Stuart is Wrong!

Submitted by DAVID  COMISSIONG, Citizen of Barbados
Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart

Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart

So, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart chose an exclusive luncheon of the elite Barbados Chamber of Commerce to announce to an audience of business executives that he will be granting permission for Mr Mark Maloney to construct his proposed 15 storey hotel on Browne’s Beach!

Well, the fundamental questions I have for Mr Stuart are as follows:-

(1) When were the people – the ordinary Barbadian Citizens and residents – of the affected communities consulted by you or by the Town Planning Department that you have ministerial responsibility for, prior to your coming to this decision?  (And I am referring here to the thousands of ordinary black working class Barbadians who reside in Wellington Street, Pondside, London Bourne Towers, and other surrounding residential areas, as well as to the thousands of Barbadians who religiously avail themselves of Browne’s Beach.)

(2) When did you or the applicant company, Visions Development Inc., hold even ONE Town Hall Meeting with the ordinary citizens of Barbados – particularly with residents of the nearby communities – so that you could be informed about their views, prior to your making this decision?

(3) Why is there such a record of your Administration time after time bending over backwards to confer all sorts of outrageously privileged contractual arrangements on Mr Mark Maloney or on companies that are controlled by the said Mark Maloney – Storage Solutions Limited (payment of rental fees in the sum of $2,150,000.00 per year over 20 years for the rental of 3 molasses storage tanks); Housing Concepts SRL (an agreement to purchase any of the houses constructed at Coverley that Maloney is not able to sell to the public); Bushy Park Circuit Inc (appropriating Bushy Park from its lawful owner and virtually placing it in the hands of Maloney’s company); and the list goes on.

(4) Are you aware that this is the Barbados of 2017 and not the old colonialist and elitist Barbados of 1917, and that in today’s Barbados the masses of black working-class Citizens have a right to be consulted on major decisions that have the potential to significantly impact on them and their country?

(5) Are you aware that Barbados’ Town Planning Department as well as the major international environmental institutions such as the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) require the carrying out of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) as part of the procedure for processing applications of the magnitude of a 15 storey beach hotel, and that central to such EIAs is consultation with the people?  Are you aware that Town Hall Meetings are routinely held in Barbados as part of the procedure for processing applications for major projects?  Why is Mr Maloney’s application for a 15 storey beach hotel being treated so differently?

In light of the fact that Prime Minister Stuart has not consulted the people of the affected communities, the decision that he announced yesterday is WRONG!  It is politically wrong; sociologically wrong; procedurally wrong; ethically wrong; and in all likelihood legally wrong as well!

On the 24th of August 2016 I wrote to Mr Stuart and urged him as follows:-

“….please do the right thing by subjecting the proposal to construct a 15 storey hotel in Bridgetown to a comprehensive Environmental Impact Assessment, with the people of Barbados (and Bridgetown) being suitably notified and permitted to participate and make inputs.”

I also ended the letter by informing our Prime Minister that “I look forward to hearing from you as a matter of urgency.”

In the five (5) months that have elapsed since I hand-delivered that letter to Mr. Stuart’s office I have NEVER received even an acknowledgement from Mr Stuart, much less a substantive response. Yet, Mr Stuart– the Prime Minister of Barbados– is pictured on the front page of the Nation Newspaper gleefully shaking Maloney’s hand and “skinning and grinning” in his face. What a national embarrassment !

Mr. Stuart would do well to remember the old Bajan adage that–“if yuh start wrong yuh bound to end wrong.”

Mr Stuart was required to start with a consultation with the people of the relevant Bridgetown communities, and he has neglected or refused to do so.

I therefore believe that Mr Stuart has started wrong!


  • millertheanunnaki

    @Hal AustinJanuary 28, 2017 at 1:44 PM#
    “What is the Opposition’s position on Hyatt?”

    What is your erected ‘viewpoint ‘on Hyatt, ask the urban version of Priapus?

    Shouldn’t both yours and the Opposition’s be of the same gender when it comes to a massive scam to bilk taxpayers via the MoT and BTII of millions of dollars in fees by way of redundantly duplicating consultancy studies and imaginary finance backers aka finders’ fees?

    If you can spot the difference between Cahill, the Pierhead marina redesign, the Sugar Point Cruise Ship Terminal study and Andrews Sugar Cane Modernized factory 20 years of constant continuing studies ad nauseam them we will award you a ‘sub-contract’ in how to submit a proposal of $10 million in fees for the umpteenth redevelopment of the Bay Street area.

