Daily Archives: November 14, 2007

Business Dealings Of Barbados Chief Justice Sir David Simmons Exposed On Keltruth Blog!

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“Sir David’s public service record is well publicized, but his business dealings are another matter.”

Keltruth Blog Connects Chief Justice Simmons To VECO, SBG Development Corporation

Wow!

That’s all we have to say for now as Keltruth Blog publishes the first two parts of a three part series on the business dealings of Chief Justice Sir David Simmons – who, with other Bajan big-ups, is charged with fraud in a civil case before the Canadian Courts.

Keltruth Blog: David Simmons, VECO & SBG Development Corporation

Background Reading On BFP

November 3, 2007 – Prime Minister’s Co-Accused Iain Deane Surfaces After Keltruth Blog Story

October 24, 2007 – The Independence Of The Chief Justice Of Barbados

October 23, 2007 – Barbados Chief Justice Simmons Tries To Forget His Own Past As He Chides New Lawyers To Be Ethical

October 16, 2007 – Source: Chief Justice Simmons Hiding Witness, Deliberately Obstructing Court Case!

August 25, 2007 – Barbados Jail Builder VECO Added As Defendant In Lawsuit Against Prime Minister Arthur and Chief Justice Simmons

August 15, 2007 – Barbados Chief Justice David Simmons Wanted To Be…

July 31, 2007 – Barbados Prison Builder VECO – Political Corruption Scandal Continues – FBI and Tax Police Raid US Senator’s Home

June 6, 2007 – Barbados Closely Watches The VECO Scandal

June 6, 2007 – Lawsuit Update: Nelson Barbados Group Ltd Against Prime Minister Arthur, Chief Justice Simmons, David Shorey And Many Others

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New York – Barbadian Ex-Police Association Annual Pre-Independence Gala This Saturday

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Join Us For A Good Time!

The Barbadian Ex-Police Association Inc. (USA) is having its Annual Pre-Independence Gala on Saturday 17th November, 2007 at Nazareth Hall, Brooklyn, N.Y. from 10:00 pm until 5:00 am. Admission is $35.00 and there will be several prizes. Proceeds from this function go towards educational scholarships for students in the tri-state area and in Barbados, plus contributing to other community based projects.

For further information please contact (718)604-7010 or email: bepa703c@aol.com.

Barbadian Ex-Police Association Inc. (USA) website here

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Canada – Barbados Ottawa Association Gala November 17th – Cocktails Start At 6pm!

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We were asked to post the following and we don’t mind doing so at all. If your Bajan organisation has something happening either at home or overseas, we’re happy to help spread the word…

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Cocktails at 6 p.m.,
dinner at 7:30 p.m. sharp
Travelodge Ottawa Hotel
1376 Carling Ave.

Barbados ( Ottawa ) Association Dinner & Dance celebrating 41 years of Barbados’ Independence.

Under the patronage of His Excellency Mr. Glyne S. Murray, High Commissioner for Barbados to Canada.

The Guest Speaker for the occasion is Mr. Jose Aggrey – President of the Ghanian Association and President of the Canadian Association of Professional Employees.

As usual look forward to lots of fun prizes! Tickets for the Dinner and Dance are $50 or $20 for the Dance only. The Dance will start at 9:30 p.m. Tickets available from members of the Barbados (Ottawa) Association or by calling (613) 843.1448 or (613) 565.3455

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British Airways Flying Empty 747s To Keep Those Precious Heathrow Slots Open!

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Heathrow Slots Subject Of Environmental Controversy

With all the the talk in the media about Virgin Atlantic transferring Jamaica flights to Gatwick and giving the Heathrow slots to Barbados, we found this bit of news gives some indication of how important the issue is to the airline and travel industry.

According to NBC News, British Airways has been flying totally empty 747s across the Atlantic to maintain some of their Heathrow slots – because of the airport’s “use it or lose it” policy.

View the NBC video news story here.

Our thanks to SinglePilot.net for the tip.

Further Reading

Virgin Atlantic Moves Barbados Flights To “Highly Prized” Heathrow Slots!

Outrageous Tourism Statements By Government, Yet The Barbados Lapdog Media Says Nothing

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New Video Footage: Illegal Construction At Vaucluse Barbados

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No Rule Of Law In Barbados

Every Bajan no matter what their political affiliation will acknowledge that we have two sets of laws on Barbados.

One for the connected, and one for the ordinary folk.

As history has shown, if you are rich or part of the connected class you can beat your wife, defraud the government or even commit murder without worrying too much about the law or real penalties.

The owners of a piece of land in Vaucluse built an illegal racetrack and continue to expand it despite orders to stop work issued by Town Planning.

Of more concern is that Town Planning issued Enforcement Orders that have been ignored by law enforcement.

The owners of the Vaucluse property continue to defy the law and they don’t seem at all worried about enforcement.

How Much Of A Bribe Has Been Paid… and To Whom?

When government fails to act in circumstances where the law is being so openly flaunted, it is only reasonable for Bajans to ask “Who took the bribe?”

We know how things work with this government. Oh, it won’t be a straight trade “You take this money and ignore our racetrack”. It will be a little more complex than that. Perhaps a large campaign donation to the ruling party, or perhaps the hiring of a certain consulting firm in the USA to work on a totally different project – with the payment for the “consulting” going to the company’s US bank account.

We know how things work around here.

It is not just the engine exhaust that stinks at Vaucluse.

Further Reading: Mr. Prime Minister – Do We Have Law Or Not On Barbados? Your Call, Sir…

Newly Taken Video Of Illegal Construction At Vaucluse

YouTube Vaucluse 1

YouTube Vaucluse 2

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Outrageous Tourism Statements By Government, Yet The Barbados Lapdog Media Says Nothing

Part of the ‘Vision’?

As someone that has spent almost their entire (41 years) working life in the tourism industry, it is difficult at times to understand how an industry that is so important to Barbados can be guided by people that appear so far removed from reality.

When I hear direct quotations like ‘We just performed the biggest coup in International Transport by getting some slots, by getting Virgin Atlantic to fly to Barbados out of Heathrow’, ‘an additional runway and airport hotel’ at Grantley Adams and ‘Category 1 by year-end’, it reminds me of the seventies and the reported effects of hallucinogenic drugs.

And what is so disturbing, not a single journalist seems prepared to challenge or question these clearly ambiguous statements.

Question number one. What role, if any did the Barbados Minister of Tourism play in Virgin’s purchase of the Air Jamaica Heathrow slots?

Question number two.
Where exactly would you put a second runway and what would the economic effects and consequences be in the construction of same?

Question number two (a). What is the justification for a second runway, ie: when would it be used?

Question number three. Why on earth would you build a new airport hotel when there is a 240 room property less than ten minutes from the airport rotting away (Sam Lords) and another new hotel (Casa Grande) within visual distance?

Question number four. ‘Category 1 by year-end’. Please explain to the less informed, exactly how this is going to be achieved?

Please also take in account the current state of the radar and air traffic training equipment.

Adrian Loveridge
14 November 2007

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