Daily Archives: August 7, 2006

Barbados Citizens Ramp Up Resistance To Ill-Placed Caribbean Splash Waterpark

Hardly a day goes by that we don’t get some sort of letter, article or reference from Bajans who are determined to ensure that the waterpark issue stays front and center.

Ok folks, we get your message… Don’t let the subject drop!

Here is today’s letter…

Dear Sir,

In response to Carson Cadogan’s obviously-slanted letter throwing support behind placement of a proposed Water Park in Graeme Hall area, despite protests by ALL surrounding neighbourhoods, I need to counter his thoughts by saying that there is plenty of doubt in everyone’s mind about the proposed water park that will not be sited in Graeme Hall. It will not take place. It must not take place!

I agree that Barbados may indeed need something shiny,tacky and new to replace ageing tourism infrastructure, but let’s group all the shiny,new,aquatically-oriented entertainment out at Balls Pltn., where there is already an aquarium, to both projects’ mutual benefit. Wouldn’t that make sense, for them both??

Clearly, Mr. Cadogan was not at the Town Hall Meetings held at Christ Church Community Center, where I’ve never in my life seen Bajans so heated and vehemently opposed to anything!

Believe me, Sir, we are agitated on this one!

The proposed site is unsuitable for a noisy,chlorine-emanating water park, especially since it would be right over my back wall – and near to the Bird Sanctuary and sensitive wetlands!

This proposed site must and will be changed: the alternative is a change in the seats of several Parliamentary Representatives in the districts surrounding Graeme Hall Agricultural Station, and I know several hundred people ready to change Representatives, should this ill-placed project go through!

Democratic Bajans will no longer be trampled, in the interests of Mr. BigBux Inc., who threatens to take his business elsewhere. Residents surrounding this area will not be compromised by The Yankee Dollar.

Furthermore, should the water park be placed there (or anywhere for that matter!) it’ll be a roaring success while the novelty holds for the first six months, then it’ll taper off when Daddy discovers, after three visits, that this Water Park thing is costing him One Hundred Dollars per Sunday to take the wife and kids there, versus fifteen dollars in gasoline, to go FREE to Worthing Beach, which God provided.

After a year, the revenue will taper off, and in two and a half years, the business will fold (but Mr.BigBux will by then be a resident and/or citizen, complete with Bajan Passport!) and Barbados will be left with a big White Elephant of plant-and-equipment, lying idle and of little resale value!

Mr.Big Bux does not yet know what awaits him, as he tries to run a fickle entertainment business in this our blessed Barbados of ever-spiralling running costs.

Wait til he gets his monthly electricity bill!

Wait til the Bajan workers, and the Unions start to seriously dig into him. Like he cares! he’ll take more of his Yankee Dollars and move on to St.Lucia or Dominica,instead, to repeat the whole thing over again.

Graeme Hall will NEVER, read our collective lips, Cadogan, NEVER tolerate a disruptive Water Park at the Graeme Hall Agricultural Station site.

Parliamentary representatives had better take this as a big ‘HEADS UP’ alert to the fragility of their Parliamentary seats.
You have been warned, gentlemen.

Thank you for your attention to this ongoing debate. The fire continues, unabated.

Yours very very sincerely, I assure you!

David Hunte.
Taxpayer and active voter!
43, Rendezvous Ridge,
Christ Church.




Filed under Barbados, Environment, Island Life, Politics & Corruption

Joe Gets A Website


Thanks to Dr. Duguid for alerting us to the new website for Joseph Edghill – BLP Member of Parliament for Christ Church West Central.

Joe can occasionally be seen liming with a few of his friends near Oistins pier on a Wednesday afternoon – which is not a bad thing at all, you understand.

Shhhh…Doan say nothing!

Not sure his Missus knows! 🙂


Filed under Barbados, Politics & Corruption

Fabulous Toronto Caribana Photos


Our friend Maangchi has a visual treat waiting for you at his her blog 100 Stories


Filed under Barbados, Island Life