Daily Archives: August 26, 2011

WikiLeaks: Massive release of Barbados US Embassy documents

Cornucopia of Secrets now online at…

WikiLeaks: Embassy Bridgetown

Come on, folks… Let’s dig in together and see what we can find!

Note – Saturday morning

I’m off to work soon and when Marcus gets up (he worked nights on Friday) he’ll continue surfing through the new WikiLeaks and posting the gems here. If our readers find something interesting, please leave a comment with the reference and we’ll feature it in the post…

Oh Joy!!!

WikiLeaks has released dozens and dozens of previously undisclosed cables from the United States Embassy in Bridgetown, Barbados.

I’m drooling as I look at some of the titles. Here’s a few samples and paragraphs culled from the latest release…

February 21, 2006: BARBADOS CABINET RESHUFFLE INCLUDES FORMER OPPOSITION LEADER (link)

“Mascoll’s Reward – Mottley’s Lot”

“Deputy Prime Minister Mia Mottley will now head the newly created Ministry of Economic Affairs and Development, leaving her former post as Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs.  PM Arthur indicated that this shift would give Mottley the opportunity gain experience in the economic realm and allow her to focus on policy implementation. (Note: This shift plays directly to recent speculation that Arthur is grooming Mottley to replace him as Party Leader and PM sometime in the future. End Note.)”

January 18, 2006: LOCAL GUARD FORCE VEHICLES FUNDING REQUEST (link)

“Post requests funding to replace our existing two (2) LGP roving patrol vehicles that have exceeded their life-cycle:”

3.  Due to extreme wear caused by poor road conditions in Barbados, operational coverage is being affected. The existing patrol vehicles have experienced significant amounts of “down time”.  Both vehicles are currently in the shop for major mechanical repairs.

BFP Comments: I guess it makes sense that the US Embassy would have “Roving Patrol Vehicles” in Barbados. Interesting terminology. This Embassy cable also details what the replacement vehicles were requested.

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