Stuart fights back against Comissiong

The minister responsible for Town & Country Planning, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is fighting back against social activist David Comissiong who wants a judicial review of the permission granted to businessman Mark Maloney to build the US$100 million Hyatt Centric Resort on Bay Street, The City.

The Prime Minister is challenging Comissiong’s application for the review, contending that he does not have either a financial or  a legal leg to stand on in the matter.

“Your Prime Minister, our Prime Minister, my Prime Minister is challenging the right of David Comissiong as a citizen of Barbados to bring a claim for judicial review in this matter,” Comissiong told reporters on the steps of the Supreme Court this morning after Stuart reportedly filed his court challenge two weeks ago.

Maloney’s company, which has been contracted to build the 15-storey resort, has also filed a legal application requesting that it be made a party to the case.

However, the matter, which was due for hearing today before Madame Justice Sonia Richards, was adjourned until July 7 since the assigned judge is currently on vacation.

Meantime, Comissiong has hit out at four Government ministers, accusing them of verbally attacking him for challenging Stuart’s actions. 

He took issue with recent comments made by Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development Donville Inniss, Minister of Social Care Steve Blackett and Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley.  However, while warning that he would not be intimidated by anyone, Comissiong appeared to be particularly incensed over remarks made in Parliament late last month by Minister of Housing and Lands Denis Kellman, who suggested that the social activist was an “enemy of the state”. 

78 Responses to Stuart fights back against Comissiong

  1. Les Carr
    Les Carr May 9, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Were they all once know for socialist outlooks?

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  2. Leroy May 9, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Go after them Mr comissiong they are giving away all of the sea side property to rich people

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  3. Brian A. Harvey
    Brian A. Harvey May 9, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    Honestly, Comissong seems to be one of the only people that really fighting for bajans and speaking out against some of the nonsense and he is not running for office so I know he does not have an agenda.

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  4. Dave D. Thompson
    Dave D. Thompson May 9, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    Comissong stopping the people kickbacks from advancing

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  5. Ossie Moore May 9, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Variety is the spice O’ life! Maybe he loves Barbados more than any one else on the isle or may be he thinks the hotel is more suited for St.Lucia or maybe he is more environmental than most!

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  6. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner May 9, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Looks like certain politicians in Barbados got more than a national interest in this Hyatt case,time for an international outside auditor to shake up things on de lil rock. Why these politicians and other government officials so upset about challenges to this Hyatt project simple be accountable and transparent and no one will have to challenge anything,these politicians running they mouths talking crap about democracy but yet when citizens exercise their democratic rights such as Mr Comissiong these said clown politicians getting all wound up.

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    • Dave D. Thompson
      Dave D. Thompson May 9, 2017 at 1:32 pm

      Something smells fishy here …all that is required here is to be above board ,surely that can’t be that difficult

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    • Rawle Spooner
      Rawle Spooner May 9, 2017 at 1:34 pm

      Dave D. Thompson agree but that has been been practice by politicians in Barbados so now a challenge from a citizen rattle them bones.

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    • Dave D. Thompson
      Dave D. Thompson May 9, 2017 at 1:36 pm

      So true

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    • Rawle Spooner
      Rawle Spooner May 9, 2017 at 1:45 pm

      Dave D. Thompson this b/s by these politicians got to stop enough of the no accountability and transparency to regular citizens only well heel fat cats politicians want to talk to about anything.

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    • Dave D. Thompson
      Dave D. Thompson May 9, 2017 at 1:51 pm

      They seem to think they can do whatever and the masses must just accept it blindly .It was bad before but it has gotten worse under the present administration right now the only information we get sometimes is when the projects are ready to start …what about democracy accountability and transparency

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    • Rawle Spooner
      Rawle Spooner May 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm

      Dave D. Thompson 100% in agreement with ya but also got to blame Bajans for allowing this kinda crap to happen all these years without putting up any challenges.

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    • Dave D. Thompson
      Dave D. Thompson May 9, 2017 at 2:02 pm

      Yup I agree Rawle Spooner lots of bajans like to sit back and hope someone fights for them and when they get a chance to make a difference they chicken out

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    • Rawle Spooner
      Rawle Spooner May 9, 2017 at 2:11 pm

      Dave D. Thompson sad and now it’s coming back to bite them this present day governing DLP incompetent as hell.I left Barbados over 27 years ago but love my homeland have family there but this group running de lil rock in the sewer only rich benefitting at expense of poor ,only certain well heel folks getting government contracts and eventually when everything else is privatize it gine be de same small minority getting control over everything.I’m hoping Bajans wakeup and start fighting before it’s too late.

