Notice published Oct 9, 2007 in the Nation News
Where Is Iain Deane Hiding?
Friends, once in a while you shake your head in disbelief at something that you’ve been told and say “No Way! Can’t be true.” – and then somebody puts a document or some other proof in your hand and you wonder what planet you’re on. Sometimes it is difficult to accept even what we see with our own eyes.
That happened to us a few weeks ago when we were told that Barbados judges were issuing blank, signed search warrants to the police. We said, “Nah… couldn’t be” and then the proof was put right before our eyes: a blank search warrant that was signed by a Barbados Justice. You can look at it too. (See BFP’s Barbados Police Given Blank, Pre-Signed Search Warrants By Corrupt, Lazy Judiciary)
Now, once more, our faith in our judicial system is being shaken – and it is not just rumours. The legal documents are posted online for everyone to see.
Barbados Prime Minister, Chief Justice & Others Being Sued In Canadian Court For Corruption & Fraud
Last May, we told our readers about a Canadian lawsuit that alleges corruption and a criminal conspiracy by people at the highest levels of our Barbados government. Many prominent Bajans are named as defendants, including Prime Minister Owen Arthur and Chief Justice David Simmons. (To read the original story see BFP’s Barbados Lawsuit Names Prime Minister Owen Arthur, Chief Justice Simmons And Many Prominent Citizens And Businesses)
Corrupt VECO Corporation Bribed Politicians – Also Involved In Lawsuit
Then in August, we learned that the Canadian lawsuit also involves VECO – the corrupt American company that built the oil terminal and our new Barbados jail. VECO’s CEO and VP were found guilty of bribing Alaskan politicians to get government contracts. (See BFP’s Barbados Jail Builder VECO Added As Defendant In Lawsuit Against Prime Minister Arthur and Chief Justice Simmons)
When the VECO bribery charges and the FBI investigation story broke, the Barbados government had a 30 minute talk with VECO and promptly announced that there was no bribery or corruption in any of VECO’s Barbados projects. Never mind that the jail has tripled in price. 😉
Canadian Lawsuit Was Not Thrown Out Of Court – That Was A Barbados Government Lie!
In late August, Barbados government agents spread information throughout the blogs that the Canadian lawsuit either never existed, or that it had been thrown out of court in Canada.
We now know that was a lie. Not only is the Canadian lawsuit still in existence, it is gathering momentum – according to two confidential BFP sources and some legal documents that are posted on the internet for all to see.
Barbados Legal Community Abuzz With Talk Of Chief Justice Simmons’ “Hands-On” Role In Canadian Lawsuit!
Our sources tell us that the Barbados legal community is taking a tremendous interest in the Canadian lawsuit, not only because of the number of Bajans and lawyers who are involved in defending against the allegations, but also because Chief Justice Simmons is (quote) “Like a volcano about to blow.”
One source also informs us that Chief Justice Simmons is taking a “hands-on” approach to the case that is worrisome to some of the involved lawyers. Apparently, part of the strategy of defending the Canadian case has been to make one of the defendants Iain Deane “disappear” so he can’t be given his copy of the lawsuit as is required.
This strategy, according to our source, has held up the Canadian lawsuit to the point where the Canadian court ORDERED the Nation News and the Barbados Advocate to print a notice to Iain Deane that he only has until November 10, 2007 to file a defense! (See the copy of the newspaper notice at the top of this article)
This “hiding of a defendant” was the idea of the Chief Justice and his “hands-on” approach to the lawsuit. (again according to our source in the Bajan legal community)
The hilarious part of all this is that Iain Deane is involved in other court actions in Barbados and has a lawyer. Yet his lawyer, the Chief Justice and all the other defendants in the Canadian action have for months been “pretending” that nobody knows how to contact Iain Deane!
So (again according to our sources in the Barbados legal community) the Chief Justice of Barbados, David Simmons, has been actively involved in deliberately obstructing a court case being held in another Commonwealth country!
Many of the details about the Canadian case AND a copy of the Iain Deane Court Order can be found at a blog called Keltruth Blog.com (link here)
Barbados Chief Justice Alleged To Have Played Key Role In Alleged Past Criminal Conspiracy!
There are so many unanswered questions about the Canadian lawsuit – and even more if it is true that the Chief Justice of Barbados has been deliberately trying to obstruct the court case…
– Why is Chief Justice David Simmons so upset about the Canadian court case?
– What evidence will come out during the trial?
– What has VECO got to do with the Canadian case?
– Is the Canadian court case somehow linked with the FBI investigation into bribes that VECO paid to corrupt politicians? How would that matter to Canada and Barbados?
One source says that the involvement of David Simmons in the alleged criminal conspiracy was before he became Chief Justice.
Well folks, we don’t know what to think about any of this – and remember, just because some Canadian court is hearing this case doesn’t mean the allegations are for true.
But as both our sources say, whatever is happening, Chief Justice David Simmons is for sure upset and “Like a volcano about to blow.”
We gonna try to stay outta his way!