Barbados: DLP and BLP both tainted by mess, corruption

One cheque for TT$5 million to Patrick Manning’s PNM (Trinidad). Your Barbados tax dollars ended up covering CL Financial Group’s political donations.

Here a BLP cheque, there a DLP cheque

by BFP reader ‘Look’

Both the DLP involving David Thompson and the BLP involving Owen Arthur are tainted by mountains of mess – but the BLP mess mountains are more immense. Prime Minister Stuart and the DLP cannot hide the recent S&P downgrade or CLICO. Barbados before the 2008 general election was handed three S&P downgrades. Arthur and the BLP cannot hide this. Barbados during a better economic climate was handed three S&P downgrades. This occurred during the BLP government administration with Arthur at the helm. The BLP before 2008 was not financially sound. Three S&P downgrades proves this.

“The Nigerian Water Heater Project is yet another embarrassing BLP mess mountain.”

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

The Al Barrack mess mountain originated during the days of Arthur and the BLP. They know this and can’t hide it – or the $75,000 campaign cheque that Arthur invited into his personal banking account. VECO is another BLP mess mountain and embarrassing. Owen Arthur, Mia Mottley and Dale Marshall gave the VECO Corporation (Alaska) a government contract without tender. VECO built the prison at Dodds in St. Philip but had no record of building prisons and the prison project extended millions over budget. The Nigerian Water Heater Project is yet another BLP mess mountain and embarrassing. Arthur invested 2.4 million in a water heater project. No water heaters were produced and the 2.4 million was lost and or unaccounted for. Seems to me Arthur and the BLP is responsible for a lot of mess-ups, want to publicly advertise any and all errors linked to the DLP but hide and or over look their own. (Hint: That’s not working!)

The S&P on July 17th downgraded Barbados to junk bond status. This was major news due to Arthur and the BLP. Immediately after announcement of the S&P downgrade Arthur went about ranting and raving “Call the election!!! Let us get this behind us [the election] and let all the fundamental decisions that must be made about the countries future be made in a period of calm and seriousness rather than in a period of electoral frenzy”.

Arthur seems to think that Barbados needs him only him to survive. The fact is Arthur is a public drunk (look at the YouTube video!), inept and corrupt. Bajans did not deserve David Thompson and don’t deserve Owen Arthur. Arthur, during a budget debate could not remember that he actually chaired the meetings of Cabinet discussing the VECO matter. He said he wished he was there. But when told by both Minister Sinckler and the Prime Minister – ‘no Owen, you were there,’ he then said that he said something else. When pressed again, he again said something completely different and also said that he never said what he said on the two previous occasions the entire country heard him say it. Owen had apparently had hit upon a drinking binge.

Arthur and those BLP folks though really can put on a good clown show and get laughs. The DLP government according to Arthur has a moral responsibility to fix CLICO. He, Arthur perhaps forgot that the Supervisor of Insurance in 2006 issued a Cease and Desist order against CLICO and he, Arthur had knowledge of it. Arthur, like David Thompson, allowed the CLICO disaster.

Arthur and the BLP are now promoting themselves as the fix it folks. They will fix CLICO. They will fix it. They will fix the economy. They will fix it. They will fix the national debt. They will fix it.

Corruption we know is everywhere and in every place. Some countries, big and small fight it, some don’t. Some countries, big and small accept and or tolerate it, some don’t. The US fights it, Barbados does not. The US does not tolerate it, Barbados does. These individuals are all proof that the US fights corruption and will not tolerate it: Kwame Kilpatrick, Monica Conyers, Rod Blagojevich, Italia Federici, Kevin Ring, Barbara Rose Collins, Nicholas Mavroules, Albert Buslamante, Samuel B. Kent, David Safavian, J. Steven Giles, Richard Tonry, Mario Biaggi, etc.

Lawyers, Judges, politicians, etc. in the United States are prosecuted and convicted if warranted. Barbados though is rather far behind. Yes, It is a developing country but still third world. There will likely be another CLICO further on and continued land theft. Owen Arthur, if given prime minister title, will still be a drunk and put into his personal banking account money that belongs elsewhere. It’s a wonderful life in Barbados… for some!

