Last night at the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) meeting which introduced the candidates at Carlisle Car Park, Owen Arthur read a letter. BU found the letter interesting for many reasons. It was a letter (according to Arthur) which was written by a regular caller to the talk shows, known to many as ‘Mr. Welchman Hall’. Mr. Welchman Hall is a self-confessed Democratic Labour Party (DLP) supporter but was driven to resign from the SSA Board because of certain irregularities which he had observed.
In the letter Mr. Welchman Hall complained to Stuart that as a member of the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) board Minister Denis Lowe frequently presided over board meetings. The fact that there was an appointed chairman did not seem to sway Lowe’s decision to usurp the role of the chairman.
As if this was not enough there was one instance where a SSA truck was sent to be repaired at a cost of $75,000.00. The fact that the required three quotations were not received did not sway Minister Lowe’s decision. It is no surprise to BU that Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart has done nothing to rein in Lowe. BU has posted several blogs which clearly show how billionaire philanthropist Peter Allard financially supported the then Senator Denis Lowe with a view to positioning their man on the inside of the Barbados government.
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What BU finds amazing is that the DLP assumed office on a promise of transparency. Enacting legislation does not transparency make. An ethos of transparency must be seen in all the actions and decisions of members of parliament, especially those of the DLP. The fact that our moribund Fourth Estate continues to give these jokers in suits a pass is another failure by an important stakeholder in civil society.
Again BU has posted emails which are part of an ongong court case and to which we have access. Lowe has the right to challenge the veracity of the emails but he will not!