Owen Arthur Drops CLICO Bomb at West Terrace

Exposed by the Deloitte’s CLICO Forensic Report is the fact a 3.3 million dollar invoice was generated by CLICO and eventually made its way into the account of Leroy Parris. BU finds it is ironic the leader of the opposition Owen Arthur was able to produce, at a political meeting last night, the 3.3 million dollar CLICO cheque and supporting invoice. Can anyone guess why? Here is a hint.

Unfortunately BU was unable to monitor the meeting until the finish which proceeded late into the night but here is a summary from Tony Hoyos’ Facebook page.

So an invoice for $3.3million was issued by Thompson & Assoc to Clico in Dec 2008 (while D Thompson was PM of Bds). Maurice King who was named on the invoice as providing some of the legal services billed on that invoice says he didn’t do any such work. The partners of the firm say it wasn’t their invoice. But Leroy Parris, head of Clico back then, authorised payment to T&A and the Clico cheque for $3.3m was deposited in a bank acc’t that the law partners say was not the firm’s. Then the same amount of $3.3m was paid from that acc’t back to L Parris as a part of his “gratuity”. And a few weeks later the public learned that Clico was broke. And nobody has been prosecuted yet for this? What am I missing?


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  1. firefox February 20, 2013 at 1:48 PM #

    Nicola, your comment is the reason why this little place is the way it is. Please consider the facts carefully a blind man on a wooden horse trodding backwards can see that some conniving act went down. Truth be told someone must pay to many are suffering.


  2. ac February 20, 2013 at 1:50 PM #

    Hi it ac again. wait the BLP think that this so-called time bomd going make barbadians forget all the saquandermania and the corruption by the BLP in one day. Now wuinna really! really! belive that bajns got short memory. by tommorow wunna will find out.


  3. Knight of the Long Knives February 20, 2013 at 1:52 PM #

    ummm kinda old news.


  4. Sober In This Game February 20, 2013 at 1:59 PM #

    @Old Onion Bag. Liz is a classy pit bull in truth, she mash up a whole community group for a seat she lost. Now that is class.


  5. millertheanunnaki February 20, 2013 at 2:04 PM #

    @ Yardbroom | February 20, 2013 at 12:42 PM |
    “You know I have said repeatedly here that his INTEGRITY sets him apart, even after this disclosure it is still UNBLEMISHED.”

    Even if that man is a self-confessed liar without open contriteness he still remains a paragon of Integrity?
    Freundel needs to deal with the unscrupulous crooks, liars and purveyors of sexual depravity whom he supervises and associates with. These are cardinal sins from which he must distance himself and expose as a true “Christian” man like yourself.

    Using the ‘yellow’ broom of cowardice and weakness of character to sweep these evil doings under a carpet of dirt will not sharpen that mettle of true grit required of a genuine person of integrity.

    “To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.” ~Confucius


  6. old onion bags February 20, 2013 at 2:05 PM #



  7. old onion bags February 20, 2013 at 2:09 PM #

    Onion rings…

    We heard of pecuniary transfers
    And swaps of the pejorative kind,
    Poor quality drug replacements,
    Escalated fees and taxes, fines.

    With this all reality, it’s hard to fake a smile
    Not with gasoline’s skyrocket prices,
    And we fighting like hell to keep alive.
    The standard of living in Barbados,
    Has surely taken a dive,
    Dare you DEMS to say otherwise.

    DEMS DUN DEAD……Whaloss….I can’t hear nabody!


  8. David February 20, 2013 at 2:10 PM #

    Whither the Pegasus video?


  9. Frustrated businessman February 20, 2013 at 2:14 PM #

    I don’t know why any Bajan could be mystified by Fumble’s unwillingness to deal with the real issues this country is plagued by. Lawyers are trained and paid to defer responsibility, great lawyers are great at doing it. Unfortunately, it is a prerequisite of management problem solving to first realise and accept that you have a problem to solve.


