Margaret Sivers (l) Chris Sinckler (r)

15 Acres of Prime Barbados Real Estate Exchanged for 6 Cents per acre

Submitted by Anthony Davis
Chris Sinckler, Minister of Finance

Chris Sinckler, Minister of Finance

More ‘messy’ and ‘painful’ austerity measures are on the cards for Barbadians, as Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler has hinted […]

at additional tax rises and structural adjustments. – BARBADOS TODAY, 04 December, 2015

Let me first deal with the last paragraph of your diatribe, Mr. Minister of Finance. You admonish the populace of Barbados to stop complaining about the taxes which you have imposed on them. In the meantime you are bellyaching about not having enough taxes, therefore you must hike some, and impose some new ones. What needs to be done is for you to spend what you receive from the taxpayers wisely, and you would have enough to do almost everything. You cannot continue to give away our taxes as if they were your own, and turn around and say that you have “a low cash flow” when it comes to things which pertain to Barbados and its populace!

Let me remind you of how you spend our taxes, and then want to come crying to us, as if we have money trees in our backyards:

Under the headline “The Cahill Energy Project A Really Awful Deal for Barbados and Barbadians“, part of the letter gave this information:

In the Executed Heads of Term Agreement signed on March 15, 2014, Clause 5.1 states: No later than 3 months after the date of the Final Agreement the Government shall sell to CEB for the sum of US$1 the freehold of the proposed site . . .and convey the site into the name of CEB. The site will be sold with vacant possession on completion and without restriction.

5.2 The Government shall pay or waiver all stamp duty, transfer and registration taxes or levies payable in relation to the transfer of the site to CEB and the registration of title to the site in the name of CEB.

It is enunciated in the Incorporated Terms Memorandum Agreement signed on March 15, 2014 that ‘site’ means: An area of 15 acres forming part of a larger area . . . of Vaucluse Plantation.

Clause 3 titled ‘Exclusivity, stated.

Government hereby grants CEB the exclusive right ‘to all waste arising out of Barbados during the Term that falls within  the Waste Specification inclusive all waste tyres but excluding any shredded waste tyres imported by CEL.

Do you remember this Agreement Mr. Minister of Finance?

You signed off on it, because you were giving away something which you were not entitled to give away – our hard earned taxes!

Can anyone imagine what it would be like to be sold 15 acres of prime Barbados real estate for just over 6 cents per acre?

How did you come to such a conclusion?

That is not even the price of a return ticket to any destination in Barbados, and you come to us talking a load of codswallop about not complaining about taxes when all you do is give them away instead of spending them on education – which should be free at UWI level as you and your ilk got yours free – welfare, and health!

You also turned your backs on the people at present in the waste industry.

We don’t want other people’s garbage!

We have enough of our own.

Addressing the opening of the UN Green Climate Fund-sponsored national sensitization consultation at the Central Bank, the Minister of Finance said: “The threat from climate change is serious and growing, and will require urgent attention to combat the effects.”

He further stated: “While Barbados would be working with global partners, the country was willing to lead by example ‘towards a carbon neutral future’ . . .”

Pray tell me, Mr. Minister of Finance, where does a Plasma gasification unit planted on prime real estate in the middle of Barbados fit into “leading by example towards a carbon neutral future”?

This is nothing but hollow rhetoric being put out there by this Minister, and therefore this whole Government.

The only part such a plant will play when it comes to a carbon neutral future is by exacerbating the already polluted air in this country when it starts spewing toxins from its plume into the atmosphere in and around Vaucluse. People who live in other parts of the island need not think that the toxic fumes of that plant at Vaucluse will not affect them or their scions. They may have to travel through an area where that pollution reaches in order to go to work, or the children need to pass on their way to school.

Another thing which shows that this Government speaks with a forked tongue when it comes to green energy, is the search for oil which they want to have carried out in the near future. Does anyone know of an oil rig where toxic fumes are not blown into the atmosphere?

Fossil fuels deplete the ozone layer, and are obviously not green energy components. We don’t need pretty words, we need real action!

You just hiked the fees at BCC taking away another venue through which the scions of the poor, the needy and the vulnerable could get a tertiary education. I wonder what sweetheart deal Hyatt-Wyndham received for taking over Sam Lord’s Castle?

They must be laughing all the way to the bank also!

It is really astounding how this Government, which came to power professing transparency, has turned out to be some of the most covert operators. You need to set up your own special ops.

