Afra Raymond continues his relentless prosecution of the Sandals MoU matter in Trinidad – Blogmaster
Many years ago, in an earlier life, I was taught about the perils of the short-lived ‘remou’ and that word snapped back into my mind when considering the current position with this Sandals MoU, in which all points are supposedly open for discussion. That stated position of no signed contracts will be the subject of this article. So many eminent people and responsible institutions were involved in this matter, that it is unfathomable how our Government could have signed that Sandals MoU on 10th October 2017.
My campaign to have that MoU made public got this far due its clear focus on the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FoIA) and the ‘Underlying Commercial Arrangements’, which are never discussed in public. The decisive element in the complicated process of creating these large-scale projects is intentionally kept from public view, by agreement. Our national assets are traded and degraded for decades, after the sheer outrage of colonialism, with the new leaders relying on the cultivated economic and financial illiteracy of our citizens.
Read full article – Property Matters – The Sandals Re-MoU
(1) How was Afra Raymond able to get information on Sandals in Trinidad and the citizens of Barbados could not get similar information for almost a decade. Is there a known gap in our legislation that needs to be addressed?
(2) Afra Raymond stated “Our national assets are traded and degraded for decades, after the sheer outrage of colonialism, with the new leaders relying on the cultivated economic and financial illiteracy of our citizens.”
I am quite certain that most of Barbados suffer from the same financial illiteracy. Can this be remedied by changing the curriculum to including ‘financial’ topics? Is this ‘lack of financial literacy a problem across the entire Caribbean? Is the duopoly keeping us foolish?
Are straw men being thrown into the arena so that battles like education reform, integrity legislation, a functioning court system ….. are half fought.
Trinidad has Freedom of Information law.
Theo…Barbados governments only talk about legislating FOIA..but NEVER DO…it’s all talk, if its legislated, they will ALL eventually go to prison for their CRIMES AGAINST THE PEOPLE..so don’t hold you breath..
….the current government got too many skeletons in all their CLOSETS…you will not see FOIA until the ELECTORATE gets rid of Mia and her circus clowns..
Barbados needs it own Afra. One thought Come-sing-a song was such a person, but he turned out to be self seeking, no?
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