It wasn’t us

BLP denies it is behind rumour about $2.5M Sinckler house

The Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) today fiercely denied it was behind allegations on social media that Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler owns a $2.5 million house at Rolling Hills, St George.

The BLP issued a press release today denying involvement, less than 24 hours after Prime Minister Freundel Stuart gave prominence to the rumour by raising it at a Democratic Labour Party (DLP) meeting at The Alexandra School last night, and accusing the Opposition party of being behind it.

Barbados Labour Party spokesman Dale Marshall said his party was not behind allegations on social media that Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler owns this $2.5 million house at Rolling Hills, St George.

However, BLP spokesman Dale Marshall said his party had nothing to do with the post, and complained that the BLP had also been a victim of similar rumours, although he did not say what they were or when such rumours were spread.

“[The] Barbados Labour Party distances itself from accusations being made on social media in relation to Mr Sinckler being the owner of a particular house in St George,” Marshall, the Member of Parliament for St Joseph, said in the release.

“That post has nothing whatsoever to do with the BLP. The circulation of such stories on social media is not, and has never been, a BLP strategy.

“The Prime Minister seems to forget that members of the BLP are also victims of such attacks and allegations. These anonymous posts which are intended to damage are in bad taste and a blight on public discourse. The BLP would never be a part of that.”

In becoming the latest member of the DLP to accuse the BLP of engaging in a smear campaign, Stuart last night challenged the Opposition party to prove that Sinckler owns the home by take the media to the site of the house.

“Rolling Hills is not invisible. You don’t have to catch a plane to go to Rolling Hills. You can catch a bus and go there, you can drive there by car and some people in St George can walk there,” he told supporters.

“Name the day and the time when they will all meet at Rolling Hills, St George and when they will point Barbadians . . . and people from other parts of the Caribbean to that $2.5 million house that was built by the Minister of Finance. Stand up and tell journalists and tell people of the Caribbean ‘that is the house, and it was built by so-and-so, and it is owned by Chris Sinckler,’” he said, adding that he would drop national duties to be present at the given time.

“Just let me know the day, the time and you can be sure I will be there.”

However, the Prime Minister said he was certain the challenge would not be taken up because there is no truth to the rumour and that, “these people are embarked on a campaign of personal vilification, slander and trying to sully people’s reputation”.

It was just last week that Minister of Social Care Steve Blackett told DLP supporters that he had become the latest victim of a smear campaign on social media from “a den of nastiness” and “a brothel on Roebuck Street” by “political cockroaches . . . cronies and white mouth yardfowls” bent on tarnishing the reputations of members of the DLP Government, including Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley, Sinckler and Minister of Transport Michael Lashley.

The Minister of Culture also took to social media last month accusing the BLP of being behind a fake letter circulating via that same medium that was purportedly authored by him, in which the writer expressed an interest in representing the DLP in St John.

This followed on the heels of claims by Sinckler that the BLP was planning to put out “a lot of fake news, nasty, lying information” about him and Michael Lashley and a warning from DLP stalwart Derek Alleyne the DLP was prepared to go down in the gutter to win the next election, which he described as the “election of all elections” in which “this same sex marriage thing” and “who lives with whom is going to come up”.

However, the BLP has repeatedly denied involvement in any such smear campaign, with the party’s leader telling the 79th annual conference that the Opposition party “shall keep it clean in 2018” while warning that “those who get offended because I speak of stealing, I say, ‘too bad for them’.

40 Responses to It wasn’t us

  1. Sue Donym November 20, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    Is this what it takes to engage the immediate attention of a PM who seldom speaks and can not often be enticed from his ivory tower? We really in duck’s guts. We poor rakey. We pop down.

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    • Jennifer November 21, 2017 at 7:09 am

      true

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  2. Saga Boy November 20, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    Lies,lies, lies as usual.

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  3. Sandra Madea
    Sandra Madea November 20, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    The dems drowning so they are catching at straws.. Lol don’t mind he Dale.

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  4. Heather Cole
    Heather Cole November 21, 2017 at 12:10 am

    After all the long talk he still did not say who the house belongs to. It would have been the sensible thing to do to quell the rumour.

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  5. Heather Cole
    Heather Cole November 21, 2017 at 12:11 am

    David King

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  6. Big man November 21, 2017 at 1:05 am

    A BLP political millionaire
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX5jW5ucrts

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  7. Bajan boy November 21, 2017 at 1:29 am

    Freundel like a fisherman that gone adrift catching at Anything for survival. Is he a PM or a small minded little boy. #justclassless.

