Pure Beach Resort pledges $1 million to Queen Elizabeth Hospital – refuses to say when the money will arrive!

Illustration of the Pure Beach Resort promise of $1 million to hospital

Gather round children… for the smell of cow manure is closing in and we have to get a grip on reality.

A few days ago Barbados Free Press published our first post about the upcoming Pure Beach Resort. In Another half-billion dollar Barbados resort announced with standard fanfare, concept paintings etc. we said we hoped that the project wouldn’t end up like so many others as concrete bones bleaching in the sun. We also prayed to the Lord that the project would be successful AND that we wanted public parking and access to the beach.

“I call ‘Bullshit!’ unless Pure Beach Resort and Spa writes the promised $1 million Queen Elizabeth Hospital cheque immediately.”

Then a source sent us the very disturbing article Barbados Foul Bay developer Ecoterra International Corporation failed to file financials for last three years indicating that not only had Ecoterra failed the basic corporate governance standards, but that two of the company faces had unfortunately been associated with some rather unsavory characters in the past. This was not to say that these folks were themselves unsavory, but that investors might want to perform their due diligence.

Ecoterra ignored our inquiry

In fairness, we sent an email to Ecoterra to ask for comments about our article and also for their guarantee that the Bajan public would have proper access to the beach and adequate public parking. Because without the parking, any beach access is a cruel joke.

We print Ecoterra’s answer right here: >>>>>   nada   <<<<<

Instead of engaging a Bajan public asking reasonable questions, Pure Beach decided to host a public extravaganza with lots of hype and no questions. Smoke, dancing girls and champagne for the reporters. It will be interesting to see how many full page ads follow the press coverage at Barbados Today.

Pure Beach Chairman Mark Purai says that the project will provide 1,000 new jobs – whether permanent or temporary isn’t stated – and that it will be the largest tourism project in Barbados history.

Fabulous! Let’s have the million bucks now, please.

Out of all the benefits to the island as promised by Mr. Purai, we’d like to see the cheque for $1 million dollars written RIGHT NOW to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, thank you.

You see, Mr. Purai, we Bajans are more than a little jaded by dog and pony shows. We’d also like your assurance that your company will NOT contribute to any political party and that Pure Beach will NOT hire any sub-contractor or “consultant” that is in any way associated with a Barbados politician, government official or their close family members.

But first… Where is that cheque for $1 million to the hospital?

I call bullshit unless Pure Beach Resort and Spa writes the cheque immediately.

Bajans been there, Mr. Purai. Done that. Seen that.

The promised cheque please, sir. We’re waiting.

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8 responses to “Pure Beach Resort pledges $1 million to Queen Elizabeth Hospital – refuses to say when the money will arrive!

  1. FearPlay

    “we Bajans are more than a little jaded by dog and pony shows. We’d also like your assurance that your company will NOT contribute to”…. come on BFP, that’s not fair. Where the heck do you expect that invisible $1M to come from then?

  2. Newbie

    Question, will the $1.M donation to QEH be funded by the Bajan public?.
    It seems that any project in Barbados that runs into financial trouble is asking the Government for help to finish the project. Are our (for example) N.I.S contributions going to be used to bail out this project if it runs into difficulty? I don’t see anything wrong with politicians getting involved in any business as long as Government funds are not already involved in the project, let them write cheques from their own accounts and be seen to be doing so publicly. What is the in word currently TRANSPARENCY?????

  3. de hood

    @BFP
    You said, quote, “You see, Mr. Purai, we Bajans are more than a little jaded by dog and pony shows. We’d also like your assurance that your company will NOT contribute to any political party and that Pure Beach will NOT hire any sub-contractor or “consultant” that is in any way associated with a Barbados politician, government official or their close family members.” Unquote
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    So, are you expecting miracles , BFP or just being optimistic? So wuh yuh tink de $1M is fuh eff not tuh grease sumbudy han’!!!!!

    How yuh tink biddness is carry on hey in Bim? Wuh bout de land expropriation underway now up in Sin Thomas? Ah wunder effen DEM would appropriate a choice spot on Broad Street fuh me to carry on my bidness effen I is grease de right body han’? Answer muh effen yuh can, BFP.

  4. 60

    you left your garbage behind from your sod turning at pure beach , O what a bad reflection of this pure beach! -the $1.M donation .

  5. Litterbug Nation!

    Anon,
    you din’ expeck Bajans to pick up after themselves, did you?

    We does leff it bout de place to provide a small wuk fuh somebody else
    -or that’s the commonly-used excuse!

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  8. Shantina Shan

    I think PURE BEACH is a PONZI Scheme- A Scam being kept under Covers for as long as it Takes. The Chairman, Mark Purai is Bankrupt? and in Hiding. Lives off a Moored Boat with No address etc