  10. Hamilton Hill February 20, 2013 at 2:17 PM #

    I am extremely happy that the Grenada election has gone in the direction that it has.On the assumption that CADRES employs a universal methodology,once and for all the question of Peter Wickham’s integrity will one way or another be put to rest.He called it there so despite his words on brasstacks yesterday,{i mean those little outs i thought i heard}he needs to get it on the nose here in Barbados.


  11. old onion bags February 20, 2013 at 2:18 PM #

    Pegasus going the way of Fruendel Mia note……a LAUGH OUT LOUD….


  12. millertheanunnaki February 20, 2013 at 2:39 PM #

    @ Frustrated businessman | February 20, 2013 at 1:46 PM |
    “ the greater the power to intervene on the behalf of good, the greater the responsibility to do so.”

    Noblesse Oblige!
    Or to use a more biblical understanding: “For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.”

    A moral principle of the higher order which, unfortunately, Freundel does not have the intellectual or spiritual intestinal fortitude to understand far less apply.

    Utterances to a public audience known for its superficial understanding of language have been the manifestations of a man clearly unequipped with the niceties or nuances of political diplomacy.

    Now how is the man in the street expected to interpret his esoteric outbursts of imagery?
    How should ordinary hardworking struggling people- looking for a taste of inspiration and direction from their leader- view uncalled for demeaning derogatory putdown condescending foot-in-the-mouth diseased manifestations such as:-
    Awakening a sleeping giant; fighting the beast of Ephesus; better to be a lying, sorry living, dog instead of a dead lion whose tail should not be pulled; sucking on the breast of a government (which is fed from our taxes) until sore; going back to cane fields where there are no canes; relying on drug barons and loan sharks for financial assistance.

    Freundel is a misfit in more ways than one and the sooner he rides off into the sunset after basking in his short day in the leadership Sun the better for his own good and the image of this country for being saddled with one of the biggest fools and political liabilities in Christendom Barbados.


  13. Yardbroom February 20, 2013 at 3:38 PM #

    Hi David (Not Bu) Feb 20, 2013@ 12:47PM
    You are quite right CS And FS might have at a later stage known of the Alleged wrong-doing. In FS’s case he might have felt this person was good to ( THE PARTY) us in the past at a time of great need. Can I in all honesty just jettison him despite all he has done for us. He might have seen a loyalty situation. In CS case it could have been a lack of political experience and wanting to be a big player among the perceived big players and to be seen in public as such.

    We are looking at the issue with the benefit of hindsight. Suppose at a time of great need someone helped you and your partner with the money to pay a deposit on a property. They also help with some payments. Suddenly you “HEAR” or have some knowledge of financial wrong-doing. Will you say to that person do not come to my house and we will not be seen in public with you again. We are dealing with a human condition
    situation and it is easy to be exact in correctness but we are in the real world.

    @David Imagery
    The DLP has been constantly in a situation where the image has been awful as in the NEWS MEDIA. Have a closer look at the pictures of the political meetings. Often you seen the DLP figures sleeping on the fringes of the crowd. The BLP figures are attentative eyes uplifted and looking to the lectern. Even in the last Barbados Today special edition Mr Arthur is at the lectern Mr Stuart is shown in an unflattering image and I could go on. . . but it does not matter the people are being manipulated and the tragedy is they do not know it.

    We are educated it is true but we can only see on the surface not the deeper meaning.
    FRustrated businessman & Miller I will get back to you this post is too long.


  14. Yardbroom February 20, 2013 at 4:12 PM #

    Hi Frustrated businessman February 20, 2013 @ 1:46PM
    Quote: “Yardbroom, regarding your comment on Fumble [ I surmise you mean Mr. Freundel Stuart the Prime Minister of Barbados] and his “high horse” attitude to ignoring the mess around him for fear of becoming soiled, I would remind you of this quote: “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is that good men do nothing.”
    – – – – – – – – –
    Perhaps and I say perhaps, your idea of a “high Horse attitude” is a reluctance onFreundel Stuart’s part to “Play Ball” as you or some expect as has been done in the past. That by some could be seen as ARROGANCE. Who does he think he is? The answer could be he is not like the others who are always expected to be easily bought. . . I can see your frustration.

