Mia Mottley and Avinash Persaud in “Paradise”
The following comment was posted Jan 22, 2019 @ 16:48 by NortherObserver- extracted from the blog Errol Barrow — Architect of a Collective CARICOM Foreign Policy.
“…will we DEMAND our parliamentary representatives provide us with answers to the Four Seasons debacle?…”
Yes this is the crux of the matter [forget Hyatt for now Miller]. Former Ministers Sealy and Sincklair are both on the record promising explanations before their terms ended. Persaud was involved not only as the guru, but he was also a director of companies associated with the project. I “believe” as a lawyer, MAM was also involved with companies linked to the project. The government vehicle to back loans, one Clearwater Bay hasn’t been heard of, since the Pharliciple story on BU.
Similarly, all these foreign millionaires who had reportedly put up millions for villas, have been quiet. The project is an eyesore.
A Nation report of 19 July 2010 confirmed that it was the late Prime Minister David Thompson “who sought economist Avinash Persaud’s help in getting the stalled Four Seasons project going after the original developers failed three times to secure private financing to restart the tourism and residential facility“.
In another Nation report on 10 March 2011 Opposition leader Mia Mottley at the time was referred to as “the Queen’s Counsel (QC), who is representing Four Seasons in her capacity as an attorney-at-law”. The same report mentioned her support for a USD60 million (Guarantee of Loan) Bill which was necessary to to pay off creditors.
Why has the BU blogmaster resurrected this matter?
Since the 2011 report Mia Mottley has become the Prime Minister of Barbados. Since the 2010 report Avinash has become a senior consultant to the Mottley led government of Barbados on economic matters.
Sometimes is it unnecessary to be prolix on certain matters. Yardfowls will respond based on the scripts given them from Roebuck Street and George Street. This is expected if yardfowls are to earn the title. The free thinkers will be able to connect the dots.
As a people we have allowed ourselves to become trapped in the Faustian offers of the modern politician. We have forgotten who is serving whom. We have created a monster. The change must begin with the man in the mirror. The democratic system to which we abide holds the citizen marking the x on the ballot accountable!
There come a time in the affairs of man when he must take the bull by the tail and face the situation – W.C Fields