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      • hcalndre May 9, 2017 at 3:40 pm

        Rawle Spooner, it`s not in the bajan DA to fight for their rights. They need other people to do it for them. Look what Clement Payne an outsider have done for them with the help of Grantley ‘Moses’ Adams that can be seen today. They are two who deserve Hero status, not most of the modern ones that never put their lives or even heen imprisoned for a cause. They were no Mandelas, no MLK, no Jomo Kenyattas.

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  7. Lilian Lloyd
    Lilian Lloyd May 9, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    IF ONLY FRUNDEL COULD DEFEND THE PEOPLE OF B ARBADOS LIKE HOW HE DEFEND BOLONEY
    A CASE OF YOU SCRATCH MY BACK I SCRATCH YOURS

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    • Ali Baba
      Ali Baba May 9, 2017 at 2:46 pm

      THE HOUSE SLAVE(S) HAVE TO DEFEND MASSA, DEM IN MASSA POCKET

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    • jennifer May 9, 2017 at 4:02 pm

      Sweet girl. Them brainwash so.

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      • hcalndre May 10, 2017 at 2:47 am

        Jennifer, the PM said that Attorney Comissiong, a citizen of the country is out of place to challenge him in a court of law, because he does not have a financial or a legal leg to stand on, are these bajan politicians think that they`re above the law? do this not sound like in the Massa/Slave days? Comissiong is very lucky that he was not strung up and beaten by this Master. An apologist of the PM was pulling out her hair because a minister spoke of the PM standing on his hind legs, what about the statement that was made by the MOF about Miss. Mottley stripping and running down Broad Street? not a word I heard, I think some spin doctor was finding some context to put on it.

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  8. Forman DH
    Forman DH May 9, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    That idiot should b put in jail long time l marine he and d rest these people supposed 2 b representin poor black people and everything that d.same people who will benefit black poor people. Read maids taxi drivers gardeners messengers cooks barmanso car washers and I can go on who he really looking out for something has 2 b really wrong he is a fake long time DLP ndp now blp no wonder why he is been label as enemy of d state put d idiot in jail let see if d rest of d clowns would help pay some that 30 million a year 2 get he out 14 people died in buss a riots what has he and his crew dun 4 d families of dem stop trying 2 fool people can’t u see these are rebellious times you don’t feel it wake up people are getting tired of that ignorance lot things that were hidden from us early now exposed for us 2 read and over stand things will go up an things will come down right now we can only deal with upward for d benefit of d less fortunate Hyatt is d rich and most important d poor. 2 benefit from bless

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    • Jacob Donawa
      Jacob Donawa May 9, 2017 at 2:07 pm

      you real naive lol. First off international tourism trends are straying away from big hotels and resorts in favour of air bnb. Investing in higher end tourism is just loosing your money. Furthermore Hyatt will filling the highest paying jobs with international labour while using Bajans to fill the lower ones. Access to public beach front is one of the last great things about Bim as a tourist destination and as a relief for the locals, saving that has to be top priority. That huge building being built in town, with the impact on the sewage system and traffic alone, to do that without and environmental assessment is insane.

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    • Forman DH
      Forman DH May 9, 2017 at 2:29 pm

      Seems 2 me u can read but just don’t over stand what u read
      anyhow we were sending children 2 school for years supporting families. building homes and I can go on on low paying salaries who drives taxi who cut lawns who carry out garbagels who deals with d sewage who are d maids d cooks guess u from d moon donkey clan as I saidwe can only deal with up not down at this junction right by d way where we’re u when d prison was building we paying about 30 mill a year

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    • Dave D. Thompson
      Dave D. Thompson May 9, 2017 at 2:43 pm

      How the prison get in the conversation ? That’s a separate issue but would u prefer a set of hardened criminals on the loose ? Most people don’t oppose the Hyatt , what people r concerned about is the lack of transparency and the environmental concerns of this project and the gov trying hard not to do what is correct . What is so hard about going through the correct channels ?

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    • Forman DH
      Forman DH May 9, 2017 at 3:09 pm

      Lil fella I see u got long words dey in your story like conversation transparency environmental how long u know about those words hope you know d meaning of dem which do u prefer low paying salaries or none at all look my mother is 89 years old send 2 school 5 children and she never worked for 4 hundreds dollars yet u see d importance of low paying salaries and those were the day when u had 2 pay d boss 2 learn a trade seems 2 me that u are from d fortunate clan d less fortunate is important to

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      • hcalndre May 10, 2017 at 1:25 am

        @Forman DH; Were you one of the kids? I will not go to far into this issue because it could become a little personal. Five kids to feed and send to school is not easy, in today`s world lunch money alone could be a least $15 per day/per child, the kids int taking to school 2 slices of bread and something in a bottle that was home made, it`s Chefette, Kentucky, name brand bags, shoes etc. What I would say, she probably should be running the country as minister MOF and the economy.