    Which reputable foreign investor(s) would put over two hundred million in a ghetto hotel within a junkyard for sovereign bonds while the up-market Four Seasons lies there languishing for a song of just $40 million? Wouldn’t you look towards a more ascending market like Cuba rather than gamble in a 15 storey environmental eyesore without a casino as a distracting red-light view of Nelson Street?

    But then again, there is always the poor workers’ NIS or Housing Credit Fund to raid with the connivance of certified crooks who have proudly graduated from the George Street college of blackened deceivers, liars and pimps.

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  • What has the Minister of Health, the Minister of Tourism, Dennis Kellman and the PM ,host to the frequent visitors have to say about this report.


  • @colonel buggy. Don’t buy it. They saved his life. Everyday in the UK dozens die from lack of care, poor care and plain negligence. You have people there dying in the hallways on stretchers, etc. They trying not to pay the bill that is all. Next time send them back to the ship let the ship Dr. treat them. How come she can show a picture of him hooked up and not of him tied down and not of the bed sores? Read between the lines. It took them years to save up thousands for the holiday, just your regular poor john.


  • Laying down on a hospital bed for 10 days could not have caused a bedsore on the bottom of the foot, since the bottom of the foot cannot touch the bed when a patient is laying down, and a bedsore/pressure sore cannot form in the absence of pressure. Unless of course the patient STOOD in bed for the 10 days. It looks to me that in addition to double pneumonia this man may well have had s systemic infection, perhaps necrotising fasciitis, commonly called the flesh eating disease and he may have brought it from home with him or contracted it on the ship..and that in fact the QEH saved his life by immediately admitting him to intensive care, and successfully treating him.

    The couple should work with their insurance company to ensure that the QEH is paid its 19,000 pounds as soon as possible. 19,000 pounds is a lot of money for a small poor country to spend treating ungrateful strangers.


  • Well Well & Consequences

    Most of the tourists attracted to Barbados are a bunch of broke ass, sickly, lying frauds, he was treated so badly at the hospital according to his lying wife, yet he recovered so nicely from a very life threatening illness.

    The UK hospitals are worse, people are left to die and refused care.

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  • Well Well & Consequences

    Yes Simple…it looks like a flesh eating bacteria that one gets from fresh water, like in a swimming pool, like on a cruise ship….which are floating petrie dishes for all manner of bacteria..


  • Well Well & Consequences

    Not an ounce of sympathy for these 2 british frauds.


  • Well Well & Consequences

    Wait a minute, I just remembered, did the UK government not stop the reciprocal free health care for bajans visiting UK and Brits visiting Bim, which most bajans never knew existed for decades, but I bet every british person knew about ….

    ……these 2 scam artists are trying to skip out on that bill, dont be surprised to see Sambo Fruendel the coon, bowing and scraping to them when he invites them to Llaro court at taxpayer’s expense…bunch of idiots, just trying to rip off bajans, ungrateful scum.

    John…did I not tell you that the thiefing has to stop, even when it exposes itself using a failing method, it has to stop..


  • I always knew that Derek Alleyne was a political
    leech on Barbados and that he was of very
    limited capability but I never knew he so poor
    that he emulated Fruendel Stuart.

    I can’5 believe these clowns are going to come
    in 2017-18 with the same strategy for the

    (1) Stuart is a Great Leader

    (2) The DLP is a Great Party

    (3) Remember Errol Walton Barrow

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  • @ Own Area

    Derrick Alleyne is kissing ass to get the PM and the party to agree to stand down Michael Carrington in Saint Michael West. Derrick and a numbe rof others have been lobbying hard inside the DLP to show Freundel, Chris and George that Carrington is a damaged politician and is unlikely to win back that most important seat.


  • And Dereck Alleyne is correct. BU -if around- will be relentlessly in pursuing Carrington. What he did to Griffiths is unpardonable.


  • How exactly is the Hyatt in Bay Street going to treat or dispose of the sewage waste generated by such a large hotel project?


  • @ Bonpair

    THe same way that excrement is dealt with daily in Barbados.

    Fumbles and Stinkliar and Downlowe and Lucy Son will consume it and regurgitate it in the House of Assembly every single week and you and I and all the other Bajan Shyte eaters will consume it heartily and commend it to Zagat as the best gastronomic feast NEXT TO BITING OUT CLITORISES a la Mugabe Menu


  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Harold BonpaireJanuary 30, 2017 at 2:23 PM
    “How exactly is the Hyatt in Bay Street going to treat or dispose of the sewage waste generated by such a large hotel project?”

    What sewage waste what? The only waste generated by that phantom of an erection is the bullshit and hot air of anal gases emanating from the scammers involved.

