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Court it is

Court it is Contractor Al Barrack. (FP)

By Maria Bradshaw | Sun, December 02, 2012 - 12:09 AM

Fed up with the continued promises from Government, Al Barrack is going back to court to organize the sale of the Warrens Office Complex to recover some of the $72 million he is owed.

The contractor and his attorney Douglas Trotman yesterday told the SUNDAY SUN at Barrack’s Redman’s Village, St Thomas home, that they were going to court this week because they had received no firm statement from Government about the promised $60 million expected from the sale of the complex.

Minister of Housing Michael Lashley on Thursday announced that the payment was being worked on, and two weeks ago Prime Minister Freundel Stuart also gave the assurance Barrack would get his money.

It is understood Government has secured a buyer for the complex who would then lease the building to Government.

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Posted by Frank Husbands 1 year, 10 months ago
Poor Al impatient as he never see so much money in his life yet.

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Posted by D. Stoute 1 year, 10 months ago
Wouldn't you be impatient if six years after completing a job you still hadn't been paid? The man has every right to be impatient.I actually think he has shown the patience of a saint. Give him his money. Shame on the government -- and remember, this happened under the short man's watch.

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Posted by RANDY BRIDGEMAN 1 year, 10 months ago
"Justice delayed is justice denied." Stop hemming and hawing and pay the man what's due him. This matter has dragged on far too long. It's not as if there are legitimate concerns about whether or not this money is owed him.

Mr.Barrack must be related to the man renowned for his patience, the legendary Bro.Job! Undersatndably, as he continues to get the runaround, his patience is running out. The government has given him little choice but to seek legal redress in this matter.

Why is it that when governments or companies owe individuals, sometimes they take their sweet time in paying and no penalty is affixed for delay? On the other hand, when the reverse is true, when we owe, we receive all kinds of reminders, deadlines, threats, penalties, delays etc.? Truly there's no justice in the world.

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Posted by John Da Silva 1 year, 10 months ago
I wonder what is going to be the final cost of the Warrens Office Complex? Are people not shocked when a project that should cost $25 million ends up costing $150 million.

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Posted by J. Payne 1 year, 10 months ago
Impatient? As if the man doesn't have people he too has to pay back.

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Posted by Kay-rani Rosita 1 year, 10 months ago
@Frank Husbands,
Are you writing just for effect? Perhaps, you shouldn't have bothered.

Might I suggest you read D. Stoute's sensible comment.

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Posted by Kenneth King 1 year, 10 months ago
I have been reading this article for some years now and what struck me was that the party in power at the time never cared for one of it's members because he would have had to be part of the party, Cuss me if you like. I agree he has waited way to long for his funds and the problem is that for a 25 million project that turned out to be 150 million of Tax payers money who is responsible for this missed use of public funds?
Now it says back to court but what can the court do when it is the Government who have to pay these same Judges, are they going to send in a Marshal or debt collector who are also payed by the Government....this goes on and each time, why are we building these kind of projects if we cannot afford them. I really feel that Ministers need to be questioned in situations like this and be hold accountable for such misappropriation of public funds. We don't have the money to pay so why give the green light to build this project. I personally feel at least the 25 million first and find some kind of decision to help off set the intrust.

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Posted by wayne husbands 1 year, 10 months ago
WHEN THE BLP lost the confidence,trust and interest of the barbadian people .and as a result was voted out of power. their main goal was to make this a one term session for the DLP and proceeded to do everything in their power to make this happen,Everything that they needed to finalize at the end of their term, they did not. and this was one of those things.. i think that there should be a quick resolve to this matter,i agree that it's been too long. and the people of barbados should be mindful of the kind of leadership,that they will have,should they be duped into voting BLP

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