A Legal Challenge to the HYATT HOTEL is Looming

Submitted DAVID A. COMISSIONG,Citizen of Barbados

During his presentation in the Budget debate, Minister Donville Inniss claimed that the Chief Town Planner had already dealt with and given approval (“with conditions”) to an application to construct a 15 storey Hyatt Hotel at Carlisle Bay. (I,personally, harbour serious doubts about this, and I hope that the Chief Town Planner will soon issue a public statement and  clear the air about this matter,)

The Minister also claimed that some of the conditions attached to the Chief Town Planner’s approval were being appealed against, and that the appeal was being addressed “at the highest level”. ( Just imagine that! They are appealing against “conditions” allegedly imposed by the Chief Town Planner! And one assumes that the phrase “at the highest level” refers to the Prime Minister Barbados – Mr Freundel Stuart.)

Mr Inniss also claimed that an “Environmental Impact Assessment”, a heritage impact assessment, a traffic study, a geotechnical survey, a marine survey and a geophysical survey were all carried out, as part of the processing of the said application.

It is against the background of these surprising and expansive claims that I would now like to draw the following matters to the attention of Minister Inniss and the people of Barbados:-

            (1)       Sections 17 and 18 of the Town and Country Planning Act, Chapter 240 of the Laws of Barbados stipulate that – “The Chief Town Planner shall keep, in such manner as may be prescribed, a register containing such information as may be prescribed, with respect to applications for planning permission made to him, including information as to the manner in which such applications have been dealt with”…… and …….. “Every register kept …..shall be available for inspection by the public at all reasonable hours”.

            (2)       As recently as Wednesday 3rd August 2016 (some 8 days after Mr Mark Maloney publicly declared that he would be beginning construction of the Hyatt Hotel in two  months time) I visited the Town and Country Planning Office , consulted the Public Register, and discovered that Visions Development Inc. (Mark Maloney’s company) had filed the relevant application on 30th March 2015 under reference number 0445 / 03 / 2015B, and that the section of the Public Register which deals with “Consultations” carried out in relation to the application, as well as the section which records the “Decisions” made in respect of the said Application, were both BLANK!       

(I would urge members of both the News Media and the Barbadian public to go to the Town and Country Planning Office and scrutinize the Public Register for themselves. BU emphasis)

            (3)       A legitimate “Environmental Impact Assessment” (EIA) CANNOT be carried out in secret – unknown to the Barbadian public– and without the participation and input of the people of Barbados , particularly the participation and input of the people who reside in the communities closest to and most affected by the proposed hotel!  And to the best of my knowledge, information and belief, the people of Barbados were never given public notice of and invited to participate in any Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) pertaining to the proposed 15 storey Hyatt Hotel! Indeed, not even one single Town Hall meeting has been held about this matter!

            (4)       The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) outlines the critical role of public participation in an Environmental Impact Assessment(EIA) as follows:-

“Public involvement is a cornerstone of the EIA process.  A requirement to make information available to the concerned public and seek their views and comments helps ensure that EIA procedures are implemented in an open, transparent and accountable manner.  Public scrutiny also encourages the preparation of robust and defensible EIA studies and reports.  In addition, information and inputs from the public have proven useful at various steps in the EIA process, including scoping, impact identification, examination of alternatives and planning of mitigation measures.  Finally, the inclusion of public views and comments in the decision-making process promotes equitable and informed choice……… At a minimum, the EIA process should provide for public notification, disclosure of information on a proposal, access to EIA documentation and comment by affected and interested parties on scoping and EIA reports.  In addition, the procedures for public consultation should allow for all interested and affected parties to express their views.  EIA procedures for implementing public involvement in accordance with international good practice will emphasize “active” rather that “passive” engagement of stakeholders, beginning early in the process of continuing throughout.”

