Thanks to our readers we can now report as follows:
We have been told that copies of the statement of claim are floating freely around Bridgetown and in fact Barbados Free Press has received three different copies from readers.
Our lawyer friend has given us advice that it is better to summarize what is in the claim than to publish it.
The claim is all about a conspiracy and we emphasize that these allegations have not been proved in court yet. As we read it, the government and business people have conspired over the last twenty years to strip the value away from landholding companies and pocket the profits for themselves. Complications arise because some of the involved business people have since become politicians and judges.
“The defendants are all claiming that they have never done business in Canada or the U.S. and therefore no court outside of Barbados is allowed to look into allegations of corruption here.”
This is one of the comments that we received from a reader. If this is truly what the defendants are each claiming, then this case is going to be most interesting when it reaches court. We can’t imagine that each and every defendant on the list has never had a business dealing in either the U.S. or Canada – but as we say folks… remember that this is only a lawsuit that is yet to be proven.
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