Today’s issue of The Nation News finally mentions the media briefing given by the Friends of Graeme Hall fully one week ago – where it was announced that Canadian philanthropist Peter Allard had agreed to donate 25 acres of sanctuary land towards a National Park at Graeme Hall.
“Park In State’s Hands“ is the title of the Nation News piece and it hits the nail right on the head.
It is all up to the Government of Barbados, and therefore – as the Prime Minister confirmed on the Brass Tacks waterpark show – it is all up to Prime Minister Owen Arthur.
We can only hope that the journalists at The Nation News are set free to do follow-up research and articles about the Graeme Hall National Park initiative – including interviewing politicians and making their positions known. We need some real public debate about what citizens want for the Graeme Hall area – and we say that the Barbados media has a public duty to facilitate this debate.
We also say that the Nation News, CBC and Barbados Advocate have neglected their public duty for too long. The proposal for a National Park at Graeme Hall would be a good place to start if the Barbados media want to redeem themselves.
And let’s not forget this, folks…
As we join thousands of other Bajans who are fighting for a National Park, we also pray for our Prime Minister and all our elected and appointed government officials – that God will give them the wisdom and the strength to resist the very powerful money cartels that have their eyes on short-term profits instead of what is best for our country and our children.
Read about the proposal to establish a National Park at Graeme Hall and Mr. Alard’s agreeing to donate land to the people of Barbados in the following BFP article…