BARBADOS/GOVERNMENT (Naked Departure) — JASON BARKER and MICHAEL SIMMONS — Naked, as the information about the thieving at the Barbados Revenue Authority has started to trickle through the proverbial taps via your website, I feel it is my civic duty to expose more of the thieving.
As was highlighted in a recent article on your website about Michael Simmons and his crooked ways; I wish to let the public of Barbados know that known thief, Michael Simmons was working in the Procurement Department for none other that the 2016 MVP of Naked Departure, Jason Barker – Head Of Procurement.
Michael Simmons was fired from his previous government job (NHC) for….guess what… thiefing. Michael is no fly by night thief, Michael has been stealing from his employers for years. He is very experienced and his specialties include but are not limited to Invoice manipulation, coercion and collusion.
Here is the kicker, when management found out Michael was committing massive fraud in the Procurement Department it was reported to Commissioner Sivers, who then transferred him to another department within the Revenue Authority for him to find other ways of making money by committing fraud.
Jason Barker has been complicit in these fraudulent transactions along with Michael Simmons. While Michael flies under the radar with regards to his everyday living, Jason flaunts his must be laundered cash in expensive watches, clothes, jewelry and the latest and greatest shades. Michael kept his mouth shut when he got found out and they both still have a job.
In some cases the same suppliers are complicit in the frauds, where they submit inflated invoices and give the two a cut back for the work. The suppliers who submit hand written invoices make it that much easier for these two criminals to make their side cash.
Margaret Sivers needs to be fired for not firing Michael Simmons when the facts were brought to her attention about his fraudulent dealings. You simply cannot have a known habitual thief, such as Michael Simmons working in a Company, especially the Central Revenue Collecting Agency, that is the Barbados Revenue Authority.
The Barbados Revenue Authority needs to be audited from top to bottom by a third party, starting with the Procurement Department.
Do you want to know why you haven’t gotten back your income tax return? Or why you haven’t gotten back your VAT returns some in the $100,000s from BRA?
It is because of the incompetence of the managers and the thieving of some of the staff.
Chris Sinclair come and deal with these crooks!!! Anonymous