The people of Barbados in general, and the people and organizations of the Bridgetown and Bay Street communities in particular, must therefore be fully informed about the proposed project, and must be afforded an opportunity to participate fully in an Assessment of its likely or potential impacts on such issues as Barbadians’ continued access to and enjoyment of the beach; implications for the animal, plant and marine life of the beach; Bridgetown’s designation as a UNESCO world heritage site; issues pertaining to sewage disposal, possible damage to neighbouring buildings, and  urban congestion; and its implications for the overall environmental well-being of the City of Bridgetown.

As a result of the foregoing, I now hereby put Mr Donville Inniss and Mr Mark Maloney on notice that any effort to commence construction of a massive 15 storey Hyatt Hotel at Carlisle Bay without subjecting the proposal to a rigorous and comprehensive LEGITIMATE Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) that provides for suitable notification of and input by the people of Barbados will, in all likelihood, be met with a challenge in the Law Courts of Barbados .

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208 Comments on “A Legal Challenge to the HYATT HOTEL is Looming”

  1. racehrse August 22, 2016 at 11:58 PM #


    Thanks for posting, now we know what you look like! The big ears saved you from going down the drain.


  2. Well Well & Consequences August 23, 2016 at 5:42 AM #


    So exactly when did Dumbville find out about this, did he not know about it before 2004 or during the last 8 years, how is it all of a sudden he is sharing the information with the people, is there anything else the people should know about what BLP government ministers did without the people’s knowledge for the 14 years they lead the country….that helped led to the country’s drgradation.

    Now would be the right time to tell it all Donville, what do you have to lose, let the people know what Mia is hiding…Arthur refuses to say anything, the reason why no one trusts him. Keep silent now and no one will trust you either.


  3. ac August 23, 2016 at 6:37 AM #

    racehrse August 22, 2016 at 11:58 PM #


    Thanks for posting

    you are welcome


  4. Hants August 23, 2016 at 9:43 AM #

    “The ‘Pearl of the Caribbean’ is valued at over USD2.6 billion and occupies a 700-acre site to the south of the island. The project will comprise a marina, a racecourse, a resort and shopping mall complex, casino, Free Trade Zone, extensive entertainment and leisure facilities, eco-tourism as well as architecturally designed villas and apartments.”


    “The $2 billion USD project is called the Grenada Resort Complex Project, which officially launched in China.”



  5. ac August 23, 2016 at 10:10 AM #

    The difference lies within a country who understands the needs and opportunities derived from those high end projects and does not have socialist worms parading as advocates for the people.


  6. Well Well & Consequences August 23, 2016 at 10:28 AM #

    ACs…it’s cause and effect, for every action, there is an EQUAL and OPPOSITE reaction…..if the social worms in parliament had any respect for their bosses…the PEOPLE…. did not tell lies, to the people, did not hide secrets…read Cahill scam from the people…continually consulted with the people, their bosses, etc, etc.

    ……..then no worms from anywhere could challenge what is now being perceived as not on the up and up…..just another scam designed to sell out and fool the people.

    Cause and effect.

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  7. Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right - INRI August 23, 2016 at 10:36 AM #

    @ Well Well and Consequences

    She would not understand your post at 10.28 a.m. am

    It goes contrary to her unswerving “pooch lickism” practices concerning Fumbles and his crews’ posteriors.

    For them, it is not a matter of “it makes sense and you have evaluated it and now seek to implement it and we will support it because it has been an aptly reasoned and tested proposal”

    No sireeee, it is “we say that this Assification Plant going work and we are braniacs”

    Or it is being recommended to us by a man “WHO DOES NOT EVEN KNOW WHERE TO PUT A DECIMAL POINT” for a municipal tax THAT HE, NOT QUISLING BOY, has carefully planned!!

    And she finds it a difficult proposition to see that, if the man cant do simple maths the population will have a problem with than man being the Minister of FinAnts!!


  8. Vincent Haynes August 23, 2016 at 11:15 AM #

    Looks like another window to the sea will be closed………years ago it was tacitly agreed that no more buildings would be allowed on beach frontage…..it seems to have died a watery death.


