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Al Barrack is wrong: Justice and the Law are not for everyone in Barbados

Al Barrack now knows the dangers of doing business in Barbados where the law and the courts are ignored by government.

Over three years ago businessman Al Barrack won at 34 million dollar judgement against the National Housing Corporation.

Of course he wasn’t paid, and the amount owed to him including interest is now over 62 million dollars.

Barrack is almost ruined. A friend loaned him life-savings money for the court action that Barrack won – but Barrack hasn’t been able to pay him back. The friend’s wife is long gone and Barrack is reduced to standing on the street in front of the new NHC that he built telling the newspapers that he’s going to make the NHC understand that “the law is for everybody.”

The NHC is ignoring Barrack. So is the government. The real message that the silence delivers is that the NHC and the government know they can still out-lawyer, out-spend and out-wait Al Barrack until he has a breakdown, heart attack, up and dies or does something foolish because any man would be half crazy by now.

Not that Al Barrack is half crazy. He’s not yet gone ’round the bend and the NHC and the government don’t understand that because they have been trying their best.

The case has been going on since 2002. He won in 2006, but it didn’t matter because both the NHC and the government have made it clear that it will be a cold day in hell before Barbados and the NHC obey the order of the court and pay what is owed to Al Barrack.

That is just how things are done ’bout hey by the elites who control the government and the courts. Separation of powers in Barbados? Rule of Law?

Ya mek sport, my son!

Al Barrack was unlucky enough to have to sue a Barbados government corporation, and it doesn’t matter that he won in the courts – because around here the courts and the law are only obeyed by the ruling class when it is convenient for them to do so.

When it is not convenient to obey the law (like when the courts say they owe a victim $64 million dollars)… well, then the NHC, the Barbados government and the ruling elites say “De courts can stick it where the sun doan shine.”

Good luck, Mr. Barrack. We hope we will be proven wrong and that the government and the NHC will cut you a cheque tomorrow.

But we’re not betting on it.

Further Reading (Nation News)



CONTRACTOR AL BARRACK has declared himself owner of the National Housing Corporation (NHC).

“I own the NHC,” he said angrily yesterday at a Press conference a stone’s throw away from the Government office complex in Warrens, St Michael, the source of a bitter dispute over payment.

Barrack, who won a $34.4 million plus interest judgement against the NHC in 2006, pledged to take over the NHC’s assets to recover the debt which has now accrued to $62 321 268.

“I am going to take their things. That building over there [pointing to the nearby Warrens office complex which sparked the dispute between him and the NHC], and everything NHC has.

“I intend to take every damn thing. I can take their lands, the buildings in Country Road [NHC headquarters], their vehicles, their furniture! I own the NHC right now! I am up to my throat with them. They must understand that the law is for everybody,” the contractor stressed. Continue reading


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Murdered Canadian Tourist Terry Schwarzfeld Called “White Trash” – Senior Advisor to Barbados Prime Minister Publishes Articles on Same Racist Website!


Why Does Prime Minister Thompson’s most senior advisor publish articles at a website that calls Terry Schwarzfeld “White Trash”?

Early this year, readers from Barbados Free Press voted to remove the sidebar links to the Barbados Underground blog because that blog had become a racist hotbed – and also because they published reader comments containing threats of violence against named individuals. Some other Barbados blogs also removed their links to Barbados Underground for the same reason.

Barbados Underground’s editor (David) allows and facilitates the most vile racist discussions and articles – even to the point of allowing posts that call murdered Canadian tourist Terry Schwarzfeld “White trash”. Other posts call for blacks to remain racially pure and to not have children with other races or lighter skinned persons of African heritage. Some posts encourage violence against whites, Chinese, Guyanese of Indian descent, and other non-Blacks – including mixed-race Bajans whose skin is not sufficiently dark enough for Barbados Underground’s commenters.

A visit to Barbados Underground will show that this disgusting racist dialogue is not restricted to readers’ comments, but actually appears in some of their published articles. For instance, a recently published article called The Fear of The Growing Ethnic Factor, Real or Imagined? stated “Bajans must understand that Hindu immigrants, with their high fertility rates, and their dislike of miscegenation with the Negro, have already destroyed the social cohesion of two Caribbean territories–Guyana and Trinidad. Now they are invading Barbados.”

All of which makes us wonder why Hartley Henry, who is Prime Minister David Thompson’s most senior advisor, continues to publish articles at Barbados Underground. It’s not as if Mr. Henry is unfamilar with the racist dialogue or the threats of violence that are published at Barbados Underground as these subjects have been major topics of discussion for the past year. Some of the racist comments have even appeared in response to Mr. Henry’s articles and in articles about him and other DLP insiders.

Barbados Underground Racist

Two days ago, Hartley Henry published an article exclusively at Barbados Underground that was the fulfillment of earlier threats he made to ruin an editor of the Nation News (photo above). We covered that story and the content of Henry’s article on Barbados Underground in two of our earlier posts. (See BFP’s articles Senior Advisor To Prime Minister David Thompson Follows Through With Threats Against Barbados Journalist and Barbados Newspaper Editor Threatened by Senior Advisor to Prime Minister David Thompson)

It is not our intent to rehash that story here.

We simply desire an answer as to why Mr. Hartley Henry – who very much represents the Barbados government and Prime Minister David Thompson – would publish exclusive political articles on a website that condones, facilitates and publishes content that is both racist and threatens violence to named individuals and members of certain races and religions.

Here are some samples from the many hundreds of disgusting writings at Barbados Underground where the senior advisor to our Prime Minister publishes his articles…

Barbados Racism A1

I guess the writer of that last comment isn’t too worried about prospective tourists discovering Barbados Underground blog through Google and other search engines. Obviously, Harley Henry doesn’t worry about it too much either.

That’s just a start folks. Here are a few more samples of writings posted at Barbados Underground… Continue reading


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