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The Sandals Re-MoU

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

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SANDALS T&T MOU Made Public

GOVERNMENT has finally provided chartered surveyor Afra Raymond with a copy of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Sandals Resort which provides crucial information on the deal for construction of a 500-700-room hotel in Tobago. Senior Counsel Deborah Peake confirmed this to Justice Frank Seepersad this morning in the San Fernando High Court. In October, the judge ruled for Raymond

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Property Matters – Sandals Splinters

  #finefinefine In writing on the extent to which Public Money is stolen or wasted and the need for proper standards, I offered this equation for the reality check – EXPENDITURE OF PUBLIC MONEY Minus Transparency Minus Accountability EQUALS CORRUPTION My previous articles have been focused on the gaps in the available information on the current proposals for the large-scale

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Sandals MoU? Part III

Citizen Advocate Afra Raymond continues his piercing examination of the Sandals transaction – David, blogmaster Sandals/Beaches Tobago Illustrative Master Plan The previous article delved into the published information on the three existing State-owned hotels and juxtaposed that with the proposals for a Tobago Sandals. Apart from the unsatisfactory position with the State’s existing hotel investments and the reluctance to give

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Sandals MoU? Part II

The following entry by Citizen Advocate Afra Raymond should be of interest to civic minded Barbadians and in particular the BU family. He continues to prosecute the pillar issues which underpin the arrangement supporting the introduction of Butch Stewart’s Sandals to Trinidad and Tobago. In Barbados the models being used to promote the Hyatt and Hilton projects are not dissimilar.

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Sandals and Secret Deals with Caribbean Governments Continue …

The same concerns many Barbadians have voiced at the lack of transparency by government with the Sandals Butch Stewart deal is also playing out in Trinidad & Tobago. Unlike Barbados, Freedom of Information legislation is on the statute books of Trinidad and therefore affords citizens like Afra Raymond the avenue to request information deem to be in the public interest.

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