Hyatt hearing April 19

A hearing into an application by attorney-at-law David Comissiong seeking to prevent work from beginning on the multi-million dollar Hyatt Centric Resort is expected to begin on April 19.

Comissiong Tuesday morning filed an interim order seeking the suspension of permission to do any work on the US$100 million project on Bay Street, The City until the court can hear a substantive matter in a hearing scheduled for May 9.

When the interim application came before Justice Randall Worrell in the Supreme Court Tuesday morning, Deputy Solicitor General Donna Brathwaite, who was representing Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, asked for an adjournment to allow her time to file an affidavit in the matter.

Justice Worrell gave Brathwaite until Tuesday, April 18 to file and serve her affidavit, and scheduled the hearing for the following day.

“You would recall that last month . . . I filed a claim in the Supreme Court challenging the permission granted by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart to Mark Maloney’s company to construct this hotel. That matter has been set down for hearing to commence on May 9. However, in the interim, I also filed a subsidiary application asking the court to grant an interim order suspending the permission to build the hotel and for that suspension to remain in effect until the court is able to hear the substantive matter and come to a final determination about it,” Comissiong told Barbados TODAY.

On March 22, the political activist had secured an injunction immediately suspending the permission granted by Stuart for construction of the 15-storey hotel until the matter is heard by the court.

Comissiong is challenging Government’s decision not to conduct an environmental impact assessment on the multi-million dollar beachfront development.

The attorney had also argued that Stuart had relied on an outdated Physical Development Plan, even though Section 11(1) of the Town & Country Planning Act stipulates that the plan, which is now 14 years old, must be updated every five years.

He also took issue with the 15-storey elevation, pointing out that the maximum height allowed for beachfront hotels was five storeys, compared to the seven storeys for non-beachfront tourist accommodation.

13 Responses to Hyatt hearing April 19

  1. Jennifer April 12, 2017 at 1:15 am

    Go commissiong, challenge that illegal approval of that soon to be plantation, all in the name of work for a few pittance of the colonial poison. And you spend your life putting money in THEM pockets, meanwhile all of life is leaving you laboring for the serpent.

  2. jrsmith April 12, 2017 at 5:44 am

    @, Jennifer, hail, hail, I was planning to marry you , but its not going to happen , because we are going to cross swords on this one.. ( the first 6 words of your (1.15 ) I cant run with……..

    This guy always brings out the quote from me by a prominent business man in barbados, the people who shout the loudest are the ones who have never contributed anything to the economy of barbados…..
    I view him as like part of the american civil rights movement , believe in things which is not real…
    Barbados is surviving on tourism , hotels are built for this purpose ,I would think this is showing that the corporate still have a bit of confidence in barbados , this not a rum shop project this is serious millions , stop disrupting what little pride we have left in Barbados………..
    One day its all going to back fire on him and he will end up with a law suite , which will take him 100 to pay off………
    There is lots of people who think freedom of speech , is so democratic because waking each day just talking anything……..
    He needs to go start a movement in the (US)……

    • Jennifer April 12, 2017 at 6:12 am

      @jrmith – I see your point – so we will be locking horns. However, just like the civil rights movement led to nowhere, but our people being placed in a deeper plantation conundrum so will all of this lead the same people. This is why when MLK finally awoke in the last two years of his life and said he believed he led his people into a burning house. By this time he was well on his way to being a dead duck, but why????????????????? some entity wanted to keep their slaves securely dependent on them and not awaken. Mind you they use the same tactics today. We all know that this case will lead to nowhere as bim is laden in corruption but the smallest dog will keep the most noise. We need people around like this man to make some noise, with some valid points that these corrupt politicians willfully overlooked. (And that lot is yet another reason why the mouse keeps using the elephant as his pasture) Barbados is nothing more that a huge plantation with that 1% sitting on top of the others and it will stay that way too until…………………….. You mean to tell me that the only thing black people good for is being people basin and poe and being willfully blind to it, in the name of work. Giving all of your blood sweat and tears to a colonial master as he sucks. As i will always say >>>>>>>>>>>>> we as a colonized people WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO THRIVE INTO A PEOPLE WITH ECONOMIC WEALTH WITH THAT MOUSE ON THE TOP OF THE ELEPHANT KEEPING HIM DOWN. This is why the chinese, koreans, etc cannot be toyed with, they recognized the chain coming and cut that very quickly.