    This is just another imaginary project designed like the Cahill WTE, Pierhead marina, the Sugar Point Cruise Ship terminal and the Andrews Sugar Refining & Power generating plant( big enough to put Emera and SOL out of business) to bilk taxpayers out of millions in consultancies and upfront finder’s fees.

    Before you ask about that enormous erection and ‘sewage’ generated there from you need to ask about the most important variable in the construction equation:

    Where is the money? Is it foreign or local? Is it clean (from reputable investors despite the country’s junk-bond status or even the Chinese)?

    Or is it dirty and in need of cleaning using the local laundry and election ATM to the deceitful lying party called the More Money Baloney Laundromat?
    Show us the money and we will submit to your erection and take your ecstatic word as your sweet-talking bond with great pleasure.


  • Well said Miller
    …but you forgot Four Seasons.
    How is that sewerage being treated 10 years down the road…?


  • @ Hants
    …and she spoke well.

    Pity it had to come from someone who behaved in exactly the same ‘bull in a china shop’ manner as the current ministers, …when she was a minister.
    Her forays into education and health in particular, were legendary – in terms of ministers bulldozing their way towards questionable decisions.

    Bushie believes that the ruins of her ‘Pulverization Plant’ continues to languish somewhere in the middle of the country even now….as testimony to her results.

    However, everything that she said today was true…..and to the point.


  • Now Grenville Phillips says let them go as high as they want to because it is commercial, and not residential, development. #jesustakedewheel


  • millertheanunnaki

    @ enuffJanuary 31, 2017 at 6:16 PM

    These are just diversionary tactics to attract people away from the real crux of the matter.

    The more relevant question to ask is not the size of the erection but would it meet the criteria to ensure ole Bridgetown retains its World Heritage status.

    But most incessantly the paramount question to pose is where is the money coming from.

    Would its financial foundation be girded by foreign backers investing foreign money necessary to prop up the reserves necessary to stave off monetary demolition?

    Or would the financial concrete for this mammoth edifice be supplied from the NIS aka the government piggybank of financial Viagra to be raided to pay for that monstrosity of an erection planted in that Lilliputian sleepy town with a Bridge too far but no Indian river to swim to safety.

    Let the real questions be asked about the financing of the project and you would see how fast the turtling scammers retract their crooked necks back into the sand at the beach for Mrs. Brown building cowboys.


  • Miller

    The original development planners had an idea not to go past 3 floors based on our fragile coral structure………it will be interesting to see who is right albeit with loss of life if one of these structures collapses like Brittons Hill.


  • As we have been saying in this forum -why continue to build on beachfront land? As Dame Billie opined yesterday -when the sea is ready to reclaim land why take the risk? What about the sewage treatment? If there is one project that demands an EIA…


  • David

    Ok,to talk about EIA but will the ones that live in the area understand what will be set before them?


  • It is likely that Hyatt will be built.

    It is also likely that there will be a catastrophic failure in the Bridgetown sewerage system.

    It is always possible that Barbados will bet lucky.


  • Perhaps you see why BAPE tends to keep their mouths shut now….

    Grenville obviously commented today as an engineer …and spoke about what is ‘possible’, and what problems ‘can be solved’….technically.

    But we all know that if shit had wings, AC would be a bird.

    The CORRECT comment needs to be a POLITICAL one, as Peter the wife pointed out on brass tacks, and if the jackasses in government have show themselves to be incompetent to run a simple bus system, a sewerage plant, to maintain a CENTURIES-OLD sugar industry (at a time if increased global demand), or just run a little shiite hospital…. who in their right mind would entrust them to build a multi-story hotel practically in the sea, on a historical swamp …and while they are COMPLETELY broke???

    …who? ..apart from AC the shiite-bird and Alvin the idiot …of course…


  • millertheanunnaki

    @ HantsJanuary 31, 2017 at 9:17 PM”
    “It is likely that Hyatt will be built.”

    Built with what? Buttons to pitch marbles or cut plate to play shop as little children of our era did?

    This is real big money to get hold of and many local boys aren’t prepared to put much skin in the game unless there is a guarantee of a return like the Grotto and the ‘suspect’ Housing Credit Fund payout.

    This Hyatt has no more financial vertebrate than the Pierhead marina and its ‘redesigned’ skeleton, the cruise ship terminal illness of Trevor’s way sewage discharge, the Cahill gas chamber the mother of all scams or even the Andrews factory cane industry factory acting as a combined harvester fuelled by a nuclear reactor of power generation.

    What do you think planners employed by the army of occupation do all day but dream up imaginary schemes long in the endless pipeline of execution with fictitious financing sources which smartass politicians use to feather their nest by way of fancy consultancies and ‘friends’ for finder’s fees.

