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Deltro Barbados = Suntech Arizona

Compiled by Due Diligence

The Deltro name first surfaced in an October 25, 2015 story in Barbados Today which quoted Mia Motley saying “Any day now this Government will have another government entity sign yet another power purchase agreement with yet another Canadian outfit, called Deltro Electronic Inc, to provide power to a new utility company for 20 years in the first instance, and 80 years after that, a maximum of 20mw by way of photovoltaic energy,”

Subsequent background checking by BU contributors have disclosed that the Deltro Group is a small to mid-sized electrical contractor based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. The character of the principals of Deltro Group, David Del Mastro and Dean Del Mastro is questionable. Apart from the court documents concerning David Del Mastro’s divorce, background checking of Deltro and David and Dean Del Mastro disclosed no  financial information.

On November 11, 2015 Deltro Group issued the following Press Release at DELTRO GROUP TO CREATE OVER 500 JOBS IN BARBADOS.

November 11, 2015 – The Deltro Group is pleased to announce the creation of a new Solar Manufacturing Facility in St. Michael. Featuring a state-of-the-art Meyer Burger manufacturing line, which has already arrived at the Bridgetown Port, this new manufacturing plant will support residential and industrial solar development in Barbados and beyond.

While admitting that other locations were studied and closely considered, David Del Mastro, President of the Deltro Group of Companies stated, “Ultimately, we determined that locating in Barbados was the right choice. This new facility has the potential to dramatically grow the green energy footprint throughout the Caribbean and the Americas, while creating good jobs and new opportunities; I am really excited about it.”

In welcoming the Deltro Group on behalf of the Barbadian Government, Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss has lauded the decision to make Barbados its base, stating, “This level of investment shows the faith of Deltro in our economy and is in sync with Government’s vision to develop a renewable energy sector, of which manufacturing is a viable part.”

A retrofit and upgrade of the manufacturing facility is presently being designed with the architectural work being completed by P.B. Simpsons Architects Ltd., while M.A.G. Construction Inc. has been awarded the renovation contract. Both local companies are based in St. Michael.

“M.A.G. will be hiring a minimum of 80 workers to complete the renovations.  It is obvious that this significant investment in Barbados by the Deltro Group will have an immediate positive impact on our country; the timing could not be better,” stated President, Mark Griffith. “The fact that a new green energy manufacturer is investing and creating hundreds of highly sought-after positions will be welcomed by us all.”

Over the next decade, renewable energy is expected to be one of the fastest-growing global industries. Deltro is an experienced and recognized leader in solar energy engineering, procurement, design and construction. As part of this investment, Deltro Group will headquarter Deltro Solar, Deltro H2O, Deltro Energy, Deltro Generasol and Deltro Caribbean in Barbados. The Deltro Group expects to significantly increase value-added exports from Barbados by combining industry-leading technology and competitive pricing with a proven track record as a distinguished industry leader.

A December 17, 2015, report titled The heat is on stated:

By early next year DELTRO Group is expected to set up a $26 million solar manufacturing plant on the island,

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.”

An August 5, 2016 another story titled Deltro Executive fires back in Barbados Today stated the following:

Deltro Group Ltd is a Barbados-based company as are its affiliates Deltro Solar and Deltro Caribbean Corporation, complete with Barbados-based bank accounts. Deltro will employ Barbadians, hundreds of them in fact, and will be investing hundreds of millions of dollars into the Barbados economy.

Deltro is not seeking to take anything away from Barbados; in fact quite the opposite is true. Deltro is building an export focused business that will sells its goods internationally for US dollars and pay all of its workers and expenses in Barbados dollars. All of which is expansionary for the Barbados economy, benefits Barbadians and supports the foreign exchange system employed by the Central Bank in Barbados,”he added.

DD wonders – How did a $26 million solar manufacturing plant become investing hundreds of millions of dollars into the Barbados economy.

On  August 12, It’s Time posted the following at DELTRO GROUP: BARBADIANS HAVE A RIGHT TO QUESTION THE CHARACTER OF THE DEL MASTROS

It’s Time August 12, 2016 at 10:58 AM #
/.comment-head 40 Million dollars in which currency?
Motion for Asset Sale Approved for Suntech America, Inc.