Corrupt lawyers, judges, politicians and government workers are not prosecuted and or convicted. Otherwise, the following would be residents of Dodds in St. Philip: Owen Arthur, Mia Mottley, Dale Marshall, Gline Clarke, Leroy Parris and so many others.

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23 responses to “Barbados: DLP and BLP both tainted by mess, corruption

  1. R.C.

    What a fascinating article!

  2. Owen Arthur said:
    “The BLP has a challenge and we have a situation where there is not a contest for leadership within the party, but there is a problem in the wider Barbados society, where there is unacceptance and unacceptability of the present leader of the party.
    “……..the challenge facing Ms.Mottley and the party is not within the parliamentary group .The challenge is to have a leader who enjoys wide acceptance and acceptability in the wider society, and wide acceptance in the parliamentary party”

    The Mahogany Coconut Watchdog Group, has long concluded that Barbados is essentially a one party state. However, the fact that no one seems to hold Mr. Arthur to the fire, for the above statement regarding Ms. Mottley, demonstrates the spineless character of those masquerading as journalists in our island state.
    The Mahogany Coconut Watchdog Group again publicly asks Owen Arthur to tell the nation what is it that makes Ms.Mia Mottley unacceptable to a wide cross section of Barbadians . It is amazing that Ms. Mottley, who is neither poor, she once declared her assets nor uneducated, has allowed this public statement by Arthur to just be left out there. Is seeking the office of Prime Minister more than a person’s dignity and right to be respected?
    Again we submit the above statement makes the current political marriage of convenience between Arthur and Mottley, nothing more than a pathetic joke.
    On the other side , we have the spectacle of Prime Minister Stuart having to tolerate the Sinkler faction which is in his cabinet. Can anybody imagine Eric Williams , Errol Barrow , or Tom Adams putting up with the Eager Eleven after their attempted coup? The greatest threat to Barbados is the collective corruption of both the Barbados Labour Party and the Democratic Labour Party.
    They are equally corrupt and have long outlived any usefullness to our island state.

  3. 158

    While the governing/political/thieving liabilities of both parties are equally apparent, the real cutass is that we have NO viable, realistic alternatives we can immediately implement. O WOE IS WE, CUTASS ALL BOWT DE FAMBLY.

  4. LOOK

    Really, that Arthur the BLP group is thrilling and suspenseful. Film producer, Michael Bay should consider them for movie making. First, Kensington oval, the stadium was built on land that belongs to Violet Beckles not the Barbados government. That woman, Violet Beckles produced land deeds proving that property on which Kensington Oval was built rightfully belongs to her. Beckles had land deeds proving she was owner of at least 200 other properties that includes the famed Sandy Lane Hotel Resort in St. James. Beckles had in her possession the land deeds and a will. The will, incidentally was reviewed in 1990 by then Attorney General, Mia Mottley. Mottley in 1990 confirmed Beckles as beneficiary of the will. The BLP sad to say created a rather embarrassing mess. Violet Beckles herself resolved it. The land deeds and will in her posession resolved it. That woman Violet Beckles suffered at the hands of someone’s greed and incompetence but gets the last laugh. The BLP is responsible for a lot of mess-ups, want to publicly advertise any and all errors linked to the DLP but hide and or over look their own, NOT WORKING.

    The Codringer family of five (all dead) suffered at the hands of someone’s greed and incompetence. Their home at Arch Cot Britton Hill you know collapsed in a cape beneath it. No building on that land should have been allowed because it was caved. Dale Marshall, a BLP member and attorney general at that time blamed no one, “it could have happened to anyone” he said. That property Dale knew was linked to the Mottley family involving Mia Mottley and the incident occurred under the BLP government with Owen Arthur at the helm. Mind blowing. That’s mind blowing but character of the BLP.

