Daily Archives: December 30, 2009

January 11, 2010 court date in Cyclist’s Death – Barbados Police unable to say how much accused had been drinking

Another fatal accident in Barbados with no sobriety test for the driver

The man charged in cyclist Percival Niles’ death on December 5th is now released on bail until the next court date of January 11, 2010. Tremaine Peter Sargeant is charged with driving a motor vehicle in a manner dangerous to the public.

Once again officers of the Royal Barbados Police Force are unable to perform a complete professional motor vehicle accident investigation because successive DLP and BLP governments have not seen fit to pass modern anti-drunk driving laws and provide the police with breathalyzer equipment.

No Money for Breathalyzers, but lots for Rich Racing Horse Owners!

About a year ago though, Prime Minister David Thompson and his government gave NINETEEN MILLION of YOUR tax dollars to the Barbados Turf Club so the big boys could continue to have fun with their hobby horses.

That’s priorities for you. What are the deaths of a few Bajans compared with keeping the Dom Perignon champagne flowing at the Barbados Turf Club?

Further Reading at BFP…

Barbados Government Gives $19 Million To Rich Racing Horse Owners As It Pleads For International Funds

Trinidad & Tobago implements Breathalyzer law – Barbados government fails to protect citizens from drunken driving

Barbados Health Minister Donville Inniss: Breathalyzer Law & Equipment not necessary


Filed under Barbados, Crime & Law, Police

How many Barbados politicians received trips, gifts or “campaign donations” from Sir Allen Stanford?

PM Thompson Says His Use Of CLICO's Business Jet Is None Of Your Business

Let’s have some transparency and disclosure by Barbados Politicians!

Many US politicians received jet rides, trips and “political donations” from Sir Allen Stanford and now the US Justice Department is investigating just what Mr. Stanford received in return. The United States and their citizens care about that kind of corruption in the political system so they have disclosure laws about gifts and donations that politicians must follow.

Unlike Barbados where we have no campaign financing, disclosure or conflicts of interest laws for elected and appointed government officials. In Barbados “campaign donations” are just as likely to end up in the Prime Minister’s personal bank account, but as former PM Owen Arthur knows – even when he was caught it didn’t matter.

Yup, things may not be perfect in the USA but at least there are laws in place. Unlike Barbados where Prime Minister David Thompson can be given free jet rides on CLICO’s jet and then be bailing out Leroy Parris and his friends a short time later with millions of our tax dollars.

We’re inspired by this latest development in Allen Stanford’s story of corruption and greed to ask our Barbados politicians…

Dear Prime Minister Thompson, Opposition Leader Mottley and former Prime Minister Owen Arthur,

In the interest of transparency, please provide a list of campaign donations, gifts, trips or any other thing or consideration that you or anyone in your respective parties received from Allen Stanford or his businesses or associates. If nothing was received from Stanford, please say so.

Further Reading

Houston Chronicle: Feds probe links between lawmakers, Allen Stanford
TPM Muckraker: Stanford’s Shady Ties To Lawmakers Under Scrutiny


Filed under Barbados, Corruption, Crime & Law, Ethics, Freedom Of Information, Political Corruption, Politics, Politics & Corruption