By the way Mr. Minister of Finance, what is the name of the new tax where when we pay a bill, or purchase something the cashier grabs our cents – sometimes as many as four?

Is that what is called a withholding tax?

Was it discussed in Parliament as laid down in our constitution?

How much have you raked in through this new tax?

How many years more will we have to endure it?

Once again something is being done through subterfuge!

The social services are broken, because you cut the funds and the number of employees.

It’s the same with education.

As long as it is something which puts the poor, the needy and the vulnerable at a disadvantage, you don’t want to know about it.

As for your diversionary tactic of saying that those who say/write things which do not fit in your perspective, you had better wheel and come again!

As far as I understand, some of your own people don’t agree with your machinations either.

However, I don’t belong to B, C, D, or Z – and never will.

I vote according to how the incumbent government treats the poor, the needy and the vulnerable.

That has always been so

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57 Comments on “15 Acres of Prime Barbados Real Estate Exchanged for 6 Cents per acre”

  1. balance December 17, 2015 at 5:15 AM #

    I wonder how much the land at Coverley was sold for to the developers.

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  2. David December 17, 2015 at 6:38 AM #

    The land at Coverley is leased for 99 years at a rate too ridiculous to mention.

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  3. Well Well & Consequences December 17, 2015 at 7:52 AM #

    Are the Bitcoin dealers in Barbados paying any taxes on their income.

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  4. Vincent Haynes December 17, 2015 at 8:11 AM #

    Why are we allowing Deltro a foreign company to come here and set up a wind farm?

    We have the land(East Coast),the knowledge(UWI),the expertise(SJPP) and the money(Central Bank)……what is the problem?

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  5. Vincent Haynes December 17, 2015 at 8:14 AM #

    I meant Solar Farm above,although we have the capability as well to establish a wind farm.

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  6. Well Well & Consequences December 17, 2015 at 8:39 AM #

    So….someone don’t like me mentioning Gabriel Abed and his Bitcoin scam paying taxes in Barbados, why, is it because they have the Central Bank governor in some type of stranglehold.

    Wuh if Eddie Abed could jump in the newspapers as though he is the Prime Minister in Barbados claiming that Bajans don’t pay enough taxes and they all need to pay taxes, I can also ask if the Abeds are paying taxes on their Bitcoin scam.

    I can also ask if the Abeds, et al ever paid or are paying any taxes on the drugs and guns they been trafficking in Barbados for decades. Want to come for me or threaten me, come.

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  7. FearPlay December 17, 2015 at 11:06 AM #

    If only we were so lucky, these charlatans would be more respectful of how they tax and spend!

    Breaking New

    IMF chief Lagarde ‘faces French trial’

    Court reportedly orders IMF chief Lagarde to stand trial for alleged negligence in finance case when French minister.

    From the section Europe
    Full article IMF chief Lagarde ‘faces French trial’ BBC Newa

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  8. Hants December 17, 2015 at 11:17 AM #

    @ David shall we discuss the new Canadian Solar investors ?

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  9. Well Well & Consequences December 17, 2015 at 11:27 AM #

    The heat is on
    Solar energy competition coming for BL&P

    Added by Marlon Madden on December 17, 2015.
    Saved under Business

    A power battle of sorts appears imminent as a Canadian energy firm prepares to establish a multi-million dollar facility here that could provide stiff competition to the Barbados Light & Power Company. However, company executives have made it clear they are nothing like the controversial Cahill Energy.

    By early next year DELTRO Group is expected to set up a $26 million solar manufacturing plant on the island, including a solar farm to produce electricity which it said it will sell to consumers at rates that are “much cheaper” than what they currently pay. Industrial plants will also be able to purchase solar panels from the experts in this field.

    In an interview with Barbados TODAY this afternoon, company officials promised to play “a big role” in expanding the local solar industry and transitioning Barbados to “a centre of excellence” in renewable energy.

    “The price of electricity here is high and it is only going to go higher. Oil is at a near record low, like a three decade low in price right now and still everyone we meet tells us about the high cost of energy here in Barbados. Frankly, it is crippling our economy. It is hurting everyday people that may not have enough money to spend on other goods or to spend otherwise with their families,” said David Del Mastro, president of the DELTRO Group.

    “Renewables are here to stay. This is a shift in the global economy. We have a given solar PV [photovoltaic] technology that we are going to build here but we are committed to staying and remaining on the cutting edge of technology with respect to renewables,” he stressed.

