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The Bizzy Cherry Mess – Fight Over Waste

Many Barbadians have been following the shouting match between Anderson Cherry who is the managing director of Jose Y Jose Liquid and Solid Waste Management Inc  and Ralph ‘Bizzy’ Williams the head of Williams Industries and the other half of the Williams dynamic duo.

The upside to the public disagreement between the two is the public awareness it brings to the issue of waste management in Barbados. It is obvious the government of Barbados continues to struggle with building and executing a waste management strategy. The Cahill Scam provides confirmation for the doubting thomases. By the way, when will the government of Barbados show respect to the electorate of Barbados by sharing an update about Cahill?

Anderson Cherry will have to await the decision of Director of Public Prosecutions Charles Leacock to see if the challenge by the Chief Town Planner Mark Cummins has merit.  Cherry has been accused of creating an illegal dump in an abandoned quarry as part of a business initiative to recycle waste. It is interesting to note that Cherry consulted with former Chief Town Planner Lennie St. Hill – now a town planning consultant – who has given the green light to the project. How a former Town Planner and the incumbent Town Planner are able to disagree on the interpretation of the applicable town planning law must be a worry to those who promote the high literacy of Barbadians.

BU will not become immersed in the legality of  whether Anderson Cherry’s Project Recycle Limited is a legal operation. Whatever the outcome of the legal matter brewing BU offers hearty congratulations to Cherry for attempting to implement an approach to waste management that  involves behavioural change at the ‘retail’ level. Obviously Cherry’s approach threatens Bizzy given his interest in Sustainable Barbados Recycling Centre (SBRC). It appears the government entered a sweetheart arrangement with SBRC to sell waste to them at taxpayers expense. The imposition of the controversial tipping fee was meant to raise revenue to pay down arrears owed to SBRC by government. What is up with successive governments of Barbados entering agreements with private contractors and reluctant to be transparent about it? BU recalls the SSA contracting heavy equipment from Sir Cow, at great expense, to operate at the landfill while unable to repair government vehicles procured to do the job. Another transaction done in the dark.

It is also interesting to note the effort of another Black Barbadian who has been a pioneer in the recycle business in Barbados. Why is it Paul Bynoe and Anderson Cherry are being frustrated in the effort to implement projects that will help Barbados with its waste management problem and in the process generate foreign exchange? Why is it Bizzy Williams appear to be able to win projects from government with signed guarantees from government? The comments by the Auditor General about the Ionics project also comes to mind. Some thing smells rotten about the whole affair.

It is unfathomable Minister Denis Lowe has been allowed to preside over a ministry which has been afflicted with a level of ineptness hitherto unknown to Barbadians. It is unacceptable the issue of B’s Recycling predates this government. It is unbelievable Bizzy is on record admitting to pledging financial support to BOTH political parties – why does anyone think he does it? In our 50th year of Independence a Black government of Barbados cannot continue to give most of the ‘cake’ to a few. The high colour Bizzys, COWs, Maloneys, Bjerkhams always appear to win the deals from government while the darker Cherrys, Bynoes struggle with bank overdrafts. BU understands that Bynoe purchased a piece of equipment to enhance B’s Recycling operation and it has been unused for several years. If Barbados continues down the current path  there will come a time when Mugabe type decisions will be the only course of action i.e. the call for the redistribution of wealth.

A word to the ignorant and the greedy should be sufficient.

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108 Comments on “The Bizzy Cherry Mess – Fight Over Waste”

  1. Retribution-things that make me go hum! February 3, 2016 at 10:35 AM #

    Well well, shouldn’t the Minister be more concern re: the “allegations” on child molestation in the schools by teachers and other children – Especially boys?

    Stupse!

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  2. Willie's February 3, 2016 at 10:38 AM #

    @ Frustrated Businessman aka Republic my ass

    Bizzy Williams tries to come over as this genuinely nice guy who puts country before self. This a façade to cover the fact that Williams Industries does not and cannot survive without the highly beneficial contracts provided by the State. Both SBRC and Ionics are take or pay contracts, so whether SBRC get the garbage from SSA or Ionics delivers water to BWA, both SSA and BWA must pay for the capacity of each plant.

