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Hardseed Mark Maloney Rock Hard

Frustrated Businessman aka Republic my ass responded to the following comment by Enuff:-

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Enuff May 20, 2016 at 10:02 AM

How much forex Rock Hard Cement using up and what’s the cost-benefit scenario? Is RHC wholly or partially manufactured in Barbados, and if not, will it meet the Caricom rules of origin for non-tariffs? If RHC is deemed to be an external good will it be able to compete with Arawak regionally? Will the company earn more Forex than arawak even if the repatriation of arawak earnings is considered? Multiplier effect/defect? #justasking.

That is all irrelevant.

Mark Maloney (MM) managed to get his DLP yard-dogs to remove the Arawak manufacturers’-protection import levies for cement. This was a secret deal between MM and government; no publicity, no consultancy, no association lobbying. One day it was there, the next it was gone. This has never happened in the 30 years I’ve been in business, usually the lobbying by local groups for similar consideration (application or removal of duties) takes years and accomplishes nothing, but not in this case. Very similar to the duty-free deal to operate Bushy Park as a profit-making private company rather than the National Home for Motor Sport as it was intended to be. Seeing a MOF trend yet?

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Cement was imported from Portugal by Hardrock and sold from the flour mill compound (how does any Bajan get to use gov’t property for profit without going through the tender process and years of lobbying?) at a lower price than Arawak, then Arawak lowered their prices in response.

Then Arawak’s mother-company Cemex (Mexican owners who bought Arawak’s Trini parent company after BDS Gov’t sold out our shares) bought the plant in Portugal which was supplying Hardrock.

So now Arawak has a functioning port, mixing plant, bagging plant, established Caribbean sales network, international supply network AND NO IMPORT DUTIES ON FINISHED GOODS THANKS TO MM AND HIS TEEFIN POLITICIAN FRIENDS.

Sounds like a self-solving problem to me.

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250 Comments on “Hardseed Mark Maloney Rock Hard”

  1. Well Well & Consequences May 28, 2016 at 1:25 PM #

    Harris tried….

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  2. de pedantic Dribbler May 28, 2016 at 1:32 PM #

    Ms Well well, this complete infatuation with Barbados and its corrupt processes is clearly causing you some grave mental anguish. You can curse me as much as you want if that will salve something for you.

    I have noted before how absolutely inane many of your remarks are and how you are so easily duped. Your level of awareness or simply lack of ability in reading the often obvious tea-leaves (not Bush Tea) says a lot about your endless rants here.

    So oh person with such great misery about Barbados. Yes I agree we have rampant corruption; and for our small island it is rather insidious and too pervasive.

    Canada or US are not immune however so your continuous put-downs of Bajans (bad or not) gets a bit tiresome after a while.

    Thanks by the way for your French. I stopped doing that back at school so it does gives me an opportunity to see how much I can still comprehend…I really need to finally get it to a better level because as they say continuous learning can stave off things like dementia.

    As I said you display an abject (my favorite word, loll) level of acuity too often here. Continue in your mode it works well for me…and do please continue with the French…I really am taking that dementia thing seriously!!

    So as far as you are concerned I live in Canada and have been there now since nearly 50 years and unfortunately still do not speak French. Clearly one of us is a ‘dumb-ass’ !!!

    Surely we would love to see you ‘get started’…why don’tyou enlighten us how he was going to acquire the land to the detriment of the taxpayers…you often offer these ridiculous teasers. I can’t imagine that you have been stationery all this time…who knew!!!

    You are a joy for a bored blogger.

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  3. millertheanunnaki May 28, 2016 at 1:43 PM #

    @ Vincent Haynes May 28, 2016 at 11:19 AM
    “You have to understand that BT refuses to accept that his fellow pigmented Bimmers have all the power in their hands to do whatever,despite his cussing them for being BBs he still cannot blame them totally as he would be blaming himself as well,so a scapegoat in the lighter pigmented peeps has to be found.
    As you rightly pointed out we control all aspects of governance.”

    Not only Bushie but many blacks including the yardfowls on BU cackling in support of that dangerous lying party (dlp).
    It’s a pity we are not hearing from the Negroman and the acs on this Maloney business.

    When are black Bajans going to take responsibility for their own destiny instead of continuing to be the white man’s burden?

    How easy it is to use as a scapegoat the native (Bajan) white man for the failures of the black leaders. The Bajan whites ‘settled’ in Bim before blacks and have every right to claim their priority as the controlling species. But an endangered species that is losing out in the population numbers games and in about 50 years will be on the brink of extinction both demographically and economic relevance. The Bajan whites had their time in the tropical Sun and are leaving the stage primarily due to population collapse and ‘congenital’ melanoma.

    Instead of blacks using their education and numerical superiority to move into the ascendancy of economic control they continue to blame a ghost of an enemy while the those of East Indian, Middle Eastern and Chinese origins take over the commanding heights of the economy and become the new puppeteer to pull the strings of the black mis-educated corrupt political class.

    Hello you black idiots, the white shadows are fading. Stop seeing through black and white tinted glasses. It’s time to wake up and start seeing the big black forest instead of the few dying white trees.