    Director of the Group Dean Del Mastro said the company, which will serve both individuals and commercial businesses, had the capacity to “displace about 12 million litres of diesel fuel a year that is currently being burnt to generate an equivalent of 20 megawatts of solar electricity”.

    He added that his team had already begun holding talks with credit unions here to put together financing packages “to help people save money and take advantage of solar technologies”.

    The solar firm executive told Barbados TODAY while the company received “some tax concessions and some import concessions”, unlike Cahill, the Barbadian taxpayer would not be asked to fund any part of the project.

    “We are here to contribute and co-operate with the people. We want to build a successful facility and we’ve privately capitalized it. It is our money that we put in.

    Director of the DELTRO Group Dean Del Mastro
    Director of the DELTRO Group Dean Del Mastro

    “We have asked for some tax concessions and some import concessions where we are going to import things duty-free to build the facility only. So this is a really great deal for both parties involved,” Dean said.

    The former Canadian politician said his company had nothing to do with waste to energy and there were no similarities with Cahill. He stressed that DELTRO had a good track record of 30 years of signing “big contracts” and completing jobs as promised, emphasizing that DELTRO was “starkly different” from the waste to energy company.

    “We are completely different; far more jobs, far more direct investment into people and we are an export business. Cahill is a domestic proposal and it is very different from what we are proposing,” explained the director.

    “We are not just excited for ourselves, we are excited for Barbados because we believe it has potential to really transform the economy in Barbados.”

    DELTRO President David Del Mastro said equipment for the project had already been purchased and awaiting clearance from the Bridgetown Port. He added that a location had been identified for the facility, which is expected to hire more than 160 people once in full operation.

    “We expect that to happen early 2016 with construction and the line operating by March to April. That would be our test bed and once we have the line tuned up, full employment by June at the latest,” said the company president.

    He said Barbados was chosen to establish the plant because Government was “dedicated to incentivizing us to come here” and because its proximity to South America and its membership in the Caribbean Community made it easy to serve these regions. The weather and the similarity of the country’s political structure to that of Canada also were deciding factors.

    “So we are very comfortable with the banking laws and the trade laws and the Government structure here. So that is ultimately the reasons we decided to bring it here,” said David Del Mastro.

    marlonmadden@barbadostoday.bb

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  10. Well Well & Consequences December 17, 2015 at 11:31 AM #

    I see the scam between Cahill and DBLP has been muched talked about in business circles in Canada….Alvin, you have become famous. If you read this article, this new crowd is distancing themselves real far from any Cahill influence or spatter…lol

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  11. Old Baje December 17, 2015 at 11:41 AM #

    @ David

    I hope your ducks lined up. I hear dat boy Gabriel Abed is a boss hacker and already find the blogmaster of another blog.

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  12. Well Well & Consequences December 17, 2015 at 11:42 AM #

    “He added that his team had already begun holding talks with credit unions here to put together financing packages “to help people save money and take advantage of solar technologies”.

    The solar firm executive told Barbados TODAY while the company received “some tax concessions and some import concessions”, unlike Cahill, the Barbadian taxpayer would not be asked to fund any part of the project.

    “We are here to contribute and co-operate with the people. We want to build a successful facility and we’ve privately capitalized it. It is our money that we put in.”

    Dean Del Mastro was convicted of violating the elections process in Canada, had one month of prison, four months of house arrest. David Del Mastro tried to rig the elections and goes on trial in Feb of 2016, his brother David used his company funds to help with the scam. Don’t these frigging asses for government ministers background check these fing crooks.

    They are planning to rape the credit unions funds Barbados. People beware.

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  13. Well Well & Consequences December 17, 2015 at 11:45 AM #

    Hants…did you know about the Del Mastros, they are horrible brutes.

    Who gives 2 fs about Gabriel Abed, that whole family needs to be on an international watchlist, let them hack that.

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  14. Cameron December 17, 2015 at 11:54 AM #

    You vote the man in.. Vote him out. Its that simple

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  15. Cameron December 17, 2015 at 12:02 PM #

    Stop voting party. And start voting people..Barbados is being sold out from right under your noses. The chosen few are getting filthy rich by brining in the guns. And preventing the RBPF ,from doing their job

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  16. Hants December 17, 2015 at 12:04 PM #

    @ Well Well & Consequences I know nothing about the Del Mastros.

    However, here again we have OUTSIDE investors doing what LOCAL investors should be doing.

