Michael Carrington is challenging the media to reveal the names of politicians who have dealings with criminals. And this challenge is coming from Carrington who wilfully with-held his former client’s property for a number of years.
The Speaker knows the main stream media is spineless and weak when it comes to exposing individuals from certain sections of the Barbadian society. The media, especially the Advocate and CBC, gave him a “free pass” relative to issue between him and former client Griffiths.
Despite having the necessary evidence, the Nation refused to expose Denis Lowe and no media house bothered to investigate the conflict of interest allegations levelled at him and Michael Lashley.
However, if John Browne from Deacons Farm found himself in trouble with the law, the Nation would take delight in dedicating 2 pages to publish, in chronological order, his alleged crimes and events leading to his arrest, as well as interviews conducted with relatives and friends.
Michael Carrington should throw that challenge out to BU.
(posted as a comment to Barbados Underground by Artaxerxes)
There is an interesting story unravelling in Britain where British Member of Parliament (MP) Keith Vaz who holds the influential post of Home Affairs Committee is being pressured by the Opposition political parties, media and members of the citizenry to resign. His ‘crime’: the married father-of-two paid for the men to visit him last month at a flat he owns in London. BU’s read of the situation is that although he committed no crime there is a moral code being applied by members of civil society.
Here is what Vaz’s political leader Prime Minister Theresa May opined on the issue.
Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday that British Member of Parliament Keith Vaz should make his own decision about his future political career after claims in the Sunday Mirror newspaper about his personal life.
What is important for people is that they feel that they are able to have confidence in their politicians and that’s what we all have a duty to provide for those who elect us,” May said when asked about the report.
What Keith does is for Keith and any decisions he wishes to make are for him but I think that overall what people look for is confidence in their politicians,” she said
The BU household anticipates Vaz will have to resign although to date he has been trying to stave off the public outrage and has referred the matter to his lawyer. Could it be Vaz received legal direction from Freundel Stuart the lawyer to ‘to get a lawyer’?
What is the point of this blog some of you are wondering?
The Speaker of the House Michael Carrington – to use one example – was ordered by the High Court of Barbados Justice Cornelius to pay thousands of dollars to a client he immorally withheld funds for several years. The only reason it was not deem to be criminal is because it was filed as a civil matter.
To add insult to injury many civic minded Barbadians have had to endure hearing Carrington last weekend at his constituency branch meeting express outrage in response to concerns raised by the Reverend Joseph Atherley about the voters list. The cheek!
Unlike our supine and moribund local media rest assured the British equivalent will exact its mandate to ensure the concerns of citizens are highlighted and public officials are held accountable to a code of behaviour deem fit by wider society.