

    Somebody told me today that his case file cannot be found in the the Registry of the Supreme Court so copies of documents have to be made to reconstruct the file.

    You guessed it – The case relates to a dispute involving land.

    I heard this happens all the time and in one instance the file was located at the home of the judge hearing the case (a case relating to land).

    Does this only happen to us Bajans or do foreigners have to go through this nonsense too?

    Shameful!

  36. Straight talk

    Get real you taxpayers.
    $20m and counting flyovers.
    $ 180m over-run on Dodds prison.
    These are not the contracted prices, these are extras above quoted estimates.
    Forget Warrens, GEMS, St Joseph Hospital. they’re chickens**t as to what is happening now, under our noses.
    The big payday is here.
    Rawle Eastmond may squeal, but the cheque is already in the post to the elite.
    Add in the CWC bunfeast and we’re talking over a $1000 for each living Barbadian, man woman and child to repay.
    Welcome to the first world, thank you father.

  37. Jerome Hinds

    Good point Straight Talk.

    It is time to build the momentum to stop the rot.

    If the new set of managers coming in think it will be their time to FEED…..they better think again !

    One of the most powerful institutions in the world ( World Bank ) took action against its boss ( Mr. Wolofowitz )..!

    What is the charge ?

    He misappropiated WB funds !

    Owen Arthur & the BLP for 13 years spending our tax dollars ( without any financial accountabilty to Bajan taxpayers ) !

    We have to stand up and change that next election !

    The electorate…..like the WB directors must clean up the MESS !

    Not the ones who MESSED up !

  38. John

    The key is to stop the rot.

    Fixing the problem will be tough, but we must stop the rot.

  39. Straight talk

    Fixing the problem, John, may be easy, but where are the politicians who are going to implement the change in mindset which is necessary?
    Cannot hear a peep from an honest one yet.
    Once one breaks ranks they will receive the pent-up groundswell support of the long suffering public.

  40. NO TAX

    So John, from your link it appears these types of companies pay almost no tax? Wow. Thanks for the info. Everyone should go to that link and understand. Maybe we can all have companies and pay between 1 and 2.5% tax on our profits!

  41. John

    Straight Talk

    I am not sure any of them will break ranks.

    Look at how they are chosen in their constituency branches.

    Very few people are involved in the choice.

  42. littleboy

    Institutionalized misappropriation!!!
    Sorry…thiefing!!!
    Arthur, his cabinet and his lackeys are all guilty!!!
    Not one of them can be exempted unless they speak out about it.
    Rawle Eastmond came close, but held back, therefore he too is guilty. Do not let his talk about integrity legislation fool you! He knows something!
    Remember the talk about “diabolical forces”?…try using those two words on a call-in programme and you will get cut…
    I wonder why?????

  43. ?

    Bizzy, are you there?
    Can you shed any light on the flyovers matter?

    I understood you to say that your company was paying for the flyovers and the road developments and improvements and the Government was going to pay back over time. Is this accurate?

    How much money is the Government committed to paying back and what are the terms?

    The taxpayers of Barbados are the ones ultimately footing this bill so can we expect an audit of this job to be done and made available to the taxpayers?

    Where can we look today to find the up-to-date details for the project?

  44. ?

    my comments are disappearing. Forgive me for repeats.

    Bizzy, are you there?
    Can you shed any light on the flyovers matter?

    I understood you to say that your company was paying for the flyovers and the road developments and improvements and the Government was going to pay back over time. Is this accurate?

    How much money is the Government committed to paying back and what are the terms?

    The taxpayers of Barbados are the ones ultimately footing this bill so can we expect an audit of this job to be done and made available to the taxpayers?

    Where can we look today to find the details?

  45. comments?

    Trying a different name as my comments are disappearing. Please forgive me for repeats.

    Bizzy, are you there?
    Can you shed any light on the flyovers matter?

    I understood you to say that your company was paying for the flyovers and the road developments and improvements and the Government was going to pay back over time. Is this accurate?

