There is no ‘lesser of two evils’ between the two major parties
submitted by BFP reader ‘JJ’
Current Opposition Leader Owen Arthur says that the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) government has a moral obligation to fix the CLICO mess. Arthur and the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) perhaps have forgotten that the Barbados Water Author (BWA), a government owned corporation and sole provider of water services in 2009 was near bankruptcy. David Thompson and the DLP inherited the BWA problem from Arthur and the BLP. Arthur and the BLP were morally responsible for BWA problems totalling thirteen years. BWA problems FIRST appeared during the ruling of Arthur and the BLP, also Al Barrack.
The Al Barrack mess FIRST appeared during the ruling of Arthur and the BLP. The court ruled in favour of Al Barrack, a little less than thirty five million, $34,490.518 to be exact. Barrack in 2008 received 2.5 million from the David Thompson administration. Al Barrack, since 2008 has not received payment from the Barbados government in any form or fashion. Building Contractor, Al Barrack built the government office complex in Warrens (St. Michael) but yet unpaid. The total amount NOW owed Al Barrack is far above 34, 490, 518. The Barbados national debt also is far above the 34,490,518 amount.
Just recently, Arthur reported to Midweek Nation that “the REDjet Airlines might still be flying if the Barbados Government had honoured its financial commitment to the collapsed airline”. Well Mr. Arthur, if the government during your rein had honoured its financial commitment to Contractor Al Barrack, Barbados NOW would not owe him seventy five million.
Owen Arthur would like us to forget the $75,000 cheque that was directed into her personal banking account NOT the war chest of the BLP for electioneering where it rightfully belonged. The BLP in 2008 lost power to its twin party, the DLP because of corruption. The late David Thompson was able to prove this. It was he David Thompson who produced the $75,000 cheque linked to Owen Arthur’s personal banking account. The DLP house, of course is not clean. The CLICO mess proves this.
The BLP house also was not/is not clean. The $75,000 cheque proves this, likewise the Arch Cot Scrub land linked to Mia Mottley, the now opposition leader of the DLP. The Mottley family brought the Arch Cot Scrub land and couldn’t be built on and within six months got planning permission when the previous owner couldn’t.
Barbados according to the United Nations has lots of thefts but relatively less violence than Jamaica and other Caribbean countries. This perhaps is memory of the 75,000 check linked to Arthur’s personal banking account, the Arch Cot Scrub land linked to Mia Mottley and now the CLICO insurance mess. A lot of things have surfaced before and since 2008. Both the BLP and the DLP are equally corrupt. Both are vampire identical twins.
Bajans on January 16, 2008 awoke to a new ruling government, the DLP. The DLP, however made promises that were not kept. The DLP, additionally enjoyed a relationship with LeRoy Parris that was not squeaky clean. The DLP now in a hospital intensive care unit has seriously wounded itself with THAT DAMM CLICO MESS. If David Thompson were alive, it would be in his face. Thompson put the 75,000 cheque in Owen’s face. He did. The BLP left office in 2008 and should have kicked itself in the butt for poor leadership and corruption. The DLP possibly will depart office, January 2013 and should kick itself in the butt for poor leadership and corruption. The BLP is a national embarrassment as is the DPL.
Barbados is at moment amidst an economic crisis. Barbados, additionally has attained high unemployment. It has also attained quite a large debt that continues to grow. The Barbados S&P rating currently is BBB- with a negative outlook – not good. The S&P recently has expressed concern on the growing debt in Barbados and warned another downgrade. The current opposition leader, Owen Arthur says he believes he has the medicine to cure the Barbados economy problem. The economy in Barbados is a giant problem. Barbados sad to say has many of those giant problems. Arthur needs medicine to cure all of them: 1). Unemployment the economy 2). It’s growing national debt 3). The Al Barrack mess and another 4). CLICO.
The Barbados S&P rating BEFORE the 2008 general election win by David Thompson and the DLP was continuously sliding down hill. The S&P had downgraded Barbados several times before the 2008 general election. The three, Kerrie Symmonds, Clyde Mascoll and Owen Arthur perhaps are not aware of this. Barbados during the ruling years of Owen Arthur and the BLP got a state of the art prison at Dodds in St. Philip and Kensington Oval west of Bridgetown. They also got several S&P downgrades. The DLP in 2008 inherited a large national debt from Owen Arthur and the BLP. The BLP possibly will return to office in January 2013 and inherit a larger national debt.
Both vampire twins, the BLP and the DLP have sucked blood from the Bajans; they both want recognition and power; both want the Bajans to trust them AGAIN.