Tropic Ice loses battle

contributed anonymously by ‘JG’

For all of you who do not know yet, Tropic Ice Unlimited Inc. of Salters in St. George, Barbados has lost its battle with the Landlord for outstanding rents for the property from which it operates or used to operate.

This has resulted in the Landlord re-entering the premises, taking possession of the property and changing the locks to prevent all and sundry from gaining access into the building or conducting business with Tropic Ice Unlimited Inc. from that location.

As many as twenty (20) employees who turned up for work this morning discovered the Landlord’s actions, which included the above together with the placing barricades around the entire premises and affixing signs (notices) all around the perimeter stating that the property was Private Property and that trespassers would be prosecuted.

This will mean that not only employees but creditors and customers of Tropic Ice Unlimited as well are going to be monitoring developments closely within the next few weeks to see where they stand. Not surprisingly, the customers while affected by this major business interruption can always look for other suppliers of ice and bottle water but it’s the employees and creditors who could and most likely will be be most affected.

The Landlord has been at loggerheads with Tropic Ice Unlimited Inc. for the last couple of years as it sought to collect reportedly hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid rent from the Tropic Ice Unlimited Inc. A confidential source has revealed that sometime during the course of this month, the High Court of Barbados granted permission to the Landlord by way of of an Order to re-enter and take possession of the property for the unpaid rents.

The two major beneficial shareholders of Tropic Ice Unlimited Inc., Michael St. John and Chris McHale have been embroiled in bitter litigation for the last several years. These disputes centred around the fact that Tropic Ice Unlimited Inc. was operating from property at Salters owned by Michael St. John et al and who for all intents and purposes was (past tense) the Landlord. Michael St. John resigned from the Tropic Ice Unlimited Inc. in 2009 and has formed his own company, Glacial Pure and which now has a majority market share of the bagged ice and bottle water business in Barbados.

Further Reading

Nation: 28 Jobless as Tropic Ice folds

Court case:


Filed under Barbados

11 responses to “Tropic Ice loses battle

  1. watcher

    Hope the rceipe for the stuff is not lost.

  2. Analyzer

    I see.
    What a cool story.

  3. Goldteet

    I glad for Miser. Mchale is an idiot.

  4. what will they think of next

    Serves Mchale right.

    Poectic justice Chris.

  5. boarcatcackling

    Mizer bull McHale den, bowt time….

  6. 32535834/24346-C66

    Well done Mike! You persevered against the CROOK.
    Take him to de cleaners! get back what was always YOURS.

  7. what will they think of next

    He took all the rent money and built the apartments oppsite the Worthing Police station.

  8. 1653258345nv--455

    What Will

    Thank you for the enlightenment re. the bldg. opp. Worthing Pol. Sta.
    Didn’t know that, but it makes perfect sense.

    At least said bldg has been changed from an inglorious EYESORE
    into an edifice a lot easier on the eye!
    I was beginning to think the Worthing Police would remain in a state on constant depression, sentenced to look at the old ugly thing
    but hopefully their mood has been now improved, in lockstep with their view out front.

  9. Always Chocolate

    I can’t believe this little crooked runt get away with all of this nonsense for so long in Barbados. In true Bajan style, Mike St.John decided not to be robbed and legally drop kicked McHale in he big ugly bald head.


  10. Repatriation Drive.

    Chris, piss-off back to England by all means..

    We have to stop this idiot attitude of letting them get away off the island with our stolen money
    and just be glad to be rid of them as whatever “takeaway” we get from the lousy situation!

    REPATRIATE ALL STOLEN FUNDS back to their rightful owner
    or do time in Dodds!

  11. chris mchale

    i will in the next few days file an up date with the real story, the TRUTH, with all relevant information so the public may form their own opinion on the morals and business ethics at play in this matter; together with interesting information on the attorney “at law:” ;. and their role in various matters.
    Chris McHale
    Tropic Ice, ( owned 50 / 50 by McHale / St Johns)
    …fascinating reading!!!!