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  3. Willie's February 3, 2016 at 10:42 AM #

    Caution

    Outside the oil and gas context, “take or pay” contract terms are often rejected by courts as unenforceable penalties. Courts look at these as “liquidated damages” clauses that must be based on a reasonable approximation of the actual damage that a party would suffer due to the other party’s breach. “Take or pay” generally does not meet that standard.

    At least within the oil and gas context, however, courts tend to construe “take or pay” contracts as providing a means of alternative performance; a gas purchaser can either buy the gas or pay a deficiency amount. In other words, courts find that so long as the purchaser either buys the gas or makes the deficiency payment no breach has occurred and, therefore, there are no liquidated damages because the payment of the deficiency amount is not a remedy but is instead an alternative means of performance. The Oklahoma Supreme Court explained this rationale in Roye Realty & Developing, Inc. v. Arkla, Inc., 1993 OK 99, 863 P.2d 1150. In that case, Arkla, a gas purchaser, argued that the deficiency payment provision in a “take or pay” contract really was a liquidated damages provision. The Oklahoma Supreme Court rejected Arkla’s contention, stating:
    “Moreover, the deficiency payment is not a liquidated damages provision which sets the amount of damages when Arkla breaches its obligation to take and pay for gas. Because there is a second alternative available for Arkla to perform, failure to take and pay for gas merely constitutes a decision not to perform the first alternative obligation and is not a repudiation of the contract. Repudiation of the contract does not occur until Arkla also refuses to make the required deficiency payments. Hence, the deficiency payment obligation is not a provision designed to provide the measure of damages when Arkla fails to take and pay for gas under the contract.”[

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  4. Frustrated Businessman aka Republic my ass. February 3, 2016 at 10:46 AM #

    Willie’s February 3, 2016 at 10:38 AM #
    @ Frustrated Businessman aka Republic my ass

    Both SBRC and Ionics are take or pay contracts, so whether SBRC get the garbage from SSA or Ionics delivers water to BWA, both SSA and BWA must pay for the capacity of each plant.

    That is obvious but raises, once again, the real issue. If Williams didn’t do it, who would have?

    Read my post carefully.

    If the state can’t afford these projects but the tax livestock (sheeple) want or need them, who is to provide?

    If the services or products are to be provided by private industry, the gov’ts job is to secure the products or services at the best price and regulate the quality. The free market would determine who builds prisons, de-sal plants, garbage processors and the prices they charge.

    Gov’t job is to LEGISLATE, REGULATE AND FACILITATE, NOT OPERATE.

    All your hollering about Bizzy is stupid, he put his money where no-one else would.

    We need to be dealing with the manner in which these contracts are awarded and, if the private sector does not step up to compete for these opportunities or are prevented from competing because of gov’t corruption, then we need to deal with that.

    Point your finger at any state-required project around BDS and ask whether the tender service was followed. New water tankers, garbage trucks, sugar factory, garbage incinerator etc. etc.

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  5. Bush Tea February 3, 2016 at 11:39 AM #

    @ Frustrated B
    All your hollering about Bizzy is stupid, he put his money where no-one else would.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Where exactly was that…?
    Into bribing the politicians with UNDECLARED deposits into their accounts?

    What manner in which contracts were awarded what?!?

    If Bizzy bribed the politicians, then what the hell difference did it make who else tendered for the contract or what other options were available?
    Do you recall that VECO was chosen over a cheaper LOCAL bid – with an experienced contractor too…?

    Are you saying that you see nothing wrong with such an approach…?

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  6. Well Well & Consequences February 3, 2016 at 11:47 AM #

    Retribution….of course the minister is not concerned about babies and small children being raped, he is more concerned about distracting everyone away from the real issues it’s called a “red herring”…..he knows a debate will rage re accepting gays……everyone will forget the molestation and prostitution of children in all the mixup.

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  7. Well Well & Consequences February 3, 2016 at 12:11 PM #

    “The same cannot be said for prisons (which in USA are all private) which I feel should be state owned and state-run. Unless we’re broke and can’t borrow from usual sources; which we are.”.

    The prison system ss far as I know was managed by Wackenhut Corporation….not some flight by night, small island crook from a corrupt banana republic filled with equally corrupt politicians..