    Hi millertheanunnaki, February 20, 2013 @ 2:04PM
    Quote: ” Even if that man is a self confessed- liar without open contriteness he still remains a person of integrity?
    – – – – – – –
    You again return to the issue of the Prime Minister not telling a schoolboy the date of the election. You are flogging a dead horse no one mentions that at the political meetings it is without substance. The parent who tells a young boy Father Christman will bring his Christman present tell a lie of sorts – it is not a capital offence- there are lies and lies. Some deprive the barbados taxpayers of millions of dollars over the years – they never tell lies of course – they have just taken it, however the election is here.


  15. Alvin Cummins February 20, 2013 at 4:42 PM #

    @ Hamilton,fire_blackfox, Tony Hoyos, frustrated businessman.
    1. Re the so called bomb. If I recollect, Leroy Parris was the CEO of Colonial International Life Insurance Co. Ltd (CIL Barbados) and CLICO branches throughout the Caribbean including Guyana.Thompson and Associates was the company (CLICO) Lawyers.Wouldn’t you expect that these transactions would be handled by the company’s lawyers? Wouldn’t you expect that there would be communication between the attorneys and the CEO? Why is it surprising that they would be friends? Remember that when David Thompson resigned as President of the Democratic Labour Party he resumed his law practice,In other words he was a PRIVATE CITIZEN, and not Prime Minister at the time.and he resigned from the firm when he became re-elected. Barbadians are so intent on crucifying Leroy Parris; something they have been doing for many many years, that they ignore the fact that he is a Barbadian whose navel string bury here. They forget that this is a law abiding society operating within the walls of THE LAW. If people feel they have enough evidence then turn to the Law.Bring a case or cases, report the infelicities to the police.
    @frustrated businessman: a person-any person, including Leroy Parris, David Thompson, Thompson and Associates, and anyone else is INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.All the innuendo, rumour, animosity is useless until the person is found guilty in the court before a judge.
    When was a trial held? When was a verdict of GUILTY given against all the people, (Parris, Thompson, CLICO, the agents etc.) who are the subjects of all the conversations, accusations etc.in a court of Law?
    Have all those people who rejoice at the PROMISES of Owen Arthur considered that judgement has to be given by the courts, after charges are brought, and after a trial has been held, and after a decision has been rendered? Have all these people considered that even after a judgement has been given there is also an appeal process available to the defendants? Have they ever considered the length of time these trials would take for ALL the LAWSUITS to be handled? Do they think that the Government (whichever one it is ) could just take up the money belonging to the PEOPLE OF BARBADOS and use it to benefit a few-even if it is a thousand or two thousand?. what about the rest of the taxpayers whose money it is?
    Do these people ever put aside the salacious, and superficial mouthings to really think carefully? They obviously do not. They just want to get back at the party that the people have reposed confidence in so that they can get back in office.
    Does anyone have an idea why Cable and Wireless changed their name to LIME-(L (landline)I(Internet)M (mobile) E (Entertainment).
    I would advise those who have forgotten to go back in time to the last application of Cable and Wireless for an increase in rates and the hearing and having done that to enquire about the Memorandum of Understanding between Cable and Wireless and the BLP Government. They should wonder why an executive of CAble and Wireless was given a diplomatic posting, soon after the MOU as signed. They should wonder why the Chairman of Cable and Wireless-not the local branch- (The BIG BOSS)-was prompted to come to Barbados and have meetings with the Prime Minister of the day (OSA). They should wonder what Cable and Wireless stands to gain from Privitisation of CBC? They should wonder why Fibre Optic substations are in the environs of CBC, and the implications. They should ask why one of the lawyers working with the Intervenors-a wonderful lady-after receiving a phone call( a very abusive call)-in the middle of the night, left the hearing soon after, and within a short time left the island.
    If only Barbadians would think, research and remember they would understand the danger they face tomorrow.
    More later