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  17. Well Well & Consequences December 17, 2015 at 12:17 PM #

    Exactly Hants….why can’t the local people, led by the university where Professor Headly developed the innovative solar decades ago, lead the charge in any new energy venture. Not only are these dudes foreign investors but one has already been convicted for shady dealings in Canada and his brother is about to go to trial in February……what is wrong with that picture.

    No Caribbean person can enter Canada with even a DUI, you will be on the next plane out…forget trying to do business, the US is even worse, the smallest infraction in your own country no matter how old, can mark you as a criminal alien and eligible for deportation, if you try to enter the US…they make a point of being vicious to Caribbean people, why is the Barbados government allowing convicted criminals from North America into Barbados to conduct business. This is unbelievable.

    Has anyone checked to see if Cow-an/Cahill has a criminal conviction anywhere in the world.

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  18. Due Diligence December 17, 2015 at 12:34 PM #

    Here we go again

    Dean Del Mastro, convicted of and jailed for violating election financing laws in Canada says.

    “We have asked for some tax concessions and some import concessions where we are going to import things duty-free to build the facility only. So this is a really great deal for both parties involved,” Dean said.

    The solar firm executive told Barbados TODAY while the company received “some tax concessions and some import concessions”, unlike Cahill, the Barbadian taxpayer would not be asked to fund any part of the project.

    “We are here to contribute and co-operate with the people. We want to build a successful facility and we’ve privately capitalized it. It is our money that we put in.

    “We are not just excited for ourselves, we are excited for Barbados because we believe it has potential to really transform the economy in Barbados.”

    In March 2013, Cahill Energy Chief Executive Officer Clare Cowan said. “While we recognize the country faces some short term challenges due to the impact of the global economic downturn, we believe the fundamentals are strong,’’ Cowan said.

    “We are therefore confident that this investment represents a phenomenal business opportunity for our investors and offers even greater benefits to the people of Barbados.’’

    Cahill said the plant will provide a leading edge, environmentally sound solution to two of Barbados’s most pressing challenges: waste management and energy security.

    At the signing last Saturday, March 15, 2013, at Government Headquarters, Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher Sinckler, said: “This investment by Cahill Energy represents a ‘game changer’ for the island and truly belies any doubt that Barbados is still a preferred destination for solid and impactful foreign direct investment.”

    So in March 2013 Cahill represented a “game cnanger.

    In December 2015 Deltro will “really transform the economy of Barbados”

    Deja vu all over again.

    Canadian crooks to the rescue.

    When will they ever learn?

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  19. Well Well & Consequences December 17, 2015 at 12:53 PM #

    Lol…….Due Diligence, looks like someone needs some Canadian crooks to rig elections and fund campaign 2018.. This stuff makes you feel sick.

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  20. Bush Tea December 17, 2015 at 12:57 PM #

    @ Vincent
    Why are we allowing Deltro a foreign company to come here and set up a wind farm?
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Most Bajan business people don’t seem to grasp the nature of bribery ….and those that do already have their hands full of free money projects.

    Canadians and Trickidadians appear to be on a roll… but when the whole shiite collapses, (as it will) and these ‘investors’ begin to feel the pinch ..you can rest assured that they will sing like parrots…. and like SIR Allan Stanford and the honourable Jack Warner MP, many other big names will come into their just rewards….

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  21. Well Well & Consequences December 17, 2015 at 1:59 PM #

    Lol…I am surprised that the 2 known salmon tot retrievers Alvin and AC have not popped up yet to explain away and justify this latest Deltro scam. I am surprised Vincent is capable of wondering about any wrongdoing by government that can affect the people…..lots of surprises for me today.

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  22. Due Diligence December 17, 2015 at 2:27 PM #

    @ Well Well & Consequences December 17, 2015 at 12:53 PM #

    “Lol…….Due Diligence, looks like someone needs some Canadian crooks to rig elections and fund campaign 2018.. This stuff makes you feel sick.”

    And no one going to jail in Barbados

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  23. NorthernObserver December 17, 2015 at 3:23 PM #

    ““We expect that to happen early 2016 with construction and the line operating by March to April. That would be our test bed and once we have the line tuned up, full employment by June at the latest,” said the company president.”

    Obviously he has never built anything in BIM. Or is he moving into an existing structure?

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  24. Well Well & Consequences December 17, 2015 at 4:32 PM #

    Yeah Due..they are gettig bolder and bolder in lookin for millionaires, any crook would do., desperation.