    How much money is the Government committed to paying back and what are the terms?

    The taxpayers of Barbados are the ones ultimately footing this bill so can we expect an audit of this job to be done and made available to the taxpayers?

    Where can we look today to find the details?

  46. Straight talk

    My comments disappearing too!
    Wha’ happening BFP.

  47. Tudor

    Maybe that is what Bizzy and Owen were discussing with Hallam in the Digicel box at cricket.

  48. wolfie

    Jerome, Wolfowitz did not misappropriate funds. His problems stem from his hiring of his “female friend” which broke ethics policies.

  49. comments?

    P.S. to Bizzy.

    Do you have any interest in any of the land on which the flyovers, improvements and developments are taking place?

    Where can we find the plans?

    Anybody know if it is Gline Clarke who is the Minister responsible?

  50. more

    There are more questions than answers….and the more I find out the less I know…

    Remember that song?

  51. Zulu

    Anybody know if it is Gline Clarke who is the Minister responsible?
    OF course Glyne Clarke is responsible. You should be asking in what capacity apart from being the minister.

  52. anon

    To “no-name and straight talk”

    The maximum duration of an SRL was changed from 50 years in 2004

    Exempt SRLs are now called international SRLs

  53. anon

    wolfie

    try and get your facts straight!

  54. anon

    BFP are you saying that the file for Strcutural Steel Solutions LLC is missing or is it the file for the company which is conducting the project in Barbados that is missing? If so what is the name of the company or SRL conducting the project in Barbados

  55. John

    Anon

    Here is the story the Nation carried at the inception.

    http://bararchive.bits.baseview.com/archive_detail.php?archiveFile=./pubfiles/bar/archive/2006/July/23/LocalNews/23359.xml&start=0&numPer=20&keyword=3s&sectionSearch=&begindate=1%2F1%2F1994&enddate=12%2F31%2F2007&authorSearch=&IncludeStories=1&pubsection=&page=&IncludePages=1&IncludeImages=1&mode=allwords&archive_pubname=Daily+Nation%09%09%09

    Looks like the overall responsibility is with 3S Barbados SRL if I read this article right and if the Nation got it right.

    Do you know which of the two is conducting the project in Barbados and what the GOB is responsible to whichever firm for?

    Here is what happened elsewhere. There is a road in Malaysia built by private enterprise back in 1990 which is the subject of court proceedings there. Seems that the Government stopped the collection of tolls on it in 1990!! Don’t know why.

    It went to court.

    It appears to have stirred up great confusion as one of the parties, Fawziah have sought to have the wife of Tony Blair appear on its behalf against the other party, Metramac in the appeal.

    I raised it some months ago when flyovers were being discussed.

    Issues of integrity and transparency are raised.

    We should not be guessing where such a matter is concerned.

    The Nation says one thing, BFP contradicts it. This should be in the open for all to see.

    It is we ignorant taxpayers who are footing the bill and undertaking debt on behalf of our children and grandchldren.

    What is the debt and to whom is it owed?

    An ignorant Bajan can quickly become an igrunt Bajan …… a completely different human.

  56. more

    Anon, check the Nation website http://www.nationnews.com
    use “search archive” box to search for 3S.

  57. Jerome Hinds

    wolfie
    May 17th, 2007 at 12:34 pm
    Jerome, Wolfowitz did not misappropriate funds. His problems stem from his hiring of his “female friend” which broke ethics policies.
    ************************************
    wolfie,

    NOPE….!

    Read again…..!

    Wolfowitz did not hire his girlfriend…she was working at the WB before him..!

    ” Wolfowitz has maintained that he acted in good faith in arranging Riza’s pay package and has accused his critics of launching a “smear campaign” against him.

    The bank’s executive directors, however, have said the terms and conditions of the package had not been “commented on, reviewed or approved” by the bank’s ethics committee, its chairman or the bank’s board.