  9. Well Well & Consequences August 23, 2016 at 11:17 AM #

    Piece…that is why they are now in a very, very deep….sinkhole, lol.


  10. Colonel Buggy August 23, 2016 at 11:18 AM #


  11. Well Well & Consequences August 23, 2016 at 11:47 AM #

    Lol….Donville will pay to learn that it takes much less energy and time to do things the right way the first time…….when you work for the people….., short cuts tend to make ya have to do it all over again and again, everytime.


  12. Hants August 23, 2016 at 12:32 PM #

    Is the Barbados economy stagnating and relying too much on Tourism ?

    What other economic activity is showing “growth” and creating employment ?


  13. David August 23, 2016 at 12:52 PM #


    The fact is the economy needs tourism AND FDI AND international business performing at the same time. A one leg economy will not do it. Underpinning it all a health dose of confidence.


  14. Hants August 23, 2016 at 1:16 PM #

    @ David,

    You also need Food import substitution/ food security.


  15. Past Zone August 23, 2016 at 1:58 PM #

    How did the Government’s land at Bay Street (old harbour police) end up in private hands? THIS NEEDS A COMPLETE INVESTIGATION.


  16. Well Well & Consequences August 23, 2016 at 2:09 PM #

    Yeah…but why did it take Inniss so long to tell the PEOPLE what Owen, Mia and Co did, who sold the people’s land to private interests, how much did they sell it for…..and what did they do with the money….which former ministers were involved and particularly the names of those who bought the land.

    Inniss should not stop talking now, since it took him over 10 years to say anything at all about the BLP scam to begin with…which I am sure he has known about for years and kept silent, but now it’s tit for tat.


    And here is Freundel, laying down pre-election promises he KNOWS, he will not keep.


  17. Well Well & Consequences August 23, 2016 at 2:11 PM #

    Past Zone….who will start that investigation.

    Since Inniss exposed it, ya think he would launch an immediate investigation and publicly expose the findings right.


  18. Exclaimer August 23, 2016 at 2:15 PM #

    To all,

    “It don’t mean a thing if there is no money to be made” says the government of Barbados to her citizens.

    Hope has left town chased out by the gang called despair, misery and poverty.

    The writing was on the wall for nigh on fifty years but nobody paid attention to the numerous Jeremiahs who prophesised that the fate of the Negro would evolve in three stages on the slave island called Barbados post-independence: marginalisation; humiliation; exile!

    Here is a song from the O’Jays that summarises that money is the root of all evil:


  19. Gabriel August 23, 2016 at 2:41 PM #

    Wait a minute.Wasnt Rawle Branker,a big time Dem,involved in that fancy project next to Detco Motors?And was not the said fellow in the newspaper complaining about how commercial banks withholding funding of that said same project.Did Owen Arthur try to buy another Dem?


  20. David August 23, 2016 at 2:43 PM #


    Governor Worrell does NOT believe in import substitution, he has published on it


  21. Well Well & Consequences August 23, 2016 at 2:47 PM #

    The love of money is the root of all evil….they were doomed the day they allowed the money fantasy of the system to dominate their lives. I remember that song from the 70s….every word.

    Here is the list of blights…

    Gotta find money for food imports…which is totally unnecessary.

    Gotta find money for foreign exchange…really, would it not have been easier to negotiate with the US to use their currency….yall sell ya asses and that of the people anyways, why not sell it for a good cause and be a high end prostitute instead of a low class ho.

    Gotta find money for this, gottata find money for that…never mind they been getting foreign aid, assistance, grants and loans for over 50 years, they still cannot find a way to get a foothold or stay financially consistent or independent…..and keep it, they probably think it will happen in another 25, 50, 100 years….ha!!!

    In the meantime they give away everything they should be keeping for the people…to a bunch of lazy, greedy minority parasites.


