This story today has led me to look into a few things regarding Oxfam, Liberia, Compass Company and possible links to human trafficking.
Businessman killed with family in seaplane crash 'leaves £41m to Oxfam'
Richard Cousins, head of the catering company Compass, who died near Sydney on New Year’s Eve, had planned to leave the majority of his wealth in trust for his two sons, but they also died in the crash along with Cousins’ fiancée Emma Bowden and her 11-year-old daughter.
A clause in Cousins’ will said that in the event he and his sons were all killed together Oxfam should become the main beneficiary of his estate.
Quite an unlikley event, that his whole family were tragically killed in this crash at the beginning of 2018, in a plane that had already been involved in a fatal crash. Quite a lucky event for Oxfam since they have been having funding issues - more on that below
The cause of the Cousins' crash has not been released, not that I can find it anyway. Mr Cousins was due to step down as chief boss from the company Compass, which are a UK global Catering Company, the biggest in the world. They supply schools, armies, hospitals, prisons, caterers and more - see here. And they seem to supply them everywhere.
Focus on ESS - Eurest Support Services, a Compass sub group which give the impression they provide food to oil rig workers etc but key thing to note is they provide food to -
remote camps where thousands of workers spend significant periods of time away from their friends and family.
Remote camps like in Liberia where Compass/ESS bribed millions to secure their catering deals there. They were then sued millions for this illegal behaviour. They're also the group involved in the horsemeat scandal (if anyone from the UK remembers). Another link here about the bribery to get into Liberia.
Compass had led an illegal conspiracy to rig the award of UN contracts worth in excess of $350m (£188m) to provide food rations to peacekeeping forces around the world that "corrupted the United Nations and defrauded the UN's member states"
Why would an already successful, global company use such illegal risky behaviour using £1m bribes, fraud and coercion to secure contracts exclusivley for Liberia?
Could it be becuase Liberia is a source and destination for human trafficking and is an easy place to smuggle children out of as explained here. Note especially some of the recommendations -
vigorously investigate, prosecute, and convict government officials complicit in trafficking offenses.
Why the link to Oxfam?
Oxfam has shown us that when remote camps are set up in places like Haiti, child exploitation occurs. This story barely made the news in 2011 when it was 'discovered' and investiagted by Oxfam however a month after Mr Cousin's death in 2018, the media for some reason went crazy running the story as a huge scandal, overlooking the fact it happened years ago - only flutters of the timelines were mentioned. This was headline primetime news in the UK for weeks at the beginning of this year and I always found it strange like it was a deliberate rehashed story for some reason.
Here is good overview of the media frenzy by the BBC -
Oxfam, one of the UK's biggest charities, has dominated the headlines in recent weeks following allegations its staff hired prostitutes while working overseas.
Since then, the story has continued to develop, with the Charity Commission launching a statutory inquiry - the most serious action it can take.
Oxfam - which has nearly 10,000 staff working in more than 90 countries - denies any cover-up.
In fact there did appear to be no cover up by Oxfam as they say, they investigated at the time, they released their findings to the press (see again) -
The charity says it uncovered the accusations in 2011 and immediately launched an internal investigation.
The cover up so to speak appears to be that the media simply did NOT adequately cover this at the time. THEY didn't make it into a scandal so it didn't become one. And then years later suddenly it was.
Not long after QAnon started posting and Pizzagate was showing no signs of slowing...
The UK government swiftly decided to withdraw funding from Oxfam which would be around £31.7million based on last years funding -
£31.7m in taxpayer funding in 2016/17
At the time, celebs linked to Oxfam withdrew their association, which would also cut Oxfam a loss. People began to boycott their charity shops and cancelled their charity payment subscriptions, stopped donating books and clothes etc. Add that to the £31.7m and we are getting closer to what would seem to be around the £41m loss that they've conveniently now had donated. By Compass' deceased CEO.
At this point its important to point out there is nothing to link Mr Cousins to any wrong doing - he took over Compass after the scandals of bribery in Liberia. It makes me wonder though, what did he find out while working there? How deep did their corruption go? Why did he write Oxfam into his will? He did have other family, fiance etc but his millions were to go to his sons or if both sons died at the same time as him, ALL to Oxfam. Isn't this a bit strange to give ALL his fortune to Oxfam? Hasn't it worked out quite well for Oxfam that they have effectivley now suffered no financial loss over the 'scandal' from 2011 that was only made a scandal in 2018, after Mr Cousins' death?
Is Oxfam taking some sort of damage limatation to satisfy some of the pizzagaters, who are investigating these crimes in Haiti etc? Its almost like they and the media are saying 'oh look yes they were bad, now look away' and keep people from finding out the real truths.
Is a food service company a good way to get 'workers' on the ground in countries chosen for these purposes, knowing full well what we know about the workers of Oxfam in Haiti, should we be surprised if this company is another front for networking trafficking as they have the money and the power to ensure they have their workers based in easily exploited countries when they want to be? Like what Oxfam did with Haiti.
Compass' strange obsession with securing contracts in Liberia may turn out to not be child trafficking related but I can't rule out that something corrupt is going on here with all of these facts.
Edit to add this link https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/03/04/un-stop-sexual-abuse-peacekeepers which has many links down the side showing how much of a problem child trafficking and abuse is in Liberia and how it is under reported. The UN Peacekeepers are cited as culprits.