    Riza worked for the bank before Wolfowitz took over in June 2005. She was moved to the State Department to avoid a conflict of interest but stayed on the bank’s payroll. Her salary went from close to $133,000 to $180,000. With subsequent raises, it eventually rose to $193,590. ”

    He used his clout & position at the WB to raise her salary…!

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18534773/

    Much like Owen Arthur used his clout as Minister responsible for Town & Country Planning to alter lands in Holder’s Hill from Zone 1…to…Zone 2 in 9 nine days time…!

    To the benefit of his BLP cronies….David Shorey et al…!

    WB Directors says…..Wolfowitz has to go for such action…!

    The Barbadian electorate says……Owen Arthur has to go for such actions in Holder’s Hill & many others…!

  58. Thomas Moore

    Cat eyes once again your musings are very interesting …..You state, “If the civil servant wanted information for the opposition, he could copy it. There would be no need for the file to “disappear.” The only persons who make files “disappear” in various government departments is the government in office. They put their lackies in place to execute that crap whenever it is necessary. Believe me when I tell you so.”

    I note with great care the part of the quote when you claim personal knowledge of how these events occur . Is it that you have engaged in sucg behaviour ??…..intimate knowledge on your part does seem to drwn the inference of some level of complicity in such behaviour…perhaps during an earlier time ???…….tell us please !?

  59. comments?

    Anon said
    “BFP are you saying that the file for Structural Steel Solutions LLC is missing or is it the file for the company which is conducting the project in Barbados that is missing? If so what is the name of the company or SRL conducting the project in Barbados”

    Ask the minister responsible Minister Gline Clarke.

    Jonathan Danos is the president of 3S Barbados SRL.

    George Siddal is the project manager for 3S Barbados Limited which is the company contracted to build the flyovers.

    Luis Campana is the traffic engineer at Structural Steel Solutions LLC (3S) which will construct the flyovers.

    Structural Steel Solutions LLC (3S) which is US based joined forces with C.O. Williams Construction and Rayside Construction to form a local company which would be responsible for building the flyovers.

    Sounds quite complicated and I do not know any of these chaps personally.

    This sounds like a similar arrangement to the prison/VECO one.

  60. concerned

    Read the New York Times Best Seller “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man” by John Perkins and you will get the picture.

    People fooled again by the “Pie in the sky” and sell out their people for quick money.

  61. oppression

    We are not supposed to ask.
    We are not supposed to understand.
    It is none of our da.. business.

    Just pay our taxes and our leaders of the highest integrity will spend our money in a wise and transparent manner.

  62. reminiscing

    Remember the days when $33.2 million was a fortune?

    Those were the bad old World Bank days. We are in better times now that we have achieved First World status.

    http://web.worldbank.org/external/projects/main?pagePK=64283627&piPK=73230&theSitePK=40941&menuPK=228424&Projectid=P006086

  63. Warrior

    I am concerned about the state of my island home Barbados.

    My questions are:

    1. After all of this blogging and discussion – do we as ordinary citizens have any means of calling these dirty reproachable vultures Arthur, Nicholls etc to justice, up to and including incarceration.

    2. Are there any outside agencies who are monitoring these blogs and are investigating their activities, so that they do not get away with our monies and just take up their families and go of to exotic island and sip rum toddys with umbrellas while our we and our children suffer.

    3.What are my rights and leverage as a citizen to begin to publicly call for the resignation of this Government.

    4. Is there no honest politician out there who is concerned, who loves his/her country, who is burdened and who has backbone enough to stand up and stand out.

    It seems to me that a Darfur-like situation coming to Barbados.

    What can we do as Citizens????

  64. Rumor??

    Dear BFP readers,

    Does anyone out there have contacts at BWA? Could we find out about the theifing and the appropriate action taken against Mr. PR himself? I don’t like rumors and untruths but it seems that BFP has the news first and then the news papers follow.

    If it is true then good for BWA and let us hope all other institutions run by boards, hold their employees accountable.

