'Shut up on the Hyatt issue,' says David Comissiong
"Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy would be well advised to keep his mouth shut on the issue of the application by Visions Development Inc. (Mr. Mark Maloney's company) to construct a 15 storey Hyatt hotel on Browne's Beach."
That is the call from social activist, David Comissiong.
The president of the Clement Payne Movement issued a release on behalf of the organisation today, that statement follows.
The Law of Barbados -- as spelt out in the Town and Country Planning Act and in various Orders made under that Act --- stipulates that the Application in question has to be dealt with by the Minister responsible for Town and Country Planning (the Prime Minister), and that it has to be subjected to an objective and impartial processing procedure that must take into account the provisions of the country's Physical Development Planand "other material considerations".
It is only after all of these processes have been completed that the Prime Minister would be in a position to conclude his processing of the Application and to make a reasoned and informed decision.It is therefore highly irregular and improper for Mr. Sealy, a senior Minister in Mr. Stuart's Administration, to be "shooting off his mouth" and speaking out of turn by publicly declaring that Mr Maloney's company will be given permission to construct the hotel in question.