    Which government project- so long in the pipeline of bureaucratic night dreams and politically promoted prematurely as the key to kick-start economic recovery but has not yet seen the light of implementation day- can you point to as a crowning success other than the Thompson Mausoleum in St. John over 20 years in the construction?

    Show the money for the Hyatt erection and the Grotto and other houses will be fully occupied “shortly and rather soon”.


  • If what Dame Millers concern is true, namely that the 173 year old Bethel Methodist Church car park floods at high tide (and that would have to be from some form of water borne tank), then that depth is too shallow to accommodate a 15 storey building constructing it on basement/ underground floors, IT MUST BE CONSTRCTED ON PILES, and that is of great concern too, piles eventually shift, corrode and sink by weight and settlement…. She is correct and any go ahead is a risk, courting a future danger and possibly disaster.

    Being so close to the waters edge, Climate Change denotes sea level rise due to global warming, be that as it may whether its true or not, but more of a conviction is the movement of tectonic plates that gives the illusion of sea level rise. Over a relatively short space of time, from where my grandparents reside (on the beach front) the sea has encroached considerably. Even at well known Sixmens, all houses on the beach front had to be relocated inland.

    AN ALTERNATIVE SIGHT or BUSINESS VENTURE CAN BE PROPOSED. If the investors are so keen to do business here, it can take the form of harnessing the projected clientele and spread it across our already network of hotel infrastructures and help the economy.

    There are too many concerns and issues related to this Issue of Hyatt.



  • The old General Hospital Grounds, just across the road from the same beach, at Jemmott’s Lane,an expanse of now waste land littered ,with scores of derelict buildings, which like the Eye Hospital, and the Empire Cinema will never again see the light of day as refurbished usable buildings. Why doesn’t the Government divest itself of this rat infested, decaying ,and abandoned site, and allow it to be developed by the same Hyatt people.


  • @ Colonel B
    ….because when Johns come to town to fulfil their depraved fantasies, they DO NOT ever choose the old ugly daughters and spend good money to make them beautiful.

    They seek out the best, youngest and most beautiful – and wreck them…..
    Think they care bout we…?


  • Colonel,
    Since 1963 the old hospital site has been abandoned, yet since then we have had constitutional independence, governments of various colours, and not a single positive idea has emerged to develop that site, one of the prize sites in the country.
    We have failed disastrously on policy.


  • Just recently we have had a drive- by shooting in Lodge Road,where one man was injured and nearby resident lives put at risk, two killings in St Philip,and last week in Maxwell ,arson followed by a barrage of gunfire on a home,and also a woman mauled to death by a pack of marauding dogs.
    And on the newscast, we hear the Prime Minister extolling to his frequent visitors at Illaro Court , the good maintenance of law and order in Barbados, a guarantee of their safety while staying in Barbados.
    Perhaps he also need to give this assurance to the locals living on this rock.


  • Add to the above list, another young man shot to bits just behind the old JB’s Supermarket in Sgts Village.


  • Take all guns out of private hands.


  • Has any one thought that the site where there once was a hospital could be contaminated and might cost millions of dollars to be cleaned up reason the site remains vacant and unoccupied
    Every one has a “great” idea . Too many Donald Trumps living on this planet having no idea what they are talking about


  • What contamination? and if so, why not set about de-contaminating before it affects other things? Haven’t various public offices used that site for years. I am sure no GoB would place workers on a site which is knowingly contaminated?


  • Those sites are registered with the EPA and should not be occupied unless a decontamination is done
    However in Barbados the order of the day is short cuts until some one becomes ill
    I would also prefer to say that since the building has remained unoccupied there is sufficient reason to believe that govt has been advice not to use


  • I would like to know exactly which areas of the former hospital site is contaminated,as I have been through every part of that site from the early 70s through the 90s attending meetings of various govt departments and have never seen any danger signs.

    What should be of interest is that when the DDT pesticide was finally banned here,the remaining quantity on the island was stored in a building at Crumpton street for decades oozing liquid from the building,no warning signs at all,officers of Ag. working in buildings next to it,it was finally disposed of around 84…….I wonder how many people were affected by it.

    Hmmm……a class action suit against the Govt of Bim is a possibility.


