Bring it!

Bostic wants tangible benefits for residents out of Hyatt

With approval now given for the construction of a 15-storey Hyatt hotel, Opposition Member of Parliament for the City Jeffrey Bostic is warning that there must be tangible benefits for residents, otherwise the developers will be hearing from him.

“I will fight with tooth and nail on your behalf that whatever development takes place in this City of Bridgetown during my tour of duty, whether it is the Hyatt [hotel] or any other else, and they do not give some assistance to the communities and the residents of the City of Bridgetown, I’m gonna keep noise all day,” the Barbados Labour Party first-time MP told constituents during an awards ceremony held in the courtyard at London Bourne Towers Thursday night.

Jeffrey Bostic

Reflecting on his first four years as The City’s representative, the retired Lieutenant Colonel of the Barbados Defence Force described it as “very challenging”, while highlighting a play park as one of the immediate needs for children in the Upper Bridgetown area.

“It is one of the areas in the City of Bridgetown where children do not have a place where they can gather as children, where there can be wholesome activities designed for children. They have to be on the streets because they have nowhere to go and I see exactly the challenges that the little children in this area face,” Bostic said.

In light of the recent approval given by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, who is the minister responsible for town planning, Opposition Leader Mia Mottley also questioned: “How can you build a Hyatt across there, and don’t deal with the people who live in Wellington Street or San Domingo Alley?”

After “rubbing shoulders” with residents in The City last weekend, Mottley also zeroed in on the plight of those living in New Orleans and Pickwick Gap, asking: “How can the Government be talking about building and expanding a fancy port, but you still got conditions in New Orleans where people can’t even get proper foundation [for houses]?

“Too often our politics is consumed by building edifices and buildings that are totally disconnected from real people,” she lamented during her address to last night’s ceremony which honoured outstanding constituents.

13 Responses to Bring it!

  1. Jennifer February 18, 2017 at 6:16 am

    God help us. This is the dumbest thing ever. This the type of BS you have to keep putting up with from these people airing their mouths off. First of all you have no clout or say in the matter, so you are just blowing hot air, fanning flames and being a HINDRANCE. Why did your government not put in a play park before seeing that the communities were there for some time????? The Dems is just like you guys, no different, if not they would have asked the Hyatt people to provide some CRUMBS from under that big table of theirs during the negotiation process. All this rubbing shoulder $hi* appears to be a replacement of the proverbial cornbeef. Stop using our people as pawns for your nonsense, you know full well you do not care, SO STOP IT. ALL THIS TALK IS DEMONSTRATING, IS THAT ALL OF YOU ALL ARE A CUT FROM THE SAME WEAK, ROTTEN, CLOTH.

    • Peter February 18, 2017 at 11:20 am

      Jennifer. You landed in the center of the center of the target. Jeffrey Bostic. With that negative “toe/tow the line” attitude, You will be rejected at the polls. People want work. Hyatt will bring life and jobs to the same city you now represent but no longer will if you continue your sheet. Jeff, do positive things. Get the Empire Cinema/theater renovated with the same rustic exterior look, to become a Barbados Wax Museum. Think of the employment and salary income that will be generated from shops both DF and local, restaurants and dining, taxi services, entertainment and of course it’s illegal but drugs. don’t fool yourself, drugs will be sold. Police will have to do their work that’s what they and the Law courts are paid to do. and oh lots of lawyers will get work too. I can go on,,, Get real Jeff. I like you man. Do what is positive for your constituency.

  2. Sunshine Sunny Shine February 18, 2017 at 6:57 am

    Oh I could not said it better girl. The approach to how they want to go about winning the next election is base on mere appearances. So he goes to the media and throw up a load of shyte and those who do not know better run with the nonsense. BLP politics the more they try to change the more they look the same.

    The thing is the Hyatt Project is what Barbados needs right now. What it does not need is the manner in which Freundel is going about it. Hardly any information made available to the public. We know that Hyatt must get a lot of perks to set up shop in Barbados. And, what I know about them is that no Barbadian is going to sit in any keep money earning positions in that hotel. So Stuart the secretive and word smith manipulator should level with Barbadians on what it took to lure Hyatt to Barbados. I hope it is nothing like what they were planning to offer Cahill.

