Daily Archives: July 7, 2010

Ten years later: Owen Arthur, National Petroleum Corporation, David Shorey and GEMS Hotels

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Not much has changed since 2000

An anonymous BFP reader sent us a copy of the The Sunday Sun for November 19, 2000 showing a photo of a very smug Prime Minister Owen Arthur heading up the article “The Question of Corruption”.

To read the article is to see that time has stood still for ten years. David Thompson and the DLP are still making corruption allegations against the BLP Owen Arthur government – but no charges have ever been placed before the courts. We still have no Integrity Legislation, Freedom of Information laws, conflict of interests standards or Ministerial Code to prevent elected or appointed public servants from profiting by their office. Continue reading


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