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  8. Frustrated Businessman aka Republic my ass. February 3, 2016 at 12:21 PM #

    At least we all agree: our universal enemy is the corrupt political class. The gov’t contract buyers are just the symptoms.

    The first step to solving a problem is identifying it. We have so let’s go from there (again).

    As a person who has reported corrupt politicians to their peers, opposition and superiors and only been victimised because of it, I do not agree that the current crop can be changed.

    Looking forward to Grenville’s dance card.

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  9. Willie's February 3, 2016 at 12:23 PM #

    S the point is Bizzy is a bandit like the rest of bandits operating in and around the political class.

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  10. Well Well & Consequences February 3, 2016 at 12:40 PM #

    I agree, all involved are too corrupt to change, but they can all be exposed morning, noon and night, therefore wearing them down and out.

    Jones provoked someone on social media and within 24 hrs, for some reason he’s all over the place on gay acceptance, maybe it’s time for bajans to apply real pressure to the politician’s pressure points and known weaknesses.

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  11. Frustrated Businessman aka Republic my ass. February 3, 2016 at 1:11 PM #

    Well Well & Consequences February 3, 2016 at 12:40 PM #
    I agree, all involved are too corrupt to change, but they can all be exposed morning, noon and night, therefore wearing them down and out.

    On that basis I’d be expecting Mara Thompson to resign today based on being exposed for teefin’ over $3M from CLICO.

    I’ve posted here before and still maintain, the only way any Bajan politician will ever be held accountable is by foreign powers. Our police and AG dogs know who holds their leads.

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  12. Due Diligence February 3, 2016 at 1:32 PM #

    @ Frustrated Businessman aka Republic my ass. February 3, 2016 at 1:11 PM #

    “On that basis I’d be expecting Mara Thompson to resign today based on being exposed for teefin’ over $3M from CLICO.”

    Come on now Frustrated.

    That was her dearly departed husband. She knew nothing about the $3.3 million.

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  13. Well Well & Consequences February 3, 2016 at 3:41 PM #

    DD…. not so, she knew well enough, she was the office manager for Thompson’s law firm and would have handled the check, that is what office managers do, don’t give her a pass, both Mara and Leroy Parris sould be arrested for theft.

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  14. On the good foot February 3, 2016 at 4:31 PM #

    Frustrated businessman is the mouth piece of Bizzy and he’s talking bare shoite trying to shift blame to politicians.

    Bizzy rakes in millions in government rent for SBRC and Ionics monthly. That’s why he can be all over the place like Pooka jucking his acid mouth into every little squabble.

    With free money rolling by the millions from taxpayer coffers the selfish self centered so and so has much spare time to curse politicians and black people.

    Cherry maybe Mia’s yardfowl but he got it right on Bizzy. When will the political class which is less corrupt than the insider trading white private sector grow the balls to tell the Bizzys of this world to f**k off.

    After fifty years its time to stand up to financial bullies like Bizzy and Cow. Time to look in another direction toward young professional blacks who simply need a chance to prove themselves.

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  15. David February 3, 2016 at 4:38 PM #

    Aka waiting aka DLP troll.

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  16. millertheanunnaki February 3, 2016 at 5:50 PM #

    @ On the good foot February 3, 2016 at 4:31 PM
    “After fifty years its time to stand up to financial bullies like Bizzy and Cow. Time to look in another direction toward young professional blacks who simply need a chance to prove themselves.”

    Are you excluding Mark Maloney from the line up? He is an octoroon who will be classified as coloured in South Africa but according to your proposal he will have to do a reversal of the guy whom the Government owed millions and painted himself white to get notice. Maloney will have to paint himself ‘blue-black’ if he is to get into the deals and feed on the decaying remnants of the once fatted calf.

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  17. LT.HORATIO CAINE. February 3, 2016 at 9:18 PM #

    On the topic of corruption in this country,i have been following certain articles posted on Naked Departure concerning one Peter Harris and i am wondering is any of this information credible? Or is it incredulous?