  22. Bush Tea August 23, 2016 at 2:51 PM #

    @ Past Zone
    How did the Government’s land at Bay Street (old harbour police) end up in private hands? THIS NEEDS A COMPLETE INVESTIGATION
    What qualifies this for a complete investigation when the same government has completely ignored DEED’s allegations about Beatrice’s land ending up in the wrong hands for YEARS now…?
    When you dig a well for someone to fall into, you should fully expect your own ass to end up in that well….

    They probably DARE not investigate this issue …least it leads to a Pandora’s box….


  23. Well Well & Consequences August 23, 2016 at 3:15 PM #

    Lol….the good feeling that is reality.


  24. Past Zone August 23, 2016 at 3:23 PM #

    Don’t mind Inniss he only deflecting attention away from the fact that their is no planning permission for Hyatt.

    It is true the Chief Town Planner sent a Memorandum to the Prime Minister for only 11 storeys and the file is still sitting there. Expect the Chief Town Planner to be moved so Maloney can get his 15 storeys, wait wunna aint realise the man go a big able precast plant at Warrens to find work for? The man want height, nuff height.


  25. Hants August 23, 2016 at 3:39 PM #

    @ David,

    Governor Worrell is far better educated than me so he must be right.

    I hope my BU “friends” understand that Toronto supermarkets import more fruit and vegetables from the Caribbean and South America than Barbados. get my drift!!!


  26. Well Well & Consequences August 23, 2016 at 4:10 PM #

    Canada has 36 million people and can afford imports…they are also very strict about the quality of foods imported into Canada….they do however, EXPORT a whole lot more than they import.


  27. Violet C Beckles August 23, 2016 at 4:12 PM #

    Bush Tea August 23, 2016 at 2:51 PM # @@@ i did the work for them , but i never gave them all I have , they have more than needed,

    The Bay Plantation deed is from the 1930s, Sold to Beatrice Henry from John ” Black Cat Beckles , who died October 25th 1957 at the age of 74, that was handed over to Violet Beckles in 1986, Which we now have, I t was given to the police in 2009 along with other Plantation deeds,This deed is situated on Bay street two sides One Hundred Ninety acres , Eighty Perches of square feet it reads. and two side of Aquatic Gap.All streets named even Fairchild street upper and lower.They knew the truth before i came , Its the cover up that is killing them ,

    About 4 days after i post on the CUP page about David Simmons with proof the crook came on Radio to agree with my Findings , If he wants to tell the full truth we will take a plea deal no jail for telling the truth and put things in place to help Barbados , The NEWS block will be taken off of me and my findings, People will have long term work and not short term jobs , The rebuilding of the Bajan homes can move forward with out the help of the UDC or NHC, those names are reflection of fraud.

    NHC and UDC were ideas by the DBLP to launder the land that they the government have no clear title to it,, The government can not show anyone a CLEAR TITLE deed to how and who they bought the land FROM , GOVERNMENT LAND??? , OR LAND TAKEN BY THE CROWN , OR PROOF OF CROWN LAND. Why is it we can show Plantation Deeds to land they to own? ,
    This is why the BANKs are leaving and Bank of American was the main Bank of American now taken over by WELL FARGO,


  28. Violet C Beckles August 23, 2016 at 6:08 PM #

    David August 23, 2016 at 12:52 PM #


    The fact is the economy needs tourism AND FDI AND international business performing at the same time. A one leg economy will not do it. Underpinning it all a health dose of confidence.@@

    Barbados dont need tourism , the crook lawyers need more people to rob,Minister need fresh white people to rob for they dont do business with so called blacks,

    DBLP need people that dont know they are crooks , looking to build on land the government does not own ,


  29. Hants August 23, 2016 at 7:18 PM #

    @ Well Well & Consequences wrote “they are also very strict about the quality of foods imported into Canada”

    Have you ever shopped at No Frills or Food Basics ?


