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Open Letter to the Prime Minister Re:Hyatt Hotel Project

The Barbados Lobby

August 31, 2016

The Honourable Freundel Stuart

Prime Minister of Barbados

Government Headquarters

Bay Street

Bridgetown

Barbados

THE PROPOSED BUILDING OF THE HYATT HOTEL

 

Dear Sir,

I write to inform you that members of the Barbados Lobby are standing in solidarity with Mr. David Comissiong in protesting the building of the Hyatt Hotel on Carlisle Bay, Bay Street, St. Michael.

The group is of the opinion that while there may be economic benefits to be derived from the building of a hotel at that locale, it will be at the horrific cost of disrupting the highly valued recreational space that the beach has become for the Barbadian public. In a densely populated Bridgetown, Carlisle Bay is one of the few remaining open places except for Queens Park and the Garrison Savannah where hundreds of people each week can freely gather for socialization, rest, vigorous exercise and recreation. We are of the strong conviction that the area should be turned into a window to the sea.

It must have taken considerable time and effort for Bridgetown to achieve its designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is therefore confusing why Mr. Mark Maloney of Vision Developments did not see it fit to follow the guidelines that already exist, given the historic designation of the area.

One wonders how an increase in traffic congestion due to the location of the hotel on this site will be handled. This alone may be a primary reason why the hotel should not be built on this site. A more suitable location for this hotel should be sought.

Our concerns for the environment are grave. We do not know what effect the building a hotel of that proposed size will have on the environment since no Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) has been done. What we do know is that this beach is relatively new; leading some to speculate that it may not be wise to proceed without that assessment. We can also question what impact this will have on the coastline.

We are also concerned about the lack of transparency surrounding this project. Your manifesto promises to the people of Barbados regarding transparency are in danger of yet again not being honoured. We have been informed that to date, the people who live in the surrounding area where the proposed hotel is to be built have not been consulted.

We have been disappointed by the role played by the Minister of Industry and Commerce, the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Tourism with regards to this matter. How could the Minister of Tourism participate in a signing ceremony for the building of this proposed hotel when no permission was given by the Town and Country Planning Department? To add insult to injury, we were lost for words when the Minister of Industry and Commerce and the Minister of Finance went into the people’s House of Parliament and lied to the entire population of Barbados that building permission had been granted. We can only expect that you will not take this lightly and that appropriate disciplinary action will be taken by you.

Each and every Barbadian is called to be “a strict guardian of our heritage” and a “craftsmen of our fate” on this little rock and must leave our island in the best possible position for future generations to have and enjoy. We must never be made to feel that we are trespassing in our own country.

We are therefore appealing to you to act in the best interest of Barbadians and deny building permission for the Hyatt Hotel at the proposed at Carlisle Bay location.

Sincerely,

 

Heather Cole

On the behalf of the Members of the Barbados Lobby and;

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246 Comments on “Open Letter to the Prime Minister Re:Hyatt Hotel Project”

  1. ac September 4, 2016 at 2:16 PM #

    Heather you still grumbling about Mr. Holder’s intentions . Put it this way this time around Kammie focus is not on gaining unpopular support against an international well know brand the Hyatt corporation . He had and his other cohorts fully understood that if Cahill was giving birth it could have impacted the financial bearings of other environmental groups with a history of ownership or association in recycling with a cascading effect that other carribbean islands might follow barbados lead so there interest to fight was not only political but personnel In this instance the factors and factions are different you would not hear a whisper from those factions since none have an interest the mountain size of a Haytt upon which they can cry foul . i also take note to your full use of forwarding environmental issues on the table of debate which is also a cause of concern for some in the Hyatt debate in the same way that the WTE plant could have been problematic and to which Kammie has refused to acknowledge whole hardly but with some trepidation or a quasi clause of responding
    But i will tell you when dealing in politics and digging in a political grave yard it always depends on who are the grave diggers and what they are looking for which in this case you might have lost the plan.
    Your best way forward is to get your own group going under another banner as any hopes of Kammie endorsing your cause is fruitless whether it be environmental or otherwise . There are people who step out in the limelight as saviors but them too forget what they had previously said or just simply believe that others have forgotten such is the way of the world ,

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  2. David September 4, 2016 at 2:25 PM #

    Kammie does not need a yardfowl like you defending his position, he has been doing that himself.

