Submitted by Anthony Davis
Exactly three weeks after offering residents lots at $5 per square foot to help solve the ‘housing problems and the squatting problems in the country’, Minister of Housing and Lands Denis Kellman has warned that the days of Government selling cheap land were over – BARBADOS TODAY dated March 18, 2016
Pray tell me, Minister Kellman, were you not one of the persons who signed off on the sale of Government land to Cahill Energy at 6 cents per acre?
How much did that land cost Government, Mr. Kellman?
Is that not, in your opinion, cheap land?
I think that it’s the cheapest land since the whites robbed the Native Americans of their land during the settlement of North America!
Did the ex-con Dean Del Mastro get the same sweetheart deal as Clare Cowan for the land he bought to set up a solar energy plant, which will certainly put some homegrown businesses out of work, when he was out on bail?
Is the plan to build the $26 million solar manufacturing plant and solar farm in Barbados still scheduled to be completed in April 2016?
What’s this “hub of renewable energy” Dean Del Mastro is talking about?
What’s the “centre of excellence” in Barbados all about?
Will they still be hiring 140 employees by the time the plant opens on April 6, and 460 by the third year of operation?
If you can sell it at such a price to Clare Cowan who doesn’t even know one end of a gasification plant from the other, why can’t the taxpayers of this country expect cheap Government land?
You can sell it cheaply to some Jenny-come-lately but not to the taxpayers who also have to pay you?
That is nothing but a load of gobbledygook.
Home drums must beat first!
At least if it’s sold cheaply to the taxpayers it won’t be used for setting up a plant which no other country wants, and which will be spewing toxins into the environment thereby polluting Barbados more than it already is.
Only last month you offered land at $5 per square foot to the squatters.
It didn’t take long for you to renege on what you offered.
That’s very proactive, Mr. Kellman.
This shows how members of this “people-centred Government” operate.
Then someone has the gall to say that there’s too much dependence on Government!
On whom should we depend?
Who collects our money in taxes on a daily/weekly/monthly basis?
Do we give them to you so that you can give them to people like “Butch” Stewart, Clare Cowan – and the ilk of Dean Del Mastro who was out on bail after spending a night in jail for contravening the Election Canada laws when he flew to Barbados to make a deal with this Government, and which was plastered all over the Canadian newspapers, and from whose businesses the foreign exchange will be flowing out of the country?
“The worst thing is that we live in a contaminated moral environment.” – Vaclav Havel former President of Czechoslovakia