  16. Alvin Cummins February 20, 2013 at 4:51 PM #

    @Tony Hoyos.
    Your choice and justaposition of words is interesting. Are you implying that the payment of the 3.3 million dollars is what cause CLICO to become broke? Interesting. How many millions of dollars is Owen Arthur Promising to “fix” fix CLICO :just the Brabadian EFPA instrument holders/ Or is he suggesting that those holding Life Inurance policies will
    be be paid out, even if those policies have not yet matured? Can you clarify this seeming incongruity? It’s alright to try to confuse those who would not think and fool the masses who are taken in by music and colours; and some of whom cannot even vote. .


  17. David February 20, 2013 at 4:56 PM #


    Again you have divorced your last comment from what has been revealed so far in Trinidad.


  18. Knight of the Long Knives February 20, 2013 at 4:57 PM #

    The Miller is flogging lots of dead horses. I honestly can do without the partisans. The only new interesting thing here is that there is an artificial invoice from an attorney who claims to know nothing about it. About this I would like to hear more. I generally agree with Yardbroom about Freundel and Amused always has insightful input. I wish we could have more intelligent debate on these things and less name calling and partisanship.


  19. A-Fish February 20, 2013 at 5:01 PM #



  20. David February 20, 2013 at 5:01 PM #

    @Knight of the Long Knives

    Do you want to define “flogging a dead horse”? Is it fair for you to cherrypick what you believe is important? The invoice and cheque together makes a case and we should all continue to ask questions until we get the answers that make sense.


  21. A-Fish February 20, 2013 at 5:03 PM #

    Link is partial. Copy the entire line of the link.

    Keep in mind this article was only posted 3 days ago before Arthur’s take on Clico at West Terrance.


  22. Knight of the Long Knives February 20, 2013 at 5:08 PM #

    @ David I am not speaking about that issue at all. I want answers on that the whole transaction seems very suspicious now that I have learnt about the invoice and the other attorney. I am speaking about the whole “Cammie Tudor/Freundel is secretly gay” trash that everyone keeps ignoring and he keeps bringing into every discussion. I would like to see rigourous anti corruption legislation. I believe most prospective politicians are interested not because of public service but because they can become overnight millionaires and nothing is being done to arrest this situation.


  23. David February 20, 2013 at 5:10 PM #

    @Knight of the Long Knives


    You mean the miller’s inclination to be repetitive which borders sometimes? 🙂

    Yes he can do much better sometimes.


  24. Alvin Cummins February 20, 2013 at 5:11 PM #

    I’m back. I always do my research. I went back to the Deloitte & Touche report because there was something that I remembered from my previous reading of the report, but was not sure about. On page 11 of the report there is a paragraph under the heading: Restrictions on use. which states:
    “This report and any related analyses or other materials produced or provided by Deloitte &Touche LLP have been prepared solely to assist the Judicial Manager and are not intended for circulation or publication to, or use by, any other party. Neither this report nor the information it contains are to be reproduced, in whole or in part, or used for any other purpose without our prior written permission, in each specific instance.”
    Did OSA and the BLP get prior written permission to publicly display the contents of the report, as used in the political meeting?
    It would be interesting to find out.


  25. Knight of the Long Knives February 20, 2013 at 5:11 PM #

    It is a pity we do not have separate Prime Ministerial elections similar to the President of the US. It would be very entertaining to see OSA work with a DLP majority or Freundel with a BLP majority. We need some major constitutional and legislative reforms.


  26. Knight of the Long Knives February 20, 2013 at 5:15 PM #

    @ David I have actually stopped reading Millers contributions during this election period I normally read his submissions, he indeed can do much better it is like another Onions or CCC…


  27. David February 20, 2013 at 5:16 PM #


    Understand your query but surely it is bordering on semantics at this stage of the debate?