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  25. Vincent Haynes December 17, 2015 at 4:48 PM #

    @Well Well & Consequences December 17, 2015 at 1:59 PM #

    Chuckle…..lordy,lord…..comprehension….that is what suprise you today…..long may it last…..wuhloss.

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  26. Alvin Cummins December 17, 2015 at 6:37 PM #

    @Anthony Davis.
    The land to be sold is NOT Prime Real Estate. It constitutes part of the present Mangrove Land fill and is contiguous with the ever rising Mt. Stinker. In addition it is presently comprised of a number of DEEP quarries and paid fill cells that have been lined preparatory to receiving garbage. Do not mislead people who are not familiar with the area. The aREA OF VAUCLUSE THAT IS PRIME, is the area that has been allowed to become forested, and resort to bushland-that wpb;d test even Bushier’s whacker- rather than plant it in productive crops that would go a long way in reducing our outflow of foreign exchange to import sweet potatoes

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  27. Vincent Haynes December 17, 2015 at 6:56 PM #

    @Alvin Cummins December 17, 2015 at 6:37 PM #

    I wonder how you could countenance the encroachment on the land of your club Central?

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  28. Alvin Cummins December 17, 2015 at 7:05 PM #

    @Well Well,
    I am still here. I wonder where they will put this “Wind Farm”. Remember that BL&P had a wind generator; it became corroded by the sea pray, and when they proposed to rebuild the people of Lamberts objected seriously. They had a number of town hall meetings, and they raised concerns about the effect of the “energy” emanating from the wind generator that presented health problems. Do you remember?
    Why the fuss over concessions?
    I have already brought the subject of the concessions that are allowed under the SpeciaL DEVELOPMENT AREASS ACT-INTRODUCED BY THE BLP- AND WHICH SETS OUT THE TYPES OF CONCESSIONS ALLOWED UNDER THIS ACT. CHECK IT OUT. Don’t take my word for it.

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  29. Due Diligence December 17, 2015 at 7:17 PM #

    See the interview with the convicted election finance law fraudster on Barbados Today.

    He is now advising government

    Very reassuring

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  30. Gabriel December 17, 2015 at 8:23 PM #

    According to press reports,Ronald Jones,Minister of Education,member of the Cabinet of Barbados,was today fined forthwith for two traffic offences,namely driving with an expired drivers licence and driving without due care and attention.When Jack starts to sing in the hope of a reduced sentence and he decides to call names,some folk would have had experience in facing and being sentenced by a judicial officer.

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  31. Prodigal Son December 17, 2015 at 10:26 PM #

    I was wondering how this case with Jones ever got this far! I well remember passing the accident that night……………..rules are not made for dem only us! He should be made to resign!

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  32. lawson December 18, 2015 at 1:36 AM #

    .Well Well wants to to know who she got to phuck to get 6 cent land

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  33. Well Well & Consequences December 18, 2015 at 6:05 AM #

    Lawson…..since that is the norm in Barbados it is a fair question…lol

    http://www.barbadostoday.bb/#

    I am wondering the same think for this poor lady who has been suffering in extreme pain for 34 years, seems like no one in government wants to see her get her money to which she is entitled and would much prefer her to kill herself, but they are bringing in Canadian criminals to rape the country, what is wrong with these bad minded, wicked minded beasts, real humans do not do this to each other.

    Both government and the insurance companies are well known for this evil behavior, particularly CGI Insurance and they all need to be publicly exposed, you do not allow people to suffer when you are liable, just because you are greedy.

    Alvin…..I don’t know how to answer you because you bypassed the whole point. I take it you know the two Canadian criminals Dean and David Del Mastro rather well and endorsed them to DBLP governments so they can not only do business in Barbados but also advise a clearly incapable government, judging from the article, now even foreign criminals think that. Being predictable, we all know what you are going to say on the subject.

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  34. Well Well & Consequences December 18, 2015 at 6:08 AM #

    Painful wait
    No payment for ex nurse 34 years after QEH fall

    Added by Emmanuel Joseph on December 18, 2015.
    Saved under Local News

    When Coral Wilkinson, a nurse at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), fell and severely injured herself at the hospital, Tom Adams was Prime Minister of Barbados, Lady Diana Spencer had not yet married Prince Charles and researchers were yet to find the wreck of the Titanic in the North Atlantic.