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  18. Alvin Cummins February 4, 2016 at 8:01 AM #

    @ David, Well Well, Miller, and assorted Yard Ducks,

    I told you so!!!When we were discussing the Cahill matter, I told you all there were other players in this whole situation. Well Well, it all comes out in the wash, and all this talk about bribery etc; to win contracts is a lot of bull turd.
    More later.

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  19. Well Well & Consequences February 4, 2016 at 8:04 AM #

    LT…..here is where you revert to Walter Blackman’s post, as well as mine on the other link above re political ineffectiveness and not wanting to see positive change or embrace Bajans who are not tainted and painted with corruption……if you play their corrupt money game, you are exempt from the island’s laws and can do whatever you like, of course it will not last forever, but what do they care, it’s the moment that counts for them……read Leroy Parris, but not everyone can be corrupt

    Politicians tend to embrace and partner with those who would destroy the transport board, through too much liability that has now rendered it unsaleable, read the culprits aligned with Harris ….Rommell Marshall, Mia, Owen, the former GM at TB and school mate of Harris something Marie, I could never remember dudes name as well as, Jerome Walcott.

    The destruction of the supreme court….read the politicians aligned with Harris, same as above inclusive of the main culprit…David Simmons.

    The destructiveness of the insurance products and wanton disrespect and disregard for injured claimants as well as policyholders, read CGI insurance.

    Do some research into Peter Harris, there are enough taximen and claimants who can confirm and verify, many victims of these crooks across the island…..don’t just take a say so on the blogs as confirmation.

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  20. David February 4, 2016 at 9:15 AM #

    @Alvin

    Do all the damage control you want, the buck stood with a less than transparent government.

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  21. Well Well & Consequences February 4, 2016 at 9:31 AM #

    Alvin….go rest yourself…we knew all along, we know all the corrupt players aligned with the corrupt politicians of DBLP, every last one of them, you keep forgetting the size of the island, anyone living in any part of the world can give you their names….if they cared to, we also know you were upfront trying to sell the Cahill scam to the people, what does that say about you….wash indeed.

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  22. Retribution-things that make me go hum! February 4, 2016 at 9:49 AM #

    Well well, you mean the buddy from the port Marie?

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  23. Well Well & Consequences February 4, 2016 at 10:03 AM #

    Yes…the one and only, records will show that Marie, his Combermere school mate was GM and Rommell Marshall was minister for transport at Trasport Board when the insurance contract was taken from ICBL and given to CGI, read Peter Harris, then the corruption and downward spiral of that taxpayer owned entity really begun until it has reached it’s present state of chaos……birds of a corrupt feather flock together.

    The port is reported in chaos as well, don’t know if Marie is still GM..but it compounds that with his track record of destruction, that DBLP continues to give him GM positions over taxpayer owned and funded entities…to continue the corruption.

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  24. Retribution-things that make me go hum! February 4, 2016 at 10:48 AM #

    “birds of a corrupt feather flock together” – Yup all crooks!

    They were roaming Large back in those times when Mr Marshall had a shoe store on the side.

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  25. Well Well & Consequences February 4, 2016 at 11:14 AM #

    Looks like Marshall’s roaming days has largely curtailed re politics…lol

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  26. Alvin Cummins February 5, 2016 at 8:43 AM #

    Question,
    Who owns ICBL?

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  27. Well Well & Consequences February 5, 2016 at 11:14 AM #

    Why don’t you tell us Alvin……who owns ICBL. What I can tell you is that when claims were put forward to ICBL as insurers for Transport Board, the valid claims were paid and claimants never had cause to complain…it is still talked about today.

    I also had cause to do the research just to verify that CGI was not just carrying on a tradition of avoiding paying all claims regardless…for the last 15 years, is it.

    Now if it’s local whites owning ICBL….that makes you look how.

    I am so glad you asked that question…..thanks Alvin….lol

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  28. flyonthewall February 5, 2016 at 5:04 PM #

    @Alvin
    ICBL is majority owned by an insurance company based in Bermuda.

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  29. Well Well & Consequences February 5, 2016 at 5:59 PM #

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/77490/parris-accounts-remain-frozen

    Ha, ha

    Parris’ accounts remain frozen
    Heather-Lynn Evanson, heatherlynnevanson@nationnews.com
    Added 05 February 2016

    hal-gollop-and-leroy-parris
    Queen’s Counsel Hal Gollop (left) and former CLICO chairman Leroy Parris making their way to court. (Picture by Xtra Vision Photography.)