  30. Alvin Cummins August 23, 2016 at 8:02 PM #

    Past Zone;
    The property was bought by a number of Black businessmen who built shops restaurant and leased space to small Black operated and owned businesses. There was a lack of enough support and the businesses languished. The buildup of sand which resulted in the beach you have today was a god-send and that is now up for exploitation.


  31. Recall August 23, 2016 at 9:43 PM #

    The ‘Old Harbour Police’; property at Bay Street, which is owned by BTI and leased by Bayshore Inc., has been redeveloped as a modern retail, dining and entertainment complex. Known as the Bayshore Complex, this facility is a favorite to both locals and tourists alike who go there for dining, partying and water sports activities.

    Status: Completed


  32. Recall August 23, 2016 at 9:45 PM #

    1998 – A local group of businessmen on February 28 announced a Bds$8.5 million (US$4.25 million) plan to develop the site of the old Harbour Police Station as part of the Bridgetown Redevelopment Project:

    . The project, to be known as Bayshore, will benefit from the concessions and incentives under the Special Development Areas Act and is in total harmony with what is proposed for the entire Bay Street area. Construction should begin in early April, as the award of the contract is now being finalized. The local architect is Luke Architecture Inc.;

    . Completion of the project is planned to coincide with the beginning of the 1998/99 Winter season, the site will have three restaurants, a high-tech sports lounge, a pool and pool bar, duty-free shopping, a museum and memorabilia shop, a businessperson’s lounge and conference center, water sports and will have a courtyard, which from time to time will feature the best in handicraft, art, music. …


  33. are-we-there-yet August 23, 2016 at 9:59 PM #


    Is Bayshore what Donville Inniss was talking about?

    Will Bayshore be demolished to set up the new Hyatt hotel?

    Who owns Bayshore? Seems as if the actual “as built” reality fell far short of the plans.


  34. Recall August 23, 2016 at 10:19 PM #


    The project Bayshore Complex was built on the lands of the old harbour police, which BTI owned was leased to the developers. BTI and or Mark Maloney demolished the Bayshore Complex last year or this year.

    How did the lands of the old harbour police get to be charged by Republic Bank? Danville is on very thin ice.


  35. Heather August 23, 2016 at 10:40 PM #

    @ recall, This scandalous. I wonder what else is going to be uncovered by the end of the week. The plot deepens.


  36. Colonel Buggy August 23, 2016 at 11:19 PM #

    are-we-there-yet August 23, 2016 at 9:59 PM #
    Bay Shore has been demolished. This is what the area now looks like.

    (Photo with permission of Flickr owner )


  37. Colonel Buggy August 23, 2016 at 11:33 PM #

    The Bay Shore property was abandoned for a number of years. The buildings made of timber were in a sate of decay. The abandoned complex was filled with garbage, and in my opinion was home to parrows and vagrants. It Had become an eyesore, but not so much from the Bay Street side, which looked fairly presentable, leading many to believe that it was still in operation.
    There is also another complex, the Carlisle Bay Centre or something like that, further up Bay Street, opposite Dunlow Lane, which was built I believe, to cater to cruise ship passengers, but has now fallen into disuse, and may very well follow the same fate as the Bay Shore Complex.
    If we are unable to keep these relatively new building and businesses going, how in the name of the father will we be able to refurbish places such as the Empire Cinema and the Garrison buildings, et al.


  38. David August 24, 2016 at 6:09 AM #

    The Barbados Today has parroted David Comissiong’position, or should we say confirmed. When will Chief Townplanner issue a clarification statement to ensure we have a factbased discussion?




  39. Well Well & Consequences August 24, 2016 at 7:33 AM #


    The UNESCO people are speaking out and letting them know who is what….Commissiong has solid grounds to stand on in a court of law. Inniss and these fly by night ministers intend to let Maloney and the minority crooks on the island break every law to have their way and fulfill their fantasies of enrichment to the detriment of the majority population…, all in an effort for politicians/ ministers to accept bribes.