May 11 15
The US Bankruptcy Court gave an order approving the sale of certain assets of Suntech America, Inc. on May 11, 2015. The debtor has been authorized to sell certain assets to Deltro Electric Ltd. pursuant to the asset purchase agreement dated April 24, 2015, for a purchase price of $0.55 million in cash. The debtor’s assets include those assets located at Suite F of Goodyear One building and used in, or relating to the business of production of solar panels. The offer of Deltro Electric is the highest and best offer received for the assets. On April 8, 2015, Deltro Electric wired $0.06 million to the debtor as a good faith deposit. Closing will occur no later than the later of May 15, 2015 or the date which is the first business day after the sale hearing. Michael Mazzuca of Gibson & Barnes LLP acted as legal advisor for Deltro Electric.
http://www.bloomberg.com/Research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=281807507

It’s Time August 12, 2016 at 11:02 AM #
/.comment-head October 15, 2015, Phoenix, AZ –
MEI Rigging & Crating performed a turnkey factory relocation for a solar panel manufacturing equipment company, destined for Barbados. Deltro Electric LTE, a solar contractor, needed help with a huge project to move their entire solar panel production factory from their Arizona location to Barbados to create solar panels for a solar energy farm. All this needed to be accomplished in 6 weeks – a project that would normally take 6 months to complete.
The solar panel factory relocation is part of an objective is to create solar energy farm as part of a national energy policy for Barbados, helping create national energy security for this sovereign island country in the East Caribbean.
MEI Rigging and Crating’s Arizona team executed the rigging teardown and disassembly of the solar line and other equipment, crated the production line and blocked and and braced it on an ocean container headed for Barbados. The Deltro Electric job used a total of 30 high cube containers (tall shipping containers) and 4 flatbed trucks to transport the disassembled solar module manufacturing line, along with everything else in the building. There were a total 55 skids and 15 crates used to package up all the equipment from the line. The largest size crate was for the Framing Station with dimensions of 268 x 147 x 79. The heaviest crate was the Laminator which weighed in at 32,000lbs (crate & tool) and measured 221 x 137 x 118.
“I feel a lot of pride in my work, especially with this project”, says Jake Louk, Project Manager for the Phoenix division of MEI Rigging & Crating, “tackling such a large move is a challenge, and being able deliver this job on such short schedule, reducing time to shipment by 80% really shows the best of the project management and execution abilities of our team”
http://meiriggingcrating.com/solar-energy-factory-relocation/

Very interesting.

I was curious about circumstances under which Deltro Electric Ltd bought certain assets from Suntech America Inc, in The US Bankruptcy Court in May 2015, and having those assets, comprising the manufacturing equipment relating to production of a solar panels, shipped to Barbados.

In a nutshell, Suntech America and Suntech Arizona were subsidiaries (via a BVI holdco) of Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (Chinese: 尚德; pinyin: Shàngdé) once the largest Chinese producer of solar panels, which went bankrupt in 2013.

Deltro bought the assets of a defunct manufacturing/assembly plant which Suntech could not operate profitably in America, had them shipped to Barbados where they say they will be investing hundreds of millions of dollars into the Barbados economy.

In October 2010, Suntech America opened plant in Goodyear, Arizona with 25 MW of annual production capacity and 75 new American employees. In March 2013 Suntech closed the plant in Goodyear, Arizona.

In May 2015 Deltro purchased the assets of the the Suntech, Arizona plant for US$550,000.00 and had them shipped to Barbados to set up a plant in Barbados.

So how did Deltro, a mid sized Canadian electrical contractor, finance the US$550,000.00 purchase?

There can be no doubt that Deltro had an agreement with the Government of Barbados to establish a solar panel manufacturing plant, complete with incentives/concessions, property/building for the manufacturing plant prior to purchasing the Suntech Arizona plant equipment, or it could not have arranged the financing.

When did the Deltro/GOB discussion/negotiations begin?

When did GOB sign agreement with Deltro?

Why have the details of the Deltro/GOB agreement not be made public?

What incentives did GOB extend to Deltro/Del Mastros.

What incentives did Deltro/Del Mastros extend to GOB Ministers

How could GOB enter into the agreement without T&CP approval and EIA?

How can Deltro expect to be able to manufacture solar panels in Barbados to compete with the giant solar panel manufacturers in China and elsewhere in the world.

This has all the appearances of making Cahill look like nickel and dime stuff.

To paraphrase the title of the Paulson Institute’s case study (see below) on the rise and fall of Suntech, the title of the story about Deltro/Barbados will be titled “A Canadian Solar Company’s Fleeting Run in the Barbados Sun”

The following is a brief chronology from a case study on the rise and fall of Suntech at: http://www.paulsoninstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/PPI_Case-Study-Series_Suntech_English.pdf

A Chinese Solar Company’s Fleeting Run in the Arizona Sun

2000  Germany passes generous solar incentives to encourage utilities to buy electricity generated from private green power generators.

2001  Dr. Shi Zhengrong returns to China from Australia to found Suntech Power Holdings, with a $6 million initial investment from the Wuxi City government.