    Let me end by saying this:
    The current state of the decaying social and economic landscape of Barbadoes is primarily the fault and making of the Bajan white people. They should never have surrendered political power so easily to a bunch corrupt arrogant incompetent misfits as reflected in the current composition of that 376 year old Parliament.

    Bajan blacks see whites as gods and gods they should have remained to be adored, obeyed and aped.

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  4. Well Well & Consequences May 28, 2016 at 1:44 PM #

    You know nothing about my mental state, you do not know me, you need to check your mental state.

    I know you dont speak french, since you never answered me in french, that is why I speak french to you and always will., same way I know Alvin’s french is for shit.

    You should learn french, with all the free time you have on your hands to blog shit…it might change your dimwitted perspective…lol

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  5. Vincent Haynes May 28, 2016 at 2:11 PM #

    millertheanunnaki May 28, 2016 at 1:43 PM #

    Well put,you have expanded on the point with pellucid clarity.

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  6. Colonel Buggy May 28, 2016 at 3:54 PM #

    millertheanunnaki May 28, 2016 at 1:43 PM #
    Yes Sir, you can move us into the Heights and Terraces,or a rare dwelling in one of the upscale gated communities, but like Tony Bennett, who had left his heart in San Francisco,our hearts and souls,minds, and arses will forever remain under the Evergreen tree in the plantation bottom yard gap

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  7. Colonel Buggy May 28, 2016 at 4:52 PM #

    Vincent Haynes May 27, 2016 at 9:24 AM #
    David May 27, 2016 at 9:14 AM #

    Someone should do a bit of research as to the cause of the present malaise,state of inertia,lack of leadership that has infected our country and when did it start……was it 1961?.
    …………………………………………………………..
    This was always part of our culture,and a time bomb with a long fuse. Everything King Midas touched turned to gold,but in our case the gold which we were gifted with, we have quickly reverted into trash and rot.
    Lets look at the plantation big black sedan, which was used to drive about the mistress and the master. The uniformed chauffeur,spent most of the day shining that car like the proverbial Bucky Dog Stones . I do not believe that today’s car valets with their wide selection of cleaning and polishing solutions could have done a better job. Later,as this car was replaced, the Chauffeur became the new owner.A year or so later that car has become as dilapidated as the relatively new National Insurance Building.
    The plantation gardener, with just a cutlass and a piece of board, kept the long and flourishing fences around the plantation house in immaculate condition. No weed whackers, no trimmers. Pass by the same gardener’s home and you may likely not see it for the tall grass and bush enveloping his home,just like some buildings in the Garrison World Heritage Site.
    Perhaps some of the finest cooks we ever had in Barbados,were those who worked in the plantation great houses, serving the master and his family, including the big bred dogs, some of the finest meals. But when she gets home to her own family, it is a quick rustled up meal,accompanied with a “ya food hay!”
    So it should not come as a surprise that we were bequeathed the Gem of the Caribbean’, and by our doings, it has now become the festering sore of the Caribbean.
    We like it so,dah is we culture.,

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  8. Hants May 28, 2016 at 5:46 PM #

    LEST WE FORGET!

    “Opposition Leader Mia Mottley speaking at a political meeting on Sunday night at Codrington Hill, St Michael charged that the projection from Coverley’s entrance and exit on the ABC highway was ordered to be removed by the chief town planner more than two years ago but it still remains in place.”

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/69318/mottley-raises-issues-about-coverley#sthash.vouLXQCI.dpuf

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  9. Well Well & Consequences May 28, 2016 at 7:17 PM #

    Not only something happened, a child died and Maloney not only came out and said publicly that he was not responsible, but also believes himself too big to take responsibility, and refuses to remove the obstruction despite it being illegal and despite being reportedly told to do so.for 2 years, it’s time this dude who like all the other crooks on the island who believe themselves untouchable becsuse of thrir politician friends and yardbiys, be brought to book….that is the problem..

    After that child died, .that is when an investigation should have been made and criminal charges filed, but like Pedant, the authorities believe these criminal practices and all the corruption on the island is for their personal titillation and entertainment….and it’s nothing serious and should be tolerated by the public…those are warped mentalities at play, destructive in their entirety.

    This nastiness needs to be wiped out completely…it’s the authorities responsible for eradicating this rot from the island.

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  10. Colonel Buggy May 28, 2016 at 8:10 PM #

    Maloney is like one of those race horses walking along the Bush Hill road ,early morning , returning from the sea. He senses that people walking along that road are ,deathly scared of him,so he prances up, kicks wildly, snorts and farts,and those,around beats a hasty retreat.Then he settles down and its business as usual. Give Barbados its 9-day quota,and then we will move on to another manufactured crisis, and Maloney and his cement shed will be home and dry,like the dead and forgotten case of the container of drugs imported by a Bridgetown merchant’s son.

