Train Pulling Out – DLP Dithers: Get On Board Or Not?
Somebody at the Democratic Labour Party must have realized that the “Save Graeme Hall Watershed” train was leaving the station with everybody on board and they didn’t want to get left behind on the platform.
Oh well – it is hardly leadership, but at least the DLP is now saying something about the proposed water park at Graeme Hall by American developer Mathew Kerins and his company, Caribbean Splash Inc..
Mind you, the DLP haven’t unequivocally stated that they are against putting the water park at Greame Hall. No Sir… that would mean that they would have to have an actual policy on something. So instead of communicating a clear position of opposition to the development, the DLP just released a statement calling for the government to answer questions about the proposal.
Yes, some of the questions in the DLP statement illustrate excellent reasons why putting a water park at Graeme Hall is a bad idea, but Bajans are still left without a straightforward indication as to where the DLP stands on the issue as a party.
Perhaps we are supposed to infer the DLP’s position from the questions they ask?
Sometimes I despair that we Bajans will forever be stuck between a corrupt government and an opposition party that has forgotten that leaders sit in the engine, not in the caboose.
BLP Members Of Parliament Attended Town Hall Meeting – Sort Of…
The DLP statement notes that the two BLP Members of Parliament who attended the recent water park town hall meeting didn’t say a word. In truth, both Dr. William Duguid and Joseph Edgehill remained as silent as frightened school boys not wishing to incur their master’s wrath for speaking out of turn.
While we can appreciate their position of being between a rock and a hard place in terms of not wishing to say too much publically against their own government, the two gentlemen should be aware that for most of their constituents, the water park is a definitive issue.
Unless the water park in Graeme Hall is publically killed dead dead dead (ie: not just deferred until after the next election) – BLP candidates anywhere near the area will have a rough ride against any contenders who clearly oppose the Graeme Hall water park.
BLP Blog Tap-Dances
Meanwhile, the Barbados Labour Party Blog tap-dances all around questions of whether the water park developer did meet with the Prime Minister, whether a written agreement of any kind exists between the developer and the government, and the clear statements made by Mr. Kerins that the location of Graeme Hall for the waterpark was chosen by the government.
Relevant BLP Blog articles include…