  28. Georgie Porgie February 20, 2013 at 5:16 PM #


    For those who haven’t heard, Washington State has passed laws allowing gay marriage and legalizing marijuana.

    The fact that gay marriage and marijuana were legalized on the same day makes perfect biblical sense because Leviticus 20:13 says –
    “If a man lies with another man they should be stoned.”

    We just hadn’t interpreted it correctly before!


  29. BAFBFP February 20, 2013 at 5:16 PM #

    Thompson dropped a bombshell in Haggatt Hall win a’ election and ain’ do one shite, Owen drop a bombshell in West Terrace will win an election an’ wunna expect different … Idiots do the same thing over and over again with the expectation of getting a different result..!

    Listen, after the elections done I tekkin’ on a Georgie Porgie position (and a’ Amused one too) – I gun be cutting my eye at yah and staring down my nose, yah, yah ordinary common class still borns …!


  30. Georgie Porgie February 20, 2013 at 5:23 PM #

    BAFFY RE after the elections done I tekkin’ on a Georgie Porgie position


  31. Yardbroom February 20, 2013 at 5:33 PM #

    Hi Georgie Porgie
    Behave!!! Smile)


  32. BAFBFP February 20, 2013 at 5:34 PM #

    HA HA HA Georgie … Efin I learn dat you come home tah vote my man I gun be seekin’ out you’ wife fah de reasons that you put up … jus’ fah spite and to prove that I capable of doing bof’. … HA HA HA


  33. Georgie Porgie February 20, 2013 at 5:35 PM #



  34. Georgie Porgie February 20, 2013 at 5:37 PM #



  35. David February 20, 2013 at 5:40 PM #


    The last female you tried to woo on BU has disappeared, no? Believe she carried the moniker JC.


  36. june boy February 20, 2013 at 5:42 PM #

    The hope is, Owen would come back like the person we first knew and bring some stability to this economy, he did it in ’94 and our only hope is that he can do it again in 2013. The electorate are not voting for Owen or the BLP, they are voting AGAINST Stuart and the DLP, like they did in ’94.


  37. DavidB February 20, 2013 at 5:42 PM #


    The difference between the Haggatt Hall cheque and the current situation is that this time it is a much larger issue that must be dealt with.

    The Haggat Hall cheque was and is a red herring. If the man withdrew the $75,000 in cash on election day 2003, it is obvious what it had to be used for. So clearly, DT had nothing to follow up on.


  38. Knight of the Long Knives February 20, 2013 at 5:46 PM #

    Sadly Owen started out just fine but became more corrupt and drunk on power (along with other things) as each year passed. I am hoping for a tax ease I work in Bridgetown and I can see the effects of the tax burden. Landlords in town struggling to get spaces rented and to collect rent on what is rented out. No one has money to spend. Three doctors and dentist have told me of 40% fall off in business. People can afford to go to the doctor. Politicians need to come down from their high horses between elections and see how hard it is for everyone.


  39. Knight of the Long Knives February 20, 2013 at 5:48 PM #

    **should read people can’t afford to go to the doctor.


  40. millertheanunnaki February 20, 2013 at 6:02 PM #

    @ Knight of the Long Knives | February 20, 2013 at 5:08 PM
    “Cammie Tudor/Freundel is secretly gay” trash that everyone keeps ignoring and he keeps bringing into every discussion. ”

    Until Fumble retracts his statement and apologizes for calling Noel Lynch a “macho” man a WOMAN he will always be the target for being “outted”. What the miller speaks of- repetitive or not- is not hearsay but is about what he knows; and he can tell you he is old enough and pals (not bosom buddies like Freundel with Leroy) of both insiders and known outsiders to know.

    He either apologizes to one his kind or be exposed as a closet homo. Unless Fumble dick goes on hearsay (very much integrity here?) he can only come to the conclusion that Noel is a “woman’ or positions himself as a woman if he was a “real” man when the two of them were like two “ps” (penises) in a gay bed.
    Like it or lump it and prove the miller wrong. The truth stands!

