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Case adjourned

Embattled businessman Mark Maloney was a no-show in court today as the case brought by Chief Town Planner Mark Cummins against his Rock Hard Cement company came up for hearing.

However, his absence was not due to any neglect on his part.

Magistrate Douglas Frederick told the court that a court marshal had refused to serve Maloney with the summons to appear in court.

After chastising the marshal for not “carrying out his duties”, the magistrate adjourned the matter until June 24.

Rock Hard is accused of not complying with a stop order at the Flour Mill site off Spring Garden, St Michael.

The company was also ordered to demolish a concrete structure used to store its cement material.


15 Responses to Case adjourned

  1. Sunshine Sunny Shine June 14, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Wow! Ain’t we a real banana becoming republic. Marshall refuse to do his job and all he gets is a chastising. Sounds normal in the business practice of things in Barbados, to me.

  2. Johnathan June 14, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    @ Sunshine Sunny shine is that worst than The DPP disrespecting the Judge because he had to come to court in a matter against the Crown. He obviously feel he is bigger than the Justice system. Where there is no leadership like vision the people perish.

    • Sunshine Sunny Shine June 15, 2016 at 1:57 am

      Jonathan, I am trying hard not to touch on the matter with the DPP. Please do not entice me to comment on that because if I do, it will not be cute commentary. If I were to say something, though, it would be that the DPP’s larger than life position is the reason why many feel they are two laws operating in the land. I say no more.

  3. Josh June 14, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    If the Marshall is unable to carry out a reasonable request that is core to his role – he should be sacked unless of course there is a more sinister reason leading to his refusal to serve the summons. The matter should be investigated as part of a disciplinary process. In my view, chastising the officer concerned does not set a good precedent for employees who don’t want to do their job nor does it facilitate a greater understanding of what led to his refusal to carry out his core function as a government employee – Was he bribed? Was he scared? Was he threatened? These in my view are pertinent questions that need to be answered.

  4. Alex Alleyne June 14, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    Will this “Marshall” have a JOB tomorrow ?????????.

  5. harry turnover June 14, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    So who is stopping those in authority from serving that Marshall with a summons ? looks as though Mark knows what he is doing.Wonder though if that Marshall REFUSED or simply FORGOT ?

  6. Alex Alleyne June 14, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    With enough MONEY and TIME , you can do anything you want.
    Forget about………. HEALTH.

  7. dave June 14, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    You people with your noses up your arses do not know how bad things are in Barbados but things really really bad.

  8. Tony Waterman June 14, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Now!!!!here is my Take on this Incident.
    “”Magistrate Douglas Frederick told the court that a court marshall had refused to serve Maloney with the summons to appear in court.””
    The Important word in this Statement from the magistrate is that the Marshall had “”REFUSED” to serve Maloney the Summons. now Back in the Day, My Dad now Deceased, was the Chief Writ (Summons) Server, and i cant remember Once when any of his men came in an told him he was not serving someone a summons, he would have been back in Uniform and on the Road in No time.
    Now!!! A Summons is really a COURT ORDER, so when he refused to serve that summons on Maloney, what he was really doing is Committing “CONTEMP OF COURT” so really Magistrate Frederick should have sent his Court Officers out to ARREST that SOB and give him 6 Month for Comtemp of Court and have him Thrown out of the Marshall Service.
    Will any of that happen???doubt it, and therein lies all of our social Problems in Barbados,
    The Boys in the Hood see this happening and do likewise.

    I asked CADRES to run the same poll the ran in Jamaica Prior to their 50th Celebtations, but i have NOT heard anything from him, perhaps it is too hot a topic for Polling.

  9. Sherlock Holmes. June 14, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    Dave the only persons with their noses up there arses is you and your buddy Bajan Boy, no wonder the both of you write so much sh…t on this blog,the constant smelling of excrement clouds you and your buddy judgement and the ability to write something sensible.

  10. Sunshine Sunny Shine June 15, 2016 at 1:59 am

    It is absolutely amazing the language being used on this BT blog. Yet, the SSS post comments without the colourful language and she is censored in the flash. WOW:

  11. Jus me June 15, 2016 at 9:03 am

    You lucky S SS.
    THIS Electronic DPP BUTT likin rag censors mine , they all AWAITING APPROVAL

  12. Jus me June 15, 2016 at 9:05 am

    Never mind his language
    DALE is 200% correct.

  13. Jus me June 15, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Dave is too:)

  14. Rev. Winston Jones June 16, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Fascinating to see that a Marshall chose to not execute this order of the Court and there was no one in the Marshall Service with the administrative positioning, authority or testicular fortitude to discipline him. It was simply reported up the chain to Magistrate Frederick. After seeing the disrespect the DPP dished out to the Court he asks me to respect, I am left to wonder if Magistrate Frederick is not missing the moment and forfeiting this opportunity to ensure that the Bench is not summarily dissed by any Tommy, Dickey and Johnny in this fair land of ours.


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