  • I personally have seen liquid oozing into the gutters at a government industrial estate, from containers which carried a bold notice, to report any sighting of these particular containers to a given phone number of the EPA in the United States. Now, years later, in that same area where the liquid was flowing into a nearby well, trees, known for their longevity, began to dry up. The mainly American Manufacturing plants in that industrial estate have long gone. I doubt very much if the authorities in Barbados do carry out a post operation environmental assessment after these establishments, known to use dangerous chemicals, vacate Barbados, , as they did with the Mobil Refinery Site, and the gas station in Bay Street , adjacent the London Bourne Towers. And to compound the situation, we now see a wholesale and delivery food business expanding its operation on the same possibly contaminated area.
    At the old hospital grounds over the years we have seen, the Ministry of Education, the Ambulance Service ,a Ministry of Health department, and other government departments working out of this site. We have seen Black Belly sheep and horsed, grazing on the compound. Did anyone in government,at any time alerted the personnel working there that this area could possibly be contaminated?


  • How many years ago was that building occupied. Suffice it to say that no occupation has occured since EPA laws were paased and to which barbados has signed and agreed


  • David

    The below needs headlining as the citizens need to be made aware that they were exposed to danger at the old hospital site over decades.

    Colonel Buggy February 4, 2017 at 11:38 AM #

    At the old hospital grounds over the years we have seen, the Ministry of Education, the Ambulance Service ,a Ministry of Health department, and other government departments working out of this site. We have seen Black Belly sheep and horsed, grazing on the compound. Did anyone in government,at any time alerted the personnel working there that this area could possibly be contaminated?

    ac February 4, 2017 at 12:06 PM #
    How many years ago was that building occupied. Suffice it to say that no occupation has occured since EPA laws were paased and to which barbados has signed and agreed

    Wuhloss…….what sort of half bake answer is that……so after decades of being used by the populace wunna now decide that it is contaminated…………the public should realy bring a class action suit against the govt of Bim……no wonder so many unexplained illnesses floating around.


  • Bro have you ever heard the term “statue of limitations”


  • @ AC

    Here is a statute of Limitations Clause for you.

    The United Nations Development Programme was also a long term occupant on that compound in a building which you now gleefully claim was known by the Government of Barbados to be contaminated.

    Here you are on barbados UnderGround with your usual “I have a secret, i know what you dont know” exposing this fact of contamination much like the BLP and their Louis Lynch/ Roebuck Secondary carcinogen producing site.

    Given that wunna always begging UNDP for money, and given the fact that wunna now embroiled in a UNESCO Heritage designation issue, I wonder if David Commisiong would be advised to pursue some representation to said UN agency to say that the (successive) governments of Barbados did knowingly consign their agencies to this contaminated grave which after you announced that it was and is a grave, now glibly pass over the condemned site by saying that there is a “statute of limitations”

    You is truly a chvunt of gigantic proportions.

    Which detective picture dat you ever watch pun CBC Reporting lies that tell you dat dere is a statute of limitations pun murder??

    A real waste Foop you is doah…


  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right – INRI February 4, 2017 at 4:05 PM #

    Yuh gottem wong dem talkin bout…….STATUE……….Bro have you ever heard the term “statue of limitations”……….mussee de pitchfork atta de garsun.

    Can you imagine a govt operative spouting this nonsense,DC should investigate.


  • PDYR you like Trump cannot stomp on the law or change law because you belive you have a right.


  • Civil actions suits are brought when individuals can present evidence to verify . Most are brought within a shortened time span so that evidence presented can be actual and substantially verified by plaintiffs and witnesses.


  • ac

    A civil action suit is soon to be brought against the DLP and Stuart Administration. The civil people of Barbados will take action to suit them by putting the DLP out off office enmasse.


  • Bacteria and viruses do not survive for very long without a host. Of course the old hospital treated people with bacterial and viral diseases, but very likely those bacteria and viruses are long, long, dead.

    I may be wrong but I don’t recall that the old hospital carried out treatments (say for cancer) using radioactive materials.

    The current hospital like all hospitals worldwide uses radioactive materials, and we all go these places and come to no harm.

    If the Barbados government [both parties] believed that the old hospital site was contaminated would they have have permitted the Ministry of Education to operate from that site for decades, would they have prepared the site as an emergency treatment center when Barbados hosted World Cup cricket in 2007?

    Methinks that ac telling lies, or what would be called in the U.S. these days “alternative facts”


  • Contaminants are not only regulated to radioactive materials


  • Wasn’t there a time when the old General hospital’s jetty, on that stretch of beach to the west of the old Eye Hospital, used to pipe all sorts of hospital garbage into the sea, and many Bajan boys ,especially ,used to swim and dive around that jetty. One would think that back then, that was more of a health hazard, than the old hospital’s grounds these days.
    BTW Have we ever been worried about the possibility of dangerous contaminants at that site at Harrison’s St Lucy, once a United States Naval base , when we had exposed our young people of the Barbados Youth Service ,and later Staff and inmates of ex HM Prisons Glendairy there?


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