    We clearly see Inniss’ intent when he blatantly lied to the people in the people’s house of parliament about planning permission. A letter should be written to Hyatt headquarters letting them know the type of litigation the local people they have partnered with is creating for them, through corruption and greed.


  40. Well Well & Consequences August 24, 2016 at 7:40 AM #

    “Have you ever shopped at No Frills or Food Basics ?”

    No Hants..was No Frills name change from something else or vice versa, I went in there with someone, but the only thing caught my eyes were those overly huge pomgranates…never even stepped into Food Basic….from importing certain things myself to Canada, I experienced first hand their strict regulations…..are palms being greased to allow imports by certain people of less than the good quality food items required…just asking.


  41. Well Well & Consequences August 24, 2016 at 7:52 AM #

    “There is also another complex, the Carlisle Bay Centre or something like that, further up Bay Street, opposite Dunlow Lane, which was built I believe, to cater to cruise ship passengers, but has now fallen into disuse, and may very well follow the same fate as the Bay Shore Complex.”

    Catering to tourists only has not been oirking out for decsdes and will work out even less now, it ran it’s course decades ago.

    ….they need to use their brain matter, if there is any left…and find more viable solutions oir the usage of all these decaying government buildings on Bay Street and other properties on the island….without involving the lawbreakers Bizzy, Bjerkham, Maloney, Harris or Parris et al…

    …..what is wrong with these jokers in government……the same lawbreaking business people will continually = the same outcomes….litigation and countinous distrust.


  42. Well Well & Consequences August 24, 2016 at 8:48 AM #

    Let me reiterate in case the hard headed people who refuse to understand did not get it the first time.

    Catering to tourists ONLY has NOT been working out for decades and will work out even LESS now, IT RAN IT’S COURSE decades ago…despite all the lies told by the various tourism ministers over the years.


  43. Due Diligence August 24, 2016 at 9:25 AM #

    @Colonel Buggy August 23, 2016 at 11:18 AM




  44. Hants August 24, 2016 at 9:35 AM #

    @ Well well & consequences,

    Nofrills is a chain of deep discount supermarkets in Canada, owned by Loblaws.

    Food Basics is a discount Canadian supermarket chain owned by Metro Inc.


  45. ac August 24, 2016 at 9:37 AM #

    Firstly lame brain those decaying buildings are privately owned and govt cannot seized or possessed with out lawful authority

    Now on the subject of Inniss .he needs to clarify further his statements given in Parliment on the Hyatt project leaving no room for doubt of any kind to his truthfulness nothing more nothing less as soon as possible
    The notion that Inniss lied can give cause for detractors to give fuel to the project which can have it come to ascreeching halt and if such should happen due to erroneous od
    or misleading statements on his part he should resigned


  46. Well Well & Consequences August 24, 2016 at 9:40 AM #

    Hants…I knew there was a change over somewhere…I have been in the Metro supermarket near King Street, but I mainly shop at Loblaws near Foxwarren in the Bay Mall….much larger selection.


  47. Well Well & Consequences August 24, 2016 at 9:45 AM #

    Then if that happens ACs…it would be a lesson well learned, hopefully, by all the politicians, to stop misleading the people…..and to CONSULT WITH THE PEOPLE BEFORE these projects have signed deals.

    Anyway, ya lying, the old ministry of education buildings and old hospital or nurses building ARE government buildings, a few years ago, the one opposite the catholic church on Bay Street caught fire, abandoned before, dangerous, if it’s still there.


  48. Due Diligence August 24, 2016 at 9:52 AM #

    WW&C AND Hants

    DD shops regularly at Food Basics, and finds quality fine.

    While on the topic of supermarkets, I recall my first experience may years ago when shopping at Big B (pre-Massy days) and seeing packages of carrots – grown in Canada.

    How can it be less expensive to import carrots from Canada than to grow them in Barbados?