    Today, seven Prime Ministers later –– including Adams who died in 1983, Wilkinson’s life has virtually been wrecked by the seemingly everlasting, intense pain from the fall and the mental anguish she suffers trying to collect from the Office of Solicitor General Jennifer Edwards, some $400,000 which she and her lawyer, Richard Cheltenham, QC, estimate she needs for surgery in the United Kingdom to bring back some form of normality to her life.

    So depressed has she been, so acute the pain that Wilkinson has attempted to commit suicide at least once by taking an overdose of pills and has flirted with the idea of ingesting a household cleaning substance. And she has not ruled out trying again.

    Wilkinson was walking up the stairs in the antenatal clinic in April 1981 when she fell and damaged her neck. She suffered a slipped disc which still presses against the nerves and the bone in her lower back which supports her upper body weight.

    She sued the State the following year in order to get compensation so she could take care of her medical needs.

    Relating her story to Barbados TODAY, the pain and discomfort were obvious and her eyes were swollen with tears.

    She said she raised funds on her own to travel to Britain to have the lower back problem repaired “since that was the worse”, and was forced to put off the cervical surgery “for a later date” because she simply could not afford it.

    Thirty-four years later and counting, that slipped disc in her neck continues to cause the former QEH nurse unbearable physical and mental trauma.

    Wilkinson told Barbados TODAY she has utilized the services of at least five lawyers and still cannot get a date from the court to have her case heard. She has written to, or contacted, the offices of everyone in authority possible, including Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson, Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite, the Registrar of the Supreme Court, the Solicitor General’s Office and Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave.

    “The Prime Minister has been helpful, signing off on my file and passing it to the Solicitor General’s Office for payment,” recounted Wilkinson. Showing further signs of discomfort, she asked for additional pillows to support her back while she sat on her bed during the interview.

    “Having received no response to my last letter I have decided to write again to find out what is the latest development regarding my case,” the former nurse wrote in a letter dated November 28, 2014 to the Solicitor General’s Chambers. “You promised I would have been going off to England towards the end of September and this is now the end of November. My mental and physical conditions are worsening and I am at a loss. The way things are progressing, I am afraid that when I get to England, I will be told it is too late,” the letter continued.

    While the back-and-forth continued between the Solicitor General’s Chambers, Wilkinson and her lawyers, the matter of payment remained a contentious issue. Principal Crown Counsel Roger Barker, who is handling the case on behalf of the Solicitor General, wrote Wilkinson on February 24, 2015 offering her $145,159.70 so she could have the cervical surgery done in Britain. But her attorney Sir Richard replied in correspondence dated March 12, 2015 rejecting that sum and proposing $400,000 instead. He argued that “to offer the meagre sum [of $145,159.70] in full satisfaction of her case, is virtually to condemn her to remaining in her presently helpless condition”.

    In rejecting the offer, Sir Richard advised that the Solicitor General’s offer did not even cover the cost of the medical team in England, whose maximum fee is £33,000, neither did it include the expenses of going to England, which comprised such things as air travel, food, accommodation, internal travel and per diem allowance.

    “After the surgery, I will need physiotherapy and rehabilitation to teach me to walk on my own again,” Wilkinson told Barbados TODAY.

    Barker has asked for a breakdown in the $400,000, but Wilkinson argued that it was impossible to itemize every single thing down to the last cent. When contacted and asked what was holding up the payment, the Solicitor General responded through her secretary.

    “It is being dealt with by the Government of Barbados. That’s all she has to say,” the secretary said.

    Meantime, Wilkinson said she continued to wait in pain, with the thoughts of suicide not far away.

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  35. Well Well & Consequences December 18, 2015 at 6:09 AM #

    David……the posts are going duplicate on me again, my love.

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  36. just so you know December 18, 2015 at 11:22 AM #

    by the by the del mastro solar plant he is out on bail for election difficulties in canada

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  37. Due Diligence December 18, 2015 at 11:39 AM #

    Wonder if bail conditions permit travel to Bim

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  38. Well Well & Consequences December 18, 2015 at 12:42 PM #

    Due Diligence…I wondered that myself, normally, you don’t travel prior to trial, you are warned not to leave the jurisdiction even if they do not confiscate your passport. Corrupt politicians aside the below gives us some incite as to why immigration is non-functional in Barbados with regard to rigid background checks for North American criminals, although they had no problem trying to deport Dr. Sparman for a no contest trial he had in the US.