  65. cat eyes

    “I note with great care the part of the quote when you claim personal knowledge of how these events occur .”
    Thomas Moore

    Thomas Moore seems to be obsessed with irrelevant minutae. The issue is that the files are missing. Not if I was an accomplice. But if you want to know, yes, a file was “lent” to the then BLP minister of government. I ratted on the perpetrator but it never came back, and none of the department’s efforts to get it back were met with any level of co-operation. Nor was the perpetrator disciplined. I was transferred for outing the brute. So believe me when I tell you I know you people real good. And the adoption of this new pedantic style of contribution is lame, “Thomas”. You sound like an old man who knits. Come back as you were.

  66. Anonymous

    Rumor??

    I have contacts at BWA..but who or what are you refering to as Mr. PR himself?

  67. Anonymous

    Rumor??,
    My sources tell me that Mr.PR was in fact dismissed. Apparently there was an audit team in the BWA recently. This is a very unfortunate event if he is in fact guilty.

  68. New gadgets and fashion are emerging every day, leading us to buy without rationally thinking trough if we really need that product or not. Thoughtless buying leads to the ingestion of all the natural resources and to the endless growth of garbage piles, thous killing our planet.
    If you think too, that this is a problem let’s do something about it. Let’s keep just one week, for starters, when we would think about if we really need the product we are about to buy, and if we don’t need it let’s put it back on the shelf. June 1-7. Spread the word.

    think.lydo.org

    Unplugged team

  69. Zulu

    Who is Mr. PR? Am still lost on this one.

  70. Jerome Hinds

    Zulu
    May 22nd, 2007 at 8:38 pm
    Who is Mr. PR? Am still lost on this one.
    **********************************************

    Let me hazard a guess on this Mr. PR !

    PR = Public Relations !

    At the BWA the person who holds that position….is Dale Miller !

  71. Zulu

    Thanks Jerome.
    Always thought that he was a cool guy. If true, I am sorry for him.
    come to think of it, haven’t heard him for a while

  72. Straight talk

    This cool dude is Mr. Dale Miller, besides being Mr PR of BWA is he also Managing Director of Madeweni Show Ltd., according to Lynette’s Ministry’s website, (Hello Lynette, we’re still here where you gone?).
    he’s a bigup in the Small Business Association ( Hi Lynette, your portfolio? )
    Madeweni is such a strange name for a Bajan company, even though it is not listed on CAIPO’s search engine, I like to play games with acronyms, I know I’m sad.
    So I ran through BLP cronies and this made up name, but I got stuck, can BFP readers help out?
    M iller
    A ????
    De nny
    E
    W ilkinson
    E
    N icholls
    I

    Please help or I may be scratching my head all night.

  73. Anonymous

    Mr.PR has been suspended pending the outcome of an investigation.

    He is no longer connected with the SBA….that was about 6 years ago

  74. Anonymous

    Mr.PR has been suspended pending the outcome of an investigation.

    He is no longer connected with the SBA….that was about 6 years ago

  75. frankology

    Will Government persist in the building of Flyovers without the Environmental Impact and Assessment Study (EIA) that have not been made public up to this date, or will they forged ahead with the building of these unnecessary monstrosities, although we had knowledgeable experts and smart men in the street with interesting submissions against why we should avoid spending huge sums of our taxpayers monies that will not solve our traffic problems.

    The Environmental Impact Assessment study for the implementation of the Flyovers is not complete and this meetings which were scheduled on October 5 and October 6, might have been postponed to stall for time. In an earlier post, I asked the simple question. Where is the report from Hillis Carnes Engineering Ltd, which states of decaying limestone and the flyover being built on our water table and gullies? Yet, in a later statement the same Hillis Carnes said that Barbados’ infrastructure can accommodate flyovers. I hereby ask, which of the two report should Barbadians believe?.

    We need answers now after experiencing the earthquake on Thursday, and in the outside world, Flyovers are the most vulnerable, due to being built with slabs that are interlocking and any minor shifting of the earth can pull apart these slabs and presto, the flyovers will come tumbling down. Ah lie! BAPE, John Whittingham, Bush Tea, Straigh Talk or Waterboy we await your submissions

    This is totally ridiculous, since the EIA should have been discussed and made public since 2005 when the flyovers were first mooted and not in 2007.

