BLP on CLICO: Why no criminal probe?

A senior Barbados Labour Party (BLP) is questioning why no criminal investigation has been led into the circumstances surrounding the collapse of CLICO.

Parliamentary representative for St Joseph Dale Marshall suggested last night that there were grounds for such a probe and even if no complaint has been lodged, the police should begin an investigation.

He made the call during a BLP meeting at the Alma Parris School hours after it was reported that the judicial manager for CLICO had initiated civil action to recover just over $3 million from former chairman Leroy Parris and the estate of late Prime Minister David Thompson who was the attorney for the company.

St Joseph MP Dale Marshall addressing party members and supporters.
St Joseph MP Dale Marshall addressing party members and supporters.

“I cannot see any reason why no criminal investigation has been launched into the goings-on at CLICO. And I honestly think that all of the information needed by the police, or at least enough information for them to start, would have been found in these invoices and these cheques, and this entire arrangement. I don’t know what the Royal Barbados Police Force is waiting for,” he said.

Marshall’s call came as he continued where he left off from a public meeting a week ago in St Michael, with a name-calling of public officers whom he contended were guilty of wrongdoing – in some cases criminal – that conflicted with their office.

“This is all in the bosom of the politics of deceit. When will it end?”

The Opposition MP also addressed the long promised introduction of laws that would require parliamentarians to account for all their assets.

Marshall said he wanted that integrity legislation to be retroactive to 2008 and not take effect only from when it is passed and proclaimed.

8 Responses to BLP on CLICO: Why no criminal probe?

  1. NAKED DEPARTURE - The Trilogy Series
    NAKED DEPARTURE - The Trilogy Series February 3, 2015 at 7:29 am

    Because the elite in Barbados don’t answer to the police or don’t go to jail.

    • EN John
      EN John February 3, 2015 at 4:38 pm

      That is why you wait til they out drunk and put some dog-hunt in they ass.

  2. Ann Maria Hill
    Ann Maria Hill February 3, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    time for a criminal investigation ..I am so mad that British American sold to these jokers and I as a senior am paying the price!!!

  3. DAP February 3, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Yes there should be a probe but the wrong ppl calling for it because you all should be lock up also what about all the tax payers of Barbados money that you all give to a so call construction company call 3s and the hard wood housing project,pay a lot of money to get a tree cut down and to get a public bath built and do not forget about Gems of Barbados.So it is proven that the system is for ppl like you all. As bag would say nobody int get jail for that.PPL all of them are the same, in the end them will sit at the same table and eat and drink together,as James Mitchell of St,Vincent once said to his ppl i would say to you all we have breadfruit mentality.

  4. EN John
    EN John February 3, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    The time will come when people will start taking matters into their own hands, Mr. Parris know what was happening with people money and enjoyed the life and some the agents also know but still keep taking people money some other parts on the world he would not be able to say he walking the highway on morning keeping fit. Let some one put a cut ass on them lawyers who owe people money you see how fast the others pay.

  5. Bobo February 3, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Madame/Monseiur, as i said before, our great Ancestors have laid the foundation encircle with ethicalness, honesty and intergrity,–from African -Caribbean inherent power evovle to a civilization surrounded with fear, dishonest liers- corruption and what is so amazing especially in Barbados ”oh we are a Christian society”I wonder how many can look in the mirror and define the Creator laws.

  6. Conchita Moseley
    Conchita Moseley February 3, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    KEEPING quiet….!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Epaphras D. Williams
    Epaphras D. Williams February 3, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    I’m starting to like the Opposition. Keep on


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