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    • Dave D. Thompson
      Dave D. Thompson May 9, 2017 at 3:17 pm

      If only life was as simple as that . I’m glad that not all bajans blindly follow like u we actually think for ourselves …it seems like its u who need to be taught the meaning of these words and many more

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    • Forman DH
      Forman DH May 9, 2017 at 3:23 pm

      Ok thanks Mr big words

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    • Forman DH
      Forman DH May 9, 2017 at 3:35 pm

      Sorry if I affend u by saying big words I really meant 2 say. Long words

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    • Dave D. Thompson
      Dave D. Thompson May 9, 2017 at 3:51 pm

      U can’t offend me boss…I am used to ur type

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    • Simon Gooding
      Simon Gooding May 9, 2017 at 4:00 pm

      ..Mr.Forman…shut up and sit down…you only repeating what the the politicians sayin…All this project is gointa do is make that beautiful beach private and not even you cant even go there for a bath…Take a look at the beach in front of the Boatyard Club…the beach is private…wake up sheeple…the wolf is not in sheeps’ clothin ..hes disguise as shepherd………

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    • Forman DH
      Forman DH May 9, 2017 at 4:30 pm

      Ok seems that 3 of u clowns did not get none of d free education that Mr Barrow made available for people like me listen Lil children there is word name Devaluation which from my experience traveling especially through De Caribbean I’ve seen and learned what that Devaluation means so Mr longwords an company plz anyhow for d sake people an dis place we call Barbados I would say do whatever is 2 done 2 save barbad

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      • hcalndre May 10, 2017 at 1:49 am

        Forman DH; You have seen what the free education has done to the country by those who were beneficiary. As things look, they will wait until the rigor mortis steps in, then to know its the Undertaker, when they should have gone to the doctor a long time ago. Lots of people died, lost their limbs in Barbados because they were using home made remedies which the PM and MOF say they prefer in the case of the economy.

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    • Forman DH
      Forman DH May 9, 2017 at 4:34 pm

      Mr prime minister just don’t worry as u can some of us still has on d blinkers but we’ are in it 2 gether

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    • Dave D. Thompson
      Dave D. Thompson May 9, 2017 at 4:57 pm

      Devaluation is exactly where this gov and ur pm taking this country Forman DH wake up and smell the coffee and stop following this enept gov blindly

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    • Dave D. Thompson
      Dave D. Thompson May 9, 2017 at 5:07 pm

      Its good that u recognized that Barbados needs saving when the same people u adore r the ones that put us in this position in the first place smfh

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    • Forman DH
      Forman DH May 9, 2017 at 5:28 pm

      Trust me boy u are so far back u ain’t. even behind what I would u 2 do any time u see me post anything plz don’t reply I can’t learn nothing worthwhile from that ignorance u dealing with as d old people would say boy u dumpcy so loss

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    • Dave D. Thompson
      Dave D. Thompson May 9, 2017 at 5:37 pm

      The only duncy one in here is u boss most others talking sense …go back to ur box and hide

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  9. Anne Ince
    Anne Ince May 9, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    I smell a dead rat..imjs.
    .

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    • sticks and stones May 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm

      Me too and it smells like Commissiong whos us picking fights fir all the wrong reasons. Here is a man who hates Maloney and american captalist and is now drawing blood out of the economy of barbados to spite a national interest
      Man this guy never ceases to amaze. Meanwhile the socialist utopia of Venezuela which he is so fond of has hit rock bottom needles to say he is asking democratic capitalist nations to lend a helping hand.

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  10. jennifer May 9, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Go Mr commisiong. We all we be enemies of the state for these sell out coonery crew. Same way the masses getting box in by those rich people on the shores is the same way we box in economically. Blinded by the work.

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  11. Patsy Yearwood
    Patsy Yearwood May 9, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    I smell victory

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  12. Jeff Weekes
    Jeff Weekes May 9, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    It’s a done deal sealed… pockets already greased..

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  13. Milli Watt May 9, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    dat is an election war chest that being washed out to sea……boys bound to be vex. David doing a good job when you get the PM out he hole you know the water hot enough lolololol

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  14. Michelle Griffith
    Michelle Griffith May 9, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Deal done sealed,pockets well lined.

