UPDATED: November 18, 2012
More lies from PM Stuart
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart yesterday told The Nation that contractor Al Barrack will get the $77 million owed to him by the Government of Barbados. This, of course, is a lie. The DLP government has been at the helm since January 2008 and have not started to pay Barrack. The BLP now awaiting to form the next government will not pay him either.
Al Barrack is screwed. He’s one man who had a large contract with the Government of Barbados. The courts have said that Barrack must be paid, but the government does what it wants and does not obey the courts. Always been that way, ’nuff said.
The Government, whether DLP or BLP, is waiting for Al Barrack to die.
That is the way that things work ’bout hey with big court cases involving small people. It worked that way with Violet Beckles and it will work that way with Al Barrack. The Barbados Mafia is waiting for him to die.
Story as originally published June 28, 2012…
submitted by Real and Reality blog
The Al Barrack monster mess we know originated during the days of Owen Arthur. Like it or not Bajans, the BLP government under leadership of Owen Arthur and Mia Mottley awarded Al Barrack Construction Company a thirty-six million dollor contract WITHOUT TENDER. The court in 2006 ruled in favor of Barrack for 34.4 million. Barrack in 2008 received 2.5 million from the David Thompson administration but nothing from Arthur.
He, Arthur, instead of surrendering payment of some kind to Al Barrack, invested 2.4 million dollars into a Nigerian Water Heater project. No water heaters were produced and the 2.4 million was lost and or unaccounted for.
That was some magic trick: “now you see 2.4 million, now you don’t” 2.4 million. The $75,000 ‘campaign donation’ cheque perhaps was one of Arthur’s magician tricks. Something went wrong. The cheque didn’t disappear. It was discovered walking into Owen’s personal bank account.
Al Barrack in 2008 became Thompson’s problem. It was FIRST Arthur’s problem. The Al Barrack mess was born in 2006 under leaderhip of Owen Arthur and the BLP. Arthur was responsible for that Al Barrack mess NOT Thompson. Arthur has a moral responsiblility to fix the Al Barrack mess, NOT the DLP. What Chris Sinckler, Minister of Finance, said is true to the bone…
“The contractor [Al Barrack] should not direct his anger at the present government and its effort to settle the matter. . . . he knows where this mess started and should focus his attention on them [Owen Arthur and the BLP] while we use our best efforts. . . to resolving this matter. Arthur, believe it or not said ” REDjet Airlines might still be flying if the Barbados Government had honoured its financial commitment to the collapsed airline”.
If the government under Arthur’s leadership had honoured its financial commitment to Contractor Al Barrack, Barbados NOW would not owe him seventy five million. Bajans owe REDjet Airlines nothing, absolutely nothing. They, however, owe Al Barrack seventy five million.
The Barbados Water Authority in 2009 was near bankruptcy. The 60% water rate increase was a gift from Arthur and the BLP due to the Barbados Water Authority problems totaling thirteen years. The Barbados Water Authority is a government corporation. The government under Owen Arthur for thirteen years apparently paid no attention to the Barbados Water Authority, what they were doing and not doing. They apparently never thought to look inside the Barbados Water Authority house just to see WHAT’S GOING ON.
Yes, Arthur should keep his damn mouth shut. Yes, Arthur is pure dee stupid and yes, Arthur has put Barbados in a sorry mess.
Barbados is a relatively small island and has been independent since 1966. It’s economy relies on sugarcane cultivation, rum and tourism. Like other countries, the Barbados economy is at moment fighting for survival. Now the current opposition leader, Owen Arthur says he believes he has the medicine to cure the Barbados economy problem. “It [the economy] is a mess right now, but we can fix it”.
Barbados, Mr. Arthur is seriously ill. The economy is just one of many things aggrevating it. One of them is the Al Barrack. Al Barrack is a mess right now. The Al Barrack problem must be fixed.
Opposition spokesperson Mia Mottley on 06/27/2012 outlined a 2012 – 2013 a new BLP would put in place. Interesting, Al Barrack is not put into that budget outline. The 2012 – 2013 budget, additionally will hold all persons responsible for CLICO. That’s rather hilarious and embarrassing. Really it is because the BLP is responsible for Al Barrack and the BLP is responsible for the 60% water rate increase. Interesting, the 2012 – 2013 budget presented by Mottley is giving Bajans lots of cookies and candy. The Barbados national debt is not a laughing matter. How could the BLP possibly give Bajans so much cookies and so much candy that it does not have. Yes, Mottley should keep her damn mouth shut. Yes, she is pure dee stupid.