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  8. Saga Boy November 21, 2017 at 2:24 am

    Big man thanks for the reminder. All dem like Bajan boy would like us to forget who the blp really consist of and how they behave. We will not forget. They are spreading too much gossip and lies. They dont have a thing on our PM. He is a decent man.

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  9. Saga Boy November 21, 2017 at 2:27 am

    Will Dale tell us how he and George benefited directly or indirectly from Al Barrak?

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  10. hcalndre November 21, 2017 at 3:09 am

    Saying who owns the house would be the proper thing to do, since he knows that Sinckler is not, here all anyone would have to do is go to the internet and put the address and up comes the name of the owner and if there is any taxes or lien on the building, but in Barbados a person who have never worked a day or one that have not yet work may be the owner. The building just did not went up like a tree that a bird drop a seed and it just spring up.

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  11. archy perch November 21, 2017 at 3:09 am

    Again The Prime Minister has exposed the crooked hands of the Barbados Losers Party for what it is worth and they show bluff.A history trails these clowns from 111 Roebuck Street who have PHD degrees in fear mongering.When the Honorable Errol Barrow was revolutionizing the economic world of Barbados in the nineteen seventies, to allow black businesses greater access to the financial pie, Tom Adams was all over the place calling Mr. Barrow a nationalist, who Adams claimed posed a threat to democracy. And many white Barbadians fled to New Zealand and Australia. It was a hoax. Artists of deception similar to what the Holy Bible teaches about the Devil. And all you so-called Christians who blindly support these obvious moves/actions need to step back from the clouded mirror and redress your faith in God. The Almighty is the champion of optimism not pessimism.You – like sheep- have been told lies a million times and now believe it. The facts are that yes situations are tight in this troubled world, but put ALL our trust in the Lord and he will bring us through the valley. Follow the Devil and his broadcasting angels and become doomed to hell doing evil deeds daily, and expressing discontent daily with our given situation. But if we Count Our Blessings and Name them One by One, reality would slap awake with shame. Shame that we let a bunch of nincanpoops led us astray for the own political gain.

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    • hcalndre November 21, 2017 at 6:59 am

      It seems that the Dems and their followers are praying to their wooden gods for help the last 10 years and you can bet that DEM are counting their blessings all the way to the banks.

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  12. Sheldine Dyall
    Sheldine Dyall November 21, 2017 at 4:35 am

    You don’t have to denied anything we know how politics goes. We will wait and see.

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  13. ch November 21, 2017 at 4:56 am

    How does this address our nation’s economic crisis and the fact that people cannot afford to meet their basic requirements of life? How does this curb violent crime? Or restructure our outdated judicial system?
    Is this a response to the issues plaguing the Transport board? Or a solution to the drains on public health care?
    I do not blame the persons quibbling over this nonsense. I blame the people of this country for enabling our politicians to think we are a bunch of mindless idiots who deserve nothing better.
    We have taught them to treat us like simpletons who ” skin their teeth” at personal insults and smears.
    We have reduced ourselves to beggars who can be coddled with a bag of macaroni, potatoes and milk next month.
    We are the problem, not them.

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    • Jennifer November 21, 2017 at 7:21 am

      It is not meant to address any economic issues – that is of very little concern. Let the games begin, we got big players and little players too. Some got aces, some ain’t got none. I fold.

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  14. Susan Maynard
    Susan Maynard November 21, 2017 at 5:01 am

    The prime minister say some time back he was in the dark,,when finance minister say that the NRSL may good money for the first quater,now he is shouting, He maybe still in the dark ..

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  15. MARIA Holder November 21, 2017 at 6:14 am

    Wunna want MIA to prove she can practice law, well let Chris prove it is not his house.

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  16. hcalndre November 21, 2017 at 7:13 am

    Now if I were the owner or resident of that property, why would Mr. Stuart wants to bring people to visit it? Take the deed to parliament and pass it around to whoever is present. A vehicle can be seen in the garage, who is the owner or who drives it.

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  17. fedup November 21, 2017 at 8:06 am

    PM neva know bout nuttin. Steupse.

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  18. Kearn Williams
    Kearn Williams November 21, 2017 at 8:08 am

    It ain me it’s you; not me you; no no you you. Behaving like a blasted bunch o’ lil children wid d ‘Not me u game’

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  19. Mark Rosmar November 21, 2017 at 8:31 am

    Nice house

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  20. Kim Smith
    Kim Smith November 21, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Where is the owner?

