Beware of Streets Lined with Gold

Submitted by Old Onions Bag
Paradise Development rumoured to being sold for a parayer.

Paradise Development in limbo

When people don’t make use of their history, they are bound to repeat mistakes. Recall the Battle of Waterloo, think for one moment how Napoleon would fall for a similar Wellington’s ploy of deception, and engage a third of his French infantry on a pedestrian bridge that led to nowhere? Obviously not, once bitten twice shy. We should always learn from our mistakes or we doomed to repeat them. The great Napoleon would.

Recall another famous general Hannibal,… think he would ever consider marching his army of ten million elephants and men, into the Alps in the near winter months regardless how lucrative the potential outcome? Doubtful indeed. We have  the Greeks and the Trojan Horse, yet another to proffer. History is loaded with great men falling to mistakes while reaching for superior possibilities. Less we forget “All that glitters is not gold, often is the weary traveller told.”

We all  at sometime make mistakes (to err is human), but we should at all cost avoid repeating them regardless of circumstance, no matter the potential outcomes. Beware of bearers of fine gifts, remember the dog and the bone. A bird in hand is worth three in the bush. The people of Black Rock and its echelons would surely sanctify that, as for them while streets promised were to be paved with gold… Paradise Lost was never re-found, all left was a debauched Four Seasons. A real bad omen that, when a leprechaun smell can be sniffed back to one man.

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We still licking our wounds from the Four Seasons investment ($400 million and counting) and now  about to commit  a further $500 million + in a similar direction ‘with eager’. Something ent sounding logical here….what’s missing?

17 thoughts on “Beware of Streets Lined with Gold


  1. A psychologist once said to me “Why do you always CHOOSE that kind of girl” ( a series of mistakes). Are love/affection/empathy matters about heart (something voraciously draws you in) or head (the rational ability to choose, accept or reject)? Is ‘love’ a matter for a calculator?

    And yes, of course we make mistakes – an objective matter. But isn’t the problem that much of the time we don’t own up to them as mistakes or dig into it all to discover why the mistake was made, what its nature was, and how we can then avoid it in the future. In other words, for so many there is a problem of relating, an inability to see the ‘big picture’.


  2. Onions

    You and your Barbados Labour Party seem to be going into high gear in order to sabotage this venture.

    Why does the Barbados Labour Party hate Barbados so much?


  3. No Carson,

    Didn’t you hear we no longer in party mode nowadays…..it is all hands on deck time…hereon

    Look here Carson everyone (except you and ac) know there is definitely more than the mortar in this pestle with this one….. I am not going spell it out for you like a primary school lad, but as much as to remind that as others in the thread Concessions to “SCandals” posted…there is nothing in this deal for the people of Barbados… The flamboyant concessions to Butch saw to that. ..notwithstanding the hotel will not come on stream until 2018 and even then all we will be reaping is tourist that Butch’s other hotels don’t want.

    Know this however, someone and someone-else will be making a killing.

    Time to put on the thinking caps Carson….Like Bushie said the $ 1 BILLION is we the people money, and to waste it so soon right behind Four Season is a crying shame foe WE the people only…..not THEM….might be joy and liquor boil ova on that side.


  4. I can remember being on the island when it came over the news that Pemberton was trying to get the Thompson government to help fund four seasons, these were my exact words ‘i hope they do not take taxpayers money and fund this private enterprise””, i was not yet aware that bizzy and his brother cow were the main players………i guess they will all continue to have access to the hardworking taxpayers National Insurance money, why?? because IDIOTS, excuse me…..CORRUPT IDIOTS are trying to manage a government that they are not trained, equipped or intelligent enough to manage.


  5. Old Onions why did you forgot to mention that we are still licking our wounds from that other calamity called GEMS. A monumental waste of taxpayers money. Ask Clyde Mascoll.


  6. Nostradamus was a man who allegedly could see the future…..but since this one like revisiting D past…..looka here Nos… I don’t give a rats ask if it be GEMs , the highwaymen SSS, Four Seasons, Hardwood, Dodds what ever is time these kickbacks and “whey my cuts” STOP…esp now when we can ill afford it…..You realize just the other day “we the people” were being asked to tighten our belts AGAIN..followed by another onslaught of taxes…..and just so in another voice….we now hearing how we can afford to GIVE AWAY $$$$$$ concessions to BUTCH?…..which it is Nos…..we getting POKED..broke or we broke for some?……This SHIITE GOTTA STOP man……is we the people that feeling all the lashes not them politicians !!!!!!