2002  Suntech’s first 10 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic cell production line begins operation in Wuxi.

2004  Shi ousts a Wuxi government appointed chairman and assumes dual position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chairman of the Board.

2005  April: At Shi’s urging, local government funds and state enterprises sell their stakes in Suntech to private investors.
December: Suntech succeeds in its initial public offering and raises $400 million, as its shares close at $20.35 on the first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

2006  January: The US federal Energy Policy Act of 2005, signed into law by President George W. Bush, takes effect. Among its provisions is a 30 percent investment tax credit for commercial and residential solar energy systems.

July: Suntech America is incorporated in San Francisco, California.
November: Arizona adopts a Renewable Energy Standard and Tariff, mandating that regulated utilities in Arizona generate 15 percent of all electricity from renewable sources by 2025.

December: Representatives from Arizona State University meet with Suntech’s CEO and Chief Operating Officer at its headquarters in Wuxi.

2007  Shi travels to Arizona and meets with then-Governor Janet Napolitano and Bill Harris, CEO of the Arizona Science Foundation. Shi is the guest of honor at a dinner attended by a number of industry leaders.

2008  Lehman Brothers collapses, triggering a series of events that leads to the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Weak consumer confidence, diminished consumer and business spending, and tight credit contribute to a marked slowdown in demand for products that require large initial capital expenditures, including solar. Government incentive cuts in Europe also contribute to weakening solar demand.

2009  February: US Congress passes the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, setting aside $6 billion for Department of Energy loan guarantees for solar companies and projects. A “Buy American” mandate is included in the bill.

May: Suntech announces its intention to open a manufacturing facility in the United States and begins a site selection process.
September: Suntech announces that it has selected Arizona as the site of its North American manufacturing facility.

2010  April: Department of Commerce (DOC) opens an investigation into a complaint brought by the United Steelworkers union against Chinese aluminum extrusion exporters.

September: US government announces its preliminary decision that China unfairly subsidizes factories that produce aluminum extrusion products, also used in solar panels, and proposes countervailing (CVD) and antidumping (AD) duties.

October: Suntech America opens plant in Goodyear, Arizona with 25 MW of annual production capacity and 75 new American employees.

2011  A coalition of US solar manufacturers brings trade case against China, alleging that the Chinese government is unfairly subsidizing Chinese solar manufacturers, thus inflicting material harm on US industry.

2012  May: DOC finds that the Chinese government is unfairly subsidizing solar manufacturers to support exports and imposes AD and CVD duties on Chinese solar exports.

July: Suntech announces that it is the victim of a $690 million fraud related to a joint venture agreement in Europe.

2013  Suntech closes its Arizona factory at the beginning of March. By the end of the month, the company defaults on a bond payment and is declared bankrupt.

Below are other links re Suntech.

Why a Chinese Firm’s Solar-Panel Factory in Arizona Failed

http://www.law360.com/articles/610553/suntech-s-us-units-hit-ch-11-as-part-of-global-reorganization

In petitions before the Delaware bankruptcy court, both Suntech America Inc. and Suntech Arizona Inc. sought Chapter 11 protection listing more than $200 million in debt between the two of them, all of it unsecured and much of it from intercompany claims from firms within the Suntech family of companies.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/21/business/energy-environment/suntech-declares-bankruptcy-china-says.html?_r=0

Suntech was the Icarus of the solar panel industry, with production that soared year after year on heavy investment, as Western investors bought up its New York-traded shares and its international debt issues. Part of a massive Chinese government effort to dominate renewable energy industries, Suntech grew to 10,000 employees in its hometown of Wuxi and even set up a small factory in Arizona to do further assembly of panels there.

http://bankrupt.com/misc/Suntech_A_1st_Day_Affidavit.pdf

Suntech Arizona is also directly owned by Suntech ES and is based in Goodyear, Arizona. Suntech Arizona owns no real property and leases a manufacturing facility in Goodyear (the “Goodyear Facility”). Prior to ceasing production in April 2013, the Goodyear Facility manufactured PV modules that it sold to Suntech America. While Suntech Arizona does not own the Goodyear Facility, it does own the manufacturing equipment housed at such facility. Other than such manufacturing equipment, Suntech Arizona owns no other significant tangible assets.

