Invaders’ Bay – Appeal Court Ruling

Afra Raymond Citizen Advocate

Afra Raymond Citizen Advocate

Today the Appeal Court delivered its majority ruling upholding the decision of Justice Frank Seepersad on 14th July 2014 to order publication of the legal opinions on which the Ministry had been relying.

This case began in 2013, when the JCC sought a judicial review of the refusal of the Ministry of Planning & Sustainable Development to publish legal opinions which the Ministry claimed supported its Request for Proposals (RFP) process in the proposed development of Invaders’ Bay. The JCC contended that the RFP process was being conducted in breach of the Central Tenders Board Act, but the Ministry claimed to have legal advice that its actions conformed to the CTB Act. It was that advice which the Ministry refused to publish. […]

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8 Comments on “Invaders’ Bay – Appeal Court Ruling”

  1. David October 29, 2016 at 5:14 AM #

    Congratulations to Afra and the team at JCC. There is benefit to freedom of information laws after all.


  2. David October 29, 2016 at 9:32 AM #

    Here is some background to this matter for those unfamiliar with this struggle by Afra and the JCC which he lead until he resigned in November 16.

    Relevant Link:


  3. pieceuhderockyeahright October 30, 2016 at 11:33 AM #

    Will a Freedom of Information Policy rather Act ever be implemented under either of these two tribes of monkey in Barbados?

    Given what it seems to portend from what is happening in Trinidad and Tobago….NEVER!!


  4. David October 30, 2016 at 11:48 AM #


    Asked the question on the Labour blog earlier. No where in Mia’s speech yesterday was there a mention about rolling out transparency legislation. How can there be discussion about implementing a governance structure and transparency act is not included?


  5. Vincent Haynes October 30, 2016 at 12:24 PM #

    T&T is a good excuse for the Act not be implemented any time soon if at all.


  6. David October 30, 2016 at 12:41 PM #

    @Vincent > > Why would you utter such a statement? > > On what strength was Afra et al able to pursue information as evidence by > this matter? >



  7. Vincent Haynes October 30, 2016 at 4:37 PM #

    David October 30, 2016 at 12:41 PM #

    Correct me if I am wrong but to the best of my knowledge they have been unable to access all the pertinent documents…….hence my statement that this lot over here will not want to be placed in a situation where they would have passed the act and then to be found doing a cover up.


  8. David October 31, 2016 at 6:00 PM #

    VIDEO: The SO-CALLED Political Divide…

    by AfraRaymond

    Are our Rulers taking us for a Ride? You decide… Do our Rulers have things to Hide? You decide… Is the Upholder worse than the Thief? That is an old-fashioned belief… Programme Date: 31 October 2016 Programme Length: 07:19

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