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  3. ac September 4, 2016 at 2:38 PM #

    No sir i am not defending Kammie position far from it YOU need to remove your speckled frame glasses and read with full Understanding ja.ass

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  4. Kammie Holder September 4, 2016 at 3:25 PM #

    @AC, let me take a yawn…ah now get up from sleeping. How you?

    I like this weather,this rain is greatly appreciated. Let me take the kids for some ice cream. Bye!

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  5. Kammie Holder September 4, 2016 at 3:26 PM #

    @David, how do I post a picture?

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  6. David September 4, 2016 at 3:28 PM #

    Many on BU are using Imgr to upload picks and post the output link to the BU comment box.

    On Sun, Sep 4, 2016 at 7:26 PM, Barbados Underground wrote:

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  7. Well Well & Consequences September 4, 2016 at 3:35 PM #

    ACs…yall too in awe of the Hyatt, it’s just a better brand than most hotels, I have stayed in them but will not sell my soul to them, nothing to bow amd scrape while kissing ass and bending down for a big fat screwing. …the issue here is the location…..wrong…..15 stories….. wrong……and stupid government ministerns picking up taxpayer’s money or pension fund money and using stealth to help the crooks Maloney, Bizzy et al fund the hotel. …doubly wrong….and those are the issues.

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  8. Heather September 4, 2016 at 3:48 PM #

    When ac and I sing from the same sheet something is dead wrong.

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  9. David September 4, 2016 at 3:54 PM #

    Sugar project faces more delays

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  10. Bush Tea September 4, 2016 at 4:06 PM #

    @ David
    That shiite was stillborn….

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  11. ac September 4, 2016 at 4:09 PM #

    Heather as far as support for the Hyatt we are not on the same page .just opening your eyes to hypocrisy .

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  12. Enuff September 4, 2016 at 6:37 PM #

    Comparing the impact of the Hilton and Radisson with that of Hyatt shows Hoyos’ little understanding of the issue. For one he’s comparing impact to the Bay to impact on the street and adjoining sites.

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  13. David September 4, 2016 at 7:05 PM #

    Hoyos and the journalists invited on the catamaran flotilla will now do the job expected of them.

    On Sun, Sep 4, 2016 at 10:38 PM, Barbados Underground wrote:

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  14. Gabriel September 4, 2016 at 7:48 PM #

    Correct David.Happens all the time.Invite those chop sutters for a eat ah food and a drink and they sing for their supper.

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  15. Heather September 4, 2016 at 11:52 PM #

    @ac i know.

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  16. Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right - INRI September 5, 2016 at 11:33 AM #

    @ The Honourable Blogmaster & The Gazer.

    Re Profiles & writing Styles

    Take a look at AC’s post – ac September 4, 2016 at 2:16 PM # in open-letter-to-the-prime-minister-rehyatt-hotel-project

    Then take a look at ac September 5, 2016 at 9:15 AM # on the comissiong-responds-to-nation-newspaper-editorial-time-to-re-think-policy-of-building-on-our-beaches blog

    AND, barring the few instances where the Ignorant AC inserts her head OR where we see the appearances of Pigrim, the DLP General Secretary and Kellman, who you can tell by his “metre” WE ARE SEEING A DEFINITE NEW PRESENCE with greater? reasoning capacity, or at least, a more coherent narrative, and better grammar, with increasing frequency!!

    They recognize the power of Barbados UnderGround and the impact that David King, the household, and the family, are having on the Public and they are coming to everyplace that they see the tsunami swell that is coming to tek them out.

    It is noted that the Parliament is in Recess until October.

    And thereafter we can expect, WITH THE START OF THE INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATIONS FIASCO?, to see that the election campaigns will commence in earnest.

