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.
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.
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.