David Comissiong Responds to Sinckler and Inniss and their Demagoguery

Submitted by DAVID  ANDRE  COMISSIONG

Ministers Donville Inniss and Chris Sinckler

Perhaps Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler  and Minister of Industry Donville Inniss could explain to us Barbadians how the process of having Mr Mark Maloney construct a  hotel at Bay Street, St Michael would boost Barbados’ reserves of foreign exchange.

It would seem to me that Mr Maloney would be likely to use up and further deplete Barbados’ reserves of foreign exchange during the process of constructing his hotel, since most of the construction material that he would be using would be imported into Barbados and would therefore have to be purchased with our scarce foreign exchange.

Any possible foreign exchange earnings from such a project would clearly be several years down the road, if and when the hotel gets up and going and is able to attract additional foreign tourists to our Island.

Furthermore, it is factually incorrect to suggest that I, David Comissiong, have had Maloney’s project put on hold by way of a High Court injunction. Rather, what I have done is to ask a Judge of the Supreme Court of Barbados to subject the grant of permission to Maloney’s company to a process of JUDICIAL  REVIEW.

The facts are as follows:-

In July 2016 Mr. Mark Maloney made a public statement  asserting that he would be commencing the construction of a 15 storey Hyatt hotel in September 2016 .

I then responded to Maloney’s statement by writing  to BOTH the Chief Town Planner and the Minister Responsible for Town and Country Planning (Mr Freundel Stuart) expressing consternation at Maloney’s statement, and asserting that the Law of the land demanded that Maloney’s application be subjected to a physical and social “Environmental Impact Assessment” (EIA).

Needless to say, I received no response from either the Chief Town Planner or the Minister — not even a letter of acknowledgement of receipt of my letter !

Furthermore, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart — the Minister Responsible for Town and Country Planning — ultimately went ahead and simply granted Maloney’s company permission to construct their 15 storey hotel without having the benefit of the findings of an Environmental Impact Assessment to guide and inform him in the making of his decision.

It is against this background that I decided that it had become necessary to have a Judge of the Supreme Court of Barbados examine the manner in which Mr Stuart had dealt with the application of Maloney’s company, and determine whether Stuart’s decision was lawfully made. This legal procedure is known as JUDICIAL  REVIEW and it is provided for by the Administrative Justice Act, Chapter 109 B of the Laws of Barbados.

It needs to be noted that under the Laws of Barbados there is a category of construction projects that require the carrying out of an Environmental Impact Assessment “BEFORE” any permission can be granted for them to go ahead. And this is so because these projects possess the potential to do serious damage to the precious physical and social environment of our country.

It is therefore in the best interest of our country to have a Judge of the Supreme Court examine Mr Maloney’s project and its implications for the physical , social, cultural and heritage environment of Barbados, and determine whether the manner in which the Application for the project was processed by the Minister was in compliance with the standards and procedures required by the Laws of Barbados.  This is what the Application for Judicial Review that I filed in the Court on the 22nd March 2017 is all about.

I also subsequently filed an Interlocutory Application requesting that the Court grant an INTERIM  ORDER suspending the Grant of Permission to Maloney’s company  until the Court can hear and make a decision on the JUDICIAL  REVIEW application. This request for an INTERIM  ORDER is in keeping with Section 72 of the Town and Country Planning Act of Barbados. However, this Interlocutory Application has not yet been dealt with by the Supreme Court of Barbados.

Furthermore, Mr Stuart, the Minister Responsible for Town and Country Planning, has indicated that he is opposing the request for an INTERIM  ORDER suspending the grant of permission to Maloney’s company while the Court carries out the process of JUDICIAL  REVIEW.

Thus, as of today’s date, the grant of permission to Maloney’s company still remains in effect, and, to the best of my knowledge, Maloney is continuing to do work on the Bay Street site.

Ultimately, a Supreme Court judge will review this entire matter and will determine whether the permission that was granted to Maloney’s company was lawfully or unlawfully granted. If it is determined that the permission was not lawfully granted, one would then expect the Court to quash the decision and the permission.

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120 Comments on “David Comissiong Responds to Sinckler and Inniss and their Demagoguery”

  1. George C. Brathwaite April 19, 2017 at 9:47 PM #

    At least DC is much more above board than the Government and the Cabinet under the PM. In 2017 it cannot be acceptable the vain and veiled manner in which the decision-makers proceeded. I support Hyatt but not at any cost and certainly not without the requisite lawful permissions. Ultimately the Supreme Court shall rule.

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  2. David April 19, 2017 at 9:53 PM #

    Is the government suggesting through its agent Inniss that we the citizens do not have the right to seek judicial review as it was designed to deliver justice?

