Daily Archives: July 25, 2012

DLP and BLP: Nowhere to hide their histories

“Campaign Donation” deposited to Prime Minister Owen Arthur’s personal bank account. Barbados political elites break laws without fear.

Both major Bajan parties lack credibility

by BFP reader Look

Arthur and his BLP cronies seem to like spitting upon DLP and often does though it backfires. Arthur and the BLP in 2008 were forced out of office but left behind a lot of things that just can’t hide. Stuart and the DLP cannot hide the recent S&P downgrade or ClICO. Barbados before the 2008 general election was downgraded several times. Arthur and the BLP cannot hide this.

The Al Barrack matter originated during the days of Arthur and the BLP. They know this, can’t hide it, that or the $75,000 campaign cheque that Arthur invited into his personal banking account. The Mottley family linked to Mia Mottley purchased the Arch Cot land that couldn’t be built on and got planning permission within six months. The previous owner was denied planning permission. The Mottley family was not. The Codrington family totaling five all died at Arch Cot, Britton Hill; their home fell into a cave beneath it. Arthur and the BLP cannot hide this. Those deaths at Arch Cot, Britton Hill could have been avoided. No building on that land should have been allowed.

Al Barrack was awarded a government contract without tender. Barrack built the complex at Warrens in St. Michaels though he had never built a project that size. The BLP exposed to Bajans their incompetence and cannot hide it. VECO, a corrupt Corporation homebased in Alaska was awarded a government contract via Owen Arthur, Mia Mottley and Dale Marshall. The VECO Corporation built the prison at Dodds in St. Philip without tender but had no record of building prisons. Owen Arthur, Mia Mottley and Dale Marshall exposed to Bajans their incompetence and cannot hide it.

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”. Okay, but the Al Barrack matter, if the government had fixed the Al Barrack problem born during the days of Arthur and the BLP, it would not have ballooned quite so large. Bajans owe REDjet Airlines nothing, absolutely nothing. They, however, owe Al Barrack millions due to incompetence exposed by Arthur and the BLP.

The BLP responds to all of the above saying the party has a enviable record of keeping promises. Whatever happened in the past cannot be changed. . . . The DLP government is guilty of greed and incompetence. Truth is that both parties, BLP and DLP, exposed to Bajans their incompetence, greed and corruption.


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