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  21. Barker Antony
    Barker Antony November 21, 2017 at 9:05 am

    The owner is not sinckler

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    • Barker Antony
      Barker Antony November 21, 2017 at 7:04 pm

      It is not and if you walk in the land tax office and due diligence you would know. We or I know who the true owner is and it aint him

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  22. Barker Antony
    Barker Antony November 21, 2017 at 9:05 am

    People got to stop worrying about what people got.

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    • Ali Baba
      Ali Baba November 21, 2017 at 6:26 pm

      WE HAVE AH RIGHT TO KNOW WHERE OUR HARD EARN TAXES GONE? THIS IS BILLIONS OF DOLLARS UNOCCOUNTED FOR, MA BRUDDA

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    • Barker Antony
      Barker Antony November 21, 2017 at 7:01 pm

      Unaccounted???

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  23. Alex Alleyne November 21, 2017 at 9:47 am

    SHAGGY style……..”it wasn’t me”.

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  24. Carlisle Norville November 21, 2017 at 9:49 am

    here is a (REALITY CHECK) both the D.L.P. & the B.L.P. have criminal elements & individuals that only want to get RICH, but here
    is the Reality of the situation i lost my job & defence & security the money there is GOOD i did not know what to do i asked for help from the D.L.P. & got none I ask a B.L.P, M.P. to help me he told me to go to work the monday as it was a friday when i spoke to him he asked me to stay in the front cffice i did as instructed while ther foe a short time, the phone rang, it was the minister he ask the receptionist if a Mr Norville was there ,she asked who was Mr.Norville i said i am ,& she called me to the phone he asked if the person that fired me was there, i said yes sir ,it was a Denis agard my supervisor, he told me to call him to the phone ,i passed on the message he came. ( i heard the then minister C. Trotman telling my supervisor in very strong terms Mr.Notville will be reinstated as from today, that is how i got back my job@ defence & security in those days starting salary was $1, 75:00 a month I also some years later met sandra husbands @ church, in conversing with heri told her I was apainter with artist abilities, she asked me if I would paint for her, since it was getting near to X-mas ,she asked me to paint her mothers house ,& 2 other homes belonging to white people, (i got some good money )i said all that to say this ,i will never forget the goodness i recieved @ the hands of the B.L.P. the D.L.P. is all for dem selves & their yard fouls followers, they could all go to hell as far as i am concern ,the B.L.P.have people that have (vision,) & filally i have the utmost respecr for Sir .David Simmons, he would always shout me off where ever he saw me ,even while driving in his M.P. vehicle the reality here is i helping them that help me.

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  25. 3rdsun November 21, 2017 at 9:59 am

    I saw that rumor on Naked departure a few weeks back and a family member of the owner debunked the rumor. Naked departure is known to spread rumors.

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  26. milli watt November 21, 2017 at 10:07 am

    sounds like SHAGGY………..IT WASN’T ME! lololololololol

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  27. Kevin November 21, 2017 at 10:32 am

    The BLP does not condem this sort of gutter politics from their supporters. So one is lead to believe that they are usually the ones behind these sort of things. First it was the po*n video, then the British man’s disappearance, and now it’s the 2.5 mil dollar house. What next???

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  28. BimJim November 21, 2017 at 11:07 am

    So De Chris gine live in a $2.5 million rumour now? Dis de fuss time I ever hear bout a rumour dat have on a galvanise roof.

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  29. Helicopter(8P) November 21, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    Barbadians are some what literate I should belive ? Finding the property ownership of a residence or realestate is an elementary task so I should say there should be nothing to hide from literate folks.

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  30. Buun November 21, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    The PM can show such urgency over a rumor on social media
    What about the same urgency to fix the Barbados economy and send us our tax returns? We should meet him there as well and ask questions about the Barbadod economy and what they have done with urgency to fix it?

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  31. Belfast November 21, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    I do hope that the day this man expires I will not hear anyone refer to him as a Statesman.

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  32. Tony Webster November 21, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    I have no locus standi as a lawyer…but I would guess that in order to sully anything, one first has to establish that there is something to be sullied? The principle /precedent of “normal, or customary behaviour”, might also have to be considered. Nice mansion…er..house…though.

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  33. luther thorne November 21, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    Pet

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