Former Barbados Labour Party Cabinet Minister Clyde Griffith tries to defuse the whole issue of land ownership, use and sale in his latest piece for The Nation News “The Die Is Cast – Land As A Political Football“.
By reducing the subject of land to being merely a “political football”, Mr. Griffith is saying to the public “Nothing to see here, folks. Move on. Move on.”
Excerpts from Mr. Griffith’s writing in The Nation News…
“The issue of land ownership will become a heated campaign issue as the silly season heats up…
“…In urban Barbados, a princely price of land at $2.50 per square foot awaits those who qualify.
“According to the Urban Development Commission, there are currently 2 500 lots in process and along the urban corridor, thousands more will benefit.
“To the detractors I ask, “Where is the beef”?
Nevermind the beef… Where is the transparency and accountability?
Nice try, Mr. Griffith!
Oh… By the Way…
Perhaps Mr. Griffith can assure us that neither he, nor any of the BLP Government members or their immediate family members stand to make any money from the massive government investment in the major project slated for the old Coast Guard base and Bridgetown harbour?
Perhaps Mr. Griffith can assure us that neither he, nor any of the BLP Government members or their immediate family members have any shares or stake, directly or indirectly, in “Pierhead Project Investors Inc.” ?
Thanks, Mr. Griffith. We look forward to your response!
photo: Bridgetown Harbour – the old Coast Guard base and some of the most valuable land on the island. But, hey… Mr. Griffiths says “Don’t bother asking any questions. Nothing to see here, folks. Move on! Move on!”