    These dudes David & Dean Del Mastro/Deltrom have no ties to Barbados and after fleecing Barbados, can take of to South America, how will DBLP clown minister ever stop them they either did not do background ck0hecksbon them because they don’t care because it’s supposedly $26 million dollars and they don’t care or they know the Del Mastros are criminals but it’s 26 million and they still don’t care. But did any of the government ministers actually see the 26 million. Talk is cheap.

    http://ow.ly/W5f3r

    Barbados’ immigration procedures are outdated and their handbook useless, time to upgrade

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  39. Well Well & Consequences December 18, 2015 at 12:49 PM #

    And besides, where did the Del Mastros/Deltro, with all their legal troubles, get 26 million from, did any of those greedy DBLP Ministers at least bothered to check that, hope it’s somthing that can get them all locked the hell up..lol.

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  40. David December 19, 2015 at 3:32 PM #

    This story appears to be hogging the news in Canada, Why is the Canadian Fourth Estate so keen to report on this matter?

    http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/national/former+dean+mastro+open+solar+farm+barbados+while+bail/11599131/story.html

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  41. Bush Tea December 19, 2015 at 9:58 PM #

    @ WW&C
    And besides, where did the Del Mastros/Deltro, with all their legal troubles, get 26 million from….
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Probably arranged a loan from Clare….
    ..due when the Cahill deal comes through

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  42. Well Well & Consequences December 19, 2015 at 10:54 PM #

    The Bushman…I swear, ya can’t make any of this stuff up, a relative of mine was just listening to an interview one of these Canadian Del Mastro dudes is having in Canada, the one on bail is telling the reporter and I quote ‘I am on bail but I am not a flight risk, I was released on my own recognizance”…….he is having the conversation with the reporter while in Barbados, he already flown the cope, he ain’t figure out that is what a flight risk is…lol

    http://www.barbadostoday.bb/2015/12/19/legal-hurdle/

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  43. Due Diligence December 20, 2015 at 7:58 PM #

    Interesting

    http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/former-mp-dean-del-mastro-to-open-a-solar-farm-in-barbados-while-out-on-bail

    No concessions from Canada or Barbados?

    Dean Del Mastro may be a bigger liar than MECC

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  44. David December 20, 2015 at 8:05 PM #

    As part of the due diligence should on prospective investors should Bajans believe background checks were done on these two characters ?

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  45. Due Diligence December 20, 2015 at 8:18 PM #

    I guess when background checks were, they decided these guys will fit right in here.

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  46. Well Well & Consequences December 21, 2015 at 8:19 AM #

    Terje Anderson McGill University
    Any convicted criminal who is out on bail should have their passport confiscated and be prohibited from leaving the country – whether they are a petty thief or a former MP.
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    Brent McGillis Ross Sheppard High School
    Throw this bum in jail for a good long time. He can write his memoirs from inside his 6×9 cell. All of the Harper gang should be in shackles is my opinion, thieving criminal bstrds is my opinion. What did that gang of crooks do for Canada? They TRASHED our economy and our reputation around the globe. Good riddance.
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    Ricky Mclean
    wow…cynical much?
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    Ricky Mclean
    Clean renewable energy. Good for him.
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    Ron Gray
    Judges should be neutral and not hog-tied to the Liberals. They and lawyers should not be allowed to vote or hold office.
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    Mike Sloan London, Ontario
    He was the greatest parliamentarian of our time.
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    Brad Salter Kwalikum Secondary School
    Guess the con party pays pretty good eh. Harper walked away 5 million richer. This criminal is playing in the big bucks as well. Who votes for a Conservatard anyways?
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    Michelle Singh Kings College, London
    Nice to see a former inmate land on his feet
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    George Hall Works at Self-Employed
    Dean Del Mastro was convicted of cheating to win election and undermine democracy with encouragement from the Conservative Party as Parliamentary Secretary to Stephen Harper.
    Del Mastro is getting a big fat life long pension form the hard working taxpayers fo Canda in return.
    He should be going to jail as democracy is what makes Canada a great place to live.
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    Alan Shrubb
    I find it ironic,that a man who was a part of a government,that fought the solar industry at every turn,is now investing in it.
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    Richard Boner Physician at Boner Skin Clinic
    Why does Barbados allow a convict to travel in and out?
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    Steve Barton
    Is that ever sickening . Typical liar and theif conservative . An appeal with Canadian tax money . The fat two faced pig was all against solar power here in Canada to suck up to harper’s greesy oil policies . Now he screws young Canadians out of work potential by starting a bussiness in another country . Just like mulrony’s off shore dirty bussiness . Travels back and forth to Barbados when he should be in jail , would that work for anyone else ? no. Wake up you stupid conservatards .
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    Thomas Mungo Chief Executive Officer at Self-Employed
    This by no means atones for his attack on our democracy. Not only through his fraudulent financing of his own campaign but also as being chief mouth-piece for the democracy-killing Harper regime. He refuses to admit he did anything wrong, For that I hiope the judge throws the book at him in the appeal.

