President of 3S Structural Steel Solutions May Be Stripped Of Order Of The British Empire – MBE

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“MBE – Jonathan Laszlo Danos, For services to British exports to Latin and Central America.”

So announced the BBC News on Friday, June 16, 2000 on the occasion of The Queen’s Birthday Honours. (BBC link here)

“Member Of The Order Of The British Empire” MBE – is the lowest honour on the list that tops out with Knight Grand Cross (GBE), then downwards to Knight Commander (KBE), Commander (CBE), Officer (OBE) and finally the MBE. Recipients of the GBE and KBE are called “Sir” (Like our Chief Justice Sir David “Virgin” Simmons, doan ya know!)

What Happens To Danos’ MBE If He Is Found Civilly Liable For Fraud?

According to Wikipedia, 114 persons have been stripped of their Royal Honours since 1921. (List is here) As we look through the list, we see that most of the disgraced ex-members were convicted in a criminal or military court of offenses ranging from child porn to fraud to drunk driving. But there are also a significant number of persons who were stripped of their honours without being convicted criminally.

In many cases, the reason for the stripping is not announced, or the reason is an act that that did not result in a criminal conviction – ie: a doctor being disciplined for incompetence or neglect by the Medical Board. I didn’t look at too many, but I do see one Leslie Albert Shipp who was stripped of his MBE after a Civil Court trial.

So there is precedent in history for stripping Jonathan Danos of his MBE should the civil court find he committed a fraud as alleged – especially in view of the fact that Danos was awarded his MBE for business activities in our region and the alleged fraud involves business activities in Jamaica.

Further Reading

BFP – President Of Barbados Flyover Contractor 3S Structural Steal Solutions Being Sued For Fraud, Kickbacks In Jamaican Bridge Project!

Barbados Underground: President Of S3 Barbados Limited Jonathan Danos Is Being Sued For Fraud And Conspiracy By Mabey, His Former Employer ~ Yet Another Shady Project By The Government Of Barbados

Wikipedia – Order Of The British Empire

Our thanks to reader Adrian Loveridge for commenting on Danos’ MBE and inspiring this article.

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16 responses to “President of 3S Structural Steel Solutions May Be Stripped Of Order Of The British Empire – MBE

  1. Bob Marley

    OMG…

    Where is our journalist base in Barbados? This looks as if it is a huge story of corruption at the highest level of government and corporate behaviour.

    Can it be true our country is being stripped of foreign exchange? With collaboration of our own biggest BAJAN companies?

    Can it be true “yah best friend could be your worst enemy”? Was Bob right in his prophetic ‘Who the cap fit’?

    Today, as a bajan citizen I appeal to the Governor General, as representative to the Queen of England to (for God and Country) look into this. Every other avenue seems closed.

  2. RoyBoy

    I am not a bit concerned if they strip him of his MBE or his clothes. I am most concerned over the allegation of impropriety and the possible ramifications for tax payers in this country.

    Where are the monies coming from for the fly-overs?
    Would not the lending agency – local or international check the credentials of all concerned? Especially when we talking about $360 million, a three fold increase from $120million?
    Who are the brokers and why is there a need for any broker in this type/size of national transaction?
    I have always heard that middle men only serve to push up the cost with no value-add.
    Who is keeping tabs on the account or will we awake – as usual – and find that we are deeper in debt and no one accountable?
    imo the taxpayers should default on these loans ( it is our money and we were not consulted?) and let the lending agencies understand that sovereign debt is not debt of the government of the day but the people. They have to take greater responsibility not listen to Standard & Poors etc. who also seen to have agendas and in typical American style seeking to influence local affairs.

  3. John

    Man … oh man!!

    What next!!

    There is one man I know of who was honoured by the Queen for his services to Barbados.

    When England invaded Iraq, on a matter of principle he returned the honour to his Queen!!

    It just no longer meant anything to him.

    That was the kind of individual the honours used to follow.

    Now, sadly, it seems like Sam, Cow and the Duppy get.

  4. Pat

    “RoyBoy” said:

    Who is keeping tabs on the account or will we awake – as usual – and find that we are deeper in debt and no one accountable?
    imo the taxpayers should default on these loans ( it is our money and we were not consulted?) and let the lending agencies understand that sovereign debt is not debt of the government of the day but the people. They have to take greater responsibility not listen to Standard & Poors etc. who also seen to have agendas and in typical American style seeking to influence local affairs.

    Well in a democracy, where you have elected representatives to act on your behalf, you do not need to be consulted on the crossing of the “ts” and dotting of the”Is”.

    You will pay without realizing it through increased income taxes, property taxes, VAT, water, etc. On top of that, they may add a surcharge to you license tax, a surcharge on the surcharge for road upkeep, plus a surtax on gas, vehicle parts, etc., etc. I would advise Bajans to get back walking and buy bicycles. I would advise donkey and cart, but these would also be taxed.

