Dig deeper

Mottley reissues call for prosecution of CLICO offenders

Follow the money.

That advice from Opposition Leader Mia Mottley to authorities, as she suggested they dig deeper into the transfer of finances related to failed insurance company CLICO.

Addressing a joint meeting of the Barbados Labour Party’s (BLP) St Philip branches, Mottley rattled off the digits of three bank accounts into which she said questionable deposits were made.

She detailed a number of apparently “unnatural” financial transactions with CLICO money, reaching back over five years and involving prominent individuals.

Opposition Leader Mia Mottley
Opposition Leader Mia Mottley

“Follow the money, because when you follow the money the whole truth comes out,” the Opposition leader said.

In a presentation chockfull of  name-calling, Mottley recalled that she had alerted the island’s law enforcement officials several years back, and she re-issued a call for prosecution of the offenders.

“I want the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Commissioner of Police to heed the call that I [made]  five years ago, to investigate not just the cheque and the cheque number I gave you for $876,000 . . . but to also follow the money and determine whether a criminal act had been perpetrated against the company, the shareholders, or the policyholders of CLICO in this country.”

Mottley added: “I am not interested in what the judicial manager is doing right now. That is his business to do what he has to do to recover the assets, but lawlessness has engulfed this country and they must pay for their lawlessness now.”

The BLP leader insisted that the suspected thieves operated without reprimand while other Barbadians were punished for smaller crimes.

“You cannot continue to pick up people from St Lucy to St Philip for breaking the law and others, because they are big, because they know people . . . feel that they do not have to face the law in this country. The Barbados Labour Party will be no part of that.”

She sounded a warning that ignoring her calls now for a criminal investigation, as happened five years ago, would not mean an end to the matter.

“If the people are not told by the DPP and the Commissioner of Police that action is taken then the Labour Party will have to take what action it has to take when we come to Government, because we will not tolerate the laws of the country being disobeyed,” Mottley said.


7 Responses to Dig deeper

  1. Sebastian Da Costa
    Sebastian Da Costa February 10, 2015 at 6:56 am

    Some one needs to go to jail for a long long time

  2. Sheldine Dyall
    Sheldine Dyall February 10, 2015 at 7:33 am

    Right now in Barbados dishonesty is honourable.

  3. Marsha Peppa Fly Hinds-Layne
    Marsha Peppa Fly Hinds-Layne February 10, 2015 at 9:03 am

    The auditors already dug… Nephew just needs to release the report….

  4. Marsha Peppa Fly Hinds-Layne
    Marsha Peppa Fly Hinds-Layne February 10, 2015 at 9:03 am

    The auditors already dug… Nephew just needs to release the report….

  5. Alex Alleyne February 10, 2015 at 9:39 am

    Dig deeper and lock-up somebody .

  6. wayne dread February 10, 2015 at 9:48 am

    When the blp comes to government.? How can the blp attend to the peoples business, if they are not on the job? We are heading for a dictatorial style government, where power replaces authority, where rulers replace leaders, where who is wrong replaces what is wrong, where the responsibility of the press is dictated by their political affiliation, instead of the unbiased and indiscriminate reporting,

  7. Malcolm Roger Thompson
    Malcolm Roger Thompson February 10, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Like of mentioned previously — TIME TO TAKE UP ARMS


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