  7. PLANTATION DEEDS FROM 1926 TO 2013 , MASSIVE FRAUD ,LAND TAX BILLS AND NO DEEDS OF BARBADOS, BLPand DLP=Massive Fruad on said:

    Mistake means that We know better ahead of time , but still did some thing different , So what went wrong ? Greed and Fraud , spite to be stupid.

    There are no mistakes when money moves you from fact and best advice , At this Level we may be in position of power but still may not know the best way, here comes our advisers . What motives would they have to make mistakes , in any case they can google ,

    Once again did any one see a CLEAR TITLE DEED before they spend their money or money of the people trust fund?

    LURE THEM IN AND ROB THEM , SEND THEM BACK BROKE AND BAD THING TO SAY ABOUT BARBADOS CROOKS ,,
    LET SEE THE LEVEL OF LAWYERS THAT ARE PAID BY THESE BIG COMPANIES DO THEIR HOME WORK ,, OR THERE WILL BE ANOTHER PULL OUT ,, WE KNOW MONEY BLINDS THE TRUTH FOR CROOKS AND THE GREEDY.

  8. PLANTATION DEEDS FROM 1926 TO 2013 , MASSIVE FRAUD ,LAND TAX BILLS AND NO DEEDS OF BARBADOS, BLPand DLP=Massive Fruad on said:

    Nostradamus | November 10, 2013 at 10:56 AM |@ GEMS is rental PROPERTY recorded by the Violet Beckles Estate. So another head stone stuck with out CLEAR TITLE.

    Base on our records FOUR SEASONS IS ALSO LAND DEEDED TO VIOLET BECKLES ..

    LET LOOK AT HAGGET HALL PLANTATION OVER 1300 ACRES ALSO DEEDED AND WILLED TO VIOLET BECKLES.

    PROVIDENCE PLANTATION DEED ALSO OVER 600 ACRES DEEDED AND WILLED TO VIOLET BECKLES
    ASK YOUR MINISTERS FOR LOCATION OF THE OTHER HOTEL THEY LOOKING TO SUCK IN ANOTHER FOOL AND HIS MONEY ,,

    ASK THE FRAUD SQUAD THEY HAVE COPIES OF THE PLANTATION DEEDS, 90% WE SHOW THEM AT THIS POINT , MORE THAN THEY NEED TO MAKE ARREST ,,,,


  9. old onion bags | November 10, 2013 at 10:40 AM |
    shame on you Sir.
    DONT YOU UNDERSTAND THAT caDOGun DOES NOT HAVE A FUNCTIONAL BRAIN?
    DO YOU REALLY THINK A BLIND MAN LIKE LIKE caDOGun CAN SEE?
    I SERIOUSLY THINK THAT WHEN THE MASTER WALKED IN GALILLEE DOING MIRACLES THAT HE COULD GET caDOGun TO SEE, OR THINK OR HEAR OR REASON

  10. PLANTATION DEEDS FROM 1926 TO 2013 , MASSIVE FRAUD ,LAND TAX BILLS AND NO DEEDS OF BARBADOS, BLPand DLP=Massive Fruad on said:

    DAVID , @ cant you see whats going on NOW. it takes time for people to hear to see and read.. Lets see , People power may be the Best for now , as we see law is not working , They will see and now know why the Lies of the DLP/blp will not make nothing better no matter what , The People need to ask the Questions why nothing is working RIGHT.

    The people with the Money also need to do their home work,, one at a time and with Banking new rules{ CHASE} , will make it even harder for them to fool people,

    We are doing the seen and unseen , for we are also testing other NEWS out lets to also see if they will print, It shows us other crooks as we move on .. those who know and , look on and who just dont want to know , We will call other names as we find them ,,, selling news for fun and not to make things better, Dont get it twisted We will never stop telling the truth .
    And you have to know we will not tip our hands on BU , just sit back and look at the big picture , cause and effect ,


  11. Onions

    You are only fooling the gullible, everything this government does your people go out of their way to make sure that it does not work.

    You and your people are only interested in spreading lies and propaganda. Nothing of what you speak is the truth, this is simply cheap partisan politics you are engaging in. Nothing less than fear, discord, confusion, in the country will satisfy your Barbados Labour Party.

    So forgive me if I don’t join your band of idiots.


  12. Carson
    You will never be able to think for yourself anytime soon so what the heck…..I know you believe that this Govt performance todate, is all rosy and they have time to experiment wid this one…..circumstances show otherwise….(we down to 13 weeks remember)

    I know it was hoped that this new adventure (seeing that FS was milked to the bone and people have grown tired of the promises of new investors)…so you can go hold Ole Seales hand with this golden street Sandals ….you all mistake was allowing Almond a going concern to flop…now to hear of wanting to buy back..followed by this Butch revelation….man bare laughs….But i know propaganda and lies again right?


