Is this conduct worthy of the Prime Minister of Barbados?
Barbados PM Stuart is in the papers saying that he won’t comment on the CLICO auditor’s report because he hasn’t read it. That sounds fair enough until you realize that the auditor’s report has been available since February 19, 2012: three weeks ago.
That means that Prime Minister Stuart is refusing to read the report or he’s read it but won’t admit to it.
Simply put – we don’t believe the Prime Minister hasn’t read the report by now. If he hasn’t read it by now, that is strategic neglect on his part.
Is this the leader of modern day Barbados? Does he really think he can make this go away by ignoring it?
“We know now that on May 15, 2005 while acting as CLICO’s lawyer, David Thompson signed a secret contract between CLICO and Leroy Parris’ private company that in effect deceived shareholders into believing that Parris was being paid less than he really was.”
…from the BFP article Leroy Parris’ defence of Prime Minister David Thompson rings hollow now
Former Prime Minister David Thompson covered-up for his friend Leroy Parris until he died. And that cover-up was not all friendship and loyalty: Thompson and his law firm represented CLICO and Parris during some of the worst abuses and most likely share great responsibility for the crimes. The auditors say that the Thompson law firm was involved in money-laundering for Parris and that David Thompson himself received unexplained CLICO funds. (CLICO Scandal: Leroy Parris charged criminally, Former PM David Thompson law firm money-laundered millions from CLICO to Parris)
Prime Minister Stuart is on record saying that Parris is his friend and a former law client. Stuart’s recent cowardly refusal to read and comment on the CLICO auditor’s report is unworthy of the Prime Minister of Barbados.