Big plans for Oistins

Multiple development projects are in line for Oistins, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart announced this evening as he opened the 40th Oistins Fish Festival.

Declaring that “the outlook for the future of Oistins is positive,” he revealed that the development plans included the establishment of a sea port to facilitate a water taxi service from Oistins to Bridgetown to be used by commuters to help ease rush hour traffic on Highway 7.

Addressing an audience that included Stella Lady St John, who along with her husband Barbados’ third prime minister, the late Sir Bernard St John, conceptualized and started the festival, Stuart spoke of a number of short term and medium-term projects that will come out of the soon to be approved Physical Development Plan 2017.

The Prime Minister referred to the creation of a continuous waterfront pedestrian route between Enterprise and Welches beaches; creation of a transport terminal by relocating the existing bus terminal to the land side of Highway 7; creation of a beachfront park on the site now occupied by that terminal; and upgrading of sidewalks and pavements for increased pedestrian safety.

For her part, Lady St John repeated a call she made last year for a fisherman’s academy for young people that would not only ensure that the tradition of fishing remains alive but provide training for future workers.

Stella Lady St John

21 Responses to Big plans for Oistins

  1. Jennifer April 15, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    No wonder this is an island of pan, fantasy and dreams. If the economy is said to be in such a poor state. Printing money, low reserves, at the IMF (lion) door. You still talking about such developmental plans instead of recovery, seeing that the country almost in flat line mode. Why you really think that so called bajans are nicons. God help the lot that wait in the yard for you to come through.

    • Randolph April 16, 2017 at 9:33 am

      It will be very hard for people to believe anything he says.He also said that not one public worker would be laid off.The rest is history.

  2. jrsmith April 16, 2017 at 4:24 am

    Now this man comes alive because its coming election time , are bajans going to remain that stupid to allow politicians to treat our people as fools .. nothing has being done since this lot was in power , but if you notice every Easter this man comes out to talk to bajans .. and it all goes back to normal days from now………….
    I would also admit I was having serious discussions with a few friends in the (UK) who brought up Oistin as a beautiful part of barbados to invest in thinking of a 350 million pound project………………………

    • Jennifer April 16, 2017 at 8:37 am

      @jrsmith – good one. It is one of his Easter treats and bunny rabbit TRICKS.

  3. James Franks April 16, 2017 at 6:39 am

    Big plans by Stuart are realistically never going to happen in our lifetime.
    They are just a crowd pleaser and a devious attempt by the PM to divert attention from the calamitous state of the economy.
    Don’t be fooled, people!!

  4. Zeus April 16, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Why do I get the feeling that when this man awakes from his slumber some people get scared lol

  5. Walmark John F April 16, 2017 at 7:56 am

    It’s easy to spend money you don’t have…. just print more..and more…. and more,,,, Barbados economy will continue to spiral down the drain. Sad,,,, very sad .

  6. Timothy Corydon Suprise April 16, 2017 at 9:32 am


    Intrigued by the prospect you mentioned with UK friends. Private industry may have to be the catalyst that the government struggles to provide given cash reserves, budget woes, etc.

  7. Peter April 16, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Barbados, Oh Barbados, Now here is a man who can lie well. So well, only he and Carson C Cadogan believes what he says. I would like to remind all and sundry that we are still in the month of April. Does the words APRIL FOOL mean anything to you? Go figure. Zeus, you have a genteel way of supporting DEM.

  8. Observer April 16, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    It looks like there is a black trump around ,telling people what there want to hear

  9. jrsmith April 16, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    @,Observer , hail, hail, come on please , is a black trump are you on something … If he had tried anyone of (Donald trump) ideas Barbados would be on the move and to remind you .
    The (Donald ) said , if you are going to put your country in serious debt , you must make sure you have a good infrastructure……deal with that………………………………………..

    • Jennifer April 16, 2017 at 6:32 pm

      Telling and doing is two different things. The difference is that Mr Trump talks and does what he says. If he tried to pulled a black Trump around this place he would be the one being drained from the swamp. Oh the tyranny.

  10. Zeus April 16, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Yes Peter I am a supporter of the Dems ….who do you support

    • peter April 16, 2017 at 5:15 pm

      I do NOT support any political party. I call a spade a spade. I am paid in an offshore account and none of them can bribe nor buy me. Unless the rulers think outside the box, this country will remain as Jennifer calls them….. Crabs in a barrel.
      I maintain there are three kinds of people. Those that MAKE things happen, those that WATCH things happen and those that WONDER what happened. Zeus, Which column are you positioned?

  11. BimJim April 16, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    It’s really election dream time, the time when politicians dream up all kinds of tasty desserts to distract voters from reality. But when reality of hunger, shortage of cash, savings spent just to stay alive, homelessness and wanton spending by politicians, then they are just blowing taxpayers money to try to fool us.

    Now after seven years Dumble has come out of his coma to open his mouth and BRAY for the vote. As always, and as expected, all that comes out is HEE HAW, HEE HAW, HEE HAW.

    Not this time, JACKASS!!

  12. Othneal April 16, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    Interesting comments. I detected serious cynicism and disappointment in equal measures. The optimist in me whispers “If you want something done, do it yourself” Why not run for office?
    The alternative is to grow old and grumpy. I am afraid its too late for some of us. I too am a confirmed cynic.
    Times change but everything remains the same.
    By the way, how can you tell when a politician is lying? Every time he opens his mouth. Reclaim your optimism.

  13. Cavil Best April 16, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    When Bitmuh Queen Bumblebee was Culture Minister she promised that she was going to build six (8) dance studios for dancers to do dance classes and rehearsals not one was erected. Liz Firegalash Thompson when she was Housing Minister promised Barbadians that she was going to build a number of Humming bird houses, Bee Houses, Cockatiel houses , woodcocks houses and not even a Peacock house was built. Do I have to remind some of you about that?

  14. Zeus April 17, 2017 at 6:08 am

    I tired of the “thinking outside the box ” “crabs in a barrel” talk ….tell me a country where there are no crabs in a barrel and where leaders think outside the box ……why do you choose to inform me how you get pay sad to say you do have an employer so you are dependant on someone to pay you ….you are a crab in a barrel …..why not try thinking outside the box and work for yourself

  15. Ossie Moore April 17, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Bro looka! Water Taxi coming to Bim and what a relaxing relief for de highway drivers and commuters along the south coast! You can read de morning news and feel free to enjoy the coastal scenery while being safely piloted to Bridgetown by Coast Guard trained operators! Tourist and locals alike will have a wonderful broad hulled catamaran experience!

  16. Helicopter(8P) April 17, 2017 at 9:40 am

    I will certainly be glad to see “The Nita”, the “Errol “, the “Grantley” and the Frank operating on the coastal waters of the West and south coast!

  17. James Franks April 17, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Water taxis coming to Barbados in your dreams!!

    Dream on.


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