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  15. Joan Brome
    Joan Brome May 9, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Lol

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  16. The Negrocrat May 9, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Why can’t we come out and give David some support.

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  17. Greengiant May 9, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    This property on which a police station was once located was used as collateral by the Arthur administration as security for a foreign exchange loan. The loan was never repaid so the bank confiscated the land and sold it to private developers who are now building the hotel. So who has sold off the beach front property?

    I’m sure if we do our research we will discover that the last BLP administration sold more beach front property than all other administration’s together. Now they want to be an alternative to this current government. We need to strongly reject them both and consider a totally new alternative. Don’t fill new wine skin with old wine please. We need to learn from the people in France.@leroy and others.

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    • Kbee May 9, 2017 at 5:03 pm

      Well said

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    • hcalndre May 9, 2017 at 6:28 pm

      Reading this report, something came across my thoughts, is this Hyatt building owned by certain folks and would be ran under the Hyatt name as a franchise? Calypsonian Classic said Something smell Fishy.

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    • Coralita May 9, 2017 at 7:31 pm

      Thank you Greengiant!!!

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  18. DENNISGIBSON May 9, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    WHY DON’T WE ALL STOP TALKING AND SHOW MR. COMMISIONG SOME SUPPORT.

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  19. Dennis Connell
    Dennis Connell May 9, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Aint it about time we taxpayers fight back against FUNDEM and his GANG as well

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  20. jennifer May 9, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Mind you black people is the only ones who don’t see a problem with race. This is how we got into this docile, sick, state of servitude. The Indian, Chinese, Asian etc all feel for their own craw. The same Bible is about SEGREGATION. The main race gone and guess who ain’t even in it. Blacks. Because of people like Stewart.

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    • Kbee May 9, 2017 at 5:01 pm

      You sound so RACIST

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      • Jennifer May 9, 2017 at 6:29 pm

        @Kbee – Who cares. I do not. My people was subject to your kind rubbish and brainwashing for years and I did not hear u say a word. Because you got white privilege. Npw STFU and take back what you lot have dished out. My so called leaders keep taking out their guts and stuffing it with trash. Keep sweet.

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  21. Smiles May 9, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    A bunch of dum people. Fighting a battle that will add economic value to the country. If tourism is our business we need big brands to come. The biggest and best hotels not coming to Barbados but coming to other island near bye. We need the tourism dollar and re really need the developmental dollars real badly right now. All this fighting political crap will make enemies of each other. Yes do the Hyatt thing. We getting nuff licks in tourism regionally and more licks to come.

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    • hcalndre May 10, 2017 at 2:21 am

      @Smiles; would the Hyatt bring so many guest that they will have to turn away some because of the brand Hyatt, well there are some others like, The Plaza, Gramercy Park Hotel, The Pierre are a few of the 5 Star that you can add. The hotel industry said that they were down 5% in visitors this season. If the Hyatt is an expensive hotel, that`s not what the majority of travelers looking for, so wait and see who are the players in this game.

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  22. Itz Queen
    Itz Queen May 9, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    My man face powder down and hair brushed ,look too…sweet .

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  23. Kbee May 9, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    This half white, yes half white check his ancestries and you will see he have white family want to bring this democratic government to its knees while supporting a country like Venezuela that so bad that when I spent 1 week there I wanted to come back home.
    H amazes me every day.

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  24. Walter Prescod May 9, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Keep on doing what you do good David.
    Dont be afraid of the Trumpers, they will get what karma owes them. Bs. Kbee! Try spending a week in your America. David is not on the baw baw line.

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    • Jennifer May 9, 2017 at 6:31 pm

      Go Commisiong. Can you let us know where we can gather to support you in person. Please

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  25. Darren Garrett
    Darren Garrett May 9, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Comisiong doing the right thing

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  26. Hugh Roberta Ferguson
    Hugh Roberta Ferguson May 9, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    Dumb & Dumber going at it.!!!!

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  27. Ernesta Catlyn May 9, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    Mr Commissiong keep up the good fight. Only you and Caswell seem to have the testicular fortitude to insist on right. Anything and everything cannot be allowed in this country. Mr Barrow may have gotten away with the dictatorial attitude because the masses were largely ‘unpapered’. However the masses ‘brighter’ than those parading in Parliament and reaping big salaries and big sweets. Enough is Enough. We have a right to question any and all things contemplated, attempted or done by our ‘subordinates’ – the politician.