Suntech Power – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (Chinese: 尚德; pinyin: Shàngdé) is a Chinese producer of solar panels, with 2,000MW of annual production capacity by the end of…

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51 Comments on “Deltro Barbados = Suntech Arizona”

  1. Tell me Why August 16, 2016 at 12:01 AM #

    This financial talk of Deltro pumping 26 million (ain’t know if it is Guyana, Jamaica, US or Barbadian dollars) into our economy seems to be all talk without substance. First the The US Bankruptcy Court gave an order approving the sale of certain assets of Suntech America, Inc. on May 11, 2015. The debtor has been authorised to sell certain assets amounting to $0.55 million which is equivalent to US$549,533.00 to Deltro Electric. However, only US$0.6 million was paid. Simply, US$59.949.06 was paid instead of us$549,533.00. These figures surely ain’t adding up. Deltro’s representative said on Brass Tact that over US$20 million of equipment is sitting in the Bridgetown Port. Reading beween the lines, you will see that Deltro is simply relocating equipment from one country and dumping it in Barbados and talking about millions of dollars in equipment is waiting to be cleared not knowing if the TCP will approve the application. Not knowing if it will receive permission from the GOB. Maybe, and I stress maybe, a birdie drop off the permission and the recent rains wash down Grantleys and Barrows of Barbados fame and Abrahams etc from the land of Trump and someone bent down and pick them up. How can Deltro pelt a 600 employment figure into the air just to impress our gullible political executives who are jumping at any figure to reduce the unemployment rate….but those figures do not bear any scientific fact. How will Deltro able to fight off the Chinese who are far in front in the solar industry. We need to demand answers before our country Barbados become a laughing stock went it comes to International Business.

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  2. recoanthony August 16, 2016 at 1:05 AM #

    I SAY AN I’LL SAY IT AGAIN, THIS IS AH SIGN AN SEAL DEAL EVERY SINCE, WHO WOULD RISK BRINGING 30 + CONTAINERS IN HERE AN NOT KNOWING IF THEY WILL GET OR NOT GET APPROVAL TO CARRY OUT THIS UNDERTAKING?….EVEN LISTENING TO DELMASTRO ON B/TAX IT SEEMS THESE CONTAINERS WAS HERE LONG TIME…READING FROM HERE, EVERY MAJOR PLAYER GET AH SWEET HEAR DEAL

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  3. recoanthony August 16, 2016 at 1:05 AM #

    HEART DEAL

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  4. David August 16, 2016 at 5:00 AM #

    What about the garbage trucks in the Port on a related matter?

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  5. Tell me Why August 16, 2016 at 6:08 AM #

    David…….and who’s ministry involved. Should we say more.

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  6. FesrPlay August 16, 2016 at 6:10 AM #

    Don’t worry David, our good old reliable Traditional Press is working diligently on uncovering that information (after you publish it on BU). We can trust them to keep us informed on which minister plans on doing something or the other, when the next feté will be held or which road will be closed for a day.

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  7. Well Well & Consequences August 16, 2016 at 6:29 AM #

    The shithound Alvin might have all the answers, he has a track record for pimping around and defending these Canadian scams.

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  8. Bush Tea August 16, 2016 at 7:38 AM #

    Perhaps this answers the question ..
    “how lowe can we go…?”

    ..the answer ….
    There is no limit.
    It seems as boundless as AC’s ignorance…

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  9. Old Baje August 16, 2016 at 7:39 AM #

    And the clown show continues ……

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  10. Frothy Mouth August 16, 2016 at 8:27 AM #

    This smell like another stink. Corruption and bribery is now resident in Barbados.

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  11. abajanhowe August 16, 2016 at 8:33 AM #

    It is noteworthy that quite recently we have not been hearing much during the assumed signing of certain documents from lowe down lowe, stinkler the ignorer, mikey from sin filup and the other signatories in the sun thing. Is Froon in the know or are they leaving him in the dark as usual?

    Cahill is being made to look like a second rated project in relation to the perceived lying Del Mastro brothers that has fooled the important Barbadian players again.

    Is the Port making any money for the storage of the equipment stored at the Bridgetown port like they charge other businesses for storage for extended periods? I’d bet not.

    It is still not too late to return the equipment (bought from a bankrupt entity and shipped to Barbados [has the remaining monies been paid to date?] with some looney stories) to where it was originally assembled for shipment to Bim that the Chinese who it is believed are proficient with Solar Panels took off and left.

    BU has an uphill battle to stop this dirty explosion being unleashed on us by some unscrupulous deep pocketed Politicians and fraudster Canadians that the Canadian Government will not intervene in this “must fail scheme”.