  5. 99

    There is no law to pass to cover fraud. No ACTS, no pens , no office, no Sirs, no QC, no payoff Judge, NO CJ, No PM , NO AG, NO Water Bill, No TAX bill, NO Town & country, NO Light Bill, No Police head,No false Deeds, No GG, No Queen,No Rich person from overseas, No Fool talk on the Street, Egypt Is coming to Barbados like 1937,
    BLP AND DLP MUST GO

  6. LOOK

    Both the BLP and DLP are tainted by mountains of mess – the BLP mess mountains though are much more immense and overly embarrassing than those of the DLP. They, all BLP members could and should sit at dinner table, pass it all around, their own non-tasting food:

    Massive Land Theft

    Contractor Al Barrack

    VECO Corporation,

    Nigerian Water Heater Project, 2.4 Million dollar loss

    Three (3) S&P Downgrades

    Arch Cot, Britton Hill

    75,000 Campaign Cheque

    Copyright Theft

  7. 99

    Barbados: DLP and BLP both tainted by mess, corruption@
    You not see nothing as yet , wait till they all get voted out and someone else look at the books.
    They will hoped to be dead by then.But their children will pay for the Sins of the Mothers and Fathers. The last shall be first and the first shall be dead last. We may have Pity on them for we are better than that .

  8. LOOK

    Somebody REMOVED Beatrice Henry and or Violet Beckles from the books. It was not a mistake just GREED. The Arch Cot Land we know is linked to Mia Mottley. The Mottley family purchased the Arch Cot Land and within six months got planning permission when the previous owned couldn’t. It wasn’t a mistake just GREED. The 75,000 cheque put into Arthur’s personal banking account was not a mistake just Greed. The five million dollar CLICO cheque also was not a mistake just GREED. Time for it to stop, greed and corruption. Bajans did not deserve David Thompson and don’t deserve Owen Arthur. Let that dog lie dead, Owen Arthur.

  9. 206

    look@ If Mia bought land i would love to see the deed.These crooks buy land and no one ever can see nor find the deed,
    When gone bad , look at the name Ford, land tax Ford, Sir Henry Ford, Mr Ford Church Minister Ford ,Fords Road ,Lawyer Ford, rents and taxes
    Cummings ,Mark, Samantha , list the names of heads of govt departments and , see the gate keepers that is cover up the truth for gains.

    ALL things can be seen with a deed, look in to it to find the bitches

  10. LOOK

    The Codringer family of five (all dead). Their home at Arch Cot Britton Hill collapsed in a cave beneath it. No building on that land should have been allowed because it was caved. Dale Marshall, BLP member and attorney general at that time blamed no one, “it could have happened to any one” he said. That property Dale knew was linked to the Mottley family involving Mia Mottley and the incident occurred under the BLP government with Owen Arthur at the helm. Violet Beckles is a victim of massive land theft. This occurred under the BLP with Own Arthur at the helm.

    Interesting, Owen Arthur via the December 2007 You Tube Video declares he’s an honest man. His attempt does not mention the 75,000 campaign cheque discovered in his personal banking account. It’s a wonderful life in Barbados. Corrupt lawyers, politicians, etc in Barbados are rampant. They don’t care and don’t hide what they do because the Barbados justice systems lacks the ability to challenge them. Things in the United States though are quite different.

  11. skinnin mah teet

    Hey diddle diddle
    The cat and the fiddle,
    The dog jumped over the moon
    The little dog Laughed to see such fun
    and the dish ran away with the spoon!!

    Sound familiar??????

    WE ent in REALITY, we in Purgatory.
    Farmer got Pigs cow goats.
    BLP; DLP got us.

  12. skinnin mah teet

    I know a Politician SO CROOKED
    EVEN other POLITICIANS have NOTICED!!!!

  13. LOOK

    “When the [British] missionaries came [to Kenya] they had the Bibles and we had the land. We closed our eyes and they prayed for us. We opened our eyes, they had the land and we had the bibles” Quote: Jomo Kenyatta (1st Prime Minister/Kenya) following independence, December 1963.

    Violet Beckles/heirs owns the land, almost all of Barbados. Alike Kenya (A Central African Country), they, Violet Beckles/heirs are victims of MASSIVE LAND THEFT. The British took from Kenya. The BLP government took from Violet Beckles/heirs proving they are corrupt. The BLP governmnet took posession of the land belonging to Violet Beckles/heirs though they Violet Beckles/heirs had/has land deeds and a will. This is really rather embarrassing.

