Barrack chains removed

Five minutes after nine this morning the chains were removed from the doors of the Warrens Office Complex and a smiling Al Barrack pumped his fists in the air in a sign of victory and that he had gotten his wish to receive some of the monies owed to him by Government.

In a deal understood to be brokered by Minister of Housing and Lands Denis Kellman and Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Chris Sinckler, the contractor will receive a sum of money agreed upon by all parties, transferred to his bank account by the close of business today.


Minister Denis Kellman outside of the Warrens complex this morning

Barbados TODAY has been reliable informed that that sum is approximately $7 million.

“I was given that assurance [that I would get my money today] and I don’t want to be hostile. Why should I be? You have to trust people,” Barrack told reporters in an obvious switch of tone after declaring this morning that he had had enough.

Workers outside the Barrack building this morning.
Workers outside the Barrack building this morning.

Barrack had also placed two massive locks and chains on the doors of the Warren’s Office Complex, prohibiting entry by the scores of civil servants from the various government departments, which are housed in the complex. With the removal of the chains, workers have since entered the building and have started work.

41 Responses to Barrack chains removed

  1. David Gibson
    David Gibson August 18, 2014 at 11:59 am

    i wonder if barrack gine mek dem wait fa dem solid waste tax $ too…

  2. John-What Ever
    John-What Ever August 18, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    Barrack, you the man!

  3. Wayne P Hoyte
    Wayne P Hoyte August 18, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    he collect de cheque as yet?

  4. David Gibson
    David Gibson August 18, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    who wud like ta bet he DONT get a cent sorry , a 5cent taday ??

  5. Ryan Bayne
    Ryan Bayne August 18, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Barrack waiting in vain like Bob Marley.

  6. Adonna Maynard
    Adonna Maynard August 18, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Lollol hats off to you barrack but I would have waited till I see the check first

  7. Sabrina Brathwaite
    Sabrina Brathwaite August 18, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Dont worry tomorrow is another day

  8. Virginia Foster-Denny
    Virginia Foster-Denny August 18, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    It’s about time. Please pay Barrack!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Mitch Antonio
    Mitch Antonio August 18, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Pay the man his paper

  10. Patricia Murray
    Patricia Murray August 18, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Barbados Government have a lot of building in Bay street why can they fix them and make use of them ???????

  11. Edwards Swindley
    Edwards Swindley August 18, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Patricia, that make sense, therefore, IT WILL NOT BE DONE.

  12. ricardo August 18, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    If he dont get pay the locks would go back on

  13. Pamalea Payne
    Pamalea Payne August 18, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    To receive some if the money. Ur so stupid wasn’t u the person who said he wanted it all not in piece

  14. Cherylann Bourne-Hayes
    Cherylann Bourne-Hayes August 18, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Forget get cheaues and deposit the money directly. Check may bounce 🙂

  15. Derwood Ricardo
    Derwood Ricardo August 18, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Its interesting that you should mention that Addison. Very few people are aware that previously all government buildings, inclusive of schools were designed built and maintained by the MTW. This all came to a halt to satify the interest of the private enterprises who wanted a piece of the pie. Now they don’t have the money to constantly feed the “big guts horses”, the buildings will deteriorate rapidly.

  16. David Gibson
    David Gibson August 18, 2014 at 1:53 pm


  17. Edwards Swindley
    Edwards Swindley August 18, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    PAMALEA DONT YOU THINK THAT IT IS “”” bombastic””” of you to say what he should or not do with “”” his “”” life.

  18. Sonia Romain
    Sonia Romain August 18, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    I will be glad if barack really get his money today. But sorry to say we will have to look out for more taxes from the government. “Peter paying for paul and paul paying for all”

  19. Trina August 18, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    If i was Al Barrack and i ain’t get no money by the end of the day by tonight the chain and padlock will be back on

  20. Jen August 18, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    If they can find 200 Million to fix up Sam Lords, that can pay the man… It’s about time!!

  21. Denise Miller
    Denise Miller August 18, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Sorry, but that transfer would have had to hit my account 1st before the chains came off. #ainttrustingDEM

  22. Cherry Matunda Heri
    Cherry Matunda Heri August 18, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    I honestly thought he would get Sam Lords Castle 🙂

  23. Cherry Matunda Heri
    Cherry Matunda Heri August 18, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Why should have to be drastic to get what is rightfully his?

  24. Khadijah Rhea Kamisha Fergusson
    Khadijah Rhea Kamisha Fergusson August 18, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Now we shall wait and see. Hope he gets it.

  25. Patrice Watson
    Patrice Watson August 18, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Barrack i did waiting till i get my money

  26. Samantha Holder August 18, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    I wonder how it is that the Government can find money to pay Barrack and can’t find the separation pay for the workers from Transport Board almost 6 month after being sent home but have 7 million dollars to pay out by today

  27. Keinelle Ward
    Keinelle Ward August 18, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    I in feeling fa he tail cau wen David wanted to pay he, he fast tail up nd say je wanted all he money, mind you he wud be getting money all now but all ah dis is never my business. He izza B man nd to my knowledge this building was done way b4 d Ds had power

  28. Andrew Jordan August 18, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    This is a travesty, government is acting like they do not respect the law, and or can abuse it as they see fit, at least make payment arrangements and keep to them, this man has been traumatised enough. He won, you loose pay the man.

  29. Tha Prototype
    Tha Prototype August 18, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    I like how my man went and shut it down lil let’s go for day two

  30. Edwards Swindley
    Edwards Swindley August 18, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    keinelle you are right. The world is divided into B’S & D’S

  31. Sonia Romain
    Sonia Romain August 18, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    The point is he should be paid. If the BlP had get into power and they didn’t pay he I am sure barack would have put locks on the building. The DLP get into power before the B’s could have paid him off.

  32. Sonia Romain
    Sonia Romain August 18, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    @keinelle. In my opinion when you get pay in installments you will be forever getting paid. Collect all the money and done with the issue.

  33. Ryan Marshall
    Ryan Marshall August 18, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    K ward should go and bathe she self b or d the man want he money he should get pay when ya owe lime ya does get cut pay the man

  34. Princess tiny Neferua August 18, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Just mek sure that check clear before rejoicing… a matter a fact.If i was you….I’ll shift my monies to a swiss never know what these people will get up too ….to freeze your assets

  35. Keinelle Ward
    Keinelle Ward August 18, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Well @ryan marshall my bath int gonna get him paid anyways. Every1 is entitled to their own opinion so I’ll take urs very light ……. he tail Shud be paid BUT my ting is why after 14 years he in get nuh gpayment? 10 years d Bs had d seats he in mek no noise cau duh tails get kick out? Stupseeee bunch ah folly

  36. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce August 18, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Good. When wanna pay Barrack. Kellman need to put a plan in place to repair the roads on the Pine Corner St Lucy bus route.

  37. Peter A. Reece
    Peter A. Reece August 18, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    We will see if tomorrow the doors are chained again


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