Developer Matthew Kerins Said Government “Cannot Back Out Of Deal”
We just thought we’d point out that it has now been three months since we printed that Caribbean Splash Water Park developer Matthew Kerins had been overheard at a town hall meeting stating that he had a private meeting with Prime Minister Owen Arthur and Mr. Leonard Nurse. (original BFP story here.)
The next day, July 12, 2006, a Barbados Free Press reader who attended the town hall meeting commented that Mr. Kerins also stated that the Barbados Government “Cannot back out of the deal…” – which caused other readers to ask the obvious question…
“Does a written memorandum of understanding exist between the Government of Barbados and the water park developer?”
Three months later, and citizens of Barbados are still waiting for the answers to these important questions. We have had responses to our water park articles at the Barbados Labour Party Blog and comments on BFP articles from official BLP sources – and we heard the Prime Minister on Down To Brass Tacks call-in show… BUT ALL COMPLETELY AVOIDED THE TWO CENTRAL QUESTIONS.
So how about it, Mr. Nurse, Dr. Duguid, Mr. Prime Minister, Mr. Kerins…
1/ What was said at the private meeting between the Prime Minister, Mr. Nurse and Mr. Kerins?
2/ Does a written agreement of any kind exist between the water park developer and the Government of Barbados?
You know how to contact us, gentlemen. (And we are told that the PM reads us every day. Hey there Mr. Prime Minister!)