Daily Archives: June 17, 2010

20,000 Green shopping bags sold in Future Centre Trust “No Plastic Bag” project!

Will the Barbados Government provide a duty waiver for the next round of green shopping bags?

Huge congratulations are in order to the folks at the Future Centre Trust and all the merchants who participated in “No Plastic Bag Day”. The goal was to convince shoppers to purchase re-usable green shopping bags instead of using a new plastic bag every trip to the store.

How well has the project done so far? Continue reading

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Rihanna’s new Barbados home and the hypocrisy of Gline Clarke

Rihanna not good enough for a prime gated community?

The Government of Barbados gifted an upscale Ape’s Hill building lot to Rihanna, but Opposition MP and former Minister of Public Works Gline Clarke is upset that Rihanna wasn’t presented with land in a lower status development.

Minister of Housing and Lands Michael Lashley, who introduced the resolution in the House of Assembly to vest 2,635 square metres of land at Apes Hill, St James in the name of the international star – Robyn Rihanna Fenty –  also chided Clarke for his “audacity” and asked whether the exclusive community was “too good” for her.

Lashley noted that Clarke’s query was “suggesting to me, indirectly, that Apes Hill is too good for this young Barbadian”.

“To me, it was one downside in this debate that a Member . . . could be questioning why we are looking at land in Apes Hill for Rihanna, and why not Westbury.”

… from the Nation article Controversy over gift of land to Rihanna

Clarke built his mistress a home on expropriated land! Continue reading

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Filed under Barbados, Corruption, Crime & Law, Ethics, Political Corruption, Politics, Politics & Corruption, Rihanna