How did Donville Inniss get cash to Florida to purchase this condo?
Finance Minister Sinckler assures: Barbados plays by the rules! (But does Minister Inniss?)
by Marcus & Shona
Barbados has this little problem right now. French, American and Canadian politicians are calling our country a “tax haven” and other names – which is actually their way of accusing Barbados of offering secret offshore banking to foreigners who don’t want to obey the tax laws of their own countries.
France and some others say we don’t obey the rules of international finance. (Joke on the side: How many French soldiers does it take to defend Paris? Answer: Nobody knows. The French have never tried to defend Paris.)
Our government is responding to the charges with an aggressive public relations campaign and a host of reciprocal information sharing agreements with other countries. We’ve also pledged to update financial legislation and to more effectively monitor international financial transactions.
Fair enough. The sea is changing so Barbados is setting out some different sails and adjusting the windage and the helm. Good. We’ll check the passenger manifest too, to ensure that everybody on board is someone we don’t mind sailing with. That’s only common sense when our survival depends upon the friendship of other countries. (“Friend of all, satellite of none.”)
This is serious business for Barbados, because as Minister Sinckler said the other day at a meeting at Cin Cin Restaurant (Look at the food! THE FOOD! YUM!!!)
“…the international business and financial services sector contributes upwards of 60 per cent of all corporate revenues in the country and, therefore, that is an important station for us and one that we seek to protect and, of course, guard very zealously.”
… Minister Sinckler quoted in the Barbados Today news story Leading by example
What about the international finances of Health Minister Donville Inniss?
Barbados Free Press is publishing a series of stories showing that Minister of Health Donville Inniss profited from the online porn industry. Our stories tell the truth even if the Barbados news media covers up and looks the other way. Minister Inniss knows that our stories are true so he hasn’t taken any steps to have the stories removed from WordPress where Barbados Free Press makes its home.
But now we get to the issue of money. How was Minister Inniss paid for his involvement with online porn companies? Was he a stakeholder in any company or was he providing a paid service to front the porn industry? Were any of his family members or friends acting as proxies?
We think we see some interesting discoveries on the internet….
A reminder: the porn industry has long been associated with the degradation of women, human trafficking and money laundering.
Some of the Inniss porn websites direct customer fees to Switzerland and other foreign bank accounts. We haven’t found any that direct the money to Barbados. (We know. We paid and have the receipts!)
Did Minister Inniss receive all his porn profit monies in Barbados… or did some go into foreign bank accounts?
That is a good question for Finance Minister Chris Sinckler, considering he is assuring the international community that we do things by the rules here in Barbados.
And that brings us to Donville’s condo in Tampa, Florida…
“Owners INNISS DONVILLE
Property Location 5125 PALM SPRINGS BLVD
OXFORD PLACE AT TAMPA PALMS A CONDOMINIUM UNIT 2201 AND AN UNDIV INT IN COMMON ELEMENTS”
Hey… Nice little place. Not too fancy or expensive as Florida condos go. I wonder if it is rented out or sits idle until Minister Inniss visits Tampa? If it is rented out, I wonder where the rent money is banked and if the profits are declared as income in Barbados?
The wonderful thing about the internet is that you can follow paths and not know what you’re going to find and then.. WHAM!!! There online are the public record showing that Donville Inniss of Barbados owns a condo in Florida.
Hillsborough County Tax Collector: Donville Inniss condo information
Hillsborough County Assessor: Donville Inniss condo assessment
Zwillow.com Real Estate: Donville Inniss condo
Donville Inniss purchased the condo in March 2008 for US$146,000, but real estate crashed and it is now estimated to be worth only US$64,000.
We couldn’t find any mortgage information online, so maybe Donville paid cash for it. Or, maybe he put something down and pays a mortgage along with the taxes and condo fees.
Either way – paid cash or has mortgage – the money has to arrive in the USA one way or another, and seeing as how the customer payments from the Inniss-associated porn site Orgasm.com sometimes go to Switzerland (they change it up occasionally), we have to wonder if Donville’s condo money comes from Barbados or someplace else.
Florida Corporation registered at Donville Inniss condo!
Some websites say a person at the condo is “Gail Williams-Innis” and there is a corporation listed there too…
We don’t see much about this KYFI, Corp. except that “Gail Williams-Innis” is the President. Hmmmmmm… wonder what the corporation does? I wonder where the bank accounts are? (Note the wrong spelling of the Inniss name in the government records at SunBiz below. Hmmmmm…)
Maybe it is a “consulting” company (HA! HA! HA!) like the other Inniss Florida company…
INNISS INTERNATIONAL CONSULTING, INC.
Officer/Director: INNISS, DONVILLE
27445 AMELIA ISLE COURT WESLEY CHAPEL FL 33543
Hmmmmmm… I wonder where Inniss International Consulting, Inc. has its bank accounts? Florida, no doubt. Maybe New York and London, too? Why was it in existence for only a year and a bit? Was it set up for a quick purpose and then taken down when that purpose was done?
Without the Integrity Legislation we were promised we’ll never know… but that doesn’t stop us from asking questions.
Florida Department of State – Corporations
Do you want to see if any Bajan politician ever had a Florida Corporation?
It’s easy! Just go to http://www.sunbiz.org/search.html and start searching with all kinds of criteria. It worked for us, and it should work for Finance Minister Sinckler too!
Go to “Search our Records”, then “Inquire by Officer/Registered Agent” and insert the last name first: “Inniss Donville” or “Williams-Innis Gail” or just “Innis” or “Inniss”.
Other names we want to try? How about “Mottley” ??? WHOA!!!!
Well that’s a common name. I wonder if any are related to the former leader of the Opposition? Because that is what political folks do… they put the offshore “consulting” company and its bank account in the name of a spouse or other trusted relative. Like the company registered to Donville Inniss condo in the name of Gail.
How about “Duprey Lawrence” ??? YIKES!!! I wonder how many of these Florida Duprey companies are “on the side”?
Folks, have fun trying out all the politician names that you can think of. Let’s see what comes up!
Up to you Minister Sinckler…
Minister Sinckler: this is your chance to show the world and Bajans that you mean what you say about one law for all and everything we do in Bim is by the rules.
You have to make Minister Inniss account for his condo, and do so in a transparent way as would be the case now if your government had kept its promise to implement Integrity Legislation in 2008.
You should make enquiries as to where the Inniss family Florida corporations keep their bank accounts. Like you said to the world, Sir: This is serious business. As far as our integrity is concerned “we seek to protect and, of course, guard very zealously.”
It’s up to you Minister Sinckler because the Opposition won’t say anything. After 15 years in power BLP politicians and hangers on own a heap ‘o condos and offshore businesses in Miami and London and they aren’t going to throw those rocks in the glass Parliament house.
Not to mention that a few weeks ago one of the Opposition members pulled out a US credit card by accident at a West Coast restaurant. It was quickly put away and another given, but it was noticed. How does one get a US credit card without a US bank account? Maybe it’s possible, but this was a small bank-affiliated card so we have to wonder.
Back to Health Minister Pornville Inniss – enquiring minds want to know if the money for his Florida condo came from Bim with all of the proper declarations… or did it magically appear from Switzerland or by a mortgage granted by some unknown corporation?
Over to you Minister Sinckler…
Do you mean what you told the world, or not?