      • Jennifer April 12, 2017 at 6:22 am

        If we were not so frayed we will be able to see the serpent coming and warn the others. Keep our money in the black community, build on black only with what little land and resources we have. Take the Indians here as an example, they came here as indentured servants, just as long as we did. But the psychological damage is so massive that we cannot now see the wood ants in the trees and want is worse no one wants to see either, just depend on them and work to eat.

  3. Bajan First April 12, 2017 at 6:53 am

    Too many of our people have only one goal and that is to be the ones wearing the cork hat while their brothers and sisters slave for them. One only has to look at how the ones who have some authority treat their subordinatesolutions. We are a long way from understanding the value of working together as a people! Education with a focus on attitude change is what is needed but will talk time before its impact is felt. We need not destroy to build as so many of our African brothers have done and are still doing. We should instead use what we have and build and diversify while working together as a people for the common good and not only for self !

  4. jrsmith April 12, 2017 at 10:01 am

    @, Jennifer, hail, hail on the button as usual with both shots (6.20 and 6.22 )…Could you see our politicians answering to the daily forum on (Today) I dare them ,You bajan politicians , reply to the forum , lets see if you have the balls…………………………….
    @, Bajan F, hail, hail, to consider how the new generation of pass slave masters is still frightening and controlling our people , through the bible and the manufacturing of hundreds of religious organizations, all playing different tunes all dreaming of some far off place call heaven which is the white man’s payment for behaving themselves ………………………………………
    A (Haven is where the white man hides his money making sure its hard for black man to get to ,, but he then promise the black man this place call (Heaven )………. when they die …….

    What is so open if our black people would show honesty , giving an example of what has been achieve over the past 5 decades , my take 1% of non political Barbados , is in control of our country with the help of our politicians and this is because our black politicians is now using the same tactics as the past and present whites , thats why bajans are treated worst than second class citizens , politicians have no respect for us…………………

  5. Jea Alleyne April 12, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    The system never changed… evolved into colonization, the modern name for slavery. They Emancipated the people by getting rid of the chains however, our minds were already controlled by the traumatising effects. The Politicians are the new Overseers, they keep us in place because we see our own people thinking they will do whats best for us, but over time you see the reality of the whole situation. Modern Day Slavery !! They system in Barbados is too harsh and nowhere close to the system in the UK !!

    • jennifer April 12, 2017 at 12:28 pm

      @Jea A – mind you, they give u free their education, their God/church, their clothing, their medical drugs, their gmo foods, systems etc. Laden u with fear and dependency syndrome on that good ole massah job. I tell you the best lot is the man sleeping on the street. The more educated the more of a slave u r for crumbs. This is why this new pharoah will cause much death worldwide.

  6. jrsmith April 12, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    @,Jea ,A, hail , hail, right on the button my good person, we still carry that colonial history ,which once made us the little island which punched above its weight…………
    I am always being accused for saying , we can learn everything we want to from the (UK) , because the (UK) has brought us to where we are its just our politicians is failing us…………………

    Our politicians all stand guard and is always making sure the 1% of our people ,is warm in they beds at night and well secure always never haven’t to worry………………………………………..
    Our people is split right down the middle once and twice over and once over……………………………

  7. Jea Alleyne April 12, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    On point Jennifer & Jrsmith…..The free education they give us, they may as well keep. It doesnt allow us to know who we are…..note THEY gave it to us, its worthless. If we as African-descendants dont know our history, we dont know who we are and thats why they took away our names, identity and culture cos it was better than theirs. We go to their Drs, their churches, we celebrate their customs and festivals…..all based on putting money in their pockets. What have they really given us….not even freedom of speech or a equal platform of having a say in OUR own lives. We are being used BIG TIME !!

  8. L King April 12, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    After reading these post I conclude that many of you all are either cowards, bush people or deeply centred people or white people such as jrsmith who still believes that black people are fools and ate here to be exploited on every level.

    I am backing Comissiong 100 percent for he hates injustice and crooked wrong doing.

  9. jrsmith April 12, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    @, L ,King , hail, hail, I can give you two words , which exposes a fantastic black family Bajan back ground…………………….
    You are in with him ,because he hates injustice and crooked wrong doing………Mr, King an (Audit General’s ) report was published last year , showing 700 to 800 millions Bds, which cannot be accounted for , is this an injustice to our people ,where is the shouting……. you are still yes sir and no sir (Massa) right…

  10. Milli Watt April 12, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    this is the kind a activism that more lawyers ought to find themselves in. when will the others start to repay the taxpayers of this country for their free education.


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