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  11. Well Well & Consequences May 28, 2016 at 8:34 PM #

    Colonel…unless the DPP is not corrupt, …unless Town Planning is not corrupt and they all grow a pair stop Maloney in his tracks, unless they have forgotten that the laws are for everyone and not only the poor while exempting rich thieves….or the bloggers, who are cognizant ,will just have to continue reminding them andvthe politicians about the corruption and that they are all being bribed with taxpayer’s money which the ministers help the crooks steal through taxpayer funded contracts…keep reminding them that they are being bribed with their own money.

    As long as ya ease up…like Pedant the Bajan Canadian wants, they will forget, they have short attention spans for things of importance that negatively impacts the people, particularly when it’s their own actions causing the negativity.

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  12. Hants May 28, 2016 at 8:35 PM #

    Colonel Buggy wrote ” Give Barbados its 9-day quota,”

    Exactly. A lotta long talk and nothing happens.

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  13. Well Well & Consequences May 28, 2016 at 8:44 PM #

    So Miller…you are telling me that the black politicians in that nest for a parliament dont know that because of genetic changes in the “melanin poor” over the centuries, the group does not have a good survival rate for the next 500 years, unless, they breed into the only group of people who could ensure their survival into the next few millineums, in other words, they will have to go back where they came from to survive..lol

    What are the politicians doing, too busy taking bribes from the minorities to have come across that piece of info..lol

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  14. Past Zone June 6, 2016 at 1:14 PM #

    @ David

    Can you imagine (with the building for Rock Hard Cement at Spring Garden, Barbados Port not completed in time for the Hard Rock Cement shipment which arrived from TURKEY this weekend), the Maloney brothers were touring the BAMC SUGAR BOND in the Bridgetown Port last Friday with a view to storing the cement in there?
    The Maloney brothers have set about convincing the Barbados Port Inc and management of BAMC that there is not problem with storing raw sugar at one end of the bond and grey cement at the other end?

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  15. Past Zone June 6, 2016 at 1:18 PM #

    I suggest that ADM, operators of the flour mill on Spring Garden send over some flour to the sugar bond so the flour could be added to and mixed with the Bajan raw sugar and the Turkish cement for some good ole fashion bajan LEAD PIPES and some nice golden grey bajan ROCK CAKES.

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  16. Hants June 6, 2016 at 1:24 PM #

    @ Past Zone,

    good one! yuh got me crackin up.

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  17. Due Diligence June 6, 2016 at 1:45 PM #

    Hants

    You crackin up; but those ROCK CAKES won’t be crackin with that Better, Purer, Hsrd Rock Cement.

    BTW, did you manage to get out to enjoy Barbados on the Water in Toronto?

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  18. David June 6, 2016 at 2:24 PM #

    @Past Zone

    There is a huge stack of what one has to assume is a rock hard cement shipment in the area the TP has issued the contentious enforcement order.

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  19. Past Zone June 6, 2016 at 3:36 PM #

    @David

    Mark Maloney needs to get that cement out of the elements as the last set of cement imported had quality issues resulting from its prolonged exposure to the elements.

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  20. Past Zone June 10, 2016 at 1:08 PM #

    NEWSFLASH NEWSFLASH NEWSFLASH NEWSFLASH NEWSFLASH NEWSFLASH

    Bridgetown, Barbados : Representatives of the Office of the Chief Town Planner accompanied by the members of the constabulary of the Royal Barbados Police Force appeared at the Lear’s round-about today and thereafter demolished a offending illegally constructed built thereon.

    The round-abound is maintained by and features signage of Hard Rock Cement, Preconco, Cemtile and Meridian Windows, companies managed by Mark Maloney.

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  21. David June 10, 2016 at 3:18 PM #

    Looks like pressure is being brought to bear then?

    We will have to wait It out.

    >

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  22. Pieceuhderockyeahright June 10, 2016 at 7:16 PM #

    @ Past Zone and other BU-ians

    This demolition (for which it would be good to have a picture for one of my Book covers) only goes to show that there are still some men and women in Barbados who, because they are servants of the institutions of law, (and not like MIA MOTTLEY believes, SERVED BY the institutions of Law) have shown that they are tired of the shyte of people getting kill at 11 p.m. and having an ingrunt prime minister dat doan know shyt.

    What they need to do next is dig up the Coverley Island/projection in the middle of the ABC highway next.

    And make sure to put a structure or lights there to warn drivers that the sh&t is out of the road.

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  23. Pieceuhderockyeahright June 10, 2016 at 7:20 PM #

    “…..the death of a child that was a passenger in a car that collided with the projection”

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  24. pieceuhderockyeahright June 28, 2016 at 9:06 PM #

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  25. Anonymouse - The Gazer September 4, 2016 at 2:32 PM #

    “Then Arawak’s mother-company Cemex (Mexican owners who bought Arawak’s Trini parent company after BDS Gov’t sold out our shares) bought the plant in Portugal which was supplying Hardrock”

    Consequently, the following questions needs to be asked:
    1) Is Rock Hard Cement still in business?
    2) Have they found a new supplier?
    3) Will the Cemex St. Lucy plant be closed and cement imported from a cheaper source?
    4) Is the cement plant/terminal of Mark Maloney still under construction?
    5) What is the outlook for cement prices/supplies for the average Barbadian?

    These issues burn hot for a time and then we are off to the next topic.

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