  5. Anonymous

    again just a rubbish post and to john the invasion was correct kudos to the united states and britain for standing for whats right

  6. John

    ….. and kudos also to Colin Hudson for following his own mind, and sticking by his principles.

    That is the secret which all politicians and most businessmen don’t grasp as they scramble to get recognition and respect.

    It is earned by silly acts like sticking to simple principles like do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

    What was the reason again for invading Iraq?

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  8. Adrian Loveridge

    Can you imagine if we didn’t have sources like Barbados Free Press and Barbados Underground.
    If it was left to the Nation or Advocate, or dare I say the extremely limited views of CBC, probably we would never get to hear about stories that in other countries would qualify as front page articles.

    According to the Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property Office 3S (Barbados) SRL (Society with Restricted Liabilities was registered under #495 on the 2005-11-04.

    When did Mr Danos become President of that company and when did he leave the employment of Mabey and Johnson Ltd?

    Who are the other directors of 3S (Barbados), SRL,
    where is their registered office and what is their share capital?
    What was Mr Danos doing with Govermment officials in Panama, as according to Mabey and Johnson Ltd, they built the flyovers there.

    Sadly, as the CAIPO office states on their website, the ‘database was last updated 13 April 2007’ so more recent information may have not been posted yet.

    US$60 million up to US$180 million and you don’t think we deserve some answers?

    And finally WHERE as the opposition spokespersons, why are they so silent?

  9. shak shak

    A great heading but a TAD too many MAYs in it all together.

    How about this one.

    LOCAL HOTEL MAY HAVE ROACHES IN THE KITCHEN.

    Space for picture of large creepy crawly.

    No not one of those dirt seekers who lurk round Mr. AL but the 6 legged variety

    Mr. Adrian Loveridge may have roaches in the kitchen of his exclusive no kids hotel an authoritative source reported yesterday.

    The Dept of Health may be stripping him of his license and may be launching an investigation into the standards maintained on his premises..
    ,
    The British tourist association may be removing his hotel from its tourist recommendation list.

    A peachy little headline?

    Course it may be just a case of bats in the belfrey.

    BAYGON ANYONE?

    Thanks to the pest control inspector who may have brought this to our attention.

    More info re the roach situation may be obtained from res.peachandquiet@caribsurf.com

  10. Wishing in Vain

    I am sure you have the resources to make life hard for Mr Loveridge but the good news is that your time is short to do so, I am sure he can withstand your onslaught for a while longer and survive.

  11. Wishing in Vain

    It is maybe the only time that I can see with Mottley and his attempt and wishes to muzzle the internet as source of communication.
    It is now obvious, as he could see the damage that it could inflict on their party that is so rife with corruption maybe he saw the Danos issue being revealed to the public in its fullness, so to the VECO scandal just think how they would be sitting now without the use of the internet by the average citizen?
    With their dictator like grip on the media in Barbados, we would still be in darkness and backward and they would continue with their wholesale robbing of us the taxpayers.

  12. Adrian Loveridge

    Read very carefully the entry by Shak Shak and you will get a tiny idea of what the ordinary independently minded citizen is up againist in present day Barbados.

    DON’T every dare ASK questions!
    DON’T question Government statistics!

    Just sit back and be happy and this this country being managed by people that are totally unaccountable, expect of course once every five years.

    Shak Shak, bring a shread of evidence.

    Especially as we have been closed since the second week of May.

    Then look on TripAdvisor, Fodors, Caribbean Travel and Life, The Sunday Times, The Independent.

    If only the GEMS properties could reach the reputaion WE have built.

    The question is how LOW will you people go?

    You have threatened us, intimidated us, tried to set fire to us, break-in to us and now try and tarnish a reputation that 90% of the hotels on Barbados would like to have achieved.

    Shall I remind you of the questions that I have already asked because the day of reckoning is nearly here.

  13. Wishing in Vain

    Just lets us understand how stupid these people are that they choose to destroy the good name of a local hotel in the name of politics.
    The same hotels that they need to stimulate the economy and the idiots destroy it on the internet, this must explain the brain power of those that are in a position to control our destiny.

  14. shakshak

    WIV
    There are other hotels in Barbados you know.
    But you do Know, Mr AL has already given some like the Savannah a bad press.
    Naturally cant all be the same standard as Peachy Towers but no doubt Mr Know AL can put them right.

  15. I love the quote; ‘this must explain the brain power of those that are in a position to control our destiny.’. This is only too true. It makes me wonder how we have certain people in control of our contry at times. The labour mp money scandals spring to mind.

  16. Anonymous

    In court round up the Danos person won his court case being cleared. His previous employer Mabey & Johnson is now under major investigation by the UK Fraud Office but Danos was totally and uterly cleared.