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  3. Prodigal Son April 19, 2017 at 10:19 PM #

    From the time that Freundel Stuart did the site visit and had his security and police run the Nation journalists from Bay Street, I knew that something was fishy and underhand with this project.

    It is very sad that we have a government whose interest is not the people but for a select five white men who are bleeding this country.

    Dont the black contractors have no ideas or are not worthy of being awarded contracts?

    I am waiting to see if this 100 million comes into Barbados………..are we going to hear that the government is guaranteeing a loan with some bank.

    By the way has the government paid Tom Grant for Sam Lords?

    When will this government answer Ronald Toppin’s question on the status of the land on which this Hyatt is to be built. The land belongs to the taxpayers and was vested to the BTI.

    How much did Maloney pay for our land or was it given away to him for free?

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  4. David April 19, 2017 at 10:29 PM #

    Here is a reminder what Group Economist of RBC for the Caribbean stated in her review of the Barbados economic landscape.

    The authorities have indicated that USD inflows are expected from the Development Banks, and for various

    tourism-related projects, as well as divestment of the Oil Terminal. I want to caution however: (1) that these are largely one-off or exceptional flows, and are not the way in which Barbados would typically earn foreign currency flows,

    (2) that USD inflows raised from debt (from the development banks or otherwise) have to be repaid with even more USD over time, and the Barbados Government is already running a primary fiscal deficit. This means they are borrowing to pay interest on existing debt – and further debt will drive total debt servicing costs even higher (already 26% of total revenues),

    (3) that in light of chronically weaker USD inflows, borrowing more USD now, could make things worse in the

    medium-long term,

    (4) and finally, USD inflows for projects are largely temporary – they flow back out as materials and equipment are imported for the execution of the project.

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  5. Tron April 19, 2017 at 11:50 PM #

    Prodigal,

    For your relief: There are also black Barbadians in imortant and expensive roles in this project …

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  6. Own Area April 20, 2017 at 4:36 AM #

    I think the BU family would been keen to know the date given by the Court for the application for the interim order to heard.

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  7. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger April 20, 2017 at 5:47 AM #

    The governmeht breaks the laws of the land to accomodate Maloney, Cow, Bizzy, Bjerkham, who are also law breakers, in dipping their hands in the treasury and NIS pension fund.

    Fruendel the Fraud and his ministers are law breakers, the sooner the island is rid of them, the better. You cannit break the island’s laws for certain prople, then call yoursekf a government.

    Dumbville Inniss is useless as a minister…. the definition of JUDICIAL REVIEW was explained in it’s most simple form, he could also have googled the definition…yet this retard still wants to mislead the population…he should have stuck to porn..

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  8. millertheanunnaki April 20, 2017 at 5:55 AM #

    “It would seem to me that Mr Maloney would be likely to use up and further deplete Barbados’ reserves of foreign exchange during the process of constructing his hotel, since most of the construction material that he would be using would be imported into Barbados and would therefore have to be purchased with our scarce foreign exchange..”

    It’s rather encouraging to see that David C. is at last going for the financial jugular of this make-believe Tower of Baloney instead of shadow boxing with the moving legal target.

    You have now opened wide the window of enlightenment to see what this project is really about.

    From your new helicopter position you should keep your legal weapon firmly focused on the forest of confusion where foreign money is not growing on imported trees and NIS could be the reverse Robin Hood masquerading as the banker of last resort.

    David C, you have shown your full house of betting cards of litigation. Now let us see if your opponent(s) can beat you with a financial straight of diamonds worth $200 million in forex and bury you with a spade of hearts in the eyes of the public.

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  9. Pachamama April 20, 2017 at 5:57 AM #

    All kinds of BLP yardfowls are making their partisan interventions.

    However, there is one issue that none of these people

    Including George ‘Georgie Porgie’ Brathwaite and David Comissiong would ever answer

    When and how can the biting out of a woman’s ‘pokera’ by MAM be properly explained to the Barbadian public?

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  10. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger April 20, 2017 at 6:07 AM #

    BTW….

    I understand parts pf St. Thomas were without electricity for about 7 hours yesterday, from afternoon into the night….. does EMERA not apologize for inconvenience to their customers and give ETA updates to their customers, seeing as they not only pay very high electricity bills, but EMERA Canada got the nerve to also want bajans to pay for their hedging/gambling bets and debts as well, does EMERA believe they have some type of entitlement on the island.

    That is not how electric companies operate in Canada, stop being uncouth in Barbados.

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  11. David April 20, 2017 at 7:04 AM #

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  12. Bush Tea April 20, 2017 at 7:09 AM #

    David C actually dignified Dumbville’s rant with a serious response…..?
    Steupssss…

    Such desperate idiocy on the part of Inniss should be punished with laughter and farts.

