Property Matters – Sandals Shuffle

Property Matters – Sandals Shuffle

“…we are running a Country, not a Company…” —Mia Mottley QC MP, Barbados PM – from her inaugural budget Wednesday, 20 March 2019   This title occurred to me due to the quiet backsliding of the main supporters of the Tobago Sandals project. This is the kind of situation where people thought they were operating … Continue reading Property Matters – Sandals Shuffle

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Property Matters – Tobago Sandals MoU-MoU

‘The Truth eats Lies’ —from Marlon James’ latest epic ‘Black Leopard, Red Wolf’ The previous article stated that over $5.0 Billion of Public Money was spent in the first 6 months of 2009 during the CL Financial bailout, under that MoU. Yes, that is the same type of document which we were so loudly being … Continue reading Property Matters – Tobago Sandals MoU-MoU

Property Matters – Tobago Sandals silence

#barefacts #finefinefine Part of political education is recognizing lies, propaganda, and the revising of history. These three mechanisms combined powerfully set the precedent for manufactured consent. — Walter Rodney (@RodneyProject) January 10, 2019 This week I will examine the response to Sandals unexpected withdrawal on Tuesday 15th January 2019 from the proposed large-scale development at … Continue reading Property Matters – Tobago Sandals silence

VIDEO: Panel discussion on Sandals “pull out” on CCN TV6 – 15 January 2019

On the evening of Tuesday, 15 January 2019, Political Editor at CCN TV6 Juhel Browne (Right) spoke with (L-R) CCN’s Head of the Multimedia Business Desk, Anthony Wilson, UNC Senator Saddam Hosein and Chartered Surveyor and Transparency Advocate Afra Raymond on the turn of events following the withdrawal by the Sandals Group from the deal … Continue reading VIDEO: Panel discussion on Sandals “pull out” on CCN TV6 – 15 January 2019

AUDIO: Interview on MORE 104.7 FM on Sandals Tobago “pull out”

Afra Raymond is interviewed by David Walker on 104.7 MORE FM on the debacle of the collapse of the projected Sandals managed luxury resort in Tobago. The MoU details and the actions of the State in its negotiations towards the MoU are discussed. Audio courtesy MORE 104.7 FM Programme Date: Thursday 17th January 2019 Programme … Continue reading AUDIO: Interview on MORE 104.7 FM on Sandals Tobago “pull out”

VIDEO: The Morning Brew interview re Sandals pull out – 16 January 2019

Afra Raymond was interviewed on The Morning Brew on CNC3 Television regarding the pull out of the Sandals Group from the proposed deal to manage a new Sandals and Beaches resort in Tobago. The publication of the details of the memorandum of understanding is questioned as a catalyst for the pull out decision. Video courtesy … Continue reading VIDEO: The Morning Brew interview re Sandals pull out – 16 January 2019

Property Matters – Tobago Sandals Roles

This article will delve into the roles of the various officials and public Institutions who are responsible for this Tobago Sandals MoU. Information Approach This process followed the familiar pattern of information management, in which the ‘Underlying Commercial Arrangements’ are intentionally obscured, while other details are selectively provided. It is clear that there was no … Continue reading Property Matters – Tobago Sandals Roles

Property Matters – The Sandals Re-MoU

— Winer, Lise. Dictionary of the English/Creole of Trinidad & Tobago: On Historical Principles. (Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, 2008) p. 758 Many years ago, in an earlier life, I was taught about the perils of the short-lived ‘remou’ and that word snapped back into my mind when considering the current position with this Sandals MoU, … Continue reading Property Matters – The Sandals Re-MoU

Property Matters – The Sandals MoU, part 3

Two weeks after the publication of the Tobago Sandals MoU yet there has been no cogent defence of these detrimental provisions. The stark analysis is that the provisions of that MoU all favour Sandals’ interests, so much so that I am frankly wondering if they were the authors. Serious and inescapable questions of professional responsibility … Continue reading Property Matters – The Sandals MoU, part 3

VIDEO: Sandals Tobago and You: What you Need to Know – An analysis

Afra Raymond was at the Scarborough Public Library in Tobago on 13 December 2018 to speak on his successful Freedom of Information request to see the Memorandum of Understanding between the T&T government and the Sandals Group to develop and run a Sandal/Beaches resort in Tobago. His analysis of the MoU was discussed and Q&A … Continue reading VIDEO: Sandals Tobago and You: What you Need to Know – An analysis