Daily Archives: August 25, 2007

Barbados Jail Builder VECO Added As Defendant In Lawsuit Against Prime Minister Arthur and Chief Justice Simmons

Opposition Leader David Thompson Also Being Sued With The Prime Minister (? !)

Folks, this keeps getting more and more interesting.

Back in May, we told you about the lawsuit launched in a Canadian court against Prime Minister Arthur, Chief Justice Simmons and other prominent Barbados citizens. The lawsuit alleges a conspiracy and corruption in relation to a large piece of land in Barbados. (See Barbados Lawsuit Names Prime Minister Owen Arthur, Chief Justice Simmons And Many Prominent Citizens And Businesses)

Now we see that the corrupt jail builder company VECO (from Alaska) has been added as a defendant in the lawsuit…. along with a “David Thompson” who is presumably THE David Thompson.

David at Barbados Underground broke the story of VECO and Thompson now being sued and BU has also posted a link to a copy of the lawsuit at another website called “Keltruth”.

I can’t find any mention of this in the “real” newsmedia, so it looks like Barbados Underground has scooped CNN on this one! I mean, VECO is being sold and it seems to me that VECO being sued for half a billion dollars might be newsworthy in a big way in the USA or Alaska media.

From reading the legal papers at Keltruth and Barbados Underground’s comments it is not immediately apparent to me how VECO and David Thompson are involved, but a Canadian court added them as defendants so the judge must have thought that there is at least some smoke (whether or not there is fire).

This case could become extremely interesting and I can’t figure out why the major media hasn’t picked up on this latest VECO connection as yet.


Filed under Barbados, Business, Crime & Law, Political Corruption, Politics, Politics & Corruption

Barbados Government Finally Has A Formal VoIP Policy…?

VoIP – Voice Over Internet Protocol 

From A BFP Reader…

Did you all see the announcement that Barbados finally has a formal VoIP policy?  The document is available for download from http://www.telecoms.gov.bb/

At first glance, it would appear to allow people to use VoIP for anything they want.

Is there anything hidden in the legalize, or is this actually a good policy?  Your readers would be interested in your analysis.

Hello Readers…

We think that our opinion and analysis wouldn’t be anything compared to what BFP’s readers could come up with. “The Wisdom Of Crowds” and all that.

What do you think, folks? Does this government initiative change anything?


Filed under Barbados, Politics