BARBADOS (Naked Departure) — DENIS KELLMAN — Everyone has an excuse when they are breaking the law. The drug man has to feed his family. Michael Carrington was waiting for his client to die. CLICO bosses thought it was an easy steal. Everyone has an excuse.
Then, there are times when you need to break bad laws; like the good people who hid jews in their attics and basements and the good white people who hid slaves — errrr……. x out about helping the slaves — that didn’t happen. But you get the gist!
Denis Kellman, you are wrong this time. Stop being bombastic and stop trying to talk your way out of your poor act of judgment. Should an aberrant wind taken hold of an electrical pole or galvanise or any other unforeseen danger happened to put people’s lives in danger while on your premises, what would you have said? And, do you have insurance, in case of emergency? Did you pay your employees double time? But Denis, there’s a reason why the island’s businesses were closed.
You are a minister, a servant of the people. When the people say close your doors, you should comply. No one is jealous. And since when did your hopscotch shop become a mall?
“Moontown’s Hardware would like to thank all its critics who wanted services and could not get them, but were jealous because our mall was opened to serve Lucy’s children and her friends. We were there for you during [Tropical storm] Tomas [in 2010] and you praised us; during the flooding in Holetown you were happy that we were opened. I am sorry that we sold nails etc for you.
“The next time if the staff are there for you I hope I do not hear how I am rich now and do not like poor people. When you hear the experienced people say they went hungry because we let them down, do not blame me,” he said.