    So, to arms!! colleagues all!!

    NOT ONE EFFING SEAT!! for any DLP Representative.

    We are going to vote everyone of them out!!

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  17. Bush Tea September 5, 2016 at 12:01 PM #

    @ Piece
    We are going to vote everyone of them out!!
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Do you REALLY think that they don’t know that…??!!
    But so what? …We don’t have to pay them pensions for life…?

    That is like a man robbing your family and burning down your house …only to be locked up at Dodds while your homeless ass is taxed for evermore to feed and house him…

    Pachamama is right about the Guillotine…….

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  18. Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right - INRI September 5, 2016 at 12:43 PM #

    @ Bush Tea.

    Barbados’ Laws provide a clear punishment for theft and, in the case of the Democratic Labour Party and its ministers, representatives and paling fowl appointees (as well as those of the BLP) the punishment for theft of public funds, or the theft of anything is clear.

    I ent no lawyer so de ole man copy dis “Robbery is the felonious and violent taking of any money or goods from the person of another, putting him in fear, be the value thereof above or under one shilling…” jes to mek a point dat um is a lock-upable crime.

    If you or I were to teif money from someplace Bush Tea dem was gine lock we up.

    In fact Bush Tea, we ent even got to teif nuffin and dem gine lock we up.

    Hopi was suggesting yesterday dat we need a vigilante crew to exterminate dem scvunt but dat is even worse dat exposing a prime minister letter and show he to be an effing liar.

    And ef Verla Depeiza can say dat “dat is treason, and dat de body is to be hanged” whu Bushie dat would mean dat we would be scalped, hung, drawn quartered and boiled and den kilt… not necessarily in dat order

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  19. Well Well & Consequences September 5, 2016 at 2:37 PM #

    Lol…Hopi might be a little frustrated, but ya cant send in vigilantes or mercenaries, particularly since she is suggesting no outside intervention, but bajan men are not made of mercenary or vigilante matetial, they go along to get along…..so it wont work from the beginning.

    Besides…that would be the opening foolish Verla needs to institute treason charges, since many of the politicians/ministers will be caught up in the cleansing. …they do not want outside intervention to help clean up the gun running, drug running, money laundering or human trafficking, but ya will see how quickly those same ministers and authorities will jump on the phone and call up international agencies to help them put down anyone trying to clean up crime and corruption….outside of their control….lol

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  20. Gabriel September 5, 2016 at 7:59 PM #

    Piece
    The secret is to get the 40% that refused to vote in 2013 to come out and vote against these insipid lying corrupt poor rakey DLP parasites headed by a non starter marking time on the job.For sure that 40% would have seen how worse off we have all become since the Dems came to power in 08 and all the promises unfulfilled that are hanging like a millstone around their necks starting with a new hospital at Kingsland led in lies by the fisherman son who think he talking to his fishing buddies at Skeete’s Bay and by the sick lying corrupt parched lipped ‘don’t forget my cut’ lowdown who promised that “WHEN A PIPE BURSTSES WE WILL HAVE A CREW TO FIX IT RIGHTAWAY”The poor people in St Joseph waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting for water in the the 50th year of Independence…..back to stand pipes….these lowlife cotsuppas,hoes, wimps and sumsbeeches.Not one economist support them,even Deliar seeing the writing on the wall distancing e’self from man ‘o fineants.

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  21. Anthony Davis September 6, 2016 at 3:16 AM #

    Pray tell me, how can such a colossus blend in with the surrounding buildings? After seeing the architect’s suggestion, I am more set against it being built on the property designated for it. Bethel Methodist church will be directly opposite. Can anyone see churchgoers stepping into church and saying how well that monstrosity blends in with the surrounding buildings? What about the traffic which will be pouring onto Bay St. after it has opened with traffic on that stretch already coming to a standstill most days during peak hours? Is it planned to give the rich, the famous and the bigoted special permission to exit at will, or will they get their own traffic lights which they can switch as they please? One never knows what concessions this Government has given them, because everything is done covertly by them!

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