  49. Artax August 24, 2016 at 10:20 AM #

    Well Well & Consequences August 24, 2016 at 9:45 AM #

    “Then if that happens ACs…it would be a lesson well learned, hopefully, by all the politicians, to stop misleading the people…..and to CONSULT WITH THE PEOPLE BEFORE these projects have signed deals.”

    @ WW&C

    I agree with your above comments and I’m amazed at the self imposed right politicians adopt in an attempt to convince us that 30 INDIVIDUALS have the answer for everything and making pertinent decisions on our behalf without consultation.

    Surely this is a display of BLATANT DISRESPECT for those of us who are responsible for them being elected to parliament.


  50. Heather August 24, 2016 at 10:51 AM #

    He should be forced to resign.


  51. Vincent Haynes August 24, 2016 at 11:36 AM #

    Heather August 24, 2016 at 10:51 AM #

    He should be forced to resign.
    Chuckle……by who?


  52. Past Zone August 24, 2016 at 12:02 PM #

    Donville know full well that the PM has not made any decision whatsoever on the recommendation by Mark Cummings, the Chief Town Planning. Donville really doing his best to make the PM look bad.


  53. Anonymice - TheGazer August 24, 2016 at 12:10 PM #

    “if such should happen due to erroneous or misleading statements on his part he should resign”

    Seems as if you did not drink enough koolaid then… the real you escaped,


  54. Well Well & Consequences August 24, 2016 at 1:34 PM #

    Donville is working hard to please Maloney, even if it exposes him as a liar…that is desperation, ya do not need a desperate, lying minister doing the people’s business, ya cannot serve 2 masters, he cannot be trusted.

    Art…and that’s the main problem in Barbados, the black government ministers/politicians have NO RESPECT for the people whose votes they need to elect them to office, the majority….neither do the minorities who are allowed to suck the island in their parasitic manner and exploit the majority for self-enrichment gains….none of them show respect to the people and both sets of parasites need to be put very firmly in their place.

    DD…good question, ask the idiot ministers and politicians who believe it’s cheaper to spend 700,000 dollars a year importing expensive unhealthy garbage to put the population’s health at risk, rather than source locally or regionally produced foods.

    What the unthinking nuisances in parliament fail to realize is that if they tax the imports out of existence, rather than closing their doors, ALL the supermarkets will have to source locally and regionally….just to keep their doors open, which would be healthier, less burden on the healthcare system.


  55. David Comissiong August 24, 2016 at 6:44 PM #

    My further reading of the relevant statutory instruments has confirmed that the Chief Town Planner is OBLIGATED to refer an application for planning permission that relates to beachfront property on the coast of Barbados to the relevant Minister of Government— the Prime Minister— for his decision. Thus, even though Maloney”s / Visions Develop Inc’s application may have been addressed to the Chief Town Planner, it is Prime Minister Stuart who has to consider it and make the decision.

    The Town and Country Planning Act also stipulates that in so doing, Stuart HAS to refer to the country’s Physical Development Plan and to any other material or relevant circumstance.

    The problem is though that the Physical Development Plan was last amended in 2003, and this “new” 2003 Plan was ratified in or about 2008— even though the Town and Country Planning Act stipulates that the Chief Town Planner HAS to carry out a survey of the Island at least once every 5 years, and HAS to submit a Report and any recommendations or proposals for amendment or additions to the Physical Development Plan to the Minister (the Prime Minister). The current and operative Barbados Physical Development Plan is thus a 2003 Plan !

    In 2011, some 8 years after the current Physical Development Plan was established, the City of Bridgetown was designated a UNESCO world heritage site!

    How is Stuart going to carry out his statutory duty with an outdated Physical Development Plan that has not factored in the UNESCO designation?

    I have drafted a letter about all this to Stuart and will be delivering it to him tomorrow.



  56. David August 24, 2016 at 7:11 PM #

    Continue to post about Hyatt matter HERE.



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