    THE WAIT CONTINUES and the millions in former CLICO’s chairman Leroy Parris’ account remain frozen.
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    Today, Parris and his legal team of Queen’s Counsel Vernon Smith and Queen’s Counsel Hal Gollop were back in court, this time before Justice Olson Alleyne, in the chambers of the Supreme Court No. 11.
    The matter has been adjourned until February 25.
    Parris and his attorneys are seeking to have $4.5 million belonging to him and his company Branlee Consulting, frozen by High Court judge Justice William Chandler on January 27, 2015, released. CLICO’s judicial manager, Deloitte Consulting is trying to get back $3.3 million.

    Gollop and Smith told NATION ONLINE that a timetable, however, had been set for the matters to be heard and dealt with.
    “We have not been able to agree on anything that would remove the list of things we want addressed,” Gollop said.
    But in the interim, neither side can touch the millions in Parris’ account, including the judicial manager, which was represented yesterday by attorney Ramon Alleyne.
    Attempts to reach Alleyne were unsuccessful.
    Parris and his attorneys are seeking to have $4.5 million belonging to him and his company Branlee Consulting, frozen by High Court judge Justice William Chandler on January 27, 2015 released, CLICO’s judicial manager, Deloitte Consulting, tries to get back $3.3 million.
    Gollop and Smith told NATION ONLINE that a timetable, however, had been set for the matters to be heard and dealt with.
    “We have not been able to agree on anything that would remove the list of things we want addressed,” Gollop said.
    But in the interim, neither side can touch the millions in Parris’ account, including the judicial manager, which was represented yesterday by attorney Ramon Alleyne.

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  30. Reflecting the Pride February 6, 2016 at 8:07 AM #

    I miss Prof Neville Duncan’s analysis of the socio-economic tapestry of Barbados. A Jamaican who you felt had the best interests of Barbados at heart the insights from him were always refreshing. Where has he gone?

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  31. millertheanunnaki February 6, 2016 at 9:52 AM #

    @ Well Well & Consequences February 5, 2016 at 11:14 AM

    The country called Barbados is so pretentiously corrupt it is unbelievable given its former good reputation as a place where law and order prevailed.

    The question to be asked is if the transaction of the $3.3 million to the real beneficiary Leroi via his shell company Branlee Consulting was indeed a legal or illegal payment.

    If it has been deemed “illegal” then one must ask if it should not be considered eligible to fall under the purview of the Money Laundering legislation CAP. 129

    Clearly, the Commissioner of the BRA ought to be interested in the transaction, legal or illegal, to see if it was duly declared as assessable income by the relevant taxpayer since it was styled as gratuity Payment by Thompson Associates, a law firm whose principals were sworn to uphold the law.

    If the BRA authorities have failed to undertake such a simple acid test of tax compliance one is left to wonder what’s the difference between the assumed law breaker and those entrusted to uphold the law.
    If (and a big IF indeed) the taxpayer has failed to meet his legal obligations under the Income Tax Act (the ‘old’ Division C – Income from office or employment) one ought to most surprised over this ‘obvious’ oversight by the authorities; whether caused through professional laxity or for whatever reason.

    And here we want to crucify, in hypocritical Bim, a school child for disobeying a teacher’s instruction to pick up litter.

    “Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?” (Jeff C, the BU classicist, can expatiate on the ultimate need to protect the Treasury at all cost, republic or no republic).

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  32. Well Well & Consequences February 6, 2016 at 12:24 PM #

    Lol…Miller…….we now get to see if the due diligence re 3.3 million unexplained and unaccounted for check, which was overlooked before by the authorities, will now be applied…they cannot hide that one for sure, no matter how hard they try.

    The judiial managers for Clico want that money and will keep any amount of noise to get it back..lol

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  33. David February 9, 2016 at 6:43 AM #

    Who finds this an amazing report?

    http://www.barbadostoday.bb/2016/02/09/minister-heaps-blame-for-garbage-problems/?

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