Former PM Owen Arthur now Elder Statesman of CARICOM with Thompson’s blessing
Hey, do you remember all the speeches David Thompson made of corruption in the Owen Arthur BLP government?
Do you remember when Thompson held up the famous “campaign donation” cheque that was made out to Owen Arthur personally and deposited into his personal bank account? Remember Hardwood Holdings? GEMS Hotels? 3S and the highway? VECO and Dodds prison?
Well folks, Thompson was correct at the time talking about the corruption of the Owen Arthur government, but once he achieved power any thoughts of accountability and cost-recovery against the wrong-doers of the BLP went into the rubbish bin with Thompson’s promise of Integrity Legislation. Thompson appointed ex-PM Arthur to several important positions and that’s how we knew that the fix was in.
Here’s the latest on Barbados’ elder CARICOM statesman…
St. Kitts Minister Harris Discusses CSME Workings With Owen Arthur
ZIZ News…December 4, 2009 – Dr the Hon Timothy Harris, Minister of Finance, International Trade, Industry, Commerce and Consumer Affairs of St Kitts and Nevis, today held a meeting concerning the full and effective integration and participation of St Kitts and Nevis, and other OECS countries, in the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) process.
This meeting was held with Mr. Owen Arthur, former Prime Minister of Barbados, who is functioning as the CARICOM Secretariat’s duly appointed Consultant to conduct a study of the factors and circumstances that currently restrict the full and effective integration and participation of Belize and the OECS countries in the CSME. Mr Arthur leads a three member delegation to the Federation.