Can anyone explain why a hotel operating in Barbados in the year of our Lord 2011 would believe they need to apply for work permits for the positions of Director of Food and Beverage, Executive Assistant Manager and Director of Hotel Operations? The question is being asked against the background of a nation whose number one business has been tourism.
BU has come to the conclusion that the practice of issuing work permits by the Chief Immigration Officer is a routine matter. Now that the hullabaloo has abated regarding how immigration matters were being dealt with in Barbados under the previous government, things have quietly returned to a business as usual culture.
Can the Chief Immigration Officer explain why the positions above and others we have seen in the local media in recent weeks are being entertained?
What is so special about the jobs advertised by Almond?
Are Barbadians objecting to work permits being issued?
Is the Chief Immigration Officer obligated to make public disclosures on how work permit processing is done?
Let the record show BU objects to the above positions being filled by Almond Resort Inc.