Acting Prime Minister Stuart must speak about those NHC contracts!

My Fellow Barbadians,

You will recall that David Thompson said in the full glare of national television that DLP candidates had signed on to ‘A Code of Conduct’.  Later at their first-year meeting at Holder’s Hill, St. James – Mr. Thompson told Barbadians that DLP Ministers, Candidates and Parliamentarians are: “Squeaky Clean.”

Up steps Freundel Stuart (photo above) and a few weeks ago – as Acting Prime Minister –  Freundel Stuart said that the reason Michael Lashley was not appointed Attorney General, was because it was felt that he was doing a good job a Housing Minister. Alarm bells should have gone off when even die-hard Dems, who heard that allegation – shook their heads in disagreement.Then the Sunday Sun of August 1, 2010 reported that Chairman of the NHC, Marilyn Rice-Bowen was sacked with immediate effect, over disagreement between the Minister and the Board, pertaining to the award of housing contracts.

For sure, any Attorney General of Barbados must operate within the four corners of the law.  Surely now, with their blue-eyed boy in hot water – Mr. Stuart must and will break his silence.  Good governance, freedom of information and being accountable to the people – demands it.

So–again the country waits for leadership and for Acting Prime Minister Stuart to speak!!!  Meanwhile we must hold the DLP accountable!  Listen to an audio extract sent under separate cover and see why Barbadians now expect Mr. Stuart to speak.

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17 responses to “Acting Prime Minister Stuart must speak about those NHC contracts!

  1. Hopelessness in Lawlessness

    GANGSTERS AND DRUG PUSHERS GETTING HOUSING CONTRACTS WITH THE NHC, NO WONDER THERE IS WAS A RIFT BETWEEN THE MINISTER AND THE BOARD. MINISTER OF HOUSING DOING NON-SENSE, THE FIRST THING HE COULD FIND TO DO UPON BECOMING MINISTER OF HOUSING WAS TO TAKE A PRIVATE JET RIDE WITH BJERKHAMN AND MORSE (VILLAGES, FLORIDA), ALL EXPENSES PAID. HE WAS WINED AND DINED AND EVEN ASKED IF THEY WOULD BUY HIM A PLASMA TV TO REPLACE HIS BOX TV.

  2. Donald Duck Esq,

    The minister should resign asap!!!!

  3. John

    Here is the Auditor General’s report on the NHC August 2009.

    PDF] Special Audit on the National Housing Corporation – BARBADOS AUDIT …File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat
    Audit Act, 2007 – 11, a special report of the Barbados Road Network. Infrastructure Improvement Project. Yours faithfully. Leigh E. Trotman. Auditor General …

    bao.gov.bb/photos/Special%20Audit%20on%20NHC%202009.pdf – Similar

  4. Bajanitist

    Well Marilyn Rice Bowen is on the front page of todays Nations Newspaper looking rather resplendant in RED. She has given Mia chaper and verse on the Minister and the goings ons at the NHC. Don’t mind Pador he resigned as Chairman from NHC because of the same problem with Minister Lashley. If he was re-assigned to the head the Drainage Unit, when exactly will is appointment to the drainage unit be effective? The only thing Abdul Pandor and the drainage unit have in common is the word DRAIN, he was flushed down the drain when he wanted to stand in the way of Lashley/Bjerkhamn.

  5. spider

    De Dlp doing bare foolishness in NHC de newspapers need to investigate

  6. Green Monkey

    spider you is funny fuh true, bo. I see you is de type dat does like to skylark and mek bare sport.

    spider

    De Dlp doing bare foolishness in NHC de newspapers need to investigate

  7. Jokers

    Michael boy if allegations against ya is true, I gine tell ya now that you is a big nasty rat. Not that I like Mia because she been doing rat-ty things for the many years that she was in power. But your government Michael said that they will expose the corruption and bring justice against the exploiters of tax payers money. Your government has not done one thing to make better the plunder and ploys to rob the tax payers of millions of dollars. Michael if ya on the take and fire this woman for upholding the principles of accountability and integrity I honestly hope that you be the face of the first minister to get ya azz bull up at DODDS. I say that without equivocation.

