How will Ambassador Kramer’s book stand up to WikiLeaks?
This should be fun. Former US Ambassador to Barbados, Mary Kramer, is doing a tour to publicize her new book “More Than a Walk on the Beach: Confessions of an Unlikely Diplomat.”
Kramer served in Barbados from 2004 through 2006 and wrote her book before the WikiLeaks started to emerge. When the full set of Wikileaks hits the internet, it will be interesting to compare her book to the secret cables her Embassy sent.
One of the recent WikiLeaks revealed that Ambassador Kramer knew all about SIR Allen Stanford years before his arrest. A May 3, 2006 cable from Bridgetown Embassy said,
“Sir Allen Stanford’s companies are rumored to engage in bribery, money laundering, and political manipulation.”
Ambassador Kramer’s cable also reported a private conversation she had with then Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur – as we reported in our previous story Wikileaks Barbados: US Embassy Bridgetown sent alert on Sir Allen Stanford three years before arrest.
We wonder if future WikiLeaks will contain any detailed Bridgetown Embassy cables about corruption in the Barbados government. We visit Wikileaks every day in eager anticipation and you can too.