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  12. ac August 16, 2016 at 8:37 AM #

    Will be following this discussion with an eagle eye not so much of what is being said but how govt responds.
    One can clearly see that the propensity of engagement has nothing whatsoever to do with sinister plots going by the above information The deltro group has set its eyes on the Carribbean market making Barbados its home base.Btw in a free market mergers or accquisations are legitimate as long as companies have the financial equity to do so directed by court approval
    Deltro buying of another company stock is nothing new also Deltro does not have to open its books to publuc unless by court order

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  13. David August 16, 2016 at 8:41 AM #

    To any Canadian in the know reading this blog BU is interested in being pointed to any financials of the Del Mastros personal and companies they have a beneficial interest.

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  14. abajanhowe August 16, 2016 at 8:46 AM #

    Has the Barbados Government paid The Deltro Group’s portion of all the purchases and for the KD and shipping to Barbados? Just a valid question.
    We will hear it in the budgetary proposals when the Finance Minister does his thing.

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  15. David August 16, 2016 at 8:51 AM #

    To repeat, the project has not been approved by the TPD, how then can we suggest the government has to pay or has paid any money?

    According to Dean Del Mastro the Solar Farm will benefit from concessions as stated in the legislation.

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  16. ac August 16, 2016 at 8:57 AM #

    As for you Professor Brass bowl still waiting to hear about the many business ventures you have in barbados.even mr anti america has put his money where his mouth is.maybe u can follow his path instead of being a public nuisance and a liability

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  17. Well Well & Consequences August 16, 2016 at 8:59 AM #

    As intelligent people know….that does not include the idiotic AC pimps of course….. if ANYONE ships ANYTHING into Canada and it is not cleared immediately, you pay customs $100 a day for storage.

    The pimps ACs are ready to allow Del Mastros to rob bajans….despite Canadians not wanting anything to do with Del Mastros, what some stupid black people the ACs are, consumed with ignorance.

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  18. Old Baje August 16, 2016 at 9:00 AM #

    Everybody seems to be focusing on the solar farm. But that is a long way off. Anybody have any details on the factory? Location?

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  19. abajanhowe August 16, 2016 at 9:09 AM #

    A question for the researchers. Was the lands in Waterford acquired (that has not been paid for as yet) done during the initial consultation/signing of the agreement for the Solar Panel Farm?

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  20. Gabriel August 16, 2016 at 11:22 AM #

    Maybe the DLP point man at the Port,David Jean-Marie,former GM of the Transport Board,now Port Manager,maybe he can state whether Storage fees at the Port have been waived pending approvals from Quisling Darcy,Lowedown,Stinkler,Pornville and Crime Minister Froon.When the dust settles on the exit of the administration,I am demanding Sir David Simmonds be appointed sole commissioner to look into and expose all the dirty,rotten infelicities of the Froon cabinet and let the judges pronounce finality on all ‘o dem.

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  21. Old Baje August 16, 2016 at 11:53 AM #

    David Simmons does not have clean hands. But the favours he granted are nothing compared with what is going on now. This crop is tring to outdo the Trini politicians.

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  22. David August 16, 2016 at 11:57 AM #

    If Simmons wants to use his knowledge to PURGE let him. Who has clean hands?

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  23. Old Baje August 16, 2016 at 11:59 AM #

    @ David

    Point taken

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  24. Well Well & Consequences August 16, 2016 at 12:07 PM #

    Who says Simmons plans to purge anything, maybe he is trying to purge the competition and make himself look good doing so.

    When he calls for the resignation of the DPP, calls for Peter Harris’ arrest., name all the politicians in DBLP who he has knowledge of being corrupt, gives them names of the money launderers, drug dealers and gun runners of the minority business population and the politicians involved to international agencies so they can start issuing arrest warrants. ..

    ….then I will belive Simmons is not just trying to bullshit the electorate pre-elections, until then he only has credibility for idiots, pimps and yardfowls.

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  25. Amused August 16, 2016 at 1:37 PM #

    @Gabriel. “I am demanding Sir David Simmonds be appointed sole commissioner to look into and expose all the dirty,rotten infelicities of the Froon cabinet and let the judges pronounce finality on all ‘o dem.”

    Are you serious? Man you need some serious meds bad. Simmons – the same who saw nothing wrong in going from AG to CJ without any break; the same who stacked the Bench with incompetent friends that have built of backlog of over 4,000 cases; the same man who landed us with an incompetent CCJ just so he could cap his career (and various pensions) by becoming a judge of it; the same man was was constructively dismissed. Etc., etc. And you expect Simmons (BLP politician) to be the sole commissioner to investigate solely one political party and not the other bunch of jokers as well?

    I fully endorse @David and @Old Baje, but @Well Well says it best. “….then I will belive Simmons is not just trying to bullshit the electorate pre-elections, until then he only has credibility for idiots, pimps and yardfowls.”

