|Social Activist or Con Man ??|
Our recent article, Individuals who Engage in the Unauthorised Practise of Law in Barbados can Hurt their "Clients," warned Bajans to steer clear of the untrained, uncertified and unlicensed WINSTON CLARKE, who holds himself out to the public as a "paralegal assistant," but is a charlatan, promising results in legal matters, but with a hidden agenda, and more.
According to published reports, Clarke has an impressive criminal record, no less than 40 convictions, as documented in the Barbados Police Service Criminal Records Department, which include:
(1) Unlawful Killing, one conviction.
(2) Wounding, two convictions.
(3) Robbery, four convictions.
(4) Theft, six convictions.
(5) Criminal Damage, four convictions.
(6) Burglary, eight convictions.
(7) Violations of the Computer Misuse Act, one conviction.
The above doesn't include his pending case where he used counterfeit banknotes to make payment for services.
If these multiple felony convictions don't deter individuals whom he solicits legal land fraud business from, no less an authority than a warden of the last prison where he was imprisoned has identified him as a sociopath, meaning that he has no regard for others whom he defrauds, hustles, or steals from. Bajans who cannot afford a real lawyer, and who have used his "legal services," risk losing what little they have in their quest for justice, which he simply cannot deliver. His former warden believes that he is destined to return to prison, as his reform posture is simply an act.
Some Bajans have accused Clarke of being a confidential informant for the police and the government; it is widely known that he has a direct line to PM Mottley. A number of reformers have distanced themselves from Clarke after learning details about him that they decline to share, but which lends further credence to the rumours.
Finally, Clarke's close relationship with the Steering Committee representatives is additional grounds for caution. The Steering Committee, which engages in charitable activities, has never publicly disclosed the sources of its funding, other than vague statements about overseas donors. Clarke's links to it raise the presumption that his activist public face may conceal a darker purpose. We attempted to reach an officer in the Steering Committee for a comment, but thus far have not received a response.
Is Winston Clarke gaslighting Bajans, and if so what is his true agenda? We will continue to seek the answers to this and other questions we have based in this and the prior article. Stay tuned.