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No scandal here, says Kellman

Member of Parliament for St Lucy Denis Kellman has declared that Barbados’ operations are clean, even though nearly three dozen local companies have reportedly been linked to the “Panama Papers” leak.

The international scandal, which came to light earlier this week, has led to some major casualties. including the Icelandic Prime Minister.

Thirty-four Barbadian companies were also mentioned in the over 11 million documents leaked by the firm Mossack Fonseca to the media, showing how rich and high profile figures conceal their wealth.

“For years small islands like Barbados have demonstrated that wherever they put regulations in place we have followed, so I am happy to hear that the Caribbean is not the place to look for these people now,” said Kellman, declaring, “Barbados is clean”.

He also said the country would continue to respect global rules, while complaining that over the years, Barbados and its Caribbean neighbours had been portrayed in a negative light.

“It is now the major countries that are involved and not us,” he boasted.

“Over the years I have always argued that it has more to do with market share, and anytime a small developing country like Barbados appears to be developing faster than what others would want it to develop at, we have found that . . . they have always accused us of something that we are not doing”. (FW)

5 Responses to No scandal here, says Kellman

  1. Simon Gooding
    Simon Gooding April 8, 2016 at 4:43 am

    ..Ha..really…really….???….not as far as i have been informed……..most of the west coast villas are owned by persons who are linked to the Panama Papers… sold out……

  2. BaJan boy April 8, 2016 at 5:54 am

    No corruption nor downgrade either…

  3. harry turnover April 8, 2016 at 6:35 am

    How you know dat ?? VERY STUPID COMMENT man !!

  4. Alex Alleyne April 8, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    As usual ,he don’t know any thing.

  5. jrsmith April 8, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    Stop mouthing off Mr,Kellman, the best thing to do just shut it don’t try to impress anyone. you politicians in Barbados is still dealing in rum corned beef and biscuits. You all don’t really know anything about dealings in off shore business and corporates. you politicians cant handle a simple company issue like Clico. This kind of stuff is way out of you all league..

    Most of this is part of the political establishment and how strong this is, something we don’t have in Barbados. This was pending for the past decade ,this is not that serious a matter really its just a waning shot to both the UK and US establishments. Watch this space what will happen now until the UK referendum, on the in or out vote and the nomination for the presidency of the us…


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