Castries, Saint Lucia, September 25, 2021:– A Barbadian developer with deep and strong Caribbean connections plans to launch a countersuit in a Florida court on Monday, in his continuing effort to recover US $10.2 million (EC $27.6 million) from a company he says he paid to deliver one million COVID-19 vaccines for three Caribbean nations, but never did.
In this latest twist in an ongoing regional business saga involving Caribbean personalities and entities seeking justice in a US court, Maloney, with significant investments in several Caribbean nations and territories, claims Radical Investments Limited — a company he established in Saint Lucia to do business out of Barbados — was scammed in a vaccine procurement scheme by a Florida-based company called Good Vibrations Entertainment.
Maloney says Good Vibrations was paid the US $10.2 million by Radical Investments, which had also been paid US $2.6 million (EC $7.3 million) earlier this year by the Saint Lucia government to secure 100,000 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines.
The vaccines were to have been part of a minimum one-million-doses purchase for The Bahamas, Barbados and Saint Lucia.
But Maloney claims Good Vibrations was only up to bad vibes all along, saying it was knowingly unable but undertook to secure and deliver the million vaccine doses Radical Investments had paid for.
According to Maloney’s accounts in the Barbados press, investigations — also involving British High Commission offices…