  3. seagul February 18, 2017 at 9:21 am

    This freedom in the Caribbean is the freedom to be taken advantage of by government-supported plantation type hotels and vulture business. We’re putting you on notice about further practices.
    They have restricted and avoided many an independent black free entrepreneurial agenda. It is almost impossible in our market driven society to understand what can be done to fight this colonial economic mafia supremacy.
    In today’s world, no nation can hope to bring to its people the standard of living and material prosperity it seeks for them unless its total resources are enlisted in the struggle. Surely the Caribbean’s most valuable resources are her people and the intelligence, energy, devotion and ambition they constitute and represent. It is to them that we must look for…without fair representation we’ll have no choice but to uprise socially…

    • Peter February 18, 2017 at 11:55 am

      Seagul. Your head still buried in the sand man. How do you breathe? through your hole at the rear? Where are the black entrepreneurs? Black so-called entrepreneurs have no financial base on which to begin. They have to borrow. and guess from who? Tell me How many of them borrowed monies over and over again from the now defunct BDB – Barbados Development Bank? first thing they did was buy an expensive car, adopt a “Ihave arrived” show off attitude, Have four and five girlfriends all of whom received, job positions they are unqualified for, travel and expensive gifts. They then DID NOT pay the BDB any loan repayments, The bank had to write off their debts. So tell me Seagul Where are the Black self acclaimed entrepreneurs. According to Jennifer…. they’re still in that damn barrel. I would let you know that I have personally lent tens of thousands of dollars to all kinds of individuals. Only the black ones did not repay. They disappeared off the radar. How do you expect me to think ?
      But you know what was funny? They always had some sad honky dory story with some excuse. One evening I saw one of them at Putters on the Green Restaurant where dinner is usually over n$500.00 per person. Needless to say he was not alone. I know he paid the bill. Then the very next night we bumped into each other at South Seas I think used to be owned by the late Alfred Taylor in the Gap. The girl was a different young lady. I was entertaining a visiting group of executives and we sent them a bottle of Champaign. Go figure…. I am NOT a racist. Get that clear. A few nwhites still owed nBDB monies and their hotels became Gems. But guess what? they still own hotels.

  4. Jennifer February 18, 2017 at 10:33 am

    @Seagul – hahahahaaha, you funny and sweet (uprise). ABSOLUTELY NOTHING CAN BE DONE. THE PLANTATION IS gone GLOBAL. OUR so called leaders has joined at the head with the HOG and sold their people down the river. This is the best they can do and take coffers. Our people are valuable for sure, as SERVANTS. Notice how they will keep silent about these issues as it does not affect them, even our people is so docile that they too keep silent and come out in droves to talk about basic nonsensical issues. If you are not a part of the problem you are part of the solution. But u see this uprising thing, it will happen. TIME IS A Bitc* that pressure cooker will go off like that ORAVILLE DAM WILL.

  5. Kevin February 18, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Big long chupse.

  6. Jennifer February 18, 2017 at 11:52 am

    @Peter – If I were you I would say the same SHYTE. Well said by you.

  7. Jennifer February 18, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    And I will lay my VENGEANCE upon EDOM by the hand of my people Israel. and they shall do TO EDOM according to mine anger and according to my fury and they shall know my vengeance saith the lord god. Though thou exalt thyself as the EAGLE and set thy nest among the stars thence will I bring thee down, saith the lord. There is NONE UNDERSTANDING IN HIM.

  8. Carson C Cadogan February 18, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    The BLP was out in force this morning in St. Michael Central going from door to door begging for votes for their candidate Arthur Holder.
    The Barbados Labour Party team was led by chief executive officer of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association Mr. Rudy Grant.

  9. Greengiant February 20, 2017 at 8:12 am

    Well said Jennifer and Peter. The more the BLP changes, the more they remain the same. Look who’s back in town leading a mass political canvass for Arthur Holder. None other than my boy Rudy, you just join the people’s statutory corporation this year and you are already an operative.

    That’s why I don’t want to see these two main parties leading this island again. Let them go to the wilderness and sort themselves out, then maybe, just maybe they will become eligible to lead the great nation it will become while they’re finding their way out of the wilderness. Really, imagine Bostic now realize the people in his constituency need a play park. They had the longest running in office, yet they didn’t realize this. The houses in new Orleans always needed foundations and water toilets. They built Kensington oval next door and the people didn’t get a front door or Window out of the project. The BLP just lost the government for some of the same corrupt practices the Dems are being accused or now, the only difference is the Bees communicated well even when they lied to the people, while the Dems are too silent.

  10. Ann Thomas February 20, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    Wrong call Mr. Bostic.

    You should be asking for an EIA, a Social Impact Study, a traffic impact study and all sorts of other studies. You should be attacking the government for its total lack of transparency on this hotel project. It is not enough for them to come and say that a hotel development was approved there in 2006. How could you let the Government get away with that spurious argument?

    You should be asking what is so special about this particular developer and if he has the Midas touch!

    You should be seeking to bring a new model of development to this country which does not include building hotels on the beach.

    Disappointed in you Mr. Bostic.

    • Carson C Cadogan February 20, 2017 at 7:39 pm

      Nothing you said made any sense.


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