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  13. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger April 20, 2017 at 7:35 AM #

    Dumbville Inniss should be punished severely by the electorate for blatantly lying to them and insulting their intelligence in an attempt to help Maloney and his gang rob the taxpayer’s treasury and NIS pension fund.

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  14. Frustrated Businessman aka 'Nation of Laws' my ass. April 20, 2017 at 7:57 AM #

    “Perhaps Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler and Minister of Industry Donville Inniss could explain to us Barbadians how the process of having Mr Mark Maloney construct a hotel at Bay Street, St Michael would boost Barbados’ reserves of foreign exchange.

    It would seem to me that Mr Maloney would be likely to use up and further deplete Barbados’ reserves of foreign exchange during the process of constructing his hotel, since most of the construction material that he would be using would be imported into Barbados and would therefore have to be purchased with our scarce foreign exchange.

    Any possible foreign exchange earnings from such a project would clearly be several years down the road, if and when the hotel gets up and going and is able to attract additional foreign tourists to our Island.”

    As already posted on BU by me months ago.

    The sale of the oil terminal will also not see one cent of foreign exchange earned.

    Desperate Fools leaping from pillar to post.

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  15. Bush Tea April 20, 2017 at 8:13 AM #

    @ Frustrated B
    Desperate Fools leaping from pillar to post.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Pillars and posts tend to have strong foundations.

    They are grabbing at straws….. as drowning men tend to do….

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  16. Carson C. Cadogan April 20, 2017 at 8:23 AM #

    DAVID  ANDRE  COMISSIONG

    One of these days you will speak something sensible. Do something sensible.

    At least that is my hope.

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  17. Carson C. Cadogan April 20, 2017 at 8:28 AM #

    Pacamama

    “”When and how can the biting out of a woman’s ‘pokera’ by MAM be properly explained to the Barbadian public?””

    Don’t worry, all of these things and more will be explained when the bell rings next year. Stay tuned what you highlighted is only the tip of the iceberg. There is much ,much ,more.

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  18. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger April 20, 2017 at 8:37 AM #

    Carson…no one wants to hear yall nasty, low class election rhetoric meant to titillate to score cheap political points and get dumb voters, if ya have information, either tell the public or keep it, ya stupid people.

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  19. Bright Red Cherry April 20, 2017 at 8:44 AM #

    Carson

    ………As will be the pictures of the flats (4 of them) in St.John’s Wood in London, England which certain people in Government negotiated the CAHILL permission.

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  20. Bright Red Cherry April 20, 2017 at 8:46 AM #

    Saint John’s Wood is a district of northwest London, in the City of Westminster, and on the northwest side of Regent’s Park. It is about 2.5 miles (4 km) northwest of Charing Cross. Once part of the Great Middlesex Forest, it was later owned by the Knights of St John of Jerusalem.[1]

    The boundaries of St. John’s Wood are the Regent’s Canal to the south, Maida Vale (Edgware Road) to the west, Boundary Road to the north and Avenue Rd/Primrose Hill Park to the east.

    It is a very affluent neighbourhood,[2] with the area postcode (NW8) ranked by Forbes magazine as the fifth most expensive postcode in London based on the average home price in 2007.[3] According to a 2014 property agent survey, St. John’s Wood residents pay the highest average rent in all of London.[4]

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  21. Gabriel April 20, 2017 at 8:49 AM #

    Pornville Inniss was on the brink of defeat in 2013 when the numerally challenged man from north west sent money and giveaways to influence Husband’s was defeated.I posit the view that if Ronnie Yearwood had been given the exposure he got as a result of engaging Barbados recently at the TAFC,one might conclude he would likely have presented a greater challenge to the DLP retaining that seat in the upcoming general election.I think Inniss takes Bajans for fools.Where is he and James Paul on the chicken wing scandal?Inniss is supposed to be an expert in marine aqua-culture.He should have stuck to that.

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  22. Bright Red Cherry April 20, 2017 at 8:50 AM #

    In her response to the budget of June 2015 leader of the Opposition Mia Mottley gave impetus to the Cahill Energy debate when she shocked the country with the revelation that four ministers (Darcy Boyce, Denis Kellman, Chris Sinckler and Denis Lowe) had signed a Power Purchase Agreement with Cahill Energy dated 15 March 2014.
    Signatures of Ministers Boyce, Kellman, Sinckler and Lowe on the Power Purchase Agreement

    Signatures of Ministers Boyce, Kellman, Sinckler and Lowe on the Power Purchase Agreement

    The government defended (not very well) the agreement with the Claire Cowan Cahill Energy company, however, subsequent events have proved the Fruendel Stuart led government withheld vital information from Barbadians.

