EIA (Town Halls) Not Required for HYATT Hotel Project –say the LAWYERS
Submitted by Anthony Davis
“Minister of Social Care Steve Blackett wants to know why ‘town hall meetings are needed now for every project…Were there town hall meetings when they imploded the Hilton Hotel?” he asked in reference to the Opposition Barbados Labour Party…Blackett said: “What are they talking about, we are an action Government” while blaming the Opposition for the poor state of the Empire Theatre, which has been out of use for the past 24 years” – page 6 of Barbados TODAY dated February 7, 2017
Pray tell me Mr. Minister, did you not say that your Government is a “people-centred” one?
If it is, that is what such a Government does – keep the populace informed, and that’s the best way of so doing.
If you are “an action Government” why haven’t you grabbed the bull by the horns -instead of just looking at pointing fingers at the Opposition – and repaired the theatre?
You are in power almost nine years now, and you had the time so to do.
Were the Chinese the only people you could turn to?
Seeing that you are “an action Government”, why not do something relevant and show us that you are really one and beside, a “people-centred” one?
How about rectifying the situation at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), the Geriatric Hospital and Psychiatric Hospital where conditions are not conducive to the nurses working there – so much so that they are leaving for greener pastures?
Giving Hyatt permission to build a 12- or 15-storey twin-tower hotel on Browne’s beach is great action against the populace of this country!
Not knowing how high the building is to be should be reason enough to turn down the application!