VECO’s Bill Allen going bye-bye
This is just a short note this morning before I head off to bed. (How I hate nightshift).
Remember VECO out of Alaska? The company was disbanded and sold off after it turned out that for the last three decades they had obtained government contracts all around the world through the simple means of bribing politicians. We’re not talking about a slip or two by a sub-manager in a foreign country, we’re talking about a standard operating procedure by a company that was started and built upon corrupt practices.
Under the BLP and Mia Mottley and Dale Marshall, VECO built our oil terminal and our Dodds prison – the one with the $10,000 toilets and no transparency or open bids. ($10k per toilet? Yup… our sources tell us that’s what we paid for them after they came through a “handling company” in Miami.)
But the BLP were smart enough to spread the wealth around so that if and when they were defeated by the DLP, the new government wouldn’t want to go there.
After the Alaska scandal broke, then Dale Marshall had a meeting with VECO executives for 30 minutes and announced “Nothin wrong in Barbados!”
That’s the last that Barbados heard about it.
Like we said, the DLP Thompson government doesn’t want to be forced into charging members of the last government with any offense because what comes around goes around.
So David Thompson lets the corruption stand without any transparency or accountability to the people of Barbados.
You want proof? Good. Here’s ours… maybe the current DLP Government will find the voice to reply…
Proof that the Thompson DLP Government does not want to know anything about VECO’s corrupt activities in Barbados:
Under Prime Minister David Thompson, no authorities from Barbados – including police, the DPP or the Auditor General – have ever asked the US Authorities for evidence concerning VECO’s Barbados operations that was gathered during the US investigations. Millions of documents and hundreds of hours of secret recordings were lawfully collected by US authorities during their operations. Barbados never even asked to meet with US Authorities – because all indications are that VECO’s financial records would show payments & “gifts” to Barbados officials and contracts to offshore suppliers owned by them.
And that tells the story, my children.
Anchorage Daily News: Sentencing for key bribe witnesses may be soon.
Further Reading that should Outrage Bajans
November 17, 2008 – The FBI VECO Documents that Mottley and Thompson don’t want Bajans to see.
August 20, 2008: VECO’s “Corrupt Bastards Club” has a Barbados Chapter