    Hypocrisy is the biggest enemy of Integrity.
    Which one are you, “Knight of the Long Knives” a traitor with a dirty dagger in the back or a warrior with the sword of truth?

    Yours truly
    Mr. Integrity for Truth & Openness
    Aka Peter Tatchell of the local branch of OUTRAGE


  41. Enuff February 20, 2013 at 6:22 PM #

    People unplug your natural gas powered spin dryers, the laundry has already be hung on the clothes line in the beautiful sunlight.


  42. Knight of the Long Knives February 20, 2013 at 6:32 PM #

    Truthfully I don’t think it matters if either of them are gay. What bothers me, and since you are an insider is why Barney Lynch didn’t answer the question about the origins of his sudden wealth. Since you are an insider maybe you should tell us not just about him but whoever else you know about. For the record I believe there are several gay/lesbians in the election.


  43. Georgie Porgie February 20, 2013 at 6:38 PM #

    RE @GP

    The last female you tried to woo on BU has disappeared, no? Believe she carried the moniker JC.


  44. BAFBFP February 20, 2013 at 6:39 PM #


    I likes you bad .. yah arrogant piss … HA HA HA


    F#ck off


  45. Georgie Porgie February 20, 2013 at 6:48 PM #



  46. Yardbroom February 20, 2013 at 7:12 PM #

    JC, Now that was a special lady, Of course “I” include Pat & AC in that term SPECIAL. JC was the only person I know who could charm the goodly Doctor Georgie Porgie. JC if you ever pass this way again, you should know few have left a mark as you have done. May you and your family always walk with peace and love.


  47. Hants February 20, 2013 at 7:24 PM #

    So it appears that the BLP delivered the last major punch.

    I really don’t think voters are stupid enough to wait till now to decide how to vote.

    The choice is between a DLP Government which could have done more and a BLP party that has promised more than it can deliver.

    Either way for the next few years Barbados is flcuked.

    I look forward to April when BU can be used to discuss the continuously declining economy and what we can do to make a difference.


  48. Peter Asquith February 20, 2013 at 9:46 PM #

    Polls days apart with two stories. Cheques so big passing hands that they need wheel barrels to carry them. Mr Integrity vrs Mr Competant (put a name in the hat and pull to decide). Can’t figure out who is the fiddle and who is the fiddler the night before the election. No televised debate. Just old school soap box politrics. Grantly, Tom, Errol and Bree must be rolling in their graves to see that this is what they died for. What disrespect to the Bajan intelligence. What’s really concerning is the fact that the fiddlers know that this is one big joke and only the winners pockets will be lined with silk on Friday morning. More concerning is that we get to watch this soap opera 5 years from now. Thank goodness it is only five years and not yearly.


  49. Hants February 20, 2013 at 10:02 PM #

    Awesome job Peter Wickham.

    The BLP has showing you the respect and acknowledgement you deserve on Page 20 of the Wednesday Barbados Advocate.

    Your dedication to accurate polling which made you do a second poll has benefited the BLP greatly.

    Only in Barbados would we find such dedication the correctness.


  50. BAFBFP February 20, 2013 at 10:05 PM #


    You want David ban me too … my God (… I tek dah back ..) … even you can’ dislike me dah much man … HA HA HA HA


  51. BAFBFP February 20, 2013 at 10:07 PM #

    Bald pooch … Islandgirl I hope you tek out a copyright … HA HA HA


  52. JUST ASKING February 20, 2013 at 10:08 PM #

    There is no substance to the DLP
    No Substance


  53. JUST ASKING February 20, 2013 at 10:27 PM #

    WAIT who on this blog is the caller on Brass Tcks known as Mr Anti American ??
    will have something in common
    No Opposition

    Latest Polls indicate that
    BLP likely to win all 30 seats


  54. fire_blackfox@yahoo.com February 20, 2013 at 10:37 PM #

    You may be right the crowd at bay street seems to suggest the same thing.
    Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Digicel


  55. ! February 20, 2013 at 10:38 PM #

    @Just Asking
    Man go and sleep.


