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Planning Bill put on pause

GERCINE CARTER, [email protected]

Planning Bill put on pause

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Government may be returning to the drawing board to ensure Barbadians are “comfortable” with the legislation, following a public outcry that has caused them to put the Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill 2020 on hold.

This is after sections of the bill which was passed in the House of Assembly and debated and passed in the Senate  last week, drew widespread criticism from callers to talk shows on two radio stations and social media, prompting Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs Marsha Caddle to respond.

After an extended engagement with callers and with the moderator of VOB’s programme Down To Brasstacks, David Ellis, Caddle announced Government would be putting the proposed legislation on pause.

 “We are discussing the content of the Act as amended. We are not moving forward with proclamation of that because the sense that I get and that we get as a Government is that people are uncomfortable and we are pausing” Caddle told Brasstacks listeners. (GC)

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