The General Secretary of the governing Barbados Labour Party has joined the battle to have the proposed Caribbean Splash Waterpark located away from the Graeme Hall Wetlands.
Dr. William Duguid, who is also an elected member, announced his position yesterday on the Barbados Free Press. Commenting on the BFP article Barbados Caribbean Splash Waterpark – Faked Survey, Spin Control and Other Monkey Business, the Secretary General had this to say…
"I am very concerned with this matter. I do not believe that the location is the correct one and maybe some other location should be found. This location I believe is unsuitable and the residents are quite rightly making their feelings felt. I have already assisted the residents on my side with a petition and I will continue to help in this matter."
Dr. William Duguid, BLP General Secretary to Barbados Free Press (link here)
Shoutin' at you Doctor! Good to have you on board. Hopefully you will be able to convince your fellow members of the Government that while Barbados must continually work to attract tourists, to locate a waterpark in the last major wetlands on the island is criminally short-sighted.
We can all work together to find a proper location for this major tourist attraction, but Bajans will not let it be built in or near the Graeme Hall Wetlands.
And since it is the Government of Barbados that is about to lease the land to the Caribbean Splash Waterpark, all that Prime Minister Owen Arthur has to do to prevent this abuse is to say…
Just say the word, Prime Minister. Save the Graeme Hall Wetlands and many Bajans will work with the developer and the government to make the waterpark successful at a proper location.