Parliament to debate Four Seasons

The ill-fated Four Seasons project is to put before Parliament for debate.

Word of this from Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler, who is promising that there will be “a full, frank, open discussion on that matter in the Parliament of Barbados, no lesser place, in the not too distant future”.

Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler
Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler

“It’s about updating the public, seeing where we are, what we’ve done, where we are going, some of what has transpired, so people understand why what was done had to be done, and how we are going to work on that matter going forward,” he told Barbados TODAY.

“I’m particularly looking forward to it, because I have taken a lot of blame for something that really had nothing to do with me, and to a larger extent the Government, so I’m looking forward to it. When all the facts are laid bare, people will get to see that the Government has acted responsibly and honourably in the circumstances in relation to that matter,” he added.

However, the Minister of Finance made it clear that the multi million dollar development, which has been stalled since 2009, has not been taken off the table.

That project, I expect, is going to happen. No two ways about that, it is going to happen. There are private people around there and it is going to happen. I’m not going to put a date on it, but there are people working everyday and very, very hard to get that project going,” he said.

Barbados TODAY understands that a firm prospectus has now been agreed to by shareholders and the Government, outlining to potential investors the way forward for the Clearwater Bay development.

2 Responses to Parliament to debate Four Seasons

  1. Patrick Blackman October 10, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    The time has for the government to realize that there is no need to build more hotels on the island. We already have enough. I know some would say that the construction phase would create jobs but that is only a temporary measure. What we need to spend money on is the upgrading of the existing facilities and bring currently derilict properties back into use.

    The current project should be converted back to usable beachfront for people to use as we have lost so much of this over the decades, put back some coconut trees and grape trees and bring back the old barbados….

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  2. Prior Brooks October 10, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Please, someone kindly give us an update about the status of CLICO. I stopped paying my RSP a year ago, will my funds still be there if and when there is a CLICO settlement??

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