This letter was received from an anonymous reader. What do you think, folks?
The recent debacle surrounding the semmingly innocent appointment of Mariano Browne to Trinidad and Tobago’s Finance ministry hides many a skeleton.
Leroy Parris’ motives are clearer than most. He resents the fact that he was denied a seat on the board of CCB and blames Mariano for this. The fact that the Central Bank of Barbados did not consider him “Fit and Proper” to be involved will not wash with him or his kind. Something about a woman scorned I believe.
Why he would leave the smoking gun behind him that a two year old countersuit of no merit would be brought up the weekend after he visited Trinidad is even inconsequential.
What is worrying is that he used two One Caribbean Media newspapers, The Trinidad Express and The Nation of Barbados to be the sole recipients of this “amazing” story.
Both of theses papers are public companies and lo and behold their largest shareholders are CLICO! No other newspaper sought fit to run the story as it was clearly planted and very one sided. Now one can only speculate that Lawrence Duprey who has an extra “special relationship” with Leroy Parris had approved this action given the type of firepower employed.
This of course the same Duprey who finances the UNC and through Leroy Parris, David Thompson and the DLP. This of course is the same David Thompson who is Leroys lawyer and initiated the ridiculous “Forensic audit” done by PwC which is quite laughable and was correctly ignored by CCB’s auditors and board in passing the final accounts.
One might even think that Clico was waging a campaign to prevent Manning from employing Mariano because he would be privy to the inner workings of CL Financial, a comany frequently accused of insolvency.
Or one may also surmise that David Thompson has used this opportunity to try and link non connected events together to discredit Mariano even if it meant that he would be unable to work with the recently appointed Manning Government.
Either way you’d probably be correct.
Remember even if CCB did fund the BLP in some small way it was in order for Duprey to try and cover the fact that Leroy has been funding “His special Friend” for years and for this election.
Thompson, Duprey, Parris… all birds of a feather. Hopefully they’ll all flock off together and leave the Caribbean to develop without their ilk.