    Barbadians were NOT told that on the 13 September 2013 Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart signed a Heads of Terms Agreement related to Cahill Energy that committed the government to specific deliverables which have cost and legal implication for Barbados. For example, clause 5 of the agreement reads as follows:
    section 5, heads of term agreement.

    Clause 5 of the Heads of Term Agreement

    Why did the Prime Minister remain silent on the matter of his involvement during the June 2015 budget debate? Why did he not defend Minister Denis Lowe – who had lead responsibility – and the other ministers who were heavily criticized for their involvement with Cahill Energy?
    Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart’s signature next to Clare Cownan, CEO of Cahill Energy

    Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart’s signature next to Clare Cownan, CEO of Cahill Energy

    What adds to the Cahill intrigue is the letter (parts 1,2) signed by Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart dated 3 March 2014 addressed to Clare Cowan advising that Cabinet approval was obtained and the agreement with Cahill had been submitted to the Solicitor General’s Office as part of the required due diligence process.

    In 2013 Prime Minister Stuart in his head to head with Owen Arthur won the debate on the matter of who was perceived to have greater integrity by the public. The Cahill Energy transaction has given justification to those who now question the honesty of our prime minister. The public announcement last week by Minister Denis Lowe – forced by the No Confidence Motion – is not the final chapter in the book titled ‘Governance‘.

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  23. millertheanunnaki April 20, 2017 at 8:52 AM #

    @ Carson C. Cadogan April 20, 2017 at 8:28 AM:
    “Don’t worry, all of these things and more will be explained when the bell rings next year. Stay tuned what you highlighted is only the tip of the iceberg. There is much ,much ,more.”

    Carrion, you mean like the Pegasus Hotel tapes you had like the sword of Damocles over OSA in the last elections?

    You have never released those tapes as promised just like the promise to never privatize State-owned assets but leaving it up to the poor old woman on the T B bus to do your dirty electoral work.

    Weren’t you siding with MAM (clitoris or no clitoris) when she was overthrown in a coup staged by OSA when he found out the man who never “lied, stole or cheated” had received an early invitation to hell from the Devil?

    Who are you going to engage this time around to do your electoral dirty work to make MAM run down Broad Street stark naked from madness?

    Mara or Ave Maria about to join the ghost which roams the St. John Church yard offering advice to Stinkliar on how to further ruin the economy?

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  24. Bright Red Cherry April 20, 2017 at 9:01 AM #

    millertheanunnaki

    ………………..and the politically foolish idiot Mara minding CS and GP and carrying the nasty fight to MAM not realizing these that when MAM drop the corruption arsenal of bombs on the Thompson family the DLP will find a new candidate for St.John.
    What did the $3.3MILLION BUY

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  25. NorthernObserver April 20, 2017 at 9:58 AM #

    How can we build anything in Bim, without eating up Forex? It becomes a moot point.

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  26. NorthernObserver April 20, 2017 at 10:02 AM #

    “That is not how electric companies operate in Canada, stop being uncouth in Barbados.”

    Obviously you live in Urbania? Go a few hours north and discover how often they shut down the power without notice. I keep 3 ice cubes in a glass in the freezer, just to check, things haven’t thawed and refrozen.The clocks etc tell me the power has been off, I just don’t know for how long if I am away.

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  27. ndtewarie April 20, 2017 at 11:08 AM #

    PEACE AND WAR

        Our very real troubles in this life
        Was because of a war or a peace
        Our society is built on confusion
        Whenever there’s peace in one part
                War will break out in another region
        And the people are so brainwashed
        The truth they never can ever see 
        They’ve been succumbed to strife
        Of men trying to mark their crease
        And ended up in mass delusion
        Not putting the horse before the cart
        Too dedicated to their party’s legion
        Preferring to be mentally thrashed
        By man’s sheer evil hypocrisy
    
        We haven’t learnt from history
        Repeating the same, same old mistakes
        Like the Arabs and the Jews
        From since the times of Goshen
                They are still at it in the Middle East
        Haven’t learnt anything from the Irish
        The Tamil Tigers of the same school
        The Indian and Pakistani story
        Cause you can’t eat and have your cakes
        Then go and pray in your pews
        As they are doing now in Iran
        Where war is their own loving beast
        Learnt from their teachers the British
        Who taught them to divide and rule
    

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  28. David April 20, 2017 at 11:23 AM #

    Didn’t the Prime Minister, Mr. Integrity himself, promised to reveal something about an FBI file while standing on the floor of the House? He also revealed that there is a CLICO list he was willing to share? Promises, promises and guess what, it has nothing to do with the problems affecting the economy and wider.

