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.”
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.