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  26. Gabriel August 16, 2016 at 4:35 PM #

    Amused
    Many of your buddies shall have sleepless nights whenever the time comes for Simmons to ascend the dais and listen to all the sordid tales that is the currency of Justice in Barbados.It will be a double edged sword and there will be no adjournment ad infinitum a la Vernon.

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  27. Well Well & Consequences August 16, 2016 at 4:50 PM #

    Amused…I swear that something is fundamentally wrong psychologically with commenters who complain incessantly about government corruption on the island but remain in denial that the corruption involves government ministers and politicians from both political parties.

    How will the corruption ever end, how will the judicary ever get fixed when none of them from either party wants it to end…..as long as it’s their political party being corrupt…they see nothing wrong with the practice of corruption. …it’s beyond disturbing.

    How can anyone in their right mind want David Simmons to head anything that requires strong ethics, morals and integrity….attributes Simmons does not possess and can never acquire even if he lives another 200 years, is beyond me.

    Ask all the people who had land stolen in the land fraud, many are dead, so ask their relatives, ask all the injured people who never get compensated for their injuries by CGI Insurance….because of David Simmons.

    He knows too many bajans are in awe of useless shit titles, so he is free to continue his mockery of the justice system, the mockery of the fools who believe in him and his criminal actions against bajans, whom he knows are not intellectually capable of fighting against him and his ilk of scum…he knows they believe any lies he tells them.

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  28. David August 16, 2016 at 5:43 PM #

    Politics will be the death of us!

     
    Tara Inniss-Gibbsto Bajans Against $700M Waste To Energy Plant

    9 hrs ·

    Is all of this necessary? Why is it when citizens come with questions and maybe even solutions about waste management in this country that we are insulted so viciously and publicly by our elected officials? It was the same with Cahill and the imposition of the tipping fee. I’m not saying that our Ministries have to accept what is being said or the offers being made, but surely it should indicate a need for dialogue with communities — residents and businesspeople.

    Lowe blow

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  29. NorthernObserver August 16, 2016 at 7:05 PM #

    The sum of money 550K is chicken feed, unsure why such an amount is relevant. The cost of shipping and establishing a facility in Barbados is much more.
    They likley paid only cents on the dollar value anyways. It was bankruptcy sale.
    David was acquitted of his charges. News reports are that his financial employee pleaded guilty to a single charge for which they were no consequences, and subsequently, it was found David had no knowledge of the twenty something other donations from Deltro employees??? A legal schmozzle by any stretch.
    Dean was a mouthpiece, as he still is, and one of several awful choices by former CDN PM Harper for senior roles in his several governments. When you are a mini dictator/control freek you need “yes” people, and Dean filled that role well. Dean for the record has appealed his conviction.
    Dean’s family owns a RV/Auto dealership in Peterborough, which is run by Dean’s brother.
    Mention was made of David’s divorce case. It is clear he is a bully, and displayed his wanton disregard for several court orders. This is standard behaviour amongst his “ilk”.
    These guys are “deal makers”, with little respect for anything other than their pockets.
    Buyer beware.

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  30. Well Well & Consequences August 16, 2016 at 7:32 PM #

    DBLP governments like subjecting and exposing the island and people to foreign and local crooks for the purpose of raping the treasury and keeping the people and economy stagnated.

    Canadians do not trust the Del Mastros….why is Barbados’ government allowing them into the island to do business.

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  31. Amused August 17, 2016 at 12:54 AM #

    @Well well. “Canadians do not trust the Del Mastros….why is Barbados’ government allowing them into the island to do business.”

    Birds of a feather? But they better remember, “When thieves fall out….”

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  32. Well Well & Consequences August 17, 2016 at 7:05 AM #

    Lol….Amused those idiots in parliament are no match for Del Mastros, they will find out the true meaning of swimming with sharks.

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  33. Due Diligence August 17, 2016 at 8:58 AM #

    WW&C

    Correct.

    The Del Mastro sharks will make Clare Cowan look like a dolphin.

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  34. Well Well & Consequences August 17, 2016 at 9:45 AM #

    Lol…DD, they do not know what they are up against, it will make for good theater. ..the government ministers/politicians love to jump into bed with any and everyone when they hear about millions of dollars, it’s usually the first crook they meet, they refuse to do background checks on foreign investors or run their names through interpol for due diligence…let them feel it..

    Donville ran up to Canada looking for those criminals, refused to take calls from bajans looking to do business in Barbados..let him feel it to the max.