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  29. David April 20, 2017 at 11:29 AM #

    The statement quoted by Donville Inniss on the morning news smacks of trying to intimidate David Comissiong. It is a citizen’s right to invoke the option to apply to the courts to seek a judicial review. What Inniss needs to address is the outcome of the illegal importation of chicken wings by a member of his constituency and the relabeling of items that was highlighted last year.

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  30. David April 20, 2017 at 11:38 AM #

    To make matter appear to be ridiculous, this matter was scheduled to be heard yesterday and you guess it -it was postponed, why? The judge assigned to the case s on leave.

    You cant make this stuff up. This is where Inniss should direct his ire, at the administration of the courts.

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  31. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger April 20, 2017 at 11:43 AM #

    Northern…if you check their website or call their hotline in Canada, ya will get information..even if it’s an estimate, I have done it many time even in minus 47 degree weather where all the power lines are ripped down.

    Calls were made to EMERA yesterday and all they got was the standard…. they dont know…that is not good customer service.

    You must live close to Greenland..lol

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  32. angela Skeete April 20, 2017 at 12:27 PM #

    Why is Comissiong still ranting and raving . did he not file a motion against govt building of the Hotel with several claims attached. Now how is it that when ministers speak on the issue he rans to media to defend his claims . Does he not have enough trust in the judicial process in which he has placed his claims. Thenwhy bother if not
    His obsession with Maloney might be the basis of and the undoing of his claims against govt

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  33. NorthernObserver April 20, 2017 at 12:39 PM #

    “The statement quoted by Donville Inniss on the morning news smacks of trying to intimidate David Comissiong.”

    you must know from past exchanges those two have a ting for each other?

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  34. Bright Red Cherry April 20, 2017 at 12:39 PM #

    angela

    The Maloney mirage named Hyatt will soon by left hy and dry.

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  35. Bright Red Cherry April 20, 2017 at 12:41 PM #

    From what I know Commissiong does not bat on the ‘same side’ that Inniss does and likes. 🙂

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  36. NorthernObserver April 20, 2017 at 12:44 PM #

    @WW&C….north meant northern ontario, Emera doesn’t supply those areas. That area goes out plenty, and I have given up calling…..very polite but rarely accurate.

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  37. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger April 20, 2017 at 12:52 PM #

    Ok Northern…I am yet to experience power outages outside of extreme weather conditions or flooding, only get the occasional outage. Your area must be overloaded..ya tend to get that in heavily populated cities, or there could be other reasons.

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  38. angela Skeete April 20, 2017 at 1:01 PM #

    Intimidate what. Just a bunch of hogwash and foolishness drumed up by the blp operatives. Nothing can be more intimidating than to have a person decision snatched away and place in a state of indecision
    That is what Comissiong proceeded to do when he unilaterally delayed barbados progress and put many lives in economic limbo until the court decides the fate of the Hyatt.
    The court decision if negative can have devastating results home and aboard for future investment in barbados
    For those who wants to see a decision against govt better beware that when all is said and done the economic future of barbados would be the one to suffer

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  39. David April 20, 2017 at 1:08 PM #

    @NO

    Must be a class thing that was incubated at HC.

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  40. NorthernObserver April 20, 2017 at 1:27 PM #

    based on BU comments several months ago, the two were several (6 or 7?) years apart. I therefore suspect the incubator was elsewhere.

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  41. Hants April 20, 2017 at 2:35 PM #

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  42. angela Skeete April 20, 2017 at 3:36 PM #

    Any how i angela Skeete have faith in the judicial process that would weight in the balance the economic interest of barbados and would therefore pursue a path that is deliberate and consequential in its decision making towards barbados progress one which outweighs the efforts and exercise by marksmen in a futile attempt to destroy barbados economic future

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  43. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger April 20, 2017 at 4:35 PM #

    Yll are thieve, trying to steal from your own people to give greedy minorities in exchange for bribes, all of you should be locked up.

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  44. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger April 20, 2017 at 4:38 PM #

    YALL ARE THIEVES.

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  45. Vincent Haynes April 20, 2017 at 4:47 PM #

    Chuckle….some people just plain hard ears or dumpsey…..

    Jeff stated some time ago that justice is not about emotion but the law and facts…..as the saying goes….Justice is blind.

    Not according to the operatives who wish for this govt to dictate to the courts…….look where Bim has sunk to…..real bannana republic.