    The Canadian bloggers said it well. It appears the Del Mastros fit right into the nastiness DBLP engage in on the island and allow others to do to the people on the island. Why is the Del Mastro s targeting the credit unions instead of the Canadian banks on the island, who told them there was a lot of money saved by credit union members.

    DBLP continue to show their appetite for corruption and disdain for their own people when they allow 2 lowlfe conservatives from the viciously racist Harper government to set up shop in a black majority country that is already having problems with the minorities who launder money, traffic drugs and guns and treat the island as it’s their personal fiefdom to commit crimes and engage in corruption with politicians.

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  47. Well Well & Consequences December 21, 2015 at 9:49 AM #

    I would not be a bit surprised if the racist Harper is involved in this Deltro/De Mastro scam to rip off people in Barbados, his greed for oil choked him when the Arab baron dudes in the Middle East who control OPEC, pulled a nasty and dessimated oil prices.

    Now those who wanted nothing to do with solar, because they were lining their pockets drinking oil, are doing a 360 degree turn around and using the solar they wanted nothing to do with, to scheme, scam and steal from Barbados and the Caribbean., eagerly helped by local dumb, greedy politicians.

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  48. Due Diligence December 21, 2015 at 10:53 AM #

    WW&C

    Well said.

    Where did you find those blog comments?

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  49. Vincent Haynes December 21, 2015 at 12:45 PM #

    @David

    It is a dun deal……Del Mastro has bought the old Banks beer site and presently has 14 containers at the harbor awaiting clearance.

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  50. Well Well & Consequences December 21, 2015 at 12:46 PM #

    Due Diligence…..just scroll to the bottom of your Canada Post article. There are even more comments.

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  51. David December 21, 2015 at 1:00 PM #

    Thanks Vincent, will try to put up something later in the BU space.

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  52. Hants December 21, 2015 at 1:13 PM #

    There are a lot of ” non- controversial” Canadian individuals and companies that could develop/finance a $30 million project in Barbados.

    Moneybrain probably knows a few.

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  53. Well Well & Consequences December 21, 2015 at 1:48 PM #

    Hants…..in all fairness to the honest investors from Canada and elsewhere who have the means to conduct business in Barbados, they would not meet the criteria, unless willing to play political games. People like Lee-Chin would stay far from Barbados and the politicians. ..Moneybrain has explained many times how distasteful it is dealing with the ministers for one reason or another.

    They welcome crooks like the Del Mastros because it’s right up their alley, this time they may have met their match.

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  54. Alvin Cummins December 22, 2015 at 11:24 AM #

    @Vincent Haynes.
    The proposed WTE plant and the land you speak of is well “Beyond the Boundary” at Central Cricket (now Country) Club, my home away from home. So no fear there.
    @Well Well,
    While I share your sentiments on Harper and the Harper government; I campaigned vigorously against them in the recent election, it is wrong to give the impression that everyone, from overseas; who seeks to do business or does business in Barbados, is a crook or scam artist,will only serve to treat the purpose of driving away the good and the bad. Chemotherapy drugs kill off the good cells and the bad. Great effort is needed to restore the good.

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  55. Well Well & Consequences2 December 22, 2015 at 12:46 PM #

    Alvin……why are you unable to compartmentalize, you had a problem with Harper’s ultra conservative and exceedingly racist and some say shady government, but you have no problem with Deltro and the Del Mastros, one of whom made up part of Harper’s government and worked directly for him. You can’t have it both ways. Either the Harper government was comprised of crooks or saints, they can’t be both.

    And besides, the Del Mastros were locked up under the Harper government, so there goes your theory that the governments in Canada does business with them. It’s only DBLP government would be both dumb and greedy enough to have that stench permeate the atmosphere on the island.

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  56. Alvin Cummins December 23, 2015 at 9:05 PM #

    @Well Well,
    Del Mastro was an MP, serving in the Harper government for the full term, until recently defeated. Harper must have known his bone fides. So he must have had the collusion of the Canadian Government during his term as an MP.

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