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  35. Due Diligence August 17, 2016 at 10:10 AM #

    THE DARK SIDE OF THE INTERNET

    http://barbadosadvocate.com/columns/editorial-dark-side-internet

    Are they talkin bout us

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  36. Bush Tea August 17, 2016 at 11:08 AM #

    @ DD
    It is really lucky for us that we have you on BU…
    Hardly anyone else would have seen that editorial,
    …cause few people read the shiite Advocate…

    What they need to do is come over into the TwentyFirst Century …and start a serious blog…
    ….they are probably feeling the pinch from the falling bribes that they garnered from selling propaganda for wealthy special interests groups back before the days of the blogs….

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  37. David August 17, 2016 at 12:30 PM #

    The Advocate was likely prompted by their masters to publish the editorial. Don’t think it is referring to BU though🙂

    On Wednesday, 17 August 2016, Barbados Underground wrote:

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  38. Well Well & Consequences August 17, 2016 at 4:44 PM #

    This from the same Advocate newspaper which never one day reoorted on the corruption practiced by government ministers and the minority business people against the island and people. ….dishonest lawyers, of which the owner of the Advocate Bryan’s son is one, this is public knowledge, or all the decades old land thefts and criminal acts perpetrated against the people by those the same Advocate owners hold in such high esteem with their pimp titles.

    Some exposures may be unpalatable. ..but it’s not as disgusting as the local newspapers that condone and enable all the above with their consent by silence and coverup….

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  39. David August 17, 2016 at 6:26 PM #

    @Old Baje

    Hope you heard MAM confirm the Waterford site?

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  40. abajanhowe August 17, 2016 at 8:51 PM #

    The timing of the repairs to the road in Waterford bottom fits snugly with the transportation of the heavy equipment that no doubt will traverse that road.

    If that is the case then some serious planning was done for the delivery of the very heavy solar panels.

    I am hoping very much that I am wrong on this train of thought.

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  41. Well Well & Consequences August 17, 2016 at 10:33 PM #

    http://www.barbadostoday.bb/2016/08/17/budget-update-2016-mottley-object-to-proposed-pv-farm-in-st-michael/

    I have a problem with politicians who do not mind the criminal element, bith foreign and local, doing business in their country….that should be Mia’s first concern, then she should be concerned about the local criminals Bizzy, Peter Harris, Maloney, Bjerkham etc continually disenfranchising the majority through bribing government officials. ..that would make her sound more credible.

    Playing preelection games is now old, just like David Simmons slithering out talking about the 10 year old recommendations for the judiciarym created when he was CJ and Mia deputy pm, for the last 2 elections, but only around election time.

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  42. Colonel Buggy August 17, 2016 at 10:56 PM #

    abajanhowe August 17, 2016 at 8:51 PM #
    To be fair to the Ministry of Transport and Works, I believe that repairs to the Waterford road is part of an ongoing programme to reinstate the level of badly sunken roads. Just outside of the Coral Ridge cemetery, similar remedial work was carried out there.

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  43. Well Well & Consequences August 18, 2016 at 5:44 AM #

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/84578/inniss-colour

    So tell us two faced Dumbville, why do you and ministers from both political parties travel at taxpayer’s expense and only seek out investors and business people whom you believe to be white and any color persuasion other than black.

    Why do government ministers from both political parties kowtow to local minorities of business people, give away taxpayer funded contracts to enrich them, encourage them in criminality….as long as they are not of a black color persuasion.

    Why did you not bring in black, wealthy Canadians to invest in Barbados, there are many.

    Why do you not take the calls and return the texts of black bajans wanting to start businesses in Barbados.

    Why are you allowing chicken to be illegally imported in Barbados by an Indian dude,

    Ya lying two faced hypocrisy will see you get not one seat….no return to parliament for you.

    Why did you not walk that talk for the last 8 years, now ya talking cause elections is around the corner, but voters know….it’s just talk, trying for that reelection to fool the people again.

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  44. Kevin August 18, 2016 at 4:03 PM #

    As long as this government do not put up any money in this Deltro, I am all for it. Let the investment come.

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  45. Hants August 18, 2016 at 4:53 PM #

    @ Well Well,
    black, wealthy Canadians are not idiots.

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  46. Well Well & Consequences August 18, 2016 at 5:38 PM #

    Lol…..Hants, but they do not even try to engage black, wealthey Canadadian, the government ministers skip right over them and go straight for the rejects who are criminals…..as long as they are white…lol

    They definitely dont want their own blacks who are known criminals doing business, but look at the garbage they oit for business people, in the minority population who have helped ruin the economy.

    They dont want local blacks who are well capable getting government contracts or being successful on the island, neither black government wants to see that…..so what are we to think……then Donville thinks he is talking to idiots with his double speak of saying one thing and doing another….it’s frightening.