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  46. Gabriel April 20, 2017 at 4:52 PM #

    The hignorance of the DLP sycophants never cease to astound.An objection is placed before the High Court seeking Judicial Review of an act of the Barbados Government through its PM and others.Its nothing to do with weighing the pros or cons of the “economic interest” whatever that is supposed to mean.This item which DC has had to place before the court should never have been allowed by the minister.Its a tragedy of insane proportions to see how the slave mentality is alive and well with the member out of Marchfield,St Philip.Bussa’s blood was spilled for these stupid people and they still have not learned to stop saying and doing the albino’s bidding.Its a bloody shame.

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  47. David April 20, 2017 at 5:00 PM #

    @Gabriel

    Agree with you.

    Many weeks ago in a press release made public- and posted on BU and traditional media- the government was warned that if it proceeded without meeting with the people of the area to effectively explain the project DC would seek intervention from the Court.

    The fact they have proceeded means two things 1) they hignorant or 2)the project is a front to distribute project fees.

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  48. angela Skeete April 20, 2017 at 6:04 PM #

    we shall see if a country deep in debt and in search of an economic life line would be pushed further down to the depth of economic doldrums by the courts allowing the emotional buffoonery of political demagogues to prevail

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  49. angela Skeete April 20, 2017 at 6:30 PM #

    Seen the courts gave Comissiong permissioins that were not in the best int erst of barbados namely the case of Raul Garcia the convicted criminal whose homeland of Cuba refuse to take him back initially ,the courts bend over backwards allowing taxpayers money to house this criminal but then this is barbados a country where love of self int erst supersedes love of country.

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  50. Bush Tea April 20, 2017 at 6:59 PM #

    @ David
    The fact they have proceeded means two things 1) they hignorant or 2)the project is a front to distribute project fees.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Both….

    ….and they clearly are being dictated to by a ‘bullish’ personality …. the type that continues building in the face of a court order….. that builds a gas station without permission ….

    We are in an indeed dark place…..

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  51. Kevin April 20, 2017 at 7:55 PM #

    Chupse, let the Hyatt come! Let it be built before the next elections are called! Thank you.

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  52. Artax April 20, 2017 at 9:52 PM #

    “Any how i angela Skeete have faith in the judicial process that would weight in the balance the economic interest of barbados…..”

    This yard-fowl fuh real?????

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  53. Artax April 20, 2017 at 9:53 PM #

    Your need to pontificate on any and every given matter is astounding. [angela Skeete April 12, 2017 at 8:42 AM #]

    Are you suggesting the court should dismiss Comissiong’s suit based on a consideration of economics and not law?

    So, the judge would simply tell Comissiong, “Skipper, your case is dismissed because Barbados needs foreign exchange.”

    Man, you and Carson like wunnuh en realize de two uh wunnuh foolish is shiite, yuh!

    It would “harrow me with fear and wonder” if people were to use the shiite you contribute to BU as encouragement to vote for the DLP.

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  54. Simple Simon April 20, 2017 at 10:27 PM #

    @angela Skeete April 20, 2017 at 6:30 PM “Seen the courts gave Comissiong permissioins that were not in the best int erst of barbados namely the case of Raul Garcia the convicted criminal whose homeland of Cuba refuse to take him back initially ,the courts bend over backwards allowing taxpayers money to house this criminal but then this is barbados a country where love of self int erst supersedes love of country.

    Ya Poppit. So what was Barbados to do with Raul Garcia then? Since Cuba his country of birth had refused to take his back, and the United States the country where he spent his formative years also refused to take him back.

    What was Barbados to do once he had served his sentence? Keep the man locked up for ever and ever Amen? Stupssseee!!!

    David did the right thing. Persuaded Cuba the country of his birth to take to take him back. Since the United States was immovable in its objection to take him.

    And I think that you understand that Barbados cannot force the United States [nor Cuba for that matter] to do anything.

    How does a country like Barbados force a country like the United States that has 1,000 times the population of Barbados…a huge standing military, armed with everything up to nuclear weapons?

    How?

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  55. Simple Simon April 20, 2017 at 10:36 PM #

    @angela Skeete April 20, 2017 at 6:30 PM “Seen the courts gave Comissiong permissioins that were not in the best int erst of barbados.”

    The courts DUTY is to act in the best interest of JUSTICE.

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  56. angela Skeete April 20, 2017 at 10:37 PM #

    bot going to rehash the Raul Garcia case with YOU i say what i have to say and if you do not like it then TOO BAD

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  57. Simple Simon April 20, 2017 at 10:49 PM #

    Silly child.

    We all have an obligation to say the truth.

    And you are right. I do not like untruths.

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  58. mitchlans April 21, 2017 at 12:04 AM #

    Carson C. Cadogan April 20, 2017 at 8:28 AM #

    “Don’t worry, all of these things and more will be explained when the bell rings next year. Stay tuned what you highlighted is only the tip of the iceberg. There is much ,much ,more.”

