Govt sued

Caves of Barbados CEO takes legal action for wrongful dismissal

The chief executive officer of Caves of Barbados Ltd, which runs Harrison’s Cave, is taking legal action against the Freundel Stuart administration over her termination last week.

Well-placed sources have told Barbados TODAY that last Wednesday, Joanne Grant received her dismissal letter which identified certain claims regarding her management of the attraction in St Thomas as the reason for her termination.

The source said the CEO had been suspended on the same basis since July.

However, it is understood that the former CEO is suing the Government for wrongful dismissal as well as defamation over information made public about her tenure at the state-owned Harrison’s Cave.

Operations Manager Scofield Clarke is acting CEO while Rovell Morris, son of Barbados Ambassador to CARICOM Robert Bobby Morris, is tipped to take over at Caves of Barbados, the source disclosed.

Efforts to reach Acting Minister of Tourism Senator Irene Sandiford-Garner were unsuccessful.

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12 Responses to Govt sued

  1. Martyn Ackee Tree
    Martyn Ackee Tree November 14, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    Oh dear! What now?

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  2. Beverley St John
    Beverley St John November 14, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Freundel doesn’t even respond to the people of Barbados when big tings happening and collapsing day after day, this CEO really think he will respond to a law suit?! Good luck with that and trying to sue a Government that brek!

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  3. Sean Chandler
    Sean Chandler November 15, 2014 at 12:08 am

    because suing the Gov’t worked so well for Al Barrack

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  4. Beverley St John
    Beverley St John November 15, 2014 at 12:33 am

    Even more worsah (worse) Ramon Maynard! LOL!

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  5. Santini More
    Santini More November 15, 2014 at 12:46 am

    Are there no clauses in any of these fancy picks contracts that read, “If we put you in charge of a facility, pay you plenty, plenty money and then the facility looses money hand over fist, we will sack your sorry useless a$$”…The Govt could save itself real money in compensation litigation if they included such a clause!

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  6. Santini More
    Santini More November 15, 2014 at 12:46 am

    Are there no clauses in any of these fancy picks contracts that read, “If we put you in charge of a facility, pay you plenty, plenty money and then the facility looses money hand over fist, we will sack your sorry useless a$$”…The Govt could save itself real money in compensation litigation if they included such a clause!

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  7. Betty lashley November 15, 2014 at 7:32 am

    The minister should be fired to for not doing his job making sure the place was run properly and checking the books to see if it was making money

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  8. m hope November 15, 2014 at 8:38 am

    The government does not insist upon the timely presentation of audited financial information so I am at a loss as to how they determine the level of financial support that is pumped into these entities. This requirement is the prime basis for measuring the performance of these highly paid executives and if they cant get that right then they and the board should all be fired. This goes tor ALL statutory bodies.

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  9. Charmaine November 15, 2014 at 9:07 am

    Over the last few years since she took over, many adventures were introduced, the walk, the eco-walk with head gear, etc, and the Halloween walk I went on last year with my kids was amazing, with all the witches and ghosts creeping up on you. I have realized if people have it out for you or worse yet want or have someone for your spot, no matter what you do or how good you are, they will make sure you look bad. She should be rewarded and properly compensated for a job well done. Yes there are people who sued government before and won. Follow your mind Mrs. Grant.

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  10. Carson November 15, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Dont these CEO’s have a responsibility to make sure that the Enterprises that they run are profitable?

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  11. The Lighter November 15, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    Caves of Barbados is NOT a Statutory Board, it is a limited liability company where the gov’t is the sole shareholder. It seems the CEO was not doing a good job for many years and the shareholders (Gov’t) informed her of her unacceptable behaviour. There is a letter on Barbados Underground dated 2011-10-26 informing the Ms. Grant of her multiple unacceptable behaviours.

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