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  47. Due Diligence August 26, 2016 at 9:49 AM #

    Just stumbled onto this August 17 column by DR FRANCES CHANDLER.

    FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH: We must ask questions

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/84547/worth-questions

    Particularly intereting comments

    “The Advocate of August 9, 2016, quotes Del Mastro as saying that the majority of challenges with getting the project started were the required procedure for starting such a business, including being requested to file certain documentation from independent parties after “being assured at the beginning that these were not going to be needed”.

    Assured by whom? It’s also noteworthy that he said he shipped 30 containers of equipment to Barbados “after meetings with Ministers Sinckler and Inniss where it was made clear that the government wanted this kind of investment”. Doesn’t this all sound familiar?”

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  48. peterlawrencethompson August 26, 2016 at 9:57 PM #

    @ Due Diligence

    Thank you very much for this. I missed it when you published it. I am also heartened that the Nation, for which I have an irrational nostalgic regard, published Dr. Chandler’s article; although it seems odd that it appears under the byline of a columnist rather than an investigative reporter. Ahh well, beggars can’t be choosers.

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  49. David August 30, 2016 at 7:02 PM #

    No date yet for Dean Del Mastro conviction appeal

    By Joelle Kovach

    Tuesday, August 30, 2016 1:45:58 EDT AM

    Former MP Dean Del Mastro with his wife Kelly and family members arrive at the court in Oshawa. Del Mastro is going to jail for a month after a judge turned down his appeal on Tuesday April 5, 2016 at the court in Oshawa, Ont. Clifford Skarstedt/Peterborough Examiner/Postmedia Network file photo

    Former MP Dean Del Mastro with his wife Kelly and family members arrive at the court in Oshawa. Del Mastro is going to jail for a month after a judge turned down his appeal on Tuesday April 5, 2016 at the court in Oshawa, Ont. Clifford Skarstedt/Peterborough Examiner/Postmedia Network file photo

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    Former Peterborough MP Dean Del Mastro says he is still planning a second appeal of his conviction on election fraud charges, although he doesn’t yet have a date before the Ontario Court of Appeal.

    Del Mastro said in an interview Monday that there’s still work to be done on the forthcoming appeal, such as ordering and filing court transcripts.

    "We’re following through with those procedures," he said, adding that he’s looking forward to his case being heard in court again. He didn’t say when that might be.

    "Obviously, the sooner the better for me," he said.

    In the fall of 2014, Del Mastro was found guilty in Lindsay court of violating the Elections Act during his 2008 re-election campaign. He was convicted of having overspent on his campaign and of having taken steps to cover it up.

    In June 2015, he was sentenced to a month in jail plus four months of house arrest. He spent one night in jail at the Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay and then was released pending an appeal.

    Nearly five months ago, Del Mastro lost that appeal and spent six days at the Lindsay superjail before being released on bail again to have his appeal heard one more time.

    Meanwhile, Del Mastro and his cousin David announced last December that they were opening a $26-million solar farm. That farm apparently never opened.

    The solar farm, slated to open in April, was meant to provide an inexpensive source of electricity for citizens of Barbados. But it never opened, according to the newspaper Barbados Today.

    Neither Del Mastro nor his cousin David has answered questions about the solar farm since the initial announcement last December.

    Dean Del Mastro wouldn’t answer questions about the solar farm on Monday either. When asked about the plan, he said it was "good" and said it’s one of many projects he’s currently pursuing.

    He didn’t offer any detail about any of those projects, but he said he’s been busy.

    "If there’s anything people know about me, it’s that I don’t sit still," Del Mastro said.

    David Del Mastro has been in court lately, too. He was acquitted in May after being accused of putting too much money into Dean Del Mastro’s 2008 re-election campaign.

    About 22 employees of David Del Mastro’s company in Mississauga, Deltro Electric, each donated $1,000 to Dean Del Mastro’s campaign and each received a cheque of $1,050 in return from the company.

    But the court couldn’t prove allegations that David Del Mastro had organized the plan.

    JKovach@postmedia.com

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  50. abajanhowe October 2, 2016 at 8:43 AM #

    Joelle Kovach piece on Del Mastro is a very interesting piece of info there, but we know the Government Ministers are not interested in his convictions and what he was able to get away with. The money paid out to a few crooks has to be honored however we see it. It is only a waiting game now until he is released from his commitment to the Canadian prison.

    In the meantime how much money is the Government collecting from the storage of the second hand equipment at the Bridgetown port?

    Is he also going to do like Mark Maloney with his Solar farm?

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  51. David October 2, 2016 at 8:46 AM #

    The positive is that the coming of Del Mastro appears to have influenced the government to fix Waterford Bottom.

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