UPDATED AGAIN – Now Someone Claims PM Did Not Take A Private Jet
What is the real story about this trip to New York, the last trip to New York (which was on a bizjet) and the trip to Trinidad (again on a bizjet)? Without transparency the citizens of Barbados will never really know.
Despite Thompson’s promise to adopt a Ministerial Code from day one, his government continues to operate in exactly the same closed manner as the previous BLP government. There are no rules. There is no transparency and no accountability. Ministers are still able to accept gifts from persons who do business with the government.
In terms of integrity rules, transparency and accountability, nothing has changed from the last BLP administration.
Here is the latest rumour, this time by “Inkwell”.
Once again folks, without ITAL – citizens are still being fed dribs and drabs of information from the high and mighty.
UPDATED: Scroll to bottom for details of PM’s Private New York Meeting
According to BFP Reader “Time Will Tell”, Prime Minister David Thompson is off to New York on a chartered jet – owned by a person who does business with the Government of Barbados. Here is what Time Will Tell wrote…
LAST NIGHT PRIME MINISTER THOMPSON LEFT BARBADOS FOR NEW YORK….. ON BOARD A CHARTERED FLIGHT OWNED BY NONE OTHER THAN; KUFFIN SIMPSON
CENTRAL BANK OF BARBADOS
Board of Directors and Senior Officers
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Marion V. Williams, Ph.D., F.C.I.B., C.M.A., G.C.M., Chairman
Ms. Onika Stewart LL. B (UWI) LL. M (Lond) L.E.C.
Justin Robinson Ph. D, (Manc) Msc, Bsc (UWI)
Mr. Ashley Toppin FCCA, JP
Mr. Cecil McCarthy LL. B, (UWI) L.E.C.
Grantley W. Smith, Esq., B.A. (Hons.), D.P.A., B. C. H.
Sir Kyffin Simpson KA, CBE, Hon. LL. D (UWI)
Mr. Elson A. Gaskin, LLB. (UWI) L.E.C. Legal Counsel / Secretary to the Board
BFP…. DO YOU NOT SEE ANYTHING WRONG WITH THIS LIST ?
DLP Thompson Government vs. BLP Arthur/Mottley Government – Can You Tell The Difference?
There must be rules, standards and transparency about the use of corporate jets by members of our government. There must be rules, standards and transparency about government members receiving gifts and benefits from individuals and businesses.
Corporations and individuals do not loan biz jets to governments or government members out of the goodness of their hearts. When the details of such arrangements are kept secret from the citizens, there is opportunity for abuse and corruption.
If David Thompson and the DLP are to retain achieve the image of being ethical, transparent and accountable that they cultivated and promised during the election, they must now reveal to the citizens of Barbados…
1/ The owner of the corporate jet(s) used for the New York and Trinidad & Tobago trips.
2/ The overall costs of the trips no matter who is paying for them. Such costs are to include not only the fixed costs but also the flight hours costs including crewing, fuel, insurance, depreciation and maintenance.
3/ The details on who paid which costs.
Mr. Prime Minister, you said that you and your government were going to be transparent and accountable.
We are waiting for the details about your recent use of corporate aircraft.
“Trust us” is not good enough.
UPDATED: Time Will Tell Says…
The PM will hold a private meeting today at 7:00 PM at
Fleur De Lis
870 Cypress Ave, Ridgewood NY 718 366 6700
I will be there…… Stay tune….
What the hell….
Send me your questions……
No one tells it like Time..Sic
(Comment from BFP – The veracity of TWT’s information is unconfirmed. If he is wrong, it will be the last time he/she will be allowed to post under this name and IP)