Submitted by Anthony Davis
A senior official of Preconco Ltd., a Mark Maloney-managed company, today voiced fears that hundreds of workers could lose their jobs and millions of dollars in investment could leave Barbados if the Town & Country Planning Department does not give the go-ahead for a number of projects submitted by Maloney’s group of companies – Barbados TODAY dated 14 June, 2016
Pray tell me, Mr. Smith, do I detect a veiled threat coming from you if Mr. Maloney doesn’t get his way whenever and however he wants it?
Are you insinuating that there will be a surge in crime if any of Mr. Maloney’s workers are laid off?
Hasn’t Government laid off more than 3,000 workers?
Have we seen a spike in crime since then?
Are you saying that Mr. Maloney should be allowed to carry on as he has been – with total disregard for the laws of this country?
What if every businessman who heads a company/group of companies did the same as Mr. Maloney?
Then chaos would reign in Barbados – and we don’t want that – or do we?
You sound like a chip off your boss, and both of you must learn that the laws are to be adhered to, and not to be broken if and when it pleases you and Mr. Maloney. Others have had their places demolished although they were nothing but extensions to their houses and didn’t take up much space. Shall we make the poor, the needy and the vulnerable suffer, and allow the rich and the famous to do as they like?
I don’t think so!
I didn’t hear you mention the roundabout at Coverley, nor the gas station there which your boss should have removed eons ago. Is that right of your boss – to ignore what Town & Country Planning told him?
What if other companies with a similar number of employees did the same, Mr. Smith?
Suppose any other wanted to erect some building, but didn’t get planning permission for so doing?
Are you trying to tell me and the other taxpayers of this country that he should nevertheless do so?
I guess that company would have to have over 1,000 employees also!
How much leeway should this Government or any future ones give companies with 1,000 employees or more?
Should this be done across the board, or will it only obtain for a certain category of employer with 1,000 or more employees?
Was there a spike in crime when Intel packed up and left?
I don’t remember that happening.
Also this nonsense of someone trying to equate the Bussa Statue with such a hut is preposterous, and whoever made that statement doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
Go back to your history books, and you will see the difference.
We cannot allow the lower echelons of this country to be targeted whenever they do wrong, whereas the upper ones get away scot-free.
“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.” – George Washington