  8. Jokers

    I mean if the minister getting 5 and 10 thousand dollars for each home he built – Jesus H Christ, how many homes have he buillt already. Michael ya is real Stinking Rat if the story pans out to be true.

    Rats Rats big Cats, fat fat scat scat , money sweet dats a fact, tax payers fool just like dat. Jokers

  9. Once again, only the fat cats can afford these new houses, how many low income persons earning 4000 $ a month. and do you know they can buy them and rent them out? take a look at FAQ.I have applied for yrs Ican’ t even get one to rent.so much redtape so much corruption.

  10. The Pious one

    The Nationnews of 12 August 2010…screams…..Rice – Bowen says selection of Gallagher ( where here son works) was above BOARD ! Yes the BOARD made a decision based on the facts and costs at hand.

    BUT:
    Did Rice – Bowen come back and tell the Board that Callagher subcontracted the work to a COMPANY she is affiliated with ?

    There is more than RICE in the…..mortar !

    BFP…..me thinks the plot thickens !

  11. Gobash

    Pelt lick, pelt licks……….pelt real ___hole licks.

  12. Alice

    Breakfast feeding programmes endorsed in a hurry by government, ah wondering if any constituencies held by the opposition getting help. Chris can you provide the answer in your capacity as minister for UDC, RDC, SOCIAL EMPOWERMENT AND CONSTITUENCY COUNCILS.
    Seems like all roads leading to this minister to share the rice and gravy fair.

  13. Robert Deschappe

    John
    August 9, 2010 at 3:03 am

    I went on that web-site you listed in your contribution, but this is the message I got

    The page cannot be found
    The page you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.

    Please try the following:

    * If you typed the page address in the Address bar, make sure that it is spelled correctly.
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  14. Whistleblower

    Corruption in Barbados. Politicians getting money and gifts for citizenship.

    Immigaration and Customs taking bribes. Wuk fuh Wuk was driving about wid a wad of money in his trunk of the burgundy mercedes.

    Michael Lashley employing bounting and his family. Steve Blackette got a million mortgage on a $15,000 salary just like Barney Lynch. Doctors at QEH pocketing de hospital fees.

    Doughlin Driving School still getting drivers license from License Authority testers. Workers at MTW carrying away de building material.
    Policeman like stinking beating criminal Sgt Paul Vaughan wont stop take bribes.

    Arthur Holder defending drug dealers and murderers yet running for politics, yah talk about double standards.

  15. Jokers

    @whistleblower

    Do not forget Permanent Secretaries and heads of departments getting huge drawbacks from the awarding of contracts for works.

  16. FOOLIE THE FIFTH

    Whistle blower,
    You got anything on Attorney Anthony wiltshire ?

  17. SENTINEL

    ROUND AND WRONG IT GOES!
    OR
    DO FUH DO, AGAIN!!!!

    THE ANGER OF THE INNOCENT
    Starring: Innocent Politicians; Present VS Past
    Setting: Last Dispensation and Modern Times

    ASK 1, SEEN 2
    1.NHC Chairman? Marshall Dale.
    2. Minister? George Payne?
    3. Legal chambers of Marshall Dale? Dowell’s Chambers.
    4. Chief cook and bottle washer at Dowell’s Chambers?……..By George……NOT George Payne!!!!!!!

    ASK 2, SEEN 2
    1. Legal Authority for BWA? Dowell Chamber
    2. Representative for D.C. in charge at the time? Marshall Dale!!!
    3. Minister in charge of BWA? It pained me!!! George W. Payne

    CLIMAX??
    CONFLICT OF INTEREST OR WHAT?

    MESSAGE?
    POLITICIANS FLEECING WE AND THEN PRETENDING TO BE ANGELS.