    Owen Arthur via the December 2007 You Tube Video declares he’s an honest man. His attempt does not mention the 75,000 campaign cheque linked to his personal banking account. This is embarrassing, really it is.
    Veco is another BLP mess mountain and rather embarrasing. Owen Arthur, Mia Mottley and Dale Marshall gave the VECO Corporation (Alaska) a government contract without tender. VECO built the prison at Dodds in St. Philip but had no record of building prisons and the prison project low and behold extended millions over budget.

    That man, Owen Arthur is a public drunk and embarrassing. Arthur, during a budget debate could not remember that he actually chaired the meetings of Cabinet discussing the VECO matter. He said he wished he was there. But when told by both Minister Sinckler and the Prime Minister – ‘no Owen, you were there,’ he then said that he said something else. When pressed again, he again said something completely different and also said that he never said what he said on the two previous occasions the entire country heard him say it. Either he was drunk, a suffer of Alzheimer’s disease, forgot taking his medication and or both.

    Both the BLP and DLP are tained with mountains of mess. The BLP mess mountains though are more immense and overly embarrassing. Bajans did not deserve David Thompson and don’t deserve Owen Arthur. Let that dog lie dead, Owen Arthur.

  14. B’dos and the carbbean as a whole is now at a dangerous crossroad, the people now have the power and knowledge to demand polititians stop their scams and skullduggeries at the tax payers expense. Time to say enough or dog will eat ur dinner and so will the polititians, their friends, families and lovers. The choice is urs to force their hands or sit down and give up.

  15. LOOK

    The solution is just this simple, give Arthur a bottle and send him back to his dog house. He desperately wants the prime minister title, AGAIN. A dog returns to his vomit, so the fool [Arthur] returns to his folly (Old Testament/Proverbs 26:11), money laundering, massive land theft, etc.

    Owen Arthur is not an honest man. David Thompson also was not an honest man. David Thompson now deceased escaped confrontation, Arthur didn’t. He, Arthur must surrender a defense for all of the following:

    Massive Land Theft (Violet Beckles)

    Contractor Al Barrack

    Veco Corporation

    Dodds Prison – Extended millions over budget

    Nigerian Water Heater project, 2.4 million dollar loss

    Arch Cot Land Mess

    75,000 Campaign Cheque

    Copyright Theft (Barbados Free Press)

  16. 192

    i dread to think abouut the BLP getting back the reigns of power. But I am still not convince that Fruendel knows what he is doing either. I will be fair and say that they inherited difficulties but there are charges of corruption with them too. Woe is me.

  17. Sunshine Sunny Shine

    Can someone tell me who I should vote for?

  18. LOOK

    Stuart seemingly does not know what he is doing buttttttttt Arthur for certain does not know what he is doing either, drunk or sober. Arthur is accountable for all of the following wheather drunk of sober:

    Massive Land Theft – (Beatrice Henry/Violet Beckles)

    Three (3) S&P Downgrades

    Contractor Al Barrack

    Veco Corporation

    Dodds Prison – (extended millions over budget)

    Nigerian Water Heater Project (2.4 million dollar loss)

    Arch Cot, Britton Hill Deaths

    75,000 campaign cheque

    Copyright Theft (Barbados Free Press)

  19. DR. THE HONOURABLE

    You people are something else
    The situation with the cheque was satisfactorily explained by the Right Honourable Owen Seymour Arthur yet you people can come here and brandish a cheque only to create a nasty impression. You people used this to fool others before but hear this, it is not going to work this time so STOP IT !

  20. LOOK

    Arthur stole that money, 75,000; Thompson proved it. He, Arthur is responsible for massive land theft. Violet Beckles proved it.

  21. 88

    i think that evryone of us on this earth will give an account of all our deeds whether there be good or evil.the BLP members has to paid for all their wrongs and the DLP as well,these person writing here have to paid and i have to pay for all my wrongs.the world has to paid

  22. PLANTATION DEEDS FROM 1926-2012 AND SEE MASSIVE FRAUD ,LAND TAX BILLS AND NO DEEDS

    Sir Charles Cheltenham and Sir C O Williams have to pay , Do not buy nor in vest in any thing with these people , When you hear the SHOUT it will be to late. We await the viewing of the deed that give you right to least or rent the High Court land from Violet Beckles .
    More Barbados fraud.

  23. LOOK

    That man Owen Arthur is something else, drunk or sober.