    Oh yes CCC, how right you are that there is more, much, much more. The only problem is that the REAL meat that will be revealed, and the evidence that will come tumbling out of the closets, will not be to your liking at all. Not only will eyebrows be raised, but certain people on your side of the fence will be running to the hills in shame, reputations destroyed, wishing their colleagues had left well enough alone and not opened Pandora’s box…..

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  59. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger April 21, 2017 at 1:43 AM #

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/95958/bar-muscle

    How many other bar presidents paid the same lip service over the decades and still nothing was ever done by any of the attorneys general or parliament, disbarrment of dishonest lawyers should take weeks, not years.

    THE HEAD OF the Barbados Bar Association wants its disciplinary committee to have more power to deal with dishonest lawyers.

    The association’s president Liesel Weekes feels such a move would allow for the committee to “have more teeth”.
    As it stands, the disciplinary committee can only make recommendations for action to be taken against any lawyer who it believes has acted in an unprofessional manner.

    Only the Court of Appeal can suspend or disbar a lawyer from practising in Barbados.

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  60. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger April 21, 2017 at 1:51 AM #

    Ya know As’s/ACs are really, really stupid right, with no logical thought processes, just big, empty yardfowl heads, right….yardfowls are brainless as evidenced by the few on BU, dumb as rocks, they dont need brains, the requirements for being yardfowls are just be able to breathe and repeat the garbage told to them by their equally stupid political masters.

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  61. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger April 21, 2017 at 2:27 AM #

    https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/04/20/triple-threat-2/

    Ah wonder how much of a song Transport Board will be given away for after both governments have enabled and allowed it’s liabilities to pile up in the supreme court for over 15 years since they gave the contract to CGI Insurance to destroy the entity with mountains of open personal injury lawsuits, ah wonder who will get transport board for a song once the useless ministers get their bribes and kickbacks…..what blights and bribetaking curses both governments have turned out to be….

    Buckle your seat belts.

    “Triple threat
    QEH, BTB, SSA first on chopping block

    Added by Barbados Today on April 20, 2017.
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    Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has called for urgent consideration to be given to the future of three key state enterprises.

    Amid mounting pressure on his Government to slash its overall deficit, Stuart has ordered that immediate introspection be made of the operations of the loss-making Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), the Barbados Transport Board (BTB) and the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA), which now appear destined for the proverbial official chopping block.

    However, it is still too early to say what will be the outcome of the Government-ordered review exercise, even as the local private sector continues to press the Stuart administration to take “decisive action” to address the island’s worrying economic challenges.

    Just yesterday, the President of the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) Charles Herbert repeated his warning that “the deficit needs to be closed and there needs to be fiscal reform to ensure a balanced budget in the short term, so that the credit rating can be improved and allow us to refinance foreign debt that becomes due”.

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  62. nineofnine April 21, 2017 at 2:28 AM #

    REMAIN FOCUS.. the tool of distraction is being used to remain camouflaged.

    …”this Interlocutory Application has not yet been dealt with by the Supreme Court of Barbados”…

    Could this mean he can build the entire thing by the time this application is address? and if the case is won, will he have to dismantle it?

    Its very interesting how convenient it is to have swift justice to appease in recent cases.

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  63. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger April 21, 2017 at 2:40 AM #

    The only good coming out of any TB sale, if all those personal injury cases against Transport Board deliberately languishing in the Supreme Courts thanks to incompetent lawyers, CGI Insurance and Peter Harris, are not brought to closure before the sale, if the claimants have good lawyers and even if they don’t, all litigants can rightfully expose for the region and the world to see, what they are experiencing at the hands of Peter Harris’ greed, misuse and abuse of the supreme court by him and his lawyers and downright wickedness practiced by all for years.

    And make absolutely sure Facebook gets hold of the information, that is where CGI is selling insurance these days.

    That would be Karma in all her glory.

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  64. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger April 21, 2017 at 2:50 AM #

    Nineofnine…the government is desperate…they will force any criminality…so they can distract the people in an attemtt to remain relevant long enough to deceive the majority people into reelecting them, it’s not rocket science…..

    ……none of the ministers are intelligent enough to think above or beyond the pettiness they are now engaging in or the economy would be in much better shape and they would not now be so reliant and dependent on 5 or 6 minorities for a fantasy project which is really a run on the treasury and NIS pension fund by Maloney and his masters…….

    ……the government is doomed…time to rid the island of them and the minority parasites feeding off and through them before they bring down the entire population. .

    That is the irrefutable reality….

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  65. Exclaimer April 21, 2017 at 3:09 AM #

    What!

    This cannot be true!