  56. ! February 20, 2013 at 10:52 PM #

    BREAKING NEWS – How the hell could Randy Harris (if it is truly his signature) write a letter on an BLP letterhead telling members to endorse the Barbados Labour Party?
    Is he the president of the BFA or Mia Mottley’s pimp. If that is his signature, Randy Harris must resign immediately. Plain and Simple. These people aint even back in power and starting this nastiness again.Think Barbados.


  57. Georgie Porgie February 20, 2013 at 10:54 PM #



  58. Simple Simon February 20, 2013 at 10:58 PM #

    This from a BLP flyer circulating this evening “6) Cited in Underage Rape Case. When Donville Inniss’ company Fiesta Catering was an owner of sexsearch.com, an underage teen was raped in Ohio, USA. She met her attacker on sexsearch.com. The accused is now suing Fiesta Catering, a Barbadian company, for its part in exposing this girl to harm. At the time of the rape, Donville Inniss was the director of Fiesta Catering. Full Document:”

    Now I hope that the judge has thrown out or will throw out this case. A man rapes a child, and then sues a company for exposing the child to harm? Now if the child who had been raped sued, that would be justified.

    But the rapist deserves a good beating with a bull pistle.


  59. JUST ASKING February 20, 2013 at 11:03 PM #

    I am convinced that David Estwick is a madman
    He just called Owen a cunt and a cunny

    He swearing real bad (cant repeat )
    calling them (BLP) sons of bitches etc
    calling somebody ASScoll

    Nobody aint telling he behave

    Go your blasted way Owen, (he just commented)
    just called Owen a drunkard
    and Masscoll –an Ass

    This is what it come to ?


  60. Simple Simon February 20, 2013 at 11:03 PM #

    Peter Asquith at 9:46 “Grantly, Tom, Errol and Bree must be rolling in their graves to see that this is what they died for.”

    Actually none of these gentlemen died for anything or for anybody. And almost certainly some of them died from their own self indulgence.


  61. erice February 20, 2013 at 11:21 PM #

    Balance where are you ?


  62. Georgie Porgie February 20, 2013 at 11:22 PM #

    @ Simple Simon | February 20, 2013 at 11:03 PM |
    Actually none of these gentlemen died for anything or for anybody. And almost certainly some of them died from their own self indulgence.

    @ JUST ASKING | February 20, 2013 at 11:03 PM


  63. Simple Simon February 20, 2013 at 11:41 PM #

    Dr. GP:

    Did you see that belly on Bree?


  64. Georgie Porgie February 21, 2013 at 12:13 AM #

    LOL SS


  65. Peter Asquith February 21, 2013 at 12:15 AM #

    Simple Simon and Geogie Porgie you two got the point and do elude to the fact that these 2 jokers that call themselves leaders are really partakers of the fatted calf, driven in the nicest cars with speacial number plates, well decked out homes, catered to with the finiset meals, drinking the best wine (rum for OSA) and have the nerve to call the name of the Lord on their soap box. Thank goodness it is every 5 years to hear them again.


  66. Watching February 21, 2013 at 12:35 AM #

    fire_blackfox@yahoo.com | February 20, 2013 at 10:37 PM |
    You may be right the crowd at bay street seems to suggest the same thing.
    Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Digicel

    I dropped in on both meetings Bay St. was massive Independence Square equally massive from my circling the cars were more and parked further distances for Independence Sq than Bay St. Its a shame the police dont release estimates of crowds. By the looks of tonight’s gatherings the election should be close.


  67. Yardbroom February 21, 2013 at 4:40 AM #

    Are we going to have Elections decided by Photo Copier, are we to have five years of building houses, the free transport of our children, plans for the future among many others, reduced to nothing by the exposure of a paper that has ALLEGEDLY uncovered an act that was not instigated by, or of which this Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and THIS Government had any knowledge.

