Does Crime Pay? You Bet!
Bloggers here and at Barbados Underground have been closely following the twists and turns of the Opera Interactive scandal for months. The short story: Ordinary Bajans have been picked clean by a company that has advertised a “buy in” contest with few or no winners. The company is essentially running a lottery and splitting the take with government and advertisers (which include CBC).
In an atmosphere of lawlessness and greed, the government of Barbados and the executive of CBC allowed this fraud to continue because they didn’t want to lose their cuts. Once again the so-called “Leadership” of Barbados has chosen money over morality and the general good. This is the same thinking that has produced a wonderful new cricket stadium (without lights) while old women continue to haul water in buckets as their slave ancestors did.
Take a look at Opera Interactive’s boss above. Gary Corbett is 46 years old and has made US$153 million dollars on his scams. He has all the toys: mansion, cars and private golf course – thanks in good measure to ordinary folks in Barbados who believed his lies – and the co-operation of our government and media.
The Sun U.K. – Phone-in Fatcat’s Fortune