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/95954/bawl-wall

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  66. nineofnine April 21, 2017 at 3:35 AM #

    Consciousness has moved beyond the 3D matrix.

    Nothing remains hidden, not even INJUSTICE posing as JUSTICE, handouts as care, sellouts as investments, spending as saving, privatization to write-off, name changing irresponsibility, pompasetting while deceiving, deceit and betrayal by deception….

    Think, …

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  67. Wily Coyote April 21, 2017 at 6:29 AM #

    OFF TOPIC

    What happened to the islands credit card processing yesterday. At 9:30am Wilys local card refused at Harris Paints, system is down Island wide, at 12:30 same thing at Price Smart, then at 2:30pm at Standard they confirmed system just came back online. NOTHING, NOTHING in the local news except for tourists complaining on Trip Advisor ????? No local or forgien credit cards, debt cards begin processed.

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  68. William Skinner April 21, 2017 at 6:41 AM #

    Privatizing the QEH is actually dismantling
    free health care. Poor people will suffer
    tremendously. I would hope that common
    sense prevails. Hospitals are also known
    to function as non-profits which means that
    after the sale , there is little benefit to the
    state coffers.
    The only way to privatize the transport boar
    is to give it to the workers. To enrich
    those who already have wealth would be
    another travesty. The same should be
    done the sanitation authority.

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  69. Bush Tea April 21, 2017 at 7:22 AM #

    @ William
    The only way to privatize the transport boar(d)
    is to give it to the workers.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Next time you see Owen, hand him a piece of paper with that written in bold, red, caps. His would have been a MUCH different legacy had he taken such an approach.

    But not only the workers, however, ….to all stakeholders…..
    This is EASILY achieved by creating a co-operative to COLLECTIVELY own and manage the entity which provides services that impact on their jobs /homes/ businesses /livelihoods.

    If Grenville were to adopts such an approach… INSTEAD of seeking to IMPOSE ISO standards ‘from on high’, he would find that efficiencies are achieved MUCH more easily….. some of the entities may even CHOOSE to adopt his precious ISO approach.

    There are many ways to skin a cat….

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  70. angela Skeete April 21, 2017 at 8:25 AM #

    Bushman do you understand the complexiitiesof managing the transport board . Your solution at this late in the game is nothing more than poppycock

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  71. William Skinner April 21, 2017 at 8:32 AM #

    @ angela Skeete
    Complexities are handled by technocrats and management. It is never too late to enrich the workers. If the BLPDLP had been promoting worker participation, we would not be going or on our way to the IMF. This is why I will continue to ask that the voters dump the BLPDLP and their sorry band of apologists.

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  72. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger April 21, 2017 at 9:07 AM #

    “NOTHING, NOTHING in the local news except for tourists complaining on Trip Advisor ????? No local or forgien credit cards, debt cards begin processed.”

    The games the halfassed banks and utilities play with the local people….they cannot play with tourists, they expose the bad service worldwide immediately, these uncouth mediocre local business houses never apologize for any inconvenience to their customers, as real business people would.

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  73. Simple Simon April 21, 2017 at 9:28 AM #

    @Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger April 21, 2017 at 2:27 AM “Amid mounting pressure on his Government to slash its overall deficit, Stuart has ordered that immediate introspection be made of the operations of the loss-making Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH)”

    So how is the QEH supposed to make a profit, when it operates in a community where most of us are poor, and a good number of us are poor, sick, old, and in immediate need of medical treatment?

    And if we can’t go to the hospital that has been funded by our tax dollars, where then do we go?

    And if we have to go elsewhere is the government going to give us back our lifetime’s worth of taxes paid?

    Stupssseee!!!

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  74. Simple Simon April 21, 2017 at 9:29 AM #

    Because we paid taxes under the premise that we pay when we are young and healthy and working, and that the QEH would take care of us when we are old and sick and poor.

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  75. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger April 21, 2017 at 9:34 AM #

    Unfortunately for the population, for the last 50 years of political independence, government ministers have been incapable of thinking of state entities, taxpayer entities in any other terms of their bribery/kickback value or yardfowl accumulsting value, they are stuck in that mentally warped trap.

    At this time, the government is aware that the majority bajan population have savings, if Fruendel and his Fools had any intelligence, they would be preparing IPOs so that bajans can buy up all the shares in the state entities they as taxpayers fund and already own…….give the people shares in the entities they already own, get rid of the parasitic minorities.

    ….instead of government waiting on the minority crooks with thieving projects and schemes who are waiting on government to give them access to handouts from treasury and NIS pension….while Bizzy “give me” is waiting to see if he can get Sanitation for free and given 60 million of taxpayer’s dollars as well, that pig.

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