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  28. Alwin Ellis
    Alwin Ellis May 9, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    The money cake done slice up and Comissiong stopping DEM from eating

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  29. Livy Livingstone
    Livy Livingstone May 9, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    Brian Harvey you idiot how is Commisiong fighting for Bajans? The red boy jackassery with the court delaying a project that will provide thousands of jobs for Bajans. We talking poor black unemployed people with children and families to feed. A hungry man is an angry man. Look around the blocks already full with angry unemployed youth. How is blocking thousands of jobs in these hard economic times fighting for Bajans? Construction of a hotel to be filled with tourists spending foreign exchange and helping to revive Bridgetown is nonsense.? Did you go to school? Long long faaarrttt!

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  30. Deenee Thomas
    Deenee Thomas May 9, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    Well, he is doing something. Good or bad. He is actually taking a stand, opening his mouth and words are coming out. That movement shows some interest in a decision making process.

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  31. Mikey May 9, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    Old wine in new wine-skins and new wine in old wine-skins produce the same result. Let us get new wine in new wine-skins.
    Truthfully, any individual who has already served in Parliament should not even get a single vote.
    LET US TRY NEW WINE AND NEW WINE-SKINS. Well said “Greengiant”.

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  32. Mudiwa Cisse
    Mudiwa Cisse May 9, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Only cell outs or the mentally enslaved would want Hyatt in Barbados.

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  33. Nathaniel Samuels May 9, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    The G.O.A.T., that is our PM. Instead of letting the people know the terms and conditions relative to the deal with Hyatt, he fights David because he dares to question the process. This is a new way of looking at things and if the people want and demand clarity, you have to give it to them. Nothing else will suffice. What went on in the past is gone and from this time on, if the people demand clarifications and they are not forthcoming, all hell will break loose. The power of the people is taking its rightful place in this society.

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  34. Maaz A Love
    Maaz A Love May 9, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Keep up the good work sir …(Comissong)

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  35. AGB May 9, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    CAHILL……need i say more.

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  36. Sunshine Sunny Shine May 9, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    Why would anyone want to embrace anything this PM got to say? This is a man that the only words he had for the forensic report that was put before him concerning Leroy Parris and David Thompson 3.3 million exchange was that he got a list and that Leroy Parris was his friend. This same man said that he did not know anything about the Cahill Waste to Energy plant and was waiting for that same project to be put before him. Yet, he had already sign off on it. If those two were not enough, he told the speaker of the house to get a lawyer after this same speaker withheld a clients money forcing the elderly gentleman to go public with the matter. This Prime Minister chooses his speaking and defending of matters carefully. The only people he does speak to, hardly engage or have no supporting words for are the people of Barbados. He is pathetic and show himself to be immoral. Continue your fight Mr. Commisiong. This PM is not the peoples Prime Minister. Just the PM of th well off and well to do.

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  37. Dap May 9, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    This should never be an issue because all the members of parliament looking out for themselves so why are we making enemies of each other the Blp and Dlp both fuck up the country not one and not the other so let’s be real and let’s follow in France footsteps and vote in a new party and let someone else enjoy some of the sweets.

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  38. BAJAN FIRST May 10, 2017 at 7:28 am

    Listen.. Hate the PM and the dlp all we what.. but i seriously do not understand why any serious minded person would have an issue with the construction of the hayatt hotel in Barbados .. more so at this critical stage in our struggling economy. I really don’t care which party any one support but if you gonnah appose just because it’s not from the party you love or its from a party you hate ..that works counter productive to our own interest .. People stop letting politicians and political blindness drive you to destroying Barbados .. when the dems do wrong cuss them and deal with them but when we can clearly see a positive .. if we can’t compliment just keep your mouth shut .. Bajan First.. And as far as commisong of fong or long or clown is concerned.. He is appose to any development period .. all he supports is anything that runs counter to this little islands development .. and while I appreciate his right to have an opinion .. I take his attack on this development as an attack on the development of this country..

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  39. BaJan boy May 10, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Sadly had it not been for David Commissong we would be getting finger printed every time we come to our own home ports. When he was fighting for all bajans on the very serious and important matter we sat back and watched him fight successfully alone on the part of all bajans. We know how to shoot the messenger even when the message is ours.
    Now he is fighting to stop an wnviornmental disaster in our city we seem to be blind to the facts because it involves a little white boy who has been granted over 500 million dollars in contracts by this bunch over the past 9 years.
    David continue your struggle as you have always done for this same ungrateful masses of people of this sick country.
    For Fundel to get up and work on the EIAS is too much work for the lazy ass. All they want is cash and more cash and keep it tight with the white boys to avoid being exposed..

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  40. Real Bajan August 24, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Why aren’t the masses of people of Barbados out on the streets marching and supporting and helping Mr Commissiong to win this case.

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