IN ONE OF THE MOST provocative statements coming from the House of Assembly as the much-anticipated general election approaches, Minister of Housing and Lands Denis Kellman yesterday said people should be deemed “enemies of the state” over their efforts to stop major national developments like the Hyatt Hotel in Bridgetown.
Leading off debate in the Lower Chamber on a measure for the vesting and disposal of lands at London Bourne Towers, Bay Street, to the Ministry of Housing and Lands, the minister implicitly attacked the objectors to the Hyatt project.
Kellman did not name social activist and attorney David Comissiong as the target of his criticism, but his comments came on the same day that Comissiong returned to the High Court where he had successfully obtained a temporary injunction preventing work from commencing on the multimillion-dollar brand name hotel planned for Bay Street, just metres away from the high-rise London Bourne Towers. (GE/HLE)
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