    We as REASONABLE Bajans must always examine the EVIDENCE and where action is needed, take that action but we must not cast aside an Honourable man because of an ALLEGED act by those who are no longer with us.

    Reason, fairness, and honesty and most of all common sense dictates we must not.

    Your vote is YOURS to exercise as you wish but think honesty and those who have disappointed you in that regard in the past. They should be held to account, in the fairness expected of you as reasonable Bajans. Think of the kind of Barbados you want, a kind not dictated by those who manipulate us because of their wealth. . . think on these things.

    If we change the Government, it is quite possible we will be told after a week. Things are financially worst than we expected, we cannot do what we promised in the Manifesto. All the dreams, the promises will be gone as dust.

    When you do the same thing repeatedly and expect a different result, one can only ask why?


  68. Well Well February 21, 2013 at 6:31 AM #

    A really good point, unfortunately both these parties think that the Bajan electorate are total idiots, and they are the only two parties existing in Bim at this time. I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that both parties have successfully screwed the pooch.


  69. Observing(...) February 21, 2013 at 7:14 AM #

    Integrity in leadership isn’t only doing what is “right”, it’s speaking out about all that is “wrong” as well.

    All that it takes for evil to prosper is for good men to do nothing.

    Just Observing


  70. DavidB February 21, 2013 at 7:57 AM #


    F#ck off

    So that is your response to a reasoned argument? LOL!!


  71. de hood February 21, 2013 at 8:00 AM #

    @Observing(…) | February 21, 2013 at 7:14 AM

    So what time tonight you think we will hear the acceptance from PM OSA? 🙂


  72. Anon February 21, 2013 at 6:18 PM #

    It is inconceivable that many on this blog cannot see that resolution of the CLICO matter will be a long drawn out affair given the very intimate and clique relationship which exist between the DLP’s hierarchy and the company’s former and present management team.For certain the entire DLP hierarchy knows and indeed knew of the enormous contribution which the company made to the
    party’s 2008 election campaign the revelation of whichwould jettison the party’s current prospects. Thus there is therefore almost total inaction by the Government. Holding Mr. Parris liable, particularly if Dodds seems likely to be in the offing, could lead to cvanary singing resulting in irreparable damage to the integrity of many. As regards the invoice and its settlement there is standard procedure within institutions that invoices of this nature be signed by the issuer or accompanied by a letter establishing its validity
    From my experience any officer preparing and or certainly signing a cheque of the amount quoted would most certainly ask to see the file which gave rise to the invoice. $3.3 million is not a sum easily repayable if there is problem hence great care is taken. To my way of thinking what transpired is simply fraud. Of course it is possible that it was the company’s modus operandi to over inflate invoices when it wants to move large sums out of the institution and therefore for the staff this was no big thing. From the information available to the general public at this time there is nothing to connect the current Prime Minister to this affair. However having seen and I believe read the JMs’ Report of a year ago it is incomprehensible why the PM and his Ministers seem almost over-anxious to be photographed in Mr. Parris’s company. When I was a youngster my father would always remind me that a man is known by the compny he keeps. Is there not also a saying that a picture is worth a thousand words?


  73. TO THE POINT February 23, 2013 at 4:04 AM #

    #Just Asking

    iam just asking where u is? I miss yah, according to carew whp u think u is? Just asking for u. U can imagine i miss ur 27 to 3 prediction. What a disappointment.


  74. David February 25, 2013 at 8:36 PM #

    Interesting letter in the print media today signed by Maurice King QC who name was listed on the famous invoice for 3.3 million issued reputedly by Thompson & Associates. The funds we know ended up in the pocket of Parris the forensic report stated. King expressed the letter he wrote to the Judicial Managers in response to a query found itself on the BLP political platform. How could this be?


  75. Prodigal Son February 25, 2013 at 8:47 PM #

    Shame made him say something. This letter was part of the CLICO report. Did he not know that the document is public?


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