  76. Straight talk

    My instinct tells me no decision on flyovers until the election.

    The plan has been blown, there is too much public scrutiny, esp. by you Frank, and heads must remain under the parapet until Clyde has lost his seat and can be discredited.
    Only then can Mascoll’s confident placatory $200million estimate be revised upwards to the true cost.

  77. Mooze

    Straight talk,

    Rubbish.

    Ease off de Mount Gay.

  78. Mooze

    frankology,

    Get a life, you retard.

    Why are you always dribbling all over the blog like a RETARD?

  79. Straight talk

    Can’t a man muse, Mooze?

  80. frankology

    Wow Mooze, deal with the issue at hand, this is highly technical for you, so butt out and continue with your dribbles.

  81. Mooze

    frankfoology,

    “Where is the report from Hillis Carnes Engineering Ltd, which states of decaying limestone and the flyover being built on our water table and gullies?”

    Exactly WHICH GULLY is a flyover planned for?

    I also notice you said “THE” flyover, but given your intoxicated state, I will let that one pass.

  82. Mooze

    Straight talk,

    Your comments portray you as a rum-shop regular.

    Imbibing too much liquor can affect the way we see the world. There is reality… and then there are hallucinations.

    One theory gaining popularity is that certain BFP characters are intimate friends of various brands of Bajan rum.

  83. Mooze

    frankfoology,

    “We need answers now after experiencing the earthquake on Thursday, and in the outside world, Flyovers are the most vulnerable, due to being built with slabs that are interlocking and any minor shifting of the earth can pull apart these slabs and presto, the flyovers will come tumbling down.”

    How often does that happen in the USA or other countries which have both flyovers and earthquakes?

    Consider the equivalent being said of hurricanes… “Roofs are the most vulnerable, due to being built with galvanise sheets that are interlocking and any hurricane force winds can pull apart these sheets and presto, the roofs will come flying off.”

    It doesn’t stop anyone from building houses with galvanise roofs (rooves), does it?

    Again, I refer you to that near-empty bottle of Mount Gay Eclipse Rum which is never too far away from your keyboard.

  84. frankology

    I was going to ignore you because I can see partisan politics being portrayed, anyway, let me enlightened you with some facts. Right by the Norman Niles going to the Belle is a gully, that is why it is called Belle Gully. The Flyover will actually be over this said gully. Berms will be placed in the said area, this area as you know is a Zone 1 area, that mean you will have massive limestone. Remember it is Hillis Carnes who said that our limestone is poor.

  85. frankology

    …and I do not waste time consuming alcohol. So my friend, deal with the issue at hand and some the clowning act.

  86. frankology

    …and I do not waste time consuming alcohol. So my friend, deal with the issue at hand and stop the clowning act.

  87. Carmel

    frankfoology,

    “some”? “stop”?

    Look how de booze got you… caan even write properly!

    …………………………………………………………………………….

    “Right by the Norman Niles going to the Belle is a gully, that is why it is called Belle Gully. The Flyover will actually be over this said gully.”

    More stupid lies.

    Boy, go and SOBER UP!!!!

  88. Carmel

    frankfoology,

    What is the DIFFERENCE IN HEIGHT between the surface of the highway and the bottom of the alleged “gully” on either side of the highway at that same Belle area?

    Boy, you mudda en raise nutten but a damn fool!

  89. frankology

    Waste of time dealin’ with a BLP yardfowl, or may I state. Yardchick. Bye

  90. Carmel

    frankfoology,

    But look how hard yuh gone and run off, nuh?

    De HEAT did too much fuh yuh, neh?

    What is the DIFFERENCE IN HEIGHT between the surface of the highway and the bottom of the alleged “gully” on either side of the highway at that same Belle area?

    🙂