  13. From reading in today’s Nation I see that the Barbados Labour Party is keeping up its full fledged front attack on the Sandals International Hotel chain , one of the most successful Hotel chains In the World.

    This in an effort to ensure that its Barbados venture is a total failure and Barbados does not benefit.


  14. Carson
    So wait……when nobody don’t see eye to eye with this Sc-andals deal they are the enemy right?…..Well look what the financial institutions sayin about this sandals move…….

    By Tony Best | Mon, November 11, 2013 – 12:12 AM

    Government’s plans for Almond Beach and Casuarina hotels, rebranding them as Sandals, aren’t finding favour on Wall Street.

    Indeed, Moody’s Investor’s Service, a major credit rating firm, has branded the Freundel Stuart administration’s move as being “problematic”, warning about the risks involved for the economy. It is also concerned about the eventual overall cost and its implications for the rest of the tourism industry and the economy.

    “The indications we have seen so far, certainly the performance (of the economy) we have seen so far this year, has certainly been very disappointing,” said Aaron Freedman, a senior analyst of Moody’s, who monitors Barbados’ economy.

    “Perhaps, the most worrisome has been obviously the decline in foreign exchange reserves and the sharp decrease in foreign investment. Both of those things have gone hand in hand.

    “The Government has proposed some actions to try to address this. Some of them, I think, are more concrete. The more concrete ones, however, are more problematic. I am specifically referring, for instance, to the proposal to purchase the Almond property and rebrand and reopen it after a refurbishment,” Freedman told the DAILY NATION in an exclusive interview from his office on Wall Street.

    ……what you have to say now??????


  15. People who go to Sandals resorts and other all-inclusives, do not care about their destination much; they want the cheapest version of sun, sea and sand they can get. If they cannot get it in Barbados, they will go elsewhere. Why do the British punters choose the Caribbean rather than resorts closer to home eg Turkey or Greece or the Canaries, cheaper to get to and exactly the same product offered? Just because it sounds more glamorous. Natives speak English? “Barbados” still has the ring of poshness about it. Famous celebrities come here etc. If Sandals in Barbados is booked up, they will just go to another Caribbean Sandals destination. It’s about the overall brand, a bit like Club Med used to be.
    The Sandals brand is regarded as rather downmarket in UK, after TV exposes about what goes on in Sandals Jamaica a few years ago where it was an all-out free-for–all sex tourism destination, graphically depicted in the programme. The demographic is not seen as high-end,
    I don’t think Sandals is good for the reputation of Barbados as an elite destination. Just beyond your imagination yes, if your imagination is in a toilet bonking a Jamaican waiter for dear life as seen on TV!
    We have already seen what happens when Barbados caters to the lower-middle class and working class market of UK visitors. The minute there is an economic downturn, these people cannot afford to travel so far afield anymore and hotels which cater to them fold like a pack of cards.
    The UK is experiencing an upturn in economic growth at the moment, borrowing has become easier, but it will be short-lived; built on borrowed sand Their national debt is huge and growing with no chance of resolution or paying back the debt. It is a bubble which will burst the second the lenders (eg China) choose to raise interest rates on UK govt debt.
    When that bubble bursts, shortly, the minute interest rates go up and people cannot pay their mortgages, can’t afford a holiday again, Sandals will up sticks and move on to cheaper turf. Move on without having contributed much to Barbados’ economy and having had a huge tax- free ride and govt. support at the expense of other hotels operating in the country and the taxpayers. And at the expense of local suppliers of labour and provisions. When they go, they will take the punters with them to some other, cheaper destination. Roll on, Sandals The Gambia.
    On so many levels, the Sandals arrival in Barbados is not a cause for glee or rubbing of hands. just another short-term fix with the added expense of the bounty the government has handed then to the detriment of the nation and the rest of the tourist business, other hotels etc.
    I’m not saying Sandals is evil but it is a highly market-driven organisation which distinctly sources its materials, labour force and products from the most economically profitable markets, be it immigrant workers, imported food and drink or customers. And Governments.
    There is another large demographic of potential visitors to Barbados however, those who will profit from the hike in interest rates,retired people on work-based, interest-linked pensions, baby-boomers, who will at last suddenly see their income increased as their investments reap financial rewards in increased interest rates. These individuals will suddenly find themselves with more cash to spend. They will not be staying at a Sandals resort!
    Anyone with an eye to the future should consider that potential bonanza.

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