Take it with a heavy does of rum and salt my friends. It’s probably just bad rumours by some drunk on this anonymous blog…
Pay no attention at all…
CPL T20 Cricket made the decision to hand control of the ovals back to the local entities. KOMI invited a groups to bid on the Party Stand tender for CPL t20. Omar Robertson’s group consisting of Sirom SLD, Makin Moves and Infusion Catering Services his caterers came together to create a proposal as we are all service providers who own their own equipment. The board set a deadline of May 22nd for all proposals to be in. Robertson’s group was the only one to submit it by the deadline.
Chetwyn Stewart of Power by Four strategically refused to remove his staging from Kensington after The Test Match and tried to have the Minister of Sport Stephen Lashley give him the contract out right.
The CEO of Kensington refused to allow this and demanded that it go through proper procedure.
At this point it was decided to extend the deadline to that another proposal could come in to be compared to ours. Chetwyn still had not submitted his yet still tried to have the Minister give it to him.
Chetwyn finally gave in and handed in a proposal. When judged on merits by members of the board Robertson/Infusion’s plan was voted the best. Other members decided to vote whatever way the Chairman Mr Anthony Walrond decided to vote.
The Chairman of the Board, under claims of receiving pressure from above decided by 30th May 2015 to give the contract to Chetwyn.
Despite admitting in confidence to an inside source that the Infusion plan was the better choice.
Contract has been awarded with unspecified conditions potentially relating to outstanding monies owed to KOMI by Mr Stewart.
Revising History Is A Barbados Advocate Specialty!
Barbados Advocate Says Lights “Were Not A Requirement For Cricket World Cup”
I guess the folks at the Barbados Advocate can’t remember Mia Mottley’s electricity-conserving CWC 2007 when the final was played out (sort of) at night – without lighting. If you need a laugh, you should read their latest article before they take it down from the internet as the newspaper normally does so citizens cannot hold them to account. (Barbados Advocate: Light At The Oval)
Not to worry though, the internet and cricket fans everywhere still remember the Barbados Labour Party’s supreme triumph as reported around the world in dozens of articles similar to the New Statesman’s “The Cricket World Cup: A Farce In The Dark”
Meanwhile The Nation newspaper reported that the management at Kensington Oval obviously views the project as (cough, cough) highly secret…
“Acting chief executive officer of the Kensington Oval Management Incorporated, Charles Holder, who did not want to divulge too much information yet, said the project was expected to be completed next month. Above, the first of the light towers at Kensington Oval being put into place.”
Who Profits From “Kensington Oval Management Incorporated” ?
The real secret in Barbados is that after shoving hundreds of millions of dollars into Kensington Oval, the Barbados public is not allowed to know who makes a profit from Kensington Oval Management Incorporated. Who owns the company? How much are the staff members paid? How much does the company pay for “consultants”? Are any of the “consultants” related to any public official? Are any of the Oval’s suppliers owned by or related to a public official?
Don’t look to the Thompson DLP government for answers to such questions – like the last BLP Arthur/Mottley government, the current DLP piggies at the trough lost all enthusiasm for transparency and integrity the moment that they started to control the public purse.
Same old, same old ’bout hey!